Washington St. Rumors & News

  • Washington State finally lets Izundu transfer to San Diego State

    The Score "Initially barred from transferring to San Diego State, center Valentine Izundu is headed to the Aztecs by way of Washington State after all. The Cougars blocked Izundu from going to his intended destination after accusing San Diego State of tampering with him. The allegations arose after Izundu..." May 15

  • Three Washington State players declare for NBA draft

    Seattle Times "Three Washington State players who recently completed their junior seasons have declared for the NBA draft. Although forward Josh Hawkinson, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, center Conor Clifford and guard Ike Iroegbu declared for the draft, they are not hiring agents at this time,..." April 16

  • Que Johnson reportedly transferring from WSU

    The Spokesman-Review "Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports that guard Que Johnson will graduate and transfer for his senior season. Johnson is the fourth WSU men's basketball player to transfer this offseason and the seventh in the last two years. The Cougars went 9-23 this year, finishing the season with a 17-game..." April 12

  • Washington 99, Washington State 91

    The Sports Xchange "Washington senior guard Andrew Andrews scored a career-high 47 points, fueling the Huskies' 99-91 win over Washington State on Wednesday night in Seattle. Andrews hit five 3-pointers and made 16 of 17 free-throw attempts on Senior Night. He also grabbed six rebounds and handed out four..." March 03

  • Oregon State 69, Washington State 49

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Gary Payton II flirted with a triple-double in what might have been his final home game, helping Oregon State beat Washington State 69-49 Sunday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Payton had 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Oregon State (17-10, 8-8 Pac-12..." February 28

  • No. 13 Oregon atop Pac-12 with win over Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- No. 13 Oregon is back in first place in the Pac-12 Conference. Forward Elgin Cook scored 24 points and center Chris Boucher added 18 points as the Ducks (22-6) defeated Washington State 76-62 to improve to 11-4 in the Pac-12 and take a one-game lead over Utah and Arizona...." February 25

  • California 80, Washington State 62

    The Sports Xchange "California guard Tyrone Wallace scored 15 of his 17 points in less than four minutes during the second half, sparking the Bears to an 80-62 victory over Washington State on Sunday evening in Pullman, Wash. Forward Ivan Rabb added 15 points for the Bears (19-8, 9-5 Pac-12), and guard Jabari..." February 21

  • Stanford 72, Washington State 56

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Michael Humphrey scored a career-high 26 points to lift Stanford to a 72-56 victory over Washington State on Thursday night in Pullman, Wash. Humphrey sank 10 of 15 shots and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds at Beasley Coliseum. Forward Rosco Allen added 14 points and nine rebounds..." February 19

  • Utah 88, Washington State 47

    The Sports Xchange "Center Jakob Poeltl scored 25 points and collected 10 rebounds to lead Utah to a 88-47 victory over Washington State on Sunday in Salt Lake City. Forward Jordan Loveridge added 14 points and forward Brekkott Chapman chipped in 12 points to pace the Utes. Utah (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12) won its..." February 14

  • Washington State losing three players to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Washington State is losing three first-year players as the school announced that junior forward Aaron Cheatum and freshmen guards Jackie Davis and Trevor Dunbar will transfer. “We appreciate the contributions Aaron, Jackie and Trevor have made to the program over the last year,” head coach..." April 01

  • Washington State lands a Class of 2016 point guard commitment

    College Basketball Talk "Washington State landed its point guard of the future on Monday as California native and three-star guard Milan Acquaah committed to head coach Ernie Kent. The 6-foot-2 lead guard comes from a strong program in Los Angeles at Cathedral High School as teammates and fellow juniors Lucas Siewart..." February 24

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Evergreen's Franks commits to Washington State hoops

    The Columbian "Evergreen High School basketball standout Robert Franks will stay in state for his college days. Franks called Washington State men's basketball coach Ernie Kent around 7 p.m. Monday to tell Kent he would sign with the Cougars in November. "Coach Ernie Kent is such a great guy. Not only a..." September 30

  • 6-8 wing King commits to Cougars

    The Spokesman-Review "Derrien King, a 6-foot-8 wing from Los Angeles, has given an oral commitment to basketball coach Ernie Kent to play at Washington State, according to multiple reports. King is a freshman at Santa Monica (Junior) College. Kent has now secured oral commitments from at least two recruits in the..." September 22

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Kent lands transfer big from Houston

    CougCenter "News broke on Sunday that Valentine Izundu, a 6'10" center who played his first two years at the University of Houston, would be transferring to WSU. When Ernie Kent arrived to Pullman in March as the new men's basketball coach at Washington State University he had several scholarships to fill...." July 29

  • Lorenzo Romar pokes holes in misguided Pac-12 freshman ineligibility proposal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Pac-12 Conference presidents and chancellors put forth a cockamamie idea last week in an attempt to curtail the number of 'one-and-done' players in college basketball. In a letter sent to their peers in the other Big Five conferences listing 10 'core objectives' the Pac-12 believes are the..." June 03

