Here’s a clinic on how to win road games by never giving the home team a real chance. WSU’s four road wins:
At Cleveland State (69-54)
Took lead for good: 17:20 remaining in the first halfClosest second-half margin: 13 points
At UMKC (73-52)
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Took lead for good: 14:47 remaining in the first halfClosest second-half margin: 13 points
At Missouri State (65-62)
Took lead for good: 15:57 remaining in the first halfClosest second-half deficit: 1 point
At Indiana State (84-73)
Took lead for good: 19:45 remaining in the first halfClosest second-half deficit: 5 points.
In those games, WSU trailed once, for two points at UMKC for 1:59. In three of those games, the oppnent never came close to having the ball with a chance to lead in the second half. Against Missouri State, the Bears had possession with the chance to lead one time and failed to do so.Around the Valley
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