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Sizing up Cougs after downing of the Dawgs

ADEN FIRES FOR 3 OF HIS 15

PULLMAN -- At least three encouraging developments came out of Washington State's 87-80 win over Washington on Sunday. Foremost is that the Cougars' bench is alive and well. If the WSU bench isn't cookin', the Cougars not only lose games but get blown off the court. Sunday's contest was an ode to the power of guys coming off the sidelines.

Sixth-man Faisal Aden contributed 15 points and four assists, and Brock Motum and Patrick Simon also had their moments. No one, however, drew more praise from coach Ken Bone than seldom-used junior post-man Charlie Enquist, who played nine invaluable minutes of quality defense – and nabbed three rebounds -- with DeAngelo Casto in foul trouble. Injuries, bad games, bad halves, foul problems, and...

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