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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker (5) dribbles around UCLA guard Camryn Brown (35) during the second half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game, Feb. 11. 2022

Charlisse Leger-Walker commits to UCLA

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor April 28, 2024

The next stage of Charlisse Leger-Walker’s college basketball career will begin where her WSU career ended. The third all-time leading scorer in WSU women’s basketball history announced on her X...

Myles Rice and Isaiah Watts shrug after taking down UCLA, March 2, in Pullman, Wash.

Wheatfield Underdogs: the story of the 2023–24 WSU MBB team

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 17, 2024

The 2023-24 college men’s basketball season saw a team defy all preseason expectations and have one of, if not the best, seasons in program history. That team was the Washington State Cougars.  WSU...

Kamie Ethridge points to the crowd after the Cougs took down Toledo in the third round of the WBIT, March 29, in Pullman, Wash.

Kamie Ethridge signs contract extension through 2029–30 season

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor April 11, 2024

Weeks after WSU lost its men’s basketball coach and athletic director, the Cougs retained women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge. Ethridge signed a one-year contract extension through 2029–30...

Astera Tuhina dribbles and stares at the shot clock as the Cougs set up an offensive set, March 29, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougar women end season in Indiana

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor April 4, 2024

With a chance to extend their season and qualify for the inaugural WBIT Final on the line, WSU women’s basketball (21-15) simply could not hang onto the ball. WSU turned the ball over 18 times setting...

Beyonce Bea getting the offensive rebound, March 24 in Pullman, Wash.

WSU women score 30 in fourth quarter, advance to WBIT quarterfinals

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 23, 2024

In four years at Idaho and one year at Wazzu, Beyonce Bea scored over 2,000 points and hauled in over 1,000 rebounds. But she had never played in a postseason tournament. That has changed in her graduate...

Lamar University Guard Brooklyn Mitchell driving toward the paint as Tara Wallack defends, March 21 in Pullman, Wash.

Wazzu women win in WBIT Debut

LEVI COOVERT March 22, 2024

If you ask junior guard Tara Wallack the Cougs should not have been playing in Pullman, Thursday night. “We should’ve been in March Madness,” Wallack said after Wazzu’s 20-point victory over...

Isaac Jones hypes up the crowd as Jaylen Wells and Oscar Cluff walk away after WSU scored in the final minute of WSU mens basketballs 78-69 win over Colorado, Jan. 27 in Pullman, Wash.

‘A lot of names are made in March’ WSU Cougars ready for the spotlight

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 21, 2024

Blessed. Unbelievable. Madness. Those are the words that come to mind for WSU senior Isaac Jones, senior Andrej Jakimosvki and freshman Myles Rice, respectively when thinking about the big dance. After...

Pullman shooting guard Champ Powaukee drives to the hoop during a 2A state semifinal game against Mark Morris, March 3, 2023, in Yakima, Wash.

Greyhound boy’s basketball eliminated in heartbreaker

JETT HATCH, Evergreen sports reporter March 4, 2024

Prosser junior Koby McClure drove down the baseline on Pullman senior Austin Hunt. As he lept with the ball, Hunt lept with him, requiring McClure to pull the ball toward his body, and with his right hand,...

WSU guard Astera Tuhina shoots for three during an NCAA womens basketball game against Oregon State, Feb. 23, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU women’s hoops upset No. 13 Colorado

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 3, 2024

Astera Tuhina muscled the ball inside to Beyonce Bea from the 3-point line and then took one, two-three, four, five-six steps back, caught the rock Bea flung back and let it fly. The Cougar coaching...

WSU forward Jaylen Wells and guard Isiah Watts celebrate after winning a game of bump during ZzuMania, Nov. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Meet America’s Team: the Washington State Cougars

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 29, 2024

Cougars, meet America. America, meet your team: the Washington State Cougars. The Cougars 77-74 upset of No. 4 Arizona was a landmark moment in WSU history. The No. 21 WSU Cougars, sporting the best...

Bella Murekatete lowers her shoulder after contact and before rising up for a shot attempt against Oregon State, Feb. 23, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars contend with No. 9 Oregon State, fall late 65-52

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 24, 2024

In an all too familiar succession of events, the Cougars did a lot of things well against a top-10 team but did not do well enough to win. WSU women’s basketball (16-12, 5-10 Pac-12) led midway through...

Forward Isaac Jones jumps to the put the ball up past a Cal defender during an NCAA mens basketball game, Feb. 15, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Daily Evergreen’s Bracketology

JETT HATCH, Evergreen reporter February 23, 2024

The Cougs are ranked for the first time since 2008, the last time they made the NCAA Tournament. Here is what the NCAA Tournament might look like if it started today, take a look at the Daily Evergreen's...

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