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‘We got those apples’

Sphomore forward CJ Elleby attempts a jumping layup during the basketball game against UW on Sunday evening at Beasley coliseum. Elleby, who recorded a career high of 34 points, led the Cougars to a 79-67 victory over the Huskies.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

February 10, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team defeated the University of Washington Huskies 79-67 to win the first leg of the 2020 Boeing Apple Cup Series. This is WSU’s (14-10, 5-6) first win over UW (12-12, 2-9) at home since the 2016-17 season. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby led the Cougars with 34 points, 10...

Raveling joins Cougar legends

Raveling joins Cougar legends

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

February 7, 2020

During the WSU men’s basketball game against University of Washington on Sunday, former WSU coach George Raveling will be honored by WSU athletics with a banner in the rafters of Beasley Coliseum.   Raveling coached the Cougars from 1972 to 1983 with a 167-136 record and is one of the win...

‘We got to own the apples’

Then-sophomore forward Marvin Cannon dunks the ball against UW on Feb. 16, 2019 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

February 7, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team will take on the University of Washington Huskies in this year’s Boeing Apple Cup at 3 p.m. Sunday at Beasley Coliseum. WSU (13-10, 4-6) comes off a 66-49 loss to Arizona at home on Saturday. WSU allowed a season high in opponent rebounds with 49 and allowed two do...

COMMENTARY: Bench deserves closer look, recognition

Freshman forward DJ Rodman celebrates as WSU holds the lead over OSU on Jan. 18 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 6, 2020

This season has been big for the WSU men’s basketball team. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby took the next step into superstardom. Junior guard Isaac Bonton played impressively and turned into a household name on the Palouse. Senior forward Jeff Pollard remained one of the most beloved and adored athletes...

Wildcats outmatch Cougars

Sophomore forward CJ Elleby drives past Arizona defense on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

February 3, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team fell to the University of Arizona Wildcats 66-49 on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum. WSU (13-10, 4-6) allowed 49 total rebounds from Arizona (15-6, 5-3); the last time WSU allowed over 50 rebounds was in 2016. Junior guard Isaac Bonton lead WSU in scoring for the ei...

It’s more than basketball

Junior guard Isaac Bonton walks towards his teammates on Jan. 17 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 31, 2020

Junior guard Isaac Bonton's basketball journey spans over four different states and five different schools. Bonton joins the Cougars this season to assist in creating a new culture for WSU basketball and to reestablish himself in Division I basketball. Bonton is from Portland, Ore., and has been...

Elleby leads WSU to victory

Then-freshman forward CJ Elleby jumps over the Buffaloes defense as he shoots during the basketball game on Feb. 20, 2018 at Beasley Coliseum.

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

Freshman Guard Noah Williams , Sophomore Forward CJ Elleby, Senior Forward Jeff Pollard, Senior Guard Jervae Robinson, and Junior Guard Isaac Bonton all gather together before a shooting foul on Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum.

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

Then-freshman triple jump Charisma Taylor completes a successful jump at the WSU Open Indoor Open on Friday at the Indoor Practice Facility.

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

Smith’s system stresses defense, something that last year’s team was not known for. Last year, they allowed 78.7 points per game.

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

Guard Noah Williams defends the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the Klay Thompson jersey retirement game on Jan. 18, 2020 at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars swept the Beavers 89-76.

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

Then-freshman forward CJ Elleby jumps over the Buffaloes defense as he shoots during the basketball game on Feb. 20, 2018 at Beasley Coliseum.

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...

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