Jan. 14, 2002
WASHINGTON STATE (4-10 / 0-6)
RADIO: All Washington State men's basketball games will be broadcast over the Cougar Radio Network...Bud Nameck is in his ninth season calling all the action...game can be hear on KCLK 1430 AM (Clarkston), KCLX 1450 AM (Colfax), KCVL 1240 AM (Colville), KVAC 1490 AM and KLLM 103.9 FM (Forks), KZFN 106.1 FM (Moscow, Idaho), KBSN 1470 AM (Moses Lake), KZXR 1310 AM (Prosser/Sunnyside), KLFE 1590 AM and KRKO 1380 AM (Seattle), KXLY 920 AM (Spokane), KHHO 850 AM (Tacoma), KFLD 870 AM (Tri-Cities), KVAN 1550 AM (Vancouver), KUJ 1420 AM (Walla Walla) and KJOX 980 AM (Yakima).
INTERNET: Cougar men's basketball games can also be accessed via the Washington State athletic department web site at www.wsucougars.com or at broadcast.yahoo.com.
COUGAR SPORTS THIS WEEK: You can listen to the "Cougar Sports This Week" hosted by Bud Nameck...WSU head coach Paul Graham will be on live from The Bookie on the Washington State campus from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday through March 19...the show can be heard over the Cougar Radio Network...Cougar seniors Mike Bush and J Locklier will join Bud Nameck this week.
COUGARS ON TELEVISION: Washington State is currently scheduled to make 13 appearances on television this season during its 27-game regular season, including five national, four regional and four local broadcasts...FOX Sports Net televised the games vs. UCLA (Dec. 22), vs. USC (Dec. 29) and at UCLA (Jan. 6)...the Cougars will be on FOX Sports Net at California (Jan. 19) and at Oregon State (Feb. 23)...FOX Sports Net Southwest carried the game at Texas (Dec. 10) and FOX Sports Net Northwest televised the game at Gonzaga (Dec. 15) and will televise the games vs. Oregon (Jan. 26) and at Washington (Feb. 27)...KUSK (Prescott, Ariz.) and KWBA (Tucson) televised the Jan. 10 game vs. Arizona, KUSK televised the Jan. 12 contest vs. Arizona State and KRON (San Francisco) will carry games Jan. 17 at Stanford and Feb. 14 vs. California.
STANFORD PREVIEW: Casey Jacobsen is coming off a 32-point performance in an 87-79 loss at Oregon, Jan. 12 and leads the Cardinal with 19.9 points per game...Stanford is 9-4, 2-2 in the Pacific-10...Curtis Borchardt is averaging a double-double with 16.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per outing.
SERIES WITH THE CARDINAL: Washington State and Stanford have split their previous 104 meetings...the Cardinal has won 10 straight against the Cougars.
CALIFORNIA PREVIEW: The Golden Bears are 11-3, 2-2 in the Pacific-10 pending their game, Thursday, Jan. 17 versus Washington...California is 10-0 at home this season...Joe Shipp scored 24 points in a 76-72 loss at Oregon, Jan. 10, and leads the Golden Bears with 15.1 points per game...Jamal Sampson is California's top rebounder with 7.1 boards per contest.
SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN BEARS: California leads the series 58-41, including a sweep of the Cougars last season...WSU has lost six straight in Berkeley...the Cougars lone Pac-10 win in Paul Graham's first season was 81-78 in overtime over California, Feb. 26, 2000 in Pullman.
ANOTHER RANKED OPPONENT: When the Cougars take the court against Stanford, Thursday, it will be the fifth time this season Washington State will play a ranked opponent...Stanford is 19th in this week's Associated Press poll...the Cougars are 0-4 against ranked teams this season and have lost 29 straight to ranked opponents...WSU is 9-87 on the road all-time versus ranked opponents and 2-11 against Stanford when the Cardinal is the ranked...the two wins came Jan. 7, 1995 in Pullman when the Cardinal was No. 23 and 68-59, Feb. 22, 1996 at No. 24 Stanford.
COUGARS IN THE PACIFIC-10 RANKINGS: Sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) leads the Pacific-10 with 5.64 assists per game and 2.64 steals per game...Moore is also fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.88) and 13th in scoring (14.4 points per game)...junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) is fourth in three-point field goals made (2.29 per game)...senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) is eighth in free throw percentage (.841) and 20th in rebounding (5.2 per game)...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) is 10th in field goal percentage (.544), 11th in rebounding (6.4 per game) and 16th in scoring (13.7 points per game)...junior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) is 10th in blocks (1.00 per game) and 16th in rebounding (5.8 per game).
FASHIONABLE COUGARS: The Washington State coaching staff may be the best dressed in the country...Paul Graham in ninth among head coaches and Gary Stewart is eighth among assistant coaches in the Jan. 7 Fashion Power Index according to www.collegeinsider.com...both Graham and Stewart are the only coaches on the West Coast in their respective rankings...for more information, check out http://www.collegeinsider.com/columnists/lento/index.html.
