Cougars Host Gonzaga

Dec. 6, 2002

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THIS WEEK: Wed, Dec. 4, 2002 -- WSU at Idaho-L, 62-58
Sat, Dec. 7, 2002 -- WSU vs. Gonzaga-7 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: 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 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).

GONZAGA PREVIEW: The Bulldogs are 4-2 this season with losses coming at the Maui Invitational to nationally ranked Indiana and Kentucky...Gonzaga is No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today poll...three players average double-figure scoring led by Blake Stepp's 19.7 points per outing...Gonzaga has defeated two teams (Washington and Montana) this week that appear on the Cougars' 2002-03 schedule.

SERIES WITH THE BULLDOGS: The Cougars lead the series with the Bulldogs 95-41...Gonzaga has won the last three meetings, including a 67-44 victory last season at The Kennel...WSU won the first encounter 21-18, Dec. 16, 1907 in Spokane...the last time the teams met in Pullman was Dec. 4, 1997, won by the Cougars 85-70.

CLOSE GAMES: Each of the Cougars' first four games 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.

MOORE CHASING HISTORY: Junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) needs just 176 points for 1,000, 52 assists for 300 and 20 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...he again equaled the career-high 10 rebounds at Idaho (Dec. 4)...through just four games, Moore is averaging 21.5 points per game to lead the Pacific-10 and rank 25th nationally.

RILEY'S PRESENCE: Senior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) added three blocks in the loss at Idaho and leads the team with 12 this season...he ranks eighth on the WSU career list with 69 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 16th nationally...Riley tallied his second double-double of his career with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at TCU.

GOING DOWNTOWN: Senior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) is 13-for-42 (.310) from three-point range this his current pace, he would finish 87-for-283 from long range...Jan-Michael Thomas hold the single-season school record for three-pointers in a season with 89 during the 1998-99 campaign...Lyman's 283 attempts would shatter Thomas's single-season record of 220 also set in 1998-99...sophomore Thomas Kelati (Walla Walla) is shooting 45.5 percent (10-for-22) from beyond the arc...his percentage would rank third on the WSU single-season list.

STREAKING LYMAN: Senior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) is second on the team with 15.8 points per game...he scored a career-high 19 points at Idaho, Wednesday, including a 9-for-9 effort at the foul line...he is 16-for-17 (.941) at the charity stripe this season which would establish the WSU single-season record.

GLASS CLEANERS: Five Cougars veterans have set or tied their career high in rebounds this season...junior Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) tied his career high with 10 rebounds against Southern Utah and equaled it at Idaho...senior Milton Riley (Gardena, Calif.) and sophomore Shami Gill (Mission, British Columbia) tallied their career high at TCU with 12 and 10, Idaho, seniors Cedrick Hughey (Waldo, Ark.) and Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) pulled down seven and six boards, respectively.

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