Cougars Close Season In Los Angeles
March 4, 2003
Thursday, March 6, 2003 - WSU at UCLA-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 2003 - WSU at USC-5 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)
RADIO: All Washington State men's basketball games will be broadcast over the Cougar Basketball Radio Network...Bud Nameck is in his 10th season calling all the action...games can be heard onKCLK 1430 AM (Clarkston), KCLX 1450 AM (Colfax), KCVL 1240 AM (Colville), KRKO 1380 AM (Everett), KBAM 1270 AM (Longview), KZFN 106.1 FM (Moscow, Idaho), KBSN 1470 AM (Moses Lake), KZXR 1310 AM (Prosser), KYCZ 1090 AM (Seattle), KXLY 920 AM (Spokane), KHHO 850 AM (Tacoma), KALE 960 AM (Tri-Cities), KGDC 1320 AM (Walla Walla) and KUSA 980 AM (Yakima).
INTERNET: Cougar men's basketball games can also be accessed via the Washington State athletic department web site at www.wsucougars.com or at broadcast.yahoo.com.
COUGARS ON TELEVISION: Washington State will make11 appearances on television during its 27-game regular season, including four national and seven regional broadcasts...FOX Sports Net televised the games vs. UCLA (Jan. 4) and at Arizona (Jan. 9) and at Stanford (Feb. 15) and will televise the game at USC (March 8)...FOX Sports Net Northwest televised games vs. California (Jan. 18), at Washington (Jan. 31) and vs. Oregon State (Feb. 22) and vs. Washington (March 1)...FOX Sports Net Arizona and FOX Sports Net Northwest televised the games at Arizona State (Jan. 11) and vs. Arizona (Feb. 8)...the Oregon Sports Network televised the game at Oregon (Jan. 25).
UCLA PREVIEW: The Bruins are 7-18, 4-12 in the Pac-10 and tied with Washington for the eighth and final spot in the Conference Tournament (March 13-15).
SERIES WITH THE BRUINS: UCLA leads 83-12 and has won 20 straight...the last Cougar victory was 67-56, Feb. 6, 1993...WSU is 0-45 all-time against UCLA in Los Angeles.
USC PREVIEW: The Trojans are 10-15, 5-11 in the Pac-10 (pending Washington game, 3/6)...USC is in sixth place in the Pac-10, one game ahead of Washington and UCLA.
SERIES WITH THE TROJANS: USC leads 61-32 and has won eight straight...WSU's last win came Jan. 30, 1999 (95-86)...the Cougars have lost six straight road games against USC.
GETTING A FRESH START: Largely due to injuries, Washington State has started 14 different players and 10 different lineups...the Cougars have used a different starting lineup in each of the last four games...freshman Randy Green (Renton) made his first start at California Thursday...sophomore Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) is the only Cougar to appear in all 25 games, having started 24 of them for WSU this season.
MOORE RETURNS: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) returned from an ankle injury after missing nine games to score 23 points in the 98-76 win over Washington, March 1...with two steals, Moore will become the third player in WSU history to record 1,000 points, 300 assists and 125 steals...the other two Cougars who have accomplished the feat are Keith Morrison (1,077-456-191) and Bennie Seltzer (1,423-473-147).
COUGARS OFFENSE EXPLODES: Washington State's 98 points and 22-point margin of victory over Washington last Saturday were the most in a Pac-10 game since a 103-78 triumph over Arizona State, March 2, 1996.
WSU GOES DOWNTOWN: After connecting on 12-of-23 three-pointers against Washington, the Cougars are 211-for-598 from beyond the arc this season...the school record for three-pointers as a team is 221 and the mark to beat for three-point attempts is 598...both standards were set during the 1993-94 season.
COUGAR WIN STREAK: WSU travels to the 'City of Angels' looking for its first three-game winning streak in Pac-10 play since 1995-96 when the Cougars won four straight from Feb. 8-22.
COUGAR OPPONENTS GREEN WITH ENVY: Redshirt freshman Randy Green (Renton) is averaging 18.3 points over his last three games.
HUGHEY SHINES AS STARTER: Forward Cedrick Hughey (Waldo, Ark.) made his ninth start of the season last Saturday as the Cougar senior closed out his home career at WSU...in those nine starts, Hughey is averaging 9.4 points and 6.7 rebounds.
HOME SWEET HOME: Sophomore Chris Schlatter (Lafayette, Calif.) is shooting 44.7 percent (21-for-47) from beyond the three-point range at home and just 13.8 (4-for-29) from beyond the arc away from Friel Court, including the Dec. 21 game against High Point at the Spokane Arena.