Jan. 8, 2010
The Washington State women's basketball team closes out the opening homestand of its Pacific-10 Conference season, playing host to Arizona State Saturday (Jan. 9). The Cougars and Sun Devils will tip-off at 2 p.m. at Friel Court.
The Cougars (5-9, 0-3 Pac-10) and Sun Devils (8-6, 0-3 Pac-10) are each looking for their first conference victory.
Fans can listen to the game live on KQQQ 1150 AM and on translator 105.3 FM in Pullman/Moscow, or at wsucougars.com. Steve Grubbs has the call live from Pullman.
DAUGHERTY REACHES 600
WSU's meeting against Oregon (Jan. 3) was the 600th game of June Daugherty's head coaching career. Daugherty, in her third year at WSU, also spent 11 years at Washington (1996-2007) and seven years at Boise State (1989-96). Her record through 600 career games is 335-265 (.558).
Freshman guard KiKi Moore leads the Pacific-10 Conference and ranks eighth nationally in steals (3.6). She also ranks fifth in the league in assists (3.6), and 12th in scoring (13.8).
CENTER OF ATTENTION
Freshman center Carly Noyes already has eight multiple-block games - including each of the last five - in her debut season. She recorded four blocks against Oregon, tying WSU's freshman NCAA single-game record. Her block average (1.7) ranks third in the Pac-10, and her season total (24) is already the second-most by a Cougar freshman in NCAA history.
The Cougars will be looking for their first victory over the Sun Devils in nearly six years, a streak of 10 consecutive losses. WSU's last victory over Arizona State came Feb. 28, 2004, a 75-72 win in Pullman. The Cougars are 12-34 all-time against ASU and 9-15 when playing at home.