The Cougars (9-5, 1-1) had a rough month of December and a poor start to 2016 but a home win over UCLA last Friday was WSU's best performance of the season. With almost a full week between games and a little momentum, Coach Kent and the boys are well rested are ready for the hated Huskies (10-4, 2-0).
Both teams from the Evergreen State were victorious against the Bruins last week. It took the Huskies two overtimes to earn a New Year's day win over UCLA.
Two days later, a tired UCLA team traveled to Pullman to face the Cougars. They were greeted by hot shooting and another Josh Hawkinson double-double (nine straight by the way...no biggie).
Today WSU will try to get their second Pac-12 win of the season. UW has been playing good basketball and it will not be an easy game for the Cougs.
The Cougars will need to limit turnovers, shoot the ball well and play good half-court defense like they did against UCLA in order to win.
WSU Cougars OL Mike Utley named to College Football Hall of Fame | The Seattle Times
This December, Mike Utley, a Washington State offensive lineman from 1985-88, will become the fifth Cougar to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Up next for UW men’s basketball: Washington State | The Seattle Times
Josh Hawkinson is quietly building a resume that rivals anyone in the nation. The Cougars forward leads the Pac-12 with 10.7 rebounding average and ranks fifth in the conference at 16.9 points per game.
WSU, Washington men’s basketball coaches will bump into each other again - Spokesman.com - Jan. 8, 2016
Prior to the game, coaches Ernie Kent and Lorenzo Romar spotted each other, shared a hug and chatted about the players who were getting ready to tip off.
Men's Basketball Preview: Washington State Cougars - UW Dawg Pound
Read up on Josh Hawkinson and the rest of the WSU roster before tomorrow's midday contest in Pullman.
Washington State women beat Arizona | The Seattle Times
Reserve Mariah Cooks scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Washington State to a 67-46 victory over visiting Arizona. The Cougars improved to 2-2 in Pac-12 play.
Bashota, Huynh Garner ITA Regional Rankings - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Sophomore Donika Bashota ranked No. 6 in Northwest region.