Not even snow in Seattle can stop the Cougar Hardwood Classic. Tonight game will still begin at 7:30pm as scheduled. Come to KeyArena and get out of the cold.
Pilots (4-1) vs. Washington State (2-0)
Tuesday • Nov. 23 • 7:30 p.m. • Seattle, Wash. (KeyArena – 17,072)
Television: FSN Northwest
Live Stats: wsucougars.com
Series: WSU leads 7-2
Last Meeting: WSU 62, POR 50 – 2006-07 @ Pullman, Wash.
This Week in Pilots Hoops…
The Portland Pilots will travel to Seattle and face Washington State in the Cougar Hardwood Classic on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be aired live on FSN Northwest with Tom Glasgow and Francis Williams calling the action. All Pilot games will be aired live on the radio in the Portland market on 800 AM (KPDQ) with Bill Johnson providing the play-by-play, including a 30-minute pregame show.
• The Pilots (4-1) lost to No. 12 Kentucky (79-48) last Friday in Portland and turned around and beat Idaho on the road the following night (66-53).
• Jared Stohl had 16 points at Idaho, while Nemanja Mitrovic added 15.
• Luke Sikma is leading the WCC and is second in the nation in rebounding (13.8).
• Stohl led the nation in 3-point percentage last season (.478) and is already the school’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made (262). His 17 threes this year are third most in the nation.
• Portland is receiving votes in the AP Top 25 (Nov. 15) and is No. 17 in the Mid-Major Top 25.
• Head coach Eric Reveno returns with his staff for their fifth season at Portland and are coming off of back-to-back postseason appearances.
• The Pilots matched a school Division I record with 21 wins last season, following a 19-win 2008-09 campaign. Both years Portland was invited to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
About Washington State
The Cougars (2-0) opened the season with an 86-47 win over Southern and an 88-71 victory against Idaho, both on their home court. Washington State is shooting 55 percent from the field and own a +11.0 rebounding margin. Junior G Faisal Aden leads the Pac-10 with a 22.0 points per game average, while Preseason All-America junior G Klay Thompson adds 19.0 points and 7.5 assists per game. A total of six Cougars are averaging double-figures early in the season. Head coach Ken Bone is in his second season at the helm of WSU and does not have a senior on the roster. Bone and the Cougars were picked to finish fifth in the Pac-10 Preseason Poll.
Portland and Washington State have met nine times previously with the Cougars owning a 7-2 record in the all-time series. WSU won the last meeting, a 62-50 decision in Pullman during the 2006-07 season. WSU is 5-0 all-time in the Cougar Hardwood Classic having defeated Utah (2005), San Diego State (2006), The Citadel (2007), Montana State (2008) and LSU (2009).