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SLIDESHOW: WSU vs. Colorado, Utah Preview

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The Cougars may have lost in the Spokane Arena, but these pictures are winners. The Cougars may have lost in the Spokane Arena, but these pictures are winners.
The Washington State University men's basketball team hosted Colorado at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and fell to the Buffaloes 71-70 in overtime in a game that didn't disappoint. Tomorrow, Jan 12, they will host Utah at 4:00 p.m. at the Beasley Coliseum in Pullman.

Above are pictures from Wednesday's thrilling loss.

Below are six facts about the Cougars' game vs. the Utes on Sunday. 

• Sunday marks the 18th all-time game between Washington State and Utah and third as Pac-12 foes, as the Utes hold a 14-3 advantage.

• WSU is 1-2 at home against Utah, with its first win coming last season...the other meetings at Pullman occurred Dec. 17, 1938, a 45-44 loss and Dec. 11, 1999, a 78-66 loss.

• The Cougars are 1-11 at Utah and 1-1 in neutral-site meetings.

• This season marks the first time WSU and Utah will meet twice in the same season as conference foes...they previously met twice in 1952-52 and 1957-58.

• Last season WSU scored a school-best in the series 75-points on its way to a 75-65 victory, Jan. 16, 2013 at Beasley Coliseum.

• WSU shot .550 (11-for-20) from 3-point range, then best 3-point percentage of last season.



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      It took another come-from-behind effort but Idaho got it done in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout, defeating Santa Clara 69-59.

    • Eagles roll past Eastern Kentucky 83-62

      Eastern Washington held the Colonels to 34.5 percent shooting from the field in improving to 3-3 on the season.

    • Eagles lose big to No. 10 Oregon, 81-40

      Eastern struggled from field goal range, only shooting 30.2% on the night while the Ducks shot 58%.

    • Alex Grinch named Broyles Award semifinalist

      Grinch, in his third year as the Cougars defensive coordinator, has taken the WSU defense into elite status. WSU enters the week No. 11 in the country in total defense (303.8).

    • Cougars to face Huskies in 2017 Apple Cup Saturday

      Washington State is 9-2 for the first time since 2003 and is looking for its fifth 10-win season in program history (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003).

    • EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves joins SWX Tonight after playoff snub

      Despite being ranked 19th in the STATS FCS rankings, Eastern Washington fell short of and FCS Tournament berth. On Monday, just over 24 hours after the snub, Eagle Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX Tonight to talk about missing the playoffs, recap Aaron Best's first year at the helm and take a look at the university's basketball programs.

    • Press Pass Pullman: Apple Cup Week

      In this week's episode of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach tackles important topics like how to win your family Thanksgiving football game. Before that, he talks about preparing for the Huskies with a bye week, Jake Browning, and playoffs. In the (extended) 'Fan Question of the Week,' he touches on holiday traditions, turducken, and which states are his favorite and least favorite. Theo Lawson also joins the show to discuss this year's UW squad and last year's Apple Cup.

    • Super 8 Plays of the Week 11/20

      Check out the football championship edition of our Super 8 Plays of the Week.

    • Eags fall short against Georgia State in MGM Resorts Main Event opener

      Eagle head coach Shantay Legans knew the Panthers were going to be a handful for his road-weary team, and a valiant defensive effort in the first half and game-ending 11-1 run by EWU wasn't enough.

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