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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Noah Dickerson leads way as Washington continues unbeaten in Pac-12

Noah Dickerson scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Matisse Thybulle added 17 points and six steals, and Washington never trailed in beating Southern California 75-62 on Wednesday night for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

UCLA wears out Washington State with 3-point shooting to grab 87-67 Pac-12 Conference victory

It was supposed to be UCLA’s superior length and off-the-charts athleticism agitating Washington State Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Following two more road losses, Washington State looking to recapture its rhythm at home against UCLA

In a season that’s becoming more and more about the silver linings, WSU can still fall back on its play at Beasley Coliseum. The level of competition considered, the Cougars …


USC’s Nick Rakocevic still developing as force in the middle

Southern California’s Nick Rakocevic is making a strong case to be regarded as one of the Pac-12’s most improved players this season. The junior center leads the conference with nine …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Cougars start hot but fall to Oregon 78-58

Louis King scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half and Kenny Wooten had 20 to help Oregon rally past Washington State 78-58


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Balanced Portland State hands Idaho its fifth straight loss

Jamie Orme and Michael Mayhew had 11 points each, Deante Strickland added 10 points and Portland State cruised to 69-53 win over Idaho on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Washington beats Oregon State, improves to 7-0 in Pac-12

Nahziah Carter had highlight-reel dunks and 18 points with three steals as Washington used suffocating defense to beat Oregon State 79-69. Jaylen Nowell scored 19 points with three 3-pointers and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Basketball broadcaster Bill Walton’s ‘Ghostbusters’ claim apparently is true

“Were you one of the ghosts? Were you the ghost that slimed Bill Murray?” Dave Pasch, who said he has seen the film “100 times,” asked Bill Walton.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Oregon State dominates on the boards in defeating Washington State

Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 22 points, with four 3-pointers, six rebounds and seven assists, as Oregon State defeated Washington State 90-77 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Washington holds off Oregon’s late rally for 61-56 win

Jaylen Nowell scored 20 points, capped by three free throws with 1.6 seconds left, and Washington weathered a furious Oregon rally to escape 61-56. Oregon’s last possession ended with Paul …


John Blanchette: Progress isn’t in WSU’s basketball vocabulary

In fact, the Cougars’ 78-66 loss to Stanford at high noon on Saturday was a mad dash into an open manhole. If somebody slides the cover back on, we may …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Analysis: Sluggish Washington State suffers first home defeat, losing to Stanford 78-66

Sleepy passes flew into the scorer’s table. Botched defensive assignments led to unchallenged dunks. Point-blank layups rolled around the lip of the rim and fell right out.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Washington stays on top of Pac-12 after 71-52 win over California

Dominic Green hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points off the bench, Matisse Thybulle added 13 points, and Washington improved to 5-0 in conference play for the first time in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Washington State looking to double up against Bay Area schools when Stanford visits Saturday

Washington State no doubt cleared a major hurdle Thursday night, beating Cal by a healthy margin to snatch its first Pac-12 Conference win and put a six-game losing streak to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Huskies star Jaylen Nowell has gotten even better – and smarter

Nowell, who averages 16.7 points per game, ranks third in the Pac-12 in two-point field-goal percentage at 56.8. But it’s not just about the numbers Nowell is producing – it’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Robert Franks fuels Washington State with 24 points in dominant 82-59 win over Cal

Fully healed from the hip injury that kept him off the court for almost a month, Robert Franks helped Washington State repair many of its own wounds Thursday night at …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Jaylen Nowell leads four players in double figures as Washington remains unbeaten in Pac-12

Jaylen Nowell scored 22 points, Nahziah Carter made 6 of 7 shots and added 13 points off the bench and Washington won its sixth straight game, 80-64 over Stanford on …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Area women’s basketball: Hristova’s double-double paces WSU; Utah beats Huskies

Borislava Hristova posted her third double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Washington State overwhelmed Colorado 74-48


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Jaylen Nowell scores 19 as Washington holds off Colorado 77-70

Jaylen Nowell scored seven of his 19 points down the stretch to help Washington hold off Colorado 77-70. David Crisp added 16 points for Washington (12-4, 3-0 Pac-12), which has …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Utah dominates Washington State for 88-70 victory

Timmy Allen scored 15 points and collected nine rebounds while Both Gach added 14 points to lead Utah to an 88-70 victory over Washington State. Charles Jones, Jr. and Riley …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Nazieh Carter’s career-high 18 points carry Washington over Utah 69-53

Nazieh Carter scored a career-high 18 points and David Crisp added 17 points to lead Washington over Utah 69-53 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Tyler Brey scores 26 as Colorado beat Washington State 92-60

Tyler Bey scored a career-high 26 points, Shane Gatling had 17 and the Colorado Buffaloes routed short-handed Washington State 92-60 for its first conference win of the season. Bey added …


Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton granted sixth year of eligibility

Luton has started in just nine games for the Beavers since his first season in 2017 because of injuries.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

WCC making a case for best conference in the West ahead of Mountain West, Pac-12

Week 1 reinforced the chatter about the WCC being much improved. It certainly didn’t diminish the possibility that the WCC might be the West’s best conference.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

No. 5 Oregon rolls past WSU; No. 11 Oregon State beats Huskies

Sabrina Ionescu extended her NCAA record to 15 triple-doubles and Ruthy Hebard scored a career-high 34 points as No. 5 Oregon raced past Washington State 98-58 on Sunday in Eugene.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Washington uses late surge to down rival Washington State in Pac-12 opener for both teams

David Crisp scored a season-high 23 points and Jaylen Nowell added 20 as Washington defeated Washington State 85-67.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

From Lamonte McDougle to Mike Leach’s reunion with Dana Holgorsen, 19 reasons to follow Washington State in 2019

Officially, WSU doesn’t kick off again for another 240 days, but it’s never too early to peer into the future.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington still looks for signature win under head coach Chris Petersen

UW didn’t look prepared for Tuesday’s Rose Bowl, coming out flat in the first half and punting on six of its first seven drives en route to its third consecutive …


Hristova scores career-high 38 as WSU beats Huskies in Pac-12 opener

Borislava Hristova scored 12 of her career-high 38 points in the final quarter and pulled down a game-saving rebound of a potential tying shot at the buzzer and Washington State …