Stories tagged: WSU basketball
UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015, 9:20 P.M.
WSU basketball team opens season with new faces, extra motivation
The Washington State men’s basketball team will debut six of its seven new faces on Friday night in an exhibition game against Lewis-Clark State, its first action of the 2015-16 …
SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2015, 8:26 P.M.
WSU notebook: Receiver Dom Williams honors late grandmother
Washington State wide receiver Dom Williams’ exploits on the football field against Oregon and Oregon State have been an honor and homage to his grandmother, Jennie Dodd, who died on …
THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2015, 3:18 P.M.
Cougars picked last in Pac-12 basketball poll
The Pac-12 held its debutante ball, er, Media Day on Thursday in San Francisco and while each head coach brought along a veteran player to represent the program, freshmen were …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2015
Ernie Kent’s mission: Instilling confidence, developing chemistry in youthful Cougars
PULLMAN – Although Ernie Kent may have long ago mastered the sartorial flair and oratorical tricks of a politician, his skill for diminishing expectations will need a lot of sharpening …
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
Baynes joins Pistons
Aron Baynes had to delay his official introduction with the Detroit Pistons. The news conference was initially set for Saturday, but was rescheduled for Sunday because Baynes had some sort …
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Cougars coach Ernie Kent signs heavily-recruited 7-foot center Conor Clifford
PULLMAN – Ernie Kent won his first major men’s basketball recruiting victory for Washington State, signing a player coveted by far more established programs. Junior college center Conor Clifford sent …
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
Washington’s 4A player of year headed to WSU
PULLMAN – Ernie Kent has landed his first Seattle-area basketball recruit at Washington State, securing a commitment from Viont’e Daniels from Federal Way. As a senior at FWHS this past …
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
Improvement evident among Cougars
LAS VEGAS – When the Washington State men’s basketball team’s season ended on Wednesday, it did so in the same unremarkable fashion as the ones immediately preceding it. Most of …
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015, 4:06 P.M.
Cougars on their way to better times under Kent
When the Washington State men’s basketball team’s season ended on Wednesday, it did so in the same unremarkable fashion as the ones immediately preceding it. Most of the improvements coach …
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
Hobbled Cougars fall to No. 9 Arizona State in Presley’s final game
SEATTLE – Fighting off injuries to its star guards, Washington State couldn’t match No. 9 Arizona State’s shooting in the second half and the Sun Devils pulled away for a …
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
Cougs can’t finish what they start at Pauley
LOS ANGELES – As the expectation of defeat gives way to the hope of victory, Washington State’s basketball players are experiencing a new kind of postgame pain: The kind that …
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015
Cougs headed to Bruins’ den
LOS ANGELES – The final road game for Washington State this season comes against an opponent the Cougars typically go decades at a time without beating away from home. And, …
MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2015
Andrews’ 3-pointer lifts Huskies over Cougars
PULLMAN – The emotions moving through the Washington State players and fans after an 87-84 loss to Washington on Sunday were those of disbelief, confusion and, ultimately, exasperation. The Cougars …
SUNDAY, FEB. 22, 2015
Cougars men expect to face quicker Huskies team tonight in Pullman
PULLMAN – Since Washington State beat Washington in Pac-12 men’s basketball in Seattle two months ago, the Huskies have seen their NCAA tournament hopes flushed, booted their best player and …
MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015
To progress, Cougs can’t ignore loss
PULLMAN – In the last episode of Baby Steps Toward a Basketball Renaissance, Dexter Kernich-Drew had just gutted Arizona State with an implausible shot and delirium ruled at Friel Court. …
MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015
Cougs give Daugherty 400th win
Lia Galdeira scored 23 points on and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Washington State to a 61-52 win over Utah in Salt Lake City on Sunday, giving coach June …
MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015
No. 7 Arizona has its way with Cougars
PULLMAN – It’s been a blessing for Washington State to only face Arizona one time during each of the past two seasons. Whether the games are played in Tucson or …
SUNDAY, FEB. 15, 2015, 8:59 P.M.
Blanchette: To progress, Cougs can’t shrug off losses like this
In the last episode of Baby Steps Toward a Basketball Renaissance, Dexter Kernich-Drew had just gutted Arizona State with an implausible shot and delirium ruled at Friel Court.
SUNDAY, FEB. 15, 2015
No. 7 Arizona will test WSU’s defense tonight in Pullman
PULLMAN – Washington State survived in Friday’s win over Arizona State despite a defense that continues to frustrate coach Ernie Kent. If anything can motivate the Cougars to make the …
SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 2015
Washington State beats Arizona State 74-71 behind Dexter Kernich-Drew’s 27 points
PULLMAN—Throughout Friday’s game Dexter Kernich-Drew buried shots that surprised the fans who had more or less written off the senior’s dwindling career as one of little and infrequent impact. But …
MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2015
Oregon applauds Kent then dismantles his WSU team
EUGENE – The University of Oregon was more than happy to arrange all the trappings of a warm welcome for Ernie Kent in his first return to Eugene as a …
MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2015
Oregon State take another comeback win over WSU
PULLMAN – Twice No. 7 Oregon State has fallen behind by double digits against Washington State this season, and each time the Beavers have come back to win the game. …
SUNDAY, FEB. 8, 2015, 10:30 P.M.
Oregon whips WSU in Kent’s return
The University of Oregon was more than happy to arrange all the trappings of a warm welcome for Ernie Kent in his first return to Eugene as a rival coach.
SUNDAY, FEB. 8, 2015, 9:31 P.M.
OSU women stage another comeback win against WSU
Twice No. 7 Oregon State has fallen behind by double digits against Washington State this season, and each time the Beavers have come back to win the game.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015
Oregon State holds off WSU to improve to 13-0 at home
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Washington State blinked first during a defensive standoff with Oregon State, allowing a scoring spurt late in the game that was just enough for the Beavers to …
SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015
Clutch Cougars team up to post upset of Cardinal
PULLMAN – With about seven minutes left in the duel between Chasson Randle and DaVonte Lacy that served as a proxy competition for the matchup between Stanford and Washington State, …
SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2015
Tempo the key for Cougars against Buffaloes
BOULDER, Colo. – Washington State may have dropped a pair of games against the Pac-12’s top two defenses, but the Cougars’ recent slide is nothing compared to what Colorado’s going …
FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015, 8:45 P.M.
Cougars face slumping Colorado
Washington State may have dropped a pair of games against the Pac-12’s top two defenses, but the Cougars’ recent slide is nothing compared to what Colorado’s going through.
THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015
No. 12 Utah takes advantage of Washington State turnovers
SALT LAKE CITY – As the coaches emptied their benches while the final minutes played out in No. 12 Utah’s 86-64 victory over Washington State, the Utah student section chanted …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015
Cougars face difficult road test against No. 12 Utes
PULLMAN – A good offense, great defense, hostile crowd and an opponent coming home after its first Pac-12 loss will likely make Washington State’s game tonight at Utah its toughest …