Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Dec. 16, 2006
Washington State 69, Cal State Northridge 50
December 16, 2006
Pullman, Wash. (Friel Court)
WASHINGTON STATE POSTGAME NOTES
The Cougars improved to 10-1, their best record through 11 games since 1991-92 (11-0)...tied for sixth best record in school history through 11 games.
Washington State held Cal State Northridge to 35.5 points below the Matadors' season average...CSUN entered the week as the seventh highest scoring team in the country.
The Cougars were tied at halftime for the third time in the last six seasons and is 3-0 in those games...also even vs. USC in 2006 and at California in 2004.
Washington State turned the ball over just four times in the second half.
Junior Derrick Low scored a team-high 17 points, his 10th game in double figure scoring this season...made one 3-pointer to move into sole possession of 16th place on the WSU all-time list with 79.
Low was 2-for-2 at the line to move back into first place on the WSU career list in free throw percentage at 83.1...WSU was 21-for-24 (87.5 percent) as a team...third time this season the Cougars have shot 80 percent or better at the charity stripe this season.
WSU HEAD COACH Tony Bennett QUOTES
(on first half)
"We weren't used to their quickness. We didn't play that well and they did a good job. We're not going to knock teams out. We have to outlast them."
(on WSU's bench play)
"You have to have a bench. You have to have depth. We will see who starts the next game. It doesn't matter. You just have to play well when you have the opportunity."
(on the play of Ivory Clark)
"What I liked most was for the most part he played within himself. I thought he had a good pace. Defensively his length bothered their leading scorer Calvin Chitwood."