Jan. 19, 2011
What's Happening: The Washington State women's basketball team (4-14, 2-4 Pac-10) returns to the road to face Arizona State (11-4, 3-2), Thursday, Jan. 20 at a special start time of 10 a.m. Pacific and Arizona (11-5, 2-3), Saturday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. Pacific.
Listen In: Fans can listen to this weekend's games live on KQQQ 1150 AM or (Thursday's game only) 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 and Jessica Oestreicher will call the action.
ASU Webcast: Thursday's Arizona State game will be webcast live at www.foxsportsarizona.com
June Daugherty Featured on Bill Moos Show: June Daugherty was a special guest on Monday's "Cougar Calls with Bill Moos" radio show. Fans can access the show at WSUCougars.com by clicking on the Podcasts link under the Multimedia menu bar or at the link at the top of this release. "Cougar Calls with Bill Moos" is a weekly radio call-in show featuring WSU Athletics Director Bill Moos and Bud Nameck. It airs every Monday at 10 a.m. on Spokane's ESPN 700 The Tickets and is streamed live on WSUCougars.com.
Arizona State series: The Sun Devils leads the all-time series with WSU 35-13. Last season, the teams split the series, with each team winning on the other's home floor. Arizona State won a 64-59 decision at Pullman, Jan. 9, 2010 and WSU defeated ASU at Tempe, 66-62, Feb. 6. April Cook scored 33 points to lead the Cougars to their first win in Tempe since is since Jan. 30, 1997.
Arizona series: The Wildcats lead the all-time series with WSU 28-21. Arizona swept the season series last year, winning 67-60 in Pullman and 73-66 at Tucson. WSU's last win in the series was Feb. 26, 2009, a 63-56 win at Tucson.
Returning to the Road: This weekend's Arizona trip marks the beginning of three straight road games for WSU. The stretch ends Jan. 30 at Washington in a game that will be televised nationally on FSN. Traveling has been nothing new for WSU this season as the team has played a total of seven games at Beasley Coliseum this season. During its 12-game non-conference schedule, WSU played three games at home: Nov. 22 vs. Nebraska, Dec. 5 vs. Nevada and Dec. 7 vs. South Dakota State.
Webcasts on WSUCougars.com: Sunday's game vs. No. 4 Stanford was webcast live on WSUCougars.com and marked the first of five live webcasts of Cougar basketball games at WSUCougars.com during the Pac-10 schedule. To watch the webcasts go to Cougar All Access at WSUCougars.com at this link WSUCougars.com/allaccess. A subscription to Cougar All Access is needed to watch the games. Webcast announcers are students from WSU's renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Below is the remaining webcast schedule for the Cougar women's basketball games this season.
Feb. 3, 7 p.m. vs. Oregon St.
Feb. 5, 1 p.m. vs. Oregon
Feb. 17, 7 p.m. vs. Arizona
Feb. 19, 1 p.m. vs. Arizona St.
Ranked Opponents: According to the website rpiratings.com, WSU has played the ninth toughest schedule in the nation. Last Sunday's game vs. No. 4 Stanford marked the fourth ranked opponent WSU faced this season. The Cougars hosted No. 21 (Coaches) Nebraska, Nov. 22 and played No. 14 (AP) North Carolina at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Nov. 26 and No. 8 (AP) UCLA, Dec. 31. The last time the Cougars defeated a ranked opponent was Feb. 10, 2001, when the Cougars defeated No. 22/19 Arizona, 93-86, in Pullman.
Last Week Recap: Washington State made a season-high 12 three-point field goals and freshman Sage Romberg led a balanced WSU scoring effort with 13 points in the Cougars' 77-63 win over the California Bears, Friday. The win, which snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Bears, was the second consecutive for the Cougars as they notched back-to-back conference wins for the first time since the 2000-01 season. WSU concluded the homestand two days later with a 94-50 loss to No. 4 Stanford.
The 900 Club: With nine points vs. California, April Cook became the 17th player in program history to score 900 career points. Cook entered the game needing two points to reach the milestone and scored nine against the Bears. Jazmiine Perkins is right behind Cook as she needs only 14 more points to reach 900 for her career.
Perkins' Treys Ranks High In the Pac-10: Jazmine Perkins six 3-point field goals vs. Oregon, Jan. 6 ties a Pac-10 high this season. In addition, her 14 3-point field goal attempts vs. the Ducks is a Pac-10 high. As a team, WSU has the Pac-10's top two 3-point field goal attempts in a game with 37 vs. North Carolina, Nov. 26 and 35 at Oregon, Jan. 6.
Making Some Noyes: With 26 blocks this season, sophomore Carly Noyes career total in that category stands at 83, placing her fourth on the school's career list. Noyes surpassed Cassandra Overby's 81 blocks for fourth place on the list with three blocks at San Diego State, Dec. 21. Noyes now sets her sight on Ebonee Coates' 101 blocks for third position on the list. With a 1.6 blocks per game average, Noyes is third 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.
News & Notes: Carly Noyes is the only Cougar to start all 18 games...WSU has used seven different starting combinations and 10 players have started at least one game...four freshmen (Hana Potter, Sage Romberg, Brandi Thomas, and Ireti Amojo) have started a combined 36 games...eight Cougars (Cook, Amojo, Madison, Perkins, Adzasu, Romberg, Noyes Potter) have scored in double-digits in at least one game this season.