Stories tagged: WSU basketball
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 …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Washington State women snap four-game losing streak
Alexys Swedlund scored 18 points and Ivana Kmetovska a career-high 16 and Washington State defeated Cal 84-79 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Cougars look for road split at ASU
Washington State will try to come away from its longest Pac-12 road trip of the season with a split at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Arizona State.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Washington State can’t hold on for upset at No. 7 Arizona
Washington State played its most valiant game in two years on Thursday, trading baskets for all but a few minutes despite a hostile crowd and talented opponents at No. 7 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Ernie Kent-coached player Mahershala Ali nominated for an Oscar
PULLMAN – Before Mahershala Ali was an Oscar-nominated star of the silver screen, he was Mahershala Gilmore – a 6-foot-3 guard on Ernie Kent’s Saint Mary’s basketball team. Ali received …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
Washington State travels to the desert to face No. 7 Arizona
Washington State will face a team seemingly without weakness, in a building where it is almost impossible to win at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at No. 7 Arizona.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Huskies’ Osahor breaks record with 30 rebounds in win over Washington State
Chantel Osahor is vocal about her desire to be the nation’s best rebounder, according to Washington coach Mike Neighbors.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Charles Callison’s career-best 30 points help Washington State men outlast Colorado in overtime
A career day by Charles Callison was just enough to get the Cougars back on the winning track against their perennial nemesis.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Cougars to host winless Buffaloes on Saturday
It is better to have won then lost, even lost a lot, in the Pac-12 conference than to have never won at all.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Utes hand Cougars historic loss in Pullman
School was canceled at Washington State on Wednesday. Pity the Cougars that the snow and ice were not enough to prevent their game against Utah. At least there was one …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Cougars host Utes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday
Delon Wright and Jakob Poeltl are no longer in college, having been selected in the first rounds of the 2015 and 2016 NBA drafts, respectively. But the Utah team that …