Harthun explains decision to hometown paper

MICHAEL HARTHUN, whose plans to leave WSU were reported here on Sunday after talking with the sophomore guard's father, has himself now come out publicly to explain the thinking behind his decision to transfer. In an interview with his hometown paper in southern Oregon, Harthun said the choice wasn't easy and that Ken Bone encouraged him to stay. But ultimatley it was a matter of playing time.
March 30, 2010

Following the Bennett trend line

THE ONE-AFTER-ANOTHER news this weekend of players leaving the WSU basketball team has prompted intrigue in the Cougar Nation. For two reasons, it really isn't all that notable. First, players transfer all the time in college hoops, usually in search of more playing time. And second, if you look at the Bennett recruiting classes from 2004 to '09 you'll see that these latest moves continue a trend.
March 29, 2010

Harthun also leaving; Brown, Thames talk

SOPHOMORE Michael Harthun has become the third Washington State reserve guard to announce his intention to transfer at the end of the semester. Harthun's decision was confirmed Sunday by his father, Steve. On Saturday, it was learned that freshmen Xavier Thames and Anthony Brown are leaving.
March 28, 2010

Cougs win but Bone not happy at all

KEN BONE COULDN'T contain his disappointment. Sure, WSU downed Stanford 77-73 in Pullman on Saturday to even the Cougars' Pac-10 record at 3-3 and improve the overall mark to 13-5. But the way they earned the win wasn't pretty. And the head coach says it "may be time to shake up the line up."
January 16, 2010

Practice: Cougs' slow start dealt w/ quickly

PULLMAN – Ken Bone wasn't going to have any of it. "It won't work!" the Cougar head coach told his players at practice Tuesday during transition drills in which running gave way to jogging after four minutes. Translation: The lightning-quick Cal Bears are coming to town and that means getting back in transition at a pace that is anything less than full speed will be deadly.
January 12, 2010

Cougars looking to bounce back at home

WASHINGTON STATE COACH Ken Bone discussed the starting lineup shift during Sunday's 71-46 loss at Arizona State. He also delved into Thursday's game against California, inconsistency throughout the conference and the coaching staff's handling of freshmen during a wide-ranging interview.
January 12, 2010

Cougs not crisp, but they improve to 8-2

SPOKANE -- The "Princeton offense" in basketball, a system that preaches continual motion and backdoor cuts, can make more athletic opponents look flat-out bad. And WSU, according to head man Ken Bone, wasn't crisp at all for much of Saturday's tilt against Air Force. So in the end they'll just have to be satisfied with a 75-68 win and an 8-2 record.
December 12, 2009