What They're Saying: UW Downed Again Edition

THE POST-GAME QUIP of the night belonged to Bud Withers of the Seattle Times -- "The club that leads the nation in chemistry, if not McDonald's All-Americans, did it again to the Huskies" -- but the pithy prose were flowing far and wide after Ol' Wazzu dumped Washington for the sixth straight time.

The difference between the No. 4 team in the country and the team picked to finish in the lower half of the Pacific-10 Conference? A few free throws, two sound defensive plays and the calm of experience.
Mike Tokito, The Oregonian

Washington tried to take a page from Washington State's defensive book, but it was the Cougars showing just how it's done in the final minutes when it counts the most.
Tim Booth, The Associated Press

The club that leads the nation in chemistry, if not McDonald's All-Americans, did it again to the Huskies. They may not be athletically overwhelming or the people's choice to go to the Final Four, but the Cougars have to be doing something right. They wrung out their 13th consecutive victory of 2007-08 with a grinding, 56-52 conquest of Washington.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times

You sort of expect the balloon to pop at some point on the Washington State Cougars, or at least leak a little air. Their rugged, defend-to-frustrate approach to the game won't win style points with pundits. It is often ridiculed by opposing fans. But it wins games.
Todd Milles, Tacoma News Tribune

The fourth-ranked Cougars, the highest-ranked basketball team in school history, improved to 13-0 by winning a conference opener on the road for just the second time in 14 tries since the Pac-8 expanded to the Pac-10 in 1978-79.
Howie Stalwick, The Kitsap Sun

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Washington State Cougars should consider themselves flattered. Because they almost got flattened a few times Saturday night by the new-look Washington Huskies. New look, yes. But an old result.
Vince Grippi, Spokesman-Review

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar had a two-word answer for why Huskies guard Ryan Appleby had so much trouble scoring Saturday night: Kyle Weaver. "He's one of the best, if not the best, defensive players in the league," Romar said of WSU's 6-foot-6 senior guard.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times

The last time No. 4 Washington State started a season 13-0, its schedule included the likes of Puget Sound, Whitman and Deserts Independent. That was the 1935-36 season. And while critics may lament that the schedule leading to the Cougars' 13-0 start this season hasn't been much tougher than it was 72 years ago, Washington State remains only one of six unbeaten teams in the country …
The Associated Press

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