Arrow-right Camera
WSU Men's Basketball
Sports >  WSU basketball

Colorado looks to extend streak vs Washington State

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Washington State forward Robert Franks gestures after scoring a basket against Arizona during the second half  Feb. 9  in Tucson, Ariz. Washington State won 69-55. (Rick Scuteri / AP)
Washington State forward Robert Franks gestures after scoring a basket against Arizona during the second half Feb. 9 in Tucson, Ariz. Washington State won 69-55. (Rick Scuteri / AP)
Associated Press

Where/when: Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman; Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Bottom line: Colorado (16-9, 7-6) looks for its sixth straight conference win when it takes on Washington State. Colorado’s last Pac-12 loss came against the Oregon State Beavers 76-74 on Jan. 31. Washington State (10-15, 3-9) lost 72-70 to Washington on Saturday.

Big men on campus: Robert Franks has averaged 18.5 points and 6.2 rebounds to lead the way for the Cougars. CJ Elleby is also a top contributor, maintaining an average of 15 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. The Buffaloes are led by Tyler Bey, who is averaging 12.3 points and 9.3 rebounds.

Creating offense: McKinley Wright IV has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Colorado field goals over the last three games. Wright has accounted for 23 field goals and 13 assists in those games.

Winless when: The Buffaloes are 0-5 when they score 64 points or fewer and 16-4 when they exceed 64 points. The Cougars are 0-6 when they fail to score more than 67 points and 10-9 on the season otherwise.

Unbeaten when: Colorado is 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 60 points or fewer. The Buffaloes are 9-9 when opponents score more than 60.

Did you know: Washington State has made 9.5 3-pointers per game as a team this year, second best among Pac-12 teams. The Cougars have averaged 11 3-pointers per game over their last five games.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com