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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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.