Washington State Preview

The Beavers look to complete the Washington sweep in Pullman against the Cougars on Saturday. <br><br> Tipoff is at 6:00 PM and can be seen live over FoxSports Northwest.

Oregon State (12-10, 5-8) at Washington State (5-18, 0-14)
Saturday, February 22 - 6:00 PM (FoxSports Net Northwest)
Friel Court - Pullman, WA
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 155-110.
Last meeting: Oregon State 63, Washington State 48

 

 

The Nitty Gritty on the Cougars

  • Home Court: Friel Court (12, 058)
  • All-time Record: 1,345-1,1239 (101 years)
  • Joined Pac-10: 1916-17

  • Current Record: 5-18, 0-14 in Pac-10 play.
  • Notable games in 2002-03: lost in overtime to Gonzaga at home, 110-104, lost in overtime to Stanford at home, 73-68.
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: Tenth in the Pac-10, currently not receiving any votes for the top 25.
    Note:
    Washington State was picked to finish tenth in the Pac-10 by the media.
  • Head Coach: Paul Graham is in his sixth year as head coach at Washington State.
    Career Record: 24-59; WSU Record: 24-59; Pac-10 Record: 7-47.

 

  • 2001-02 Record: 6-21; 1-17 in Pac-10 play
  • Notable wins during the 2001-02 season: defeated Washington, 71-69, at home.
  • Pac-10 Tournament: Did not make the Pac-10 tournament.
  • Postseason: Did not make the postseason.

 

Series Records

Most Points (OSU): 99, Mar. 3, ‘72 (@ OSU)
Most Points (WSU): 101, Feb. 17, ‘94 (@ WSU)

Longest OSU Streak: 8 wins (1947-48 - 1948-49)
Longest WSU Streak: 13 wins (1936-37 -- 1939-40)

Margin of victory (OSU): 36 (91-55), Feb. 23, ‘02 (@ OSU)
Margin of victory (WSU): 37 (101-64), Feb. 17, ‘94 @ WSU)

Overtime Games: 9 (WSU 5-4)

 

 

The Players
(Full Roster | Season Stats)

Leading Scorer: Marcus Moore, 19.3 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Marcus Moore, 5.9 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Thomas Kelati, 3.5 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Milton Riley, 2.0 bpg
Minutes played per game: Marcus Moore, 34.1 mpg
Most steals per game: Thomas Kelati, 1.3 spg


Returning starters: guard Marcus Moore, forward Shami Gill, and guard/forward Thomas Kelati.

Starting Five

PG 11 Thomas Kelati (6-5, 184) - fundamental basketball player...second on the team in scoring with a 10.2 average and minutes played with 33.3 mpg...first in assists (3.5 apg) and steals (1.4 spg)...leads WSU in three pointers made with 54...is the only Cougar to have started all 23 games this season...shooting .418 from the field, .443 from downtown, and .859 from the line...scored 16 points on 4-10 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists in 35 minutes against the Beavers.

G 5 Chris Schlatter (6-6, 211) - transfer from St. Mary's College in California...consistent shooter with good range...has started 18 games this season, played in 20...in 27.8 minutes Schlatter is averaging 7.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists...shooting .363 from the field, .320 from the three point line, and .657 from the free throw line...led Wazzu with 16 points on 3-12 shooting, grabbed three rebounds in 33 minutes at OSU.

Cedrick Hughey scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds at Gill.
Cedrick Hughey scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds at Gill. (AP)

F Milton Riley (6-8, 201) - starting in the place of the injured Marcus Moore...has started 14 games, played in 16...shooting .526 from the field and .667 from the free free throw line...in 21.5 minutes is averaging 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and a team leading 2.0 blocks...did not play against the Beavers in Corvallis.

C 50 Justin Kordsmeier (7-0, 277) - transfer from North Arkansas Community Tech College...has started five games this season, played in 21...averaging 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.9 minutes...shooting .397 from the field, .318 from downtown, and .500 from the charity stripe...has fouled out of four games...in 20 minutes at Gill, scored 4 points on 1-7 shooting and grabbed two rebounds.

