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Cougars looking for a little payback

The memory is still raw. And the Washington State Cougars will have Saturday to relive it. Then Saturday night, when the Oregon Ducks visit Beasley Coliseum in a Pac-10 game, …


Cougars face critical games

It wouldn’t seem as if a 10-4 college basketball team should be facing a must-win weekend. But that seems to be the case for the Washington State Cougars.


Cougars can’t hit at USC

LOS ANGELES – For those of you wondering what would happen to this edition of the Washington State men’s basketball team if it shots weren’t falling, here’s your answer. The …


Road-weary Cougs head to USC

LOS ANGELES – DeAngelo Casto and his teammates are tired of the road. Tired of being away from friends and family, tired of hotel rooms, tired of riding buses. They’re …


Cougs drop Pac-10 opener

LOS ANGELES — Reeves Nelson and Malcolm Lee scored 21 points apiece to lift UCLA to a come-from-behind 80-71 victory over Washington State Wednesday night.


Optimistic Cougars open Pac-10 season

The similarities are interesting. Maybe not to the eerie level, but interesting nonetheless.


Cougars hold on to defeat Baylor

Klay Thompson scored 20 points, including two key 3-pointers down the stretch, and Washington State held on to upset No. 15 Baylor 77-71 in the semifinals of the Diamond Head …


Capers saves encore for game as Cougs win easily

Tuesday evening, Marcus Capers put on a show for his 21st birthday, taking center stage during a hula dance at the Diamond Head Classic’s pretournament show.


WSU’s Thompson warms up to this tourney

A little over two years ago, Washington State opened a basketball tournament in Newark, N.J. against Mississippi State. Today the Cougars will open a basketball tournament in Honolulu against Mississippi …


WSU’s Capers jack of all trades on court

Cougars basketball coach Ken Bone calls WSU junior Marcus Capers “our most consistent or most valuable player when we just talk about valuing every possession.”


No lift from this victory

A letdown may have been inevitable, maybe even expected, but it wasn’t enjoyed. The Washington State Cougars may have eventually put away Texas-Pan American 74-52 before an underwhelmed – and …


Even good product needs advertising

Episode 4,382 in the ongoing reality soap that is The Real Cougs of Spokane County: That’s how many passed through the portals of the Spokane Arena on Friday night for …


Uninspired Cougars grind out win

The Washington State Cougars may have eventually put away Texas-Pan American, 74-52, before an underwhelmed – and underwhelming – crowd of 4,382 in the Spokane Arena, but no one, not …


WSU at Arena Friday for game

Going into Friday night’s matchup with Texas-Pan American in the Spokane Arena, it can be said Washington State has been here before. And you would have more than one meaning.


Feats of Klay lead the way as Cougs slam Zags

PULLMAN – Klay Thompson has heard the criticism. He’s heard the whispers about how he struggles at big times in big games.


WSU whips Gonzaga

Klay Thompson scored 24 points and had six assists as Washington State beat cold-shooting Gonzaga 81-59 on Wednesday night in the annual battle of eastern Washington rivals.


Zags, Cougars continue rivalry

PULLMAN – It was just another friendly game between two schools some 80 miles apart. Game No. 144 in a rivalry that stretches back more than 100 years.


Game could’ve stolen thunder

PULLMAN – In the confluence of three hyperrific games here in the space of six days, would you ever imagine that the least of them might be the – heresy …


K-State fends off WSU

Rodney McGruder scored 15 points, hitting two key 3-pointers midway through second half, Curtis Kelly also had 15 and No. 5 Kansas State barely made up for an off night …


No. 5 KSU a tough test for Cougars

PULLMAN – When it comes to Friday’s visit by fifth-ranked Kansas State here to face Washington State in the Pac-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series, the Cougar fans have one question. WSU …


Cougars run over Sacramento State

PULLMAN – It was cold outside of Beasley Coliseum on Tuesday night, though nothing like it was inside for visiting Sacramento State. Frigid might be a better word, at least …


Gonzaga women edge Washington State

Katelan Redmon hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining to give Gonzaga a 67-65 women’s basketball victory over Washington State on Sunday at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu.


Cougars show some depth

FRESNO. Calif. – Washington State men’s basketball coach Ken Bone doesn’t like the term, but he knows it’s been bantered around about his Cougars team. The Big Three.


Cougars pull away from Portland

The bottom line Tuesday night: Washington State was able to stay perfect in six Cougar Hardwood Classics, the school’s annual basketball foray here.


Cougars, Pilots play in Seattle Tuesday night

For the first time, the visiting team at the Cougar Hardwood Classic, in this case the University of Portland, is located closer to the venue than the hosts.


Cougs win despite Moore’s absence

PULLMAN – Washington State had two opponents it had to overcome Tuesday night before 6,024 fans at Beasley Coliseum. One was the Idaho Vandals, the Cougars’ rival from down the …


Battle of Palouse tonight in Pullman

They may not play in football anymore, but Washington State and Idaho still meet every year on the basketball court.


Aden paces Cougars’ basketball win

Faisal Aden scored 18 points to lead Washington State to an 86-47 season-opening victory against Southern on Saturday night.


It’s WSU’s turn for Jags on Saturday

Washington State will open its men’s basketball season tonight in Beasley Coliseum but their opponent will have a game under its belt.


WSU men (over)sign two

PULLMAN – This season’s Washington State men’s basketball roster is missing one word. Senior.