Cougs vs. Huskies: A peak-and-valley affair

OH WHAT A NIGHT. The crowd was raucous, Nikola Koprivica was playing his last home game, Bill Moos was on hand to fire up visions of the future, and the team you love to hate was in town. To top it off, the Cougs staged a furious rally after shooting 18 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes to take the lead. This was going to be night to remember.

Almost. In the end, all that will be remembered was that the Cougars shot 29 percent from the field against the Huskies -- with Klay Thompson pacing matters on 2-for-14 accuracy -- and couldn't get out of their own way in the final three minutes.

The final score was 59-52. WSU falls to 16-12 overall and 6-10 in Pac-10 play. Hopes for an NIT bid look dim but a sweep through the Willamette Valley next week could rekindle those post-season hopes.

As for the game itself, it was -- like the Cougars' season generally -- a peak-and-valley affair that ended in disappointment.

Here's the take on it all from scribes on each side of the state ...

Seattle Times: Huskies recover after blowing 14-point lead.

Spokesman-Review: Cougs done in by chilly shooting.

Cougfan Top Stories