Deciding on 40 of college basketball's top young coaches was far from an easy process. Here's how our group made its choices.
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/7W 85-54
- 11/12L 70-62
- 11/17W 72-61
- 11/21L 85-77
- 11/25L 82-71
- 11/26W 66-50
- 11/27L 79-69
- 12/4W 78-65
- 12/7W 63-54
- 12/15W 70-56
- 12/19W 87-73
- 12/21W 87-59
- 12/29W 65-50
- 1/2L 65-56
- 1/4W 79-71
- 1/9L 73-66
- 1/11L 88-62
- 1/168W 72-61
- 1/18W 89-76
- 1/2323L 78-56
- 1/25L 76-64
- 1/29W 67-65
- 2/1L 66-49
- 2/9W 79-67
- 2/13L 86-83
- 2/15L 70-51
- 2/19L 66-57
- 2/23L 75-57
- 2/28W 78-74
- 3/5L 83-62
- 3/7L 83-74
- 3/11W 82-68
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- WSU's Elleby to test NBA draft waters again
- Washington State AD, 2 coaches taking pay cuts
- Emotional Klay has Wash. State number retired
- Washington State's Smith reprimanded by Pac-12
Washington State star CJ Elleby will once again go through the NBA draft process.
Washington State athletic director Pat Chun, football coach Nick Rolovich, and men's basketball coach Kyle Smith will all take voluntary 5% pay cuts through the end of the 2020-21 academic year due to revenue reductions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CJ Elleby scored 30 points and hit six 3-pointers, helping Washington State knock off Colorado 82-68 Wednesday night in the final Pac-12 tournament game with fans.
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Alonzo Verge scored 20 points, Remy Martin added 18 and Arizona State held off Washington State's late rally for an 83-74 victory on Saturday night.
Nico Mannion scored 15 of 23 his points in the second half, Zeke Nnaji added 21 and Arizona raced away from Washington State for an 83-62 victory Thursday night.
CJ Elleby scored 21, Isaac Bonton scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, and Washington State completed a season-sweep of rival Washington with a 78-74 win on Friday night.
Oscar da Silva scored 19 points and Daejon Davis added 17 to lead Stanford to a 75-57 victory over Washington State Sunday night, keeping the Cardinals' hopes of an at large big for the NCAA tournament alive.
Paris Austin scored 19 points and Andre Kelly added 16 to lead California to a 66-57 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.
Daniel Utomi scored a season-high 23 points and the Southern California defense did the rest in a 70-51 victory Saturday night over Washington State.
Cody Riley scored 11 of his 19 points in overtime to lead UCLA to a 86-83 win over Washington State on Thursday night.
CJ Elleby scored a career-high 34 points to lead Washington State to a 79-67 victory over in-state rival Washington on Sunday.
Stone Gettings scored 19 points, Nico Mannion added 14 and Zeke Nnaji had 10 to lead Arizona to a 66-49 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.
CJ Elleby made a step-back 3-pointer with four seconds left to lead Washington State to a 67-65 victory over Arizona State on Wednesday night.
Rylan Jones scored 24 points and Mikael Jantunen added 16 off the bench to lead Utah to a 76-64 victory over Washington State on Saturday.
Lucas Siewert scored 16 points, D'Shawn Schwartz had 13 and No. 23 Colorado pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 78-56 on Thursday night.
The Warriors' Klay Thompson was emotional as his No. 1 jersey was retired by Washington State on Saturday. "Each year I was in Pullman I had to grow," Thompson said.
Isaac Bonton scored a career-high 34 points and Washington State beat Oregon State 89-76 on Saturday in front of a packed house that saw Klay Thompson's jersey retired.
CJ Elleby scored 25 points and Washington State beat a Top-10 team for just the third time, surprising No. 8 Oregon 72-61 on Thursday night.
Freshman Tyrell Terry scored a season-high 22 points and had six rebounds in helping Stanford win for the seventh time in eight games, a 88-62 victory over Washington State on Saturday.