F 15 Cedrick Hughey (6-6, 203) - team player...transfer from Westark College...has started eight games this season...in 19.0 minutes is averaging 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds...shooting .438 from the field and .500 from the downtown and .532 from the free throw line...played 28 minutes, scored 10 points on 5-14 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds, five offensive, and committed two personal fouls against the Beavers in December.

 

The Bench

G 3 Jerry McNair (6-2, 178) - excellent three point shooter...has played in thirteen games this season, started in one...shooting .337 from the field, .333 from the three point line, and .950 from the stripe...in 19.5 minutes is averaging 7.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists...started against the Beavers in Corvallis, shot 1-9, scored 4 points and grabbed two rebounds in 19 minutes.

F 11 Randy Green (6-4, 180) - has played in twelve games this season, started three...averaging 18.5 minutes, 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds...shooting .345 from the field, .250 from three point range and .750 from the free throw line...played 18 minutes against the Beavs, stole two passes, grabbed one rebound, and dished out two assists.

G 35 Pawel Stasiak (6-11, 209) - transfer from Cloud County Community College in Kansas...has played in nine games...averaging 8.7 minutes and 1.6 points...shooting .438 from the field...scored 4 points, grabbed two rebounds in 24 minutes on Ralph Miller Court.

 

 

 

Numbers Don't Lie

            TEAM STATISTICS                         WSU          OPP
            --------------------------------------------------------
            SCORING.......................         1594         1808
              Points per game.............         69.3         78.6
              Scoring margin..............         -9.3            -
            FIELD GOALS-ATT...............     556-1403     643-1342
              Field goal pct..............         .396         .479
            3 POINT FG-ATT................      192-550      135-371
              3-point FG pct..............         .349         .364
              3-pt FG made per game.......          8.3          5.9
            FREE THROWS-ATT...............      290-419      387-546
              Free throw pct..............         .692         .709
            REBOUNDS......................          827          872
              Rebounds per game...........         36.0         37.9
              Rebounding margin...........         -2.0            -
            ASSISTS.......................          314          359
              Assists per game............         13.7         15.6
            TURNOVERS.....................          376          332
              Turnovers per game..........         16.3         14.4
              Turnover margin.............         -1.9            -
              Assist/turnover ratio.......          0.8          1.1
            STEALS........................          134          158
              Steals per game.............          5.8          6.9
            BLOCKS........................           75           81
              Blocks per game.............          3.3          3.5

            ATTENDANCE....................        27324        73079
              Home games-Avg/Game.........      12-2277      10-7124
              Neutral site-Avg/Game.......            -       1-1841

            BY PERIOD     1st  2nd  OT     Total
            ------------ ---- ---- ----     ----
            Team........  751  825   18  -  1594
            Opponents...  854  925   29  -  1808

 

 

Team Preview

Jerry McNair shot 1-9 from the field against the Beavers in December.
Jerry McNair shot 1-9 from the field against the Beavers in December. (AP)

Strengths

  • Experience - The Cougars have ten upperclassmen on the roster including six returning players that saw at least ten minutes of action per game last season.

  • The long ball - second in the conference in three point field goals made with 8.35 made per game.

  • Offensive rebounding - third in the conference in offensive rebounding with 13.74 a game.

Concerns

  • Injuries - WSU has three players injured, including All-Pac-10 guard Marcus Moore. For the rest of the season they will have to rely on untested players.

  • Defense - giving up an average of 80 points per game, letting their opponents shoot .479 from three point land.

  • Scoring - Last in the Pac-10 in scoring offense with 69.3 points per game and last in field goal percentage with a .396 percentage.

 

News from the Corvallis Game

  • Jay John picked up his first win as a Pac-10 head coach against the Cougars in December.

  • Oregon State had a seven point lead at halftime.

  • The Beavers shot 18.8% from three point range during the game. The Cougars shot 23.8%.

