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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 …

Josh Hawkinson’s return a positive step for WSU team that has a lot of work to do

Despite an uncompetitive loss that capped a season full of them, Washington State’s brief appearance at the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament was a wild success for the Cougars.

Payton, Beavers hand Cougars’ 15th consecutive defeat

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Gary Payton II honored his dad, the former Seattle SuperSonics star, by eschewing the No. 1 jersey he typically wears and instead rocked his old man’s No. …

Cougars take on stingy 13-ranked Ducks

Ernie Kent was on the sidelines in Eugene in 2002 when Oregon won its school-record 23rd consecutive home game.

Cal sends Washington State to 13th straight loss, 80-62

Tyrone Wallace scored all of his game-high 17 points in the second half to lead California to an 80-62 win over Washington State on Sunday night. California’s victory, combined with …

Cougars Brett Boese, Junior Longrus get down to business

Brett Boese had all the information he needed to make his college choice. His uncles, Jim and Dave Meredith, played basketball at Washington State in the 1970s. He grew up …

Cougars humbled at Utah, 88-47

As a little more of Brett Boese’s senior season swirled down the drain during Washington State’s most brutal loss since his elementary school days, the Shadle Park graduate provided an …

Dreadful shooting dooms Cougars in 83-50 loss at UCLA

Saturday’s 83-50 defeat at UCLA, the largest margin of defeat in Ernie Kent’s two seasons coaching the Cougars, was the unsurprising result of WSU’s worst day shooting the ball this …

Cougars keep up with Colorado, except at free-throw line

Just two days after a performance that was universally derided as “soft” by the participants, Washington State matched one of the Pac-12’s toughest teams physically and mentally.

Ike Iroegbu has become a force for WSU Cougars

Ike Iroegbu is making 52.3 percent of his 3-point attempts. No, he really is.

WSU, Washington men’s basketball coaches will bump into each other again

Prior to the game, coaches Ernie Kent and Lorenzo Romar spotted each other, shared a hug and chatted about the players who were getting ready to tip off.

WSU beats No. 25 UCLA; Kent’s first win over ranked team as Cougars coach

The standing ovations began before the grand finale at the game’s end.

USC races past Washington State 90-77 in Pac-12 opener

As the Washington State Cougars tried to sprint their way back into a game that was rapidly becoming unwinnable, Josh Hawkinson put just a bit too much air under his …

Washington State beats New Mexico 82-59 in Hawaii

Washington State didn’t need a wake-up call on Christmas morning.

No more easy opponents for WSU basketball

The college basketball season is still too new and teams have not played enough games yet to fully trust the algorithms and metrics that attempt to compare teams based on …

A year later, it’s WSU crushing UTEP

Ernie Kent’s Washington State tenure began with a loss to UTEP in which the physical Miners beat up the Cougars offense, holding three starters scoreless.

Hawkinson, Cougars get in tune in win over Portland State

Josh Hawkinson’s dissatisfaction with his performance in a previous game nearly yielded perfection in Washington State’s 91-67 win over Portland State on Sunday afternoon.

Gonzaga’s game against WSU could be last one for a while

More fans will fill Beasley Coliseum for Wednesday’s game between No. 13 Gonzaga and Washington State than attended the first four Cougars games combined.

Men’s basketball: Big first half sends Cougars past Texas Southern

When Ernie Kent became the head coach at Washington State, he implemented a new system and a new style of play that encouraged an up-tempo pace and plenty of playmaking. …

Izundu announces his presence in WSU’s 85-67 win over Idaho State

The Valentine Izundu that Ernie Kent has hinted at, a 6-foot-10 jumping bean who might lead the Pac-12 conference in blocked shots, who can dunk whenever he has the ball …

WSU seniors play for final time at Martin Stadium

When Taylor Taliulu first arrived in Pullman he wasn’t a published musician whose raps played for a sold-out stadium every couple weeks. He’d never directed a documentary miniseries about himself …

WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent predicts improved play

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent said his team showed plenty of room for improvement in last week’s 82-70 season opening win over Northern Arizona.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, 12:23 a.m.

Viont’e Daniels’ debut memorable in Cougars’ win over Lumberjacks

Viont’e Daniels is over how frustrating his recruiting process was. And if we’re being exact, it only took him one minute and 17 seconds to bury that frustration with the …

On second thought … DaVonté Lacy replacement not needed

Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent doesn’t want an alpha dog. He doesn’t want a DaVonté Lacy.

Washington State blows out Pacific (Ore.) in exhibition

Fans joined Hall of Fame coach George Raveling in packing Bohler Gym to watch Washington State beat Pacific (Ore.) 97-70 in its second exhibition game. Although the game was dubbed …

George Raveling returning to Pullman for ‘Flashback Friday’

Since leaving Washington State, George Raveling has been inducted into both the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s battled with sneaker godfather Sonny …

Washington State watches lead dwindle, pulls out win over Lewis-Clark State College

The Washington State men’s basketball team had a brief courtship with disaster during the closing minutes of its 81-74 win over Lewis-Clark State College in an exhibition game Friday night. …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 9:20 p.m.

WSU basketball team opens season with new faces, extra motivation

The Washington State men’s basketball team will debut six of its seven new faces on Friday night in an exhibition game against Lewis-Clark State, its first action of the 2015-16 …

WSU notebook: Receiver Dom Williams honors late grandmother

Washington State wide receiver Dom Williams’ exploits on the football field against Oregon and Oregon State have been an honor and homage to his grandmother, Jennie Dodd, who died on …