Jan. 28, 2003
|THIS WEEK:||Friday, Jan. 31, 2003 -- WSU at Washington-7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Net Northwest)|
|NEXT WEEK:||Thursday, Feb, 6, 2003 -- WSU vs. Arizona State-7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 -- WSU vs. Arizona-7 p.m. (FOX Sports Net Northwest)|
RADIO: All Washington State men's basketball games will be broadcast over the Cougar Basketball Radio Network...Bud Nameck is in his 10th season calling all the action...games can be heard on KCLK 1430 AM (Clarkston), KCLX 1450 AM (Colfax), KCVL 1240 AM (Colville), KRKO 1380 AM (Everett), KBAM 1270 AM (Longview), KZFN 106.1 FM (Moscow, Idaho), KBSN 1470 AM (Moses Lake), KZXR 1310 AM (Prosser), KYCZ 1090 AM (Seattle), KXLY 920 AM (Spokane), KHHO 850 AM (Tacoma), KALE 960 AM (Tri-Cities), KGDC 1320 AM (Walla Walla) and KUSA 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.
COUGARS ON TELEVISION: Washington State will make 11 appearances on television during its 27-game regular season, including four national and seven regional broadcasts...FOX Sports Net televised the games vs. UCLA (Jan. 4) and at Arizona (Jan. 9) and will televise games at Stanford (Feb. 15) and at USC (March 8)...FOX Sports Net Northwest televised the game vs. California (Jan. 18) and will televise games at Washington (Jan. 31), vs. Arizona (Feb. 8), vs. Oregon State (Feb. 22) and vs. Washington (March 1)...FOX Sports Net Arizona and FOX Sports Net Northwest televised the game at Arizona State (Jan. 11)...the Oregon Sports Network televised the game at Oregon (Jan. 25).
WASHINGTON PREVIEW: The Huskies are 7-10, 2-6 Pac-10 (ninth)...Washington's wins in conference have come vs. USC (76-72, Jan. 4) and Stanford (73-68, Jan. 18)...the four Pac-10 home games Washington has played have been decided by a total of 26 points with the Huskies splitting the four games...Washington's Will Conroy and Doug Wrenn are tied for 17th in Pac-10 scoring at 13.2 points per game...Conroy also ranks in the Pac-10 with 4.29 assists per game (fifth), 1.76 steals per game (seventh) and 41.5 percent three-point shooting (ninth)...Wrenn ranks 10th in the conference with 6.2 rebounds per game.
SERIES WITH THE HUSKIES: Washington leads 162-90...the Cougars and Huskies have split each of the last two seasons with both winning on their home floor...Washington has won the last eight games in Seattle...the last Cougar win in the The Emerald City was 67-46 Jan. 29, 1994...the 1993-94 season also marks the last time WSU swept Washington as the Cougars added a 75-51 victory in Pullman, Feb. 26.
WOUNDED COUGARS: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) had surgery (Jan. 24) to remove bone chips in his right ankle and is out for the season...the point guard, who was the No. 2 scorer in the Pac-10 at 19.3 points per game...senior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) suffered a fractured back in the USC loss (Jan. 2)...he missed three games before returning against Stanford, Jan. 16...he aggravated the injury against the Cardinal and has missed three games...sophomore Shami Gill (Mission, British Columbia) has a stress reaction in his lower left leg...he has missed six games...junior Ezenwa Ukeagu (Coral Springs, Fla.) suffered acute appendicitis Tuesday (Jan. 14), has missed four games...senior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) has a sprained ligament in the bottom of his left foot...he has missed four games...the Cougars have missed a total of 29 games due to injury.
GETTING A FRESH START: Largely due to injuries, Washington State has started 11 different players and seven different lineups...sophomore Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) is the only Cougars who started opening night that is currently healthy.
GREEN OFF THE BENCH: Freshman Randy Green (Renton) came off the bench at Oregon (Jan. 25) to score 12 points on the strength of 4-for-8 shooting.
McNAIR REACHES DOUBLE DIGITS: Senior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) scored in double figures for the first time this season with 11 points at Oregon (Jan. 25)...his 3-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc gave him 112 three-pointers in his career to move him into 10th on the WSU all-time list.
ROAD WOES: Washington State is 0-8 on the road this season...the Cougars have lost 23 straight games on opponents' courts, including 16 consecutive in Pac-10 play...the last win was 58-57 at Arizona State, Feb. 8, 2001 when WSU rallied from 17 points down...the Cougars have lost 46 of their last 47 Pac-10 road games.
TAKING CARE OF THE BASKETBALL: In the loss to Oregon State, the Cougars tied their season-best with just seven turnovers...WSU also turned it over just seven times at Idaho (Dec. 4)...in WSU's five wins this season, the Cougars have averaged 18 turnovers...in the 12 losses, WSU has averaged 13.9 turnovers.
OVERTIME GAMES: Washington State is 0-2 in overtime games this season...the Cougars lost 110-104 to Gonzaga, Dec. 7, despite a career-high 42 points from junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.)...Moore scored 27 of his points in the final 8:17 (3:17 regulation/5:00 overtime)...WSU dropped a 73-68 decision to Stanford, Jan. 16...sophomore Chris Schlatter (Lafayette, Calif.) converted 1-of-2 free throws with 3.1 seconds left to force the extra session...WSU has lost its last three overtime games and 10 of its last 12.
SLOW STARTS: For the third time since the Pac-10 began play in 1978-79, Washington State is 0-8 in conference play...the two previous occasions are 1999-2000 (0-14 finished 1-17) and 2001-02 (0-10 finished 1-17).
MOORE GOES OVER 1,000: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) became the 24th player in Washington State men's basketball history to score 1,000 points in his career with a 35-point effort at No. 2 Arizona, Jan. 9...currently Moore has 1,027 points...in addition, he is two assists and three steals shy of becoming just the third player in WSU history to record 1,000 points, 300 assists and 125 steals...Keith Morrison (1983-86) and Bennie Seltzer (1990-93) are the other two...Moore currently ranks sixth in assists and is tied for sixth in steals on the WSU career lists.
SUPER SOPHOMORE: Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) is ranked in the Pac-10 in several categories...he is the Pac-10 leader with 47.3 percent three-point shooting...he is second in three-pointers per game (2.59), ninth with a 1.45 assist/turnover ratio and 10th in assists (3.41 per game)...Blake Pengelly (1996-97) holds the Cougars' single season record for three-point shooting at 48.6 percent (36-for-74)