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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Isaiah Pineiro scores 30; San Diego holds off Washington St., 82-75

Isaiah Pineiro scored a career-high 30 points and Olin Carter III added 18 to help San Diego hold on for an 82-75 win over Washington State in the Las Vegas …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Carter Sonneborn commits to Washington State basketball team

Another member of the reigning 4A state champion Gonzaga Prep basketball team has received an opportunity to play at the next level.


Robert Franks’ big night guides Washington State to nonconference men’s basketball win

Robert Franks scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season as Washington State beat Southern Illinois Edwardsville 89-73 in nonconference men’s basketball on Wednesday …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

With school-record 39 free throws, Washington State outlasts Rider 94-80 to stay unbeaten at home

Monday’s game against Rider, played in front of a sparse home crowd that numbered just 1,673 – but looked much smaller than that – could’ve been another bump in WSU’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent on transfer Arinze Chidom: ‘He has done everything we’ve asked him to do, I’m going to miss him’

Chidom announced late Thursday night in a Twitter post he intends to transfer from WSU, citing his desire to “find a new home to compete at and complete my education.”


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Washington State gives up 16 3-pointers, absorbs 95-90 loss to Montana State in Tri-Cities

Ernie Kent’s team failed on the promotional front Sunday against Montana State, and certainly on the basketball front, falling to the Bobcats 95-90 in front of 1,807 fans at the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

CJ Elleby, Robert Franks guide Washington State to 90-70 win over Idaho in Battle of the Palouse

Charged by a 22-point outing from their top scorer, Robert Franks, and 20 more from C.J. Elleby, a freshman who continues to look more comfortable in a crimson jersey, WSU …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

The Battle of the Palouse turns 114 when Washington State, Idaho meet on hardwood Wednesday

For the 114th time since 1906, the Cougars (4-2) and Vandals (3-4) will link up Wednesday night with regional bragging rights on the line. Tipoff at Beasley Coliseum is set …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

C.J. Bobbitt leads New Mexico State past Washington State 69-63

The Aggies, who have won four in a row, beat a Power Five team at home for the first time since a 75-71 win over Colorado on Nov. 27, 2002.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Washington State uses second-half spark to top Delaware State 80-52

In the second half, however, the Cougars rediscovered the flow and rhythm that has characterized their wins so far this year. They pushed a five-point halftime edge to as much …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Robert Franks, tough defense help Cougars hold off Cal Poly

As a lead that had reached 31 points melted to 12 late in the second half, it highlighted what a different team Washington State is without Robert Franks on the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Women’s basketball: UC Davis beats WSU in Pullman 75-62

Morgan Bertsch scored 34 points and UC Davis beat Washington State 75-62 on Sunday in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Washington State will have a Warrior pulling for them from afar: Klay Thompson

Prior to a recent road game in Dallas, the first thing Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson wanted to discuss was the Apple Cup game against Washington in Pullman on …


Seattle University defeats Washington State’s men’s basketball team for first time since 1978-79 season

Terrell Brown scored a game-high 20 points, with eight coming in the final 86 seconds, and Seattle University held off Washington State 78-69 in nonconference men’s basketball play Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Washington State coach Ernie Kent signs pair of Juco players with Division I experience

The Juco influence on this particular WSU team is heavy and it’ll be even more so in 2019-20 after Kent inked two JC players Wednesday, getting signatures from Daron Henson …


Behind 17 3-pointers, Washington State pounds New Hope Christian 138-63 in exhibition

The fresh nets at Beasley got plenty of use Sunday, as WSU pumped in 17 3-pointers – on 27 attempts – connecting on 62 percent from beyond the arc. Exhibition …


WSU men open with 138-63 win in exhibition against New Hope Christian

Slovenian freshman forward Aljaz Kunc scored 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Washington State cruised past New Hope Christian 138-63 in an exhibition game Sunday in Pullman.


Washington State men: Cougars are bigger, but will they be better?

In the past, Washington State hasn’t always had the size, the length and the athleticism to combat the Pac-12’s elite big men, but this season the Cougars should at least …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Expectations low for Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars in Pac-12 women’s basketball preseason poll

Per the Pac-12 preseason poll, the great state of Washington doesn’t have much to offer in the way of women’s college basketball this season. The state of Oregon, on the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5 p.m.

Washington State basketball to play 11 games inside state lines during nonconference season

The Cougars will play eight true home games at Beasley Coliseum – including an exhibition –but 11 total in the state of Washington, with a road game against Seattle U …


Washington State elevates Tim Marrion to assistant coach

Marrion had previously served as the program’s coordinator of basketball operations for the last two seasons.


Washington State learns Pac-12 basketball pairings

Washington State will play three consecutive road games in Pac-12 Conference play before returning to Beasley Coliseum, the Cougars learned Monday when the league released its 2019 pairings and site …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Ike Iroegbu becomes second ex-Washington State player to join German club Science City Jena

Former Washington State basketball players aren’t necessarily an abundant species in Europe, but now two of them will be playing for the same German Bundesliga team.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Washington State to take part in pre-Christmas Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic

Drake, New Mexico State and San Diego will join the Cougars in Las Vegas for the final rounds of the tournament. All four teams are guaranteed four games and WSU …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Sacramento Kings add ex-Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu to Summer League roster

Former Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu will put on a familiar jersey this week at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Robert Franks came to decision to return to Washington State ‘the night before’ withdrawal deadline

Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Leading scorer Robert Franks returning to Washington State to finish out college career

As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sharpshooting JC point guard Ahmed Ali signs with Washington State basketball team

Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Aztec pipeline: Ex-Washington State point guard Malachi Flynn becomes third Cougar in 8 years to leave for San Diego State

On Monday, Malachi Flynn, who just completed his sophomore season with the Cougars, announced he’d complete his career at Mountain West power San Diego State, which has only missed out …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Milan Acquaah announces transfer from Washington State, becomes fourth guard to leave program

Acquaah joins starting point guard Malachi Flynn and little-used reserve guard Jamar Ergas as the fourth member of Kent’s backcourt to leave the program this offseason. Walk-on guard TJ Mickelson …