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Washington State Cougars basketball outlook

RECORD: 10-4 overall, 0-2 Pac-10 COMING UP: Today vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m.; Saturday vs. Oregon, 7:30 p.m. (FSN).


WSU’s Moore cited

WSU basketball player Reggie Moore is cited for two misdemeanor drug counts. He will play in tonight’s game against Oregon State.


Trojans hold off Cougars in wild finish

LOS ANGELES – For those of you wondering what would happen to this edition of the Washington State men’s basketball team if it shots weren’t falling, here’s your answer. The …


One more stop before home

LOS ANGELES – DeAngelo Casto and his teammates are tired of the road. Tired of being away from friends and family, tired of hotel rooms, tired of riding buses. They’re …


Bruins dominate 2nd half to beat Cougs

LOS ANGELES – Headed into the locker room at halftime, Washington State’s Cougars had a bounce in their step. An explosive 4-minute run had given them an eight-point edge as …


Blanchette: Cougs primed to win elusive Pac-10 title

In the interests of full disclosure, it should be pointed out that just 50 weeks ago in this space, the following question was posed: Why can’t Washington State win the …


WSU team a lot like last junior group that excelled

PULLMAN – The similarities are interesting. Maybe not to the eerie level, but interesting nonetheless.


Butler uses 15-0 run to bury Cougars in tourney title game

The Butler Bulldogs rode sophomore Gordon Hayward and a strong supporting cast on a magical drive to the NCAA title game last season, coming up a basket short against Duke. …


Butler clobbers Cougars in second half to win easily

The Butler Bulldogs rode sophomore Gordon Hayward and a strong supporting cast on a magical drive to the NCAA title game last season, coming up a basket short against Duke. …


WSU squanders big lead before snaring Bears

HONOLULU – Washington State headed for the Hawaiian Islands and the Diamond Head Classic this week wanting to make a statement. The Cougars made three big ones Thursday, and now …


WSU catches fire in second half to dispatch Mississippi State

Tuesday evening, Marcus Capers put on a show for his 21st birthday, taking center stage during a hula dance at the Diamond Head Classic’s pretournament show. Wednesday morning, Washington State’s …


WSU’s good tourney showing may open nation’s eyes

A little more than two years ago, Washington State opened a basketball tournament in Newark, N.J. against Mississippi State. Today the Cougars (8-1) will open a basketball tournament in Honolulu …


Basketball notebook: Daugherty’s Cougars improve

June Daugherty isn’t judging her team by wins – yet. The Washington State women’s basketball team didn’t pick up as many Ws in the preseason as the coach had hoped …


Cougs come back to beat Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – For 39 minutes, 24 seconds Sunday night, the Santa Clara Broncos were perfect from the free-throw line. Thirty attempts, 30 makes. But with less than a …


Capers, WSU junior, rises to challenge on court

PULLMAN – There are bookends to Marcus Capers’ Washington State basketball career. On one end is a typical practice his first year, when then-coach Tony Bennett would regularly chew on …


Cougs display flashes of recent elite teams

PULLMAN – Going into tonight’s matchup with Texas-Pan American in the Spokane Arena, it can be said Washington State has been here before. And you would have more than one …


Blanchette: WSU sends humbled Zags back to drawing board

PULLMAN – On the bright side for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, at least the scoreboard at their arena works. Not that the Zags seem to have much need for it this …


WSU gets chance to show Zags it knows how to close out games

PULLMAN – It was just another friendly game between two schools some 80 miles apart. Game No. 144 in a rivalry that stretches back more than 100 years.


Wildcats offer WSU tough test

PULLMAN – When it comes to tonight’s visit by fifth-ranked Kansas State here to face Washington State in the Pac-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series, the Cougars’ fans have one question. WSU …


WSU jumps out to 27-0 lead and cruises

PULLMAN – It was cold outside of Beasley Coliseum on Tuesday night, though nothing like it was inside for visiting Sacramento State. Frigid might be a better word, at least …


Area roundup: Redmon helps Gonzaga edge WSU

Katelan Redmon hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining to give Gonzaga a 67-65 women’s basketball victory over Washington State on Sunday at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu. …


Thompson, Aden lead Cougars past Fresno St.

FRESNO. Calif. – Washington State men’s basketball coach Ken Bone doesn’t like the term, but he knows it’s been bantered around about his Cougars team. The Big Three. It refers …


Cougars looking for inside help

FRESNO, Calif. – Peruse the Washington State season statistics and something is just-polished-glass clear. The Cougars’ offense is revolving around its guards.


Cougars still perfect in Seattle

SEATTLE – The bottom line Tuesday night: Washington State was able to stay perfect in six Cougar Hardwood Classics, the school’s annual basketball foray here. But it took a nearly …


Cougs face ‘local’ visitor at KeyArena

SEATTLE – The opponents for Washington State’s 6-year-old Cougar Hardwood Classic in KeyArena have been a varied lot. From the well-known (Louisiana State last season) to the obscure (The Citadel), …


Cougars outgun Vandals at Beasley Coliseum

PULLMAN – Washington State had two opponents it had to overcome Tuesday night before 6,024 fans at Beasley Coliseum. One was the Idaho Vandals, the Cougars’ rival from down the …


WSU, Idaho collide for the 265th time

PULLMAN – They may not play in football anymore, but Washington State and Idaho still meet every year on the basketball court. And the 265th game in the 104-year rivalry …


Four Cougs score in double figures in victory

PULLMAN – Forty minutes into the season, Washington State sophomore guard Marcus Capers can already sense the difference from a year ago. Klay Thompson doesn’t feel as much pressure to …


Cougars follow recent trend by oversigning

PULLMAN – This season’s Washington State men’s basketball roster is missing one word. Senior.


Lacy commits to WSU

PULLMAN – Devonte Lacy, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound combo guard from Curtis High in Tacoma, is the first player to commit to Washington State’s 2011 basketball recruiting class. Lacy attended WSU’s …