Gone in a New York minute

Wichita State handles Cougs in NIT semifinal

NEW YORK — Basketball’s most heralded venue. Washington State’s most inept outing in recent memory.

Not an ideal swan song for Klay Thompson, if he opts to forego his senior season.

The Cougars’ hopes of a National Invitation Tournament title were thwarted at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, as Wichita State flummoxed WSU in a 75-44 semifinal blitzing.

And Thompson — who has been projected as a possible first-round NBA draft pick if he leaves the Pullman campus this spring — struggled just as mightily as his cohorts.

The 6-foot-6 junior guard logged just eight minutes of playing time in the first half after picking up his third foul in the game’s first 10 minutes and finished with a season-low six points — 16 below his average.

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