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HOT COUGAR ACTION: WSU Attempts To End A Streak

Washington State may be a perfect 9-0 in Pullman home games this season, but advancing to 10-0 will be a major challenge. Not only does UCLA bring one of the Pac-12's best offenses to Pullman, they also have history on their side. WSU has not beaten UCLA in Pullman since February 6, 1993. In the nearly 19 years since, WSU has lost 18 consecutive home games to UCLA.

Just for some perspective on how long it's been, on February 6, 1993:

  • DaVonte Lacy wasn't born.
  • I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston was the No. 1 song in the country.
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey opened in theaters.
  • Riddick Bowe became the heavyweight champion by knocking out Michael Dokes.

Craig will be by before the game to preview WSU's chances to win, but until then, I suggest watching Homeward Bound and/or listening to Whitney Houston for good luck.

Men's Basketball

Cougars Welcome UCLA to Pullman Saturday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS WELCOME UCLA TO PULLMAN: Fresh off a victory over USC, the Washington State University men's basketball team (12-10, 4-6) welcomes the UCLA Bruins (12-10, 5-5) to Beasley Coliseum Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. in a televised event on ROOT Sports. Saturday WSU will be having its Coaches vs. Cancer game, where donations for the Rypien Foundation will be accepted. More on that can be found later in the game notes. The game can be heard on the Cougar Radio Network with Bud Nameck's call. Please see the list of affiliates on page one of today's notes for more information.

Up next for UCLA: Saturday at Washington State -
Washington State lost guard Faisal Aden for the season when he suffered a knee injury against Arizona last week. Aden was second on the team in scoring with an average of 14.5 points per game. Brock Motum, a 6-foot-10 forward, is averaging 16.8 points and is the only other Cougars player averaging in double figures.

Washington State Cougars Vs. UCLA Bruins 2/4/12: Tyrone's Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread " Sports Chat Place

The 12-10, 5-3 UCLA Bruins came so close to getting a win at 15-7, 8-2 Washington. UCLA will try to avoid an away sweep in the Northwest when they tussle with the 12-10, 4-6 Washington State Cougars Saturday afternoon.

Women's Basketball

Cougars Wrap Up Road Swing Saturday Against UCLA - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS WRAP UP ROAD SWING SATURDAY AGAINST UCLA: Washington State wraps up its road trip in Los Angles with a matchup against UCLA, 2 p.m. Saturday.


Pac-12 Confidential | The Pac-12 signing-day hype machine | Seattle Times Newspaper
7. Mike Leach, WSU. "When you consider most of our competition had a year and a half head start, I think it's a very impressive effort."

Opening the mailbag: Sark's hotseat? - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Shane from Fort Lewis, Wash., writes: How is Washington State truly going to do next year? Is Mike Leach the real answer to get us back in the top 10? Last question; when will WSU be back in a RoseBCS bowl game?

Madison Central lineman takes offer from Cal | The Clarion-Ledger |

"It feels good to be going there," said Bennett. "I'll get to play Washington State and hopefully we'll beat the brakes off of them."


SportsMinds: WSU Baseball Begins Practice

It's getting close to opening day (Feb. 24) here in Pullman, which means the WSU baseball team has made it's way back onto the field for practice.