Feb. 13, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (10-13, 3-9 Pacific-10 Conference) closes its swing through the Beaver State, facing off against Oregon State (14-8, 5-7 Pac-10) Saturday at Gill Coliseum.
Tip-off against the Beavers is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the contest will mark Oregon State's "Pink Zone" game. WSU's "Pink Zone" game will be held next Sunday (Feb. 22) against UCLA at 1 p.m.
The Cougars are coming off of a 58-45 victory over Oregon Thursday, the team's first road victory over the Ducks in nearly eight years.
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 Gill Coliseum. Fans can also watch the game live on GameTracker.
HIGH SCORING FRESHMEN
Entering this week guards Jazmine Perkins (302 points) and April Cook (278 points) ranked eighth and 16th, respectively, in freshmen scoring nationally. WSU is one of only two schools with two freshmen ranking in the top 20, with the other being Tennessee's combo of Shekinna Stricklen (299 points; ninth) and Glory Johnson (275 points; 17th).
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 11th nationally amongst teams making the greatest turnarounds this season.
FROSH ONE-TWO PUNCH
Not only does Cougar freshman Jazmine Perkins rank seventh in scoring in the Pacific-10 Conference at 13.9 ppg, she is the highest-scoring freshmen in the league. April Cook ranks second amongst Pac-10 freshman - and ninth overall - at 13.4 ppg.
LAST TIME OUT
The Cougars had a trio of double-digit scorers, and senior center Ebonee Coates tied the WSU single-game blocks record, en route to a 65-52 victory in their Pacific-10 Conference home opener Jan. 15 at Friel Court. Freshman guard Jazmine Perkins scored a game-high 21 points, her second 20-point game this season. Senior guard Katie Appleton finished with 14 points and freshman guard April Cook chipped in 13 points.
The Cougars have won each of the last two games against the Beavers, and are looking for their first win at Gill Coliseum since Dec. 21, 2006 (58-41).