Nov. 9, 2010
What's Happening: The Washington State women's basketball team opens the 2010-11 season with a trip to Northern California. The Cougars' season-opener is Friday, Nov. 12 vs. St. Mary's. Tip is at 6 p.m. Two days later, WSU takes on UC Davis, Sunday, Nov. 14 for a 1 p.m. tip. This weekend's games serve as rematches from last year. WSU opened the 2009-10 season with a 64-54 win over UC Davis in Pullman, Nov. 15. On Dec. 3, the Cougars fell to St. Mary's 80-70, also in Pullman.
Series History: Friday's game will be the sixth meeting between St. Mary's and WSU. The Gaels hold a 3-2 series advantage. WSU and the Aggies will meet for the second time Sunday.
Listen In: Fans can listen to this weekend's games live on KQQQ 1150 AM or KHTR (104.3 FM) in the Pullman/Moscow area, or with a subscription to Cougar All Access at WSUCougars.com (click on the All Access button on the WSUCougars.com home page). Steve Grubbs will call the games live.
Exhibition Wrap: Sage Romberg's jumper with nine seconds remaining propelled the Washington State University women's basketball team to a 64-63 win over Lewis-Clark State in exhibition action at Beasley Coliseum, Sunday, Nov. 7. After her offensive heroics, Romberg, a freshman guard/forward from McKinleyville, Calif., clinched the win with a block of Lauren Daling's field goal attempt as time expired. Jazmine Perkins led a trio of Cougars in double figures with 15 points. Romberg added 13 and Carly Noyes scored 12. April Cook (back) sat out the exhibition game and her status is day-to-day.
Academic Excellence: At the Oct. 23 volleyball match vs. Arizona, the Cougars were recognized as recipients of the Seehafer Academic Award, earned for the 2010 spring semester. The Seehafer award is presented each semester to the WSU athletic team that demonstrates the most improved academic performance or greatest strides toward achieving its team academic goals. During the 2010 spring semester, the Cougars earned their highest semester GPA - a 3.10.
Cougars on TV: WSU's Jan. 14 game versus California has been selected for broadcast by Fox Sports Northwest. The Cougars' match-up against the Golden Bears at Beasley Coliseum will tip at 5:30 p.m. It will mark the third appearance for the Cougars on television during the 2010-11 season. Two games have previously been selected for live national television broadcasts. The Cougars' match-ups at Washington (Jan. 30) and at California (Feb. 12) were selected as part of the Pac-10's 20-game package with FSN, and will be televised nationally.
Pac-10 Coaches/Media Polls: After garnering 22 points, the Cougars were tied for eighth with Washington in the Pac-10 Coaches Poll and ninth in the Media Poll with 26 points. Stanford is the coaches' and media pick to win the Pac-10 women's basketball title while UCLA was picked to finish second in both polls.