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November 19, 2012

A Closer Look At Washington State

On Monday night, Kansas (2-1) will invade the Sprint Center looking to make a statement against Washington State. For a closer look at the Cougars, come inside.

Washington State: The Facts

Located in Pullman, Wash., with an enrollment of 19,255, Washington State is 2-1 on the season after its 58-56 overtime loss at Pepperdine on Friday. The Cougars are coached by Ken Bone who is 59-47 in his fourth season at WSU and 394-219 in his 13 season overall. WSU averages 72.0 points per game and has a +13.3 scoring margin. The Cougars crash the boards with a +10.0 rebound margin (37.0-27.0).

Senior forward Brock Motum leads Washington State in scoring with 17.7 points per contest to go along with 6.7 rebounds per game. Senior guard Mike Ladd is the Cougars' second-leading rebounder at 7.0 per outing and has four steals through three games. He is second on the team with a 12.7 scoring average. Freshman guard DaVonte Lacy is also scoring in double figures at 11.3 ppg, leads WSU with five three-pointers and he is tied for the team high with 10 assists.

Former Kansas Jayhawk Royce Woolridge (7.7 ppg) and sophomore forward D.J. Shelton (5.3 ppg) round out the Washington State starters. Woolridge, a sophomore guard at WSU who played in 16 games for Kansas during the 2010-11 season and scored nine points, is tied for the WSU lead with 10 assists and four steals, while Shelton leads the Cougars with 7.3 rebounds per game.
Other WSU regulars include sophomore guard Dexter Kernich-Drew (8.7 ppg), sophomore guard Will DiIorio (3.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg) and freshman forward Richard Longrus (2.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg).

Kansas vs. Washington State: The Series

Kansas holds a 1-0 series advantage against Washington State. KU defeated WSU 66-51 in the opening round of the Jayhawk Classic on Dec. 14, 1973, in Allen Fieldhouse. KU's Norm Cook led all scorers with 16 points, while Danny Knight scored 16 and Dale Greenlee 10 for the Jayhawks. KU went on to win the 1973 Jayhawk Classic defeating Oregon, 67-49, the following day. Under head coach Ted Owens, KU went 23-7 in 1973-74, won the Big Eight regular-season title with a 13-1 record and advanced to the Final Four in Greensboro, N.C.


A closer look at the Washington State Cougars

#2 Mike Ladd: 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard

#3 DaVonte Lacy: 6-foot-3, 206-pound guard

#4 Bryce Leavitt: 6-foot-4, 184-pound guard

#5 Will Dilorio: 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard

#10 Brettt Kingma: 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard

#12 Brock Motum: 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward

#13 James Hunter: 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward

#15 Junior Longrus: 6-foot-7, 232-pound forward

#20 Jordan Railey: 6-foot-10, 264-pound center

#21 Dominic Ballard: 6-foot-4,199-pound guard

#22 Royce Woolridge: 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard

#23 D.J. Shelton: 6-foot-10, 250-pound forward

#24 Keaton Hayenga: 6-foot-5, 209-pound forward

#32 Que Johnson: 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard

#33 Brett Boese: 6-foot-7, 214-pound forward

#34 Dexter Kernich-Drew: 6-foot-6, 182-pound guard

#45 George Hill: 6-foot-3 guard


Record: 2-1


Home Record: 2-0


Away Record: 0-1


Neutral Record: 0-0


Pac-12 Conference Record: 0-0


National Ranking: NR


Wins: Eastern Washington, Utah Valley


Losses: @ Pepperdine

Upcoming games: Kansas (KC), St. Louis/Texas A&M (KC), Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Idaho, Portland, Gonzaga, Fresno State, Jackson State, Buffalo (Seattle), Idaho State (Kennewick, Wash), Washington, @ Stanford, @ California, Utah, Colorado, @ Oregon, @ Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, @ USC, @ UCLA, Oregon State, Oregon, @ Arizona State, @ Arizona, @ Washington, UCLA, USC


Scoring Leaders:


Brock Motum: 17.7

Mike Ladd: 12.7

DaVonte Lacy: 11.3

Dexter Kernich-Drew: 8.7

Royce Woolridge: 7.7


Rebounding Leaders:


D.J. Shelton: 7.3

Mike Ladd: 7.0

Brock Motum: 6.7


Assist Leaders:

DaVonte Lacy: 3.3

Royce Woolridge: 3.3

Mike Ladd: 2.0



Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:


Dexter Kernich-Drew: 10-of-15 (66.7%)

Brock Motum: 19-of-37 (51.4%)

DaVonte Lacy: 11-of-22 (50.0%)

Mike Ladd: 13-of-28 (46.4%)

Royce Woolridge: 8-of-14 (44.4%)


3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders

Royce Woolridge: 4-of-8 (50.0%)

Dexter Kernich-Drew: 4-of-8 (50.0%)

Mike Ladd: 2-of-10 (20.0%)
Free-throw Percentage Leaders:

DaVonte Lacy: 7-of-9 (77.8%)

Brock Motum: 15-of-20 (75.0%)

Mike Ladd: 10-of-16 (62.5%)

Royce Woolridge: 3-of-5 (60.0%)


Washington State Offensive Averages:


Scoring: 216 (72.0 PPG)

Scoring Margin: +13.3

Field Goal %: 49 (77-of-156)

3-Point FG %: 33 (18-of-54)

3-Pont FG's Made Per Game: 6.0

Free-throw %: 67 (44-of-66)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 14.7

Rebounds: 113 (37.7 per game)

Rebound Margin: +10.0

Assists: 43 (14.3 per game)

Turnovers: 40 (13.3 per game)

Turnover Margin: +0.3

Steals: 16 (5.3 per game)

Blocks: 8 (2.7 per game)


Opponent Averages :


Scoring: 176 (58.7 PPG)


Field Goal %: 40 (67-of-170)

3-Point FG %: 39 (27-of-69)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 9.0

Free-throw %: 48 (15-of-31)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 5.0

Rebounds: 83 (27.7 per game)

Assists: 36 (12.0 per game)

Turnovers: 41 (13.7 per game)

Steals: 18 (6.0 per game)

Blocks: 8 (2.7 per game)



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