Shelton fuels Cougars to stunner against UCLA

PULLMAN — It was a fitting conclusion. A senior dominating on a night when he was honored. Forward D.J. Shelton, who most memorably delivered a thunderous tomahawk slam dunk with less than 9 minutes left to play, finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds to help fuel Washington State to a stunning 73-55 upset victory against UCLA before 3,142 fans Saturday night at Beasley Coliseum.
March 8, 2014

Bone reflects on his WSU seniors

AS WASHINGTON STATE prepares for the final week of the regular season, coach Ken Bone took time during his Tuesday teleconference to reflect on the contributions of his seniors. Bone also talked about the Cougars' upcoming opponents — USC and UCLA — and the importance of those games headed into the Pac-12 Tournament.
March 4, 2014

Anemic O: Bone has no answers after Duck romp

PULLMAN – Like most of the Cougar Nation, Ken Bone is searching for answers to the anemic offensive output of Washington State's men's basketball team. "I'm not sure," Bone said Sunday following his team's 71-44 home loss to Oregon when asked about the inability to score. "Hopefully watching video will tell a little more and give me some answers."
January 26, 2014

Friendships put on hold for WSU-Gonzaga

SPOKANE–The basketball rivalry between WSU and Gonzaga is a heated one, but DaVonté Lacy says that won't have much impact on his relationship with GU's Gary Bell Jr. "It's one of those friendships that are never going to die," Lacy said. Well, except for about two hours tomorrow. "He's a good guy," Lacy said. "I'm glad he's my friend. But at (6 p.m.) Thursday, you don't have no friends."
November 20, 2013

Bone still seeing rust, but let's play four!

PULLMAN – The Cougs' new opportunistic offense, which is built upon the new pressure defense, as well as some new NCAA rules were are all the mind of Ken Bone on Tuesday. Also, the prospect of putting four guards out there on the court at times was clearly an idea Bone relishes. But first up for Cougars' basketball team, said Bone, will be shaking the rust off of two key contributors.
October 29, 2013

Cougar Hoops: A night of dunks and daggers

PULLMAN – Washington State's fifth-annual ZZUMania tipoff to basketball season was a feast for the eyes (and ears) Friday night in Bohler Gym. The men's and women's teams sported their new Nike Hyperelite uniforms, June Daugherty showed she could cuss like a stevedore, a newcomer showed off some serious hops and an old vet nicknamed Young Simba put on a show from downtown.
October 12, 2013

Cougar Hoops: Sizing up the post minus Railey

IF THERE'S A silver lining to center Jordan Railey's suspension from the Washington State basketball team, it's this: youngsters Junior Longrus and Josh Hawkinson are getting more opportunities to prove themselves.
October 10, 2013

Hoops: The Jensen-izing of the Cougar defense

PULLMAN – Cougar fans who remember Pac-8 basketball in the 1970s are bound to perk up and perhaps even smile when they hear the name of one of the people who influenced the way Rod Jensen thinks about defense. Jensen, the newest member of coach Ken Bone's Cougar staff, is the coordinator of what Bone says will be a new-look, high-pressure Cougar D this season.
October 9, 2013