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Here are some game notes from WSU to get you thinking:
COUGARS VS. BULLDOGS:
• Wednesday is the 146th all-time meeting between Washington State and Gonzaga with the Cougars holding a 98-48 advantage. • Although Gonzaga has won 10 of the last 13 meetings, WSU has won two of the last three played in Pullman, including the last game in Beasley Coliseum, an 81-59 victory, Dec. 8, 2010.
• At Pullman, Washington State leads the series, 45-18, with the first of those games coming Jan. 15, 1916, a 43-18 victory for WSU.
• The first seven games of the series were played at Gonzaga, WSU went 4-3 in those games from 1907-14.
• Cougar head coach Ken Bone is 2-4 all-time against Gonzaga and 1-2 as both WSU's and Portland State's head coach.
• Four of the six games Bone has coached against Gonzaga came against ranked Bulldog teams, including all three while at PSU.
Ken Bone vs. Gonzaga:
Nov. 30, 2005 - PSU at (6) Gonzaga - L, 89-80
Nov. 30, 2006 - PSU at (22) Gonzaga - L, 69-51
Dec. 23, 2008 - PSU at (7) Gonzaga - W, 77-70
Dec. 2, 2009 - WSU at Gonzaga - L, 74-69
Dec. 8, 2010 - WSU vs. Gonzaga - W, 81-59
Nov. 14, 2011 - WSU at (22) Gonzaga - L, 89-81
• WSU's second-half comeback fell short as it fell to No. 22 Gonzaga, 89-81, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 in the first game of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-off Marathon. • Five Cougars scored in double figures including Mike Ladd and DaVonté Lacy making their Cougar debuts with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Brock Motum led the team with 17 points.
• WSU's first three substitutions were newcomers (Ladd, Lacy and Shelton).
• All 11 of Lacy's points came in the second half...nine of them (all three of his 3-pointers) in the final 5:30.
• Charlie Enquist got the second start of his career and his first since the 2009-10 season...his 20 minutes played were the most since the 2009-10 season.
• Kevin Pangos tied Gonzaga's school record with 9 3-pointers on his way to 33 points.
• Robert Sacre (15/10) and Elias Harris (14/11) each added double-doubles, while Gary Bell, Jr. chipped in 14 points for the Bulldogs.