Nov. 21, 2010
What's Happening: After opening the season with three straight road games, the Washington State women's basketball team (0-3) returns to Pullman for its 2010-11 season home opener vs. No. 21 (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll) Nebraska (3-0), Monday, Nov. 22 for a 7 p.m. tip at Beasley Coliseum.
Series History: Monday's game will mark the fourth all-time meeting between Nebraska and WSU. The Huskers have won all three previous meetings, including a 107-54 win last year at Lincoln. Last season, Nebraska was one of four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16.
Common Opponent: Despite only three games into the season, the Cougars and Huskers share a common opponent: St. Mary's. The Cougars lost the season opener at St. Mary's 73-69, Nov. 12. The game was a back and forth affair with 12 ties and 13 lead changes. Freshman Sage Romberg led WSU with 19 points including 15 in the first half, while Jazmine Perkins added 17, and Rosetta Adzasu 15 for the Cougars. Nebraska comes to Pullman off a 64-63 victory over St. Mary's in Lincoln, Saturday, Nov. 20. Dominique Kelley led Nebraska with 22 points.
Listen In: Fans can listen to this Monday's game live on KQQQ 1150 AM or KHTR (104.3 FM) in the Pullman/Moscow area, or with a subscription to Cougar All Access at WSUCougars.com (click on the All Access button on the WSUCougars.com home page). Steve Grubbs will call the action.
Last Game Recap: The Cougars rallied from a 52-30 halftime deficit to pull within six points late in the second half but fell to the Portland Pilots 91-80 in non-conference women's basketball action Nov. 18 at the Chiles Center in Portland. Rosetta Adzasu led a quartet of Cougars who scored in double figures with 20 points. The freshman duo of Hana Potter, who started her first career game, and Sage Romberg combined for 31 points. Potter scored 17 while Romberg added 14, her second double-digit scoring effort in three games this season. Carly Noyes added 12 points for WSU.
Making Some Noyes: With five blocks vs. Portland, Carly Noyes increased her in that category to 66 and is just one behind Bianca McCall for sixth on the school's all-time list. In addition, Noyes' five blocks was just one behind the school single-game record.
News & Notes: Junior point guard April Cook (back), WSU's leading scorer last season, has sat out the Cougars' first three games and her status is day-to-day...the Cougars three true freshman (Hana Potter, Sage Romberg, Brandi Thomas) have started at least one game this young season. Romberg has started all three...Romberg is the second leading scorer on the team with an 11.0 points per game average, behind Rosetta Adzasu's 12.3 average.