Dec. 3, 2010
What's Happening: After playing six of its first seven games away from Pullman, the Washington State women's basketball team (1-6) will play consecutive home games for the first time in the 2010-11 season. The Cougars host Nevada (6-1), Sunday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Two days later, WSU hosts South Dakota State (3-3 as of Dec. 2, will play North Dakota State, Dec. 4). Tip time for Tuesday's game is at 7 p.m.
Series History: Nevada leads the all-time series with WSU 3-0 including a 75-54 win at Reno last season. Tuesday's meeting between WSU and South Dakota State will be the first between the two schools.
Listen In: Fans can listen to this Sunday's and Tuesday's games live on KQQQ 1150 AM or KHTR (104.3 FM) in the Pullman/Moscow area, or with a subscription to Cougar All Access at WSUCougars.com (click on the All Access button on the WSUCougars.com home page). Steve Grubbs will call the action.
Last Week Recap: Sunday's game vs. Nevada will take place after a week off for the Cougars. From Nov. 22-28, the Cougars played four games, vs. No. 21 Nebraska in Pullman, and No. 14 North Carolina, Long Beach State, and Gonzaga at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu.
Making Some Noyes: With 14 blocks this season, sophomore Carly Noyes increased her career total in that category to 71, sixth on the school's career list in that category. She is just two behind Kathy Weber (1990-93) for fifth place on the list. With a 2.0 blocks per game average, Noyes ranks second in the Pac-10 in that category.
Cook returns: After sitting out the Cougars' first four games with a sore back, junior point guard April Cook saw her first action of the season at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Hawaii. WSU's leading scorer last season, Cook averaged 15 minutes and seven points in three games at the tournament. Cook reached double figures with 10 points against Gonzaga.
News & Notes: Junior guard Jazmine Perkins has been suspended for one game for a violation of team rules. Perkins, who is averaging nine points a game, will miss the Nevada game. The Cougars three true freshman (Hana Potter, Sage Romberg, Brandi Thomas) have started at least two games this season. Romberg has started all seven...Romberg leads the team in scoring averaging 10.6 points per game...eight Cougars (Cook, Amojo, Madison, Perkins, Adzasu, Romberg, Noyes, Potter) have scored in double-digits in at least one game this season.
Cougars on TV: WSU's Jan. 14 game versus California has been selected for broadcast by Fox Sports Northwest. The Cougars' match-up against the Golden Bears at Beasley Coliseum will tip at 5:30 p.m. It will mark the third appearance for the Cougars on television during the 2010-11 season. Two games have previously been selected for live national television broadcasts. The Cougars' match-ups at Washington (Jan. 30) and at California (Feb. 12) were selected as part of the Pac-10's 20-game package with FSN, and will be televised nationally.
Tickets: Season and single-game tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-GO-COUGS or visiting WSUCougars.com.
Cougs on Social Network sites: Follow the WSU women's basketball team on twitter (@WSUWomenshoops). Also follow the team on the WSU Athletics official twitter page (@WSUCougars_com), Facebook page (facebook.com/WSUCougarAthletics) and YouTube page (youtube.com/WSUCougarAthletics).