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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.

Cougars take on Lamar, Knight

Men’s basketball: The first two opponents for the Washington State men’s basketball team may be midmajors, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have big-name coaches. After facing former SEC coach …

WSU retains Bone without ‘to-do list’

There was no ultimatum issued by Washington State athletic director Bill Moos to men’s basketball coach Ken Bone. But Bone, who met with Moos on Wednesday and will return to …

Moos, Bone to review season

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said on his weekly radio show Monday that he plans to meet with men’s basketball coach Ken Bone next week to discuss the future …

WSU’s losing streak hits nine

SEATTLE – It’s been more than a month now since Washington State won a basketball game. And after the Cougars welcomed March in the same manner in which they slogged …

Cougars suffer agonizing loss to Huskies

Brock Motum sat with his head down, his 6-foot-10 frame enveloping a small set of stairs inside Beasley Coliseum’s drab concourse, before taking questions by himself in the media room.

WSU eases past Eastern in opener

PULLMAN – Sometimes basketball is a simple game. At least it was Saturday evening at Beasley Coliseum.

WSU rolls over EWU in Cougars’ season opener

Washington State shot nearly 55 percent from the floor, Eastern Washington less than 35. And that simple statistic was at the nub of the Cougars’ 88-69 season-opening nonconference victory over …

WSU guard Mike Ladd plays through pain

If Mike Ladd is one of the toughest players on Washington State’s roster, he is also one of the most honest. He knows his right thumb is hurting, just as …

Blanchette: Motum deserves huge shout-out

PULLMAN – A defender overcommitted high above the key and suddenly a lane to the hoop as wide as the Brisbane River opened up for Brock Motum. Almost as spectacular …

Motum’s big night ignites Cougars

PULLMAN – A quick start wasn’t surprising, considering Washington State’s opponent on Thursday night. But after lowly USC charged back from a seven-point deficit to take an early lead, WSU …

WSU’s Aden out for the season

PULLMAN – Faisal Aden used his crutches to walk across Washington State’s campus on Tuesday, a brace engulfing most of his left leg. This, unfortunately, is how Aden will finish …

WSU’s Aden out for the season

Senior guard Faisal Aden will miss the remainder of Washington State’s season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

Aden won’t play vs. ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Washington State Cougars will be without one of their best scorers when they face Arizona State at 2 p.m. today at Wells Fargo Arena. Senior guard …

Arizona hits 15 3-pointers to bury Cougars

TUCSON, Ariz. – This was a loss the Washington State Cougars might feel for a while. The game didn’t go so well, either.

Cougs failing boards

PULLMAN – Coach Ken Bone says at times it’s a matter of simply being outmanned. Brock Motum thinks Washington State just needs to box out better in its 2-3 zone.

No easy solution for WSU’s rebounding struggles

PULLMAN – Coach Ken Bone says at times it’s a matter of simply being outmanned. Brock Motum thinks Washington State just needs to box out better in its 2-3 zone. …

Who are the real Cougs? Stay tuned

The scripture coming from the athletic director’s office at Washington State is that Spokane is important to the Cougars. Well, OK. If he says so.

Oregon blows out WSU in Pac-12 opener

A week ago the Oregon Ducks struggled to score 55 points in a home win over Stephen F. Austin. Twenty-five seconds into the second half Thursday night, the Ducks blew …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 29, 2011

Red-hot Ducks blow out Cougars in Spokane

Olu Ashaolu scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as hot-shooting Oregon beat Washington State 92-75 on Thursday in the Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball opener for both teams played at …

WSU men have luxury of depth at guard

If there was one thing Washington State basketball fans could count on the first two years of Ken Bone’s coaching career, it was Reggie Moore and Klay Thompson would be …

WSU coasts past Pepperdine in Seattle

SEATTLE – After seven Cougar Hardwood Classics at KeyArena, host Washington State is still perfect. Although the seventh win – 67-56 over Pepperdine before 9,831 on Thursday – wasn’t anywhere …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 22, 2011

WSU coasts past Pepperdine in Seattle

After seven Cougar Hardwood Classics at KeyArena, host Washington State is still perfect.

Hardwood Classic brings back memories for Bone

Washington State basketball coach Ken Bone knows the area around Seattle’s Key Arena well.

Three rejoin Cougars, who are on roll

The Cougars have put together a winning streak without three key players, including captain Abe Lodwick, who are all expected back for Sunday’s game.

Blanchette: WSU, EWU take away different lessons

From the debris here Saturday afternoon emerged two telling details, one mathematical and the other metaphorical.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 3, 2011

WSU rips EWU in men’s basketball

Charlie Enquist scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Washington State past Eastern Washington 75-49 on Saturday.

EWU, WSU play at Friel

PULLMAN – Just call it being neighborly. Washington State begins a week of facing two of its closest basketball neighbors today by hosting Eastern Washington, a school it’s played 64 …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 30, 2011

WSU men rout Grambling

PULLMAN – Despite all the buzz on the Washington State campus over the hiring of football coach Mike Leach, not a lot of that transferred to Beasley Coliseum.