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Washington St. No Match for Mighty Tar Heels

No. 1 North Carolina wins by 21 points to reach Final Eight

(Newser) - North Carolina averaged 110 points in its first two games of the NCAA tournament but was held to a mere 68 tonight against Washington State. Didn't matter. The Tar Heels still managed to dominate and come away with a 68-47 win to advance to the Final Eight. The 21-point spread... More »

WSU Denies Notre Dame

Cougars shut down high-scoring Irish

(Newser) - Fifth-seeded Notre Dame got to experience tonight what Pac-10 offenses learned all season--good luck scoring against Washington State. The Cougars held the normally high-octane Irish to 24% shooting in a convincing 61-41 second-round NCAA Tournament win, reports the Associated Press. WSU held Big East Player of the Year Luke Harangody... More »

Washington State Wallops Winthrop

Pac-10 champs roll over Eagles to advance

(Newser) - It was all-square at halftime between Washington State and Winthrop in the NCAA first round.  The Cougars then ran away with the game, walloping the No. 13 seed Eagles, a popular upset choice in office pools, 71-40. A 25-1 run by Washington State put to rest any hopes of... More »

Memphis Wins, Moves to C-USA Tourney Semis

WSU bests Oregon in Pac-10, BYU bombs CSU in Mountain West

(Newser) - Memphis continues their banner year with yet another win, this time crushing Tulane in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals, 75-56. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points for the Tigers as they maintained their dominance of the Green Wave: Tulane hasn’t beaten Memphis since February 9, 2000. John Calipari’s team... More »

Lopez Lifts Stanford Past Washington St.

No. 8 Cardinal comes back to set up Pac-10 showdown with UCLA

(Newser) - No. 8 Stanford's Brook Lopez took it upon himself today to make sure Thursday's Pac-10 battle with No. 4 UCLA means something. The 7-foot sophomore scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, pulled down six rebounds and had four blocks as the Cardinal came back to beat... More »

Arizona Upsets Washington State 65-55

Determined Kent State hands No. 19 St. Mary's first home loss 65-57

(Newser) - No. 17 Washington State couldn't buy a basket last night, shooting 34% from the field as Arizona ran away with a 65-55 upset. The Wildcats saw their big three catch fire at once, as Jordan Hill had 13 points and nine boards, Jerryd Bayless scored 20, and Chase Budinger topped... More »

Washington St.'s Defense Traps ASU

No. 17 Cougars shut down Sun Devils for fourth straight win

(Newser) - No. 17 Washington State showed why it has the third-best defense in the country last night as it held Arizona State to 33% shooting in a 59-47 Pac-10 win, reports the Associated Press. The Cougars defense was so good that the offense went six minutes without a basket, yet WSU... More »

Tarnished Indiana Takes Out Spartans

WSU trumps Oregon, St. Mary's routs Loyola Marymount

(Newser) - Indiana fans finally got something to cheer about last night. After dealing with a week of accusations of NCAA violations by their coach, Hoosier rooters had to smile after an 80-61 Big Ten upset of No. 10 Michigan State, reports AP. Eric Gordan led the way with 28 points as... More »

Top-Ranked Memphis Rolls to 23-0

Washington St. snaps 3-game skid, UConn routs Georgia Tech

(Newser) - Derrick Rose scored 15 points and Joey Dorsey had 11 points and 13 rebounds as No. 1 Memphis stayed undefeated with an 85-64 Conference USA rout of Central Florida, reports the Associated Press. The Tigers (23-0, 9-0) kept alive their bid to become the first team to go undefeated in... More »

UCLA Ploughs on Past Wash State 67-59

Bruins starters turn it up in second half in snow- bound series finale

(Newser) - At halftime last night, UCLA's Darren Collison had no points and his fourth-ranked Bruins were languishing in a 26-26 tie with No. 17 Washington State. But 20 minutes later, Collison had 18 points to his name, and UCLA was celebrating its 67-59 victory, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Bruins... More »

