Cougars Host Dons in Kennewick

Dec. 17, 2009

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The Washington State women's basketball team (4-5) plays host to San Francisco (4-8) in the Tri-Cities Cougar Classic presented by Gesa Credit Union Saturday (Dec. 19), at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash. Tip-off against the Dons is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

The Cougars have won two of their last three games, though they will be looking to bounce back from a 79-53 loss to Portland Dec. 13. The Dons have lost five of their last six, including a 73-52 loss to Cal Poly this past Sunday.

The Tri-Cities Cougar Classic is a doubleheader with the Cougar men's basketball team, which will square off against Portland State at 4 p.m.

Fans can catch the game against the Dons live on KHQ in Spokane with Greg Heister calling play-by-play and Craig Ehlo serving as analyst.

Fans can also listen to the game live on KQQQ 1150 AM and on translator 105.3 FM in Pullman/Moscow, or at Steve Grubbs has the call live from Kennewick.

The Cougars' game against the Dons is the third game in December against a team from the West Coast Conference. WSU also squared off against Saint Mary's and Portland.

WSU boasts a 29-18 record against teams currently in the WCC, including a 13-9 mark in home games.

WSU holds a 3-2 advantage over San Francisco in the all-time series, and has won each of the last three meetings after dropping the first two. After a nearly 24-year hiatus, the Cougars and Dons resumed the series last season, with the Cougars coming away with an 82-71 victory at San Francisco. WSU has won the only game played at home, downing the Dons 66-61, Feb. 19, 1984.

Series HistoryWSU Record...3-2
WSU at Home...1-0
WSU on the Road...2-2
Most WSU Points...82; Nov. 30, 2008
Fewest WSU Points Allowed...56; Feb. 2, 1985
Widest WSU Victory...11 (82-71); Nov. 30, 2008
Longest WSU Winning Streak...1984-Present
Last WSU Win...Nov. 30, 2008 (82-71)
Last WSU Home Win...Feb. 19, 1984 (66-61)
Last WSU Road Win...Nov. 30, 2009 (82-71)

WSU's meeting against San Francisco will be the 597th game of June Daugherty's head coaching career. Daugherty will reach 600 games as a head coach against Oregon (Jan. 3).

Freshman guard KiKi Moore is one of only three players in the Pacific-10 Conference - and the only freshman - currently ranking in the league's top 10 in scoring (10th; 13.6), assists (Fifth; 3.8) and steals (First; 4.2). Sophomore guard Ashley Corral (USC) and senior guard Taylor Lilley (Oregon) are the other two.
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