This Week In Cougar Athletics History
Jade Hyett set a Pacific-10 Conference and Washington State record by dishing out 20 assists in the Cougars' 79-53 win over California at Pullman. Hyett's performance propelled her to Pac-10 Player of the Week honors four days later. At season's end, Hyett became the first player in Pac-10 history to lead the league in both assists and steals, and also the first in conference history to record over 200 assists (205) and 100 steals (123). At the end of the season, Hyett earned a selection to the 10-player All-Pac-10 Team.
The Cougars shoot a school and Pac-10 record 73.7 percent from the field (28-of-38) in an 80-64 win over the UCLA Bruins before a crowd of 11,742 at Beasley Coliseum. Donald Collins led WSU with 31 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field. It was Collins' 31st straight game of scoring in double figures and his sixth straight game of 30 points or more.
WSU gave UCLA, which would advance to the national championship game before falling to eventual national champion Louisville, its worst defeat since 1975. The UCLA win followed a 77-57 win over USC two days earlier.
"This surely was the greatest weekend of WSU basketball since I've been here, at least," WSU Head Coach George Raveling said. "If anyone thinks Donald Collins isn't the greatest player in the Pac-10, he ought to see a psychiatrist."
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