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Forward Isaac Jones screams in celebration after scoring during an NCAA mens basketball game against Cal, Feb. 15, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Wazzu Weekly: Men’s basketball ranked for first time since 2008, baseball opens season with series win

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 21, 2024

The Cougs are ranked! For the first time in over 300 weeks, WSU men’s basketball earned a spot in the AP Top 25 poll.  Freshman guard Myles Rice earned his fourth consecutive and seventh total...

WSU forward Jaylen Wells tries to cross up Stanford forward Spencer Jones during an NCAA men’s basketball game, Feb. 17. 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs beat Stanford to sweep season series

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 19, 2024

WSU men’s basketball (20-6, 11-4 Pac-12) beat Stanford (12-13, 7-8 Pac-12) in Pullman Saturday. They won by a score of 72-59, sweeping the season series against the Cardinal in front of one of the biggest...

Jaylen Wells shoots from just inside the three-point line for a quick 2 points early in the first half, Feb. 15, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs get revenge on Golden Bears

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 17, 2024

WSU men’s basketball (19-6, 10-4 Pac-12) beat Cal (10-15, 6-8 Pac-12) in Pullman Thursday. They won by a score of 84-65, taking the second of two matchups between the two teams and splitting the season...

WSU forward Jaylen Wells jumps for a shot during an NCAA men’s basketball match against UW, Feb. 4, 2024, in Seattle.

MBB back in Beasley as true contenders

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 15, 2024

For five straight games and for eight times in the last nine, WSU men’s basketball has won. Now, they return to Beasley Coliseum in sole possession of second place in the Pac-12 standings and have an...

Rueben Chinyelu high-fives a WSU student after WSU mens basketballs 78-69 win over Colorado, Jan. 27 in Pullman, Wash.

‘They get hype, I get hype,’ How WSU students are changing the culture around WSU basketball

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 15, 2024

Each fan who chose to sit in the student section during WSU men’s basketball’s 78-69 win over Colorado Jan. 27 had a newspaper on the back of their seat and a sheet of paper containing instructions. In...

Isaac Jones hypes up the crowd as Jaylen Wells and Oscar Cluff walk away after WSU scored in the final minute of WSU mens basketballs 78-69 win over Colorado, Jan. 27 in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars to rematch Bay schools at home

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 15, 2024

Led by arguably the greatest freshman in program history, WSU men’s basketball (18-6, 9-4 Pac-12) is on a five-game winning streak. Their last loss? An 81-75 overtime heartbreaker to the California Golden...

Myles Rice pulls up for a wide-open mid-range shot, Jan. 27, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs sweep Oregon schools

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 14, 2024

Myles Rice won his third straight and program-record sixth overall Pac-12 Freshman of the Week selection Monday. Now the most decorated freshman in WSU program history, Rice is not done yet. Rice led the...

WSU forward Jaylen Wells jumps for a shot during an NCAA men’s basketball match against UW, Feb. 4, 2024, in Seattle.

Cougs head south for Oregon rematches

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 8, 2024

WSU men’s basketball (16-6, 7-4 Pac-12) plays Oregon State (11-11, 3-8 Pac-12) and Oregon (15-7, 7-4 Pac-12) this week. It will be the second matchup with both of those teams, giving the Cougs a chance...

James Donaldson hangs from the rim during a WSU mens basketball game. Courtesy of WSU Athletics.

WSU Basketball great James Donaldson inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall Of Fame

ZACH THUMMEL February 8, 2024

James Donaldson, a WSU basketball great, was inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at The Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California.  The Hall also inducted Matt Barnes...

WSU guard Myles Rice passes the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball match against UW, Feb. 4, 2024, in Seattle.

Cougs escape Seattle with a win

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 6, 2024

WSU men’s basketball (16-6, 7-4 Pac-12) beat Washington (12-10, 4-7 Pac-12) in Seattle Saturday. They won by a score of 90-87, taking the first of two matchups between the Cougs and the Huskies. The...

Myles Rice hypes up the crowd after the Cougs took down Colorado, Jan. 27, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU men’s hoops viewer’s guide

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor January 31, 2024

If you have not been paying attention to the Cougar men’s basketball team, I want you to know that I forgive you. It is okay. However, my grace only goes so far. The season is more than halfway done...

Forward Isaac Jones dunks the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball game against Colorado, Jan. 27, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars stomp Buffaloes

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor January 28, 2024

WSU men’s basketball (15-6, 6-4 Pac-12) played Colorado (15-6, 6-4 Pac-12) in Pullman Saturday afternoon. They won by a score of 78-69, splitting the season series with a mountain team for the second...

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