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WSU HOOPS: 20 reasons for hope..and caution

WSU HOOPS: 20 reasons for hope..and caution

'TIS THE SEASON to be jolly… unless you're trying to get an accurate read on the Washington State basketball team. In that case, too much holiday eggnog might be the only thing that gives you a bigger headache. Consider these 20 reasons for hope, and 20 reasons for caution:

1. The Cougars are 8-4 … but their strength of schedule is 298th among the 347 NCAA Division I teams, according to the Pomeroy Ratings. 2. The Cougars are 8-0 against teams that currently have .500 or losing records (31-64 cumulative) … but they're 0-4 against teams with winning records (36-10). 3. The Cougars lead the Pac-12 in points allowed per game (56.5) … but they're 11th in points...

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