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Links, recaps and other notes from WSU's loss to Oregon.

Most fitting picture, ever.
Most fitting picture, ever.
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WSU vs. Oregon

I could write something here or I could just let this quote do the talking.

Halfway to its first win against a ranked team in two years, Washington State fell short and could not finish.

Yup.

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No. 16 Oregon beats WSU - Spokesman.com - Jan. 24, 2013
EUGENE – You could see it first in the way Washington State missed its 3-pointers, all of the 11 the Cougars attempted in the second half. Many were short.

Postgame Notes vs. Oregon - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State Notes: Mike Ladd led WSU with 19 points...has reached double-figures in seven-straight games.

Cougars Topped by No. 16 Ducks, 68-61 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Halfway to its first win against a ranked team in two years, Washington State fell short and could not finish.

E.J. Singler, No. 16 Ducks overcome first-half woes to beat Washington State, 68-61 | OregonLive.com
EUGENE — In Dana Altman's estimation, a basketball team gets one, maybe two of these types of games in a season.

Cougars can’t hold on against No. 16 Oregon, 68-61 | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
E.J. Singler scored 19 points and No. 16 Oregon rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Washington State, 68-61, on Wednesday night in Eugene, Ore.

No. 16 Oregon’s roaring final 20 minutes lead Ducks past Cougars | Oregon’s second-half fixes curb Ducks’ mistakes to beat WSU and match best league start since 1925-26
Should it have been this difficult for Oregon?

Oregon men’s basketball pull off comeback win against Washington State for best mark since 1926 | Emerald Media
It is all about the numbers. The 16th ranked Oregon Ducks were down by 10 points after the first 20 minutes of play against Washington State, but the Ducks turned it around to score a 68-61 comeback win. The victory improved Ducks’ basketball to 5-0 in conference play for the first time since 1926.

Tale of the tape: Oregon 68, WSU 61 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Jan. 23, 2013
FROM EUGENE — A 10-point halftime lead dissipated early in the second half, and WSU ultimately fell to Oregon here 68-61 at Matthew Knight Arena. We have our usual tale of the tape, so read on.

Quotable: Cougs fall short at Oregon - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Jan. 23, 2013
FROM EUGENE — We have a few remaining quotes to pass along from WSU's 68-61 loss at Oregon on Wednesday. Read on.

E.J. Singler and Arsalan Kazemi Power Oregon Through the Washington State Cougars, 68-61 - Addicted To Quack
Singler takes control in the second half to save the Ducks' bacon as they improve to 17-2 on the season.

Yakima Herald Republic | Oregon rallies past WSU men
EUGENE – You could see it first in the way Washington State missed its 3-pointers, all of the 11 the Cougars attempted in the second half. Many were short.

WSU football

Some college football writers from CBS Sports reviewed the Pac-12 football season with a podcast. It's long, but they do hit on WSU among other topics

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Pac-12 Review Podcast: What Went Right, What Went Wrong - CBSSports.com
21:10 -- Washington State was very disappointing on and off the field. Hopefully the Marquess Wilson drama is behind us and another class of Mike Leach recruits will result in a more focused 2013.