  • Brian Jackson had three blocks against WSU.

  • Philip Ricci had a team high 15 rebounds.

  • OSU shot 46.9% from the field. WSU shot 26.6%.

  • Jimmie Haywood was 3 of 5 from three point range.

  • Cedrick Hughey grabbed a team high 8 rebounds and scored 12 points.

  • Wazzu had nine assists, OSU had 20.

 

 

Last Time the Cougars Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
Philip Ricci scored 17 points and had a career-high 15 rebounds as Oregon State pulled away to defeat Washington State 63-48 on Thursday. Jimmie Haywood added 13 points for the Beavers (8-7, 1-5 Pacific-10). It was the first Pac-10 win for rookie coach Jay John. Recap | Box Score

 

in Pullman...
Jimmie Haywood scored a career-high 23 points, including the game-winning free throws with less than a second remaining, to lead Oregon State to a 74-72 victory over Washington State Thursday night. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Oregon State (9-9, 2-6 Pac-10). Washington State (4-13, 0-8) has now lost its last 11 games. Marcus Moore, one of five Washington State players to score in double figures, led the Cougars with 17 points. Recap | Box Score

 

 

News from the Latest Cougar Game

Luke Jackson scored 24 points and Luke Ridnour added 21 Thursday night to lead Oregon to an 89-70 victory over Washington State. The Ducks (18-6, 8-5 Pacific-10) shot 58 percent from the floor and had 22 assists and 12 turnovers. Washington State (5-18, 0-14) shot 40 percent from the field and had six assists and 19 turnovers. Recap | Box Score

 

 

 

News and Notes

  • The Cougars are currently on a 14 game losing streak and have not won in the Pac-10 this season.

  • Sophomore Chris Schlatter is shooting 46.5 percent (20-for-43) from beyond the three-point range at home.

  • Junior Ezenwa Ukeagu is averaging 7.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in the last three games.

  • The Cougars have lost a school record 20 straight Pacific-10 games…the Conference mark is held by UCLA (1937-40)…the Bruins lost 30 straight Pacific Coast Conference games…USC dropped 21 straight Pacific-8 games from 1975-77.

  • As a team, the Cougars have missed a total of 38 games due to injury. All-Pac-10 guard Marcus Moore is out for the season. Senior guard Justin Lyman and sophomore guard Shami Gill are questionable for the OSU game.

  • The Beavers swept the series last season by defeating the Cougars narrowly in Pullman and crushing them in Corvallis.

  • The last time the Cougars played in the postseason was during the 1996-97 season when they received a bid to the NIT after going 18-11.

  • The last time WSU had a winning record was in 1997 when they went 18-11.

  • The Beaver have a four game winning streak over the Cougars and have won the last 7 of 8.

  • Wazzu has not won on the road this season.

 

Full Roster

No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
Hometown
0 Bruce Jones G 6-0 181 Fr. Portland, OR
1 Marcus Moore G 6-6 208 Jr. Inglewood, CA
3 Jerry McNair G 6-2 178 Sr. Torrance, CA
4 Justin Lyman G 6-5 195 Sr. Missouri City, TX
5 Chris Schlatter F 6-6 211 So. Lafayette, CA
10 Nick Graham G 6-0 181 Jr. Stillwater, OK
11 Thomas Kelati G/F 6-5 184 So. Walla Walla, WA
12 Randy Green G 6-4 180 Fr. Renton, WA
14 Aaron Fitzgerald G 6-2 185 So. Seattle, WA
15 Cedrick Hughey G 6-6 203 Sr. Waldo, AK
21 Pawel Stasiak F 6-11 209 Sr. Warsaw, Poland
22 Shami Gill F 6-7 238 So. Mission, B.C.
23 Keith Brooks F 6-4 354 So. Hawthorne, CA
25 Milton Riley F 6-8 201 Sr. Gardena, CA
32 Ezenwa Ukeagu F 6-7 253 Jr. Coral Springs, FL
50 Justin Kordsmeiger C 7-0 277 Jr. Sprindale, AK
55 Justin Bellegarde F 6-9 240 Jr. Ukiah, CA

