PULLMAN – The upstart Cougars played with energy, tempo and fluid transitions in the first half Saturday on the hardcourt vs. No. 15 Oregon – the game was tied at the break. But Washington State hit a wall in the second half with head man Ernie Kent saying the Cougs didn’t match the Ducks’ second half energy in the 85-66 loss. The biggest evidence of that?
January 7, 2017
BOTH THE COUGARS and the Beavs enjoyed success in the paint Wednesday night in Spokane, but the Cougs enjoyed it a little bit more. In a tight game much of the way, Cougar bigs Josh Hawkinson and Conor Clifford combined for 33 points and Oregon State heated up from downtown in the second half. But Washington State blew OSU's doors off down the stretch to notch a 75-62 victory -- and move to 2-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time in nearly a decade.
January 4, 2017
WASHINGTON STATE stormed back from a 13-point first-half deficit to defeat Washington 79-74 on the road Sunday in the Pac-12 opener for both teams. Washington State (8-5, 1-0 Pac-12) closed the game on a nail-biting, 12-3 run, with two Cougars leading the charge,
January 1, 2017
PULLMAN – The good news from the hardcourt? Washington State won. The other news: WSU (7-5) faintly outrebounded and outran Sacramento State (3-8) in Beasley Coliseum in its final non-conference game -- just enough for a 74-66 win that was once again decided in the final minutes. Looking ahead to the conference slate, is Wazzu where it needs to be in order to be competitive in the Pac-12? Ernie Kent provided the answer.
December 21, 2016
PULLMAN – Washington State executed the game plan, particular in the area of perimeter defense, in a 61-48 border war win over Idaho on Wednesday. And that game plan was built upon a mountain of film study by a man who knows the Vandals exceedingly well.
December 8, 2016