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WSU looks to keep on rolling to Boulder

WSU looks to keep on rolling to Boulder

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 22, 2020

WSU men’s basketball will head to Boulder, Colorado, to take on the No. 23 University of Colorado Buffaloes at 7 p.m. Thursday. This will be the only matchup between the Cougars and Buffaloes this season. The Cougars (12-7, 3-3) come off a home weekend sweep against the No. 12 Oregon Ducks and the...

Cougars win on Klay’s Day

Cougars win on Klay’s Day

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 21, 2020

WSU men’s basketball team defeated the Oregon State Beavers 89-76 while honoring basketball alumni Klay Thompson with his jersey retirement. Aside from scoring the most points in a game this season, this win officially stamps WSU with one more win than last season’s record. Befo...

Men’s basketball upsets No. 8 Oregon in Beasley

Men’s basketball upsets No. 8 Oregon in Beasley

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen basketball reporter

January 17, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team upset the No. 8 University of Oregon Ducks 72-61 on Thursday. This is WSU’s first win against a top ten team since 2007 after losing 19 straight. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby led the Cougars (11-7, 2-3) with his second double-double of the season. Elleby scored 25...

Cougars prepare for Beavers game, return of Klay Thompson

Cougars prepare for Beavers game, return of Klay Thompson

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

After the Cougars’ stunning victory against the No. 8 University of Oregon Ducks, the Cougars men’s basketball team will face the Oregon State University Beavers at 1 p.m. Saturday in Beasley Coliseum. At halftime, WSU will welcome back former Cougar and current NBA star Klay Thompson to retire...

Shead shut down for rest of season

Shead shut down for rest of season

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 16, 2020

Redshirt senior guard Jaylen Shead will likely not return to play this season due to compounded injuries that he suffered in recent months. Shead first showed signs of injury against Idaho State University in November. He left the game with an apparent leg injury. In the post-game press conference,...

Cougars return to challenge No. 8 Oregon

Cougars return to challenge No. 8 Oregon

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 15, 2020

The men’s basketball team returns to the Palouse to take on No. 8 University of Oregon at 6 p.m. Thursday at Beasley Coliseum. WSU (10-7, 1-3) comes off two straight Pac-12 losses for the first time this season to the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford’s victory posted...

Cougars still cannot win in Stanford

Cougars still cannot win in Stanford

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2020

The Stanford Cardinal defeated the WSU men’s basketball team 88-62 on Saturday to end its Pac-12 opener road trip in Stanford, California. Stanford (14-2, 3-0) has now extended its home-game winning streak against WSU to seven games. The Cougars (10-7, 1-3) have lost back-to-back Pac-12 games for...

Golden Bears scratch out a win against WSU

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2020

The Cougars’ men’s basketball team fell to the California Golden Bears 73-66 Thursday at the Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California. This loss brings WSU (10-6, 1-2) under .500 in conference play and gives California (7-8, 1-1) its first conference win of the season. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby...

Cougars win in OT thriller against Bruins

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team defeated the UCLA Bruins 79-71 in overtime at Beasley Coliseum to close out their home openers of conference play. This is the first win for WSU (10-5, 1-1) against UCLA (8-7, 1-1) since 2016, snapping a five-game losing streak. Junior guard Issac Bonton scored 17...

Cougars fall to the Trojans

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 5, 2020

The Cougars’ men’s basketball team lost to the University of Southern California Trojans 65-56 this Thursday at Beasley Coliseum to begin play in the Pac-12 conference. This result ended WSU’s (9-5, 0-1) six game winning streak they accumulated during December. For the Trojans (12-2, 1-0), thi...

Cougars end non-conference slate on high note

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 1, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team came back to defeat the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions 65-50 Sunday at Beasley Coliseum to close out the Cougars’ non-conference schedule. This win extends the Cougars’ (9-4) winning streak to six games, the longest active streak in the Pac-12, and...

GALLERY: Cougars fall to the Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

GALLERY: Cougars fall to the Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

JACLYN SEIFERT and KURIA POUNDS

December 28, 2019

Cougar football played in their last game of the decade Friday night in the Cheez-It Bowl, resulting in a 31-21 loss against the Air Force Falcons at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first time the Cougars (6-7, 3-6) finished under .500 since 2014, when they went 3-9. Air Force (11-2...

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