Here's a quick reaction from the WSU locker room after the two-point loss to Washington tonight, which probably means an NIT postseason bid.
COACH KEN BONEWe're all very proud of Klay and the job he did.
On the technical at end) I yelled time-ah' and I caught myself. I can totally understand why he called ... he had to call it.
"Klay was awesome. he's the best player in our league.
KLAY THOMPSON On his tournament-record 43 points)"I could care less (he set tournament record)."
"I just played my game. Just played my game."
Moore and Thompson said they expect an NIT bid, while Bone said "I don't know. I haven't had time to think about it."
Some WSU notes:
* Klay Thompson set the Pac-10 Tournament record for single-game points with 43…the old record was held by Leon Powe of California with 41 in double-overtime…also tied his career high. * Thompson set the Pac-10 Tournament record for single-game 3-pointers with eight…passed Salim Stoudamire of Arizona and Bryce Taylor of Oregon each with seven…tied his career high. * Thompson passed Eddie Hill for the WSU career 3-point record with eight on the night…he now has 237. * Thompson became WSU’s single-season scoring leader and now has 664 points…he passed Isaac Fontaine who had 657. * Thompson tied his season-high for first-half points with 18. * WSU has lost its last two games when leading at the half and is now 15-3 when leading after the first 20 minutes. * The Cougars drop to 5-12 all-time in the Pac-10 Tournament and 1-2 as the No. 6 seed.