Insider Steve weighs in with five things to watch for with the Washington State Cougars basketball team in 2011/12. Ken Bone is a fine coach but will he have a competitive team this year remains to be seen. Reggie Moore, D.J. Shelton and Brock Motum have to have HUGE seasons.
WSU Hoops blogger Jason Green points out the obvious. It will be harder for WSU to make to the Big Dance this season now that leading scorer Clay Thompson is now in the NBA. He thinks they will be over .500 and may get a NIT bid, but things will be tougher with Thompson gone.