 

Oregon State (12-10, 5-8) at Washington State (5-18, 0-14)
Saturday, February 22 - 6:00 PM (FoxSports Net Northwest)
Friel Court - Pullman, WA
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 155-110.
Last meeting: Oregon State 63, Washington State 48

 

 

The Nitty Gritty on the Cougars

  • Home Court: Friel Court (12, 058)
  • All-time Record: 1,345-1,1239 (101 years)
  • Joined Pac-10: 1916-17

  • Current Record: 5-18, 0-14 in Pac-10 play.
  • Notable games in 2002-03: lost in overtime to Gonzaga at home, 110-104, lost in overtime to Stanford at home, 73-68.
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: Tenth in the Pac-10, currently not receiving any votes for the top 25.
    Note:
    Washington State was picked to finish tenth in the Pac-10 by the media.
  • Head Coach: Paul Graham is in his sixth year as head coach at Washington State.
    Career Record: 24-59; WSU Record: 24-59; Pac-10 Record: 7-47.

 

  • 2001-02 Record: 6-21; 1-17 in Pac-10 play
  • Notable wins during the 2001-02 season: defeated Washington, 71-69, at home.
  • Pac-10 Tournament: Did not make the Pac-10 tournament.
  • Postseason: Did not make the postseason.

 

Series Records

Most Points (OSU): 99, Mar. 3, ‘72 (@ OSU)
Most Points (WSU): 101, Feb. 17, ‘94 (@ WSU)

Longest OSU Streak: 8 wins (1947-48 - 1948-49)
Longest WSU Streak: 13 wins (1936-37 -- 1939-40)

Margin of victory (OSU): 36 (91-55), Feb. 23, ‘02 (@ OSU)
Margin of victory (WSU): 37 (101-64), Feb. 17, ‘94 @ WSU)

Overtime Games: 9 (WSU 5-4)

 

 

The Players
(Full Roster | Season Stats)

Leading Scorer: Marcus Moore, 19.3 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Marcus Moore, 5.9 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Thomas Kelati, 3.5 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Milton Riley, 2.0 bpg
Minutes played per game: Marcus Moore, 34.1 mpg
Most steals per game: Thomas Kelati, 1.3 spg


Returning starters: guard Marcus Moore, forward Shami Gill, and guard/forward Thomas Kelati.

Starting Five

PG 11 Thomas Kelati (6-5, 184) - fundamental basketball player...second on the team in scoring with a 10.2 average and minutes played with 33.3 mpg...first in assists (3.5 apg) and steals (1.4 spg)...leads WSU in three pointers made with 54...is the only Cougar to have started all 23 games this season...shooting .418 from the field, .443 from downtown, and .859 from the line...scored 16 points on 4-10 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists in 35 minutes against the Beavers.

G 5 Chris Schlatter (6-6, 211) - transfer from St. Mary's College in California...consistent shooter with good range...has started 18 games this season, played in 20...in 27.8 minutes Schlatter is averaging 7.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists...shooting .363 from the field, .320 from the three point line, and .657 from the free throw line...led Wazzu with 16 points on 3-12 shooting, grabbed three rebounds in 33 minutes at OSU.

Cedrick Hughey scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds at Gill.
Cedrick Hughey scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds at Gill. (AP)

F Milton Riley (6-8, 201) - starting in the place of the injured Marcus Moore...has started 14 games, played in 16...shooting .526 from the field and .667 from the free free throw line...in 21.5 minutes is averaging 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and a team leading 2.0 blocks...did not play against the Beavers in Corvallis.

C 50 Justin Kordsmeier (7-0, 277) - transfer from North Arkansas Community Tech College...has started five games this season, played in 21...averaging 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.9 minutes...shooting .397 from the field, .318 from downtown, and .500 from the charity stripe...has fouled out of four games...in 20 minutes at Gill, scored 4 points on 1-7 shooting and grabbed two rebounds.

