In the second half, however, the Cougars rediscovered the flow and rhythm that has characterized their wins so far this year. They pushed a five-point halftime edge to as much as 32 points, and they finished shooting a respectable 45 percent for the game, 27 of 60.
As a lead that had reached 31 points melted to 12 late in the second half, it highlighted what a different team Washington State is without Robert Franks on the floor. But the Cougars drew the line there and held off Cal Poly for an 84-70 win Monday, which put a spotlight, as well, on what coach Ernie Kent believes is a special defensive unit.
Morgan Bertsch scored 34 points and UC Davis beat Washington State 75-62 on Sunday in Pullman. Borislava Hristova scored 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting and Chanelle Molina added 15 points but the Cougars made only 3 of 17 3-point attempts. ...
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 of Salt Lake Community College and Ryan Murphy of New Mexico Junior College.
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 games aren’t counted officially, but the Cougars fell one 3 short of the school’s single-game record of 18.
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. Another freshman, Cj Elleby, had 10 rebounds along with 14 points with eight ...
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 other hand, could provide the winner of the 2018 Pac-12 title.
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 at Key Arena on Nov. 14 and neutral-site games against Montana State at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Dec. 9 and against Santa Clara at Spokane Arena on Dec. 29.
PULLMAN – Tim Marrion, who’s been a fixture for the Washington State men’s basketball program under its last two head coaches, has been elevated to assistant coach, the school announced Thursday. Marrion had previously served as the program’s coordinator of ...
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 designations.
PULLMAN – 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. Ex-Cougars guard Ike Iroegbu signed with Science City Jena on Thursday, his ...
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 will host the first two games of the event at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman before traveling to Vegas for the final two.
Former Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu will put on a familiar jersey this week at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Iroegbu, a Sacramento, California, native who began his high school career in nearby Elk Grove, was ...
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 one he felt was too good to pass up.
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 – and nearly doubled his rebounding average, with 6.3 boards per game.
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 game. Ali once scored 103, on 22 made 3-pointers.
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 on the NCAA Tournament twice since 2010. Flynn will have to sit out one season per NCAA rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining.