Category Archives: Game story

Gone in a New York minute

Wichita State handles Cougs in NIT semifinal NEW YORK — Basketball’s most heralded venue. Washington State’s most inept outing in recent memory. Not an ideal swan song for Klay Thompson, if he opts to forego his senior season. The Cougars’ … Continue reading

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Cougars dispatch Oklahoma State; Northwestern on deck

WSU takes apart Cowboys, will play host Wildcats in quarterfinals PULLMAN – Washington State is making the most of its consolation of a postseason. And, now, the road to Madison Square Garden will go through Pullman. The Cougars’ 74-64 win … Continue reading

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Washington State 85, Long Beach State 74

Big first half lifts Cougs in first round of NIT PULLMAN – The second half was virtually a microcosm of Washington State’s erratic season – and probably illustrated why this team is in the NIT. It was the first 20 … Continue reading

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Third time’s a wash

Washington 89, Washington State 87 Thompson breaks loose for 43 points but Cougs can’t duplicate their two regular-season wins over arch-rival Washington LOS ANGELES — The path to atonement became considerably shorter for Washington State guard Klay Thompson. For the Cougars, … Continue reading

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UCLA 58, Washington State 54 (OT)

Cougs’ upset bid fades in OT without Thompson PULLMAN – Klay Thompson christened the game with a public apology, and his regret was surely deepened by what he saw two hours later. Washington State took a serious upset bid into … Continue reading

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Washington State 85, USC 77

Cougars down Trojans, earn first-round bye PULLMAN – DeAngelo Casto was on target all night. And now, thanks to big-time performances from a trio of juniors, so are the Cougars. Washington State frustrated and subdued Southern Cal and its nightmarish 6-foot-10 … Continue reading

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Washington State 80, Washington 69

Cougars cap a U-Dub double SEATTLE – Initially, Washington State had one of its least fruitful halves – offensively, anyway – in recent memory. Washington’s first stanza was only worse. Nightmarish, even. The most unproductive in coach Lorenzo Romar’s era. … Continue reading

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