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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Robert Franks collected three awards Monday for his efforts in Washington State’s road sweep of the Arizona schools and followed up with a fourth on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Robert Franks grabs weekly awards from NCAA, Pac-12 after leading Washington State to road sweep

The Pac-12 award is handed out weekly throughout the three-month long regular season, but it’d been more than three years since a WSU player was recognized. Franks became the first …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Five impressions: How Robert Franks, Marvin Cannon and strong perimeter D helped Washington State stun Arizona State in Tempe

Even if the result doesn’t change the course of their season, it gave the Cougars their first win outside of Beasley Coliseum and broke up a stretch that had seen …


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: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Hip contusion to keep Washington State’s Robert Franks out against Colorado, Utah

The senior forward, whose 22.1 points per game lead the Cougars this season, announced on Twitter account the hip injury would keep him out of a third straight contest.


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 …


Robert Franks’ big night guides Washington State to nonconference men’s basketball win

Robert Franks scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season as Washington State beat Southern Illinois Edwardsville 89-73 in nonconference men’s basketball on Wednesday …


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: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Washington State tops 100 points in win over CSUN

Freshman CJ Elleby scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds with four assists as Washington State beat Cal State Northridge 103-94 on Tuesday night.


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: 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: Mon., March 26, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Washington State forward Robert Franks declares for NBA Draft, won’t sign agent immediately

Washington State forward Robert Franks is joining a growing list of underclassmen who’ve chosen to end their college careers prematurely in order to pursue a lifelong dream of playing in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks says decision regarding next season will come ‘down the line’

Franks, a 6-foot-7 forward with good shooting range and a strong post-up game, is an interesting pro prospect, but by no means a guaranteed NBA Draft pick if he should …


Video: Washington State forward Robert Franks post Oregon

Cougar forward Robert Franks talks about the team’s loss to Oregon Wednesday in the Pac-12 Tournament.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Washington State forward Robert Franks named Pac-12’s Most Improved, earns honorable mention

Franks became a full-time starter for the Cougars this season, doubling his minutes-per-game average from 16.4 as a sophomore to 32.7 as a junior. The Vancouver, Washington, native nearly tripled …


Video: Washington State players Viont’e Daniels, Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks post Oregon

Cougar players Viont’e Daniels, Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks talk about the team’s 78-76 win over Oregon Thursday in Pullman.


Video: Washington State players Robert Franks, Arinze Chidom and Malachi Flynn post Utah

WSU players Robert Franks, Arinze Chidom and Malachi Flynn discuss the 77-70 loss to Utah Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.


Video: Washington State players Robert Franks, Malachi Flynn and Viont’e Daniels post Colorado

WSU players Robert Franks, Malachi Flynn and Viont’e Daniels talk about the Cougars’ 73-69 win over Colorado Thursday night at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

Washington State heads to Oregon State hoping to snap out of five-game skid

Washington State basketball players are cognizant of the fact that they currently sit in the Pac-12’s basement and it’s not much use reminding them of all the ways they’ve regressed …


Video: Washington State forward Robert Franks post practice Feb. 6

WSU forward Robert Franks talks about breaking out of the slump and preparing for the Oregon schools.


Video: Washington State players Robert Franks and Viont’e Daniels post Arizona

Washington State players Robert Franks and Viont’e Daniels talk about the Cougars’ 100-72 loss to Arizona Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum.


Video: Washington State players Robert Franks, Drick Bernstine and Malachi Flynn post California

WSU players Robert Franks, Drick Bernstine and Malachi Flynn talk about Franks’ 10 3-pointers and beating Cal for the first Pac-12 win.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

Robert Franks, Drick Bernstine power Washington State Cougars past California Golden Bears

When a team’s starting forwards have 44 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists it might be a good sign. That was the case Saturday when Washington State’s Robert Franks scored …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Video: Washington State players Robert Franks and Viont’e Daniels post Washington

Cougars forward Robert Franks and guard Viont’e Daniels talk about the team’s turnover issues and what went wrong down the stretch in a 70-65 loss to Washington.


Return of the Deadeye: Slimmed-down Robert Franks shapes up as key Washington State player

If Robert Franks ever wishes to re-enact his freshman season at Washington State, the third-year forward might spend practice wearing a 25-pound weight vest.


Video: Washington State forward Robert Franks post practice Dec. 14

Cougars forward Robert Franks talks about the three-game slump and his 3-point shooting percentage this season.


Video: Washington State guard Malachi Flynn and forward Robert Franks post UC Davis

Washington State players Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks talk about what went wrong in Saturday’s 81-67 loss to UC Davis at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

Robert Franks pours in career-high 32 points, but sluggish start dooms Washington State in first loss of season

Many of Washington State’s opponents have fallen into the same trap this season. They play their best basketball in the first half, enter the break feeling good about the cushion …


Five takeaways from the Wooden Legacy: Cougars roll to tournament title behind strong play from Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks

The Washington State football team lost in the Apple Cup, but a new piece of hardware arrived in Pullman last weekend anyway.