WSU Women Set to Face Boise State

Nov. 19, 2008

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The Washington State University women's basketball team (0-1) hits the road again for its second game of the season, a match-up with Boise State University Thursday (Nov. 20) at Taco Bell Arena. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. (PT).

WSU fans can listen to Thursday's game on KQQQ 1150 AM. Play-by-play man Steve Grubbs will call the game live from Boise.

Katie Appleton scored a game-high 22 points against Boise State Dec. 9, 2007, but the Cougar women's basketball team dropped a tough game 71-64 at Friel Court. The Cougars fell to 2-6 on the season while the Broncos improved to 6-3.

WSU held an 11 point lead at halftime (37-26), and led for a majority of the second half. However, once WSU posted a 16-point lead with 14-minutes, 32-seconds remaining in the game, the Broncos went on a 25-8 run over the next seven and a half minutes to take the lead.

The Cougars regained the lead on a jumper from Appleton at 4:47, but the Broncos' Brittany Moore sunk two free throws to put Boise State back in the lead for good with 4:35 left.

The Cougars trail in the all-time series 16-17, and lost last year's meeting in Pullman (71-64). Prior to the loss WSU had won each of the previous six games.

WSU is 5-8 when playing in Boise, though the Cougars have won three straight on the road. The last time the Broncos defeated the Cougars on their home court was Nov. 28, 1993 (77-61).

WSU Head Coach June Daugherty began her head coaching career at Boise State, compiling a 123-74 record in seven seasons (1989-96).

Though Thursday's game marks Daugherty's first trip back to Boise since taking over the Cougar program, she made three trips back while with Washington, winning all three (51-37 in 1997, 82-62 in 2000 and 73-55 in 2002.
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