  • Top prospect Trevor Dunbar commits to Washington State

    San Francisco Examiner "St. Ignatius point guard Trevor Dunbar -- the 2013-14 West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year -- had his patience tested during the recruiting process. However, that patience ultimately paid off. Dunbar committed to Washington State, earning a full scholarship to play for new..." June 02

  • Washington State's Royce Woolridge transferring

    CBS Sports "With Ernie Kent taking over at Washington State last month, there was bound to be some roster changes for the Cougars. The most notable one announced Tuesday was the transfer of guard Royce Woolridge. Woolridge, a 6-foot-3 Phoenix native, averaged 7.3 points and 2.7 assists this past season,..." April 15

  • Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent hired at Washington State

    Tacoma News Tribune "Bill Moos enjoyed hiring Ernie Kent so much that he decided to do it again. Kent has been hired by Washington State athletic director Moos as the school’s new men’s basketball coach. Kent, 59, was signed to a five-year rollover contract. “I’m looking forward to providing the kind of..." April 01

  • WSU fires basketball coach Ken Bone

    The Spokesman-Review "Ken Bone will not return as the head coach of the Washington State men’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season. WSU athletic director Bill Moos fired Bone today during their annual end of season meeting. “We’ve gone in a (downward) direction. It’s not good enough,” said Bone, who finished with..." March 18

  • Stanford 74, Washington St. 63

    ProSportsDaily "Chasson Randle scored 22 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the Cardinal defeated the upset-minded Cougars in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Dwight Powell added 16 points while Josh Huestis and Anthony Brown had 12 points apiece for No. 6 seed Stanford..." March 13

  • Washington St. 73, UCLA 55

    ProSportsDaily "Que Johnson and Ike Iroegbu scored 14 points apiece off the bench as the host Cougars snapped an eight-game skid in Pac-12 play. D.J. Shelton had 10 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds for Washington State (10-20, 3-15), which held the Bruins to a season-low 55 points. Dexter..." March 09

  • Ken Bone hasn’t been able to make his plan work at WSU

    Seattle Times "First, let it be said that Ken Bone, the Washington State basketball coach, is a man of integrity, somebody who always represents his institution well. But as the season winds down at WSU, this is also inescapable: The team he coaches is talent-shy and in danger of a third last-place finish in..." March 07

  • Southern California 79, Washington St. 68

    ProSportsDaily "Byron Wesley tied a career high with 31 points as the visiting Trojans snapped their 10-game losing streak with a dominant second-half performance. Wesley shot 10-of-17 from the field and collected 10 rebounds for USC (11-19, 2-15 Pac-12), which won for the second time in its last 17 games and..." March 07

  • Washington 72, Washington St. 49

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman guard Nigel Williams-Goss scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds as the Huskies pulled away from the visiting Cougars. Andrew Andrews contributed 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists as Washington (16-13, 8-8 Pac-12) won for the sixth time in seven games at home in..." March 01

  • Arizona shows it’s still the big dog in men’s hoops

    Salt Lake Tribune "The whispers began with Brandon Ashley going down for the season with a foot injury. Those whispers turned to chatter as Arizona struggled with teams like Oregon and Oregon State — at the friendly confines of the McKale Center, no less. They turned into roars with an offensively challenged loss at..." February 25

  • Ken Bone hasn’t been able to make his plan work at WSU

    Seattle Times "First, let it be said that Ken Bone, the Washington State basketball coach, is a man of integrity, somebody who always represents his institution well. But as the season winds down at WSU, this is also inescapable: The team he coaches is talent-shy and in danger of a third last-place finish in..." February 25

  • Oregon 67, Washington St. 53

    ProSportsDaily "Mike Moser scored 21 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and Joseph Young added 18 as the Ducks dominated the second half against the visiting Cougars. Moser shot 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-7 from 3-point range for Oregon (18-8, 6-8 Pac-12), which won its third straight after..." February 24

  • Oregon St. 68, Washington St. 57

    ProSportsDaily "Angus Brandt scored 16 points as the host Beavers overcame an off night from Roberto Nelson to hand the Cougars their fifth consecutive loss. Devon Collier contributed 14 points off the bench for Oregon State (14-11, 6-7 Pac-12), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Nelson, the Pac-12's..." February 21

  • Roberto Nelson leads Oregon State to 66-55 win over Washington State

    Oregonian "Roberto Nelson came into the game leading the Pac-12 in scoring at 21.5 per game and needing 22 points to move into sixth on Oregon State's all-time scoring list. The junior guard finished with 26 points, hitting 5 of 6 free throws in the final 1:08, as the Beavers held off Washington State for..." January 23