Cougars Prepare For Game With Vandals

Dec. 2, 2002

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Wed, Dec. 4, 2002 -- WSU at Idaho-7 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 7, 2002 -- WSU vs. Gonzaga-7 p.m.

Tue, Dec. 10, 2002 -- WSU vs. Montana-7 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 14, 2002 -- WSU at Colorado State-1 p.m.

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 make 11 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).

IDAHO PREVIEW: The Vandals are 2-1, including a 76-73 overtime road win against Oregon State to open the season...four players are averaging double-figure scoring for Idaho, led by Tanoris Shepard's 16.0 points per game...Jon Tinnon is the team's leading rebounder with six per contest.

SERIES WITH THE VANDALS: The Cougars lead the all-time series 152-105 and have won five straight against the Vandals...WSU has won its last two in Moscow...Idaho's last win in the series is a 73-66 victory in Moscow, Feb. 11, 1997...Cougar Head Coach Paul Graham is 3-0 against Idaho, including an 81-55 win in Pullman, Dec. 4, 2001 in the last meeting between the that win, Marcus Moore recorded a then career-high 31 points.

CLOSE GAMES: Each of the Cougars' first three game have been decided by eight points or less, with WSU winning two...last season, the Cougars were 2-6 in games decided by eight points or less.

ROAD SCORING: The 83 points scored by Washington State at TCU last Saturday were the most in a road game for the Cougars since a 91-72 win at Eastern Washington, Dec. 5, 1998.

GOOD DATE FOR THE COUGARS: WSU faces Idaho Dec. 4 this season...the Cougars are 2-0 under Paul Graham when playing Dec. 4...WSU defeated Idaho 81-55 last season and Southern 80-77 in 1999...the Cougars and Vandals have played four times, Dec. 4 and split the games...WSU is 14-7 all-time, Dec. 4 and has won four straight dating back to 1993.

MOORE CHASING HISTORY: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) needs just 178 points for 1,000, 56 assists for 300 and 23 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.

MOORE NOTES: In the win over San Jose State, the junior point guard tied his career-high with 35 points and recorded the fourth 30-plus point game of his the victory over Southern Utah, he tied his career-high with 10 rebounds and tallied the fourth double-double of his career...through just three games, Moore is averaging 28.0 points and is on pace for 756 points this season...both marks would shatter the single-season WSU record for scoring (657-Isaac Fontaine in 1996-97) and scoring average (23.1-Don Collins, 1979-80)...his scoring average is currently best in the Pacific-10 and third in the nation.

STREAKING LYMAN: Senior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) is second among the Cougars with 14.7 points per game...his 44 points this season mark the best three-game stretch of his career.

GRAHAM CONTRIBUTING: Junior Nick Graham (Stillwater, Okla.) has scored in each of the three games the Cougars have played this is the first time in his career he has scored in three consecutive games.

RILEY'S PRESENCE: Senior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) added three blocks in the loss at TCU and leads the team with nine this season...he ranks eighth on the WSU career list with 66 and recorded a career-high five in the season opener against San Jose State...his 3.0 blocks per contest rank second in the Pac-10 and are tied for 19th nationally...Riley tallied his second double-double of his career with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at TCU.

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