> People > Brett Boese The latest news from Breaking news and expert analysis on college sports, recruiting, fantasy football, NFL, outdoors, military, and more. > People > Brett Boese en-us Copyright © 2016 and All rights reserved. This website is an unofficial and independent source of news and information, and is not affiliated with any school, team or league. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:44:48 GMT > People > Brett Boese RSS Engine v1.1 (Server:CAMWEB01) 60 WSU's Ernie Kent on passing of the torch PULLMAN — Washington State seniors DaVonte Lacy, Dexter Kernich-Drew and Jordan Railey this week will each deal with the challenge of not getting too high or too low for their final two games in Beasley. But the other 10 WSU players also have a challenge ahead of them, Ernie Kent said on Wednesday. 2047 EVAN BARON Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:13:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Kent says Cougs kick away a UCLA upset ERNIE KENT TOLD HIS staff and players after Sunday night's 72-67 loss at UCLA there were a minimum of 50 basketball plays on both sides of the ball that the Cougars left on the floor. The Cougars' first-year coach said this was another game where Washington State failed to put its feet on the opponent and bury them. 2047 EVAN BARON Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:56:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Kent still teaching Cougs the matchup zone PULLMAN — After 26 games in the 2014-15 season, there’s still a learning curve for the Washington State men’s basketball team. Maybe not so much on the offensive side, but on defense. Ernie Kent and staff are still in the process of teaching the matchup zone to the Cougs. 2047 EVAN BARON Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:31:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Q&A: All things D with WSU’s Silvey Dominguez WASHINGTON STATE already this season has exceeded win-loss expectations in men’s basketball – but the Cougar D has been a far different story. How does Ernie Kent turn it around, what’s most in need of fixing and where has the 1-2-2 matchup zone been? CF.C recently held a wide-ranging Q&A session on that and more with the architect behind the Cougs’ defense: assistant coach Silvey Dominguez. 2047 KELSEY JONES Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:31:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Kent: Coug seniors need a sense of urgency PULLMAN — With Washington State having lost six of their last seven, Ernie Kent said it's important for his players not to focus on rising Arizona State and No. 7 Arizona. Instead, they need to worry about their own game, to dictate rather than be dictated to. Kent emphasized the Cougs' three seniors must close out their final season on a high note. If not, Kent believes the Cougars will struggle. 2047 EVAN BARON Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:19:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout THIS WEEK IN WSU HOOPS: How 'bout a sweep? DID THE WHEELS completely come off Washington State's season when the Cougars were run out of the gym last Saturday in Colorado, or is WSU simply looking to end a three-game losing streak this week when California and Stanford come to Pullman? 2047 NICK DASCHEL Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:40:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougs' erratic play doesn't cut it at Utah ERNIE KENT GAVE CREDIT to Washington State for how his team matched up physically on the road against No. 12 Utah. But playing in one of the West's toughest home venues, Kent said mental errors, shooting 52 percent from the free throw line and committing 17 turnovers were costly in an 86-64 loss to the Utes. 2047 EVAN BARON Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:58:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Film study for Cougs, but not of basketball PULLMAN — Ernie Kent as a TV analyst watched No. 12 Utah develop in recent years from an inexperienced team into a growing Pac-12 power. Could Kent’s study of the Utes pay dividends for the Cougs on Wednesday? Meanwhile, Kent said the Cougars needed most on Monday to recharge their batteries and the best way to do that was to study some film -- but not film on basketball. 2047 EVAN BARON Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:31:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Lifeless Cougs can't finish Oregon home sweep PULLMAN— How do you stop a three-game winning streak and momentum not seen around Washington State basketball in a few years? Oregon State had an answer: a confounding 2-3 zone, combined with tight on-ball pressure and height that caused the Cougars to shoot just 29 percent and 5 of 25 from 3-point range Saturday night in a 62-47 loss to the Beavers. 