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UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Passed over in NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Washington State’s Robert Franks playing with chips on their shoulders for Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins and Robert Franks come from different parts of the country, attended different colleges and essentially have taken different paths in their basketball careers.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Cougars start hot but fall to Oregon 78-58

Louis King scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half and Kenny Wooten had 20 to help Oregon rally past Washington State 78-58


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Washington State tops 100 points in win over CSUN

Freshman CJ Elleby scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds with four assists as Washington State beat Cal State Northridge 103-94 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Orange crush: Oregon State thumps Washington State for second time to close out regular season

When all is said and done, Washington State will finish the basketball season with wins over teams significantly more talented than the Oregon State squad the Cougars hosted Saturday afternoon …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018

First-half drought costs Washington State in 77-70 loss to Utah

Malachi Flynn scored 20 points, Robert Franks chipped in 18, but the other nine Cougars combined to score just 32 in a 77-70 loss to the Utes in front of …


WSU men, without injured Franks, lose to Oregon 84-57

Payton Pritchard had 19 points and 10 assists, and Troy Brown Jr. also had a double-double to lead Oregon past Washington State 84-57 on Sunday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Short turnaround gives Washington State minimal time to prep for DeAndre Ayton, Arizona

Tipoff between the Wildcats (18-4, 8-1) and the Cougars (9-11, 1-7) is at 7 p.m. and Pac-12 Networks will televise the only regular-season meeting between the teams.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Scoreless stretches bury Washington State in 18-point loss to rival Washington

Matisse Thybulle and Dominic Green each swished three triples, UW made 11 of 25 and the Huskies overwhelmed the Cougars with a few seismic runs to pull away with an …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017

Defense leads to offense as Washington State cruises past IUPUI 72-59 to get back on winning track

WSU avoided a fourth straight hiccup and the Cougars matched their best defensive outing of the season, stymieing IUPUI from start to finish in a comfortable victory at Beasley Coliseum.


Return of the Deadeye: Slimmed-down Robert Franks shapes up as key Washington State player

If Robert Franks ever wishes to re-enact his freshman season at Washington State, the third-year forward might spend practice wearing a 25-pound weight vest.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

Washington State, Idaho bring contrasting styles, winning records into 273rd Battle of the Palouse

Wednesday’s game is the 273rd between the border rivals and marks the 113th consecutive season the teams have met. WSU holds the series lead at 163-109.


WSU men rally from 22 points down to beat Texas Southern 86-84 in overtime in season opener

The improbable and the indomitable careened toward a dramatic finish as Washington State men’s basketball team clawed its way back from a deficit that reached 22 points in the first …


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.


Pac-12 Conference honors Washington State women’s basketball’s Chanelle Molin, Caila Hailey

Washington State freshman Chanelle Molin and junior Caila Hailey earned all-Pac 12 honorable mentions, the conference announced Tuesday.


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 …


Cougars on their way to better times under Kent

When the Washington State men’s basketball team’s season ended on Wednesday, it did so in the same unremarkable fashion as the ones immediately preceding it. Most of the improvements coach …


Cougars defeat Buffs

Lia Galdeira scored 27 points, Mariah Cooks chipped in 15 more and Washington State edged Colorado in a 73-68 comeback win Sunday in Pullman. Trailing by eight late in the …


Cougars fall hard in second half, lose to Stanford

Chasson Randle scored 17 of his 18 points in the second half and Stanford opened Pac-12 play with a 71-56 victory over Washington State on Friday.


Cougars host San Jose State on Sunday

Washington State will play in Pullman for the first time in more than two weeks today when the Cougars host San Jose State, a team that would love to have …


Idaho’s Connor Hill reflects on big win over Washington State

The next time Idaho senior Connor Hill sees his Washington State men’s basketball friends around the Palouse, he might be tempted to talk a little trash. In a friendly manner, …


Vandals reflect on breakthrough against rival WSU

he next time Idaho senior Connor Hill sees his Washington State men’s basketball friends around the Palouse, he might be tempted to talk a little trash.


Blanchette: Moos gets his man in Kent

What matters is whether Ernie Kent can do more than tread water at Washington State University. Or whether it’s reasonable to expect more than that on a sustained basis.


Leon Rice staying at Boise State

Boise State men’s basketball coach Leon Rice will not be Washington State’s next coach.


Former Coug back as a star for Aztecs

Xavier Thames left the Inland Northwest as the odd man out at point guard for the Washington State men’s basketball team. He returns as a senior and an All-American candidate …


Cal outlasts Cougars in OT

DaVonte Lacy and the Washington State Cougars poured in 13 3-pointers but Cal was equally hot from outside and just a speck better on Wednesday night, beating WSU 80-76 in …


Cougars hope to rebound

Although the Washington State has won just two of its last seven games, coach Ken Bone refuses to be hard on his team.


Cougars defeat Utah 49-46 at Pullman

It came down to the final shot but the Cougars pulled off the victory, beating the Utah Utes 49-46 on Sunday for their first Pac-12 win this season.


Cougars roll past Mississippi Valley State

Que Johnson scored 19 points and Royce Woolridge added 16 as Washington State routed Mississippi Valley State 85-48 on Saturday.


Zags reinvent themselves

Just in case we needed one, college basketball delivered a reminder Thursday night that there are no absolutes. In the matter of Gonzaga and Washington State, that means that as …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Gonzaga beats Washington State

Kevin Pangos had 27 points and Drew Barham added 17 to lead No. 13 Gonzaga past Washington State 90-74 on Thursday night.