Feb. 1, 2011
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
What's Happening: The second half of the Pac-10 season begins for the Washington State Cougars and after playing five of their last seven games on the road, WSU (5-16, 3-6 Pac-10) can now enjoy a stretch of playing five of its next seven games at home. It begins this weekend when WSU hosts Oregon State (7-13, 0-9), Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and Oregon (12-8, 3-6 entering this week), Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
Webcasts on WSUCougars.com: This weekend's games will be webcast live at WSUCougars.com. To watch the webcasts go to Cougar All Access at WSUCougars.com at this link WSUCougars.com/allaccess. A subscription to Cougar All Access is needed to watch the games. Webcast announcers are students from WSU's renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Below is the remaining webcast schedule for the Cougar women's basketball games this season.
Feb. 3, 7 p.m. vs. Oregon St.
Feb. 5, 1 p.m. vs. Oregon
Feb. 17, 7 p.m. vs. Arizona
Feb. 19, 1 p.m. vs. Arizona St.
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. Steve Grubbs and Jessica Oestreicher will call the action.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Cougar Athletics is hosting National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. The clinic is in Bohler Gym and is open to girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. It includes a sports clinic, lunch, a Q&A session and autograph session with Cougar student-athletes. Clinic participants also have the opportunity to attend the final home Cougar Swimming meet of the season (WSU vs. Idaho at 11 a.m. at Gibb Pool) as well as the women's basketball game vs. Oregon.
Oregon State series: Oregon State leads the all-time series with WSU 45-25; however, WSU won the team's first meeting of the year at Corvallis, 58-50, Jan. 8. Sage Romberg scored a season-high 21 points and the Cougars allowed just two field goals over the final 10 minutes, 56 seconds.
Oregon series: Oregon leads the all-time series with WSU 56-12 with the Ducks prevailing in the first meeting of the year, 77-72, at Eugene. Jazmine Perkins scored a season-high 24 points for the Cougars but with the score tied at 70, Oregon's Nia Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining to propel the Ducks to the win.
Tale of Two Halves: The Cougars have outscored their opponents in three consecutive games; however, the opponents have outscored WSU in the first half in each of the last three games. In the last three games, WSU has been outscored 99-71 in the first half and outscored its opponents 109-94 in the second half.
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.
Ranked Opponents: According to the website rpiratings.com, WSU has played the 11th toughest schedule in the nation. 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 11 points at Washington, April Cook moved up 15th position on the school's career point list. Cook surpassed Kristin Metson (1988-91) and Alke Dietel (1998-2000) and now sets her sights on Heather Norman (1989-92), who is 14th on the list with 981 points. Right behind is Jazmine Perkins, whose career point total currently stands at 912, 18th all-time in school history.