Bennett wants Cougs 'neck-up' in second half

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TONY BENNETT, BY voicing one of his father's basketball coaching theories, has urged his Washington State men's team players to improve their "neck-up game" when they begin the second half of the Pac-10 Conference schedule Thursday night at Stanford.

"So much of the second half becomes a ‘neck-up' kind of game," Bennett said on Tuesday. "Neck up" of course refers to the game's mental aspects and, if properly adhered to, . The Cougars finished the first half of the Pac-10 schedule with a 4-5 record and tied with Arizona for sixth place. Oddly, they were 1-4 at home and 3-1 on the road. Among the things Bennett told his players this week was...