UW & WAZZU at it again tonight

25 Feb

UW leads series 173-100

(5 p.m., Pullman, ROOT Sports; Huskies are a 1 point favorite)

Lorenzo Romar coaching record  @ WSU 4-5; win margins 7 pts, 13, 13, 20; losses by 3, 7, 13, 22, 28

MOST POINTS SCORED IN SINGLE GAME

UW

35 – Chris Welp, Feb. 22, 1986 / At WSU, Huskies won 79-70

34 – Don McMillan, 1944

34 – Doug Wrenn, Jan. 31, 2002 / At WSU, Cougs won 81-79

WSU

43 – Klay Thompson, March 3, 2011 / At Pac-10 tournament (first round) / Huskies won 89-87; Thompson drilled 8 threes (most by any UW opponent)

38 – Stuart House, Jan. 5, 1980 / At Hec Ed, Cougs won 72-68

37 – Craig Ehlo, March 12, 1983 / At Hec Ed, Cougs won 78-76

One thing tonight, is for certain

The Huskies (12-3 in Pac-12) will finish ahead of the Cougs (6-9) for the fourth straight year in the conference standings.

UW has now finished ahead of WSU in 22 of the past 34 seasons (Pac-10 and Pac-12 years). Both teams have put together streaks of five years bettering the other in Pac-10 wins. UW did it twice (1996-2000 and 2002-2006) and WSU pulled it off between 1991-1995.

Remember when the Apple Cup teams had winning records in same year?

The 1981-82 Pac-10 season was the only year since the Pacific Conference expanded to 10 teams (1978-79 season) that both squads produced winning records in conference play. UW finished 11-7 and WSU ended up at 10-8. Winning records by both teams happened twice in the 1970s. Then you need to go back to 1948 when they played in the Pacific Coast Conference.

Leading scorers in 1981-1982 season: UW Dan Caldwell (13.6 ppg); WSU Steve Harriel (12.3 ppg).

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