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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Washington State, USC looking to reboot their offenses Saturday at Beasley Coliseum

Five teams sit between USC (12-9, 5-3) and Washington State (8-13, 1-7) in the league standings entering a 4 p.m. showdown at Beasley Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks), but while their season …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

After four-game absence, Washington State’s Robert Franks cleared to play against Cal

Either the Cougars (7-9, 0-3) or Golden Bears (5-11, 0-4) will claim their first Pac-12 win and end an extended losing streak when the teams go head to head in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Washington State has clean bill of health heading into Pac-12 hoops opener at Washington

With three consecutive losses, Washington State’s basketball team might be limping into Pac-12 Conference play this week, but at least it’s only a figurative term for the now healthy Cougars …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Former Wichita State forward, four-star recruit Chance Moore transferring to Washington State

Chance Moore, a 6-foot-6 wing who played sparingly in his freshman season at Wichita State, announced Monday he’d be transferring to WSU, one day after an official visit to the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Zamora’s 3-pointer lifts New Mexico State to 75-72 win over WSU in Las Vegas

JoJo Zamora scored 28 points including a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining to give New Mexico State a 75-72 victory over Washington State in the third-place game of the Las …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Carter Sonneborn commits to Washington State basketball team

Another member of the reigning 4A state champion Gonzaga Prep basketball team has received an opportunity to play at the next level.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

With school-record 39 free throws, Washington State outlasts Rider 94-80 to stay unbeaten at home

Monday’s game against Rider, played in front of a sparse home crowd that numbered just 1,673 – but looked much smaller than that – could’ve been another bump in WSU’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent on transfer Arinze Chidom: ‘He has done everything we’ve asked him to do, I’m going to miss him’

Chidom announced late Thursday night in a Twitter post he intends to transfer from WSU, citing his desire to “find a new home to compete at and complete my education.”


Behind 17 3-pointers, Washington State pounds New Hope Christian 138-63 in exhibition

The fresh nets at Beasley got plenty of use Sunday, as WSU pumped in 17 3-pointers – on 27 attempts – connecting on 62 percent from beyond the arc. Exhibition …


Washington State men: Cougars are bigger, but will they be better?

In the past, Washington State hasn’t always had the size, the length and the athleticism to combat the Pac-12’s elite big men, but this season the Cougars should at least …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5 p.m.

Washington State basketball to play 11 games inside state lines during nonconference season

The Cougars will play eight true home games at Beasley Coliseum – including an exhibition –but 11 total in the state of Washington, with a road game against Seattle U …


Washington State elevates Tim Marrion to assistant coach

Marrion had previously served as the program’s coordinator of basketball operations for the last two seasons.


Washington State learns Pac-12 basketball pairings

Washington State will play three consecutive road games in Pac-12 Conference play before returning to Beasley Coliseum, the Cougars learned Monday when the league released its 2019 pairings and site …


Washington State basketball adds walk-on center James Streeter, loses Kwinton Hinson

Washington State has added junior college walk-on James Streeter, while guard Kwinton Hinson, will not return for his senior season because of personal reasons, men’s basketball head coach Ernie Kent …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Robert Franks came to decision to return to Washington State ‘the night before’ withdrawal deadline

Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Leading scorer Robert Franks returning to Washington State to finish out college career

As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sharpshooting JC point guard Ahmed Ali signs with Washington State basketball team

Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Milan Acquaah announces transfer from Washington State, becomes fourth guard to leave program

Acquaah joins starting point guard Malachi Flynn and little-used reserve guard Jamar Ergas as the fourth member of Kent’s backcourt to leave the program this offseason. Walk-on guard TJ Mickelson …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent, NABC panel recommended change to Condoleezza Rice’s NCAA task force in December

Not unlike many of his peers, Ernie Kent is eager to see college basketball change for the better. But the Washington State coach is also among a small percentile of …


Third junior college transfer, Marvin Cannon, signs with Washington State basketball team

Marvin Cannon, a 6-5 small forward from Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, became the third JC player and fifth player overall to sign with coach Ernie Kent and …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Catching up with Klay Thompson: A Q&A with the two-time NBA champion and former Washington State standout

Seven years removed from playing his final game in the crimson and gray, Thompson still looks back fondly on his time at WSU and says a few of his best …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Washington State receives letters of intent from Slovenian-born small forward Aljaz Kunc, JC power forward Isaiah Wade

Ernie Kent took the first steps toward rebuilding his Washington State basketball roster on Wednesday, signing small forward Aljaz ‘Jaz’ Kunc out of Impact Basketball Academy and junior college transfer …


Washington State gets verbal commitment from Slovenian-born wing Aljaz Kunc

Kunc is a native of Slovenia and would become the first player born outside of the United States and Canada to sign with the Cougars under fourth-year coach Ernie Kent. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Washington State reserve guard Jamar Ergas becomes second player in as many days to leave Cougars

The mass exodus of Washington State men’s basketball players has spilled into Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Washington State point guard Malachi Flynn announces transfer from Cougars

Ernie Kent’s Washington State basketball program will now march forward without both of its top scorers from the 2017-18 season.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 2:48 a.m.

Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Oregon

Washington State coach Ernie Kent talks about the 66-64 overtime loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament and reflects on the Cougars’ 2017-18 season.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Washington State opens Pac-12 Tournament against Oregon, seeking first win since 2009

Eleventh-seeded Washington State (12-18) will try to put their nine-year conference tournament drought to bed Wednesday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when they go toe-to-toe with sixth-seeded Oregon …


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Oregon

WSU coach Ernie Kent talks about Malachi Flynn’s 28-point outing and how the Cougars managed to scrape out a 78-76 win over Oregon at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

‘Incredible’ Malachi Flynn leads Washington State with 28 points in upset win over Oregon

The nights were long and the minutes were heavy last season as Malachi Flynn waded through his first year as a starting point guard in the Pac-12 Conference.


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent news conference Feb. 27

Washington State coach Ernie Kent looks back at the Cougars’ split in the Bay Area, talks about the improved play of grad transfer Drick Bernstine and previews the upcoming home …