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Cougars Face Pilots In Portland
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 12/04/2000
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Dec. 4, 2000


WSU OVERALL: 1-1
WSU IN PAC-10: 0-0
WSU AT HOME: 1-0
WSU ON THE ROAD: 0-0
WSU ON NEUTRAL FLOORS: 0-1
WSU STREAK: -1
WASHINGTON STATE (2-1 / 0-0)

RADIO:
All Washington State men's basketball games will be broadcast over the Cougar Sports Radio Network.Bud Nameck is in his eighth season calling all the action.The following is a list of stations carrying Cougar games.Clarkston (KCLK 1430 AM) .Colfax (KCLX 1450 AM).Colville (KCVL 1240 AM).Moses Lake (KBSN 1470 AM).Prosser/Sunnyside (KZXR 1310 AM) .Seattle (KJR 950 AM).Seattle/Tacoma (KHHO 850 AM) .Spokane (KXLY 920 AM).Tri-Cities (KFLD 870 AM) .Vancouver (KVAN 1550 AM).Walla Walla (KUJ 1420 AM) .Yakima (KJOX 980 AM).Moscow, Idaho (KZFN 106.1 FM).

INTERNET:
Cougar men's basketball games can also be accessed via the Washington State athletic department web site at www.wscougars.com or at broadcast.yahoo.com.

COUGAR SPORTS THIS WEEK:
Listen to the "Cougar Sports This Week" hosted by Bud Nameck.WSU head coach Paul Graham will be on live from Zeppoz in Pullman from 6-7 p.m. every week through March 13.there will be two Wednesday broadcasts (December 6 and 13).all other shows will take place Tuesday.the show can be heard over the Cougar Sports Radio Network.

COUGARS ON TELEVISION:
Nine of Washington State's 18 Pacific-10 Conference games will be televised.road games at USC (Jan. 4), UCLA (Jan. 6) and Washington (Feb. 3) as well as home games versus Stanford (Jan. 27) and Oregon State (Feb. 17) will be on FOX Sports Net.the home game against Arizona State (Jan. 13) and the game at Arizona (Feb. 10) will be televised by FOX Sports Net Northwest and FOX Sports Net Arizona.the game at Oregon (Jan. 20) will be carried by FOX Sports Net Northwest only and the game at California (Feb. 24) will be on FOX Sports Net Bay Area.in addition, the WSU game at Utah (Dec. 16) will be carried in Salt Lake City by KJZZ.

100TH SEASON:
The Cougars 2000-01 campaign is the 100th in WSU men's basketball history.the Cougars played their first game December 7, 1901 against the Spokane YMCA in Spokane.the game resulted in a 31-0 loss.the only other game during that first season was also against the Spokane YMCA, a 24-16 setback February 17, 1902 in Pullman.The following season, WSU earned its first win in school history with an 18-13 triumph over the Spokane YMCA in the season opener, December 13, 1902 in Pullman.

PORTLAND PREVIEW:
The Pilots enters the game at 2-3, after winning their first two games this season. included in the three-game losing streak are a pair of overtime losses, 81-75 at Texas-Pan American, November 24 and 76-69 vs. Boise State, December 2.Portland is 0-2 versus teams the Cougars will play this season .WSU will host Texas-Pan American (Jan. 29).the Pilots also lost 66-60 to Pacific-10 Conference member Oregon in Eugene, Ore., November 28.Portland has three players averaging double figure scoring.Ryan Jones leads the team with a 14.6 points per game average, despite making only two starts in the Pilots first five games.Tim Frost averages 14.2 points per outing and is Portland's leading rebounder with 6.8 per contest. Carmie Olowoyo averages 11 points per game.

THE SERIES WITH THE PILOTS:
Washington State has won six of the previous seven meeting.the schools met last year in Pullman, the first game in the series since the 1989-90 campaign.last year, the Cougars won 59-56, December 7.Chris Crosby recorded a game-high 20 points for WSU while Jan-Michael Thomas added 17 and current Cougar David Adams (Tacoma) chipped in with 12.Travis Andrews led Portland with 12 points and the Pilots current leading scorer, Ryan Jones added 10.

