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Stories tagged: WSU men's basketball

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.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent, NABC panel recommended change to Condoleezza Rice’s NCAA task force in December

Not unlike many of his peers, Ernie Kent is eager to see college basketball change for the better. But the Washington State coach is also among a small percentile of …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Washington State searching for rare road sweep vs. Stanford at Maples Pavilion

In a down-to-the-wire win at Haas Pavilion Thursday night, the Cougars accomplished something that hadn’t been done in more than a calendar year: beat somebody on its home court.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Washington State’s goals ‘evolving’ as Cougars head into final six Pac-12 games

The Washington State Cougars believe they still have some good basketball in them, but now that most – if not all – of their tangible preseason goals are wiped out, …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Rocky Mountain highs: WSU’s Drick Bernstine comes home to Colorado, hoping to see Chauncey Billups

The majority of NBA consumers know Chauncey Billups as the All-Star shooting guard who earned Finals MVP honors after leading the Detroit Pistons past Shaq and Kobe’s Lakers in 2004 …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

John Blanchette: Carlos Johnson and backseat strategy help Huskies find way to defeat Cougars

PULLMAN – It’s a lonesome road, that ribbon from Spokane to Pullman. Especially so in the 1 a.m. darkness, when you figured to be snug under the covers against the …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State lacks closing touch in loss to Washington

Washington committed 17 turnovers and made just 2-of-12 3-pointers, but the Huskies managed the damage control better than the Cougars, who turned it over a whopping 23 times.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

David Crisp’s bucket leads to 70-65 Washington win over Washington State

David Crisp scored in the lane with 1:46 remaining to give Washington the lead and send the Huskies over Washington State 70-65. Washington sneaked out of Beasley Coliseum with the …

Carter Skaggs delivers surge, but Washington State falls to Kansas State 68-65

The super sub squeezed all of his game-high 24 points into that 25-minute span, shooting an efficient 9-of-14 from the field while helping the Cougars climb out of a 17-point …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 11:47 p.m.

John Blanchette: Cougars’ positive buzz turns to sting of defeat

Hey, remember when Washington State was the buzz of the West in college basketball?

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Brayon Blake’s 26 points lead hot-shooting Idaho past Washington State for third-largest win in Battle of Palouse

Brayon Blake scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Victor Sanders added 19 points and Idaho blew out Washington State 91-64. Blake scored nine straight points, starting a 16-2 run …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Malachi Flynn’s 26 points carry Washington State over No. 21 Saint Mary’s

Malachi Flynn scored 26 points and Washington State held off No. 21 Saint Mary’s 84-79 to reach the title game of the Wooden Legacy on Friday.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Washington State edges Saint Joe’s 75-71 on late 3-pointer in Wooden Legacy opener

Malachi Flynn hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining, lifting Washington State to a 75-71 victory over Saint Joseph’s after the Cougars rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit in …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Robert Franks encroaches on triple-double as Washington State routs Idaho State, improves to 3-0

It’s naïve to think they can make the game look this easy all the time, so the Washington State Cougars made sure to revel in the best moments of their …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Video: Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent news conference Nov. 7

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent reflects on the exhibition win over Saint Martin’s and briefs the media on the team’s season opener against Texas Southern on Sunday.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Pac-12 preview: Top two teams will have cloud over them this season

The FBI turned college basketball upside down, and cast a big shadow over the 2018 Pac-12 season.

Ernie Kent cranking up the pace as Washington State enters 2017-18 season

For all the time they spend wearing down their bodies with shuttle sprints, hill runs and VersaClimber intervals, the Washington State Cougars probably had their most exhaustive cardio program of …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Video: Washington State guard Viont’e Daniels post scrimmage Oct. 21

The Washington State men’s basketball team capitalized on Homecoming weekend and held an open scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Beasley Coliseum.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Video: Ernie Kent discusses Cougars, NCAA investigation during Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day

Washington State’s head basketball coach visited with Pac-12 media Thursday afternoon in San Francisco during the league’s media day.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

For third consecutive year, Washington State men picked to finish last in Pac-12 preseason media poll

The Cougars were picked to finish dead-last in the Pac-12 preseason media poll for the third year in a row, collecting just 33 points – 13 fewer than 11th-place California.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Cougars to open Wooden Legacy with St. Joe’s on Thanksgiving

Washington State men’s hoops will open the 2017 Wooden Legacy tournament on Thanksgiving Day with a first-round contest against Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph’s, ESPN Regional Television announced Tuesday.

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

WSU basketball legend Bennie Seltzer returns as Cougars assistant coach

Washington State basketball legend Bennie Seltzer is returning to Pullman as an assistant coach, rounding out men’s head coach Ernie Kent’s staff. Seltzer, the school’s all-time assists leader, is now …

Washington State gets another shot at the upset against No. 5 Arizona

Washington State will get another shot at the conference leader when No. 5 Arizona comes to town for Thursday’s 5 p.m. tilt. The Cougars battled admirably the last time they …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Washington State’s bench adds to competitive spirit with choreographed routines

With four seniors in the starting lineup, alongside a freshman point guard in Malachi Flynn who is already ready for 33 minutes per game, Ernie Kent has kept a tight …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

Cougars hope to salvage Bay Area trip at Cal on Saturday

Washington State can still salvage a split from its Bay Area road trip and emerge from the third weekend of Pac-12 play with a winning conference record. But to do …

Chris Boucher leads No. 15 Oregon to win over Washington State

When Oregon’s Chris Boucher made his first shot during Saturday’s 85-66 win at Washington State, the arena public address announcer mistakenly referred to him as “Charles.”

WSU downs Oregon State, 75-62, to remain undefeated in Pac-12

What a difference a year makes. A year and a point guard who hasn’t lost enough to know when he’s not supposed to win.

Area men: Kansas State pulls away from Washington State

Wesley Iwundu had 15 points and eight rebounds, Barry Brown had 14 points and Kansas State methodically pulled away from Washington State in the second half for a 70-56 victory …

Creighton dispatches Washington State basketball despite Clifford’s game-high 29 points

Cole Huff scored 19 points, and No. 22 Creighton put Washington State away early en route to a 103-77 victory Friday night in the opening round of the Paradise Jam …

WSU fends off Montana State in season opener

What might have been a jubilant assertion that this year would be different for the Washington State basketball team was instead a nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach …