Ducks on Tap for Cougar Women
Jan. 16, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (8-7, 1-3 Pacific-10 Conference) will close out its opening conference homestand Saturday against Oregon (6-9, 3-2 Pac-10) at Friel Court. Tip-off against the Ducks is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Cougars are coming off a 65-52 victory over Oregon State in the team's Pac-10 home opener Thursday.
Fans can listen to the match-up live on KQQQ 1150 AM in Pullman/Moscow, or at www.wsucougars.com. Steve Grubbs will call the game live from Pullman. Fans can also watch the game live on GameTracker.
NATION'S BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS
With three more victories already in 2008-09 than in all of last season, the Cougars rank tied for sixth nationally amongst teams making the greatest turnarounds this season.
FROSH ONE-TWO PUNCH
Not only does Cougar freshman Jazmine Perkins rank tied for third in scoring in the Pacific-10 Conference, she is the top freshmen in the conference and ranks fourth nationally amongst freshmen with 15.0 points per game. April Cook ranks second amongst Pac-10 freshman - and seventh overall in the conference - at 13.7 ppg.
The Cougars trail Oregon 10-53 in the all-time series, and have not defeated the Ducks since Feb. 18, 2006, a streak of five consecutive losses.
WINNING THE TURNOVER BATTLE
The Cougars currently rank first in the Pac-10 in turnover margin at +4.9. The Cougars entered this week ranked 34th in the nation in the statistical category.
The Cougars have added two televised games to the 2008-09 schedule. WSU's home games against USC (Feb. 20) and Washington (March 6) will each be televised by FSN Northwest. Both games will tip-off at 7 p.m.