F 15 Cedrick Hughey (6-6, 203) - team player...transfer from Westark College...has started eight games this season...in 19.0 minutes is averaging 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds...shooting .438 from the field and .500 from the downtown and .532 from the free throw line...played 28 minutes, scored 10 points on 5-14 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds, five offensive, and committed two personal fouls against the Beavers in December.

 

The Bench

G 3 Jerry McNair (6-2, 178) - excellent three point shooter...has played in thirteen games this season, started in one...shooting .337 from the field, .333 from the three point line, and .950 from the stripe...in 19.5 minutes is averaging 7.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists...started against the Beavers in Corvallis, shot 1-9, scored 4 points and grabbed two rebounds in 19 minutes.

F 11 Randy Green (6-4, 180) - has played in twelve games this season, started three...averaging 18.5 minutes, 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds...shooting .345 from the field, .250 from three point range and .750 from the free throw line...played 18 minutes against the Beavs, stole two passes, grabbed one rebound, and dished out two assists.

G 35 Pawel Stasiak (6-11, 209) - transfer from Cloud County Community College in Kansas...has played in nine games...averaging 8.7 minutes and 1.6 points...shooting .438 from the field...scored 4 points, grabbed two rebounds in 24 minutes on Ralph Miller Court.

 

 

 

Numbers Don't Lie

            TEAM STATISTICS                         WSU          OPP
            --------------------------------------------------------
            SCORING.......................         1594         1808
              Points per game.............         69.3         78.6
              Scoring margin..............         -9.3            -
            FIELD GOALS-ATT...............     556-1403     643-1342
              Field goal pct..............         .396         .479
            3 POINT FG-ATT................      192-550      135-371
              3-point FG pct..............         .349         .364
              3-pt FG made per game.......          8.3          5.9
            FREE THROWS-ATT...............      290-419      387-546
              Free throw pct..............         .692         .709
            REBOUNDS......................          827          872
              Rebounds per game...........         36.0         37.9
              Rebounding margin...........         -2.0            -
            ASSISTS.......................          314          359
              Assists per game............         13.7         15.6
            TURNOVERS.....................          376          332
              Turnovers per game..........         16.3         14.4
              Turnover margin.............         -1.9            -
              Assist/turnover ratio.......          0.8          1.1
            STEALS........................          134          158
              Steals per game.............          5.8          6.9
            BLOCKS........................           75           81
              Blocks per game.............          3.3          3.5

            ATTENDANCE....................        27324        73079
              Home games-Avg/Game.........      12-2277      10-7124
              Neutral site-Avg/Game.......            -       1-1841

            BY PERIOD     1st  2nd  OT     Total
            ------------ ---- ---- ----     ----
            Team........  751  825   18  -  1594
            Opponents...  854  925   29  -  1808

 

 

Team Preview

Jerry McNair shot 1-9 from the field against the Beavers in December.
Jerry McNair shot 1-9 from the field against the Beavers in December. (AP)

Strengths

  • Experience - The Cougars have ten upperclassmen on the roster including six returning players that saw at least ten minutes of action per game last season.

  • The long ball - second in the conference in three point field goals made with 8.35 made per game.

  • Offensive rebounding - third in the conference in offensive rebounding with 13.74 a game.

Concerns

  • Injuries - WSU has three players injured, including All-Pac-10 guard Marcus Moore. For the rest of the season they will have to rely on untested players.

  • Defense - giving up an average of 80 points per game, letting their opponents shoot .479 from three point land.

  • Scoring - Last in the Pac-10 in scoring offense with 69.3 points per game and last in field goal percentage with a .396 percentage.

 

News from the Corvallis Game

  • Jay John picked up his first win as a Pac-10 head coach against the Cougars in December.

  • Oregon State had a seven point lead at halftime.

  • The Beavers shot 18.8% from three point range during the game. The Cougars shot 23.8%.

  • Brian Jackson had three blocks against WSU.

  • Philip Ricci had a team high 15 rebounds.

