Jan. 30, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (8-11, 1-7 Pacific-10 Conference) closes out the month of January and its first run through the Pac-10, playing host to Arizona (8-11, 1-7 Pac-10), Saturday at Friel Court. The Cougars and Wildcats are slated to tip-off at 2 p.m.
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.
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 149 career 3-pointers.
NATION'S BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS
With three more victories already in 2008-09 than in all of last season, the Cougars rank tied for 14th nationally amongst teams making the greatest turnarounds this season.
FROSH ONE-TWO PUNCH
Not only does Cougar freshman Jazmine Perkins rank sixth in scoring in the Pacific-10 Conference at 14.3 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 10th overall in the conference - at 12.9 ppg. Perkins and Cook also entered this week ranked eighth and 11th, respectively, in points scored by freshmen nationally.
WSU won the last meeting between the schools, a 67-54 victory on the road. It was the Cougars' first win in Tucson, Ariz., in more than a decade. WSU's last home victory came Jan. 28, 2006 (84-77). The Cougars trail in the all-time series 19-23, and are 10-12 when playing at home.
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.