2047 EVAN BARON Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:49:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout 5 WSU takeaways from Ducks as Beavers loom PULLMAN — The same Cougar team that managed just 43 points while losing badly to UC Santa Barbara earlier this year is now, as of Thursday against Oregon, the first Cougar team to score more than a 100 points in a game since December 2002. Tonight, the upstart Cougs, winners of three straight, will aim to stoke their mo against another team that has been turning heads. 2047 EVAN BARON Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:30:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougs out-sprint Ducks in a hoops track meet PULLMAN -- First it was the road, now home. It doesn't seem to matter, as the magic continues for Washington State and its journey in Pacific-12 men's basketball this season. In a game Thursday night that featured 23 lead changes, 18 ties, 207 combined points and overtime, the Cougars pulled out a 108-99 win over Oregon in Beasley Coliseum. 2047 EVAN BARON Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:07:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout THIS WEEK IN WSU HOOPS: Tune it out IF I WERE ERNIE KENT, the first thing I would have told my team this week is stop reading everything they're saying about Cougar basketball right now. Because nothing good can come of it this week. 2047 NICK DASCHEL Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:38:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Kent's small-ball strategy produces big win WASHINGTON STATE COACH Ernie Kent has preached time and time about the painstaking process of developing the WSU men’s basketball program. That process took a huge step forward on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Seattle as the Cougars outwilled Washington down the stretch and beat the Huskies 80-77. It was WSU's first win inside Hec Ed since Feb. 27, 2011. 2047 EVAN BARON Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:18:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout You could feel Cougs' confidence in the air SEATTLE -- Sitting in nose-bleed territory at Alaska Airlines Arena today, surrounded by a large number of Cougar fans, I had a flashback to one of my favorite childhood sports memories: sitting in this same part of the arena in February 2007 and watching the Cougars and Huskies hit each other with punch after punch. 2047 RYAN WITTER Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:02:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout COUGS WIN! COUGS WIN! COUGS WIN! AN INSPIRED PERFORMANCE across the board saw Washington State shock Washington 80-77 on Saturday in the Apple Cup of Hoops. 2047 the staff of Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:00:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout KENT: WSU's Izundu giving Cougs good UW look PULLMAN- Washington State junior center Valentine Izundu will not play against Washington on Saturday, he's sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. But the 6-11, 215-pound big man could still have a decided impact on the outcome. 2047 EVAN BARON Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:07:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout HOOPS: Cougs forget to sharpen No. 2 pencil IN THE LAST Cougar basketball game before finals week begins at Washington State, the Cougs forgot to sharpen their No. 2 pencil. They started 2-of-10 from the floor, made a bevy of what Ernie Kent called “bonehead unforced turnovers” in the first half and allowed the Santa Clara guards to drive virtually at will. Still, WSU had a chance to win – if only they could hit the open three-point shot. 2047 BARRY BOLTON Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:20:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougar hoops and the divvying up of minutes OUTSIDE OF sophomore Josh Hawkinson's head-turning emergence, the two biggest surprises in the early going of Washington State's men's basketball season might be the minutes being turned in by freshman guard Ny Redding and junior forward Brett Boese. 2047 the staff of Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:31:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Zags rule but Cougs show growth SPOKANE – Gonzaga stole a home game from Washington State, so the Cougars did their best to steal a victory from the Bulldogs. No, the Cougars did not shock the basketball world by defeating the ninth-ranked Bulldogs. The outcome was never in serious doubt Wednesday night at the Spokane Arena. Gonzaga is that good; Washington State is that young. 