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Free-throw shooting could doom BYU Basketball

After a 70-59 win over the St. Mary’s Gaels, the BYU Cougars were in position to finish in second place or better in the West Coast Conference by winning out the rest of the season. Instead, the 6-15 Pacific Tigers came into the Marriott Center Saturday afternoon and took down the Cougars in a 77-72 upset. BYU shot an icy 33.9 percent from the field—including 21.7 percent from...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sun Devils coast past Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Tra Holder scored 16 points to lead Arizona State past Washington State 67-55 on Saturday afternoon. Obinna Oleka and Andre Spight both scored 13 points for the Sun Devils (13-11, 3-8 Pac 12). Gerry Blakes added 11 points and seven rebounds. The Cougars (9-14, 1-10), who have lost nine straight games, played without leading scorer and rebounder Josh Hawkinson. The...
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Sun Devils coast past Washington State, 67-55

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Tra Holder scored 16 points to lead Arizona State past Washington State 67-55 on Saturday afternoon. Obinna Oleka and Andre Spight both scored 13 points for the Sun Devils (13-11, 3-8 Pac 12). Gerry Blakes added 11 points and seven rebounds. The Cougars (9-14, 1-10), who have lost nine straight games, played without leading scorer and rebounder Josh Hawkinson...
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Anderson's career night powers Wildcats past Cougars

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Ryan Anderson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 23 Arizona to a 79-64 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.Gabe Marks added 14 points and Mark Tollefsen had 12 for the Wildcats (18-5, 6-4 Pac-12).Ike Iroegbu led Washington State (9-13, 1-9) with 20 points. Josh Hawkinson added 14 points and 17 rebounds for the last-place...
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Anderson leads No. 23 Arizona to 79-64 win over Cougars

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Ryan Anderson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 23 Arizona to a 79-64 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night. Gabe Marks added 14 points and Mark Tollefsen had 12 for the Wildcats (18-5, 6-4 Pac-12). Ike Iroegbu led Washington State (9-13, 1-9) with 20 points. Josh Hawkinson added 14 points and 17 rebounds for the...
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Mike Leach doesn't know what 'The Dab' is, says it sounds 'fun'

Washington State took to Twitter to announce its 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday. For each player, the school tweeted out a customized photo of each recruiting "dabbing."When asked about "The Dab" during his National Signing Day press conference, WSU head coach Mike Leach was confused about what "The Dab" was and how to do it. After reporters explained to Leach what it was, Leach...
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Washington St adds offensive linemen, defensive backs

Washington State coach Mike Leach bolstered his offensive line and defensive secondary on national signing day Wednesday The Cougars signed five offensive linemen, key to making the Air Raid offense soar, and five defensive backs among 24 new players. Nearly all the recruits were rated as three-star prospects by the various scouting agencies. With record-setting quarterback Luke...
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OL Frederick Mauigoa commits to Washington State over Oregon State

Washington State has received a commitment from three-star offensive guard Frederick Mauigoa. Mauigoa, who is 6-foot-4 and 290-pounds, chose Washington State over Oregon State. He also had offers from BYU, Hawaii and Nevada, among others. Mauigoa is ranked as the No. 27 offensive guard in the 2016 recruiting class, per 247 Sports.
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Washington State gets commitment from WR Riley Krenz

Washington State has received a commitment from Lake Stevens High School wide receiver Riley Krenz. Krenz was a favorite target of 2016 No. 1 QB recruit Jacob Eason, who is committed to Georgia. The wide receiver is expected to take a preferred walk-on role with the Cougars; however, Krenz could find a spot as a slot receiver in Mike Leach's Air Raid offense.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 16 Stanford pulls away from Washington State 69-52

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Lili Thompson scored 24 of her career-high 30 points in the second half as No. 16 Stanford overcame a poor start Sunday to defeat Washington State 69-52. Erica McCall had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Kaylee Johnson had a season-high 19 rebounds to go with seven points for the Cardinal (17-5, 7-3 Pac 12), who improved to 60-0 against the Cougars. Stanford...
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BYU Basketball: Road shooting could haunt to the Cougars

BYU came away with another home win against the Pepperdine Waves Saturday night with a final of 88-77. The Cougars improved to 16-7 overall and 7-3 in conference. The home-win improved BYU’s record to 10-0 at the friendly confines of the Marriot Center. The problem BYU has seen this season is on the road with a 3-6 record in away games and 2-1 at neutral sites. The Cougars have...
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UCLA beats last-place Washington State 83-50 to gain split

LOS ANGELES (AP) Isaac Hamilton scored 11 of his 22 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes after UCLA built an early 20-point, second-half lead to cruise past last-place Washington State 83-50 Saturday, snapping a two-game skid. Bryce Alford added 12 points, making all seven of his free throws, and the Bruins (13-9, 4-5 Pac-12) went 24 of 28 from the line in salvaging a split after...
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Eastern Illinois beats Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 60-46

