Washington St Preview Capsule

Washington State

Last season: 13-18, lost in first round of Pac-12 tournament.

Nickname: Cougars. Coach: Ernie Kent.

Conference: Pac-12.

Key returners: Josh Hawkinson, with 14.7 ppg and 10.8 rpg, was Pac-12's most improved player last season; Ike Iroegbu, 8.9 ppg.

Who left: Leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, 16.9 ppg; Jordan Railey, 6.6 ppg; Dexter Kernich-Drew, 6.6 ppg.

The Skinny: Washington State lost leading scorer Lacy to graduation, but double-double specialist Hawkinson is back for a team that is picked by media to finish last in the league.

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