Cougs lose in double overtime; dance ends with Vanderbilt

Victory and the Sweet 16 were just one basket away several times on Saturday.

But, despite their fearless, tireless efforts, the WSU Cougars fell victim at the end of double-overtime to the sometimes phenomenal 3-point shooting of the Vanderbilt Commodores. In the end, it was 78-74, as the Cougars ended an amazing season.

Huge thanks to Coach Tony Bennett and the whole WSU team. What a great ride!

For a variety of coverage on the game, click on any of the following links.

Meanwhile, here are a few photos by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.


Photo: Robbie Cowgill dunks the ball.


Photo: Derrick Low passes the ball to a teammate.


Photo: Kyle Weaver drives past the defense.


Photo: Taylor Rochestie

* WSU Athletics — Cougars’ Dream Season Ends With 78-74 Double-OT Loss To Vanderbilt, http://wsucougars.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/031707aaa.html

* The Seattle Times — Bennett shouldn’t leave WSU — mostly because he can’t, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2003625178_withers19.html


Photo: Low

* Seattle Post-Intelligencer — Bennett holds key for Cougars, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/printer2/index.asp?ploc=b&refer=http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/cbasketball/308007_coug19.html


Photo: Aron Baynes scores two.

* The Seattle Times — Cougars’ “turnaround year” comes to an end, http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=coug18&date=20070318&query=wsu+cougars

* Seattle Post-Intelligencer — WSU’s dream season ends in double OT, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/cbasketball/307998_coug18.html


Photo: Bench and crowd

* Seattle Post-Intelligencer — Vandy downs WSU in double-OT thriller, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/cbasketball/2061ap_bkc_ncaa_vanderbilt_washington_st.html

* The Seattle Times — Byars brings it at end for Vanderbilt, http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=cougside18&date=20070318&query=wsu+cougars


Photo: Cowgill

* The Seattle Times — Notebook | Bennett on his future: “I plan on being here,” http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/cbasketball/308007_coug19.html

* The Seattle Times — Rochestie finds refuge at WSU, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2003622444_kelley17.html

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