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Cougs keep rolling in the NIT

PULLMAN, WA - MARCH 3: Washington State Cougars Men’s Basketball versus the Oregon State University Beavers at Beasley Coliseum - Washington State forward Efe Abogidi (0) Jack Ellis/CougCenter

Typically, I use this space every Monday morning to recap the week that was in WSU athletics. We are going to do things a bit differently today because overall, it wasn’t the best week for the Cougs. But, do you know what was pretty great?

Efemena Tennyson Abogidi.

I don’t think we have ever done a CougCenter poll of the top poster dunks in WSU history (and if we did we probably quit after No. 7), but Efe has to be a strong contender for No. 1 in any hypothetical contest.

Honestly, I would write more, but I’m too busy watching an endless loop of that dunk. So instead, here are some full highlights if you need more.

Men’s basketball:

Flowers nets 22 as WSU upsets 1-seed SMU in Dallas - Washington State University Athletics
DALLAS - For the third time in program history Washington State (21-14) is on to the third round of the National Invitational Tournament as the Cougs did what no

WSU takes down SMU Mustangs in second round of NIT tournament - KXLY
The No. 4 seed Washington State Cougars showed out in a dominant performance against No. 1 seed Southern Methodist University in the NIT tournament.

BYU, Washington State to square off in Provo in NIT quarterfinals - Deseret News
The Cougars will face Washington State at the Marriott Center.

'ESPN, No. 1': Efe Abogidi's highlight-reel jam, dominant post play highlight Washington State's NIT victory over 1-seed SMU | The Spokesman-Review
They opened up a big lead with imposing post play, then shut the door with a stunning play from one of their posts.

Efe Abogidi, the Washington State Cougars’ high-flying sophomore forward, launched from a few feet outside the restricted area with just under three minutes remaining in a four-point game. The 6-foot-10 Nigeria native put his defender on a poster, throwing down a dazzling one-handed jam that extinguished SMU’s momentum.


De Mello Breaks Program's 100m Hurdle Record - Washington State University Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State track and field freshman hurdler Micaela De Mello broke the program outdoor 100m hurdle time, as she won the event at the Baldy


Cougars Fall in Boeing Apple Cup Series Finale - Washington State University Athletics
Jack Smith had a three-run double Sunday.

Wheels come off for WSU baseball in loss | Sports |
SEATTLE — You couldn't have had a worse start to an eight-game road trip than the Washington State baseball team.

No.19 Cougars Open Spring Season at Oregon State - Washington State University Athletics
WSU is next in action April 9-10 at Pac-12 Invitational.