Cougs Travel To Lone Star State

Dec. 8, 2001

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RADIO: All Washington State men's basketball games will be broadcast over the Cougar Radio Network...Bud Nameck is in his ninth season calling all the can be hear on KCLK 1430 AM (Clarkston), KCLX 1450 AM (Colfax), KCVL 1240 AM (Colville), KVAC 1490 AM and KLLM 103.9 FM (Forks), KZFN 106.1 FM (Moscow, Idaho), KBSN 1470 AM (Moses Lake), KZXR 1310 AM (Prosser/Sunnyside), KLFE 1590 AM and KRKO 1380 AM (Seattle), KXLY 920 AM (Spokane), KHHO 850 AM (Tacoma), KFLD 870 AM (Tri-Cities), KVAN 1550 AM (Vancouver), KUJ 1420 AM (Walla Walla) and KJOX 980 AM (Yakima).

INTERNET: Cougar men's basketball games can also be accessed via the Washington State athletic department web site at or at

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).

TEXAS PREVIEW: The Longhorns are 3-3 this season...Chris Owens leads a trio of Texas players in double figure scoring with 17.5 points per game...Owens also leads the Longhorns with 7.7 rebounds per outing...Texas has played games against four teams the Cougars will face after squaring off against the Longhorns...Texas has faced three Pacific-10 Conference teams (Arizona, Oregon State and Stanford) and Gonzaga...the Longhorns are 2-2 in those games, losing at home to Arizona and in the Great Alaska Shootout to Gonzaga while posting victories over Oregon State at the Great Alaska Shootout and Stanford at the Dell Classic 4 Kids in Chicago.

SERIES WITH TEXAS: The Longhorns lead 1-0...Texas defeated Washington State 86-81 in the championship game of the Sun Classic in El Paso, Texas, Dec. 28, that game, the Cougars' Isaac Fontaine tied a career-high with 33 points while Mark Hendrickson recorded a double-double with 14 points and a season-high 16 rebounds...Roderick Anderson led Texas with 29 points, seven assists and five steals and garnered the Tournament MVP honor.

McNAIR HELPS WSU RALLY PAST TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN: Junior Jerry McNair (Torrance, Calif.) scored 20 of his team-high 26 points in the second half as the Cougars rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Texas-Pan American, 70-67, Dec. 7...McNair hit three consecutive three-pointers late in the second half to give WSU the lead for good at 63-59...senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) added 17 points and a game-high seven rebounds for the Cougars.

MOORE LEADS COUGS PAST VANDALS: Sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) scored a career-high 31 points and added eight rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead Washington State to an 81-55 over Idaho, Dec. 4.

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, to lead WSU to a 91-75 win over the Golden Lions, Dec. 1 in Pullman...the 10 assists are a career high...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.

MOORE IS BETTER: Sophomore point guard Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) a 2001 Pacific-10 All-Freshman selection last season, currently leads the Cougars in scoring (16.3 points per game), assists (7.0 per game) and steals (3.8 per game)...his 5.7 rebounds are second on the team.

LOCKLIER IS CONSISTENT: Senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) leads the Cougars with 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.

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