Underdog Cougars Ready to Scrap Against In-State Rival Gonzaga - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington State Basketball

Underdog Cougars Ready to Scrap Against In-State Rival Gonzaga

Coach Ken Bone knows his team is in for a whale of a challenge against Gonzaga (Photo: SWX) Coach Ken Bone knows his team is in for a whale of a challenge against Gonzaga (Photo: SWX)
PULLMAN, Wash. -

Ken Bone and his Cougars want to get things rolling. They started with a win over Portland last week. They hope to continue the momentum with a win against in-state rival Gonzaga on Wednesday.

That may be easier said than done.

The Cougars are gearing up for a Gonzaga team that has five players averaging more than 10 points per game. The Zags score more than 85 points per outing and shoot 53 percent from the field.

Gonzaga on TV

Gonzaga
vs.
Washington State

Wed., Dec. 5
at 8 p.m. (PT)

TV: ESPNU

Simply put, the No. 10 Zags are one of the best teams in the country.

"It's a huge challenge," said coach Ken Bone. "Because not only do they have size, they've guys that could potentially end up in the NBA. They're not just big and athletic, good strength, active. They have all the pieces inside – at least the four guys, and they just keep coming at you."

Wednesday's game tips off at 8 p.m. (PT). It can be seen on ESPNU.

  • College

    • Eagles win big over Portland State 59-33

      After receiving first-round byes in the previous five appearances in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, the Eagles are in a wait-and-see mode following a dominant 59-33 Big Sky Conference victory over Portland State.

    • Vandals struggle in 13-7 loss to Coastal Carolina

      Idaho found the end zone on the game’s opening drive, but Coastal Carolina accounted for the rest of the scoring as the Vandals (3-7, 2-4 Sun Belt) suffered a 13-7 defeat in their home finale Saturday.

    • Cougars roll past Idaho State 83-62

      Robert Franks had 25 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight assists, Malachi Flynn added 15 points and Washington State used a big second-half run to beat Idaho State 83-62 on Saturday.

    • Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman

      BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G...
    • Whitworth start 2017-18 campaign with 87-59 win over Whittier

      The Pirates start the 2017-18 campaign 1-0, while the Poets fell to 0-1. Grace Douglas led Whitworth with 21 points and 5 assists.

    • Whitworth men's basketball welcomes Gallaudet University to the Fieldhouse

      The entire team and coaching staff is either deaf or hard of hearing, with the exception of the equipment manager who serves as the team's interpreter. Despite what some might think is a disadvantage, the Bison are a successful basketball program.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/