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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Washington State men’s basketball will open Pac-12 slate at home against USC, UCLA

The Cougars, led by first-year coach Kyle Smith, will also appear on Pac-12 Networks 20 times over the course of the season – including 12 times in conference play.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Montana, Seattle Pacific forward Tony Miller transfers to Washington State

First-year Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith moved quickly to fill the scholarship vacated by point guard Ahmed Ali.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Point guard Ahmed Ali leaves Washington State men’s basketball team

Ahmed Ali, a point guard on the Washington State men’s basketball team who entered the transfer portal before electing to stick it out with the Cougars, has left the program …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Former Washington State standout Craig Ehlo takes on new role in Cougars’ broadcast booth

Craig Ehlo, the former Washington State hoops standout who played 14 seasons in the NBA and now resides in Spokane County, will return to Pullman in a broadcasting role this …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State to host seven nonconference games during Kyle Smith’s debut season

The nonconference basketball schedule that Washington State will play in 2019 won’t be particularly challenging on paper and should present first-year coach Kyle Smith with numerous chances to notch victories …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:37 a.m.

In transition: A full breakdown of Washington State basketball’s roster transactions

Who’s in? Who’s out? With Washington State’s 2019-20 basketball roster finalized, we take a look at all of the offseason transactions, dividing it up by the returners (6), newcomers (8), …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Analysis: An in-depth look at the pieces of Washington State’s now finalized 2019-20 basketball roster

After months of acquisitions, departures and transfer portal uncertainty, new Washington State coach Kyle Smith can rest easy having finalized the Cougars’ 2019-20 roster.


Marvin Cannon, Ahmed Ali return to Washington State basketball, rounding out Kyle Smith’s roster

Ali and Cannon, junior college transfers who were recruited by former coach Ernie Kent, both entered the transfer portal and seemed intent on finding a new place to play when …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Seven-foot Ukrainian center Volodymyr Markovetskyy signs with Kyle Smith, Washington State

Volodymyr Markovetskyy of Truskavets, Ukraine, signed a letter of intent with Washington State Wednesday, giving new coach Kyle Smith his sixth recruit in two weeks, since Colorado State graduate transfer …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Highly coveted forward Kuany Kuany chooses Cal over Washington State, Nevada

Kuany, the three-star Australian big man who’d narrowed his list of finalists down to WSU, California and Nevada, made his highly-anticipated college commitment Thursday, choosing the Golden Bears over the …


Three-star forward Kuany Kuany committing to Washington State, Cal or Nevada Thursday

Wednesday, the 6-foot-10 forward from Prolific Prep (Napa, California) indicated on Twitter the Cougars, Golden Bears and Wolf Pack wouldn’t have to wait much longer, though it’s unclear which way …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Washington State lands signature from junior college, ex-Montana State point guard Isaac Bonton

After signing Colorado State grad transfer Deion James last week and O’Dea High product Noah Williams on Tuesday, Smith inked Casper College (Wyo.) transfer Isaac Bonton Wednesday afternoon, WSU announced …


Washington State, seven others to take part in 2019 Cayman Islands Classic tournament

Washington State’s basketball team will escape the frosty Palouse for the sunny Caribbean in late November to take part in the 2019 Cayman Islands Classic, the school announced Tuesday.


Marvin Cannon enters transfer portal one month after stating commitment to Washington State, Kyle Smith

Cannon, a springy junior college transfer who held the second-best free throw percentage in the Pac-12 last season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, The Spokesman-Review learned Tuesday through a …


Noah Williams, son of ex-Cougar standout Guy “The Fly” Williams, signs with Washington State

Kyle Smith and his vision for the Washington State basketball program has apparently struck a chord with one of the top players from Seattle’s highly-regarded Metro League.


Scholarship opens up for Kyle Smith, Washington State as wing Chance Moore leaves program

Chance Moore, a transfer forward who would’ve been eligible to play for the Cougars midway through the 2019-20 basketball season, is no longer with the program, a school spokesperson confirmed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

Australian point guard Ryan Rapp flips from San Francisco to Washington State

New Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith has flipped Australian point guard Ryan Rapp, two weeks after he signed a letter of intent with the University of San Francisco.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Colorado State graduate transfer forward Deion James becomes Kyle Smith’s first commit at Washington State

Kyle Smith’s first commitment as the Cougars’ new coach came when Deion James, a Colorado State graduate transfer forward, announced on Twitter Monday that he would be spending his final …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Washington State point guard signee Ryan Murphy requests release from letter of intent

A Washington State signee who’d previously voiced his commitment to Kyle Smith and the new regime of Cougar basketball has surprisingly requested a release from his letter of intent.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Jeff Pollard returns to Washington State after browsing transfer market: ‘I’m too much of a Coug to be anywhere else’

After mulling a transfer from Washington State, Jeff Pollard will return to the Cougars for his senior season, the forward announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Klay Thompson will join Steve Puidokas as only other basketball player to have number retired at Washington State

Eight years later, it’s still the most popular jersey at Washington State home basketball games and before long, Klay Thompson’s No. 1 will be hanging in the rafters at Beasley …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

Nineteen takeaways from the introduction of Washington State’s 19th basketball coach

Washington State formally introduced new basketball coach Kyle Smith in front of almost 100 school officials, fans and media members Monday afternoon in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

‘Hard work. Tough. Defense.’ The Kyle Smith era has officially begun at Washington State

With no less than five television cameras pointed at Marvin Cannon, and a few more voice recorders sprinkled in, the beads of sweat started forming on the Washington State sophomore’s …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

John Blanchette: Washington State’s hiring of Kyle Smith suggests determination more than desperation

If you look at the history – the raw numbers of history, at least – the easy conclusion to lunge at is that Washington State mixed some unconventional thinking in …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Washington State tabs Kyle Smith to restore long-dormant basketball program

One day after initial reports surfaced linking Kyle Smith to Washington State’s vacant men’s basketball job, the two sides have agreed to a long-term contract to make Smith the Cougars’ …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Report: Washington State to hire San Francisco’s Kyle Smith as men’s basketball coach

Washington State and San Francisco’s Kyle Smith are finalizing a deal that would make Smith the Cougars’ next basketball coach, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Mark Few’s 2018 coaching ranks with best of his 19 seasons at Gonzaga

A few of Mark Few’s pet peeves: Inquiries about the starting lineup, sweeping generalizations, and awards, all-conference, coach of the year, etc. So his input will be absent from this …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Gonzaga men set for another tough test from fourth-seeded Dons

You’ve been warned. “Great shooters, and the point guard (Frankie Ferrari) is playing great. Another game just like this,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, previewing Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal date …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

After rolling to a perfect WCC start, Gonzaga anticipates tough test from San Francisco

The game before the big game should be more competitive than Gonzaga’s first five WCC games. It almost has to be, considering the Zags have vanquished four of their five …


Instant replay: Nigel Williams-Goss torches San Francisco again

Nigel Williams-Goss took over against the Dons again, pouring in 30 points in the Zags’ 96-61 victory Thursday. A month and a half ago, the junior guard had a career-high …