Feb. 4, 2009
FIRST GLANCE The Washington State women's basketball team (9-11, 2-7 Pacific-10 Conference) kicks off its second run through the Pac-10 with seventh-ranked Stanford (17-4, 8-1 Pac-10), Friday at Friel Court. Tip-off against the Cardinal is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Friday's contest marks the second annual Cougs Have Heart game to raise awareness for heart disease. The first 1,000 fans through the door will receive a free, exclusive Cougs Have Heart T-shirt.
LISTEN/WATCH 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 Pullman. Fans can also watch the game live on GameTracker.
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. She currently ranks tied for 10th all-time with 1,015 career points.
APPLETON CLAIMS 3-POINT RECORD With four 3-point field goals against UCLA (Jan. 22), Appleton passed Joanna Smith (143; 1997-2001) to become WSU's career leader in the statistical category. Appleton now has 152 career 3-pointers.
NATION'S BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS With four more victories already in 2008-09 than in all of last season, the Cougars rank tied for 12th nationally amongst teams making the greatest turnarounds this season.
FROSH ONE-TWO PUNCH Not only does Cougar freshman Jazmine Perkins rank fifth in scoring in the Pacific-10 Conference at 14.4 ppg, she is the highest-scoring freshmen in the league and entered this week ranked fifth nationally amongst freshmen. April Cook ranks second amongst Pac-10 freshman - and ninth overall in the conference - at 12.9 ppg.
LAST TIME OUT WSU's trio of freshmen starters each scored in double figures against seventh-ranked Stanford, Jan. 10, but the Cardinal were victorious, knocking off WSU 102-53. Jazmine Perkins and April Cook each scored 14 points to lead the Cougars, while Rosie Tarnowski added 10 points and a team-high five rebounds.
THE SERIES WSU is looking for its first victory over the Cardinal, dropping each of the first 47 meetings - 22 of which have come at home.
TV GAMES The Cougars have added two televised games to the 2008-09 schedule. WSU's home games against USC (Feb. 20) and Washington (March 6) will each be televised by FSN Northwest. Both games will tip-off at 7 p.m.