2047 HOWIE STALWICK Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:55:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Fast start, tossed cookies & FT’s key WSU win JOSH HAWKINSON missed his first two shots Saturday against Rice. He didn’t miss much else the rest of the way. In the consolation round of the Great Alaska Shootout, WSU’s second-year sophomore post poured in 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Cougars held on down the stretch for a 76-74 win. The Cougs ran the floor hard in this one – just ask DaVonte Lacy. 2047 the staff of Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:13:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout HOOPS: WSU shooting woes plumb new depths THE COUGS SQUARED off against the broad side of a barn on Thanksgiving night in Alaska. The barn won. Curiously, though, if you were desperate to find some silver linings from a 71-43 first round drubbing in the Great Alaska Shootout, they really weren’t all that hard to find. 2047 EVAN BARON Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:29:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout KENT: Someone else needs to step up for Cougs PULLMAN - The secret scrimmage a couple weeks ago did more than just offer Ernie Kent a road map on his team’s strengths and weaknesses on the court. Kent said Monday playing the scrimmage on the road at Nevada helped simulate what a road trip is all about. With that trip in their back pocket, the Cougars now do it for real as they open the 2014-2015 season with two road games this weekend. 2047 EVAN BARON Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:04:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Hoops: Cougs can't toe the line in loss THE COUGS fought back from double-digit deficits twice, once in the first half and once in the second to keep things close against Oregon State. But a team that can't hit their free throws has little chance to forge a comeback in the Pac-12. And Washington State missed almost as many as they made from the charity stripe, falling to the Beavs 68-57 in Corvallis. 2047 the staff of Fri, 21 Feb 2014 04:02:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Turning missteps into teaching opportunities D.J. SHELTON doesn't want to get into the details, but says in August of 2011, before he had even taken a class at WSU or pulled on a Cougar basketball jersey, he did something stupid at the National Lentil Festival in Pullman. When Ken Bone texted him shortly thereafter, the 6-10 forward's nerves went into overdrive. 2047 GREG WITTER Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:30:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout BONE: A big change coming in Cougar hoops KEN BONE SAID it so casually in a wide-ranging interview with the other day that it took a moment to resonate. But as the head man of the Washington State basketball program elaborated on the subject, it became crystal clear that a monumental change is coming to Cougar hoops this season. 2047 BARRY BOLTON Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:43:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU HOOPS: Offseason state of union with Bone IF THE WSU BASKETBALL season started today – and, Ken Bone stressed, the opener is four months away – he would start Royce Woolridge at the point. In an exclusive interview with this week, Bone said he also foresees plenty of minutes running the WSU point for junior college transfer Danny Lawhorn and incoming freshman Ike Iroegbu. 2047 HOWIE STALWICK Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:39:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout It's official, no Ladd for Husky showdown A THIN WASHINGTON STATE bench again will be challenged at 12:30 p.m. Sunday when the Cougars play their final regular-season road game at Washington (TV: FSN). Senior guard Mike Ladd, who has been sidelined by with a knee injury for the last four games, again will not suit up against the Huskies. WSU coach Ken Bone discussed his absence and more during his Tuesday morning teleconference. 2047 CHRIS CHANCELLOR Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:21:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Does latest loss portend WSU youth movement? IT WAS A name heard as frequently in recent weeks for Washington State as Stephen Sauls. But during Saturday's 73-56 loss at Arizona, Spokane native Brett Boese finally entered the game late in the first half. Boese even provided one of the few highlights during the second half as he hit his first 3-pointer in Pac-12 play as the Cougars suffered their eighth consecutive loss. 2047 CHRIS CHANCELLOR Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:09:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout For Bone's Cougs, giving goes beyond holidays IN A PROFESSION where so much is under the microscope, an unexpected text message on a Saturday in the offseason from one of your players could hold more dread than anything for a head coach. But on this autumn day, Ken Bone's phone lit up with 13 words that made him smile. 2047 GREG WITTER Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:33:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Ken Bone Scout No luggage issues in Cougs vs. 'Zags SPOKANE -- The biggest challenge facing the Washington State Cougar men's basketball team in the early part of the season, first-year assistant coach Ray Lopes said Monday, has been keeping track of the team's luggage. 2047 STEVE CHRISTILAW Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:40:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout