Feb. 17, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (10-14, 3-10 Pacific-10 Conference) squares off against USC (12-11, 6-6 Pac-10) in a game televised by FSN Northwest Friday at Friel Court. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
WSU will also play host to UCLA Sunday at 1 p.m. at Friel Court in the team's "Pink Zone" game.
The game will be televised regionally by FSN Northwest, with Brad Adam calling play-by-play and Sheryl Swoopes serving as analyst. Fans can listen to the match-up live on Border 104.3 FM in Pullman/Moscow, or at www.wsucougars.com. Steve Grubbs will call the game live from Friel Court. Fans can also watch the game live on GameTracker.
HIGH SCORING FRESHMEN
Freshmen guards Jazmine Perkins (338 points) and April Cook (307 points) entered this week ranked seventh and 15th, respectively, in freshmen scoring nationally. WSU is the only school in the country with two freshmen ranking in the top 20.
APPLETON JOINS 1,000-POINT CLUB
Senior guard Katie Appleton scored eight points against Arizona State (Jan. 29), bringing her career total to 1,000. She is only the 12th women's basketball player in school history to reach the milestone.
NATION'S BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS
With five more victories already in 2008-09 than in all of last season, the Cougars rank tied for 14th nationally amongst teams making the greatest turnarounds this season.
FROSH ONE-TWO PUNCH
Not only does Cougar freshman Jazmine Perkins rank sixth in scoring average in the Pacific-10 Conference at 14.1 ppg, she is the highest-scoring freshmen in the league and ranks fifth nationally amongst frosh. April Cook ranks second amongst Pac-10 freshman - and 10th overall - at 13.3 ppg, a mark that ranks eighth nationally. WSU is the only school in the country with two freshmen ranking in the top 10.
BATTLE OF THE LeNOIRS - ROUND TWO
USC won the first meeting between the two schools earlier this season 78-57. The game marked the first time the LeNoir sisters had the opportunity to face each other during their playing careers. Danielle, a Cougar freshman, was in eighth grade when Camille, a Trojan senior, was a senior in high school. Both graduated from Narbonne High in Los Angeles.
The Cougars will be looking for their first victory in the last 17 meetings with the Trojans, with the last win coming Jan. 4, 2001 in Pullman (79-78). WSU trails 11-35 in the all-time series, including 7-15 at home.
One random WSU student will have the opportunity to win the equivalent of one semesters' in-state tuition at the USC game. The individual drawn will have 60 seconds to make his or her way down to Friel Court with a WSU Student ID and claim their prize.