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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),...

Women’s basketball wins Battle of the Palouse

WSU now holds a 27-13 all-time record against the Idaho Vandals after Sunday's win in Beasley.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen women's basketball reporter December 14, 2020

The Washington State women’s basketball team defeated the Idaho Vandals 74-55 in their home opener on Sunday at Beasley Coliseum. After the men’s team warmed up the court with a win against Portland...

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...

Women’s basketball starts season 1-0

Junior forward Ula Motuga contributed 16 points and seven rebounds in the Cougars season opener.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen women's basketball reporter December 11, 2020

The WSU women’s basketball team took down the University of Washington Huskies 60-52 in their first game of the 2020-21 season. Junior forward Ula Motuga scored the first points of the year for Washington...

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)...

Women’s basketball finally tips off

Former WSU forward Borislava Hristova scored 20 points against the Huskies the last time WSU went on the road to face UW last season.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen women's basketball reporter December 11, 2020

The WSU women’s basketball team was supposed to tip off three weeks ago against Eastern Washington University. After a plethora of postponements and a few COVID-19 scares, the team is finally set to...

Another close win for WSU

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

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 5

No. 15 USC stays at the top of the rankings after they beat WSU 38-13.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist December 10, 2020

Week five of the Pac-12 season has come and gone, and it’s hard to believe that this is the first week where all 12 teams have played in the same weekend. There’s only one more week of the regular...

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Men’s basketball after two weeks

Sophmore guard Noah Williams looks right in front of Oregon State defender.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist December 10, 2020

The Pac-12 men’s basketball season kicked off for most teams Nov. 25, and every team in the conference has played at least one game over the two weeks of the season. Not all the teams in the conference...

WSU hosts 276th ‘Battle of the Palouse’

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

WSU vs. USC takeaways

Redshirt senior Deon Mcintosh rushed for 65 yards against USC on Dec. 6, his lowest rushing total so far in the 2020 season.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

I, like probably most WSU fans, wish I could forget about the Cougars’ 38-13 loss to USC. Unfortunately, I can’t do that. I have too good of a memory, and I have to write this article. While most...

WSU rolled over by USC

WSU turned over the ball three times, the most against any team this season.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen football reporter December 7, 2020

The WSU Cougars suffered their second loss of the season as they fell to the No. 20 USC Trojans by a score of 38-13. The Cougars (1-2) struggled for much of the game, only gaining 163 yards and allowing...

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