Washington State football coach Leach to attend Cougars' Thursday basketball game at KeyArena
Washington State football coach Mike Leach will attend the seventh annual Cougar Hardwood Classic, featuring the Cougars and Pepperdine...
Washington State football coach Mike Leach will attend the seventh annual Cougar Hardwood Classic, featuring the Cougars and Pepperdine men's basketball teams at KeyArena on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Leach, who was named head coach at WSU on Nov. 30, also has ties to Pepperdine, where he earned a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the university's School of Law in 1986 before entering the coaching ranks.
In 10 seasons at Texas Tech, Leach's teams earned 10 bowl bids.
This will be the fifth time WSU and Pepperdine have met, with the series tied 2-2.
The Cougars (7-4) enter Thursday's game on a five-game winning streak and have won all six previous games in the annual KeyArena series.
• The Northwest University men improved to 13-0 with a 70-61 road victory over Corban in a Cascade Collegiate Conference game.
For the Eagles, Ahmaad Cook had 15 points, Nemanja Grujicic had 13 and Jordan Call and Michael Greene each scored 10.
Corban had little trouble in a 91-69 victory over Northwest University in the women's game. Carol Howard of Franklin High scored 24 points for the Eagles (6-5, 2-1). Domi Mendezona of Issaquah High scored 16 points and had nine assists.
• Western Washington's Zach Henifin of Bellingham and Central Washington's Kevin Davis of Todd Beamer High have been chosen as Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball Co-Players of the Week.
• Western Washington guard Kristin Schramm of Chelan has been picked GNAC women's basketball Player of the Week
• Gonzaga baseball sophomore Marco Gonzales has received preseason All-America accolades from two national media outlets. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named Gonzales second team All-American and Collegiate Baseball named him to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America third team.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.
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