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Cougs Open Final Homestand this Friday vs. Colorado

Feb 18, 2021

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State women's basketball team returns to Beasley Coliseum to kick-off a three-game homestand to close out the 2020-21 regular season. The homestand gets underway this Friday, Feb. 19, against Colorado. Tip-off against the Buffaloes is set for 12 p.m. PT and will stream on Pac-12 Plus via the WSU live stream.

WASHINGTON STATE (9-9, 7-9 Pac-12) vs. Colorado (8-9, 6-8 Pac-12) | Friday, Feb. 19 | 12 p.m. | Beasley Coliseum
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STARTING FIVE

>> Washington State will be seeking a season sweep against Colorado, as the Cougars previously knocked off the Buffaloes, 76-63, back on Jan. 3 in Boulder. The Leger-Walker sisters shined in the victory at Colorado, as Krystal scored a career-high 25 points, while Charlisse collected her first double-double of her career with 16 points and 10 assists. Junior Ula Motuga also had a double-double against the Buffaloes, pulling down a career-high 15 rebounds to go along with 11 points.

>> Washington State will be seeking its third-straight victory over Colorado this Friday. The Cougars lead the all-time series vs. CU, 12-7. WSU is 8-1 all-time vs. the Buffaloes in Beasley Coliseum, with the lone loss coming back on Jan. 7, 2012.

>> The Cougars will look to halt a three-game losing streak on Friday. Washington State comes into Friday's matchup at an even 9-9 on the year, while the Cougs currently hold a 7-9 mark in Pac-12 Conference action. If WSU can win two of its final three games remaining on the schedule, the program would have its first winning season since the 2014-15 campaign.

>> On Monday, the Pac-12 Conference named Charlisse Leger-Walker the league's Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season. Leger-Walker joins California's Kristine Angiwe (8x) and Washington's Kelsey Plum (7x) as the only players in Pac-12 women's basketball history to win seven-or-more Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards. The guard has two weeks remaining in the regular season to tie Anigwe's record of eight Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards.

>> This past Sunday, freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker set the WSU freshman record for most games with 20-or-more points by scoring a career-high 29 points at Arizona State. Leger-Walker broke Borislava Hristova's previous record of nine games, which she set back during the 2015-16 season.

Leading the Pac
Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker Enters this week's slate of games leading the Pac-12 in scoring (19.5 ppg) and points (351). No freshman has ever ended the season leading the Pac-12 in scoring. Leger-Walker also leads the conference in field goal attempts (317), minutes played (680:34) and steals (41).

Dishing Out the Assists
Redshirt senior Krystal Leger-Walker enters this weekend's slate of games leading the Pac-12 in assists with 80. Leger-Walker's 4.4 assists per game also ranks fourth in the league.

Hitting the Free Throws
Washington State is shooting 72.5 percent as a team from the free throw line this season. Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker leads the team in free throw shooting, as the guard is shooting 77.0 percent from the line. Leger-Walker is second in the Pac-12 in free throws made with 67.

Connecting from Deep
The Cougs currently rank second in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goals made with 129 shots made from behind the arc. WSU has made five-or-more 3-pointers in each of its last 10 games. Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker is currently second in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goals made with 44.

Scouting the Buffaloes
Colorado comes to Pullman having won back-to-back games against California and USC to push its record to 8-9 overall and 6-8 in Pac-12 games. Colorado enters this weekend's slate of games with a NET ranking of 57.

Senior Mya Hollingshed leads the team in scoring and rebounding, as the 6-3 forward is averaging 16.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Hollingshed has collected seven double-doubles on the year, and has scored 10-or-more points in each of her last 14 games. Freshman Frida Formann's 11.9 points per game ranks second best, as the guard is coming off back-to-back double-digit performances, which includes a 25-point effort against California.

As a team, Colorado is averaging 65.8 points per game, while shooting 41.1 percent from the field. Defensively, the Buffaloes are giving up 61.8 points per game. Teams are shooting an even 40.0 percent from the field against CU.

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