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Hot Cougar Action: A year ago today

Recaps from the Wednesday basketball, a Mike Leach press conference and a look back.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

While on the surface it may not seem memorable, November 29 is a fairly significant day in the history of WSU football. It was a year ago today that Bill Moos announced his decision to let Paul Wulff go.

That, of course, was an interesting day. It started with a exit press conference from Wulff as well as a state of the program type address from Moos. I found it interesting to re-watch both a year later. Speaking of press conferences, Mike Leach met with the media on Tuesday discussing a wide array of topics.

WSU Football: Mike Leach Press Conference Nov. 28 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Beyond the press room, there was also some action on the court on Wednesday. The WSU men's basketball knocked off Idaho while the women's team struggled late in a 71-65 loss to UC Riverside.

WSU Men's Basketball: Ken Bone after Idaho win. Nov. 28 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Men's Basketball: Motum, Kernich-Drew and Shelton after Idaho win! Nov. 28 (via WSUCougarAthletics)


Men's Basketball

Cougars Hold On for 64-55 Triumph Over Idaho - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Brock Motum had 26 points and pulled nine rebounds to help Washington State beat the Vandals 64-55, making it 10 straight wins for the Cougars over Idaho.

WSU basketball vs. Idaho live chat, 6 p.m. - SportsLink - - Nov. 28, 2012
OK, we're ready to get going. Questions?

Tale of the tape: WSU 64, Idaho 55 - SportsLink - - Nov. 28, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — The Battle of the Palouse is over, and it goes to the Cougars for the 10th consecutive time. We have our capsulated recap after the jump.

Shelton’s late 3 sparks Cougars - - Nov. 29, 2012
PULLMAN – D.J. Shelton has been telling his coach he can shoot. For about a year now. And gradually, Ken Bone started to believe him.

Vandals no problem for Cougs | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
PULLMAN – Washington State unveiled a new offensive weapon Wednesday night, and the Cougars’ most familiar offensive weapon was his usual reliable self.

Washington State beats Idaho 64-55 | Local News | The Seattle Times
Brock Motum had 26 points and pulled nine rebounds to help Washington State beat the Vandals 64-55, making it 10 straight wins for the Cougars over Idaho.


Chat: Chat with Kevin Gemmell - SportsNation - ESPN
Will Leach stay in Pullman? Will any of the SEC programs with openings make a run at him?

Leach not worried about review - - Nov. 29, 2012
PULLMAN – With the confidence of a man convinced of his innocence, Mike Leach told reporters during his end-of-season press conference Wednesday that former receiver Marquess Wilson has "basically recanted everything he’s said" in regard to the abuse allegations Wilson made against WSU coaches earlier this month.

Quotes: Leach says Wilson has recanted - SportsLink - - Nov. 28, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — We have the transcription of Mike Leach's season-ending press conference in its entirety, but first wanted to pull out a few of the more significant notes.

Leach: Wilson has 'basically recanted' - The Lewiston Tribune: Home
PULLMAN -- Washington State football coach Mike Leach said Wednesday that former Cougars receiver Marquess Wilson has "basically recanted everything he said" in his allegations of abuse by coaches.

Pac-12: Under-the-radar performances of Week 13 -
WR Dominique Williams, Washington State: The biggest benefactor of WR Marquess Wilson quitting the team seems to be Williams, a freshman receiver. Williams caught eight passes for a career-high 143 yards in the Cougars' shocking 31-28 OT Apple Cup win over Washington. In the three games since Wilson quit the team, Williams has tallied 403 receiving yards. In the nine games before that, Williams only totaled 243. You can see him again: Season complete.

Furney's kick will live on in hallowed halls of Apple Cup lore | Sports | KLEW CBS 3 - News, Weather and Sports - Lewiston, ID
PULLMAN, WA - Cougar fans can't seem to stop talking about the thrilling 31-28 overtime Apple Cup victory in Pullman.

Women's Basketball

WSU Falls To UC Riverside, Presley Records Double-Double - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Sophomore guard Tia Presley recorded her first career double-double with career-highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds for Washington State University who dropped a 71-65 road contest at UC Riverside Wednesday.

BASKETBALL: UCR 71, Washington State 65 | Breaking News | - Press-Enterprise
RIVERSIDE – The nation’s leading scorer was held to half her average on Wednesday night. Luckily for UC Riverside, Tre’Shonti Nottingham had plenty of help as the Highlanders downed Washington State 71-65 with four players scoring in double figures and everyone contributing during a second half run to give UCR its fourth win in the past five games.