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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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