Dec. 9, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (3-4) hits the road to face Montana State (6-2) Friday in Bozeman, Mont. Tip-off against the Bobcats is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. (PT).
The Cougars will then return home to square off against Portland, Sunday at Friel Court (1 p.m.).
Fans can listen to the game against the Bobcats live on KQQQ 1150 AM in Pullman/Moscow, or at www.wsucougars.com. Steve Grubbs has the call live from Bozeman.
WSU AGAINST THE BIG SKY
The Cougars are 80-53 all-time against schools currently in the Big Sky Conference, including a 41-31 mark in games played away from Pullman.
The Cougars will be looking for their second-straight win over the Bobcats after winning last year's meeting 78-66 in Pullman. The Cougars' 78 points are a series record. WSU is 15-13 all-time against Montana State, though the series is even (6-6) when the teams play in Bozeman. The Cougars will be looking for their first road win over the Bobcats since Feb. 17, 1980, a streak of five-straight losses.
WSU at Home...8-5
WSU on the Road...6-6
WSU on a Neutral Court...1-2
Most WSU Points...78; Nov. 23, 2008
Fewest WSU Points Allowed...20; March 2, 1973
Widest WSU Victory...37 (57-20); March 2, 1973
Longest WSU Winning Streak...5, Twice (1971-75; 1978-79)
Last WSU Win...Nov. 23, 2008 (78-66)
Last WSU Home Win...Nov. 23, 2008 (78-66)
Last WSU Road Win...Feb. 17, 1980 (72-65)
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 eight steals against Saint Mary's (Dec. 3), setting WSU's NCAA freshman record. Moore also tied the previous record of seven in just her second game as a Cougar. Moore leads the Pac-10 in steals, averaging 4.4 per game, and entered this week ranked fourth nationally.
DAUGHERTY NEARING 600
WSU's meeting against Montana State will be the 595th game of June Daugherty's coaching career. Daugherty will reach 600 games coached against Oregon (Jan. 3).