This Week In Cougar Athletics History
Dec. 2, 1940
The Cougars opened the 1940-41 season with a 42-26 win over Whitman. The game tipped off what would be a historic season in Washington State Athletics history. The Cougars, under the tutelage of head coach Jack Friel, compiled a 26-6 record and were NCAA Tournament runner-ups.
Dec. 5, 2006
Derrick Low scored 22 points and Daven Harmeling 20 as Washington State (8-1) improved on one of the best starts in team history before the largest crowd in more than a decade at Friel Court with a 77-67 victory over No. 18 Gonzaga.
The Cougars broke a seven-game losing streak to Gonzaga. Many in the crowd of 10,755 stormed the floor after the win.
Trailing 66-63 with 3:38 left, Washington State outscored the Bulldogs 14-1, including a pair of 3-pointers by Harmeling, to secure the win.
Gonzaga grabbed a 37-27 lead with 5 minutes left in the first. But Washington State, tops in the Pacific-10 Conference in defense by allowing just 58 points per game, clamped down and ground the Zags to a halt. They outscored Gonzaga 42-26 in the second half.
Official Website of Washington State University Athletics | Bohler Athletic Complex | PO Box 641602 Pullman, WA 99164-1602 | 1.800.GO.COUGS