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Butler duo dumps Cougars

Butler's Kellen Dunham scored eight points in the final 2:09 and Butler defeated Washington State 76-69 on Thursday in an opening round game of the Old Spice Classic.

WSU faces Butler in Old Spice Classic opener today

PULLMAN – The Washington State basketball team won’t be home for Thanksgiving this year. Instead the Cougars have traveled all the way to Orlando, Fla., to take part in the Old Spice Classic. “In this business you spend most Thanksgivings with your team,” coach Ken Bone said. “This will be an enjoyable one because we have a great group of kids that like hanging out with each other.”

Cougars go cold in loss to TCU

PULLMAN – It’s not easy for any basketball team to win when it goes a quarter of the game without scoring. Washington State learned that lesson on Sunday, falling 64-62 to visiting Texas Christian University. The Cougars (2-2) jumped out to an early 6-2 lead with 16:48 remaining in the first half. They wouldn’t score again until D.J. Shelton hit a pair of free throws after just over 10 minutes had passed off the clock, putting the Cougars in a an 18-6 hole.

First-half drought costs WSU at the end

It’s not easy for any basketball team to win when it goes an entire quarter of the game without scoring. Washington State learned that lesson on Sunday, falling 64-62 to visiting Texas Christian University.

Garfield’s Isabell headed for WSU

PULLMAN – Tramaine Isabell of Seattle’s Garfield High School signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Washington State on Thursday – the second day of the November signing period – although the school has not yet received the letter as of Thursday night.  Isabell is the only known Class of 2014 player to have committed to the Cougars.

Garfield’s Isabell headed for WSU

Tramaine Isabell of Seattle’s Garfield High School signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Washington State on Thursday – the second day of the November signing period – although the school has not yet received the letter as of Thursday night.

Cougars come through in close opener

PULLMAN – The Washington State basketball team wasn’t as crisp or efficient as coach Ken Bone would have liked in its 62-56 season-opening win over Cal State Bakersfield. Still, after losing 10 games by five or fewer points last season, the coach was happy the team was able to win a close one.

WSU big man D.J. Shelton has put weight of Cougars’ season on his shoulders

PULLMAN – A day after Washington State’s 64-62 loss to Washington in the first round of last season’s Pac-12 tournament, D.J. Shelton was in the weight room. It was the first step in a transformative offseason that has seen the forward add more than 25 pounds to his frame. “I changed my body a lot. I was 230 pounds last year, now I’m like 256,” Shelton said.

Cougars slog through exhibition

Washington State’s 93-56 victory over Central Washington was a sloppy, foul-filled affair that was never much of a contest. In short, it was an exhibition game.

Defense put on defensive by new college basketball rules

For basketball fans that find the shriek of a referee’s whistle as unwelcome as the caterwauling of newborn twins on a redeye flight, it might be better to just sit out this college basketball season.