Jan. 9, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (7-6 overall, 0-2 Pacific-10 Conference) concludes a three-game road trip to kick off conference play, squaring off against No. 7 Stanford (12-3 overall, 3-0 Pac-10), Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. The game will mark WSU's third meeting against a ranked opponent in its last four games.
Tip-off against the Cardinal is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.
Fans can listen to the match-up live on KQQQ 1150 AM in Pullman/Moscow, or at www.wsucougars.com. Steve Grubbs will call the game live from Palo Alto.
NATION'S BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS
With two more victories already in 2008-09 than in all of last season, the Cougars rank tied for seventh nationally amongst teams making the greatest turnarounds this season.
FROSH ONE-TWO PUNCH
Cougar freshmen Jazmine Perkins and April Cook each currently rank in the top 10 in scoring average in the Pacific-10 Conference, the highest-scoring freshmen in the league and the only freshmen ranked in the top 10. Perkins' 14.6 points per game currently ranks fourth on the list, while Cook's 13.7 ppg ranks seventh.
WSU is looking for its first victory over the Cardinal, having lost each of the 46 meetings in the all-time series.
WSU's seven nonconference wins in 2008 were the most by a Cougar squad since recording nine wins in nonconference during the 1995-96 season.
WINNING THE TURNOVER BATTLE
The Cougars currently rank first in the Pac-10 in turnover margin at +5.8. WSU's mark is 2.1 turnovers per game ahead of second-place Arizona State (+3.7).