INJURY UPDATE: Junior guard Nick Graham (Stillwater, Okla.) has surgery on his right ankle Nov. 23 and has not played this season...senior forward Justin Murray (Tacoma, Wash.) has missed two weeks with avulsed teeth and is out indefinitely.
SUN DEVILS TOP COUGARS: Despite a school record 16-for-16 effort from the foul line by sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.), Washington State fell to 0-6 in the Pacific-10 with an 81-71 loss to Arizona State in Pullman, Jan. 12...Moore finished the game with a team-high 23 points and tied his season-high with a team-high eight rebounds.
COUGARS COME UP SHORT AGAINST WILDCATS: Senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) recorded a career-high 27 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for his second career double-double in a 92-85 loss to Arizona, Jan. 10...senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) posted his seventh career double-double with 17 points and a season-high 11 rebounds...the 85 points were the most by the Cougars in a conference game since a 95-86 win over USC, Jan. 30, 1999.
UCLA OUTLASTS WSU: Billy Knight scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Bruins to an 81-69 victory over the Cougars, Jan. 6...the win improved UCLA's mark against Washington State to 45-0 all-time in Los Angeles...senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) led the Cougars with 18 points despite battling the flu.
USC SHOOTS DOWN COUGARS: The Trojans shot 56 percent from the floor in an 85-64 win at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Jan. 4...sophomore Marcus Moore returned to his hometown and led WSU with 15 points, five assists and three steals...junior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) added 14 points and six rebounds off the bench for WSU.
MOORE IS NOT ENOUGH IN LOSS TO TROJANS: Sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) recorded his second double-double of the season and the third of his career with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists, but WSU came out on the short end of a 78-63 loss to USC in Pullman, Dec. 29...USC freshman Errick Craven poured in a game-high 29 points while senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) led the Cougars with 17 points...junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) pulled down a career-high eight rebounds for WSU.
UCLA RALLIES PAST WSU: The No. 19 Bruins shot 68 percent in the second half and overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to pull out a 79-74 win in Pullman, Dec. 22...three Cougars scored in double figures, led by 17 from sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.)...Moore just missed a double-double as he dished out eight assists...WSU tied a school record by going 13-for-13 (1.000) from the foul line.
COUGARS FALL AT GONZAGA: Despite the first double-double in junior Milton Riley's (Gardena, Calif.) career (10 points, career-high 11 rebounds), Washington State lost 67-44 at No. 25 Gonzaga, Dec. 15...the 44 points were the fewest by the Cougars in a nonconference game since a 50-40 loss at Idaho, Nov. 29, 1988...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) just missed a double-double with a nine rebounds and a team-high 13 points.
TEXAS DEFEATS WASHINGTON STATE: Led by Chris Owens' 19 points, the Longhorns dropped the Cougars to 4-3 with a 79-52 win in Austin, Dec. 10...the loss was the worst nonconference defeat for the Cougars since No. 4 Michigan State, led by Magic Johnson, beat WSU 98-52, Dec. 27, 1978...junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) led WSU with 14 points and freshman Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) recorded his first double figure rebounding game with a game-high 10.
McNAIR HELPS WSU RALLY PAST TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN: Junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) scored 20 of his team-high 26 points in the second half as the Cougars rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Texas-Pan American, 70-67, Dec. 7...McNair hit three consecutive three-pointers late in the second half to give WSU the lead for good at 63-59...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) added 17 points and a game-high seven rebounds for the Cougars.
MOORE LEADS COUGS PAST VANDALS: Sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) scored a career-high 31 points and added eight rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead Washington State to an 81-55 over Idaho, Dec. 4.
COUGARS KNOCK OFF ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF: Sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) recorded the second double-double of his career with 26 points and 10 assists, to lead WSU to a 91-75 win over the Golden Lions, Dec. 1 in Pullman...the 10 assists are a career high...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) scored 19 points for the second consecutive game to equal his career high.
WSU FALLS SHORT AT MONTANA: Senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points at Montana, Nov. 28, but the Cougars lost to the Grizzlies 75-71...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) tallied a career-high 19 points and tied Bush with a game-high seven rebounds.
COUGARS ROUT PRAIRIE VIEW A&M: Junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) scored a game-high 22 points to lead WSU to a 103-55 blowout of the Panthers, Nov. 24 in Pullman...the Cougars tied a team school record with 17 steals led by sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.), who registered seven thefts, one shy of the school record.
WSU DROPS OPENER TO COLORADO STATE: Despite 17 points from junior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas), WSU lost its season opener 79-75 to the Rams, Nov. 20 at the Spokane Arena...senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) scored 12 points off the bench for WSU just three days after playing wide receiver in the Apple Cup for the Cougar football team.