McNAIR SHOOTS DOWN VANDALS:
Sophomore Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) knocked down eight three-pointers to account for a game-high 24 points as Washington State defeated Idaho 74-57 in non-conference basketball, November 29.McNair's eight treys were one short of the school record by Bennie Seltzer in 1993 and equaled by Chris Crosby in 1998.Framecio Little (Anderson, S.C.) scored the game's first points with jumper a little less than a minute after tip-off and the Cougars never trailed on the night.the Cougars (2-1) led 20-15 with 11:31 before going on a 13-0 run over a span of 4:59 to open up an 18-point lead at 33-15.junior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) started the spurt with a layup and a pair of free throws.Little, senior Edde Miller (Reseda, Calif) and McNair followed with three-pointers to cap the run.the Vandals managed to cut the deficit to nine on two occasions prior to intermission, but a pair of free throw by David Adams (Tacoma) with 0.7 seconds left in the half gave WSU a 41-30 halftime advantage.the second half started slowly for both teams as neither team scored for over two minutes. Chris Monroe's dunk brought the Vandals to within 41-32 at 17:54.McNair drilled a three-pointer to provide the Cougars with their first field goal of the half with 15:15 remaining.the basket put WSU on top 46-34 and Idaho never got closer than 11 the rest of the game.joining McNair in double figure scoring for the Cougars were Adams and Little with 11 and 10, respectively.Locklier just missed a double-double for WSU with nine points and nine rebounds and Miller added eight points and six rebounds.

YOUNG COUGS FALL TO EXPERIENCE RAMS
: Senior Ron Grady poured in a game-high 25 points to lead Colorado State to a 78-64 victory over Washington State at the Spokane Arena, November 25.the Rams outscored the Cougars (1-1) 13-5 over the final 6:40 and held Washington State without a field goal during that span.Colorado State sealed the win by connecting on 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch.for the game, the Rams were 19-of-27 from the line while the Cougars were 17-of-29.Colorado State also held a decisive edge on the boards, outrebounding WSU 39-25.Washington State led 29-24 before Colorado State closed the first half on a 10-2 run to lead 34-31 at intermission.Grady had seven points during the outburst and senior David Fisher added three.the Cougars opened the second half with four points to reassume the lead 35-34 with 17:42 remaining.sophomore David Adams (Tacoma, Wash.) brought WSU within one on a jumper and a layup by junior Framecio Little (Anderson, S.C.) gave the Cougars the one point advantage.the game remained close until the Rams reeled off six straight points to take a 54-46 lead with 11:49 left.a three pointer by Adams followed by a steal and thunder dunk from sophomore Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) narrowed the gap to 54-51 with 11:07 remaining, but the Cougars could get no closer.senior Eddie Miller (Reseda, Calif.) led WSU with 17 points.freshman Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) added 14 points and five assists and Adams chipped in with 11 points.

WSU OPENS SEASON WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN:
Sophomore David Adams (Tacoma) scored a game-high 19 points, one shy of his career high to lead the Washington State men's basketball team to a 83-55 victory over Portland State, November 20.sophomore Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) added a dozen points and fellow newcomer junior Framecio Little (Anderson, S.C.) added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.the Cougars were tied with the Vikings at 13-all with 12:13 left in the first half before closing the stanza with a 24-12 run to lead 37-25 at intermission.Adams and junior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) each had eight points in the first half and sophomore Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) chipped in five points, four rebounds and three steals in 11 minutes off the bench.Riley was pressed into early action because starting senior forward Eddie Miller (Reseda, Calif.) committed two fouls just 1:48 into the game.the season opening win was quite a turnaround from last year's opening game loss, 80-55 at Nevada.

FRESH FACES:
Seven players who have seen action this season are in their first year with the Cougars .those seven players have accounted for 56.7 percent of WSU's scoring, 55.4 percent of the team's rebounding and 74.3 percent of the Cougars' assists.sophomore Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) leads WSU with 15.7 points per game.juniors Framecio Little (Anderson, S.C.) and J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) rank 1-2 for the Cougars with 6.7 and 5.7 rebounds per game, respectively.freshman Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) leads the team with 4.7 assists per outing.newcomers also account for 75.0 percent of the team's blocked shots, led by Little's four.the newest Cougars are shooting 40.6 percent from three-point range.McNair leads all WSU players with a 52.4 percent mark from beyond the arc.

HOME SWEET HOME:
The win over Portland State was the 13th straight for the Cougars in a home opener.The last time WSU lost its home opener was during the 1987-88 season when the Cougars were defeated by BYU 60-54.

AROUND THE PACIFIC-10:
The Cougars are one of teams in the Pacific-10 Conference have a winning record (through game of December 2).three schools, Stanford (6-0), Oregon (5-0) and USC (4-0) are undefeated.along with WSU, Arizona and Arizona State, each with five wins, have only one los.Oregon State is 4-2 and Washington is 3-2.the two schools with losing records are UCLA at 2-3 and California with a mark of 1-3.

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