Feb. 11, 2003
THIS WEEK: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003 -- WSU at California-7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 -- WSU at Stanford-2 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)
NEXT WEEK: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003 -- WSU vs. Oregon-7 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE (5-15, 0-11)
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 games vs. California (Jan. 18) and at Washington (Jan. 31) and will televise games vs. Oregon State (Feb. 22) and vs. Washington (March 1)...FOX Sports Net Arizona and FOX Sports Net Northwest televised the games at Arizona State (Jan. 11) and vs. Arizona (Feb. 8)...the Oregon Sports Network televised the game at Oregon (Jan. 25).
CALIFORNIA PREVIEW: The Golden Bears are 16-4, 9-2 in the Pac-10...California is second in the Pac-10, one game behind Arizona...the Golden Bears are No. 22 in the Associated Press poll and No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll...Joe Shipp leads California with 21.2 points per game.
SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN BEARS: California leads 61-41...the Golden Bears list the series as 62-40...the 87-79 win by No. 25 California in Pullman, Jan. 25, 1996 was later forfeited because the Golden Bears used an ineligible player...the Golden Bears have won five straight overall and seven consecutive in Berkeley...the last WSU win (81-78 in overtime) occurred Feb. 26, 2000 in Pullman...it was the only Pac-10 triumph for the Cougars that season...the last Cougar victory in Berkeley was 92-89, March 11, 1995 in the regular season finale...WSU advanced to the NIT Quarterfinals that season...California won 76-63 Jan. 18 in Pullman behind 33 points from Joe Shipp...the series began in 1917 with the teams splitting a pair of games in Berkeley...California won 28-20, Feb. 2 to hand WSU its only loss during a 25-1 campaign...WSU won 32-29, Feb. 3 to begin a 10-game winning streak to close the season and earn a No. 1 ranking by Helms Foundation of Los Angeles.
STANFORD PREVIEW: The Cardinal is 17-6, 8-3 in the Pac-10 (plays Washington, Feb. 13)...Stanford is third in the Pac-10, one game behind California and two back of Arizona...Stanford is No. 24 in both major polls...senior guard Julius Barnes leads Stanford with 14.9 points per game.
SERIES WITH THE CARDINAL: Stanford leads 55-52 and has won 13 straight...the last Cougar win over the Cardinal was 68-59 at No. 24 Stanford, Feb. 22, 1996...Stanford won a 73-68 overtime decision in Pullman, Jan. 16...sophomore Chris Schlatter (Lafayette, Calif.) had a chance to win the game in regulation for WSU, but converted only 1-of-2 from the foul line to send the game into the extra session...the series dates back to 1917 when WSU swept games at Stanford, Feb. 5-6 by scores of 36-18 and 23-15, respectively.
COUGARS AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS: WSU has lost 37 straight games to ranked opponents, including a pair of losses vs. No. 2 Arizona and a setback at No. 23 Oregon this season...the last win over a ranked opponent is 89-87 against No. 25 California, Feb. 22, 1997...this will be the first time since Feb. 20-27 (Stanford-20th, California-25th, at Arizona-15th) WSU has played three straight games against ranked opponents...the last road trip against two ranked opponents for WSU was Feb. 2/5, 1995 at No. 12 Arizona and No. 16 Arizona State.
WOUNDED COUGAR: 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 was the No. 2 scorer in the Pac-10 at 19.3 points per game...as a team, the Cougars have missed a total of 32 games due to injury.
GETTING A FRESH START: Largely due to injuries, Washington State has started 12 different players and nine different lineups...sophomore Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) is the only Cougar to appear in all 19 games, having started each outing for WSU this season...a breakdown of the Cougar starting lineups this season.
KELATI SCORELESS: Sophomore Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) was held scoreless last Saturday against No. 2 Arizona...he was 0-for-8 from the field and failed to score for the first time in 23 games...Kelati has not scored since a free throw with five seconds left in the first half vs. Arizona State (Feb. 6)...his scoreless streak is at 60:05.
SLOW STARTS: For the second time since the Pac-10 began play in 1978-79, Washington State is 0-11 in conference play...in 1999-2000, the Cougars lost their first 14 Pac-10 games and finished 1-17.