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Freshman forward Efe Abogidi shoots a three-point shot over Stanford’s junior forward Lukas Kisunas during the matchup Feb. 20 in Beasley Coliseum.

Men’s basketball season in review

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor March 11, 2021

With a 64-59 loss to Arizona State on Wednesday, the season is officially over for the Cougars men’s basketball team. That means that now is the perfect time to take a look back over the 2020-21 season...

Junior forward Aljaz Kunc finished the game with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Cougars upset Bruins at home for second straight year

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter February 12, 2021

WSU men’s basketball came back home Thursday and took down the UCLA Bruins 81-73 with a breakout performance from the entire Cougar (12-8, 5-8) offense. After a poor performance against the Beavers...

Junior forward Aljaz Kunc shoots a corner three over an outstretched defender.

Cougars continue Oregon roadtrip against Beavers

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

The WSU men’s basketball team will finish their Oregon road trip and face the Oregon State Beavers at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon. WSU comes off a victory against the...

Senior guard Isaac Bonton goes up for a right-handed layup over a defender.

First leg of Apple Cup begins

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU men’s basketball has one more opportunity to get themselves out of their six-game losing streak when they face the University of Washington for the first leg of the 2021 Apple Cup series at 5 p.m....

WSU junior guard Myles Warren defends Colorado senior guard Maddox Daniels in the matchup Saturday evening in Beasley Coliseum. The Cougs lost the matchup 59-70.

Cougars losing streak extends to five

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

WSU men’s basketball extended their losing streak to five games when the Cougars (9-6, 2-6) fell to the Colorado Buffaloes (12-4, 6-3) after a complete breakdown in the second half. The Cougars led...

Senior guard Isaac Bonton attempts to get past a Utah defender during Thursday's game against Utah in Beasley Coliseum.

WSU falls to Utes at home

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 23, 2021

The WSU men’s basketball losing streak continues after the Cougars (9-5, 2-5) were defeated by the Utah Runnin’ Utes 71-56 on Thursday in Beasley Coliseum. WSU’s leading scorer was sophomore guard...

Sophomore guard Noah Williams prepares to take the shot from the free-throw line against MSU on Dec. 18.

Men’s basketball set to host Utes

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

After a tough four-game road trip, the WSU men’s basketball team will return home and face the University of Utah Runnin’ Utes at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars (9-4, 2-4) visited...

Freshman center Efe Abogidi picks the ball off the top of the hoop against EWU on Nov. 28, 2020.

Cougars lose third straight game

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...

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.

Cougars look to knock off Trojans in last game of roadtrip

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...

Sophomore guard Ryan Rapp didn't play due to still being in the team's COVID-19 protocol.

Cougars overwhelmed in Pauley Pavilion

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...

Then-WSU forward Robert Franks attempts to block a shot from then-UCLA sophomore guard Kris Wilkes in Beasley Coliseum.

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

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...

Junior guard Myles Warren handles the ball at the top of the key.

Cardinal beats Cougs in Bay Area finale

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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