WSU hoops: How sweep it is!

THE COUGARS responded. After Ernie Kent ripped his team following a mistake-filled loss to Arizona on Thursday, Washington State (12-15, 5-10) played one of its best games of the season in an 86-71 win over Arizona State (13-15, 6-9). The victory completing a WSU season sweep of a conference opponent for the first time since 2011-12. The win also featured the Cougars flipping the script on so many trouble spots this season.

Kent: Cougs will be sick watching this tape

ERNIE KENT knows his Cougars let one get away at Utah. The Washington State head hoops man talked a whole lot of X’s and O’s -- and missed opportunities -- after a 74-70 loss on the road that saw erratic play from both teams.
February 9, 2017

HOOPS: Cougar D goes missing in loss

ERNIE KENT cited a series of “blown defensive assignments” midway through the second half that led to the 86-77 loss to USC before changing his mind a bit. “Maybe I shouldn’t use the word blown, they (USC) just stepped up and made big plays,” Kent told Matt Chazanow on the Cougar Radio Network. But there was no getting around WSU’s second half defense in the box score.
February 4, 2017

Kent asks Hawk, Ike to carry WSU to win

ERNIE KENT before Sunday’s game at Arizona State asked Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu to carry Washington State to victory. The two Cougar seniors responded, and how, with a pair of monster games in the Cougs’ 91-83 win in Tempe.
January 29, 2017

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

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 8, 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