Jan. 14, 2003
|THIS WEEK:||Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 -- WSU vs. Stanford-7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 -- WSU vs. California-6 p.m. (FOX Sports Net Northwest)|
|NEXT WEEK:||Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 -- WSU at Oregon State-7:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 -- WSU at Oregon-6 p.m. (Oregon Sports Network)|
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 will televise games vs. California (Jan. 18), at Washington (Jan. 31), vs. Arizona (Feb. 8), vs. Oregon State (Feb. 22) and vs. Washington (March 1)...FOX Sports Net Arizona and FOX Sports Net Northwest televised the game at Arizona State (Jan. 11)...the Oregon Sports Network will televise the game at Oregon (Jan. 25).
STANFORD PREVIEW: The Cardinal is 11-4, 2-1...Stanford is 48-9 on the road since the 1997-98 season...three players average double-figure scoring led by 14.1 points per game from Julius Barnes...in Pac-10 games, five players average double-figure scoring.
SERIES WITH THE CARDINAL: Stanford leads 54-52 and has won 12 straight...the Cardinal is not ranked for the first time in 14 meetings with the Cougars...the last time Stanford and Washington State played with the Cardinal unranked was Jan. 27, 1996 in Pullman...Stanford won 78-67...the Cardinal has won seven straight in Pullman...the last WSU victory on its home court was 77-63 vs. No. 23 Stanford, Jan. 7, 1995.
CALIFORNIA PREVIEW: The Golden Bears are 10-2, 3-0...only California and Arizona (4-0) are undefeated in Pac-10 play...Joe Shipp in second to WSU's Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) in Pac-10 scoring with 20.6 points per game...Shipp is averaging 25 points per game in conference games.
SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN BEARS: California leads 60-41 and has won four straight in the series...the last six meetings in Pullman have been decided by an average of just under eight points.
MOORE GOES OVER 1,000: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) became the 24th player in Washington State men's basketball history to score 1,000 points in his career with a 35-point effort at No. 2 Arizona, Jan. 9...currently Moore has 1,011 points and needs 50 more to move into the Cougars' all-time top 20 list...in addition, with 10 assists and six steals, he will become just the third player in WSU history to record 1,000 points, 300 assists and 125 steals...Keith Morrison (1983-86) and Bennie Seltzer (1990-93) are the other two...Moore currently ranks sixth in assists and is tied for seventh in steals on the WSU career lists.
GONZAGA HAD MOORE THAN IT COULD HANDLE: In loss against the Bulldogs, Moore poured in a career-high 42 points, including 17 in the final three and a half minutes of regulation and 10 more in overtime...the 42 points tied Moore with Steve Puidokas (Jan. 2, 1975 vs. Gonzaga) for fourth on the WSU single-game list...his nine treys tied a Cougar single-game record held by Bennie Seltzer (Feb. 27, 1993 vs. Stanford) and Chris Crosby (Dec. 21, 1998 vs. Idaho).
DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Three Cougars players, junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.), senior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) and sophomore Shami Gill (Mission, British, Columbia) have recorded double-double this season...Moore has a pair with 28 points/10 rebounds vs. Southern Utah (Nov. 25) and 22 points/career-high 11 rebounds vs. Fresno State (Dec. 23)...Moore has five career double-doubles...Riley scored 12 points and added a career-high 12 rebounds at TCU (Nov. 30) for his second career double-double...Gill scored 11 points and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds vs. High Point (Dec. 21) for his first career double-double.
MOORE LEADS THE PAC-10: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) leads the Pac-10 in scoring (21.0 points per game), is fourth in assists (4.54 per game), fifth in steals (1.81 per game) and 13th in rebounding (5.9 rebounds per game)...he has recorded three 30 plus points games this season, including a career-high 42 against Gonzaga, Dec. 7.
SUPER SOPHOMORE: Playing in the shadow of Marcus Moore, sophomore Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) is quietly having a superb season...he is second in the Pac-10 with 48.5 percent three-point shooting, third with a 1.85 assist/turnover ratio, fourth with 2.54 three-pointers per game, ninth in assists (3.69 per game) and 10th in steals (1.46 per game)...Blake Pengelly (1996-97) hold the Cougars' single season record for three-point shooting at 48.6 percent (36-for-74)...Kelati's 33 treys this season are nearly double the 18 he knocked down as a freshman.
McNAIR RETURNS: Senior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) made his first appearance of the season against UCLA (Jan. 4) after sitting out the fall semester due to academic ineligibility...he came off the bench to score seven points in 10 minutes of action...he is averaging 4.7 points in three games this season.
DIALING LONG DISTANCE: The Cougars tied single-game team records for three-pointers (18) and three-point attempts (37) in the loss to Gonzaga...both marks were set Dec. 29, 1990 during a 121-82 win over Seattle in Bohler Gym...WSU leads the Pacific-10 with 9.23 three-pointers made per game...at that pace, the Cougars would finish with 249...the 1993-94 squad holds the single-season record with 221...WSU is also on track to attempt 710 three-pointers this season which would shatter the record of 598 set in 1993-94.
GLASS CLEANERS: Five Cougars veterans have set their career high in rebounds this season...junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) tallied his career high with 11 rebounds against Fresno State (Dec. 23)...senior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) recorded his career high at TCU (Nov. 30) with 12...sophomore Shami Gill (Mission, British Columbia) pulled down 13 boards against High Point (Dec. 21)...at Idaho (Dec. 4), seniors Cedrick Hughey (Waldo, Ark.) and Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) grabbed seven and six boards, respectively...Hughey equaled the career-high with seven rebounds vs. USC (Jan. 2) and at Arizona State (Jan. 11).
LIGHTING UP THE SCOREBOARD: The combined 214 points scored in the Gonzaga game were the most by two teams at Friel Court since No. 12 Arizona won a 114-111 overtime thriller against the Cougars March 2, 1995...the 90 points by WSU in the loss to USC (Jan. 2) were the most my the Cougars in a Pac-10 game since a 95-86 win over USC, Jan. 30, 1999.
INJURY UPDATE: Senior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) suffered a fractured back in the USC loss (Jan. 2)...he has missed three games and is expected to be out two or three more weeks...sophomore Shami Gill (Mission, British Columbia) has a stress reaction in his lower left leg...he has missed two games and is questionable this week...junior Ezenwa Ukeagu (Coral Springs, Fla.) suffered acute appendicitis Tuesday (Jan. 14) and is expected to be out two or three weeks...junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) is playing with bone chips in his right ankle...he is probable this week.
DEFENSIVE WOES: Washington State ranks last in the Pac-10 in scoring defense giving up 81.0 points per game...the Cougars have given up 90 or more points in five games this season...last season, opponents hit the 90-point mark six times...in the five seasons prior to that (1997-2001), WSU gave up 90 or more points in a total of 11 games, including zero in during the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons.