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Robert Gittens (center) in the Washington State locker room with head coach Ernie Kent (right) and assistant Curtis Allen (second from right). (Robert Gittens on Twitter)

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

WSU lands four-star wing Roberto Gittens

PULLMAN – For the third consecutive year Ernie Kent has recruited the best basketball player in Tacoma. Roberto Gittens, a 6-foot-5 four-star wing out of Foss High and onetime Boise State commit, announced on Monday that he will sign with ...

Washington State head coach Ernie Kent received an extra year on his contract. (Young Kwak / AP)

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

Ernie Kent hires Ed Haskins as new WSU assistant coach

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent injected some westside recruiting muscle into the Washington State basketball program on Monday, naming former Garfield High (Seattle) coach Ed Haskins as his newest assistant coach. Garfield is a regular producer of Pac-12 talent. This year ...

Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson hangs on the rim after dunking the ball against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Pullman, Wash. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

WSU’s Josh Hawkinson named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

PULLMAN – Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson was named the Pac-12’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men’s basketball, the conference announced Wednesday before the start of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hawkinson, a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic-Team honoree, joins Robbie Cowgill ...

Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson pulls down a rebound against Washington during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson and Malachi Flynn get All-Pac-12 honors

PULLMAN – Josh Hawkinson was named to the All-Pac-12 second team and Malachi Flynn was named honorable mention All-Freshman Team by the Pac-12 coaches, the conference announced on Monday. Hawkinson had been an honorable mention All-Conference player each of the ...

UCLA center Thomas Welsh, right, gestures after scoring as guard Lonzo Ball runs behind during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

No. 3 UCLA holds off upset-minded Cougars

Washington State’s 2016-2017 season will be remembered for the admirable but ultimately unsuccessful challenges it gave some of the best teams in the country. So, Saturday night’s 77-68 loss at No. 3 UCLA was a fitting way to send off the regular season.

Washington State center Conor Clifford, center, goes after the ball against UCLA guard Lonzo Ball (2) and center Thomas Welsh during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. UCLA won 95-79. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)

Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

Washington State will end regular season at No. 3 UCLA Saturday

LOS ANGELES – Next week, Washington State will participate in the Pac-12 tournament to determine who the conference’s champion will be. But on Saturday the Cougars (13-16, 6-11 Pac-12) will get one last sneak preview of what the confernence’s elite ...

USC forward Bennie Boatwright  drives past Washington State guard Charles Callison when the teams met Feb. 4 in Pullman. (Kai Eiselein / AP)

Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

WSU heads to LA for a Wednesday rematch with USC

The momentum the Washington State men’s basketball team has built during a two-game winning streak will be tested during the final week of basketball before the Pac-12 tournament begins. The Cougars (13-15, 6-10 Pac-12) head to Los Angeles for a pair of rematches against teams that each beat WSU in Pullman earlier this year.

Washington State center Conor Clifford celibrates in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Pullman. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Cougars rise to challenges, sweep Arizona State

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent issued a challenge to his players after Washington State’s loss to Arizona on Thursday to make the most of what chances they had left. On Saturday the Cougars met that challenge and many more, making good ...

Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Cougars excited for Hawkinson’s milestone

With 14 points and 15 rebounds on Saturday, Josh Hawkinson became the first men's basketball player at Washington State to record 54 double-doubles.​

Season status

Record: 16-15 (7-10)

Previous game:
Colorado 73, WSU 63

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