March 4, 2000
Head Coach Paul Graham
"I thought our defense was good, but we just got tired. In the second half, we didn't get to as many loose balls and we didn't rebound as well. When you get fatigued and you have foul trouble, you're not as aggressive as you want to be."
"We made some mistakes, but when you at minutes played, we had five guys over 30 minutes and Washington only had two. We got tired and didn't make the hustle plays late in the game and that was the difference."
SR F Chris Crosby passed Carlos Daniel for ninth in WSU career scoring?Crosby's 18 points Saturday lifted his career total to 1,296?Daniel, who lettered from 1995-98, has 1,285 career points?Crosby needs just four points to become the ninth Cougar to reach 1,300 career points?the Littleton, Colo., native is 21 points behind eighth-place Joe Wallace (1,317 points/1984-87).
The Cougars shot 45.5 percent from the floor (25-of-55) which was their best effort since hitting 46.4 percent in a Jan. 22 overtime loss to Oregon a span of 11 games.
JR F Tyrone Evans scored eight points, which was his best effort since netting his career-high of 13 Dec. 30 at Colorado State?RS-JR G Cedric Clark also played well with six points in a perfect three-for-three shooting effort from the floor?it was Clark's second-best scoring effort of his career behind the seven points he had Jan. 29 at Stanford.
The loss gave WSU just it's eighth 20-loss season in 99 years of basketball.
WSU finishes the season next weekend with games at UCLA on Thusday and USC on Saturday.