December 19, 2006
Cut Off At The Impasse
So far in 2006 head men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has intentionally been an real iconoclast where it concerns the recent history of men's basketball at Washington State University. The Cougar hoop program had not been a juggernaut of success before his father, Dick, arrived to revive them. In fact, not only had votes garnered in national polls been a scarcity on the Palouse, but WSU had not been able to string together anywhere near double digit wins before conference play began since Kelvin Sampson was running the show back in the early to mid-1990's. Now, after Dick set the table, his son Tony is preparing the Cougars for the main entree - their entry into conference play with a winning record and the preparation for a legitimate run at post-season play - be it NIT or NCAA. In case you may have missed it, the Cougars are 10-1 - and very easily could have, perhaps should have - been 11-0, with a high enough RPI that they can now be mentioned in conversations involving the words "big" and "dance".
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