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WSU basketball teams split on Thursday

The Cougar women get a win while the men's upset bid came up short.

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For a while, it looked like Thursday was going to be an excellent day for Washington State's two basketball programs. The WSU women's team opened the Pac-12 Tournament with a thrilling 66-64 win against Oregon. The men's team held a lead late in the game against No. 13 Utah only to see its upset bid come up short.

The Cougar women advanced to the next round and meeting with No. 9 Arizona State. Holding off Oregon proved to be a major challenge, but thanks in large part to Lia Galdeira, WSU was able to advance ... barely. Galdeira scored 34 points and Oregon's potential game-winning shot was release just moments after the clock ran out. WSU lost to Arizona State earlier this season. A win on Friday would send WSU to the semifinals for a matchup with either UCLA or Stanford. Getting to that point will be a challenge as ASU comes in with a 26-4 record. The game is set to tip at 11:30 a.m. PT and will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.

The men's team took a 48-41 lead with 8:58 to play against the Utes, but it was all downhill from there. Utah quickly erased the lead with a 7-0 run. Utah finally went ahead 53-50 and that would be that. The Utes closed the game on a 17-7 run to put away WSU. The Utes shot the ball extremely well -- especially from deep -- late in the game while WSU went cold. WSU will close out the regular season on Saturday against Colorado on senior night.


Men's basketball:

Utah battles past Washington State -
Delon Wright had 18 points with eight rebounds and eight assists to help the 13th-ranked Utah Utes battle past the Washington State Cougars for a 67-59 win on Thursday night.

Utah Utes outlast Washington State Cougars | FOX Sports
Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak didn't think there was anything pretty about his team's victory over Washington State, except the outcome. Delon Wright scored 18 points and Jordan Loveridge added 16 as the 13th-ranked Utes rallied to beat Washington State 67-59 on Thursday night.

Women's basketball:

Galdeira scores 34 points, leads WSU past Oregon in Pac-12 Tournament | Sports -
Junior guard Lia Galdeira scored 34 points to lead Washington State to a 66-64 victory over the University of Oregon in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at KeyArena Thursday.

Lia Galdeira leads Washington State to thrilling win over Oregon in Pac-12 tourney first round | Pac-12
The Tia and Lia show was in full effect for Washington State on Thursday as the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament started off with a bang from KeyArena.

WSU women win Pac-12 tournament opener - - March 5, 2015
Oregon’s Lexi Peterson launched a 3-pointer that went in, but the buzzer had already sounded and Lia Galdeira’s career day carried Washington State to a 66-64 win Thursday in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament at Seattle’s KeyArena.

Galdeira’s 34 Leads WSU Past Oregon at Pac-12 Tournament - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Junior guard Lia Galdeira scored 34 points to lead Washington State to a 66-64 victory over the University of Oregon in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at KeyArena Thursday.

No. 9 Sun Devil WBB opens Pac-12 Tournament play on Friday vs. W - CBS 5 - KPHO
The No. 9 Arizona State women's basketball team opens play at the Pac-12 Tournament, presented by New York Life, on Friday (11:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. MT) when it takes on Washington State in the first of four quarterfinal games taking place at KeyArena in Seattle Wash.


Cougars Open Series with 5-1 Victory - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Sean Hartnett threw seven solid innings and Ian Sagdal drove in three as Washington State defeated Sacred Heart 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.


Paramus Catholic WR Donald Stewart lands Pac-12 offer from Mike Leach and Washington State -
On Thursday night, Paramus Catholic WR Donald Stewart landed offer No. 8, with Washington State, Mike Leach and his Air Raid offense throwing a scholarship his way.  "Washington State just offered," Stewart informed in a message.