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Photo Gallery: WSU sweeps Cal and Stanford in final home stand of season

PULLMAN, WA - FEBRUARY 20: Washington State center Efe Abogidi (0) throws down a monster slam during the second half of a Pac 12 matchup between the Stanford Cardinal and the Washington State Cougars on February 20, 2021, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA. Jack Ellis/CougCenter

In the final two home games of the season, Washington State (14-10) bounced back from an Apple Cup loss with a sweep against the NorCal schools, taking down California (3-14) and Stanford (14-9) in very different fashion. WSU concluded their home portion of the season with a record of 11-5, honoring senior Isaac Bonton on Saturday during Senior Day in Pullman.

The Cougars kicked off the weekend with a 82-51 rout of the struggling California Golden Bears, led by a career high 32-points by Noah Williams (a personal record that lasted a whole two days). The offense came out hot with a blazing 52.2% from deep (12-23), with four players reaching double digit points (Williams, Rodman, Abogidi, Jakimovski):

While Cal was predicted to be a “get right” game for the Cougars, the Stanford Cardinal posed a much more formidable challenge. The Cardinal came into Beasley on a nine-game win streak against WSU, dating back to 2016. All it took was a 40-point performance from Noah Williams and three overtime periods to complete one final home sweep for the season:

WSU wraps up the regular season next weekend with a road trip to Arizona/ASU before preparing for the PAC 12 tournament in Las Vegas, which tips off on March 10th. Whether or not senior leader Isaac Bonton can be ready to go will be a looming question in the coming days, and may have major implications in how the 2021 campaign concludes. Go Cougs!

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