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WSU men defeat Trojans

Reggie Moore scored 12 points, including a banked 3-pointer with 51.4 seconds left, to help Washington State down USC 51-47 in men’s basketball Saturday afternoon.


Bruins carve up Cougars Washington State athletics, Cougars

PULLMAN – It was almost as if a switch had been flicked to off. And with it, Washington State University’s chance to compete with UCLA on Thursday night went dark.


Coach has Bone to pick with Cougs

PULL- MAN – If this sports gig is all about taking them one game at a time – and we know that to be The Gospel – then there is …


UCLA blows out Cougs in Pullman

Michael Roll scored 15 points as hot-shooting UCLA buried Washington State 71-51 in a Pac-10 basketball game on Thursday for the Bruins’ 17th consecutive win in Pullman.


Bulldogs’ defense up for challenge

Gonzaga’s defense has improved markedly and it will be put to the test again this week. Loyola Marymount, which entertains GU tonight at 6, is the third-highest scoring team in …


Postseason possibilities

PULLMAN – It seems like a question every WSU fan is asking. What are the Cougars’ postseason chances? With a 15-10 overall record, 5-8 and losers of five of their …


Cougars’ collapse fuels rally by Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – Jeremy Green hit an open 15-foot jumper with 4.6 seconds left Thursday, lifting the Stanford Cardinal over visiting Washington State in a Pacific-10 basketball game, 60-58, before …


Cougars blow big lead, lose

Jeremy Green scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half, including the game-winner with 4.6 seconds left, as Stanford rallied from an 18-point deficit Thursday to beat Washington …


Casto stepped up big for Cougars

PULLMAN – The House of Coug a house of cards? Saturday seemed the likely afternoon to find out. The tipping point, if there was going to be one, had arrived.


Cougs freeze from outside

PULLMAN – Usually, succeeding on two out of three things is pretty good. But it wasn’t enough, not nearly enough, for Washington State University’s men’s basketball team Thursday night against …


Sun Devils top Cougars

Ty Abbott scored 18 points and had nine rebounds as Arizona State beat Washington State 81-70 in college basketball on Thursday.


Bone has faith in Thompson

PULLMAN – Ken Bone is sure of one thing. Klay Thompson is a great shooter. No matter the Washington State sophomore is shooting just 36.6 percent from the floor in …


UW snuffs Cougs

SEATTLE – Xavier Thames took a couple of dribbles, squared up and let fly. His 18-foot jumper hit nothing but net. Two seconds later, the Washington State Cougars were headed …


Huskies throttle Cougars

Huskies run away from Cougars in second half for easy men’s basketball win.


Series of events led point guard Moore to Cougs

PULLMAN – Really, Reggie Moore even being at Washington State was iffy at best. If Lute Olson were still at Arizona, Moore might be sporting a purple W Saturday instead …


Notebook: Confident Gray on hot streak

Gonzaga junior guard Steven Gray has put together a solid four-game stretch, averaging 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He’s made 55 percent of his shots and 84.6 percent …


They need Niknames

LOS ANGELES – Road trips can include strange arenas, strange beds, strange places and friendly faces. College basketball is no different.


WSU rallies to beat USC

Washington State rallies from 15 points down to defeat USC in men’s basketball at Los Angeles.


Bone considers lineup changes

PULLMAN – What do 17-7, 28-8 and 10-2 have in common? Those are the deficits, in chronological order, Washington State University has faced at the outset of its last three …


Cougars hold on for win

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars must have enjoyed Thursday night’s script. Enough, in fact, to put on a repeat performance Saturday. Only this time, the Cougar men’s basketball team …


Cougs hold on for win

The Washington State Cougars must have enjoyed Thursday night’s script. Enough, in fact, to put on a repeat performance Saturday.


WSU falls at home to Cal

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jerome Randle scored a career-high 39 points as California beat Washington State 93-88 on Thursday to retain first place in the Pac-10.


Cougars’ Watson finds peace in life’s third act

PULLMAN – James Watson can divide his life roughly into thirds. The first seven years are heartache, spent mainly in Tulsa, Okla., tethered to his biological mother. Those years are …


John Blanchette: Pac-10 ripe for Cougars to pounce

To review: In the past week, Oregon State suffered a 51-point defeat at home to a school that hasn’t played Division I basketball in 30 years, then showed up in …


Cougars falter at Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sometimes a box score can tell the entire story of a college basketball game. Sometimes it only scratches the surface. The latter was the case Sunday afternoon …


Technical call in WSU-Oregon game wrong, official claims

The controversy over the Oregon-Washington State men’s basketball game last week took a new turn Thursday when a key figure on the NCAA rules committee said an important element wasn’t …


NCAA official criticizes call against WSU

The controversy over the Oregon-Washington State men’s basketball game last week took a new turn Thursday when a key figure on the NCAA rules committee said an important element wasn’t …


Cougars expect McKale frenzy

The Washington State Cougars have played in a couple of hostile environments this season, losing in early December in the cacophony of sound that is Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center and …


Time to refocus

PULLMAN – Ken Bone’s cell phone and computer have been busy. The Washington State University men’s basketball coach said Friday he’s received more than 30 messages since Thursday night from …


Cougars count on Casto to shore up inside defense

PULLMAN – DeAngelo Casto knows it’s what he has to do. That doesn’t mean he likes it. The “it” is planting his 6-foot-8, 241-pound body into the paint every night …