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Cougars To Host CSU Bakersfield In Opener

Washington State starts its season off on Friday. Washington State starts its season off on Friday.
The Washington State men's basketball team will open its season with California State University- Bakersfield on Friday. The Cougars are looking to improve on their 13-19, 4-14 Pac-12, performance in 2012-13. 

D.J. Shelton is the only WSU returner who started all 32 games last season, the forward averaged 6.0 boards per game good enough for second on the team. Cougar guard, Royce Woolridge, is the teams returning leading scorer, he averaged 11.0 points per game last season. Along with Shelton and Woolridge, Washington State expects to start DaVonte' Lacy, Junior Longrus and walk-on senior Will Dilorio

WSU is 2-0 all time against CSU- Bakersfield but this is the first time the two teams have played since 1980. The Cougs are looking to remain perfect at Friel Court in the month of November, currently they are 46-0 at home in the month. 

Tip off is Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. Tune into SWX after the game for highlights and analysis, channel 6-2, Comcast channel 306. 

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