Stanford Ekes Out OT Win Over WSU

No. 2 Kansas handles Colorado, No. 3 Duke trounces Miami

(Newser) - Brook Lopez and Lawrence Hill scored 18 points each to lead No. 14 Stanford to a 67-65 overtime win over No. 9 Washington State yesterday, reports the Associated Press. The Pac-10 game wasn't decided until Robin Lopez scored with 12 seconds left in OT for the Cardinal (18-3, 7-2). The... More »

Cal Shocks WSU to Get Rare Road Win

Wisconsin holds back Indiana, Duke surges to smash NC State

(Newser) - Cal's Jamaal Boykin was the driving force of his team last night, determined not to drop their sixth of the last seven games. Along with his seven rebounds and 12 points, Boykin was "the most vocal leader in the huddle," and—more critically—sank the free throws that... More »

ASU Falls Short Against Washington State

Amidst officiating controversies, Harden's final second shot too short for victory

(Newser) - The Sun Devils were a rim short last night, losing to Washington State 56-55,  the Arizona Republic reports. Freshman star James Harden's shot with eight seconds remaining in regulation fell just short, spoiling what would have been an epic end to the final minutes of play in which ASU... More »

Arizona's Offense Smokes No. 6 WSU

UCLA Loves beating Oregon, Michigan State hammers Northwestern

(Newser) - Chase Budinger had 22 points as Arizona beat red-hot No. 6 Washington State 76-64 last night in a Pac-10 game, the Arizona Republic reports. The Wildcats hadn't beaten an opponent ranked this high since beating Oklahoma State in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The Cougars, 16-2, were holding opponents to 52.... More »

Love Leads UCLA Over Wash. State

No. 5 Bruins beat No. 4 Cougars for ninth straight win

(Newser) - No. 5 UCLA showed No. 4 Washington State that it has a way to go before it is the Big Dog in the Pac-10. The Bruins, led by Kevin Love's eighth double-double, beat the Cougars 81-74 yesterday, reports AP. UCLA (16-1, 4-0 Pac-10) knocked WSU (14-1, 2-1) from the unbeaten... More »

Unbeatable Cougars Slam USC 73-58

UCLA beats Washington, Butler downs Wisconsin-GB,

(Newser) - Fourth-ranked Washington State remained unbeaten last night with a 73-58 win over USC. OJ Mayo hauled in 22 points and seven rebounds for the Trojans but got no help from the bench in a game that saw only four USC free throws. The victory was only WSU's 12th in 53... More »

WSU 8-0 After Felling Gonzaga

Cougars hand Bulldogs first home loss in 55 games, 51-47

(Newser) - Cats triumphed over dogs last night as the No. 8 Washington State Cougars pulled off a hard-fought 51-47 win at Gonzaga. The No. 17 Bulldogs hadn't lost at home while ranked in 55 games, but their 26% shooting and their worst first half in 11 years spelled their downfall, reports... More »

Wash. State Edges Baylor in Nail-Biter, 67-64

No. 6 Cougars stay perfect with help from Cowgill's shooting

(Newser) - The sixth-ranked Washington State Cougars fended off a Baylor threat last night, winning 67-64 on Derrick Low's consecutive three-pointers. Sharpshooter Robbie Cowgill nailed eight of 12 shots for 18 points and Aron Baynes scored 10 in just 13 minutes of play to drive the Cougars to a 7-0 season start,... More »

Sherman Named New Coach at A&M

Gailey fired at Georgia Tech, Nutt steps down at Arkansas, Doba canned at WSU

(Newser) - Mike Sherman will replace Dennis Franchione as head football coach at Texas A&M. Sherman coached the Aggies offensive line during two separate stints in the 1990s. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans and coached the Green Bay Packers from 2000 to 2005. Sherman called coaching... More »

Missing Hoop Star's Body Found in Brazil

Police consider suicide, homicide in ex-WSU player's death

(Newser) - The body of a former Washington State University basketball star who had been missing in Brazil was found yesterday, reports the Seattle Times. Tony Harris' death is being investigated as a suicide, but police "are not ruling out homicide," a spokesman told the AP. Harris, 36, was in... More »

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