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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 …


EWU could use more by Moore

Eastern Washington steps back into Big Sky Conference play this afternoon, hosting Sacramento State in a Reese Court showdown that tips off at 3:05. If the Eagles hope to become …


Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 10-2 overall, 0-0 Pac-10 COMING UP: Today vs. Oregon, 3:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Oregon State, 4 p.m., FSN


Pac-10 title up for grabs

PULLMAN – What’s going on in the Pacific-10 Conference? UCLA loses at home to Cal State Fullerton and by 37 points to Portland – then loses its starting center.


Cougs Koprivica, Motum adjust to spending season many miles from home

PULLMAN – There are perks that go with being a college basketball player. But there are pitfalls as well. And there are no pitfalls more obvious than those that surface …


Cougs make right choices in win over PSU

KENNEWICK – The high ball screen has become a key element in college basketball. An inside player steps out to the perimeter, a guard dribbles toward the pick and the …


Cougs’ top scorer encounters physical play

PULLMAN – Klay Thompson floated to the right corner. Outside the 3-point line, just in front of the Gonzaga student section, the Washington State University sophomore waited patiently.


Sibling rivalry on tap tonight

PULLMAN – There aren’t many schools that have met more often in basketball than Washington State University and the University of Idaho. When the two get together tonight in WSU’s …


Wildcats trounce Cougars

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Dominique Sutton had 16 points and pressured Washington State’s Klay Thompson into a frustrating night, leading Kansas State to an 86-69 rout of the Cougars on Saturday …


Thompson frustrated in Cougar loss

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Dominique Sutton had 16 points and pressured Washington State’s Klay Thompson into a frustrating night, leading Kansas State to an 86-69 rout of the Cougars Saturday night.


Bouldin scores career-high 28 to rally GU over WSU

For the third time this season, Gonzaga found itself trailing by double digits. This time it was Washington State that had the Bulldogs down by as many as 15 in …


A shootin’ mismatch

On the day the nation’s leading scorer visited McCarthey Athletic Center, it seemed relevant to brush up on the telling top-gun data in the 143-game history of the fence-line feud …