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Sophomore guard Noah Williams drives to the hoop against Oregon State.

WSU starts Arizona roadtrip against Wildcats

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

After a historic week at home for WSU men’s basketball, the Cougars (14-10, 7-10) will go on the road to face the Arizona Wildcats at 6 p.m. Thursday at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona. Along with...

Freshman forward Efe Abogidi dunks the ball over Stanford defenders in the first overtime Saturday afternoon in Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won in the third overtime 85-76.

WSU wins in triple overtime thriller

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

WSU men’s basketball took down the Stanford Cardinal 85-76 in a gritty battle that lasted three overtimes and was led by another career performance from sophomore guard Noah Williams. Williams previously...

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...

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 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...

Junior guard Myles Warren dribbles past a Northwestern defender towards the basket.

Cougs finish non-conference play undefeated

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....

Freshman center Efe Abogidi finished the game with 19 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs.

No Bonton, no problem: Cougs go 6-0

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...

Senior guard Isaac Bonton will play against his former school, the Montana State University Bobcats, at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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

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),...

Sophomore and freshman guards Noah Williams and TJ Bamba combined for 33 points in the win.

Williams leads Cougars to fifth straight 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...

Sophomore forward DJ Rodman has fluctuated from the starting lineup and the bench after the first four games for WSU.

Cougars take on Vikings at Beasley

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)...

Sophomore guard Noah Williams scored 19 points, 12 in the second half, to help WSU defeat Idaho.

Another close win for WSU

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor December 10, 2020

Leave it to the WSU men’s basketball to have yet another late-game victory this time against their long-time rivals, the Idaho Vandals. A second-half turnaround gave WSU (4-0) enough to defeat the...

Senior guard Isaac Bonton rushes past a defender during the game against OSU Dec. 2 at Beasley Coliseum.

WSU hosts 276th ‘Battle of the Palouse’

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor December 9, 2020

The 276th “Battle of the Palouse” between the WSU and Idaho men’s basketball teams will tip off at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum. Fans will not be allowed to attend, but the game will air...

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