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Seattle University defeats Washington State’s men’s basketball team for first time since 1978-79 season

Terrell Brown scored a game-high 20 points, with eight coming in the final 86 seconds, and Seattle University held off Washington State 78-69 in nonconference men’s basketball play Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Washington State coach Ernie Kent signs pair of Juco players with Division I experience

The Juco influence on this particular WSU team is heavy and it’ll be even more so in 2019-20 after Kent inked two JC players Wednesday, getting signatures from Daron Henson …


Behind 17 3-pointers, Washington State pounds New Hope Christian 138-63 in exhibition

The fresh nets at Beasley got plenty of use Sunday, as WSU pumped in 17 3-pointers – on 27 attempts – connecting on 62 percent from beyond the arc. Exhibition …


WSU men open with 138-63 win in exhibition against New Hope Christian

Slovenian freshman forward Aljaz Kunc scored 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Washington State cruised past New Hope Christian 138-63 in an exhibition game Sunday in Pullman.


Washington State men: Cougars are bigger, but will they be better?

In the past, Washington State hasn’t always had the size, the length and the athleticism to combat the Pac-12’s elite big men, but this season the Cougars should at least …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Expectations low for Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars in Pac-12 women’s basketball preseason poll

Per the Pac-12 preseason poll, the great state of Washington doesn’t have much to offer in the way of women’s college basketball this season. The state of Oregon, on the …


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.