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.
Last Thursday at 12:05 AM
THERE ARE three crucial areas, Ernie Kent said this week, for Washington State (3-3) in its tilt against Utah Valley (4-1) on Wednesday (7 pm, Pac-12 Network). And given that Utah Valley is coming off a 114-101 win over BYU, the last one Kent mentioned could turn out to be the most important.
Last Wednesday at 5:47 PM
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
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
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
PULLMAN — They are who he thought they were. After a month of practices and a closed-door scrimmage last weekend against perennial March Madness contender Utah State, Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent says his Cougars continue to run, share and shoot like they did over the summer on their Italian tour.
November 2, 2016