Feb. 2, 2010
The Washington State women's basketball team begins its second run through the Pacific-10 Conference, travelling to Tucson, Ariz., to take on Arizona, Thursday (Feb. 4). Tip-off between the Cougars and Wildcats is scheduled for 6 p.m. (PT) at McKale Center.
The Cougars (5-15, 0-9 Pac-10) are looking for their first conference victory, while the Wildcats (8-10, 3-5 Pac-10) are in the midst of a three-game slide.
WSU will close out this week's action with Arizona State, Saturday (Feb. 6). Tip-off between the Cougars and Sun Devils is scheduled for noon (PT), and the game will be televised live by FSN.
Fans can listen to the game live on KQQQ 1150 AM and on translator 105.3 FM in Pullman/Moscow, or at wsucougars.com. Steve Grubbs has the call live from Tucson.
CLOSE CONFERENCE GAMES
Although the Cougars are 0-9 in the Pacific-10 Conference, they have held second-half leads in a majority of their league games. WSU has held second-half leads in seven of the team's eight conference games, including five leads with less than 10 minutes remaining and three with less than four minutes on the clock. The Cougars' most recent loss came to Washington in overtime (76-70).
The Cougars entered this week leading the conference and ranking 22nd-nationally in turnover margin, forcing 4.85 more turnovers per game than committing.
Arizona won the previous meeting this season 67-60 in Pullman (Jan. 7), and has posted wins in each of the last two games. However, the Cougars, who trail 21-27 in the all-time series, have won each of the last two games played in Tucson. WSU is 10-13 when playing on the road.