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Elleby leads WSU to victory

Elleby leads WSU to victory

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 31, 2020

The Cougars returned home on Wednesday after a pair of road losses and defeated the Arizona State University Sun Devils 67-65. Sophomore CJ Elleby made the game-winning shot with four seconds left to lift the Cougars to victory. This win for WSU matches its Pac-12 conference win total from last season’s ...

Cougs seek fourth all-time sweep of Arizona schools

Cougs seek fourth all-time sweep of Arizona schools

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 31, 2020

The Cougars’ men’s basketball team will face the University of Arizona Wildcats for its first of two meetings this season. The game will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday at Beasley Coliseum. WSU (13-9, 4-5) comes off another clutch victory this year with a nail-biting 67-65 win over the Arizona St...

Cougars split for two meets

Cougars split for two meets

JAN RAC, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2020

The Cougar track and field teams will split up to compete in two separate invitationals this weekend. One is the New Mexico Team Invite at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The other event is the UW Invitational, which will take place at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle. The...

New head coach new defensive system

New head coach new defensive system

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 29, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team has looked like a completely different team than it did last year. It is not because of the shiny new court or because of the five returning players, although that certainly does have an impact. The reason is head coach Kyle Smith and his new brand of basketball he...

Men’s basketball hosts Sun Devils

Men’s basketball hosts Sun Devils

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 29, 2020

After a pair of road trip losses in Boulder and Salt Lake City, the WSU men’s basketball team returns to the Palouse to face the Arizona State University Sun Devils at 8 p.m. tonight at Beasley Coliseum. WSU (12-9, 3-5) are 39-42 against ASU (12-7, 3-3) historically and 24-15 at home. The Cougars’...

COMMENTARY: AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

COMMENTARY: AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen sports editor

January 28, 2020

The Associated Press released its Top 25 poll and the current trend at the bottom of the poll, with teams always entering and exiting the rankings, proves that this year’s March Madness tournament will be filled with upsets. After a mundane week, compared to the previous week, let’s see what the...

All-time triple jump record set

All-time triple jump record set

JAN RAC, Evergreen track and field reporter

January 28, 2020

Junior Mitch Jacobson and sophomore Charisma Taylor led the WSU men’s and women’s track and field teams in Lubbock, Texas, for the Red Raider Invitational. Taylor set WSU’s all-time indoor mark in the triple jump at 43 feet 6 1/2 inches and is fourth in the nation in this event. Taylor continued...

OPINION: Pac-12 Power Rankings

OPINION: Pac-12 Power Rankings

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

January 28, 2020

11 Oregon (17-4, 6-2) Oregon played in the thriller of the week against the number two team on this list, USC. It took two overtime periods, but the Ducks escaped with the win behind 30 points from junior guard Chris Duarte. He also led the Ducks in during in their second win of the weekend ov...

Cougars cannot get past the Runnin’ Utes

Cougars cannot get past the Runnin’ Utes

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 27, 2020

WSU men’s basketball finishes its road trip by falling short to the University of Utah Runnin’ Utes 76-64 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. WSU (12-9, 3-5) remains historically winless on the road against Utah (12-7, 3-4). Three players from WSU scored in double digits. Junior...

COMMENTARY: Gordon shines out at the Senior Bowl

COMMENTARY: Gordon shines out at the Senior Bowl

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 27, 2020

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is a huge opportunity for the over 100 players who participated. It is their chance to impress NFL scouts and convince them that they are worthy of hearing their name called at the draft. This is an entire week that can make or break a prospect’s chances at the next level....

WSU looks to close out road trip with win

WSU looks to close out road trip with win

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 24, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team will finish its road trip against the University of Utah Utes at 4 p.m. PST Saturday at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. WSU (12-8, 3-4) comes off a 78-56 loss to the No. 23 University of Colorado Buffaloes where Sophomore forward CJ Elleby led the Cougars in scoring with...

Colorado proves too Buff for the Cougars

Colorado proves too Buff for the Cougars

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 24, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team fell to the No. 23 University of Colorado Buffaloes 78-56 after a dominating second half performance from Colorado (15-4, 4-2). This is WSU ‘s ninth straight loss in Boulder, Colorado. WSU (12-8, 3-4) still has never won in Boulder.  Four Colorado players scored double-d...

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