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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5 p.m.

Washington State basketball to play 11 games inside state lines during nonconference season

The Cougars will play eight true home games at Beasley Coliseum – including an exhibition –but 11 total in the state of Washington, with a road game against Seattle U …


Washington State elevates Tim Marrion to assistant coach

Marrion had previously served as the program’s coordinator of basketball operations for the last two seasons.


Washington State learns Pac-12 basketball pairings

Washington State will play three consecutive road games in Pac-12 Conference play before returning to Beasley Coliseum, the Cougars learned Monday when the league released its 2019 pairings and site …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Ike Iroegbu becomes second ex-Washington State player to join German club Science City Jena

Former Washington State basketball players aren’t necessarily an abundant species in Europe, but now two of them will be playing for the same German Bundesliga team.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Washington State to take part in pre-Christmas Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic

Drake, New Mexico State and San Diego will join the Cougars in Las Vegas for the final rounds of the tournament. All four teams are guaranteed four games and WSU …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Sacramento Kings add ex-Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu to Summer League roster

Former Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu will put on a familiar jersey this week at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Robert Franks came to decision to return to Washington State ‘the night before’ withdrawal deadline

Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was …


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.