Men’s basketball gets first winning season since 2011

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The Washington State University men’s basketball team locked down its first winning season since 2011 with a triple-overtime 85-76 victory over Stanford on Saturday.

Sophomore Noah Williams’ career-high 40 points were the most for WSU since NBA-great Klay Thompson scored 43 for the Cougars in 2011. Williams’ high-scoring performance was only a few points shy of matching a previous WSU single game scoring record of 43 points set by his father, Guy Williams, in 1983. Earlier in the week, the Cougars defeated the University of California, 82-51, which was the largest margin of victory in a Pac-12 game since 1993.

Second-year Coach Kyle Smith’s team is currently ranked 8th in the Pac-12 with three games left. The Cougars will play at the Arizona schools later this week and wrap up the season against the in-state rival Huskies on March 6.

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