Nov. 25, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (1-2) heads to Las Vegas, Nev., to square off against Bradley (1-2) in the first round of the Lady Rebel Round-up hosted by UNLV, Saturday. The Cougars and Braves are slated to tip-off at 4:30 p.m. at Cox Pavilion.
WSU will face either UNLV or Boise State in the second round Sunday.
Fans can listen to the game against the Braves live on KQQQ 1150 AM in Pullman/Moscow, or at www.wsucougars.com. Steve Grubbs has the call live from Las Vegas.
This will be the first meeting between the Cougars and Braves, the second time during the 2009-10 season that WSU will face a first-time opponent. The Cougars defeated UC Davis 64-54 Nov. 15, the first meeting between the two schools.
WSU AGAINST THE MVC
The Cougars have squared off against five of the 10 teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, posting a record of 6-2. WSU's last meeting against a team from the MVC came Dec. 28, 1994, when the Cougars defeated Wichita State 93-77 on the road.
The only previous game featuring WSU and a MVC school in a neutral-site contest was 20 years ago, when WSU knocked off Southern Illinois (51-47) Nov. 26, 1989, at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.
LAST TIME OUT
WSU dropped to 1-2 on the season after a 107-54 loss to Nebraska Nov. 22, at Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. Three Cougars scored in double figures including freshman guard KiKi Moore, who posted a team-high 13 points. Moore has led WSU in scoring in each of her first three games as a Cougar. Also scoring in double figures were redshirt freshman guard Katie Grad, who added a career-high 12 points, and sophomore guard April Cook, whose 10 points marked the 13th consecutive game with 10-plus.
Sophomore guard April Cook and freshman center Carly Noyes have each posted at least one block in each of the Cougars' first three games. Cook has already surpassed her total from all of last season, and Noyes recorded her first-career multiple-block game against Nebraska (two).
AMOJO DONE FOR THE YEAR
Freshman guard/forward Ireti Amojo suffered a knee injury during practice this last week, ending her debut season with the Cougars. In her only appearance of the regular season, Amojo scored seven points in 19 minutes against UC Davis.
Freshman guard KiKi Moore recorded seven steals in just her second game as a Cougar, tying WSU's NCAA freshman record. Only two Cougar freshmen have recorded as many steals in a single game: Jade Hyett (Oral Roberts; 1995) and current sophomore Jazmine Perkins (Hawaii; 2008). Moore leads the Pac-10 in steals, averaging 4.0 per game.