At the under four minute media timeout near the end of the first half, WSU was tied 27-27 with Stanford. Stanford then went on a 51-19 run. Unfortunately for WSU, Dominic Ballard's layup with 2:48 to go was not enough to spark the comeback.
Getting outscored 53-21 over a 24-minute span after playing a team even for the first 16 minutes is almost impressive. The problems for WSU came when Que Johnson was forced to sit in the first half after picking up his second foul. On the bright side, Johnson continues to prove he can score at this level and finished with 21 points. Here is your positive for the day:
In case you're wondering how Que Johnson compares to freshman Klay Thompson: http://t.co/Ktx3UrnCBU— Jeff Nusser (@NussCoug) January 16, 2014
tl:dr - Shooting percentages virtually identical; Que playing fewer minutes, but more efficicient thanks to fewer TOs and more FTAs.— Jeff Nusser (@NussCoug) January 16, 2014
No pressure, Que. Just please continue to compare favorably to possibly the best player in program history and you'll be fine.
Stanford 80, Washington State 48 | Reuters
Washington State was held under 50 points for the fourth time in last five games. … Only three players scored for Washington State until backup guard Ike Iroegbu made a layup midway through the second half.
Huestis helps Stanford beat the Cougars 80-48 | CharlotteObserver.com
Josh Huestis needed to change his mojo and thought a haircut just might do the trick. It worked better than he expected.
Men’s basketball: It’s no contest as Cardinal bury Wazzou 80-48 - Stanford Sports
Senior forward Josh Huestis drew second looks after lopping off his Afro this week. Other than that, there were no surprises in Stanford’s throttling of lowly Washington State Wednesday night.
Stanford Cardinal use balanced effort to beat Washington State Cougars 80-48 | OregonLive.com
Josh Huestis and Anthony Brown each scored 15 points and Stanford ran away from Washington State, 80-48, Wednesday night.
Washington State Cougars 2013 season wrap - ESPN
The Cougars reached a bowl game for the first time since 2003 despite the Pac-12 featuring more top-to-bottom depth than at any point in the past decade.
Pac-12 final 2013 Power Rankings college football - ESPN
9. Washington State (6-7, 4-5): If the Cougars had won their bowl game, they would have been seventh here. Losing to Colorado State is bad under any circumstances, but the way the Cougs wilted at the end was horrid and should operate as fuel to motivate the team this offseason. Still, despite losing their final two games and finishing with a losing record, getting back to a bowl game was a big deal in the second season under Mike Leach.