Feb. 12, 2013
WSU HOSTS OSU IN 7 P.M. TILT WEDNESDAY: Washington State University men's basketball (11-13, 2-9) looks to snap its four-game losing streak as it hosts Oregon State (12-12, 2-9), Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.
The game can be seen on Pac-12 Networks, as JB Long and Lamar Hurd have the call.
Bud Nameck, in this 20th year with Cougar Basketball, will have all the action on the Cougar IMG Radio Network.
Live updates can be found on Twitter by following @WSUMensHoops, the official Twitter account of Washington State men's basketball.
COUGARS VS. BEAVERS:
Wednesday marks the 288th all-time meeting between WSU and Oregon State, as the Beavers hold the 163-124 advantage in the series.
WSU has won the last two meetings and six of the last seven meetings, including the last three at home.
Head coach Ken Bone is 7-3 all-time against the Beavers and 7-2 as the head coach at Washington State...he lost to Oregon State once prior to becoming the coach at WSU.
The Cougars swept the regular season series last year, before falling to the Beavers in the first round the Pac-12 Tournament in Los Angeles and then bouncing back with a victory in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Semifinals, March 21.
In the first meeting this season, Mike Ladd had a career night to lead WSU to a 71-68 victory at Corvallis, Jan. 26.
Ladd led WSU with a career-high 23 points...he was 10-for-11 from the field including 1-for-1 from 3-point range and 2-for-2 from the free throw line.
Ladd scored 17 of his 23 points in the first half...he's averaging 10.7 points in the first half in each of WSU's 7 Pac-12 games.
Ladd scored the first 11 points for WSU and 17 of its first 21.
Brock Motum had his second double-double of the season and fifth of his career with 20 points and 10 rebounds...he has scored at least 13 points in all 20 games this season.
D.J. Shelton also had 10 rebounds for the Cougs, two shy of his career high...it marks the third career time he's recorded double-double rebounds.
Shelton led WSU with a career-high 6 assists...his previous high was 4...his previous Pac-12 game high was one...he added 5 points.
All 9 of Royce Woolridge's points came in the second half.
Bryce Leavitt played a personal Pac-12 high 6 minutes...he played all 6 of those minutes in the first half.
WSU outrebounded OSU, 39-27...11 of the boards came on the offensive end.
The Cougars assisted on 15 of their 25 made field goals.
COUGARS VS. DUCKS:
Saturday marks the 285th all-time meeting between Oregon and Washington State, with the Ducks holding a 161-123 advantage.
Oregon has won the last four meetings and seven of the last eight.
WSU's last win in the series came Jan. 8, 2011 at Pullman.
Fourth-year Cougar head coach Ken Bone is 1-7 against Oregon with the Cougars and 2-8 in his career, as his Portland State squad defeated Oregon, 54-52, during the 2005-06 season at Eugene.
Last season Oregon swept the series with wins at Spokane Arena (Dec. 29) and Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene (Feb. 11).
In the first meeting this season, the Cougars led the No. 16 Ducks by 10 at halftime, but couldn't hold of a second-half surge as it they fell, 68-61, Jan. 23 at Eugene.
Mike Ladd led WSU with 19 points.
He added 8 rebounds and 5 assists...his 5 assists are a personal Pac-12 best and one shy of his career high.
Brock Motum finished with 14 points.
D.J. Shelton scored all 5 of his points in the first half...finished with 7 rebounds...his most since grabbing 8 boards against Washington, Jan. 5.
Keaton Hayenga saw the first Pac-12 action of his career, played a minute.
Washington State and Oregon State are meeting for the 105th-consecutive men's basketball season.
It is the ninth longest continuous rivalry nationally behind Columbia/Yale (112th season), Princeton/Yale (112th season), Pennsylvania/Princeton (111th season), Columbia/Pennsylvania (110th season), Cornell/Pennsylvania (110th season), Washington State/Idaho (108th season), Kansas/Missouri (107th - not scheduled to play this season) and Baylor/Texas (105th).
The Cougars also hold the sixth oldest continuous rivalry, as they faced Idaho earlier this season.
COUGARS VS. RANKED OPPONENTS:
This week, Oregon is ranked 23rd in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll...WSU is 47-215 all-time against ranked opponents.
The Cougars are 0-4 against ranked opponents this season (losses to No. 12 Kansas, No. 10 Gonzaga, No. 16 Oregon and No. 8 Arizona) and have lost six-straight against ranked foes.
WSU's last win over a ranked opponent came against No. 18 Washington, Jan. 30, 2011, by the score of 87-80.
Washington State is 5-11 against ranked Duck teams and 0-2 against Oregon when its ranked No. 23.
The Cougars are 2-2 against the No. 23 team in the nation with their two losses coming to the Ducks...they last defeated the No. 23 team, March 3, 2007, USC, by the score of 88-86 in overtime.
Ken Bone GETS 400TH CAREER WIN:
With WSU's win over Buffalo, Dec. 21, fourth-year head coach Ken Bone got his 400th career win as a head coach.
