Cougs Host Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Nov. 30, 2001
COUGAR SPORTS THIS WEEK:
Beginning next week, you can listen to the 'Cougar Sports This Week' hosted by Bud Nameck...WSU head coach Paul Graham will be on live from The Bookie on the Washington State campus from 6-7 p.m. every week through March 19...there will be three Wednesday broadcasts (Dec. 5 and 26, and Jan. 2)...all other shows take place Tuesday...the show can be heard over the Cougar Radio Network.
COUGARS ON TELEVISION:
Washington State is currently scheduled to make 11 appearances on television this season during its 27-game regular season, including five national, four regional and two local broadcasts...the Cougars will be on FOX Sports Net vs. UCLA (Dec. 22), vs. USC (Dec. 29), at UCLA (Jan. 6), at California (Jan. 19) and at Oregon State (Feb. 23)...FOX Sports Net Southwest will carry the game at Texas (Dec. 10) and FOX Sports Net Northwest will televise the games at Gonzaga (Dec. 15), vs. Oregon (Jan. 26) and at Washington (Feb. 27)...KUSK (Phoenix) will televise the Jan. 12 contest vs. Arizona State and KRON (San Francisco) will carry the Feb. 14 game vs. California).
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF PREVIEW:
The Golden Lions are 0-5 this season and will play their sixth straight road game to open the season when they take on the Cougs...Arkansas-Pine Bluff has lost at Colorado, Wyoming, Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock and Gonzaga...Don Fleming leads the Golden Lions in scoring with 10.4 points per game and rebounding with 6.8 boards per contest.
WSU FALLS SHORT AT MONTANA:
Senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points at Montana, Nov. 28, but the Cougars lost to the Grizzlies 75-71...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) tallied a career-high 19 points and tied Bush with a game-high seven rebounds.
COUGARS ROUT PRAIRIE VIEW A&M:
Junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) scored a game-high 22 points to lead WSU to a 103-55 blowout of the Panthers, Nov. 24 in Pullman...the Cougars tied a team school record with 17 steals led by sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.), who registered seven thefts, one shy of the school record.
WSU DROPS OPENER TO COLORADO STATE:
Despite 17 points from junior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas), WSU lost its season opener 79-75 to the Rams, Nov. 20 at the Spokane Arena...senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) scored 12 points off the bench for WSU just three days after playing wide receiver in the Apple Cup for the Cougar football team.
Through three games, the Cougar bench has scored 33.8 percent of Washington State's points, led by senior Mike Bush's (Riverside, Calif.) 15.3 points per game average...in addition, the bench has 43.2 percent of the team rebounds.
MOORE IS BETTER:
Sophomore point guard Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) a 2001 Pacific-10 All-Freshman selection last season, currently leads the Cougars in assists (19), rebounds (18) and steals (14)...his 9.3 points per game are fifth on the team.