Feb. 16, 2011
What's Happening: The Washington State Cougars (8-17, 6-7 Pac-10) return home for three straight games at Beasley Coliseum. The homestand begins with contests versus the Arizona schools this weekend. The Cougars face Arizona (14-9, 5-7) Thursday at 7 p.m. and Arizona State (14-8, 6-6 as of 2/16), Saturday at 1 p.m. The homestand concludes vs. Washington, Saturday, Feb. 26.
Pink Zone: Saturday's game vs. Arizona State marks the Cougars annual Pink Zone game for breast cancer awareness. The first 250 fans will receive a free Pink Zone shirt and those who wear pink will receive $2 general admission. This will not be the first Pink Zone game for the Cougars. Last weekend's games at Stanford and Cal were the Pink Zone games for each school. The Cougar players and coaches wore pink shoes as well as other pink attire and will wear the same for Saturday's game.
Webcasts on WSUCougars.com: This weekend's games will be webcast live at WSUCougars.com. To watch the webcasts go to Cougar All Access at WSUCougars.com at this link WSUCougars.com/allaccess. A subscription to Cougar All Access is needed to watch the games. Webcast announcers are students from WSU's renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
Listen In: Fans can listen to this weekend's games live on KQQQ 1150 AM or KHTR (104.3 FM) in the Pullman/Moscow area or at WSUCougars.com with a subscription to Cougar All Access. Steve Grubbs and Jessica Oestreicher will call the action.
Arizona series: The Wildcats lead the all-time series with WSU 29-21. Earlier this season, Arizona defeated the Cougars 64-58 at Tucson. WSU's last win in the series was Feb. 26, 2009, a 63-56 win at Tucson. The last home win was Jan. 31, 2009, a 68-58 victory.
Arizona State series: The Sun Devils leads the all-time series with WSU 35-14 but the Cougars have won two of the last three games between the programs. Earlier this season on Jan. 20, the Cougars defeated the Sun Devils 70-65, marking the first time in school history that the Cougars notched road wins over the Sun Devils in consecutive years. Last year, WSU captured a 66-62 win over ASU, which at the time was the Cougars' first win in Tempe since Jan. 30, 1997.
Road Warriors: The win at Cal marked the Cougars third Pac-10 road victory this season. The last time the program won more than two conference road games was during the 1997-98 season when it won four.
Winning in the Pac-10: The Cougars' six Pac-10 wins are the most for the program since the 2001 season and the most victories this deep into a conference season since the program was 6-7 through 13 games during the 1995-96 campaign.
Nearing 1,000 points: The duo of April Cook and Jazmine Perkins are nearing the 1,000 career point mark. Entering this weekend's games, Cook has 969 points and Perkins point total stands at 958, 15th and 16th, respectively on the school's career point list. Heather Norman (1989-92) is 14th on the list with 981 points. The duo is also moving up the school's career 3-point list. With 113 treys, Perkins is fourth on the list and is 11 away from Kelli Kronberger's 124 treys for third position. Cook is sixth on the all-time list with 108 and is two away from Jennifer Kerns (110) for fifth place.