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GAME THREAD: Idaho (1-1) at No. 9 WSU (2-0)

Posted by Jeff Nusser on November 16, 2007

Friel Court, 7 p.m., no TV

WSU media release

The Cougs return home to take on the punchless Vandals, who got worked by No. 14 Gonzaga the other night to the tune of an 80-43 beatdown. Idaho actually only trailed by six at halftime, but could score only 13 points in the second half against the Zags.

So, lemme get this straight: A team that could only score 13 points in a half against Gonzaga is coming to Pullman to play one of the best defensive teams in the country on its home floor?


Comment away as you listen to the game on the radio or follow it on the molasses-slow Internet college scoreboards. This probably will be the last you hear from me until Monday, as I’m heading over to the west side this weekend to watch the Seahawks and the Bears. I’ll have some thoughts on the game (and the weekend) then.


2 Responses to “GAME THREAD: Idaho (1-1) at No. 9 WSU (2-0)”

  1. Nuss said

    Just to kick off the discussion, one thing to watch tonight is how much redshirt freshman Thomas Abercrombie plays. He played 12 minutes in the opener, but never got off the bench in the comeback win over Boise State.

    I think we all had hopes he might be a fairly serious contender for some minutes this year, but when crunch time came in the last game, he wasn’t trusted to go into a game where the defense was less than spectacular. It’ll be interesting to see what he can do tonight in what figures to be another blowout.

  2. Nuss said

    In case you were wondering, Abercrombie got the old 30 million: 3 minutes, no points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers, or fouls.

    It’s pretty much a eight-man rotation right now, which I find fascinating given the fact that we’ve been dealing in blowouts that seemingly could be used to bring along some of the younger players. I’ll have some thoughts on that this week, probably on Tuesday before heading over for Thanksgiving. I think it speaks volumes about how Tony Bennett views this season.

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