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Cougs fall despite Thompson's historic night
the staff of Cougfan.com
Posted Mar 11, 2011
KLAY THOMPSON WAS stellar in his return to the court -- he set the Pac-10 tournament record with 43 points -- but Washington State couldn't hold the lead against Washington in the second half and ultimately fell 89-87 in Los Angeles. The
The loss almost certainly means an end to the Cougars' dreams of an NCAA at-large bid.
Washington State behind
built a 13-point lead at one point in the first half and settled for an eight-point advantage at halftime. But UW opened the second half with a 10-0 scoring run. A back and forth affair from then on, the Cougars closed to within a point three different times during the final moments but couldn't get over the hump.
Thompson, though, turned in a performance for the ages. He set the Pac-10 Tournament record for single-game points with 43, breaking the old record by Leon Powe of California who had 41 in double-overtime in 2006.
Thompson also set the Pac-10 Tournament record for single-game 3-pointers with eight, passing Salim Stoudamire of Arizona and Bryce Taylor of Oregon each with seven.
Thompson's big scoring night also further ensconced him in the WSU record book. He passed Eddie Hill for the WSU career 3-point record. His eight puts him at 237 for his career.
Thompson also became WSU’s single-season scoring leader and now has 664 points, bypassing Isaac Fontaine who had 657.
Thompson came into the game as the Pac-10's leading scorer and pretty well locked up the title with his 43 point outpouring. He is the first Cougar since Don Collins in 1980 to lead the Pac-10 in scoring.
CF.C will be back later with complete coverage from L.A.
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