The Washington Huskies and Washington St. Cougars both wrapped up their regular seasons on Saturday. While the Huskies fell short by a final score of 75-69 against the UCLA Bruins, the Cougars managed to defeat the USC Trojans at home, 43-38.
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The Huskies missed out on a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed in the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament outright. Although they held a 47-44 lead heading into halftime, they wilted in the second half, managing just 22 points after the break. C.J. Wilcox led all scorers with 22 points in the losing effort.
The Cougars made a 22-14 first half hold up and handed the Trojans a loss to wrap up USC's season by extending their losing streak to nine in a row. Brock Motum scored more than half of WSU's points and led all scorers with 27 points.
Washington will now be watching Sunday's game between the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal with great interest. If Stanford wins the game, the Huskies will enter the Pac-12 tournament as the No. 1 seed. If Cal picks up the win, Washington will have to settle for No. 2. They'll receive a first-round bye either way, of course.
As for the Cougars, they improve to 7-11 and finish the season with the same record as the Oregon St. Beavers. Due to the Cougars having won both regular season games against the Beavers, Washington State now holds the No. 8 seed heading into the tournament, which begins on Wednesday.
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