Tony Bennett is taking Washington State where the Cougars have never been before, right into the Pac-10 tournament semifinals.

Taylor Rochestie scored 20 points, including 11 over the final 6 1/2 minutes, and No. 11 Washington State pulled away to a 74-64 victory over Washington on Thursday night.

The Cougars will play tonight against third-seeded Southern California. Tournament play will begin at 8:30 p.m. and be broadcast on Fox Sports Northwest.
 
The rest of this story can be viewed at the official WSU athletics web site, http://wsucougars.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/030907aaa.html.

Additional stories can be viewed at:

*Seattle PI–Series sweep by Cougars denies Huskies NCAA crumbs, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/cbasketball/306835_thiel09.html

*Seattle PI–UW heads home, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/cbasketball/306832_umen09.html

*Seattle PI–WSU guards the difference, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/cbasketball/306831_pacbar09.html