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Bone says Shockers' stats are deceiving

KEN BONE

WASHINGTON STATE COACH Ken Bone is known for his dry sense of humor. That again was revealed when a reporter asked him about playing at New York's Madison Square Garden at 4 p.m. (TV: ESPN2) Tuesday against Wichita State in the NIT semifinals after three consecutive home games in the tournament.

"We asked the NIT to move it here and they said it had to be played there," Bone said. "It won't be like playing at Beasley (Coliseum), which has been great." Bone said the change of venue — the Cougars won all three of their home games and are 6-0 in program history in NIT contests at Friel Court — is less of a concern than the Shockers (27-8). Wichita State might look unimposing on the...

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