Washington State vs Washington Pac-12 Tournament Preview


Mar 3, 2013, Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Ken Bone watches game play against the Washington Huskies during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

This is definitely going to be a great game to watch to start of the PAC-12 tournament in Vegas on Wednesday night. The Washington Huskies have gotten the best of Washington State in their two match-ups this season.

Luckily for the Cougars they might just have the edge come Wednesday. The Cougars have been on a role as of late, they beat both of  the L.A. schools and not just barely, they flat out destroyed them. Brock Motum played very well vs USC on his senior night. Royce Woolridge has stepped up his game as of recently and is really showing us what we expected out of him originally.

This definitely can give the Cougars advantage, especially with Mike Ladd back in the picture who is a very underrated player for us. The problem that may occur for WSU is that the Huskies are extremely good at defending Brock Motum with the switches between Desmond Simmons and Aziz Nd’aye. That could be a cause of concern for us but it definitely isn’t the biggest thing we should be worried about.

Keys To The Game:  

  • Rebounding

WSU has to get the advantage on the boards vs the Huskies.

  • Get Motum involved early

Brock is coming off of probably two of his best career performances, getting him the ball in scoring position immediately is huge.

  • Keep Suggs and Wilcox in check

This is the issue with the Huskies, if these guys get hot it’ll definitely hurt the Cougars big time.