Cougar Women Prepare for Trojans

Jan. 22, 2010

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The Washington State women's basketball team concludes this weekend's action against USC Saturday at Friel Court. Tip-off between the Cougars and Trojans is scheduled for 2 p.m.

The Cougars (5-13, 0-7 Pac-10) are looking for their first conference victory, while the Trojans (11-6, 5-1 Pac-10) have won three-straight.

WSU will continue its three-game homestand Friday (Jan. 29) against Washington. The Cougars and Huskies are slated to tip-off at 5 p.m., and the game will be televised live by FSN Northwest.

The Cougars' match-up with USC will be streamed live at Webcasts are available for the cost of a subscription to Cougar All-Access and will feature exclusive audio play-by-play and color commentary from students at the renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Remaining webcasts include California (Feb. 12), Stanford (Feb. 14), Oregon (March 5) and Oregon State (March 7).

Fans can listen to the game live on KQQQ 1150 AM and on translator 105.3 FM in Pullman/Moscow, or at Steve Grubbs has the call live from Pullman.

Freshman guard KiKi Moore leads the Pacific-10 Conference and entered this week ranked 13th nationally in steals (3.0). She also currently ranks third in the league in assists (3.7) and 16th in scoring (13.3).

Freshman center Carly Noyes recorded four blocks against Oregon (Jan. 3), tying WSU's freshman NCAA single-game record. She already has 10 multiple-block games in her debut season, and her block average (1.7) ranks second in the Pac-10. Her season total (31) is already the second-most by a Cougar freshman in NCAA history.

The Cougars will be looking for their first victory in the last 18 meetings with the Trojans, with the last win coming Jan. 4, 2001 in Pullman (79-78). WSU trails 11-36 in the all-time series, including a 7-16 mark at home.

The Cougars entered this week leading the conference and ranking 19th-nationally in turnover margin, forcing 5.41 more turnovers per game than committing.
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