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UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Leading scorer Robert Franks returning to Washington State to finish out college career

As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sharpshooting JC point guard Ahmed Ali signs with Washington State basketball team

Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Aztec pipeline: Ex-Washington State point guard Malachi Flynn becomes third Cougar in 8 years to leave for San Diego State

On Monday, Malachi Flynn, who just completed his sophomore season with the Cougars, announced he’d complete his career at Mountain West power San Diego State, which has only missed out …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Milan Acquaah announces transfer from Washington State, becomes fourth guard to leave program

Acquaah joins starting point guard Malachi Flynn and little-used reserve guard Jamar Ergas as the fourth member of Kent’s backcourt to leave the program this offseason. Walk-on guard TJ Mickelson …


Third junior college transfer, Marvin Cannon, signs with Washington State basketball team

Marvin Cannon, a 6-5 small forward from Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, became the third JC player and fifth player overall to sign with coach Ernie Kent and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Washington State coach Ernie Kent adds junior college guard Jervae Robinson

Jervae Robinson, a 6-2, 170-pound point guard who hails from Aurora, Colorado, who spent the last two seasons at Otero Junior College (La Junta, Colorado), signed a letter of intent …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Catching up with Klay Thompson: A Q&A with the two-time NBA champion and former Washington State standout

Seven years removed from playing his final game in the crimson and gray, Thompson still looks back fondly on his time at WSU and says a few of his best …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Washington State receives letters of intent from Slovenian-born small forward Aljaz Kunc, JC power forward Isaiah Wade

Ernie Kent took the first steps toward rebuilding his Washington State basketball roster on Wednesday, signing small forward Aljaz ‘Jaz’ Kunc out of Impact Basketball Academy and junior college transfer …


Washington State gets verbal commitment from Slovenian-born wing Aljaz Kunc

Kunc is a native of Slovenia and would become the first player born outside of the United States and Canada to sign with the Cougars under fourth-year coach Ernie Kent. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Washington State reserve guard Jamar Ergas becomes second player in as many days to leave Cougars

The mass exodus of Washington State men’s basketball players has spilled into Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Washington State point guard Malachi Flynn announces transfer from Cougars

Ernie Kent’s Washington State basketball program will now march forward without both of its top scorers from the 2017-18 season.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Washington State forward Robert Franks declares for NBA Draft, won’t sign agent immediately

Washington State forward Robert Franks is joining a growing list of underclassmen who’ve chosen to end their college careers prematurely in order to pursue a lifelong dream of playing in …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Washington State assistant Curtis Allen to reunite with Lorenzo Romar, Ken Bone at Pepperdine

Curtis Allen announced via Twitter Monday morning he was leaving WSU for Pepperdine, though it’s not clear what title he’ll hold for the Waves.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 8:43 a.m.

Washington State announces women’s basketball coach June Daugherty won’t return in 2018-19

June Daugherty has been at the helm of the Washington State women’s basketball program since 2007, but the longtime coach won’t oversee the Cougars for a 12th season.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Pepperdine, head coach Lorenzo Romar announce addition of former Washington State coach Ken Bone

Longtime Washington coach Lorenzo Romar isn’t waiting long to assemble his new coaching staff at Pepperdine and he started Tuesday by adding a former nemesis and colleague from the Pac-12 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks says decision regarding next season will come ‘down the line’

Franks, a 6-foot-7 forward with good shooting range and a strong post-up game, is an interesting pro prospect, but by no means a guaranteed NBA Draft pick if he should …


Video: Washington State forward Robert Franks post Oregon

Cougar forward Robert Franks talks about the team’s loss to Oregon Wednesday in the Pac-12 Tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 2:48 a.m.

Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Oregon

Washington State coach Ernie Kent talks about the 66-64 overtime loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament and reflects on the Cougars’ 2017-18 season.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Analysis: Kenny Wooten was everywhere in Oregon’s 66-64 OT win over Washington State … just not in a Cougar jersey

Players like Kenny Wooten don’t fall out of trees, but one look at the springy, 6-foot-9 forward and it’s easy to understand why Washington State coach Ernie Kent wouldn’t mind …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Oregon outlasts Washington State in overtime for 64-62 win in first round of Pac-12 Tournament

Payton Pritchard shot Oregon out of an early offensive slump, knocking down four 3-pointers while scoring 18 points to help the Ducks beat Washington State 64-62 in overtime at the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Washington State opens Pac-12 Tournament against Oregon, seeking first win since 2009

Eleventh-seeded Washington State (12-18) will try to put their nine-year conference tournament drought to bed Wednesday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when they go toe-to-toe with sixth-seeded Oregon …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Washington State forward Robert Franks named Pac-12’s Most Improved, earns honorable mention

Franks became a full-time starter for the Cougars this season, doubling his minutes-per-game average from 16.4 as a sophomore to 32.7 as a junior. The Vancouver, Washington, native nearly tripled …


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Oregon

WSU coach Ernie Kent talks about Malachi Flynn’s 28-point outing and how the Cougars managed to scrape out a 78-76 win over Oregon at Beasley Coliseum.


Video: Washington State players Viont’e Daniels, Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks post Oregon

Cougar players Viont’e Daniels, Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks talk about the team’s 78-76 win over Oregon Thursday in Pullman.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

‘Incredible’ Malachi Flynn leads Washington State with 28 points in upset win over Oregon

The nights were long and the minutes were heavy last season as Malachi Flynn waded through his first year as a starting point guard in the Pac-12 Conference.


Video: Washington State forward Drick Bernstine post practice Feb. 28

WSU forward Drick Bernstine talks about the team’s split in the Bay Area and his individual play down the stretch of the season.


Video: Washington State guard Malachi Flynn post practice Feb. 28

Cougars point guard Malachi Flynn talks about the team’s improvements and previews Thursday’s game against Oregon.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Seeking strong finish to regular season, Washington State welcomes Oregon for ESPN2 contest

Coming off a split in the Bay Area, WSU (11-17, 3-13) closes out the regular season this week with a pair of home games, beginning with Thursday’s nationally televised game …


Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent news conference Feb. 27

Washington State coach Ernie Kent looks back at the Cougars’ split in the Bay Area, talks about the improved play of grad transfer Drick Bernstine and previews the upcoming home …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

Washington State director of strength and conditioning David Lang dies

Longtime Washington State athletic department director of strength and conditioning David Lang died on Saturday, the university announced in a release.