Washington State Basketball: Cougs Battle Idaho Vandals Tonight


Nov 20, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas A

The Cougs and Vandals will tip off for the 108th consecutive season tonight, good for the 6th longest rivalry in the country. Ken Bone has led the Cougars to 3 consecutive wins against Idaho and has won all 5 of his meetings against the Vandals, dating back to his career at Portland State. It seems like this rivalry game is close more often than not and again last year the Cougars had to beat Idaho at the buzzer, as Reggie Moore hit a jumper to win it. This year will probably be similar, with Washington State missing their second leading scorer, DaVonte Lacy due to a continued knee injury.

WSU is coming off of a blowout take-down of Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Saturday 66-38, taking their record to 3-3 and snapping a 3 game skid that included seeing them lose to Pepperdine and Texas A&M by 2 points each. The Vandals are 1-3 and coming off a 73-58 loss @ New Mexico last Friday. Other losses include Montana and Wright State, while their win was by 10 points over Green Bay.

Brock Motum will look to continue his nice start as he has scored at least 14 in each of the Cougs’ ballgames thus far. Royce Woolridge, Mike Ladd and Dexter Kernich-Drew will try to continue making up for Lacy’s absence in the scoring department. Woolridge scored 14 on Saturday (his career high), while Kernich-Drew and Ladd went for 10 and 7, respectively. The game tips at 7 pm tonight in Beasley, televised on the Pac-12 Networks.