Dec. 16, 2010
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What's Happening: After a week off for finals, the Cougars (2-8) embark on a two-game road trip to play their final non-conference games of the season at Wyoming (6-3) Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. Pacific and at San Diego State (3-4 as of 12/16), Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Pacific.
Series History: The Cougars hold a 6-1 series advantage over Wyoming including a 63-50 victory over a then 7-0 Wyoming team last season. Jazmine Perkins led WSU in the winning effort with 17 points. San Diego State has won two of the three all-time meetings with WSU. The teams last met, Dec. 11, 2004 at San Diego, a 55-50 Aztecs win.
Listen In: Fans can listen to Saturday's game live on KQQQ 1150 AM or KHTR (104.3 FM) in the Pullman/Moscow area, or with a subscription to Cougar All Access at WSUCougars.com (click on the All Access button on the WSUCougars.com home page). Steve Grubbs will call the action.
Last Game Recap: Carly Noyes and Ireti Amojo led three WSU players who scored in double figures with 12 points each in the Cougars' 93-75 defeat to the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Dec. 11 at Spokane. April Cook added 11 for the Cougars. WSU made 50 percent of its shots in the second half (17-of-34) but could not keep pace with Gonzaga's 57.1 shooting performance during the final 20 minutes (20-of-35). For the game, Gonzaga shot 52.7 percent from the field (39-of-74) while WSU made 31-of-68 shots (45.6 percent). The game was a rematch of a Nov. 28 match-up between the two schools at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Hawaii. In that game, Gonzaga edged WSU, 67-65.
Making Some Noyes: With 19 blocks this season, sophomore Carly Noyes increased her career total in that category to 76, placing her fifth on the school's career list. She is five away from Cassandra Overby (81, 1980-84) for fourth place on the list. Overby accumulated her total over 108 games. Saturday's game at Wyoming will be Noyes 41st career game. With a 1.9 blocks per game average, Noyes ranks second in the Pac-10 in that category and her five blocks vs. Portland, Nov. 18 is the second-best single-game performance in the Pac-10 this season.
Cook returns: After sitting out the Cougars' first four games with a sore back, junior point guard April Cook saw her first action of the season at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Hawaii, Nov. 26-28. WSU's leading scorer last season, Cook averaged 15 minutes and seven points in three games at the tournament. In six games, Cook is averaging 18.8 minutes and 8.3 points a game.
News & Notes: Three Cougars (Sage Romberg, Carly Noyes, Rosetta Adzasu) have started all 10 games...the three true freshman (Hana Potter, Sage Romberg, Brandi Thomas) have started a combined 20 games...Carly Noyes leads the team with a 9.8 points a game average, Romberg is right behind at 9.7 points per game...eight Cougars (Cook, Amojo, Madison, Perkins, Adzasu, Romberg, Noyes Potter) have scored in double-digits in at least one game this season...Rosetta Adzasu's nine assists vs. Nebraska, Nov. 22 is tied with two other players as a Pac-10 game high this season. Adzasu is third in the Pac-10 averaging 4.7 assists a game.