Point guard returns as Cougs take on Sun Devils, ‘Cats
PULLMAN — From the start of Washington State’s Bay Area road swing until its tipoff
with Stanford on Saturday, things had gone awry.
After the Cougs extended their conference road futility to three games in an overtime loss to Cal on Thursday night, the blow was compounded when coach Ken Bone abruptly suspended point guard Reggie Moore hours before the Stanford game for reasons stemming from a Dec. 11 marijuana-related arrest.
But Bone spoke with Moore on Wednesday following practice and lifted the suspension — which was given after confirming details of the arrest on last Saturday — noting Moore would be back in the starting lineup tonight against Arizona State. The Pac-10 game gets under way tonight at 7 at Beasley Coliseum.
“Every situation is different,” Bone said of Moore’s alleged discrepancy. “This one for instance happened in a dorm room, which he was not present. So that’s different than any situation I’ve ever experienced in 20-something years of coaching.”
From an outsider’s perspective, the timing of the suspension was questionable. The short-handed Cougars’ win over Stanford couldn’t have been more timely, though.
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