This Week In Cougar Athletics History
March 4, 1984
Right-hander Mike Costello took the mound for the first time in two years and did it in grand fashion by tossing a no-hitter.
Costello retired 14 of the last 15 men he faced as the Cougars defeated Washington 4-0 in a seven-inning game at Richland. Costello allowed just one walk, struck out five and had one man reach base on an error.
"I knew I had it going in the fifth inning," Costello said of the first Cougar no-hitter since 1977.
Costello was at WSU in 1982, sat out of school in 1983 to work, and returned to school in fall of 1983.
"He was in good control of his breaking stuff," WSU Coach Chuck "Bobo" Brayton said. "It was a super job for him when you consider he hadn't pitched in two years."
March 8, 1992
Bennie Seltzer scored a season-high 18 points as WSU defeated No. 8 USC 82-68 in front of an ABC televised audience.
Seltzer came off the bench and converted his first four three-point attempts, finishing with five for the game, one off the WSU single-game record. He also finished with five assists.
WSU opened the game with a 12-2 run and maintained that double-digit advantage until USC closed the half with a 16-7 run to trim the Cougars halftime lead to 41-36.
With the scored tied at 61, the Cougars went on another 12-2 run to open a 75-63 lead. WSU secured the win by hitting eight of nine free throws down the stretch. WSU shot .625 for the game while the Trojans managed to only shoot at a .349 clip.
"There's no question that was the biggest win in my tenure at Washington State," Head Coach Kelvin Sampson said. "We just played a great ball game."
March 8, 1990
Kristin Metson scored a game-high 21 points and added a game-high 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars to an 87-72 overtime win over Arizona at Tucson.
WSU held the Wildcats to only two points in the extra period, outscoring Arizona 17-2 to secure the win. It was the first overtime win ever for WSU after dropping 12 straight.
Heather Norman came off the bench to score 14 points, Angie Miller added 12 and Kristal Stahl contributed 11 for WSU.
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