Cougars Set To Open Men's Basketball Regular Season

Nov. 19, 2002

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RADIO: All Washington State men's basketball games will be broadcast over the Cougar Basketball Radio Network...Bud Nameck is in his 10th season calling all the can be heard onKCLK 1430 AM (Clarkston), KCLX 1450 AM (Colfax), KCVL 1240 AM (Colville), KRKO 1380 AM (Everett), KBAM 1270 AM (Longview), KZFN 106.1 FM (Moscow, Idaho), KBSN 1470 AM (Moses Lake), KZXR 1310 AM (Prosser), KYCZ 1090 AM (Seattle), KXLY 920 AM (Spokane), KHHO 850 AM (Tacoma), KALE 960 AM (Tri-Cities), KGDC 1320 AM (Walla Walla) and KUSA 980 AM (Yakima).

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

COUGARS ON TELEVISION: Washington State will make11 appearances on television during its 27-game regular season, including four national and seven regional broadcasts...FOX Sports Net will televise the games vs. UCLA (Jan. 4), at Arizona (Jan. 9), at Stanford (Feb. 15) and at USC (March 8)...FOX Sports Net Northwest will televise games vs. California (Jan. 18), at Washington (Jan. 31), vs. Arizona (Feb. 8), vs. Oregon State (Feb. 22) and vs. Washington (March 1)...FOX Sports Net Arizona will televise the game at Arizona State (Jan. 11)...the Oregon Sports Network will televise the game at Oregon (Jan. 25).

SERIES WITH THE SPARTANS: Washington State leads the series 6-2...the Cougars won the last meeting, 95-54, Dec. 22, 1996 at the Spokane Arena.

SOUTHERN UTAH PREVIEW: Southern Utah split a pair of exhibition games, losing 77-76 to Global Sports All-Stars, Nov. 5 and defeating Utah Showcase 81-73, Nov. 15...junior Al Williams averaged 17 point and eight rebounds to lead the Thunderbirds in both categories during exhibition games.

SERIES WITH THE THUNDERBIRDS: The Cougars won the only previous meeting between the two schools, 95-73 in Pullman, Dec. 10, 1988.

COUGARS SWEEP EXHIBITION GAMES: Washington State defeated Australia Institute of Sport 109-89, Nov. 14 and Lewis-Clark State 90-77, Nov. 18 to post a 2-0 record in exhibition the opener, seven players scored in double figures led by 28 from junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.)...Moore added 10 assists for a double-double...also recording a double-double was sophomore Shami Gill (Mission, British Columbia) with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds...against Lewis-Clark State, senior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) tallied a team-high 16 points for WSU.

MOORE CHASING HISTORY: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) needs just 262 points for 1,000, 69 assists for 300 and 30 steals for 125 in his career...if he reaches all three milestones, he will become the third player in WSU history to accomplish the feat...Keith Morrison (1983-86) and Bennie Seltzer (1990-93) are the other two.

BASKETBALL/FOOTBALL DOUBLEHEADER: Saturday will mark the second time in school history the Cougar men's basketball and football teams have played in Pullman the same day...the only other occasion was Nov. 23, 1996...the men's basketball team opened its 1996-97 season with a 74-69 win over Boise State followed by an Apple Cup loss to Washington 31-24 in the first overtime football game in WSU history.

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