He has 67 wins at WSU, had 77 in four years at Portland State, 253 victories in 12 seasons as head coach at Division II Seattle Pacific and 5 wins at Division III Cal State Stanislaus...he's in his 21st season as a head coach.
Bone has 145 career wins in his seventh season as a Division I head coach.
ABOUT THE COUGARS:
The Cougars are 11-13 overall and 2-9 in conference play, in a three-way tie with Oregon State and Utah for 10th place in the league standings heading into this week's games.
The Cougars have lost four-straight games, their longest losing streak of the season.
WSU is 8-5 at home, 1-6 on the road and 2-2 in neutral-site games...in league play, WSU is 1-4 at home and 1-4 on the road.
Seven of the Cougars' 13 losses have come by 7 points or less, including a 2-point loss to then-No. 10 Gonzaga (Dec. 5) and a 5-point loss to Washington in the Pac-12 season opener (Jan. 5).
Brock Motum leads the team with 18.1 points per game and 6.5 rebounds...he's scored at least 11 points in all 24 games this season for a streak of 24-straight games with double-figure scoring...he's averaging 16.3 points in WSU's 11 conference games.
Motum is ranked third in the conference and 46th in the nation (as of Feb. 10) in scoring and ranks 17th in the league in rebounding and tied for seventh in minutes played.
With 20 and 10 at Oregon State Jan. 26, Motum is one of just four Pac-12 players to record at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a conference game this season, joined by Arizona State's Jordan Bachynski and Carrick Felix and UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad.
Mike Ladd has reached double figures 10 of the last 12 games and is second on the team with 11.4 points per game...the 6-5 guard is adding a team third-best 5.9 rebounds a game.
Ladd is averaging 14.3 points (11th in the Pac-12) and 6.4 rebounds (17th in the Pac-12) in Pac-12 only action.
After missing four games due to a knee injury suffered in the first five minutes against Kansas, Nov. 19, DaVonté Lacy is now averaging 9.8 points in 20 games.
Royce Woolridge is adding 8.7 points per game, Dexter Kernich-Drew 6.6 ppg, and D.J. Shelton 5.3 points and a team second-best 6.2 rebounds a game.
Shelton's 6.2 rebounds per game rank 20th in the league, while his 6.5 rebounds per game in conference games only are 15th best in the league.
Will DiIorio played against Buffalo (Dec. 21) after missing two games due to a sprained ankle suffered against Gonzaga (Dec. 5)...he scored a career-high 9 points against Washington (Jan. 5)...he got his first start of the season at Stanford (Jan. 9).
MOTUM EYEING 1,000/500 CLUB:
Brock Motum is just 7 rebounds away from becoming the 12th Washington State men's basketball student-athlete to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds during his career.
The last Cougar to accomplish the feat was Aron Baynes (2006-09) who finished with 1,064 points and 653 rebounds.
Motum has already reached the 1,000-point plateau with 1,336.
WSU fell at UCLA, 76-62, Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.
Brock Motum finished with a team-high 17 points and has now reached double-figures in all 24 games this season...has reached double-figure points in 24-straight games.
Motum passed Joe Wallace to move into 10th place on the WSU career scoring list and now has 1,368 points.
Royce Woolridge finished with 16 points and has scored in double figures each of the last four games.
Woolridge's 16 points tie his Pac-12 high.
DaVonté Lacy finished with 10 points...has reached double-figures for the third-straight game.
D.J. Shelton tied his career high with 6 assists...he added 7 rebounds and 5 points.
Mike Ladd led the team with 9 rebounds...he was 1 rebound away from his third double-figure rebounding performance of the season.
UCLA shot .620 (31-50) from the field...it's the highest shooting percentage by a WSU opponent since Oregon shot .694 (34-49), Dec. 29, 2011 against WSU at Spokane.
MOTUM SCORES 1,000TH POINT:
Brock Motum became the 33rd Washington State men's basketball student-athlete to score 1,000 career points with 14 points against Kansas, Monday, Nov. 19.
He is the third Cougar in the last four seasons to reach 1,000 career-points...Klay Thompson scored his 1,000th point during the 2009-10 season and Reggie Moore reached 1,000 points in the Cougs second-to-last game of the 2011-12 season.
With 1,368 points, Motum is 10th on WSU's career scoring list...he is 40 points away from Brian Quinnett (1985-89) in ninth with 1,408.
MOTUM NAMED PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
For the second time in his career, Brock Motum was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 3-9.
Motum led the Cougars with 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as WSU fell to No. 10 Gonzaga, 71-69, Dec. 5, and defeated Fresno State, 59-50, Dec. 9.
He shot .552 (16-for-29) from the field, including a .700 clip (7-for-10) from 3-point range.
Against Gonzaga, Motum had 23 points and made a career-high 5 3-pointers, going 5-for-7 from beyond the arc...he tied his career high with 3 blocked shots.
He also scored 23 points against Fresno State, adding a team-high 8 rebounds and 2 assists.
Motum's honor is the 26th Player of the Week nod in WSU history as he became the sixth Cougar to earn the award multiple times in his career (also earned it Dec. 12, 2011).