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Cougs face ‘local’ visitor at KeyArena

SEATTLE – The opponents for Washington State’s 6-year-old Cougar Hardwood Classic in KeyArena have been a varied lot. From the well-known (Louisiana State last season) to the obscure (The Citadel), …


Cougars outgun Vandals at Beasley Coliseum

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 …


WSU, Idaho collide for the 265th time

PULLMAN – They may not play in football anymore, but Washington State and Idaho still meet every year on the basketball court. And the 265th game in the 104-year rivalry …


Four Cougs score in double figures in victory

PULLMAN – Forty minutes into the season, Washington State sophomore guard Marcus Capers can already sense the difference from a year ago. Klay Thompson doesn’t feel as much pressure to …


Cougars follow recent trend by oversigning

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


Lacy commits to WSU

PULLMAN – Devonte Lacy, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound combo guard from Curtis High in Tacoma, is the first player to commit to Washington State’s 2011 basketball recruiting class. Lacy attended WSU’s …


Sports in brief: Thames transfers to San Diego St.

Basketball: Former Washington State University guard Xavier Thames has found a home. The California native, who announced in March he was leaving Pullman after one season, will enroll at San …


One of state’s top preps to join Cougars

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s men’s basketball team didn’t have to blow the travel budget to fill a hole on its roster. Andre Winston, Jr., a 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard …


In brief: Bjorklund, Vandersloot, Bouldin chosen

Basketball: Gonzaga University senior guard Matt Bouldin, above, has been named an Associated Press honorable mention selection on the 2010 men’s basketball All-America squad. Tennessee junior Angie Bjorklund (University HS) …


Two freshmen leaving WSU

PULLMAN – Two freshmen on Washington State University’s basketball team have decided to transfer, though neither has solidified plans. Guards Xavier Thames and Anthony Brown have told WSU coach Ken …


Oregon overcomes Cougars in overtime

LOS ANGELES – It is hard to defeat a team three times in a season. But it can be done. It just might take some extra time. And Tajuan Porter.


Cougs’ season ends in loss to Ducks

Tajuan Porter scored 32 points, including eight in overtime, and Oregon rallied for an 82-80 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night in the Pac-10 Conference tournament opener.


Cougars face flighty Ducks

LOS ANGELES – When Washington State and Oregon line up for the opening tip tonight at the Staples Center, less than 100 hours will have passed since UO senior guard …


Pac-10 tabs three Cougs

PULLMAN – Klay Thompson was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference’s 10-member first team Monday, the first Washington State University sophomore to earn the honor since the conference expanded to its …


WSU loses to Oregon

Lekendric Longmire had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Oregon defeated Washington State 74-66 in the regular season finale amid a report that beleaguered Oregon coach Ernie Kent has already …


Cougars’ big rally falls short

Washington State’s men’s basketball team falls on the road at Oregon State.


Huskies defeat Cougars

Isaiah Thomas hit two 3-pointers and scored 10 of his 22 points during a crucial second-half stretch, and Washington squandered a 14-point halftime lead before beating Washington State 59-52 on …


UW confident against Cougars

Men’s basketball: Quincy Pondexter ended a television interview last Sunday night with a quick statement. “We’re going to win,” the UW senior forward said. It sounded like he was guaranteeing …


Cougars topple Trojans, stop skid

PULLMAN – So who says this Washington State University Cougars team can’t win scoring 51 points? Or when Klay Thompson can’t make a basket to save his scoring average?


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.


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 …


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 …


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.