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4 keys to Cougars' hoops success next season

REGGIE MOORE

PULLMAN — An upper-division Pac-12 finish next season for Washington State's men's basketball team would build nicely on the momentum created by the Cougars' run in the CBI. And on paper at least, the crimson outlook for 2012-13 looks promising. There are four keys to turning that hope into the reality of a better tomorrow.

1. Brock Motum must return. His dalliance with the idea of heading to the European pro leagues sounds like it may be wistful, but for the Cougar Nation it's a frightening thought. He was the Pac-12's top scorer this season and one of its top rebounders. Plus, the Cougars will need his leadership next season with the graduation losses of Marcus Capers and Abe Lodwick. Motum was forced to play a...

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