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Video: Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent news conference Dec. 5

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent reflects on Saturday’s loss to UC Davis and talks about Wednesday’s rivalry game at Idaho.

Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post UC Davis

Cougars coach Ernie Kent discusses his team’s play following an 81-67 defeat to UC Davis that marked WSU’s first loss of the season.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Robert Franks pours in career-high 32 points, but sluggish start dooms Washington State in first loss of season

Many of Washington State’s opponents have fallen into the same trap this season. They play their best basketball in the first half, enter the break feeling good about the cushion …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post practice Nov. 29

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent reflects on the Wooden Legacy and previews Saturday’s game against UC Davis.

Malachi Flynn, Washington State find their mark from three-point land at Wooden Legacy

The Cougars are making more 3-pointers per game than 345 other Division I college basketball programs across the United States, and they’re doing it at a 41.7 percent clip.

Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent news conference Nov. 28

Cougars basketball coach Ernie Kent talks about winning the Wooden Legacy, the play of sophomore point guard Malachi Flynn and the importance of drawing student support for the next home …

Five takeaways from the Wooden Legacy: Cougars roll to tournament title behind strong play from Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks

The Washington State football team lost in the Apple Cup, but a new piece of hardware arrived in Pullman last weekend anyway.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017

Robert Franks encroaches on triple-double as Washington State routs Idaho State, improves to 3-0

It’s naïve to think they can make the game look this easy all the time, so the Washington State Cougars made sure to revel in the best moments of their …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Carter Skaggs pours in 26 points – on seven 3s – to lead Washington State past Seattle U

Skaggs got toasty in the second half of the nonleague game and paced the Cougars in a 75-59 win over Seattle U at Beasley Coliseum.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Video: Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent news conference Nov. 7

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent reflects on the exhibition win over Saint Martin’s and briefs the media on the team’s season opener against Texas Southern on Sunday.

Video: Washington State coach Ernie Kent post Saint Martin’s

Cougars coach Ernie Kent discusses his team’s exhibition win over Division II Saint Martin’s Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Behind Robert Franks’ double-double, WSU overcomes sluggish start to edge Saint Martin’s in exhibition

Rebounding and scoring are two voids the Cougars desperately need to fill in the post-Josh Hawkinson era, and Ernie Kent’s team got plenty of both from Franks, who posted 32 …

Ernie Kent cranking up the pace as Washington State enters 2017-18 season

For all the time they spend wearing down their bodies with shuttle sprints, hill runs and VersaClimber intervals, the Washington State Cougars probably had their most exhaustive cardio program of …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

Video: Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent news conference Oct. 31

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent talks about preparing to start the season.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Video: Ernie Kent discusses Cougars, NCAA investigation during Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day

Washington State’s head basketball coach visited with Pac-12 media Thursday afternoon in San Francisco during the league’s media day.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Washington State fills scholarship with addition of junior college transfer

Ernie Kent filled one of Washington State basketball’s two remaining scholarships Thursday with the signing of Carter Skaggs, a junior college transfer from Florida’s Chipola College.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

Top basketball recruit Roberto Gittens to attend JC, not WSU this fall

The crown jewel of Washington State’s 2017 basketball recruiting class won’t suit up for the Cougars this season.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Cougars to open Wooden Legacy with St. Joe’s on Thanksgiving

Washington State men’s hoops will open the 2017 Wooden Legacy tournament on Thanksgiving Day with a first-round contest against Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph’s, ESPN Regional Television announced Tuesday.

UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017

WSU’s Ernie Kent adds gem to coaching staff

Ernie Kent added yet another talent collector to his basketball staff, announcing that Elwyn McRoy has been hired as the Washington State men’s basketball team’s recruiting coordinator.

WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent welcomes the next generation

On Monday, June 12, Ernie Kent became a grandfather. His son, Marcus Taylor Kent, and daughter-in-law, Laura Marie Kent, gave birth to eight-pound, 20-inch Taylor Marie Kent.

UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

Washington State adds year to men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent’s contract

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos has enacted a rollover clause in men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent’s contract, keeping Kent in Pullman at least five more years.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017

Seniors make most of their night as Cougars defeat Huskies to sweep season series

Washington State outdid the normal Senior Day conventions to send off its four departing players before their final home game, which was a gratifying 79-71 win over Washington to complete …

Ernie Kent’s grand plan at Washington State is point-guard centric

When Ernie Kent was the coach at Oregon he achieved enough success to become a national name and his era was primarily associated with a pair of point guards.

Washington State men make big strides against Utah but fall short late in game

The Washington State men’s basketball team made a stunning turnaround in their second shot at Utah. But coming close is less satisfying than it was in previous weeks.

Washington State again falls short of the upset, losing to No. 11 UCLA

Once again Washington State proved surprisingly sticky while a top-team tried to shake them. And once again the Cougars were just a little too sloppy to spring an upset, falling …

Tacoma pipeline: Ernie Kent’s Cougars cashing in on emerging South Sound talent pool

Ernie Kent and Curtis Allen sat in the Tacoma recruit’s living room, and Kent tried to convince the young basketball star to come play for his program. Just like usual, …

WSU ends first half of Pac-12 play with a win at Arizona State

Prior to Sunday’s game at Arizona State, Washington State coach Ernie Kent pulled aside Ike Iroegbu and Josh Hawkinson and said he needed them to step up and carry their …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Charles Callison’s career-best 30 points help Washington State men outlast Colorado in overtime

A career day by Charles Callison was just enough to get the Cougars back on the winning track against their perennial nemesis.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Utes hand Cougars historic loss in Pullman

School was canceled at Washington State on Wednesday. Pity the Cougars that the snow and ice were not enough to prevent their game against Utah. At least there was one …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

Cougars come close but fall at California after late charging call

With a surging California team playing at home in front of a loud team, Washington State coach Ernie Kent decided to eschew overtime and play for the win.