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Men’s basketball set to host Utes

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

Cougars look to knock off Trojans in last game of roadtrip

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.
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...

Cardinal beats Cougs in Bay Area finale

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

Men’s basketball gets back in win column

Freshman center Efe Abogidi posted 12 points and 9 rebounds in the Cougars’ road victory against Cal.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 8, 2021

WSU men’s basketball put last week’s loss behind them as the Cougars (9-1, 2-1) defeated the California Golden Bears 71-60 for the team’s first road victory of the season. Senior guard Isaac Bonton...

Cougs head to California for first road game

Then-junior forward Tony Miller defends the ball from California on Feb. 19, 2020 at Beasley Coliseum.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 7, 2021

After the Cougars’ eight-game winning streak came to an end last week, WSU (8-1, 1-1) now goes on the road for the first time this season to face the California Golden Bears at 7 p.m on Jan. 7 at the...

Shorthanded Cougars fall in double overtime thriller

Junior forward Aljaz Kunz drives through Arizona defenders towards the basket on Jan. 2, 2021.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 4, 2021

WSU men’s basketball saw the end of their eight-game winning streak on Saturday, when the Cougars (8-1, 1-1) fell to the Arizona Wildcats (9-1, 3-1) with a score of 82-86 in a double-overtime thriller...

WSU gets set to host Wildcats

Freshman guard TJ Bamba takes the ball up-court against Montana State on Dec. 18.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 2, 2021

WSU men’s basketball resumes its season on Jan. 2 against the University of Arizona Wildcats for the first game of 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Beasley Coliseum. This game will mark the end of WSU’s...

Cougs finish non-conference play undefeated

Junior guard Myles Warren dribbles past a Northwestern defender towards the basket.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter December 24, 2020

WSU men’s basketball heads into the holiday season with yet another victory against their final non-conference opponent. The Cougars (8-0) defeated the Northwestern State Demons (1-10) 62-52 on Dec....

No Bonton, no problem: Cougs go 6-0

Freshman center Efe Abogidi finished the game with 19 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter December 19, 2020

WSU men’s basketball remains undefeated this season with a 82-54 victory over the Montana State Bobcats on Friday. This is WSU’s (6-0) best start to a season since the 2017-18 season. Sophomore...

Cougars look to go 6-0 for the first time since 2017-18 season

Senior guard Isaac Bonton will play against his former school, the Montana State University Bobcats, at 6 p.m. on Friday.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter December 18, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team will conclude finals week with a home matchup against the Montana State University Bobcats at 6 p.m. on Friday. WSU (5-0) holds a 23-8 all-time record against MSU (2-1),...

Williams leads Cougars to fifth straight win

Sophomore and freshman guards Noah Williams and TJ Bamba combined for 33 points in the win.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor December 13, 2020

In the ninth all-time matchup between WSU and Portland State, the Cougars (5-0) remain undefeated against the Vikings (1-2). WSU defeated Portland State 69-60 after another leading performance from...

Cougars take on Vikings at Beasley

Sophomore forward DJ Rodman has fluctuated from the starting lineup and the bench after the first four games for WSU.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor December 11, 2020

WSU men’s basketball looks to add another win to its record against the Portland State Vikings on Dec. 13, who the Cougars (4-0) have never lost to across seven all-time matchups. The Vikings (1-1)...

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