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Looking back at the UTSA win

Washington State's 91-71 win over Texas San-Antonio on Saturday was insightful, but not indicative.

The Cougars are likely to win every game in which they shoot 60 percent on 3-point attempts and they are unlikely to come close to that success rate very often, so there's not a whole lot to be gleaned from yesterday's shooting performance other than that DaVonte Lacy appears to have found his shot and the team is shooting with more confidence.

But there is still a lot to dissect from yesterday's game and we'll do just that, and pass along the game book, after the jump.

Jordan Railey punctuates WSU win with a dunk

With less than a minute on the clock, most fans were hoping for one more 3-pointer to break the Washington State single-game record. Jordan Railey looked for a shooter, but sized up the defense and decided to take it himself.

Ken Bone and the team he leaves behind

From Pullman — Rejoice, anti-Bone blog commenters. Your long-awaited day is at an end. Washington State athletic director Bill Moos fired basketball coach Ken Bone earlier this morning in the fifth-year of his seven-year contract. No word yet on who his replacement may be, but here is our story on the firing, Bone thoughts on his tenure and a look at who could be next.

Before he left Bone and I spoke in-depth about next year's roster and what he expects to see from certain players. His thoughts are after the jump.

Video: Ken Bone before Cal

From Pullman — Ken Bone addressed the media on Tuesday to talk about Washington State's upcoming game against Stanford, Jordan Railey, and more. Here's the video of that interview, courtesy of WSU Athletics.

 

Railey hoping success comes with confidence

From Pullman — You have not noticed, but there's one Washington State basketball player who has been dominating all season. A stalwart on defense, offensively this player is an unstoppable force with no immovable object to halt his Newtonian dominance. Washington State's biggest player has also been one of its best.

If only practice mattered.

Railey’s low minutes due to lack of offense

From Pullman — 

Washington State center Jordan Railey has been a mainstay in the Cougars’ starting lineup, handling the opening tipoff in 18 of the team’s 20 games. But while getting on the court has been a given for the 7-footer, staying there has been a challenge. WSU coach Ken Bone has had a quick hook for his starting center and junior transfer from Iowa State averages less than 16 minutes per game. 

Find out why after the jump.

A brief update on WSU’s suspended basketball players

From Pullman — We had a chance to speak today with Washington State men's basketball coach Ken Bone, who provided an update on the statuses of Jordan Railey and Danny Lawhorn, who were each suspended indefinitely by Bone for violating team rules. Lawhorn has since left the team but Railey has returned and is practicing with the Cougars.

Bone said that Railey has done “everything we've asked of him,” although he wouldn't yet say whether or not the center will be available to play in WSU's season-opening exhibition game against Central Washington University on November 1. Railey — who transferred to WSU from Iowa State — is known for his shot-blocking ability on defense, and provides crucial frontcourt depth for the Cougars.

Bone said that Lawhorn is back with his family in Connecticut. The WSU coach is fielding calls and emails from other coaches inquiring about the point guard, and Bone hopes to help him find another school to play for.

A brief update on WSU’s suspended basketball players

From Pullman — We had a chance to speak today with Washington State men's basketball coach Ken Bone, who provided an update on the statuses of Jordan Railey and Danny Lawhorn, who were each suspended indefinitely by Bone for violating team rules. Lawhorn has since left the team but Railey has returned and is practicing with the Cougars.

Bone said that Railey has done “everything we've asked of him,” although he wouldn't yet say whether or not the center will be available to play in WSU's season-opening exhibition game against Central Washington University on November 1.

Bone said that Lawhorn is back with his family in Connecticut. The WSU coach is fielding calls and emails from other coaches inquiring about the point guard, and Bone hopes to help him find another school to play for.

Live chat today, lots of news from WSU

COUGARS

FROM PULLMAN — As we've said in this space recently, this time of year is typically accompanied by a dearth of college football and basketball news. Well, Tuesday was different. Read on for our daily rundown.

Jordan Railey talks about WSU commitment

COUGARS

FROM PULLMAN — Spoke for a bit earlier this evening with former Iowa State center Jordan Railey, who has given his commitment to transfer to Washington State next season. Here's a part of our conversation.