Washington State vs. California: Cougars Sweep Bay Area Schools

The Cougars were led by Faisal Aden and his 24 points.

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Washington State Vs. California Final Score: Cougars Come From Behind To Earn 77-75 Win

The Washington St. Cougars hosted the California Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon in Pac-12 college hoops action. The Cougars were looking to bolster their losing record within the conference, which stood at 2-4 entering the game. In the end, the Cougars were able to overcome an early deficit and pick up the 77-75 win.

The Golden Bears took a six-point lead into halftime. Although the Cougars began the second half down by a score of 40-34, they battled back valiantly after the break. They closed the gap, then tied the score a couple of times. Finally, with just 3:30 remaining in regulation, the Cougars took the lead on two free throws by Marcus Capers. The 68-67 lead only lasted a few seconds, before the lead changed hands a few times.

Brock Motum made a layup with 1:32 left to tie the game at 74, after which the Cougars defense clamped down before DaVonte Lacy made a three-point jumper with just 17 seconds left to put WSU up, 77-74. A Motum foul with six seconds left resulted in Justin Cobbs of Cal making one of his two free throws. Jorge Gutierrez grabbed the offensive rebound, but his three-point attempt with one second on the clock came up empty. D.J. Shelton grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Washington State.

Cougers guard Faisal Aden led all scorers with 24 points. Motum managed the double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

WSU will play their next game on Thursday, January 26, as they visit the Arizona Wildcats.

For all news and information regarding the Washington State Cougars, please visit CougCenter. For updates and perspective on Cal, head on over to California Golden Blogs.


Washington State vs. Cal Bears Start Time, TV Coverage, Radio And More

The Washington State Cougars are coming off a big win over the Stanford Cardinal and a sweep of the Bay Area schools would be huge for the program. The Cal Bears, who currently lead the Pac-12 with a 6-1 record in conference play, knocked off Washington on Thursday and need to continue to win if they hope to reach March Madness. Here is some game day coverage to get you ready for Saturday's showdown.

The game will tipoff at 3:05 PT from Beasley Coliseum in Pullman. The game will not be televised on TV, although WSU fans can find the game on the Cougar IMG Radio Network, with their flagship station of KHTR 104.3-FM carrying the game locally. Bud Nameck will call the action for WSU. You can also follow along live with game tracker on the official team site. While California holds a substantial lead in the all-time matchups, WSU won the last meeting in 2011.

For more on the game, head on over to Coug Center and Cal Golden Blogs.


Washington State vs. Stanford Score: Cougars Hang Tough With Cardinal In First Half

The Cougars were led by Faisal Aden and his 10 points.

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