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.
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Freshman Flynn charges into WSU record book

PULLMAN – A would-be blowout win turned uncomfortably close down the stretch. But Washington State in the end made the right moves to rebound and reignite hardcourt hope out on the Palouse with an 83-76 victory over Utah Valley. True freshman guard Malachi Flynn was in the zone, driving and hooping his way into the WSU record books and No. 6 on the freshmen all-time, single-game scoring list with 27 points.
December 1, 2016

HOOPS: Little energy, urgency in WSU loss

PULLMAN – Washington State returned home after a trip to the Virgin Islands but struggled to take advantage of any opportunities the Beasley hardcourt may have offered Sunday in an 88-76 loss to San Jose State. A frustrated Ernie Kent wasn’t in the mood to go in search of any silver linings after the Cougs failed to put up much of a fight in front of a sparse home crowd.
November 27, 2016

WSU hoops: Griz just what the doctor ordered

NO, IT WASN'T a stern test as far as basketball games go. But after Washington State got rocked by No. 22 Creighton on Friday, a 24-point crimson win over Montana Saturday was just what the doctor ordered.
November 19, 2016

Iroegbu sparks Coug win, WSU avoids calamity

WASHINGTON STATE DUG itself a hole against Division II Central Washington in Kennewick on Tuesday night, and it took a long time to fill it. No way around it, the Cougs played flat and uninspired basketball in the first half. But then Ike Iroegbu stepped up. At the end, WSU had moved to 2-0 with an 81-76 win that offered plenty of both good and bad for Cougar hoops fans to ponder.
November 15, 2016

WSU hoops: Expect to see Pollard on D

COUGAR TRUE FRESHMAN Jeff Pollard, with the game on the line in the Cougs' season opener, was right there in the thick of the action. That was no accident, Ernie Kent says. Indeed, Pollard is the Cougs' best defensive big man despite being a true freshman, said Kent. Pollard and the Cougs take on Central Washington Tuesday at 7 pm (Pac-12 Network).
November 15, 2016

Kent's runnin' Cougs serve up drama 'til end

PULLMAN – Washington State was definitely on the run and moving fast, just as Ernie Kent had said would happen. But after the Cougs forged a 19-point second half lead in the season opener against Montana State, they watched nearly all of it slip away. The final? A WSU win too close for comfort, by the score of 69-65.
November 11, 2016

UCLA Hoops Preview Part 2: Season Prediction

Nov. 8 -- We do our annual prediction of the season game by game, and the 2016-2017 Bruins should benefit from an easier non-conference schedule, not-nearly-as-good of a Pac-12 as last season, and having one of the top ten most talented teams in the nation...
November 8, 2016