The slugfest with Troy: COUGFAN TV

PULLMAN -- Washington State and Southern Cal authored a thriller on Saturday. Just when it looked like one team had it wrapped up, the other came storming back. It took two overtimes to settle the issue and when it was done, Aron Baynes and Taylor Rochestie had helped power the Cougs to an 88-86 triumph, sweeping the season series from USC and securing the No. 2 seed in the Pac-10 tourney.

It took over 2 1/2 hours of heart stopping action before 11,618 screaming Crimson partisans saw Washington State (24-6) claim victory over USC in the regular season finale.

The post game interviews weren't quite that long, fortunately, but coach Tony Bennett, Baynes and Rochestie each had plenty to say -- including an explanation on what triggered a spirited discussion between the two staffs, WSU players' roles, what the win means heading into Pac-10 and NCAA tournament play plus much more.

COUGFAN TV:
No. 13 Washington St. 88, No. 23 USC 86, (2OT)
-- Bennett & Cougar Players' postgame interviews
Inside the Lines photographer and producer, Matt Loveless
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KYLE WEAVER AGAIN CAME UP HUGE

Box Score
No. 23 USC vs No. 13 Washington State

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VISITORS: No. 23 USC 21-10, 11-7
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Young, Nick......... f  7-16   0-3    5-6    1  4  5   5  19  2  5  0  0  34
22 Gibson, Taj......... f  4-7    0-0    3-6    4  5  9   4  11  0  5  2  0  42
03 Stewart, Lodrick.... g  8-19   2-5    4-5    0  4  4   1  22  3  1  2  3  45
13 Hackett, Daniel..... g  2-3    0-1    2-2    0  4  4   5   6  3  1  0  0  25
34 Pruitt, Gabe........ g  6-8    2-4    5-6    0  1  1   2  19  6  1  0  5  44
02 Wetherell, Ryan.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
15 Lewis, Dwight.......    2-5    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   4  0  0  0  1  30
21 N'diaye, Abdoulaye..    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
23 Wilkinson, Keith....    2-4    1-2    0-0    2  2  4   5   5  0  1  0  0  24
42 Cromwell, RouSean...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         1  3  4
   Totals..............   31-62   5-15  19-25   8 25 33  24  86 14 14  4  9 250

TOTAL FG% 1st: 14-27 51.9%  2nd: 10-24 41.7%  OT: 7-11 63.6%  Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st:  1-3  33.3%  2nd:  1-6  16.7%  OT: 3-6  50.0%  Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st: 11-12 91.7%  2nd:  3-6  50.0%  OT: 5-7  71.4%  Game: 76.0%   4,1
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HOME TEAM: Washington State 24-6, 13-5
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
33
Clark, Ivory
........ f  0-4    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  0  0  0   7
34
Cowgill, Robbie
..... f  4-9    0-0    3-5    3  3  6   2  11  2  1  0  0  39
02
Low, Derrick
........ g  4-6    1-3    5-6    0  1  1   4  14  1  2  0  1  40
23
Chavers, Antonio
.... g  0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
25
Weaver, Kyle
........ g  6-14   1-1    2-2    6  7 13   3  15  5  4  3  3  48
01
Hopson, Mac
.........    0-2    0-1    2-2    1  2  3   1   2  1  2  0  1  11
10
Rochestie, Taylor
...    5-9    3-6    8-8    0  5  5   2  21  5  3  0  1  43
11
Baynes, Aron
.......   10-10  0-0    5-8    1  5  6   4  25  1  1  1  0  34
32
Harmeling, Daven
....    0-6    0-4    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  1  1  0  0  22
52
Forrest, Caleb
......    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   29-63   5-15  25-31  12 25 37  19  88 17 14  4  6 250

TOTAL FG% 1st: 13-29 44.8%  2nd: 9-25 36.0%  OT:  7-9  77.8%  Game: 46.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st:  1-6  16.7%  2nd: 3-8  37.5%  OT:  1-1  100 %  Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st:  8-10 80.0%  2nd: 8-11 72.7%  OT:  9-10 90.0%  Game: 80.6%    2

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Attendance: 11,618
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   OT  OT2   Total
No. 23 USC....................   40   24    6   16  -   86
Washington State..............   35   29    6   18  -   88


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