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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 …


Cougars face difficult road test against No. 12 Utes

PULLMAN – A good offense, great defense, hostile crowd and an opponent coming home after its first Pac-12 loss will likely make Washington State’s game tonight at Utah its toughest …


Cougs try to make it four in row today

PULLMAN – Washington State has shown that it can beat teams that like to get out and run. If the Cougars can beat a methodical Oregon State team today then …


Josh Hawkinson arrives ahead of schedule at WSU

PULLMAN – It wasn’t supposed to happen that quickly for Josh Hawkinson. The prevailing theory was that he would need at least a couple of more years to develop. But …


John Blanchette: Wayne Tinkle, Ernie Kent mold surprises in Pac-12

At the final media timeout last Sunday, the Oregon State Beavers – a not-quite-unanimous choice a couple of months ago as the most hopeless team in the Pac-12 – trailed …


Upsets help propel Gonzaga to No. 3 in men’s basketball polls

Gonzaga’s 2-0 week, coupled with upsets in the top five, helped the Zags reach No. 3 in the men’s college basketball polls. The Zags (16-1, 5-0 WCC), who visit Pepperdine …


Ike Iroegbu paces Cougars in victory over Huskies

SEATTLE – Washington State ran past and shot over Washington’s shot blockers, simply avoiding the biggest advantage the Huskies had to beat their instate rivals, 80-77, and send nearly all …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, 6:45 p.m.

Ike Iroegbu paces Cougars in victory over Huskies

SEATTLE – Washington State ran past and shot over Washington’s shot blockers, simply avoiding the biggest advantage the Huskies had to beat their instate rivals, 80-77, and send nearly all …


Washington State forwards will test Huskies’ Upshaw

SEATTLE – A preseason glance at the Washington State men’s basketball roster would have likely yielded the assumption that the Cougars were going to be a team that relied on …


WSU Cougars snap 15-game conference road losing streak

BERKELEY, Calif. – At the conclusion of last year’s Pac-12 basketball season, Washington State was the only school without a conference win on the road. After one weekend of Pac-12 …


Cougars lose early momentum in Pac-12 opener at Stanford

PALO ALTO, Calif. – There were a bunch of bullies in Maples Pavilion on Friday afternoon and the Stanford players didn’t know how to deal with them. Simply waiting turned …


Cougars gear up for play in Pac-12

OAKLAND – Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins and Washington State’s Ernie Kent both have a tendency to refer to their first dozen or so games, the ones played against nonconference opponents, …


Freshman Ny Redding gives Cougars true point guard

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent said he does not remember Ny Redding making a shot during the freshman’s first three weeks at Washington State, but that story is probably apocryphal. Yet …


Redding gives WSU authentic point guard

Many around the Washington State men’s basketball program remember the uncharacteristic scoring struggles from Ny Redding. But those struggles are gone.


WSU heads off to conference play with win over UC Davis

PULLMAN – The Cougars didn’t end the nonconference season with a dominant performance to springboard them into Pac-12 play. Washington State was too fast and loose with the ball on …


Cougars handle SJSU

PULLMAN – There was only so much Washington State could do to impress against an opponent that would have been outmanned in the best of circumstances on Sunday. And it …


Turnover-plagued Washington State drops 76-67 men’s basketball decision at Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Not being able to win the turnover battle doomed the Washington State men’s basketball team in a 76-67 loss at Santa Clara on Saturday night. The …


Give and Take: Q&A with WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent

QHow important is it for the program to beat Gonzaga? A It’s not the way you just put it, which puts it in the light that we have to beat …


It may be mismatch, but Zags not taking Cougars lightly

Gonzaga junior center Przemek Karnowski is from Poland but his Spokane circle of friends have relayed the significance of the GU-Washington State game.


‘Embarassed’ Lacy sparks Cougs’ victory

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars left Beasley Coliseum ice-cold following an embarrassing display of poor shooting in their last game. But the Cougars sizzled on Saturday during a 91-71 …


Cold-shooting Cougars fall to Vandals

PULLMAN – With just 4 minutes to play in Washington State’s annual matchup against Idaho, a pair of Cougar fans in the front row tried to lead the comeback themselves. …


WSU-UI hoops: Cougs’ DaVonte Lacy, Vandals’ Sekou Wiggs familiar foes

PULLMAN – The four-year-old rivalry between DaVonte Lacy and Sekou Wiggs may not be ancient like the annual contest between Washington State and Idaho, but it has its own history. …