For the first time in 20 years the WSU women’s basketball team beat the Washington Huskies in an 82-80 Apple Cup thriller Tuesday night at Beasley Coliseum. The win was the first win for WSU over UW since Feb. 25, 1995. Sophomore Lia Galdeira led all scorers with 28 for the Cougars, including two free throws with 22 seconds left to seal the deal.
The two decade streak began for the Huskies in January 1996 under then head coach Chris Gobrecht. Current WSU head coach June Daugherty then continued UW’s reign for the Huskies from 1997 until she was fired in 2007.
Junior Jazmin Davis lead all UW scorers with 27, including 20 in the second half. UW trailed by 10 at halftime, but a pair of Davis three pointers to start the half had UW on a 16-9 run. The lead changed four times in the second half, but the Huskies were never able to put it all together.
After the final buzzer had sounded, Daugherty grabbed the mic and promised to start a new streak in front of a crowd of 914 at Beasley Coliseum.
The Cougars are now on a three game winning streak and sit at 3-0 in the Pac-12 standings. The Huskies (8-6, 1-2 Pac-12) will look to restart the streak as they face the Cougars once again Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
How The World Has Changed Since 1995 Dots
- 3 Presidents have been in office since the Huskies streak began in 1996. Bill Clinton was in his first term in office at the time.
- One year’s tuition plus room and board for a full time student at the UW was $8,523 when the Huskies began their streak. Today that total has increased to $29,938.
- The 95-96 UW football team finished 7-4-1 under coach Jim Labright, but tied for 1st in the Pac-10 with a 6-1-1 conference record. UW ended their season with a loss to Iowa in the Sun Bowl. Damon Huard led the UW under center with Rashaan Shehee manning the rushing attack
- I was 2 years old when the UW began their streak!!! How old does that make you feel?
Come and support the UW ladies and help their begin a new streak against the Cougars Saturday at 3 p.m.