10. Washington State Cougars (5-3) LW: 9
As the season progresses, it becomes easier and easier to see that Washington State probably won’t find their way out of the cellar of the Pac-12.
This past week, the Cougars looked good in a 90-70 win over the Idaho Vandals, but immediately erased any progress they made on Sunday night when they fell to the Montana State Bobcats 95-90.
Franks is averaging 24.6 points per game, which leads all other scorers by more than nearly 10 points. He also leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 and blocks with six on the year.
The next man up for WSU is CJ Elleby, who averages 13.8 points per game. Elleby had a good outing in the loss to Montana State as he scored 20 points with six rebounds and three assists.
However, besides Franks and Elleby, the lack of depth for the Cougars is something that has proved to be a problem, and it doesn’t show any signs of changing anytime soon.
Washington State should face two very winnable matchups this upcoming week, which might be able to help them figure a way to solve their depth issue.
They will play both games in Pullman as they will face off with the Rider University Broncos on Monday, followed by the Southern Illinois Edwardsville Cougars on Wednesday.