New York Times: Cougs a great story

FORGET THE FIRST NCAA tourney bid since 1994. You know Washington State's basketball program has arrived when the Cougars are the subject of a feature story in the Sunday editions of the New York Times. It happened yesterday. The paper, whose slogan is "All the news that's fit to print," saw fit to devote 20 column inches to Ol' Wazzu and the beauty of great defense and patient offense.

"The clock functions as Washington State's sixth man," writes the Times' Lee Jenkins. "Taylor Rochestie, the point guard, starts a typical possession by taking the ball inbounds and strolling leisurely up the court.

"He could not be in less of a hurry if he were on his way to physics class. For the next 20 seconds, the Cougars run their motion offense, driving and dishing, working the ball inside and out. They pass the ball around the perimeter as if they were schooled by Gene Hackman on the set of Hoosiers."

For the full story, click to Sunday New York Time story In March, Being Methodical Is One Way to Drive Foes Mad

The Cougs play Oral Roberts at 11:40 am PT on Thursday.

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