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.
Last Saturday at 6:23 PM

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.
Last Saturday at 3:00 PM

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

Boucher Shoots Down Cougars, 85-66

Normally when the best player on the team is lost for the game and then the leading scorer goes cold it is terrible news. However, the Oregon Ducks, behind the hot shooting of Chris Boucher, overwhelmed the Washington State Cougars, 85-66 in Pullman, Wash., on Saturday afternoon.
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

Cougar Basketball Notebook: Spotlight on D

IF YOU HAPPENED to record Washington State’s 69-68 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday, go back and watch the final 10 minutes – not to enjoy the furious comeback but to appreciate what the Cougars were doing on defense. And what you’ll see is something that bodes well for the rest of the season.
December 20, 2016