Jan. 2, 2010
The Washington State women's basketball team concludes its first road trip of the Pacific-10 Conference season, squaring off against Oregon, Sunday in Eugene, Ore. Tip-off between the Ducks and Cougars is scheduled for 2 p.m. at McArthur Court.
The Cougars (5-7, 0-1 Pac-10) are coming off a 63-49 defeat at the hands of Oregon State Friday, while the Ducks (10-3, 1-0 Pac-10) were victorious in their conference opener, knocking off Washington 82-71.
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 Eugene.
DAUGHERTY NEARING 600
WSU's meeting against Oregon will be 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 599 career games is 335-264 (.559).
Freshman guard KiKi Moore leads the Cougars in scoring (13.3), steals (4.0) and assists (3.6). All three marks rank amongst the conference leaders in the respective statistical categories: scoring (14th), steals (first) and assists (fifth).
CENTER OF ATTENTION
Freshman center Carly Noyes already has six multiple-block games in her debut season, including two three-block performances. Her block average (1.4) ranks fourth in the Pac-10, and her season total (17) is already the fifth-most by a Cougar freshman in NCAA history.
The Cougars are looking for their second-straight win over the Ducks at Mac Court, winning 58-45 (Feb. 12, 2009) in the last game played between the two schools. The win ended a six-game losing streak to Oregon, and was the first road win over the Ducks in nearly eight years.
The teams split last year's series, with the visiting squad winning both games. The Cougars trail 11-54 in the all-time series, including a 5-26 mark at Mac Court.