• Thompson continues to race up the scoring charts as he now ranks sixth all-time on WSU's scoring list. He jumped both Brian Quinnett and Jim McKean tonight and is just eight points away from Bennie Seltzer in fifth. He now has 1,415 points.
• With 13 points in the first half, Klay Thompson reached double figures in the first 20 minutes for the 33rd time. He added double-digit 23 points in the second half, reaching double figures in the second for the 32nd time. He's scored 20-plus in a half six times and scored double figures in both halves in 18 games. He's scored double-figures in 65 halves over his career.
Honorable Mention: DeAngelo Casto. The center, who gave a great postgame interview after the tough loss, finished with his second double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. His other double-double this season was against Santa Clara, the Cougs' only other overtime game. He tied his season high with 34 minutes played, while his 11 boards also marked a season high. Casto's double-double is the eighth of his career.
Play of the Game: Capers' tip-in dunk. The Play of the Game should be changed to 'Capers' Dunk of the Game'. The 6-4 guard did it again, topping dunks by Klay, Reggie and DeAngelo. In the second half Thompson, with the hot hand, spotted up for a 3-pointer with the Cougs down by two, 66-64, and 7:40 to go. Klay missed from the left wing, but Capers was there to jump over a defender and get a one-handed slam in. The shot not only was fun to watch, it also tied the game at 66 with seven minutes to go.
The Cougs get another shot on the road as they head to Maples Pavilion to take on Stanford Saturday at 5 p.m. The Cardinal shocked the Huskies tonight by two at home and improved to 3-1 in conference action.
Keep it crimson,