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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

The WSU women’s basketball team celebrates a 3-pointer during an NCAA basketball game against UCLA, Jan. 22.

Cougars to duel Devils, clash with Wildcats in Arizona

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 26, 2023

Losing the first five of eight Pac-12 games is not how most Cougar fans saw this season going for a WSU women’s basketball team in search of its third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid. Unfortunately,...

WSU guard Astera Tuhina dribbles the ball during an NCAA basketball game against UCLA, Jan. 22.

Tuhina scores career-high 15 points in WSU’s loss to No. 9 UCLA

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 23, 2023

The Cougars were close midway through the third quarter like they have been so many times before. With the UCLA Bruins playing stout defense all afternoon, the game was beginning to get out of hand. Astera...

WSU guard Astera Tuhina dribbles the ball during a NCAA basketball game against USC, Jan 20th.

Freshman fill-in or phenom, meet Astera Tuhina

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen reporter January 23, 2023

Thrust into the spotlight once again, WSU freshman guard Astera Tuhina took the reigns and excelled Friday night against Southern California. The Cougars fell to 0-3 on the season when missing their...

WSU guard Astera Tuhina shoots the ball during a NCAA basketball game against USC, Jan 20th.

Cougars cannot deceive Trojans, lose 51-44

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 21, 2023

Astera Tuhina sprinted down the court, trying to create an offensive opportunity with her team down by 5 points and under three minutes remaining in the game. Moments earlier, Tuhina had taken a Trojan...

WSU tennis player Maxine Murphy serves the ball during an NCAA match against Montana, Jan, 13.

Wazzu Weekly: Jan. 20, 2023

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 20, 2023

The Daily Evergreen staff commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by creating an MLK-oriented mini-edition focused on his life and legacy. Our writers in the sports section embraced this topic and explored...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker drives to the hoop during an NCAA womens basketball game against Prairie View A&M, Nov. 13.

Pac-12 / SWAC Legacy Series bigger than basketball

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 19, 2023

Given the competitive nature of sports, athletes rarely have the time to get to know their opponents on a personal level, much less have a meal with them. This season, members of WSU men’s and women’s...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker (5) dribbles around UCLA guard Camryn Brown (35) during the second half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game, Feb. 11. 2022

Cougars host red-hot southern California, top ten UCLA

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 19, 2023

The Cougs are hosting USC at the worst time, or perhaps the best time if they can capitalize off of the momentum gained in their biggest win of the season, an 85-84 overtime win over Oregon. Unfortunately,...

WSU forward Jessica Clarke (14) shoots over Arizona State guard Jaddan Simmons (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 18.

Cougars leave Oregon with two historic dubs

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 16, 2023

Prior to Friday, Jessica Clarke had only played about seven minutes the whole season. Battling back from injury, the junior center from North Vancouver, Canada played double-digit minutes in both games...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye celebrated during a NCAA men’s basketball game against California Jan 11th.

Wazzu Weekly: Jan. 13, 2023

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 13, 2023

It is so great to be back! I am certainly enjoying the feeling of walking down the mall, seeing friends practically everywhere I go and getting into the swing of a new semester. Check out deputy sports...

Cougs hit Oregon trail in tough Pac-12 test

Cougs hit Oregon trail in tough Pac-12 test

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 12, 2023

With their half of the Apple Cup secured along with their first Pac-12 Conference win, the Cougs turn their attention to the Oregon schools, both formidable programs. WSU women’s basketball (11-4,...

Cougs grab their half of Apple, beat Huskies 66-52

Cougs grab their half of Apple, beat Huskies 66-52

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 9, 2023

With the game even 6-6, Charlisse Leger-Walker simply raised her hand and caught the ball thrown directly at her by a Husky. At the other end of the floor, she plunged into a sea of purple below the...

WSU guard Astera Tuhina dribbles toward the hoop during an NCAA womens basketball game against Montana, Dec. 2.

Cougs host Dawgs with star guard potentially absent

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 6, 2023

Each of Charlisse Leger-Walker’s 40 points was not enough to defeat Wazzu’s cross-state rival in the Cougs’ 82-66 Apple Cup loss Dec. 11 in Seattle. With the Pullman edition of the Apple Cup happening...

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