WSU Basketball: Could the Cougar Women Beat the Men Right Now?


Jan 18, 2014; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears forward Richard Solomon (35) controls a loose ball between Washington State Cougars forward D.J. Shelton (23) and forward Will DiIorio (5) during the first half at Haas Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I’m a little bored, but here’s an interesting question that was bound to actually pop up sooner or later as this inevitable season rolls on; Could the Washington State Cougar women actually beat the men right now?

Ok, so it’s a ridiculous question… at least in a physical sense. Men at this level are much stronger and technically athletic than the women can and will ever be, BUT…

The way the men are shooting right now, especially around the rim, an argument could be made that if dunking were not allowed in the game the women could hold their own. Heck I don’t even know if this statement says more about how dreadful our men’s team has become at shooting the basketball or how insanely interesting the women are at this point, especially offensively. We have to throw stats to the wind, as both teams face unique challenges, but for the record the women are scoring at a pace much more contoured towards winning basketball.

Throw a men’s ball in there, I don’t care, let’s get it on!

(Not really, but you knew that)

Wazzu’s women play Utah today at noon by the way, if you’re interested in skipping back and forth between the AFC Championship game on CBS and the Pac-12 Network to keep a close eye on the Cougs potentially going 6-0 in conference play. After looking back at the men’s efforts in the Bay this weekend the women may be the only thing a whole lot of Cougar basketball observers pay attention to. They’ve earned it!

Go Cougs! (Men AND Women alike)