After a long layoff for finals week, the Washington State Cougars are back to the basketball court to face the UC Riverside Highlanders in an empty Beasley Coliseum. The Cougs are coming off their biggest win of the year over New Mexico State.
UCR checks in at No. 220 in the KenPom rankings. The Highlanders are 289th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 140th in adjusted defensive efficiency. WSU has done well against limited offenses this year, they may be looking to hold another opponent below 0.80 points per possession.
Wazzu sits at No. 140 in KenPom, and is favored to win this game 75 percent of time by an average score of 68-60.
The game starts just about now (1:30)—actually it is already under way. You can find it on Pac-12 Network, the Pac-12 Networks app, or on your browser on Pac-12 Live. Stick around to discuss the action as WSU begins its easiest stretch of games of the season. The Cougs are already up 9-0 after three consecutive 3s.