March 9, 2013
Final Score: WSU 76, USC 51
Washington State Notes:
· Brock Motum led WSU with 31 points...he scored 21 of his points in the first half...he has scored double figures in all 31 of WSU's games this season and in 31-straight games.
· He added 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season and second in as many games.
· Motum tied his career high for points in a half with his 21 in the first and set a career high for first-half points.
· Motum passed Mark Hendrickson to move into fifth place on WSU's all-time career scoring list...he now has 1,502 points...he's 61 points away from Don Collins in fourth place.
· Motum's 31 points marks the fourth-best `Senior Day' performance behind J. Locklier (40 points vs. Centenary, March 2, 2002), Stuart House (35 points vs. Arizona, March 1, 1980) and Isaac Fontaine (33 points vs. UCLA, March 8, 1997).
· Royce Woolridge added 25 points...he scored 18 of his points in the second half.
· Woolridge has scored in double figures in three-straight games and 10 of the last 11 games and has reached 20-plus points three times this season.
· Woolridge tied his career high with 7 rebounds and set a personal Pac-12 high.
· The team's second-leading scorer, senior Mike Ladd, played for the first time since Feb. 9 (missed 6 games) after suffering a left knee injury...he finished with 1 point and 6 assists in 27 minutes.
· For the second-straight game, the Cougars outrebounded their opponent by double-digits...WSU had 45 rebounds compared to USC's 34.
· WSU's 5 turnovers are its fewest since committing just 4 against Idaho, Nov. 28...had 17-plus turnovers in each of the last two games.
· WSU swept UCLA and USC at home for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
· The Cougars' .994 free throw percentage is their best this season when shooting more than 12 free throws.
· WSU's 18 assists are its second-most this season.
· The team's third-leading scorer, DaVonté Lacy, did not play due to a torn meniscus in his right knee...he is out for the remainder of the season.
· WSU will be the No. 11 seed in the 2013 Pac-12 Tournament and will face No. 6 Washington, Wednesday, March 13 at approximately 8:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at Las Vegas, Nev...the game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.