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Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski drives the ball down the court as he looks for teammates against Utah on Jan. 21 in Beasley Coliseum.

Never accepting defeat

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

After a memorable season to say the least, one of WSU’s top recruits in program history reflects on his freshman season. Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski’s recruitment thrilled Cougar fans coming...

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 sports 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...

Freshman guard TJ Bamba drives to the hoop around a defender in hopes of a layup against Stanford on Feb. 20, 2021 in Beasley Coliseum.

Health issues arise within men’s basketball team

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

During all of WSU’s obstacles involving COVID-19, the men’s basketball team is facing a slight speed bump that can potentially end their regular season. On Monday, the Cougars were supposed to face...

Freshman superstar guard Charlisse Leger-Walker has earned seven Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors.

Golden generation of basketball

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor February 25, 2021

The men’s and women’s basketball teams at WSU have had a tough few years. This season has left a little to be desired, as well, but that doesn’t mean there is not a ton of good things to take away...

Freshman center Efe Abogidi rises for a shot over a defender.

Cougars drop sixth straight

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

The short-handed Cougar men’s basketball team lose another one to the Colorado Buffaloes to extend their losing streak to six games in a row. Senior guard Isaac Bonton did not play against the Buffaloes...

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...

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...

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...

Freshman center Efe Abogidi posted 12 points and 9 rebounds in the Cougars’ road victory against Cal.

Men’s basketball gets back in win column

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...

Then-junior forward Tony Miller defends the ball from California on Feb. 19, 2020 at Beasley Coliseum.

Cougs head to California for first road game

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...

Junior forward Aljaz Kunz drives through Arizona defenders towards the basket on Jan. 2, 2021.

Shorthanded Cougars fall in double overtime thriller

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...

Freshman guard TJ Bamba takes the ball up-court against Montana State on Dec. 18.

WSU gets set to host Wildcats

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...

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