Third-Ranked California On Tap for Cougar Women
Feb. 7, 2009
The Washington State women's basketball team (9-12, 2-8 Pacific-10 Conference) continues its run through the second half of the conference slate, playing host to No. 3 California (19-2, 10-0 Pac-10) Sunday at Friel Court. Tip-off against the Golden Bears is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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.
APPLETON JOINS 1,000-POINT CLUB
Senior guard Katie Appleton scored eight points against Arizona State (Jan. 29), bringing her career total to 1,000. She is only the 12th women's basketball player in school history to reach the milestone.
APPLETON CLAIMS 3-POINT RECORD
With four 3-point field goals against UCLA (Jan. 22), Appleton passed Joanna Smith (143; 1997-2001) to become WSU's career leader in the statistical category. Appleton now has 152 career 3-pointers.
NATION'S BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS
With four more victories already in 2008-09 than in all of last season, the Cougars entered this week ranked tied for 12th nationally amongst teams making the greatest turnarounds this season.
FROSH ONE-TWO PUNCH
Not only does Cougar freshman Jazmine Perkins rank sixth in scoring in the Pacific-10 Conference at 14.1 ppg, she is the highest-scoring freshmen in the league and entered this week ranked fifth nationally amongst freshmen. April Cook ranks second amongst Pac-10 freshman - and 11th overall - at 12.8 ppg.
LAST TIME OUT
Freshman Jazmine Perkins scored a team-high 14 points in front of a hometown crowd, but the Cougars fell 68-45 to ninth-ranked California Jan. 8, at Haas Pavilion. Perkins, a former standout at Berkeley High School, also led the Cougars with six rebounds and two steals, and tied for the team lead with two assists.
WSU, which has lost each of the last eight meetings with California, trails in the all-time series 19-32. The Cougars hold the edge in Pullman however, winning 14 of the 24 games played at Friel Court. The Cougars' last victory over the Golden Bears came Jan. 27, 2005 (79-69) at home.
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.
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