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Trae Anderson scored 19 points and Eastern Illinois beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 60-46 on Saturday night. Anderson was 9 of 17 from the field while Cornell Johnston added 14 points for the Panthers (9-13, 6-4 Ohio Valley), who have won three straight and five of their last six. Carlos Anderson and Joshua White scored 10 points each for the Cougars...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Balance leads USSC to 81-71 win over Washington State

LOS ANGELES (AP) Katin Reinhardt scored 18 points and Southern California remained perfect at home with an 81-71 victory over Washington State on Thursday night. Chimezie Metu and Nikola Jovanovic added 12 points apiece, Bennie Boatwright had 11 and Elijah Stewart scored 10 as the Trojans (16-5, 5-3 Pac-12) snapped a two-game losing streak. USC led 52-41 at halftime and remained...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State hires Shephard as inside receivers coach

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State has hired JaMarcus Shephard as inside receivers coach, replacing David Yost. Coach Mike Leach said Shephard spent the past two seasons as the receivers coach at Western Kentucky. Last season, Western Kentucky finished fourth in FBS in passing average at 372 yards per game. Shephard coached a receiving group that caught 290 passes for 48 touchdowns...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars officially name JaMarcus Shephard as inside receivers coach

Washington State has officially named JaMarcus Shephard as the Cougars' inside receivers coach. Shephard spent the past two seasons as the receivers coach at Western Kentucky. In 2015, WKU finished fourth in FBS in passing average at 372.2 yards per game“JaMarcus is a tremendous coach and will fit nicely within our program,” said head coach Mike Leach. “He has great passion...
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Buffs get the split, defeat Cougars 75-70

  PULLMAN, Wa. – Just when you thought the Buffs couldn’t get any more frustrating on the road, they go and do something like this. . . And totally redeem themselves. The Colorado Buffaloes avenged Wednesday’s ugly loss in Seattle on Saturday night, defeating the Washington State Cougars 75-70 and earning the ever-so-coveted road-split. George King led the way for the Buffaloes...
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King leads Colorado past Washington State, 75-70

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) George King scored 22 points to lead Colorado to a 75-70 victory at Washington State on Saturday night. Josh Scott added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Buffaloes (15-5, 4-3 Pac-12). Ike Iroegbu led Washington State (9-10, 1-6) with 27 points. Conor Clifford matched his season bests of 18 points and five rebounds. The Cougars have lost five consecutive...
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Twi-lights: Cougars can’t top CU Buffs

The Colorado Buffaloes got their second road split of the conference season, defeating the Washington State Cougars 75-70 in Pullman. The Buffs improved to 15-5 (4-3) on the season behind Geroge King’s 22 points. Here are BSN Denver’s tweets of the game: Almost that time! #GoBuffs @CUBuffsMBB @MillerTory pic.twitter.com/33TiTpC1Yt — Emily Simpson (@EASimps) January 24, 2016...
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Report: Washington State hires JaMarcus Shephard to coach inside receivers

Washington State has hired Western Kentucky's wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator JaMarcus Shephard as new inside receivers coach, according to a report by Sports Illustrated.Shephard played wide receiver at DePauw from 2001–04, totaling 168 catches for 2,382 yards. He also left as the school's all-time leader in kick return yards. Shephard will replace David Yost...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 17 UCLA women hold off Washington State 75-73

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Monique Billings scored 19 points, Jordin Canada had 16 and No. 17 UCLA held on to beat Washington State 75-73 on Sunday. Borislava Hristova, who led the Cougars with 19 points, had two chances in the closing seconds. She missed a contested floater in the lane but the ball went out of bounds off the Bruins with 3.1 seconds left. Then her open jumper from the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona rolls past Cougars for 49th win in a row at McKale

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Ryan Anderson had 15 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot that sparked a decisive first-half run, and No. 18 Arizona continued its dominance of Washington State with a 90-66 victory Saturday night.Parker Jackson-Cartwright added 13 points and seven assists for the Wildcats (15-3, 3-2). They extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 49 games by beating...
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Washington State women beat No. 25 Southern Cal 73-61

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Borislava Hristova had 13 of her 21 points in the second half and Washington State beat No. 25 Southern California 73-61 on Friday night. Maria Kostourkova and Louise Brown added 10 points each for Washington State (12-5, 3-3 Pac-12). Dawnyelle Awa assisted Hristova's weak-side cut to make it 68-61 with 1:41 left and the Cougars made 5 of 10 free throws while...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon names David Yost quarterbacks coach

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon has named David Yost its quarterbacks and passing game coordinator. Yost comes to the Ducks after three years as an assistant to Mike Leach at Washington State, coaching inside receivers. Before that, Yost was on coach Gary Pinkel's staffs at both Toledo and Missouri, eventually becoming offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. The addition of...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State officially announces four early enrollees

Washington State's spring semester began on Monday and the Cougars have officially announced the addition of four early enrollees. The four players are WR Isaiah Johnson, ATH Justus Rogers, ATH Jalen Thompson and JuCo DE Garrett McBroom.McBroom is expected to play right away for the Cougars. He is 6'0" and 260 pounds. Johnson, Rogers and Thompson were all very highly recruited...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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