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Postgame Notes - Washington State vs. San Diego (Nov. 28, 2009)
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 12/05/2009
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Washington State vs. San Diego - Nov. 28, 2009 - Anchorage, Alaska (Sullivan Arena)
Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout - Championship Game

Final Score: WSU 93, USD 56

Washington State Notes:

  • Klay Thompson had a career-high 43's his second-30-plus point of his career and the season...tied with Guy Williams (Jan. 3, 1983 vs. Idaho State) for third best in school history...first 40-point scorer since Marcus Moore scored 42 against Gonzaga, Dec. 7, 2002.
  • Thompson's 43 points are a single-game Great Alaska Shootout record and the championship game record...the previous high was by Glenn Robinson of Purdue with 41 points against Portland in the championship game, Nov. 27, 1993.
  • With WSU's victory, five Pac-10 teams have won the Great Alaska Shootout...three since 2004 (California-2006, Washington-2004)...other Pac-10 winners: UCLA-1990, Arizona-1987.
  • No Pac-10 school has made the championship game and not won it.
  • Klay Thompson, Reggie Moore and DeAngelo Casto became the first Cougars to be named to the all-tournament team (only other time WSU played, 1981)
  • Klay Thompson was in double figures by the 11:25 mark in the first half...has reached double figures by halftime in all six games this season...scored in double figures in all 12 halves this season.
  • Thompson's 89 points in the Great Alaska Shootout ties him with Casey Green of Southwestern Louisiana for second most points scored in a single tournament.
  • This marks WSU's third tournament championship in four seasons (John Thompson Foundation Challenge in 2007, Cougar Hispanic College Fund Challenge in 2008).
  • WSU's 37-point victory marked the largest margin of victory in a Great Alaska Shootout Championship game...previous high was last year when San Diego State defeated Hampton, 76-47.
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