This Week In Cougar Athletics History
March 16, 1973
Joe McIntosh threw his second consecutive no-hitter in a 6-0 win over Puget Sound. McIntosh allowed just one base runner, and that was due to a dropped fly ball.
Six days earlier, McIntosh fired a perfect game in an 8-0 win over Whitworth. In all, McIntosh retired 45 of his last 46 batters faced in the two games. His 34 career wins from 1970-73 still stands as a school record.
March 17, 1983
The Cougars defeated Weber State, 62-52, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Boise, Idaho. It was the first Cougar win in the NCAA Tournament since the 1941 squad finished as national runner-ups.
WSU, seeded eighth in the West Region, led the ninth-seeded Wildcats 33-24 at the half. Even more decisive was the Cougars' 23-6 edge in rebounds after the first 20 minutes of play. For the game, WSU held a 38-21 advantage on the boards.
Craig Ehlo led the Cougars with 18 points while Bryan Pollard and Aaron Haskins added 13 points each for WSU.
"I didn't feel there was really a turning point," WSU Head Coach George Raveling said. "Over 40 minutes we were better defensively and better on rebounding than they were. We beat them at their own game."
The Cougars advanced to play No. 4 ranked, and the West's top seed, Virginia and All-American Ralph Sampson. WSU battled the Cavaliers throughout before falling 54-49, March 19.