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Cougars picked last in Pac-12 basketball poll

The Pac-12 held its debutante ball, er, Media Day on Thursday in San Francisco and while each head coach brought along a veteran player to represent the program, freshmen were …


Ernie Kent’s mission: Instilling confidence, developing chemistry in youthful Cougars

PULLMAN – Although Ernie Kent may have long ago mastered the sartorial flair and oratorical tricks of a politician, his skill for diminishing expectations will need a lot of sharpening …


Cougars coach Ernie Kent signs heavily-recruited 7-foot center Conor Clifford

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent won his first major men’s basketball recruiting victory for Washington State, signing a player coveted by far more established programs. Junior college center Conor Clifford sent …


WSU’s Ernie Kent signs two guards on first day of spring signing period

PULLMAN – The Washington State basketball roster will look considerably different after Ernie Kent’s first year in Pullman. After signing guards Charles Callison and Viont’e Daniels to national letters of …


Washington’s 4A player of year headed to WSU

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent has landed his first Seattle-area basketball recruit at Washington State, securing a commitment from Viont’e Daniels from Federal Way. As a senior at FWHS this past …


Three decide to transfer from WSU men’s basketball

PULLMAN – Aaron Cheatum, Jackie Davis and Trevor Dunbar will transfer out of the Washington State basketball program and have been granted their releases, the school announced Tuesday. “We appreciate …


Improvement evident among Cougars

LAS VEGAS – When the Washington State men’s basketball team’s season ended on Wednesday, it did so in the same unremarkable fashion as the ones immediately preceding it. Most of …


Washington State takes early exit from Pac-12 tournament

LAS VEGAS – Throughout his first season as the Washington State men’s basketball coach, Ernie Kent has tried to supplement his players’ basketball education with off-the-court lessons and support. He’s …


G&T Blog matters: Cougars’ Senior Night, Zags on getting back in rhythm

2: Sunday: It’s an oft repeated phrase from players and coaches at this stage of the season: “We want to be playing our best basketball going into the postseason.”


Cougars fall short in 67-59 loss to No. 13 Utah

PULLMAN – First-year Washington State coach Ernie Kent spoke of “the process” after taking the WSU job last spring, suggesting a couple years spent taking lumps were likely before the …


Cougs can’t finish what they start at Pauley

LOS ANGELES – As the expectation of defeat gives way to the hope of victory, Washington State’s basketball players are experiencing a new kind of postgame pain: The kind that …


Unsung hero sparks Cougars to win over USC

LOS ANGELES – Washington State had the dual experiences of blowing USC out on the road and escaping the Galen Center with a shaky win and an unlikely hero. The …


Andrews’ 3-pointer lifts Huskies over Cougars

PULLMAN – The emotions moving through the Washington State players and fans after an 87-84 loss to Washington on Sunday were those of disbelief, confusion and, ultimately, exasperation. The Cougars …


Cougars men expect to face quicker Huskies team tonight in Pullman

PULLMAN – Since Washington State beat Washington in Pac-12 men’s basketball in Seattle two months ago, the Huskies have seen their NCAA tournament hopes flushed, booted their best player and …


Sophomore guard Ike Iroegbu leads WSU’s running game

PULLMAN – For a snapshot of all the agony and the ecstasy inherent to college basketball, observe one of Ike Iroegbu’s recent fast-break forays to the basket. The Washington State …


Ike Iroegbu leads WSU’s running game

PULLMAN – For a snapshot of all the agony and the ecstasy inherent to college basketball, observe one of Ike Iroegbu’s recent fast-break forays to the basket.


No. 7 Arizona has its way with Cougars

PULLMAN – It’s been a blessing for Washington State to only face Arizona one time during each of the past two seasons. Whether the games are played in Tucson or …


No. 7 Arizona will test WSU’s defense tonight in Pullman

PULLMAN – Washington State survived in Friday’s win over Arizona State despite a defense that continues to frustrate coach Ernie Kent. If anything can motivate the Cougars to make the …


Washington State beats Arizona State 74-71 behind Dexter Kernich-Drew’s 27 points

PULLMAN—Throughout Friday’s game Dexter Kernich-Drew buried shots that surprised the fans who had more or less written off the senior’s dwindling career as one of little and infrequent impact. But …


Oregon applauds Kent then dismantles his WSU team

EUGENE – The University of Oregon was more than happy to arrange all the trappings of a warm welcome for Ernie Kent in his first return to Eugene as a …


Oregon whips WSU in Kent’s return

The University of Oregon was more than happy to arrange all the trappings of a warm welcome for Ernie Kent in his first return to Eugene as a rival coach.


Oregon State holds off WSU to improve to 13-0 at home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Washington State blinked first during a defensive standoff with Oregon State, allowing a scoring spurt late in the game that was just enough for the Beavers to …


WSU head coach Ernie Kent returns to Oregon for first time as opposition

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent never got to coach in the basketball Taj Mahal that he helped erect. When he does for the first time Sunday, he will do so as …


WSU head coach Ernie Kent returns to Oregon for first time as opposition

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent never got to coach in the basketball Taj Mahal that he helped erect. When he does for the first time Sunday, he will do so as …


Clutch Cougars team up to post upset of Cardinal

PULLMAN – With about seven minutes left in the duel between Chasson Randle and DaVonte Lacy that served as a proxy competition for the matchup between Stanford and Washington State, …


WSU, California enter matchup in similar situation

PULLMAN – Neither California nor Washington State is in position for one game to matter much in the final conference standings. There is no Pac-12 tournament bye on the line, …


Buffaloes stomp all over Cougars

BOULDER, Colo. – The setup for the opening minutes of Saturday’s game against Colorado could hardly have been better for Washington State. The reality could hardly have been worse.


Tempo the key for Cougars against Buffaloes

BOULDER, Colo. – Washington State may have dropped a pair of games against the Pac-12’s top two defenses, but the Cougars’ recent slide is nothing compared to what Colorado’s going …


Cougars face slumping Colorado

Washington State may have dropped a pair of games against the Pac-12’s top two defenses, but the Cougars’ recent slide is nothing compared to what Colorado’s going through.


No. 12 Utah takes advantage of Washington State turnovers

SALT LAKE CITY – As the coaches emptied their benches while the final minutes played out in No. 12 Utah’s 86-64 victory over Washington State, the Utah student section chanted …