Boeing Apple Cup Series Part Two Set for Monday
WASHINGTON STATE (12-9, 5-9)
vs Washington (3-16, 2-12) | Mon., Feb. 15 | 5 p.m.
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> The Cougs go for the season sweep of the Boeing Apple Cup Series for the second-straight year as Washington comes to the Palouse Monday. WSU dominated the first meeting, 77-62, posting its biggest win in Seattle since 1994.
> The Cougars have controlled the rivalry as of late having won three-straight against the Huskies including the last two matchups in Seattle.
In three games, senior Isaac Bonton averaged 19.0 ppg while sophomore Noah Williams averaged 15.3 ppg. The duo combined for 46 points and 13 rebounds in Seattle last time out against the Huskies.
> WSU split its weekend series with the LA schools downing #24 UCLA Thursday before falling Saturday to #20 USC.
> Senior Isaac Bonton continues to dominate the Pac-12 scoring 20+ in four of the last six games (26 against UCLA Thursday) while averaging 19.5 ppg in Pac-12 play. Last time against UW, Bonton scored 25 on 10-of-17 shooting.
> Sophomore DJ Rodman has been redhot since returning from injury hitting 11-of-19 from deep in his last four games. On the year he his shooting 43.6% (17-for-39) from behind the arc.
GAME INFORMATION - vs WASHINGTON
The second half of the Boeing Apple Cup Series tips off at Beasley Monday night as the Cougs host the Huskies looking to obtain the season sweep for the second-straight year. The last time the Cougs swept the season series in back-to-back years was 2006-08 when the Cougs won seven-straight over three years. Last time, in Seattle, WSU dominated winning 77-62, the largest winning margin in Seattle since a 21 point win in 1994. The Cougs dominated the paint against the Huskies scoring 42 points in the paint while Isaac Bonton and Noah Williams combined for 46 points and 13 rebounds.
The Cougars have controlled the rivalry as of late having won three-straight against the Huskies including the last two matchups in Seattle.
In three games, senior Isaac Bonton averaged 19.0 ppg while sophomore Noah Williams averaged 15.3 ppg. The duo combined for 46 points and 13 rebounds in Seattle last time out against the Huskies. Head Coach Kyle Smith became the 2nd Coug head coach to win his first three games against UW.
LAST TIME OUT - vs USC
USC 76 - WSU 65 | Feb. 13, 2021 | Pullman, Wash.
The Cougars rallied from down double-digits twice only to fall short in the end as the Trojans swept the season series between the two team. Freshman Dishon Jackson notched a career-high 18 points against the NBA front court of the Trojans for the second-straight contest.
BONTON LIGHTING UP THE PAC-12
Senior Isaac Bonton has continued his stellar play in Pac-12 action averaging 19.5 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field.
Overall, Bonton has 42 career double-digit scoring games. He is averaging 18.4 ppg, 4th among all Pac-12 scorers. He has nine times gone for 20+ points (eight in the last 12 games, four in the last six games). He has 14 career 20+ point scoring effort.
In addition to his offensive spark, Bonton has been the Cougs' best perimeter defender having posted a team-best 39 steals on the year including 25 in the last 10 games. Twice he has nabbed a career-best 4 steals in those 10 games including versus USC.
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