Jan. 27, 2011
What's Happening: A stretch of three consecutive road games ends for the Cougars (5-15, 3-5 Pac-10) when they face intrastate rival Washington (7-10, 2-6), Sunday, Jan. 30 at noon. The game will be televised nationally on FSN.
Listen In: Fans can listen to Sunday's game 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 and Jessica Oestreicher will call the action.
Washington series: The Huskies lead the all-time series with WSU 61-17 and have won the last 30 in a row. WSU's last victory over the Huskies came Feb. 25, 1995, a 72-67 win in Pullman. The Cougars last road win was a 75-72 overtime victory, Jan. 9, 1993. That game also marks the greatest comeback in program history as the Cougars overcame an 18-point first-half deficit to capture the win.
On the Road: Sunday's game at UW marks the end of three straight road games for WSU. Traveling has been nothing new for WSU this season as the team has played a total of seven games at Beasley Coliseum this season. During its 12-game non-conference schedule, WSU played three games at home: Nov. 22 vs. Nebraska, Dec. 5 vs. Nevada and Dec. 7 vs. South Dakota State.
Pac-10 Road Wins: The Cougars have captured two Pac-10 road wins this season: at Oregon State, Jan. 8 and at Arizona State, Jan. 20. The last time the program won more than two conference road games was during the 1997-98 season when it won four.
Last Week Recap: The Cougars split their road trip to the Arizona schools. Ireti Amojo and Jazmine Perkins scored 16 points each and Sage Romberg added 12 to lead WSU to a 70-65 win over Arizona State at Tempe, Jan. 20. The Cougars shot a season-best 53.2 percent (25-of-47) from the field including a blistering 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from 3-point territory, also a season-best. The win was the third in the last four games for WSU, with the only defeat during the stretch coming to No. 4 Stanford. Two days later, WSU fell to Arizona in Tucson, 64-58. Amojo scored a career-high 21 points but WSU was unable to overcome a 5-of-34 shooting performance in the first half.
History Making Win: The win at Arizona State marked the first time in school history that the Cougars notched road wins over the Sun Devils in consecutive years. Last year, WSU captured a 66-62 win over ASU, which at the time was the Cougars' first win in Tempe since Jan. 30, 1997.
Ranked Opponents: According to the website rpiratings.com, WSU has played the eighth toughest schedule in the nation. Entering this week, the combined record of the Cougars' opponents is 223-126 (.639). The Cougars have played four ranked opponents this season: No. 21 Nebraska, Nov. 22, No. 14 North Carolina at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Nov. 26, No. 8 UCLA, Dec. 31 and No. 4 Stanford, Jan. 16. The last time the Cougars defeated a ranked opponent was Feb. 10, 2001, when the Cougars defeated No. 22/19 Arizona, 93-86, in Pullman.
The 900 Club: With 16 points at Arizona State, Jazmine Perkins increased her career point total to 902. She became the 18th player in program history to eclipse the 900-point mark. On Jan. 14 against Cal, April Cook became the 17th player in program history to reach 900 career points and her point total now stands at 919 entering Sunday's game vs. UW. Cook is on the brink of moving up to 15th position on the career point list. Kristin Metson (1988-91) is 16th on the list with 924 points and Alke Dietel (1998-2000) is 15th with 926. Heather Norman is 14th on the list with 981 points.