The Washington State Cougars are set to tip off their 2012-2013 college basketball season. Grab the best seats in the house at the Beasley Coliseum, or follow your Cougars on the road right here at Gold Coast Tickets!
Former head coach Tony Bennett took the team to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 for the first time since the 1994 season. In that season the Cougars were picked to finish last in the Pac 12 and not make any sort of post season tourney. Towards the end of the season they lost of a couple of close games and earned a #4 seed in the tourney. They lost in the Round of 32 after a win in the first round to Oral Roberts. Next season was no different, making it back to the NCAA Tournament as an unexpected #4 seed and making it all the way to the Sweet 16. They crushed Winthop in the first round and beat a good Notre Dame team in the second to face the overall #1 seed North Carolina in the Sweet 16. The Cougars gave UNC a run for their money, but in the end the Tar Heels were too good for the Cougars. Last season the Cougars finished just over .500 with a 19-18 record, and making it to the CBI Tournament. Head coach Ken Bone took the team to the championship game of the tournament but were beat by the Pittsburgh Panthers by six points.
This season the Cougars will return leading scorer Brock Motum out of Australia and add on some new talent as well. They will bring in one player off of the Rivals Top 150 Board in forward Demarquise Johnson. Johnson has freak athletic ability, but will need to work on his scoring if he is going to have some presence at the collegiate level.
The Cougars play their home games at the beautiful Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Washington. Gold Coast Tickets does not want you to miss out on the action as head coach Ken Bone tries to relive the magical 2007 and 2008 seasons this year. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for your entire 2012-2013 college basketball season needs!