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Turnover-plagued Washington State drops 76-67 men’s basketball decision at Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Not being able to win the turnover battle doomed the Washington State men’s basketball team in a 76-67 loss at Santa Clara on Saturday night. The …


It may be mismatch, but Zags not taking Cougars lightly

Gonzaga junior center Przemek Karnowski is from Poland but his Spokane circle of friends have relayed the significance of the GU-Washington State game.


‘Embarassed’ Lacy sparks Cougs’ victory

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars left Beasley Coliseum ice-cold following an embarrassing display of poor shooting in their last game. But the Cougars sizzled on Saturday during a 91-71 …


Cold-shooting Cougars fall to Vandals

PULLMAN – With just 4 minutes to play in Washington State’s annual matchup against Idaho, a pair of Cougar fans in the front row tried to lead the comeback themselves. …


WSU-UI hoops: Cougs’ DaVonte Lacy, Vandals’ Sekou Wiggs familiar foes

PULLMAN – The four-year-old rivalry between DaVonte Lacy and Sekou Wiggs may not be ancient like the annual contest between Washington State and Idaho, but it has its own history. …


WSU-UI hoops: Cougs’ DaVonte Lacy, Vandals’ Sekou Wiggs familiar foes

The four-year-old rivalry between DaVonte Lacy and Sekou Wiggs may not be ancient like the annual contest between Washington State and Idaho, but it has its own history.


WSU men’s basketball team opens season at UTEP

PULLMAN – Washington State will open its men’s basketball season on the road for the first time since 2006 as first-year coach Ernie Kent takes the Cougars on a two-game …


Cougs get Kent off to winning start in exhibition

PULLMAN – It’s a process, as new Cougars head basketball coach Ernie Kent likes to say. That process started slowly Friday night as Washington State won a scrappy game 88-74 …


Ernie Kent brings new attitude to Pullman to help revive Washington State basketball program

PULLMAN – The fact Ernie Kent is even at Washington State means that he has a tall task ahead of him to make the Cougars a competitive team. If the …


Washington State men’s basketball 5 keys to success

1 Keep Lacy healthy. A burst appendix, broken ribs and two separate knee injuries have kept Washington State’s best player off the court the past two seasons. Lacy led the …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ JacobThorpeSR (Ernie) Kent said that every player he’s brought into the program has to be able to make the difference in a game this year. @JacobThorpeSR The basketball coaches …


High-scoring Cougar DaVonte Lacy gears up for one last shot

SAN FRANCISCO – DaVonte Lacy’s Farewell Tour began in front of rows of reporters at Pac-12 Network Studios, who gave the Pac-12’s best scorer a laugh when he compared his …


Arizona receives near-unanimous nod as Pac-12’s best

SAN FRANCISCO – Maybe they didn’t see the USA Today poll of college basketball coaches that ranked Arizona No. 2 and no other Pac-12 school, or maybe they didn’t get …


WSU men’s basketball hires conditioning coach

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent announced Wednesday that Scott Thom will join the program as the Cougars’ strength and conditioning coach. Thom spent four years as strength and …


Give and take: Tweets of the week

@ CoachKentWSU Clippers for $2 Billion?! wow… Dr. Dre could put himself in the mix with the $3 Billion he’s getting from Apple! @DougBaldwinJr Thank you all of for the …


Washington State releases Tramaine Isabell from letter of intent

Just weeks after reaffirming his decision to enroll at Washington State, Tramaine Isabell has been released from his national letter of intent, according to Cougars coach Ernie Kent. It comes …


‘Ny’ Redding to join WSU basketball, Ernie Kent

Ernie Kent landed his third basketball recruit at Washington State on Tuesday, and the Cougars fourth in the class of 2015 when Nyaires “Ny” Redding sent in his National Letter …


New WSU coach Kent retains Allen as assistant

PULLMAN – New Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent didn’t have to travel far to find the final member of his coaching staff. Curtis Allen came to WSU as …


Ernie Kent retains Curtis Allen as assistant

New men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent did not have to travel far to find the third and final member of his coaching staff. Curtis Allen came to WSU as an …


Royce Woolridge and James Hunter to transfer from WSU

PULLMAN – Royce Woolridge and James Hunter will transfer from the Washington State University basketball program, the school announced on Tuesday. Additionally, signee Jermaine Morgan has been released from his …


Give and Take: Oregonian columnist Ken Goe answers 5 questions about Ernie Kent

Columnist Ken Goe has written for The Oregonian for nearly 37 years now and in that time he’s seen just about everything. He watched the Ernie Kent era at Oregon …


Grip on Sports: Without Tiger Woods, The Masters won’t be the same

Wednesday: One of the rites of Spring, with a capital “S,” is watching the Masters on television. It’s coming up, but it won’t be the same. Not with Tiger Woods …


Kent hiring brings buzz back to Cougars

PULLMAN — For one day at least, Bill Moos’ wish came true: people cared about men’s basketball again at Washington State. Nudged along by free pizza and T-shirts, more students …


Kent hire brings buzz back to Cougars

For one day at least, Bill Moos’ wish came true: people cared about men’s basketball again at Washington State. Nudged along by free pizza and T-shirts, more students showed up …


Ernie Kent named men’s basketball coach at Washington State

PULLMAN – Bill Moos enjoyed hiring Ernie Kent so much that he decided to do it again. Kent has been hired by Washington State athletic director Moos as the school’s …


Moos lands Kent, gets his man

So much for the big splash. You could mop this one up with a Kleenex. Not that splash matters anyway. Cannonballs and bellyflops produce the biggest splashes, and how artful …


Blanchette: Moos gets his man in Kent

What matters is whether Ernie Kent can do more than tread water at Washington State University. Or whether it’s reasonable to expect more than that on a sustained basis.


Ernie Kent is new WSU men’s basketball coach

Bill Moos enjoyed hiring Ernie Kent so much that he decided to do it again. Kent has been hired by Washington State athletic director Moos as the school’s new men’s …


Washington State basketball hire will happen before NCAA title game

PULLMAN – Members of the Washington State men’s basketball team returned from spring break on Monday and still don’t know who will be coaching them next season after Ken Bone’s …


Moos wants coach in place before championship game

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos told KXLY 920’s Bud Nameck on Monday that he expects the search for a new men’s basketball coach to be over within 10-14 days.