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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 women’s basketball team dances to “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” by Shania Twain  after winning an NCAA womens basketball game against Oregon State, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Looking back at a legendary WSU women’s basketball season

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 22, 2023

WSU women’s basketball saw its most successful season in program history come to an end Saturday in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Cougars lost to the Florida...

WSU guard DJ Rodman sets up to stop Oregon guard Rivaldo Soares during an NCAA men’s basketball game against Oregon, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs comeback falls short against Oregon

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 19, 2023

The dream had to end at some point. While it would have been nice to advance in the tournament this loss was about as good a game as a loss can be. WSU men’s basketball (17-16, 11-9 Pac-12) lost in...

WSU forward Andrej Jakimovski drives to the hoop during an NCAA basketball game against Oregon State, Feb. 16, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs take first game of tournament in blowout

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 10, 2023

It is really, really hard to win seven straight games. Before beating Cal, the Cougs had not done it since the 1982–83 season. At that time, current WSU head coach Kyle Smith had not even begun his collegiate...

The WSU women’s basketball team sings “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain while celebrating a 67-57 victory over Oregon State, Feb. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

‘Let’s go Cougs:’ Cougar hoops gain a fan in Shania Twain

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 9, 2023

In the final seconds of WSU women’s basketball’s 66-58 upset of second-seeded and then-No. 3 in the nation Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament Quarterfinals, Chris Caskey, WSU sports information director,...

WSU head coach Kamie Ethrige hoists the Pac-12 Championship trophy as her WSU womens basketball team celebrates after beating UCLA 65-61 in the Pac-12 Championship, March 5, 2023 in the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.

WSU women’s basketball wins first Pac-12 Championship

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 7, 2023

Players embraced their families, loved ones, coaches and each other. The Cougars, thoroughly familiar with the Pac-12 Network’s court-side set, crowded around the desk with the Crimson Girls and the...

WSU guard TJ Bamba jumps for a layup during an NCAA mens basketball game against Utah, Dec. 4.

Cougs sweep Apple Cup and secure winning season

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 4, 2023

There is a saying in sports discussions that goes something like “they are getting hot at the right time." No team in the country is reflecting that idea more than the Cougs, winners of six straight...

WSU womens basketball sing Shania Twains Man! I Feel Like a Woman with the Crimson Girls after upsetting No. 3 Utah 66-58, March 2, 2023 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

WSU women beat No. 3 Utah in biggest win in program history

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 3, 2023

With 39 seconds left and WSU holding a 3-point lead, the Cougars put the ball into the hands of Charlisse Leger-Walker, their best player, perhaps the best player in the Pac-12 Conference and one of the...

WSU center Bella Murekatete drives to the hoop during an NCAA basketball game against Cal, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars vs. Bears in round one of Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 1, 2023

The fluorescent lights at every turn, the impression the world is at your fingertips and the promise of fortune just a game away makes Las Vegas the perfect site for the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The...

The Boldman House Museum and Garden, a historic Victorian home in Dayton, features almost 100 years of the Boldman family’s history.

Victorian home features almost 100 years of history

GABRIELLE FELICIANO, Evergreen life editor October 26, 2022

Note: This piece was written and shot for the Murrow Rural Reporting Plunge. For more info, please see rural.murrowbpj.com/  Almost 100 years of a Dayton family’s history remains within their Victorian...

WSU forward Andrej Jakimovski (right) dribbles past Oregon center Nate Bittle (left) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Beasley Coliseum, March 5.

Cougs advance to second round of Pac-12 Tournament

Branson Virgen, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2022

The No. 7 WSU Cougars (19-13, 12-9) opened the Pac-12 Tournament with a 66-59 win in Las Vegas, sending the No. 10 California Golden Bears (12-20, 5-15) home on Wednesday night. WSU got off to a hot...

WSU guard Noah Williams (24) jumps for a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Beasley Coliseum, March 5.

Pac-12 Tournament preview

Branson Virgen, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2022

With WSU men’s basketball done with regular season play, the team now looks to make a run at the Pac-12 title this week.  For many teams in the Pac-12, their only hope for a bid to the NCAA tournament...

WSU guard Bella Murekatete (55) jumps over USC center Desiree Caldwell (24) for a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 13.

Cougs lose in quarterfinals

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2022

WSU women’s basketball was eliminated by No. 6 Utah, 70-59, in the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas. The Cougars ended the season with a 19-10 record — the most wins by...

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