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KEN BONE

WASHINGTON STATE DOES not face a high-profile opponent in this year's Cougar Hardwood Classic. But Ken Bone said he doesn't think Portland will be any easier than last year's CHC opponent, Louisiana State, when his team faces the Pilots at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at KeyArena.

"I see them as being a veteran team," said Bone, who coached at nearby Portland State for three seasons before coming to WSU in 2009. "You look at their lineup and the guys playing in the program and almost everyone I have coached against." Portland (3-0), which plays in the West Coast Conference, starts three seniors and two juniors. The seniors are led by guard Jared Stohl, a Marysville...

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