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As Jeff put it in the recap, there is no floor for Washington State basketball in the Ernie Kent era.

The Cougars dropped to 5-3 on the season with a 95-90 loss to Montana State on Sunday. WSU is now 0-2 against the WAC this season and now 1-1 against the Big Sky. That is, not great.

There is plenty of season left and things could certainly turn around. Or, it could also get worse. If it does get worse, the Ernie Kent era could dive into some historic depths. About that ...

Q1: Of WSU coaches who have coached at least seven games, who is the only coach with a lower winning percentage than Ernie Kent?

Q2: With the loss on Sunday, Kent now has 80 losses in his WSU career. Who are the six coaches with more than 80 losses at WSU?

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Football:

Local college football player takes time out with former team
Houma native Davontavean Martin has had a busy schedule lately.

Martin has spent the last four months playing college football as a star sophomore receiver at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

Men’s Basketball:

Washington State gives up 16 3-pointers, absorbs 95-90 loss to Montana State in Tri-Cities | The Spokesman-Review
The purpose of scheduling a nonconference, neutral-site game against a lower-tier opponent from the Big Sky Conference was to give Washington State’s alumni base in the Tri-Cities a rare opportunity to see the Cougars in person – and perhaps entice that subsection of fans to make the 140-mile trek to Pullman at some point during Pac-12 Conference play.

Montana State beats Washington State 95-90 | The Columbian
Washington State coach Ernie Kent had warned everyone to not be fooled by Montana State’s 2-6 record.

“They’re a good team,” said Kent. “They’ve just had a tough schedule.”

The Bobcats held off Washington State for a 95-90 win Sunday at the Toyota Center.

Women’s Basketball:

Cougs fall to No. 22 Gonzaga – The Daily Evergreen
WSU women’s basketball lost to No. 22 Gonzaga 76-53 on Sunday afternoon in Spokane.

Head Coach Kamie Ethridge said the team struggled with staying disciplined in the first half which would have helped them be more successful.

Balanced scoring attack leads No. 24 Gonzaga to rout of Washington State | The Spokesman-Review
Before the season began, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier knew she could count on a few things from this year’s Zags: strength in the paint, speed in the backcourt and lots of depth.

“But honestly, we didn’t know what our starting lineup was going to be,” Fortier said Sunday after a 76-53 home win over Washington State.