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CougCenter Aug 21, 2016

Klay Thompson leads USA Basketball into gold medal game vs. Serbia

Unfortunately, there will be no rematch with former WSU teammate Aron Baynes and Australia. Klay Thompson came to Team USA’s rescue for the second time in this Olympic basketball tournament when he scored a team-high 22 points in an 82-76 semifinal victory over Spain on Friday. The Americans go for their third consecutive gold today in the final against Serbia, which defeated Australia in the semis. Tip off is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. PT. You can watch it live on NBC or via NBC’s streaming service. Cougs Aron Baynes and Brock Motum will be looking for a bronze medal against Spain in a...
CougCenter Aug 18, 2016

Trifecta of Cougs advance to Olympic semis

Klay Thompson, Brock Motum and Aron Baynes are still playing basketball at the Olympics in Rio. You may have heard this already, but there’s a lot of basketball players in Brazil playing for a necklace with a shiny gold thing hanging from it*, but no school has more players vying for that necklace than Washington State University, who boasts three — Klay Thompson, Brock Motum and Aron Baynes. *It should be noted that some basketball players will get a necklace with silver thingy on it and some will get one with a bronze thingy, but there’s a good chance that a former WSU basketball...
CougCenter Aug 17, 2016

Three Cougs in Olympic basketball action today

For the first time this Summer, Aron Baynes, Brock Motum and Klay Thompson will all be in action on the same day. There are just 8 men's basketball teams still in contention for a gold medal in Rio... And of those 96 players, 3 attended Washington State University. Klay Thompson of Team USA and Aron Baynes and Brock Motum of Team Australia will all play tomorrow with a shot at the semi-finals on the line. After looking like they would cruise to the gold medal, the United States has run into some trouble in recent games. They won their first three games in Olympic play by a grand total of...
CougCenter Aug 11, 2016

Don’t forget about the fourth former Cougar playing this year Olympics

Another Bennett recruit playing on the world stage. The Dick and Tony Bennett era was an amazing run for WSU basketball and we are still seeing the residual effects of their success. Right now we are seeing four former Cougars playing in the Olympics, including one you may not be aware of. On team USA of course we have NBA superstar Klay Thompson and team Australia has Aron Baynes and Brock Motum. However the Nigerian team includes one former player that has been forgotten about. Josh Akognon was an original Dick Bennett recruit from his excellent first recruiting class that brought us...
CougCenter Aug 10, 2016

USA vs. Australia: How to watch the 2016 Olympics basketball matchup

A trio of former WSU basketball players could take the floor at the same time in this preliminary round matchup. Fans of the university with the most participants in the 2016 Olympics basketball tournament in Rio will get the chance to watch all of their alumni face off on Wednesday when Team USA takes on the Boomers of Australia in pool play. That university, of course, would be WSU — Klay Thompson is playing for the Americans, while Aron Baynes and Brock Motum are representing the Aussies. Tip off is at 3 p.m. PT, and you can watch the game live on NBCSN or via NBC’s streaming...