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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Cougars to open Wooden Legacy with St. Joe’s on Thanksgiving

Washington State men’s hoops will open the 2017 Wooden Legacy tournament on Thanksgiving Day with a first-round contest against Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph’s, ESPN Regional Television announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

WSU’s Ernie Kent adds gem to coaching staff

Ernie Kent added yet another talent collector to his basketball staff, announcing that Elwyn McRoy has been hired as the Washington State men’s basketball team’s recruiting coordinator.


WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent welcomes the next generation

On Monday, June 12, Ernie Kent became a grandfather. His son, Marcus Taylor Kent, and daughter-in-law, Laura Marie Kent, gave birth to eight-pound, 20-inch Taylor Marie Kent.


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Washington State adds year to men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent’s contract

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos has enacted a rollover clause in men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent’s contract, keeping Kent in Pullman at least five more years.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Seniors make most of their night as Cougars defeat Huskies to sweep season series

Washington State outdid the normal Senior Day conventions to send off its four departing players before their final home game, which was a gratifying 79-71 win over Washington to complete …


Ernie Kent’s grand plan at Washington State is point-guard centric

When Ernie Kent was the coach at Oregon he achieved enough success to become a national name and his era was primarily associated with a pair of point guards.


Washington State men make big strides against Utah but fall short late in game

The Washington State men’s basketball team made a stunning turnaround in their second shot at Utah. But coming close is less satisfying than it was in previous weeks.


Washington State again falls short of the upset, losing to No. 11 UCLA

Once again Washington State proved surprisingly sticky while a top-team tried to shake them. And once again the Cougars were just a little too sloppy to spring an upset, falling …


Tacoma pipeline: Ernie Kent’s Cougars cashing in on emerging South Sound talent pool

Ernie Kent and Curtis Allen sat in the Tacoma recruit’s living room, and Kent tried to convince the young basketball star to come play for his program. Just like usual, …


WSU ends first half of Pac-12 play with a win at Arizona State

Prior to Sunday’s game at Arizona State, Washington State coach Ernie Kent pulled aside Ike Iroegbu and Josh Hawkinson and said he needed them to step up and carry their …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Charles Callison’s career-best 30 points help Washington State men outlast Colorado in overtime

A career day by Charles Callison was just enough to get the Cougars back on the winning track against their perennial nemesis.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Utes hand Cougars historic loss in Pullman

School was canceled at Washington State on Wednesday. Pity the Cougars that the snow and ice were not enough to prevent their game against Utah. At least there was one …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Cougars come close but fall at California after late charging call

With a surging California team playing at home in front of a loud team, Washington State coach Ernie Kent decided to eschew overtime and play for the win.


Chris Boucher leads No. 15 Oregon to win over Washington State

When Oregon’s Chris Boucher made his first shot during Saturday’s 85-66 win at Washington State, the arena public address announcer mistakenly referred to him as “Charles.”


John Blanchette: Cougars send diehard fans home happy

John Blanchette: Winter Wednesdays at the Spokane Arena are, often as not, hockey night. They drop the puck and a sliver of the 8,000 who show up for the annual …


WSU to host OSU in Spokane Arena on Wednesday

The rivalry with Gonzaga may be on hold, but that alone won’t keep the Washington State basketball team out of Spokane.


College men: Late streak allows Washington State to defeat Sacramento State

With 16 minutes to play, Washington State was sitting on a comfortable 47-33 lead over Sacramento State Wednesday in Beasley Coliseum.


WSU’s Ernie Kent will begin game on the Idaho bench

Beasley Coliseum is likely to hold what can reasonably be called a “crowd” for the first time this season on Wednesday.


New Orleans downs cold-shooting Washington State

For the second time in a week the Washington State men’s basketball team went onto its own floor and played a lackluster game that resulted in a loss against an …


WSU basketball heads to the Virgin Islands for Paradise Jam

Washington State coach Ernie Kent was so pleased with his team’s trip to Italy this summer, he could not wait to take another journey away from the continental United States.


WSU fends off Montana State in season opener

What might have been a jubilant assertion that this year would be different for the Washington State basketball team was instead a nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach …


WSU picked last by Pac-12 media, but Ernie Kent has high expectations

The first two years of the Ernie Kent era at Washington State were a lesson in the fickle devotions of sports fans.


Ernie Kent, Don Verlin find common ground at Coaches vs. Cancer gala

Ernie Kent stole the show at the 15th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Gala at the Spokane Convention Center last Saturday.


Ernie Kent’s Cougars give fast-paced offense trial run in Italy

Americans often travel to Italy in the summer to enjoy a slower pace of life, contemplating the Tuscan scenery during leisurely lunches and strolling through art museums.


Ernie Kent reportedly lifts restriction on Valentine Izundu to transfer to San Diego State

Washington State coach Ernie Kent has lifted his restriction on transferring center Valentine Izundu and will allow him to visit San Diego State, per a source.


WSU men’s basketball lands 6-4 guard from Canada

PULLMAN – Canadian guard Jamar Ergas signed a national letter of intent to play for the Washington State men’s basketball team Monday evening, making him the fourth member of the …


WSU basketball players exhibit reasons rules for transferring are murky

PULLMAN – At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent and former WSU player Valentine Izundu will separately appear before a committee of three faculty members …


Kent effusive about newest recruit Malachi Flynn

Ernie Kent says that he will not put undue pressure on Malachi Flynn, who signed a letter of intent with Washington State on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA’s …


Que Johnson latest basketball player to leave WSU

Washington State guard Que Johnsons will transfer from Washington State and play his senior season elsewhere, men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent announced on Tuesday.


Ny Redding, Renard Suggs leave Washington State’s basketball team

Ny Redding and Renard Suggs have left the Washington State basketball team, giving coach Ernie Kent two scholarships should he seek to overhaul as well as improve a roster that …