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Washington State-Arizona State game preview

Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Yogi Roth preview a Week 7 battle between Washington State and Arizona State in Tempe. The Cougars and Sun Devils will meet for the first time since 2016 and are both coming off a bye week. Two weeks ago, WSU fell to Utah while ASU defeated Cal on the road. Catch the game at 12:30 p.m. PT/ 1:30 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Networks. – Pac-12 Networks

Player speeches after Utah loss could reflect new wave of leadership for Washington State

Before Leach and his assistant coaches showed up to an all-team meeting following the Utah loss, a few players used the down time to address their larger group of peers – an audience that included every offensive player, defensive player and specialist. The messages themselves were impactful, but maybe not as much as the mouths they came from.

Sun Devils looking to continue upward trajectory

Years one and two were for building. Bobby Hurley needed time to set the foundation and standards at Arizona State, recruit the right players. The third and fourth years were for taking the next step, winning more, establishing a tradition, reaching the NCAA Tournament.

Arizona State working on contract extension with Bobby Hurley

Arizona State and basketball coach Bobby Hurley are working on a contract extension to keep him in the desert. Hurley made the announcement on Twitter, thanking school President Michael Crow and athletic director Ray Anderson for entrusting him to lead the program. Hurley has led the Sun Devils to consecutive NCAA Tournaments

Arizona State’s Luguentz Dort declares for NBA draft

Arizona State freshman guard Luguentz Dort has declared for the NBA draft and will sign with an agent. Dort announced his decision on Twitter. Dort averaged 16.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game during his lone season in the desert.

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).

How we voted: Pac-12’s hoops slide continues as conference goes unrepresented in AP poll for first time since 2011-12

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down how he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.

Freshman Luguentz Dort shining for No. 20 Arizona State

Freshman guard Luguentz Dort is quickly making a name for himself at No. 20 Arizona State. Dort leads the Sun Devils in scoring and has put himself among college basketball’s best freshmen with a bruising, athletic style.

Two bye weeks, six road games on the docket for Washington State football in 2019

PULLMAN – The college football season will span across 14 weeks next year, meaning Washington State and each of its 11 Pac-12 Conference peers will have two bye weeks rather than one in 2019. The Cougars are preparing for their fourth consecutive bowl game under Mike Leach – the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl against Iowa State – but they got a glimpse of next season when the Pac-12 announced its full 2019 schedule Tuesday morning.