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Second game in row, Cougs prevail in crunch

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CORVALLIS -- It is still very early in the Pac-10 season. Got a long way to go. Anything can happen between now and March. Every team in the league appears capable of winning on a given night. Still, Washington State's 61-57 overtime win Thursday night at Oregon State may prove pivotal down the road.

A Cougar team that had struggled so badly so often after halftime this season has now rallied after halftime to win the past two games, and Thursday's win was particularly noteworthy in that it required a rally from nine points down midway through the second half. "It means we can win the Pac-10," WSU point guard Taylor Rochestie blurted. "It's not going to be easy." Rochestie, bless his...

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