The 2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament gets underway on Wednesday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a look at the Washington St. Cougars, who faltered in conference play but managed a .500 overall record. They will enter as the No. 8 seed in the tournament.
Team: Washington State Cougars
Head Coach: Ken Bone, third season at WSU
2011-2012 Record: 15-15, 7-11 in conference
RPI Rank: 174
Tournament Seed: 8
First Round Opponent: No. 9 seed Oregon St. Beavers
Season vs. Opponent: The Cougars defeated the Beavers during both regular-season matchups (81-76, 83-73), which is why the Cougars enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed, although both teams hold a 7-11 conference record.
Up Next If They Win: No. 1 seed Washington Huskies
Leading Scorer: Brock Motum, averaging 18.1 points per game. He is shooting 54.9 percent from the floor this season.
Leading Rebounder: Motum is doing it all for the Cougars, also leading the team in boards with 6.5 rebounds per game.
2011 Pac-12 Tournament Finish: WSU entered last year's tournament as the No. 6 seed and earned a bye, but lost their first game against No. 3 seed Washington, 89-87.
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