WSU 69, CSU 54 – Final
WSU 63, CSU 45 (3:45) - Williams will get some good experience against CSU’s press. He is running the point with Hannah out.
WSU 56, CSU 36 (7:34) - CSU zone is giving WSU problems. It may be too late. The Vikings missed their first 16 shots. Harmon’s three with 8:43 remaining in the game broke that string.
WSU 53, CSU 28 (11:57) - Can WSU beat Kentucky’s 24-point margin over the Vikings? CSU is 0 for 11 from the field in the second half. The Shocker fans in attendance should still be standing and clapping.
WSU 49, CSU 28 (15:58) - Back-to-back threes by Hatch and Hannah key an 8-0 run. CSU coach Gary Waters is changing lineups, pressing, trapping. Nothing works.
Halftime – WSU 38, CSU 24. Hannah leads WSU with 10 points. Stutz has nine and six rebounds (tying a career high). WSU shooting 13 of 24, 5 of 8 from three. Vikings are 9 of 33, 2 of 10. Lot of good defense by WSU. Some missed open shots by CSU. The Shockers aren’t giving up many unobstructed views. Fifteen bench points for WSU, with Blair adding six. Durley, with two fouls, played six minutes.
WSU 34, CSU 19 (2:58) - WSU shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 5 of 8 from three. Stutz leads WSU with nine. CSU shooting 28 percent, 1 of 7 from three.
WSU 27, CSU 13 (8:22) - Hannah’s return leads to a 12-2 run. Murry is 2 for 2 from three, making him 7 of 8 in two games against the Vikings.
WSU 15, CSU 11 (11:17) - WSU’s backup points are struggling. Demetric Williams made two turnovers and came out. Kenny Manigault is in. WSU led 13-5 when Hannah sat down.
WSU 9, CSU 5 (15:54) - Three threes by WSU.
WSU starters - Hannah, Ellis, Durley, Hatch, Murry. CSU - Cunningham, Brown, Pogue, Harmon, Cole.
The Wolstein Center. Lots of green. For those TV junkies out there, Kansas Now 22′s Bruce Haertl and Craig Steven are set up next to the WSU bench. That’s unusual, because the game will play out on their monitors in reverse of the live action. Usually, TV crews are set up opposite the benches for that reason. Today, one announcing crew is and one isn’t. You probably won’t notice. If you do, you know why.
Expect a delayed tipoff. Cleveland State is unveiling its NCAA banner before the game.
Made the mistake of giving WSU coach Gregg Marshall a Clemson-South Carolina update. Faux pas. Should have known better.