Assistant Sports Editor
The Washington State Cougars flunked their final exam, but coach Ken Bone said his team deserves a good grade for the 2010-11 basketball season.
NEW YORK - Madison Square Garden, the so-called "mecca" of college basketball, is constructed above the train tracks that run in and out of Penn Station.
The road from the Palouse to the Big Apple has been a long and perilous one for the Washington State basketball team, but the Cougars are one of the few college men's teams that have yet to pack up and go home for the year.
PULLMAN - When the Wichita State Shockers defeated the College of Charleston on Wednesday night to qualify for the National Invitation Tournament semifinals at Madison Square Garden, the public address system in Wichita, Kan., delivered the Frank Sinatra classic, "New York, New York."
Washington State University athletic director Bill Moos lifted DeAngelo Casto's suspension Wednesday, just hours before the Cougars took on Northwestern in the NIT quarterfinals in Pullman.
The tall task facing Washington State tonight in the National Invitation Tournament will have to be undertaken without the team's tallest starter.
Las Vegas oddsmakers like Washington State to defeat Oklahoma State tonight in the NIT.
PULLMAN - Say this for Dan Monson: He knows his basketball team well.
PULLMAN - The Long Beach State 49ers are struggling to come to grips with the fact that they're playing in the NIT and not the NCAA basketball tournament.
Reggie Moore's ankle is feeling better, so Ken Bone's head and heart are feeling better as the Washington State Cougars prepare to take on visiting Long Beach State on Wednesday in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.