Stories tagged: WSU basketball
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
WSU lands four-star wing Roberto Gittens
For the third consecutive year Ernie Kent has recruited the best basketball player in Tacoma.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Ernie Kent hires Ed Haskins as new WSU assistant coach
Ernie Kent injected some westside recruiting muscle into the Washington State basketball program on Monday, naming former Garfield High (Seattle) coach Ed Haskins as his newest assistant coach.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
WSU assistant men’s basketball coaches Greg Graham and Silvey Dominguez leave
PULLMAN – Washington State men’s basketball assistant coaches Greg Graham and Silvey Dominguez have left the program, head coach Ernie Kent announced Monday. In a press release, the school said …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Colorado eliminates Washington State at Pac-12 men’s tournament when Cougars can’t hold big lead
Washington State’s streak of futility in the Pac-12 Tournament marched ever closer to a decade as the tenth-seeded Cougars surrendered a sizable lead and lost to seventh-seeded Colorado, 73-63, on …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
WSU’s Josh Hawkinson named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson was named the Pac-12’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men’s basketball, the conference announced Wednesday before the start of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
WSU basketball looking for first Pac-12 Tourney win in 8 years
The Washington State Cougars will try to win their first Pac-12 Tournament game since 2009 on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against an opponent that is almost always beatable but never …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson and Malachi Flynn get All-Pac-12 honors
Josh Hawkinson was named to the All-Pac-12 second team and Malachi Flynn was named honorable mention All-Freshman-Team by the Pac-12 coaches, the conference announced on Monday.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 12:04 a.m.
No. 3 UCLA holds off upset-minded Cougars
Washington State’s 2016-2017 season will be remembered for the admirable but ultimately unsuccessful challenges it gave some of the best teams in the country. So, Saturday night’s 77-68 loss at …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Washington State will end regular season at No. 3 UCLA Saturday
Next week, Washington State will participate in the Pac-12 tournament to determine who the conference’s champion will be.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Jordan McLaughlin, USC steamroll Washington State men in their first game of L.A. trip
The penultimate game of Washington State’s regular season really wasn’t much of a game at all.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
WSU heads to LA for a Wednesday rematch with USC
The momentum the Washington State men’s basketball team has built during a two-game winning streak will be tested during the final week of basketball before the Pac-12 tournament begins. The …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Seniors make most of their night as Cougars defeat Huskies to sweep season series
Washington State outdid the normal Senior Day conventions to send off its four departing players before their final home game, which was a gratifying 79-71 win over Washington to complete …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Ernie Kent says Washington is lucky to have Lorenzo Romar
Washington is poised to miss the NCAA tournament for a sixth consecutive season, and the voices urging the school to move on from 15-year head coach Lorenzo Romar are growing …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
If you love NCAA tourney action in Spokane, thank the University of Idaho
Like Bloomsday and Hoopfest, March Madness is becoming a staple of the Spokane sports calendar. And for that Spokanites can thank the area’s only out-of-state Division 1 university.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 11:50 p.m.
Ike Iroegbu, Josh Hawkinson formed strong bond as WSU teammates, roommates
Having spent the last two years of his childhood away at an East Coast boarding school, the last thing Ike Iroegbu thought he wanted when he arrived at college was …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Ernie Kent’s grand plan at Washington State is point-guard centric
When Ernie Kent was the coach at Oregon he achieved enough success to become a national name and his era was primarily associated with a pair of point guards.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Cougars rise to challenges, sweep Arizona State
Ernie Kent issued a challenge to his players after Washington State’s loss to Arizona on Thursday to make the most of what chances they had left.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Cougars go for first Pac-12 sweep in five years on Saturday
Washington State will try to reset and gain some momentum for one final push to end the year with Saturday’s game against Arizona State at 2 p.m.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Ernie Kent calls out Cougars after loss to No. 5 Arizona
Washington State did some good things on Thursday but not nearly enough of them to avoid a 78-59 pasting by No. 5 Arizona and so coach Ernie Kent decided that …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Cougars blown out in rematch with Colorado
Just as Washington State began to show the mark of a team ready to move forward into a new tier of competitiveness within the Pac-12 conference, the Cougars suffered an …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
McClure sets program record with 7 blocks, but WSU women lose
LaBrittney Jones scored 22 points and grabbed a career-tying 15 rebounds, Malena Washington added 21 points and Arizona beat Washington State 70-62 on Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 11:54 p.m.
WSU goes for the sweep at Colorado
Washington State will try to pick up the first Pac-12 sweep of Ernie Kent’s time coaching the Cougars when they face Colorado on Sunday.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:46 p.m.
Washington State men make big strides against Utah but fall short late in game
The Washington State men’s basketball team made a stunning turnaround in their second shot at Utah. But coming close is less satisfying than it was in previous weeks.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Washington State looks to be more competitive in rematch against Utes
PULLMAN – The last time Washington State faced Utah, the Cougars suffered one of the worst defeats ever on their home court – an 88-47 beat-down in Beasley Coliseum. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Washington State’s bench adds to competitive spirit with choreographed routines
With four seniors in the starting lineup, alongside a freshman point guard in Malachi Flynn who is already ready for 33 minutes per game, Ernie Kent has kept a tight …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 11:55 p.m.
Southern Cal pulls away from competitive Cougars for 86-77 win
Washington State is a better, more competitive, more fun team in Ernie Kent’s third year. But be careful with these Cougars – give them the chance and they will break …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Washington State again falls short of the upset, losing to No. 11 UCLA
Once again Washington State proved surprisingly sticky while a top-team tried to shake them. And once again the Cougars were just a little too sloppy to spring an upset, falling …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
WSU opens second half of Pac-12 play against No. 11 UCLA
PULLMAN – Washington State will play host to a familiar and not particularly imposing Goliath on Wednesday when the Cougars face No. 11 UCLA at Beasley Coliseum, where they have …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 8 a.m.
Tacoma pipeline: Ernie Kent’s Cougars cashing in on emerging South Sound talent pool
Ernie Kent and Curtis Allen sat in the Tacoma recruit’s living room, and Kent tried to convince the young basketball star to come play for his program. Just like usual, …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
WSU ends first half of Pac-12 play with a win at Arizona State
Prior to Sunday’s game at Arizona State, Washington State coach Ernie Kent pulled aside Ike Iroegbu and Josh Hawkinson and said he needed them to step up and carry their …