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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/21/2009
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Feb. 21, 2009

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Final Score: WSU 82, No. 20/15 UCLA 81

Taylor Rochestie scored a career-high 33 points...went 10-for-10 from the free throw line.
• WSU got its second win at UCLA...the Cougars are 2-50 all-time at UCLA and 2-42 at Pauley Pavilion...the only other win came under Dick Bennett, a 55-48 victory, Feb. 5, 2004.
• The Cougar seniors became the first WSU senior class since 1989 to defeat all nine other Pac-10 opponents throughout their careers...the 10th overall.
• Third-year head coach Tony Bennett has now defeated all nine other Pac-10 schools.
• WSU's 42 first-half points are its most in the opening period this season...UCLA's 42 are the most by a Cougar opponent in the first half this season.
• Rochestie and Thompson both scored in double-figures in the first half (12 and 15, respectively) marked the first time the duo accomplished that this season.
• Rochestie and Thompson both played all 20 minutes of the first half for the first time this season...first time Thompson had played an entire first half...ninth time for Rochestie.
• Fourth 20-plus point game of the season for Rochestie...the 10th of his career.
• WSU's 82 points mark its most in a game this season.
• Second win over a top-25 team for the Cougars this season (2-4 this year)...improved to 44-206 all-time against teams ranked in the Associated Press top-25...the Cougars are 4-35 against ranked Bruin teams. WSU is also 4-9 against the 20th ranked team in the AP Poll.
• WSU shot a season-high 58.8 percent from the field (30-for-51).
• The Cougars started the game shooting 6-for-7 up to the first media timeout at 15:11. Thompson was 3-for-3 and Forrest 2-for-2 at that point...the Bruins made four of their first five shots.
• Thompson missed his first shot at the 6:55 mark in the first half, started 5-for-5 from the field.
Aron Baynes recorded his second 3-point dunk play in his second-consecutive game...recorded a career-high four assists and added 13 points.
• Thompson reached double figure points in the first half for the 10th time this season...his 15 first-half points ties his career high for the first period...also had 15 against Oregon (Feb. 12)...did not score in the second half.
Charlie Enquist appeared in just the second Pac-10 road game of his career...also played at Oregon State...his third Pac-10 appearance (three minutes).
• Rochestie and Thompson both played all 40 minutes of the game, the first WSU duo to do so this season.

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