Dec. 1, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (2-3) returns home from its longest road trip of the 2009-10 season, and will square off against Saint Mary's (3-3) Thursday, Dec. 3. Tip-off against the Gaels is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Friel Court.
Including the game against Saint Mary's, the Cougars will play four of their next five games at home after playing each of the last four on the road. WSU defeated UC Davis (64-54) in its only previous home game this season.
Fans can listen to the game against the Gaels live on KQQQ 1150 AM in Pullman/Moscow, or at www.wsucougars.com. Mike Tatko has the call live from Pullman. The game can also be followed live on GameTracker.
WSU AGAINST THE WCC
The Cougars will play three games against teams from the West Coast Conference this month: Saint Mary's, Portland and San Francisco. WSU boasts a 29-16 record against the WCC, including a 13-6 mark at home.
The Cougars won the last meeting against a WCC team, defeating San Francisco 82-71 on the road, Nov. 30, 2008. WSU is 4-2 in its last six homes games against the league.
The Cougars and Gaels have each won two games in the four-game series, though WSU has won each of the last two. After Saint Mary's won the first two meetings during the 1990s, WSU has won each match-up played in the 2000s. The Gaels won the first meeting played in Pullman, Dec. 30, 1999 (83-59), but the last time the two squads met at Friel Court, the Cougars came away with a 53-43 victory (Nov. 20, 2005).
WSU at Home...1-1
WSU on the Road...1-1
Most WSU Points...73; Dec. 21, 1998
Fewest WSU Points Allowed...43; Nov. 20, 2005
Widest WSU Victory...12 (70-58); Nov. 26, 2004
Longest WSU Winning Streak...2; 2004-Present
Last WSU Win...Nov. 20, 2005 (53-43)
Last WSU Home Win...Nov. 20, 2005 (53-43)
Last WSU Road Win...Nov. 26, 2004 (70-58)
NATION'S YOUNGEST TEAMS
With only 10 years of returning NCAA basketball experience, the Cougar women's basketball team is the sixth-youngest in the country according to a poll of the nation's Sports Information Directors.
Freshman guard KiKi Moore recorded seven steals in just her second game as a Cougar, tying WSU's NCAA freshman record. Only two Cougar freshmen have recorded as many steals in a single game: Jade Hyett (Oral Roberts; 1995) and current sophomore Jazmine Perkins (Hawaii; 2008). Moore leads the Pac-10 in steals, averaging 4.2 per game.