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Cougars lose third straight game

Freshman center Efe Abogidi picks the ball off the top of the hoop against EWU on Nov. 28, 2020.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

The losing streak continues for WSU as the men’s basketball team (9-4, 2-4) lost 85-77 to the USC Trojans at the Galen Center on Saturday in Los Angeles, California. Senior guard Isaac Bonton had...

Resumption of swim season results in loss

Then-freshman Mikaela Kirton swims the second leg of the 3x50 yard Breaststroke relay on Sept. 27, 2019 at Gibb pool.
AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor January 18, 2021

Despite a great performance from the whole team, WSU women’s swim was unable to come out victorious against Utah. 2021 did not quite start with the splash the Cougars wanted, as WSU fell 140-118 to...

WSU comes up short in overtime thriller

Sophomore center Bella Murekatete squares up to a UCLA defender on Jan. 17.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team lost to the No. 8 UCLA Bruins 68-66 in overtime on Jan. 17 in Pauley Pavilion. The Cougars took the court against the Bruins on Sunday in hopes to rebound after a tough...

Cougars fall in second straight overtime loss

Junior forward Ula Motuga spins toward the hoop against USC on Jan. 15.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team lost to the University of Southern California 81-77 in overtime on Jan. 15, putting the team at risk of losing their national ranking within days of receiving it. The...

WSU alumna donates portion of business proceeds to Hilinski’s Hope

There are nine different scent options for candles, ranging from cucumber water and melon to Christmas hearth.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

What started as a quarantine project, repurposing Cougar Gold tins into soy-based candles, transformed into a philanthropic passion for one WSU alumna. As of January, Christine Smithberg sold more than...

Men’s basketball Pac-12 power rankings: Week 9

University of Colorado sits third in the rankings after an impressive sweep over Cal and Stanford.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist January 18, 2021

Heading into the new year, the Pac-12 conference is seeing a shift in the powerhouses, with some newcomers at the top. The UCLA Bruins sit atop the conference at 7-0, followed by No. 24 Southern California,...

Cougars look to knock off Trojans in last game of roadtrip

Then-freshman small forward Aljaz Kunc leaps as he shoots for the net during the game against USC on Feb. 2, 2019 at Beasley Coliseum.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 16, 2021

To finish their four-game road trip, the WSU men’s basketball team will face the USC Trojans at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. WSU (9-3, 2-3) just came off its worst...

No. 25 Cougars start four-game roadtrip

Then-freshman center Bella Murekatete attempts to beat USC defense on Feb. 23, 2020 at Beasley Coliseum.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 16, 2021

As Washington State women’s basketball comes off one of the biggest wins in program history, they look to build on their ranking when they hit the road to take on the University of Southern California...

Cougars overwhelmed in Pauley Pavilion

Sophomore guard Ryan Rapp didn't play due to still being in the team's COVID-19 protocol.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 16, 2021

A lot of season highs were broken in WSU's most recent game against UCLA, none of them in WSU's favor. The WSU men’s basketball team (9-3, 2-3) lost to the UCLA Bruins 91-61 after an overall dominant...

Men’s basketball hopes to get back on track against Bruins

Then-WSU forward Robert Franks attempts to block a shot from then-UCLA sophomore guard Kris Wilkes in Beasley Coliseum.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 14, 2021

After a 1-1 record in the Bay Area last week, the WSU men’s basketball team is on the road once more as the Cougars (9-2, 2-2) face the UCLA Bruins (9-2, 5-0) at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pauley Pavilion...

Women’s hoops beats No. 7 Arizona in instant classic

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker shoots a floater against Oregon State.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team defeated the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats 71-69 in an overtime thriller on Jan. 10 in Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars are undefeated in 2021, starting the new year with back-to-back...

Cardinal beats Cougs in Bay Area finale

Junior guard Myles Warren handles the ball at the top of the key.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2021

WSU men’s basketball’s trip to the Bay Area ended with a loss when the Cougars (9-2, 2-2) were defeated by the Stanford Cardinals 75-60 on Saturday at Kaiser Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif. Freshman...

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