NEWSWIRE: Moore is becoming Cougs' main man

WSU FRESHMAN Reggie Moore, just as he did last week in the tight win over Arizona, took control of his struggling team Thursday night against Cal. The Cougs wound up losing by five to the veteran Bears, but it wasn't for lack of effort by Moore. Long-time basketball officiando Steve Kelley was at the game and concluded that the "toughest-mind" guy on Ken Bone's team is the freshman from Seattle.

"He is the best freshman point guard in the state and maybe the best in conference ... And he was the spark Bone was seeking on this desperate night," Kelley wrote in the Seattle Times today.

In 29 minutes on the court, Reggie Moore finished with a career-high 25 points, plus five assists and two steals.

Moore has now been WSU's leading scorer in three of its five Pac-10 games. His trend line is soaring as quickly as Klay Thompson's is falling.

"It wasn't enough," Kelley said of Moore's work against Cal, "but his game was a harbinger of the future of Cougars basketball under Ken Bone."

CLICK HERE to read Kelley's column in its entirety.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Cougars, 12-5 overall and 2-3 in Pac-10 play, will host Stanford tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 pm. There will be no TV coverage.

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