November 30, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash.-The Washington State Cougars will go after their eleventh classic title in 18 years when action begins Dec 4 at the Cougar Shootout. WSU will take on Bowling Green in the 7:30 p.m. nightcap Friday, Dec. 4, with Colorado and American University tangling in the 5:30 p.m. opener. The first-round losers will meet in the consolation final Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., while the winners play in the championship game at 3 p.m. The annual tournament at WSU's Friel Court took on a new title this year following the Dial Corps. decision not to sponsor women's basketball tournaments this year.
The opening contest Friday night pits Colorado, 3-2, against American University, 4-0. The Buffalo enter the tournament with wins over Denver (70-58), Idaho (77-66) and Miami (Ohio, 82-68). Their last two wins came at the Coors Classic at Boulder last week. Their losses have been to Michigan (84-78) and Oregon (75-63). The Eagles have defeated Central Florida (88-70), Georgia Tech (87-67), Maryland-Baltimore County (70-57) and Lehigh (90-57). Tuesday American University faces Syracuse at home before heading west.
Washington State's closest game this season was an 18-point win over Vermont in the finals of the Howard Bank Classic at Vermont (88-70). In the first game of the tournament WSU downed Appalachian State (96-77). In their only home showing the Cougars thumped Wyoming 94-49. Meanwhile Bowling Green has defeated Youngstown State (83-79), Detroit (82-73) and Howard. Their losses have been at Wisconsin (87-69) and to George Washington (89-61).
The Washington State Cougars, looking for their eleventh overall Classic title and its seventh in the last eight years, have won 10 of the last 13 tournament championships and have been in the finals 15 straight years and 16 times in the 18 previous tournaments. WSU championships have been in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997. In 1994 Oklahoma beat WSU in the title game 85-79 to break up the Cougars' run of titles. Last year the Cougars edged past Boise State for the title. Current Cougar Alke Dietel was named to the all-tourney team last year.
Tickets for the Cougar Shootout are $2 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. A $10.00 family plan ticket is also available.
COUGAR SHOOTOUT/DIAL CLASSIC TEAM HISTORY
COUGAR SHOOTOUT/DIAL SOAP CLASSIC SUMMARY
TOURNAMENT RESULTS (1980-97)
Dial Soap Classic I - 1980: USF 82, Lethbridge 32; Utah 83, WSU 65. Championship: USF 68, Utah 59; Consolation: WSU 86, Lethbridge 41.ALL-STARS, 1980-97
Dial Soap Classic II - 1981: Minnesota 98, USF 66; WSU 62, Wyoming 51. Championship: Minnesota 82, WSU 69; Consolation: Wyoming 74, USF 67
Dial Soap Classic III - 1982: Victoria 75, WSU 67; BYU 97, EWU 56. Championship: Victoria 79, BYU 75 (OT); Consolation: WSU 71, EWU 59.
Dial Soap Classic IV - 1983: WSU 71, Portland State 63; S. Illinois 82, Oklahoma 62. Championship: S. Illinois 66, WSU 51; Consolation: Oklahoma 85, PSU 67.
Dial Soap Classic V - 1984: WSU 79, Texas Christian 73; Idaho 79, Cal-State-Fullerton 72 (OT). Championship: Idaho 73, WSU 51; Consolation: CSF 66, TCU 51.
Dial Soap Classic VI - 1985: WSU 66, Seattle University 51; Brigham Young 71, Montana 67. Championship: WSU 73, BYU 62; Consolation: Montana 75, Seattle 47.
Dial Soap Classic VII - 1986: WSU 89, Seattle Pacific 56; Gonzaga 60, Portland State 52. Championship: WSU 75, Gonzaga 63; Consolation: Portland State 82, SPU 71.
Dial Soap Classic VIII - 1987: WSU 94, Oral Roberts 78; Bowling Green 78, Baylor 63. Championship: BGSU 83, WSU 73; Consolation: ORU 86, Baylor 73.
Dial Soap Classic IX - 1988: WSU 82, Evansville 66; Ball State 82, Sam Houston State 75. Championship: WSU 77, BSU 64; Consolation: SHSU 70, Evansville 60.
Dial Soap Classic X - 1989: WSU 69, Pacific 60; Montana State 68, New Orleans 60. Championship: WSU 74, Montana State 51; Consolation: Pacific 71, New Orleans 61.
Dial Soap Classic XI - 1990: WSU 91, Temple 47; Arkansas 104, Southern Utah State 51. Championship: Arkansas 68, WSU 48; Consolation: Temple 86, SUSU 55.
Dial Soap Classic XII - 1991: WSU 67, Iowa State 57; Texas A&M 82, Chicago State 38. Championship: WSU 76, Texas A&M 61; Consolation: Iowa State 78, Chicago St. 61.
Dial Soap Classic XIII - 1992: WSU 84, Texas Southern 64; Central Michigan 53, Bradley 47. Championship: WSU 58, Central Michigan 52; Consolation: Bradley 75, TSU 38.
