Nov. 27, 2000
Idaho-WSU: WSU leads the all-time series 150-105?The Cougars have won three straight against the Vandals and six of the last seven.
THIS WEEK:Wednesday, November 29 -- WSU at Idaho (1-2)-7:05 p.m.
NEXT WEEK:Tuesday, December 5 -- WSU at Portland-7 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 -- WSU vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore-1 p.m.
WSU OVERALL: 1-1
WSU IN PAC-10: 0-0
WSU AT HOME: 1-0
WSU ON THE ROAD: 0-0
WSU ON NEUTRAL FLOORS: 0-1
WSU STREAK: -1
WASHINGTON STATE (1-0 / 0-0)
All Washington State men's basketball games will be broadcast over the Cougar Sports Radio Network?Bud Nameck is in his eighth season calling all the action?The following is a list of stations carrying Cougar games?Clarkston (KCLK 1430 AM) ?Colfax (KCLX 1450 AM)?Colville (KCVL 1240 AM)?Moses Lake (KBSN 1470 AM)?Prosser/Sunnyside (KZXR 1310 AM) ?Seattle (KJR 950 AM)?Seattle/Tacoma (KHHO 850 AM) ?Spokane (KXLY 920 AM)?Tri-Cities (KFLD 870 AM) ?Vancouver (KVAN 1550 AM)?Walla Walla (KUJ 1420 AM) ?Yakima (KJOX 980 AM)?Moscow, Idaho (KZFN 106.1 FM).
Cougar men's basketball games can also be accessed via the Washington State athletic department web site at
COUGAR SPORTS THIS WEEK:
Beginning Tuesday November 28, you can listen to the ?Cougar Sports This Week? hosted by Bud Nameck?WSU head coach Paul Graham will be on live from Zeppoz in Pullman from 6-7 p.m. every week through March 13?there will be two Wednesday broadcasts (December 6 and 13)?The show can be heard over the Cougar Sports Radio Network.
COUGARS ON TELEVISION:
Nine of Washington State's 18 Pacific-10 Conference games will be televised?road games at USC (Jan. 4), UCLA (Jan. 6) and Washington (Feb. 3) as well as home games versus Stanford (Jan. 27) and Oregon State (Feb. 17) will be on FOX Sports Net?the home game against Arizona State (Jan. 13) and the game at Arizona (Feb. 10) will be televised by FOX Sports Net Northwest and FOX Sports Net Arizona?the game at Oregon (Jan. 20) will be carried by FOX Sports Net Northwest only and the game at California (Feb. 24) will be on FOX Sports Net Bay Area.
The Cougars 2000-01 campaign is the 100th in WSU men's basketball history?the Cougars played their first game December 7, 1901 against the Spokane YMCA in Spokane?the game resulted in a 31-0 loss?the only other game during that first season was also against the Spokane YMCA, a 24-16 setback February 17, 1902 in Pullman?The following season, WSU earned its first win in school history with an 18-13 triumph over the Spokane YMCA in the season opener, December 13, 1902 in Pullman.
The Vandals enter the game with a record of 1-2 with a win over Western Montana and losses to Wisconsin-Green Bay and Gonzaga?Matt Gerschefske leads Idaho in scoring with 12 points per game and Chris Monroe is averaging 10.7 points per game?Monroe is also second on the team in rebounding with five boards per contest?Eric Collier leads Idaho with 5.3 rebounds per outing.
THE SERIES WITH THE VANDALS:
Washington State and Idaho have met on the hardwood 255 times with the Cougars holding a 150-105 edge in the all-time series?the 255 meetings are the most for WSU against a current non-conference opponent and tied for Oregon for the second most in Cougar history?only Oregon State (260 games) has been a more frequent opponent for the Cougars?last season, Washington State improved to 2-1 with a 70-65 victory over Idaho at Friel Court, November 27?Jan-Michael Thomas registered a game-high 24 points in the game and Mike Bush added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds?the Cougars have won three straight against the Vandals and six of the last seven meetings.
YOUNG COUGS FALL TO EXPERIENCE RAMS:
Senior Ron Grady poured in a game-high 25 points to lead Colorado State to a 78-64 victory over Washington State at the Spokane Arena, November 25?the Rams outscored the Cougars (1-1) 13-5 over the final 6:40 and held Washington State without a field goal during that span?Colorado State sealed the win by connecting on 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch?for the game, the Rams were 19-of-27 from the line while the Cougars were 17-of-29?Colorado State also held a decisive edge on the boards, outrebounding WSU 39-25?Washington State led 29-24 before Colorado State closed the first half on a 10-2 run to lead 34-31 at intermission?Grady had seven points during the outburst and senior David Fisher added three?the Cougars opened the second half with four points to reassume the lead 35-34 with 17:42 remaining?sophomore David Adams (Tacoma, Wash.) brought WSU within one on a jumper and a layup by junior Framecio Little (Anderson, S.C.) gave the Cougars the one point advantage?the game remained close until the Rams reeled off six straight points to take a 54-46 lead with 11:49 left?a three pointer by Adams followed by a steal and thunder dunk from sophomore Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) narrowed the gap to 54-51 with 11:07 remaining, but the Cougars could get no closer?senior Eddie Miller (Reseda, Calif.) led WSU with 17 points?freshman Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) added 14 points and five assists and Adams chipped in with 11 points.
WSU OPENS SEASON WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN:
Sophomore David Adams (Tacoma, Wash.) scored a game-high 19 points, one shy of his career high to lead the Washington State men's basketball team to a 83-55 victory over Portland State, November 20?sophomore Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) added a dozen points and fellow newcomer junior Framecio Little (Anderson, S.C.) added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds?the Cougars were tied with the Vikings at 13-all with 12:13 left in the first half before closing the stanza with a 24-12 run to lead 37-25 at intermission?Adams and junior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) each had eight points in the first half and sophomore Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) chipped in five points, four rebounds and three steals in 11 minutes off the bench?Riley was pressed into early action because starting senior forward Eddie Miller (Reseda, Calif.) committed two fouls just 1:48 into the game?the season opening win was quite a turnaround from last year's opening game loss, 80-55 at Nevada.
Seven players who have seen action this season are in their first year with the Cougars ?those seven players have accounted for 50.3 percent of WSU's scoring, 54.8 percent of the team's rebounding and 90.9 percent of the Cougars' assists?freshman Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) is the third leading scorer for WSU at 11.5 points per game and leads the team with five assists per outing, both best among newcomers?junior transfer Framecio Little (Anderson, S.C.) has a team best 15 rebounds in two games.
HOME SWEET HOME:
The win over Portland State was the 13th straight for the Cougars in a home opener?The last time WSU lost its home opener was during the 1987-88 season when the Cougars were defeated by BYU 60-54.