This Week In Cougar Athletics History
Led by 26 points from Paul Lindeman, Washington State defeated Creighton 48-39 in the West semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, March 21.
Facing Southwest Conference champion Arkansas in the West final the following evening, Washington State disposed of Arkansas, 64-53, to advance to the national championship game.
The Cougars handled Arkansas throughout, leading by as much as 20 at one point in the second half. Once again Lindeman led the scoring effort with 14 points. He was helped by Kirk Gebert and Vern Butts, who scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
March 22, 1962
In Chuck "Bobo" Braytonís first game as head coach of the Cougars, Washington State defeated Gonzaga 9-4 at Lewiston in the Banana Belt Tournament.
The Cougars scored eight of their nine runs in the first inning, all with two outs and all unearned.
The eight runs came off four hits, including two doubles and a triple, which were sandwiched around five walks.
Brayton coached the Cougars until his retirement in 1994. He left the program as the winningest coach in WSU history with 1,162 victories, making him the fourth winningest baseball coach in the history of Division I play.