Cougs Host Idaho In Border Battle
Dec. 3, 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).
The Vandals are 1-3 this season and have lost three straight...Idaho is 0-1 on the road this season, losing 68-64 at Boise State, Nov. 24...Rodney Hilaire leads the team in scoring with 14.0 points per game and rebounding with 5.5 boards per contest.
SERIES WITH IDAHO:
Washington State leads the all-time series 151-105...the Cougars have won the last four meetings, seven of the last eight and six straight in Pullman...last season in Moscow, Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) torched the Vandals for 24 points on the strength of 8-for-11 shooting from three-point range.
COUGARS KNOCK OFF ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF:
Sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) recorded the second double-double of his career with 26 points and 10 assists, both career highs, to lead WSU to a 91-75 win over the Golden Lions, Dec. 1 in Pullman...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) scored 19 points for the second consecutive game to equal his career high.
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.
SHARING THE WEALTH:
Currently five players are averaging double figure scoring led by senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) with 15.8 per outing...the Cougars have had a different game-high scorer in each of the first four games...junior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) with 17 against Colorado State...junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) with 22 against Prairie View A&M...senior Mike Bush (Riverside, Calif.) with 24 against Montana...sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) with 26 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
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 (7.3 per game) and steals (4.0 per game)...his 5.5 rebounds are second on the team and his 13.5 points per game are third on the team...he leads the Pac-10 in assists and steals, is tied for 12th in scoring, tied for 16th in rebounding
LOCKLIER IS CONSISTENT:
Senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) leads the Cougars with 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game...he scored a career-high 19 points at Montana, Nov. 28 and equaled that with a 19-point effort versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Dec. 1...he also pulled down a season-high nine rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff...Locklier is tied for the Pac-10 lead in field goal percentage (.649), is sixth in scoring and 12th in rebounding.
COUGAR IN PACIFIC-10 RANKINGS:
Washington State leads the Pac-10 in scoring with 85.0 points per game...the Cougars have scored 70 or more points in all four game this season, marking the first time since Dec. 2-20, 1998 WSU has tallied 70 or more points in four consecutive games.