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Washington State forward Robert Franks gestures after scoring a basket against Arizona during the second half  Feb. 9  in Tucson, Ariz. Washington State won 69-55. (Rick Scuteri / AP)

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Robert Franks scores 34 again, Washington State beats Arizona 69-55

Robert Franks matched his career high for the second straight game with 34 points and Washington State ended a 13-game losing streak against Arizona by beating the Wildcats 69-55 on Saturday night. Washington State (10-4, 3-8 Pac-12) swept the Arizona schools on the road for the first time since the 2006-07 season and won in Tucson for the first time since Jan. 8, 2010.

Washington State forward CJ Elleby  looks to pass after recovering a turnover as Arizona State forward Zylan Cheatham  looks on during the second half  Thursday  in Tempe, Ariz. (Matt York / AP)

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Five impressions: How Robert Franks, Marvin Cannon and strong perimeter D helped Washington State stun Arizona State in Tempe

Even if the result doesn’t change the course of their season, it gave the Cougars their first win outside of Beasley Coliseum and broke up a stretch that had seen them lose 11 of their previous 12 games. WSU now sits at 9-14 overall and 2-8 in the Pac-12 going into Saturday’s game against Arizona (14-9, 5-5) at the McKale Center (4:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks).

Washington State forward Marvin Cannon  celebrates his dunk against Arizona State during the first half  Thursday  in Tempe, Ariz. (Matt York / AP)

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Washington State gets hot hand in the desert, stuns Arizona State 91-70

TEMPE, Ariz. – Robert Franks Jr. matched his career high with 34 points and Washington State stunned Arizona State with a dominant 91-70 victory over the Sun Devils on Thursday night. The Cougars (9-14, 2-8 Pac-12) snapped a five-game losing ...

Southern California guard Jonah Mathews  shoots as Washington State forward Marvin Cannon  defends during the first half Saturday  in Pullman. (Pete Caster / AP)

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

USC opens hot, outlasts Washington State to finish line for 93-84 victory

Even in a few of their worst losses this season, the Washington State Cougars have usually played 15-20 minutes of spirited basketball before watching a taller, stronger and more skilled Pac-12 opponent unleash a mighty scoring run to put the game out of reach.

Washington State forward CJ Elleby  dribbles while defended by UCLA guard Kris Wilkes during the second half  Wednesday  in Pullman. (Young Kwak / AP)

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Washington State, USC looking to reboot their offenses Saturday at Beasley Coliseum

Five teams sit between USC (12-9, 5-3) and Washington State (8-13, 1-7) in the league standings entering a 4 p.m. showdown at Beasley Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks), but while their season trajectories might differ, the Trojans and Cougars also share similar objectives entering their ninth Pac-12 game.

Washington State head men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent talks to his team during a timeout Sunday during the first half  against Oregon  in Eugene. (Chris Pietsch / AP)

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Following two more road losses, Washington State looking to recapture its rhythm at home against UCLA

In a season that’s becoming more and more about the silver linings, WSU can still fall back on its play at Beasley Coliseum. The level of competition considered, the Cougars are still 8-1 there and have two more opportunities at home this week, hosting UCLA (11-9, 4-3) on Wednesday (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks) and USC (12-8, 5-2) on Saturday (4 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

Washington State Oregon's Ehab Amin, left, and Payton Pritchard battle Washington State's Robert Franks Jr. for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan 27, 2019, in Eugene. (Chris Pietsch / AP)

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Cougars start hot but fall to Oregon 78-58

EUGENE – A timely chalk talk with Bill Walton inspired Oregon’s Kenny Wooten to check out the Hall of Famer’s moves. The video session then played a part in Wooten’s best offensive game of the season for the struggling Ducks. ...

Washington State's Chanelle Molina scored 12 points in Sunday’s loss. (Stephen Brashear / File/AP)

No. 9 Oregon State women defeat WSU 52-35

PULLMAN – The bricks piled up for both No. 9 Oregon State and Washington State, but the Beavers shot and defended a bit better. Mikayla Pivec had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Oregon State beat Washington State 52-35 for ...

Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson slides around Washington State’s Ahmed Ali during the first half Thursday  in Corvallis, Ore. (Amanda Loman / AP)

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Oregon State dominates on the boards in defeating Washington State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 22 points, with four 3-pointers, six rebounds and seven assists, as Oregon State defeated Washington State 90-77 on Thursday night. Tres Tinkle had 21 points and four steals and Ethan Thompson added 20 ...

Washington State guard Jervae Robinson (1) and forward Robert Franks (3) celebrate after California coach Wyking Jones called a timeout during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 82-59. (Pete Caster / AP)

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Robert Franks fuels Washington State with 24 points in dominant 82-59 win over Cal

Fully healed from the hip injury that kept him off the court for almost a month, Robert Franks helped Washington State repair many of its own wounds Thursday night at Beasley Coliseum – most of them on the offense end – and guided the Cougars to a dominant 82-59 win over the Golden Bears in a matchup of the only two teams without a Pac-12 win.

Washington State forward Robert Franks  attempts a shot as Idaho forward Jared Rodriguez  defends during the second half  Dec. 5  in Pullman. (Pete Caster / AP)

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

After four-game absence, Washington State’s Robert Franks cleared to play against Cal

Either the Cougars (7-9, 0-3) or Golden Bears (5-11, 0-4) will claim their first Pac-12 win and end an extended losing streak when the teams go head to head in Pullman (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks). WSU rides a six-game skid into its Pac-12 home opener and Cal has dropped each of its last five contests. They’re the only two Pac-12 teams without a league win.

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Previous game:
Oregon State 92, WSU 67

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