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  • Ex-Coug Thompson shows engaging side as pro

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The way Klay Thompson speaks now, it’s hard to imagine him as the same guy who stood before a Beasley Coliseum crowd less than two years ago, …


  • Cougars need a win, so do Buffs

    PULLMAN – Can a game this early in the season be classified as a “must-win” for both teams? When Washington State (10-7, 1-3 Pac-12) and Colorado (11-6, 1-4) meet at …


  • Cougars beat Utah for first Pac-12 win

    PULLMAN – On a night when its leading scorer was held without a basket in the first half, Washington State finally summoned the necessary effort to make sure it didn’t …


  • Coming up: Washington State Cougars

    COMING UP: Saturday vs. Colorado, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) OUTLOOK: WSU’s win over Utah on Wednesday featured something the Cougars have desperately needed: success shooting the ball from 3-point range. …


  • Cougars beat Utah for first Pac-12 win

    Against Utah, owners of the Pac-12’s staunchest field-goal percentage defense, WSU made 50 percent of its shots, 55 percent of its 3-pointers and mostly controlled the Utes in a 75-65 …


  • Cal hands WSU third straight loss

    BERKELEY, Calif. – Tired of their newfound reputation as a soft, passion-starved outfit, the California men’s basketball team held a players-only, “Come-to-Jesus” meeting following a bad loss to Washington on …


  • Cougars lose third consecutive game

    The Cougars (9-7, 0-3) are frittering away much of the goodwill accumulated during their encouraging 9-4 start, heading back to Pullman now on a three-game losing streak.


  • WSU hopes to add to Cal’s woes

    BERKELEY, Calif. – The Washington State men’s basketball team hasn’t had a great deal of success at Haas Pavilion in recent years. The Cougars haven’t left California’s gym with a …


  • WSU hopes to add to Cal’s woes

    The Washington State men’s basketball team hasn’t had a great deal of success at Haas Pavilion in recent years. The Cougars haven’t left California’s gym with a win since the …


  • Cougars go cold, fall to Stanford

    STANFORD, Calif. – There were no last-minute heroics by the opponent this time, no “if only” scenarios for Washington State to replay as it boarded a charter flight back to …


  • Cold stretch dooms Cougs against Stanford

    Stanford didn’t win here because it made the bigger play in the final seconds, as a handful of Cougar foes have this season. The Cardinal won because it made plays, …


  • Cougars basketball ready to pile up frequent-flyer miles

    STANFORD, Calif. – Turns out all that Pac-12 television money is good for class attendance. But maybe not as good for player sleep schedules. When Washington State finishes its 7 …


  • Cougars basketball ready to pile up frequent-flyer miles

    When Washington State finishes its 7 p.m. game at Stanford Wednesday, the Cougars will head directly to the airport and board a charter plane back to Pullman, where players will …


  • Cougars disappointed in Pac-12 opener against Huskies

    PULLMAN – Brock Motum sat with his head down, his 6-foot-10 frame enveloping a small set of stairs inside Beasley Coliseum’s drab concourse, before taking questions by himself in the …


  • Blanchette: Nobody had great night at Beasley

    PULLMAN – So that last 3-pointer: Did it get off in a time or not? Oh, sorry. That’s a call the officials didn’t have a chance to get wrong here …


  • Blanchette: Nobody had great night in this one

    So that last 3-pointer: Did it get off in a time or not?


  • Cougars try out improved defense on Huskies

    Ken Bone doesn’t necessarily dismiss the numbers. But Washington State’s coach knows better than to draw sweeping conclusions based on wins over Big Sky and Southwestern Athletic Conference teams.


  • Pac-12 basketball on its way up

    The jokesters chose different forms of delivery, but the content of the punch line was consistent throughout college basketball’s 2011-12 season. The Pac-12, quite simply, wasn’t very good. Not at …


  • WSU women defeat Gonzaga at McCarthey

    Tia Presley takes her share of verbal shots when she plays against Northwest rivals. That’s fine with Presley, because she’s ready to give the shots right back.


  • Cougars make short work of Idaho State

    KENNEWICK – This trip to the Tri-Cities felt very business-like for the Washington State men’s basketball team. Get in, win, get out. And get on with a stretch of games …


  • Cougar women beat Zags at McCarthey

    Tia Presley takes her share of verbal shots when she plays against Northwest rivals. That’s fine with Presley, because she’s ready to give the shots right back.


  • Cougars take home game on the road

    KENNEWICK – There was a time when Ken Bone wanted to play as many games in Pullman as possible. That’s where his Washington State team practices every day, the coach …


  • Cougars take home game on the road

    There was a time when Ken Bone wanted to play as many games in Pullman as possible. Then he saw what attendance can be like during Christmas break. So the …


  • Lacy scores 19 as WSU scraps past Buffalo in Seattle

    SEATTLE – Forget the name on the front of their jerseys, their lack of TV appearances, their conference affiliation. The Buffalo Bulls might not have been the kind of marquee …


  • WSU defeats game Bulls

    Buffalo Bulls give WSU all they can handle but Cougars come out on top.


  • Intense start to fatherhood

    PULLMAN – High on positive thoughts and low on sleep, Mike Ladd could only stare at his daughter through the glass those first few days. No touching. No holding. No …


  • Intense introduction to fatherhood for WSU’s Ladd

    High on positive thoughts and low on sleep, Mike Ladd could only stare at his daughter through the glass those first few days. No touching. No holding. No feeding.


  • WSU women shock No. 20 Ohio State 62-55

    PULLMAN – This kind of upset hadn’t happened here in more than a decade. But to hear coach June Daugherty tell it, some of the most important groundwork was laid …


  • WSU gets past winless Jackson State

    PULLMAN – Buried this week beneath an avalanche of textbooks and lecture notes, Washington State’s men’s basketball team didn’t figure to look its best against Jackson State on Thursday. It’s …


  • Cougs not shrinking for tough foes

    Some may look at Washington State’s upcoming women’s basketball schedule and see a minefield. Cougars coach June Daugherty sees an opportunity.