WSU failed to extend its winning streak to three after the Bad Cougs showed up again — this time in Los Angeles, where the USC Trojans put a hurt on them, 87-64.
Of the Cougars’ now-11 losses in Pac-12 play, it’s the eighth by 16 or more points. And this one was never competitive.
WSU once again had no answers for USC’s offense; the Trojans opened the game by running out to a 19-6 lead and never looked back. After shooting nearly 68 percent on 2s in the first game, the Trojans shot a mere 60 percent on 2s in this one. They also shot 42 percent on their 24 3s.
It all added up to 1.3 points per possession for the Trojans — WSU’s second-worst defensive performance of the year.
It was kinda like his all night long:
Sophomore forward Robert Franks led WSU with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, which should give you a pretty good indication of how the night went for the Cougs. Josh Hawkinson had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while Ike Iroegbu had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
WSU is back on the court against UCLA on Saturday at 7 p.m. In case you’re interested, the Bruins dropped 98 on the Huskies tonight.