WSU Basketball: Zags Roll in Second Half To Defeat Cougs 74-69

Posted by Lew Wright on December-3-2009 Add Comments

Washington State traveled up the road to Spokane tonight to take on rival Gonzaga. Coach Mark Few's team showed why they are the No. 16 ranked basketball team in the nation.

When the final buzzer sounded, a split second before, Xavier Thames had swished a long heave from just past the mid-court line and the scoreboard read: Gonzaga 74, WSU 69.

Coach Ken Bone saw his young team come out of the gate strong. The Cougs were up by 15 at the 2:09 mark of the first half; 35-20.

WSU played some smothering defense much of the opening half, looking very much like a team blending the best of both worlds.

Good, tough defense mixed with pushing the ball upcourt on offense.

Not only were the Cougs playing the No. 16...

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