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The defense: WSU spring position preview

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FROM SALT LAKE CITY — As promised, here's a brief look at WSU's defense and special teams as the Cougars open spring practices this afternoon.

WSU links on a Tuesday

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FROM PULLMAN — We're headed back on the road this morning to help with the paper's Gonzaga coverage this week in Salt Lake City. But that doesn't mean we're ignoring WSU. Read on.

Five Pac-12 teams make tourney

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FROM PULLMAN — Back on the Palouse, albeit for a very short time before hitting the road again. We do have a recap of yesterday's NCAA tournament selections, which went much better for the Pac-12 this year than last. Read  on.

Leaving Las Vegas

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FROM LAS VEGAS — Yep. Just like Nicholas Cage. Time to get out of here. But first, we have links to wrap up the Pac-12 tournament. Read on.

UCLA, Oregon meet in title game

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FROM LAS VEGAS — Not much Washington State news to pass along this morning, but we do have our usual batch of links around the conference. Today, that means recapping the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. Read on.

Tourney cranks into the semifinals

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FROM LAS VEGAS — There are no Washington State teams playing here anymore, though we still had a busy day yesterday at the WAC and Pac-12 tournaments. Read on for links and such from a crazy day.

Tale of the tape: UW 64, WSU 62

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FROM LAS VEGAS — It's extremely late, but we do have our tale of the tape to pass along. Read on.

It begins in Las Vegas

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FROM LAS VEGAS — The seemingly non-stop conference tournament tour of Las Vegas continues today when the Pac-12 tournament begins at the MGM Grand. We'll be there a little later on — swinging over to the Orleans this morning to cover the Idaho women — and have our usual crop of links to start your day. Read on.

Ken Bone talks Pac-12 tourney

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FROM LAS VEGAS — Ken Bone spoke with reporters inside the media workroom at the MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight. Here's a transcript of his comments.

Heading to Vegas

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FROM PULLMAN — A 10:45 a.m. flight awaits yours truly, as it's time to matriculate to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament. WSU coach Ken Bone and Washington coach Lorenzo Romar will be available to the media later tonight, and we'll have some notes then. For now, we have links. Read on.

Brock Motum named 2nd-team All-Pac-12

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FROM PULLMAN — For the second consecutive season, Brock Motum was honored as part of the Pac-12's all-conference selections. He was a first-teamer last year, and a second-teamer this time around. Read on for the complete list of conference awards and honors.

WSU links: Pac-12 tourney is set

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FROM PULLMAN — The regular season is over for Washington State, which probably feels today about as good as a team with a 4-14 conference record can can feel. Two big wins over two solid teams will do that for you. We have links, notes and thoughts after the jump, so read on.

Quotable: Cougars win another

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FROM PULLMAN — Here are some additional quotes from WSU's 76-51 win over USC on Saturday.

Tale of the tape: WSU 76, USC 51

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FROM PULLMAN — Washington State has now won consecutive games for the first time since December, and it couldn't have come at a better time. WSU's 76-51 win over USC is recapped after the jump. Read on.

Live chat as Senior Day is here for WSU

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FROM PULLMAN — The time has come for Brock Motum and Mike Ladd to say farewell to Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars are hoping both will be able to play. It's possible. Read on for links.

Day after UCLA (again)

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FROM PULLMAN — You have to admire the effort of guys like Marcus Capers and Ben Loewen last night, giving UCLA a heck of a game without Klay Thompson or Reggie Moore on the floor. Oh, sorry. Wrong narrative. Besides, last night's game ended in a win for the home team. Read on.

Tale of the tape: WSU 73, UCLA 61

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FROM PULLMAN — The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! OK, not quite. But the Cougars did end their 19-game home losing streak against UCLA with a resounding 73-61 win over the Bruins at Beasley Coliseum tonight, and we have our usual recap for you after the jump. Read on.

Links as WSU preps for UCLA

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FROM PULLMAN — Washington State is back on the court already, taking on UCLA in a 6:30 p.m. game at Beasley Coliseum tonight. We have links and such to get you started. Read on.

Tuesday with Ken Bone

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FROM PULLMAN — Ken Bone held his weekly press conference today, and while there is little news, there is an update on Mike Ladd.

The update: he's still doubtful to play this week, but he did manage to get a few more shots up yesterday in practice.

Click the jump for a transcript of Bone's comments.

Tuesday links from WSU

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FROM PULLMAN — Just like that, it's already Tuesday. There won't be much to read this morning, as usual. But there will be for the rest of the week. Read on.

WSU begins quick turnaround

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FROM SEATTLE — We're hitting the road shortly for the trek back to Pullman. That's a trip the WSU basketball team already made last night — though it did it on an airplane and a bus — and it's a good thing, because the Cougars have to play another basketball game on Wednesday. We have links from the basketball game it played yesterday, as well as a quick look around the conference. Read on.

Quotable: WSU’s losing streak hits 9

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FROM SEATTLE — Emptying out our notebook and passing along some more quotes after Washington State's 72-68 loss to Washington here on Sunday. Read on.

Tale of the tape: Washington 72, WSU 68

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FROM SEATTLE — It was another close loss for Washington State. Seems like that's been written here before. But that's how it was again here earlier today, as the Cougars lost 72-68 to Washington. Read on for our recap.

Good morning from Hec Ed

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FROM SEATTLE — Is 11 a.m. still considered morning? For our purposes, it is. Anyway, we've settled at Hec Edmundson Pavilion and have a few thoughts before this game tips off. Read on.

Gameday links from Montlake

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FROM SEATTLE — Hope you remembered to set your alarm this afternoon so you can be sure you're awake in time for Washington State's game at Washington. OK, so maybe it's not being played that early. But a 12:30 p.m. tip time feels like the crack of dawn compared to some of the Cougars' other start times this season. Gameday reading follows the jump.

Live chat and end-of-week links

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FROM SEATTLE — Over on the west side a little early for Sunday's game between Washington State and Washington. That doesn't stop us from culling together as many links as we could find. There aren't a whole bunch, but there are a few. Read on.

Pac-12 race gets muddier

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FROM PULLMAN — Rare is a Wednesday night this season when we can just sit in front of the television and watch some other Pac-12 basketball games. But last night was different. It was also entertaining. Read on for links to words.

Wednesday brings WSU links

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FROM PULLMAN — A slower-than-usual week begins to kick into gear for Washington State, which practiced Tuesday after doing some lighter work on Monday. We have some links to get you through your Wednesday morning. Read on.

Tuesday with Ken Bone

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FROM PULLMAN — WSU coach Ken Bone met with the media for about 12 minutes today. He talked about more than a few subjects. Here are the highlights.

Slim pickings on Tuesday

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FROM PULLMAN — We'll have more for you on the blog later. Promise. Ken Bone meets with the media later this morning. But for now, you'll have to settle for the following links. There aren't many. Read on.