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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Robert Franks encroaches on triple-double as Washington State routs Idaho State, improves to 3-0

It’s naïve to think they can make the game look this easy all the time, so the Washington State Cougars made sure to revel in the best moments of their …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

Carter Skaggs pours in 26 points – on seven 3s – to lead Washington State past Seattle U

Skaggs got toasty in the second half of the nonleague game and paced the Cougars in a 75-59 win over Seattle U at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Video: Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent news conference Nov. 7

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent reflects on the exhibition win over Saint Martin’s and briefs the media on the team’s season opener against Texas Southern on Sunday.


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Saint Martin’s

Cougars coach Ernie Kent discusses his team’s exhibition win over Division II Saint Martin’s Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Behind Robert Franks’ double-double, WSU overcomes sluggish start to edge Saint Martin’s in exhibition

Rebounding and scoring are two voids the Cougars desperately need to fill in the post-Josh Hawkinson era, and Ernie Kent’s team got plenty of both from Franks, who posted 32 …


Ernie Kent cranking up the pace as Washington State enters 2017-18 season

For all the time they spend wearing down their bodies with shuttle sprints, hill runs and VersaClimber intervals, the Washington State Cougars probably had their most exhaustive cardio program of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Video: Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent news conference Oct. 31

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent talks about preparing to start the season.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Video: Ernie Kent discusses Cougars, NCAA investigation during Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day

Washington State’s head basketball coach visited with Pac-12 media Thursday afternoon in San Francisco during the league’s media day.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Washington State fills scholarship with addition of junior college transfer

Ernie Kent filled one of Washington State basketball’s two remaining scholarships Thursday with the signing of Carter Skaggs, a junior college transfer from Florida’s Chipola College.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Top basketball recruit Roberto Gittens to attend JC, not WSU this fall

The crown jewel of Washington State’s 2017 basketball recruiting class won’t suit up for the Cougars this season.


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.