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Bennett shows emotional side

PULLMAN – The whistle blew. Play stopped. Official Bill Kennedy walked toward the scorer’s table. He held up one finger, indicating the foul was on Washington State freshman scorer Klay …


Cougars visit Gaels in NIT

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars got their wish. Their season will continue in the 32-team National Invitation Tournament. But their first test, Saint Mary’s, isn’t anyone’s dream opponent. And, …


Cougars tapped for NIT

Washington State got its wish. The Cougars will take their 17-15 record into the NIT, facing St. Mary’s Tuesday night in Moraga, Calif., at 8 p.m.


Cougs wait by phone

PULLMAN – The news will come down sometime this evening. Washington State University’s men’s basketball team will continue its season. Where, when and in which of three postseason tournaments – …


Bruins settle score

LOS ANGELES – Over the past few weeks, Washington State has avoided what had been its Achilles’ heel most of the season – the long scoring drought. It came back …


Cougs cruise again

LOS ANGELES – Once a formula works, why mess with it? Washington State didn’t Wednesday night, and the result was a 62-40 victory over Oregon in the first round of …


Ducks could be dangerous for Cougs

LOS ANGELES – It will be a battle of wills and ways. Whoever can play their way will probably impose their will.


Rochestie All-Pac-10

PULLMAN – Three Washington State men’s basketball players earned Pac-10 honors Monday, including senior guard Taylor Rochestie, who was named to the conference’s first team. “We wouldn’t be where we …


Pac-10 tourney presents challenge for Cougars

PULLMAN – The first two seasons are done for the Washington State men’s basketball team. The non-conference season ended a couple of months ago. The Pac-10 regular season is also …


Huskies top Cougs, win Pac-10 title

SEATTLE – The record will show the Washington Huskies earned their first outright conference title since 1953 Saturday by defeating cross-state rival Washington State, 67-60. But put the emphasis on …


Upset sure wouldn’t hurt

SEATTLE – Three weeks ago, the outlook was dim. Today, it’s a lot brighter, but the light still may not illuminate the ultimate goal of the Washington State men’s basketball …


Klay didn’t get away from WSU

How was Klay Thompson, who is a lock to be named to the All-Pac-10 freshmen team next week, overlooked by so many West Coast schools? “He was a late bloomer …


Thompson becomes asset on defense

PULLMAN – Trailing Washington State 32-20 at halftime last month, Oregon State coach Craig Robinson knew he had to get his team back into the game quickly. So, coming out …


Rochestie’s 3 gives Cougs upset of ASU

PULLMAN – It may have been Senior Day on Saturday, but for 44 minutes and 57 seconds, it wasn’t the seniors’ day. Then Taylor Rochestie changed all that.


A Taylor-made perfect ending

PULLMAN – On the eve of Senior Day at Washington State, dinner for the team was at the coach’s house – which meant that Tony Bennett had to come up …


Rochestie’s three wins it

In the waning seconds of overtime, Taylor Rochestie put up a big, NBA three with his Cougars down by one. His aim, it turns out was perfect, and the Cougars …


Emotions aside, it’s big game

PULLMAN – It’s going to be emotional. There’s no way to avoid it. But the seniors Washington State will honor today in their final Beasley Coliseum appearance know they can’t …


Cougs pick apart Arizona in second half

PULLMAN – Even after the University of Arizona harried them into a 10-point loss almost a month ago in Tucson, the Washington State Cougars didn’t feel defeated. Frustrated, angry and …


Cougars top Wildcats

Taylor Rochestie scored 17 points as Washington State came back to beat Arizona 69-53 on Thursday night to keep alive the Cougars’ postseason basketball hopes.


WSU’s Harmeling frustrated by struggles

PULLMAN – Daven Harmeling has been to the heights and seen the sights. He’s visited the valleys. College basketball holds no surprises for him anymore. And yet, he wants more. …


At a glance: Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 14-13 overall, 6-9 Pac-10 COMING UP: Today vs. Arizona, 6 p.m., FSN; Saturday vs. Arizona State, 2 p.m., FSN


Cougs upset UCLA

LOS ANGELES – Maybe it was the way it started. Maybe it was the way it ended. But it was as if the guys who made it happen couldn’t accept …


Believe it or not!

LOS ANGELES – Maybe it was the way it started. Maybe it was the way it ended. But it was as if the guys who made it happen couldn’t accept …


Future returns at stake

LOS ANGELES – As Washington State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to pull within one against USC Thursday night, two freshmen played a surprisingly important role. Surprising because neither …


Cougars just don’t click

LOS ANGELES – This Washington State men’s basketball team can’t afford even a little slip in any facet of the game. The Cougars play on the razor’s edge, so a …


At a glance: Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 13-12 overall, 5-8 Pac-10. COMING UP: Today at USC, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at UCLA, noon, FSN


Cougars must overcome USC’s gimmicks on defense

LOS ANGELES – One of the simplest instruments to play in an elementary school band is the triangle. Hold it on the top, put a metal wand inside and bang …


WSU’s Thompson just getting warmed up

Freshman Klay Thompson is on a roll. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard has increased his Pac-10 scoring average to 15.2 points per game while hitting 51.4 percent of his 3-point attempts. …


Second-half lapse undoes Cougars

PULLMAN – Washington State’s postseason basketball hopes may have bled out all over Friel Court on Saturday. If they did, it was a death caused by a hundred back cuts.


Oregon State nips WSU

Washington State’s men’s basketball suffers a disappointing home loss to the Oregon State Beavers.