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The day after Arizona

That did not turn out well.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

You can say a lot of things about WSU's performance on Thursday against Arizona, but you can't say it wasn't historic. The only problem for the Cougars is their 60-25 made history for all of the wrong reasons.

Fewest points ever scored in the McKale Center ... take that Northern Arizona.

Lowest-scoring output by a WSU team since Franklin Roosevelt was president.

Fewest points scored by a Pac-12 team in the last 15 years.

It was so bad, team officials from both sides couldn't even figure out how historic the futility was. This is not the sort of paragraph you want to read in a recap. Via the Bellingham Herald:

Washington State officials were unsure what the team records for fewest points or field goals in a half were but said Thursday's totals were the lowest since at least 2001. Arizona officials didn't know if the Washington State marks were an opponent low for any Wildcats' game, including those before McKale was built.

Ken Bone summed things up well after the game, "Arizona jumped on us early and it never really ended."


WSU sets futility marks in loss to No. 1 Arizona | Reuters
Past the midpoint of the first half, Arizona forward Aaron Gordon looked up to the scoreboard and saw Washington State with one point.

WSU vs. Arizona: The Cougs' historically bad shot chart - Arizona Desert Swarm
The Washington St. Cougars set some McKale Center records tonight. Not ones that they want though probably.

TUCSON, Ariz.: WSU has lowest-scoring game in 76 years | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
Facing No. 1 Arizona was going to be difficult enough for Washington State at full strength. With the Cougars missing two starters, including leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, the result was the team's worst offensive showing in 76 years.

Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Recap -
An outstanding Arizona defense faced a weak, short-handed Washington State offense, and the result was a record-breaking victory for the top-ranked Wildcats.

Yikes, Cougs score only 25 points in basketball loss | Q13 FOX News
The Washington State Cougars scored only 25 points against the Arizona Wildcats Thursday night — and that was in basketball.

Bone not discouraged despite dismal offensive showing : Basketball
You think of a college basketball coach after a 35-point conference loss, one in which a team scores seven points in the first half on less than 10 percent shooting, and you immediately think of ducking for cover.

UA holds inept WSU to historically bad numbers in rout : Basketball
Aaron Gordon says the Arizona Wildcats only focus on one possession at a time.

Arizona's blowout win over Washington State: By the Numbers -
There's no real way to overstate the austerity of No. 1 Arizona's win over Washington State on Thursday at McKale Center to open Pac-12 play. But here is a look at the 60-25 blowout, by the numbers, to help you get your mind around the game.

Arizona cruises past Washington State -
Arizona set numerous arena records and opened Pac-12 play with a bang as the No. 1 Wildcats routed Washington State, 60-25, on Thursday.

Yakima Herald Republic | WSU sets mark for futility against Arizona

Kaleb Tarczewski scored 11 points and No. 1 Arizona opened its Pac-12 season with a 60-25 rout of Washington State on Thursday night, shattering the McKale Center record for fewest points by a team.

Arizona’s defense clamps down on cold Cougars - - Jan. 3, 2014

The raucous, sold-out crowd at the McKale Center on Thursday appeared to want more than a blowout in Arizona’s Pac-12 opener.