NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Britton Ransford profiles the newcomers to the Washington State Cougars basketball program in the 2012-2013 season. The Cougs were able to snag a good crop of guys – Demarquise Johnson, Richard Longrus, Brett Boese, Jams Hunter and Jordan Railey. Brock Motum should be smiling right about now.
NWSB Insider Steve Lee has been following Washington State Men’s Basketball recruiting for the 2012-2013 recruiting class. Coach Ken Bone found some future stars in Demarquise Johnson, Brett Boese, Richard Longrus and big man Richard Peters. With the addition of these four recruits, the Cougars will be able to fill in the gaps from the 2012 departures.
NWSB Insider Jason Green and Pac 12 hoops blogger Jason Green has his WSU Cougars recap article. Five things he learned about the Cougs hoops team. This season gives WSU fans hope for next season. The players that are coming back give the Cougars a lot of high hopes. Brock Motum (18.1 ppg 6.5 ppg) had a good season and he and 3rd leading scorer Reggie Moore (10.2 ppg) will be back.
Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Cougars vs. Panthers Friday CBI basketball tourney preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Panthers by 8. The total is set at 128. Under is 8-3 in WAST last 11 non-conference games. Faisal Aden has been out for weeks but leading scorer and rebounder Brock Motum has played just two minutes over the first two games.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas raises an interesting question regarding Washington State Cougars men’s hoops. Is Ken Bone the right man to lead in 2012? Although he has a winning record in his current stay with Washington State, his lack of recruiting and conference wins may ultimately doom him in the end.
Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Beavers vs. Cougars Wednesday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Beavers by 4. The total is set at 147. The over is 7-1 in Oregon State’s last 8 Wed. games. The Beavers are ninth in the nation in scoring but had no idea how to handle Brock Motum in 2011/12.
Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Cougars vs UCLA Bruins Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Bruins by 10. The total is set at 136. Washington State are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thurssday games. UCLA are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. WSU needs a Brock Motum monster game tonight.
WSU Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars Saturday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Huskies by 1. The total is set at 146.5. The Dawgs are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 Sat. games. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. Forward Brock Motum has been shouldering the scoring load for WSU, Tony Wroten the same for UW.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington State Cougars head basketball coach Dick Bennett. Insider Steve one of our Washington St. Cougars bloggers points out his Cougs career started in 2003, and he was there until 2006. The first order of business for Bennett and his WSU coaching staff was changing the culture and identity of Cougars basketball.
Did you miss the Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Pac 12 basketball game Thursday night? We’ve got the highlights loaded for our Pac 12 Hoops fans. Jesse Perry’s tie-breaking three-point play with 38.8 seconds left helped Arizona beat WSU. Brock Motum has scored 20 or more points in five of the last six games and nine times overall.
NWSB Managing Editor Q weighs in with his USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Cougars by 7.5. The total is set at 119.5. Only 5 Trojans have played every game this season as they have struggled while the Cougars took a huge loss with Faisal Aden going down for the season.
NWSB Managing Editor Q weighs in with his Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Wildcats by 9. The total is set at 132. Washington State has won two straight, coming against then-PAC 12 leaders Stanford and California. Faisal Aden earned the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association Player of the Week.