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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 …


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post California

Washington State coach Ernie Kent discusses the Cougars’ 78-76 win over California Thursday night at Haas Pavilion.


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Utah

Cougars coach Ernie Kent talks about the team’s miscues and mistakes in a 77-70 loss to Utah Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Colorado

Cougars coach Ernie Kent talks about the play of sophomore point guard Malachi Flynn and the team’s toughness in a 73-69 victory over Colorado Thursday night at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Washington State’s goals ‘evolving’ as Cougars head into final six Pac-12 games

The Washington State Cougars believe they still have some good basketball in them, but now that most – if not all – of their tangible preseason goals are wiped out, …


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent news conference Feb. 13

Washington State coach Ernie Kent talks extensively about trying to rebuild the Cougar basketball program, the influence of first-year assistant coach Bennie Seltzer and this week’s home swing against Colorado …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Without Robert Franks, Washington State offense finds new low in 84-57 loss to Oregon

Franks’ presence may not have necessarily saved WSU at Matthew Knight Arena, but the Cougars certainly missed their junior forward’s versatility in an 84-57 loss to the Ducks in front …


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Oregon

Washington State coach Ernie Kent talks about the 84-57 loss to Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena and the challenges of rebuilding the program in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Coming off 32-point loss, Washington State takes six-game skid, depleted roster to Eugene

During the early, promising stages of the 2017-18 Washington State season that feel almost prehistoric at this point, the Cougars managed to fend off one of the college basketball programs …