This Week In Cougar Athletics History
March 12, 1994
Before a capacity crowd of 11,019, Eddie Hill poured in 27 points, primarily on the strength of seven 3-pointers, to lead Washington State to a 94-82 win over No. 16 California at Friel Court.
Down 41-40 at the half, the Cougars outscored Cal 54-41 over the final 20 minutes to secure the win. The win improved WSU to 20-10, 10-8 in the Pac-10, and propelled the Cougars to their first NCAA Tournament bid in 11 years.
Hill shot 9-of-15 from the field including 7-of-13 from 3-point territory. He led a quintet of Cougars who scored in double-digits. Fred Ferguson (18 points), Tony Harris (17 points), Mark Hendrickson (11 points), and Nathan Erdmann (10 points) completed the contingent.
Future NBA All-Star Jason Kidd, in what would be his final collegiate regular season game, scored 23 points and Lamond Murray, who also played in the NBA, finished with a game-high 38 points for Cal.
March 15, 2007
Ivory Clark scored 19 points and Kyle Weaver had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the third-seeded Washington State Cougars to their first win in the NCAA Tournament in 24 years with a 70-54 victory over 14th-seeded Oral Roberts in the East Regional.
Taylor Rochestie added 15 points, five rebounds and four assists, and connected for a key 3-pointer late as Washington State pulled away with 59 percent shooting and only one turnover in the second half. Clark provided a big boost off the bench by matching his career best with five blocks and pulling down six boards for the Cougars.
Washington State (26-7) went out and won its first NCAA tournament game since George Raveling's team beat Weber State 62-52 in 1983.