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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/28/2011
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Oct. 28, 2011

Pac-12 Release | Pac-12 Media Day Page

LOS ANGELES- The Washington State University men's basketball team has been chosen to tie for 10th in the Pac-12 Conference in 2011-12, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-12 basketball.

The poll, released at the league's annual media day in Los Angeles Friday, had UCLA finishing first with 14 of the 38 first-place votes and 421 points. California was chosen second with 13 first-place votes and 405 points, followed closely by Arizona with 11 first-place votes and 404 overall points. Washington (fourth, 355), Oregon (fifth, 282), Stanford (sixth, 255), USC (seventh, 194), Oregon State (eighth, 188), Arizona State (ninth, 148), Colorado (t-10th, 119 points) and Utah (12th, 74) rounded out the poll.

The Cougars received 119 points, the same number as Colorado. Both teams participated in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) last season. The last the WSU was picked to finish 10th in the league (back when it was the Pac-10) was 2006-07 under head coach Tony Bennett, as it went on to place second in the conference and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Before opening the season Nov. 14 at Gonzaga, Washington State will host Lewis-Clark State in an exhibition game Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.

2011-12 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Poll
1. UCLA (14), 421
2. California (13), 405
3. Arizona (11), 404
4. Washington, 355
5. Oregon, 282
6. Stanford, 255
7. USC, 194
8. Oregon State, 188
9. Arizona State, 148 Washington State, 119
12. Utah, 74

Washington State Cougars Men's Basketball
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