Cougars Manhandle Huskies for Third Straight Win over UW
Cougars 75 - Huskies 47 Final @ Friel Court
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Cougs made a statement Saturday in Pullman. They intend to go to the NCAA tournament.
With Derrick Low scoring 20 points, the Cougars improved their Pac-10 record to 5-2 after Saturday's impressive 75-47 victory over the disappointing Washington Huskies.
The Huskies lost their third game in a row and saw their Pac-10 record fall to 1-6. They did not have their starting center, freshman Spencer Hawes, who injured an ankle in practice Frida7.
Washington's chances of going to the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight season took another hit.
While WSU beat the Huskies for the third straight time and went to 16-3 overall, Washington dropped to 11-7.
For Washington State, Kyle Weaver scored 17 points and had eight rebounds, while Ivory Clark had 10 points.
Freshman forward Quincy Pondexter led the Huskies with 16 points and teammate Jon Brockman added 13 points.
The match-up brought in two very different squads. Washington is currently ranked 11th in the nation in scoring offense, putting up 83.4 points per game while the Cougars are 22nd in the nation in scoring defense holding opponents to just 58.7 points per outing.
Huskies now lead the series 168-93 and own a 69-60 record in Pullman. The 2006-07 season is the 91st straight in which the schools have played at least once, tied for the 13th longest continuous rivalry nationally.