Cougs can't finish in nail biter at Cal

IN A HOOPS GAME decided by few points, much of the post game emphasis is focused on the final stretch. But the story of Washington State's 58-54 loss at Cal had its roots at the foul line and in the final minutes of the first half.
January 14, 2017

Bird's Three Gives Him 1,001 For Career

BERKELEY -- Cal senior wing Jabari Bird breaks the 1,000-point mark in dramatic fashion as Cal downs Washington State, 58-54, at Haas Pavilion.
January 14, 2017

Kent: WSU upset bid lost when energy left

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

WSU 2-0 in Pac-12; D is our destiny says Kent

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

Cougs shock Huskies 79-74 in Pac-12 opener!

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

Another WSU-UW hoops nail-biter on tap?

IF THE last 10 games on the hardcourt are any indication in the WSU-UW series, get ready for a close game when Washington State travels to Seattle for both teams' Pac-12 opener on Sunday (5:30 pm, ESPNU).
December 29, 2016

Hoops: A win, but Kent knows Cougs need more

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

WSU follows man with plan in win over Idaho

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