Dial Soap Classic XIV - 1993: WSU 71, St. John's 65; Wichita State 79, New Orleans 75. Championshp: WSU 73, Wichita State 67; Consolation: New Orleans 79, St. John's 59.
Dial Soap Classic XV - 1994: WSU 112, N. Utah 73; Oklahoma 72, Utah 68. Championship: Oklahoma 85, WSU 79; Consolation: Utah 89, N. Utah 48.
Dial Soap Classic XVI - 1995: WSU 89, SE Missouri State 50; Oral Roberts 70, Western Illinois 52. Championship: WSU 84, Oral Roberts 54; Consolation: SE Missouri State 83, W. Illinois 64.
Dial Soap Classic XVII - 1996: WSU 69, Fresno State 68; Weber State 73, Gonzaga 67. Championship: WSU 85, Weber State 68; Consolation: Fresno State 73, Gonzaga 53.
Dial Soap Classic XVIII - 1997: WSU 90, Northwestern State 63; Boise State 70, Vermont 57. Championship: WSU 65, Boise State 57; Consolation: Northwestern State 76, Vermont 60.
1980 - Mary Hile, USF (MVP), Holly Rawlings, Utah; Mathaline Otis, USF; Melody Clark, USF; Jeanne Eggart, WSU; Cassandra Overby, WSU.
1981 - Laura Coenen, UM (MVP); Cassandra Overby, WSU; Lisa Sandel, USF; Rita Mackovicka, Wyoming; Marty Dahlen, UM; Jeanne Eggart, WSU.
1982 - Tracie McAra, Victoria (MVP); Val Cravens, BYU; Lori Vreeken, BYU; Holly Bertus, WSU; Fay Zwarych, EWU.
1983 - Petra Jackson, SIU (MVP); Char Warring, SIU; Cheri Van Loo, PSU; Lynn McCurdy, Oklahoma; Marcia Miles, WSU.
1984 - Mary Raese, Idaho (MVP); Marcia Miles, WSU; Kris Edmonds, Idaho; Terri Withers, CSF; Paula Getty, Idaho; Robin Holmes, CSF.
1985 - Marcia Miles, WSU (MVP); Tresa Spaulding, BYU; Angel Petrich, Seattle; Nikki Mohr, WSU; Cheryl Brandell, Montana; Judi Hare, BYU.
1986 - Cathy Gonzalez, WSU (MVP); Penny Bowden, WSU; Tammy Tibbles, Gonzaga; Carla Curfman, Gonzaga; Lori Robinett, SPU; Stacey Liebl, PSU.
1987 - Jackie Motycka, BGSU (MVP); Penny Bowden, WSU; Jonni Gray, WSU; Paulette Backstrom, BGSU; Maggie Davis, Baylor; Vivian Heron, ORU.
1988 - Angie Miller, WSU (MVP); Kristal Stahl, WSU; Julie Lozier, BSU; Jenny Eckert, BSU; Brenda Welch, SHSU; Angie McGrew, UE.
1989 - Angie Miller, WSU (MVP); Dawn Allinger, WSU; Sarah Flock, Montana State; Kristin Metson, WSU; Julie Szukalski, Pacific; Nickey Allen, New Orleans.
1990 - Amber Nicholas, Arkansas (MVP); Angie Miller, WSU; Wendee Booher, Temple; Christa Wilson, Arkansas; DelMonica Dehorney, Arkansas; Blair Savage, Arkansas.
1991 - Kathy Weber, WSU (MVP); Beth Burkat, Texas A&M; Twylanna Harrison, Texas A&M; Tynnetta Rasheed, Iowa State; Camille Thompson, WSU; Darla Williamson, WSU.
1992 - Camille Thompson, WSU (MVP); Carla Sterk, Central Michigan; Carlotta Craven, Central Michigan; Carrie Isanhart, Central Michigan; Erika Grogg, Bradley; Kelli Kronberger, WSU.
1993 - Camille Thompson, WSU (MVP); Jenni Ruff, WSU; Ann Hollingsworth, Wichita State; Kim Evans, Wichita State; Cassandra Lumpkins, New Orleans; Shana Cook, New Orleans.
1994 - Mandy Wade, Oklahoma (MVP); Kireen Ellis, WSU; Jenni Ruff, WSU; Pam Pennon, Oklahoma; amber McEwen, Utah; Julie Krommenhoek, Utah.
1995 - Jenni Ruff, WSU (MVP); Kisa Bradley, Oral Roberts; Kristin Erickson, WSU; Gray C. Harris, SE Missouri State; Jade Hyett, WSU; Julie Wight, WSU.
1996 - Yvonne Kunze, WSU (MVP); Jade Hyett, WSU; Kristen Erickson, WSU; Jodi Wimmer, Weber State; Jonee Young, Fresno State; Chelsea Herman, Gonzaga.
1997 - Yvonne Kunze, WSU (MVP); Alke Dietel, WSU; Judy Clark, Northwestern State; Kellie Lewis, Boise State, Kim Brydges, Boise State, Karalyn Church, Vermont.||