  • OSU shot 46.9% from the field. WSU shot 26.6%.

  • Jimmie Haywood was 3 of 5 from three point range.

  • Cedrick Hughey grabbed a team high 8 rebounds and scored 12 points.

  • Wazzu had nine assists, OSU had 20.

 

 

Last Time the Cougars Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
Philip Ricci scored 17 points and had a career-high 15 rebounds as Oregon State pulled away to defeat Washington State 63-48 on Thursday. Jimmie Haywood added 13 points for the Beavers (8-7, 1-5 Pacific-10). It was the first Pac-10 win for rookie coach Jay John. Recap | Box Score

 

in Pullman...
Jimmie Haywood scored a career-high 23 points, including the game-winning free throws with less than a second remaining, to lead Oregon State to a 74-72 victory over Washington State Thursday night. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Oregon State (9-9, 2-6 Pac-10). Washington State (4-13, 0-8) has now lost its last 11 games. Marcus Moore, one of five Washington State players to score in double figures, led the Cougars with 17 points. Recap | Box Score

 

 

News from the Latest Cougar Game

Luke Jackson scored 24 points and Luke Ridnour added 21 Thursday night to lead Oregon to an 89-70 victory over Washington State. The Ducks (18-6, 8-5 Pacific-10) shot 58 percent from the floor and had 22 assists and 12 turnovers. Washington State (5-18, 0-14) shot 40 percent from the field and had six assists and 19 turnovers. Recap | Box Score

 

 

 

News and Notes

  • The Cougars are currently on a 14 game losing streak and have not won in the Pac-10 this season.

  • Sophomore Chris Schlatter is shooting 46.5 percent (20-for-43) from beyond the three-point range at home.

  • Junior Ezenwa Ukeagu is averaging 7.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in the last three games.

  • The Cougars have lost a school record 20 straight Pacific-10 games…the Conference mark is held by UCLA (1937-40)…the Bruins lost 30 straight Pacific Coast Conference games…USC dropped 21 straight Pacific-8 games from 1975-77.

  • As a team, the Cougars have missed a total of 38 games due to injury. All-Pac-10 guard Marcus Moore is out for the season. Senior guard Justin Lyman and sophomore guard Shami Gill are questionable for the OSU game.

  • The Beavers swept the series last season by defeating the Cougars narrowly in Pullman and crushing them in Corvallis.

  • The last time the Cougars played in the postseason was during the 1996-97 season when they received a bid to the NIT after going 18-11.

  • The last time WSU had a winning record was in 1997 when they went 18-11.

  • The Beaver have a four game winning streak over the Cougars and have won the last 7 of 8.

  • Wazzu has not won on the road this season.

 

Full Roster

No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
Hometown
0 Bruce Jones G 6-0 181 Fr. Portland, OR
1 Marcus Moore G 6-6 208 Jr. Inglewood, CA
3 Jerry McNair G 6-2 178 Sr. Torrance, CA
4 Justin Lyman G 6-5 195 Sr. Missouri City, TX
5 Chris Schlatter F 6-6 211 So. Lafayette, CA
10 Nick Graham G 6-0 181 Jr. Stillwater, OK
11 Thomas Kelati G/F 6-5 184 So. Walla Walla, WA
12 Randy Green G 6-4 180 Fr. Renton, WA
14 Aaron Fitzgerald G 6-2 185 So. Seattle, WA
15 Cedrick Hughey G 6-6 203 Sr. Waldo, AK
21 Pawel Stasiak F 6-11 209 Sr. Warsaw, Poland
22 Shami Gill F 6-7 238 So. Mission, B.C.
23 Keith Brooks F 6-4 354 So. Hawthorne, CA
25 Milton Riley F 6-8 201 Sr. Gardena, CA
32 Ezenwa Ukeagu F 6-7 253 Jr. Coral Springs, FL
50 Justin Kordsmeiger C 7-0 277 Jr. Sprindale, AK
55 Justin Bellegarde F 6-9 240 Jr. Ukiah, CA

 


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