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Washington State Cougars NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Washington State Cougars All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 6-6
Tournament Appearances: 6
Final Fours: 1
Championships: 0

The Washington State Cougars have just six NCAA Tournament appearances having last appeared twice in the 1980s, once in the 1990s and twice in the late 2000s. Overall the Cougars have played .500 basketball in their NCAA Tournament appearances losing in the first round in 1980 and again in 1994. Washington State has also played in the NIT Tournament multiple times and will play in the 2011 NIT.

1941 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Creighton in regional semifinal, 48-39
  • Defeated Arkansas in regional final, 64-53
  • Lost to Wisconsin in National Championship, 39-34

1980 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Pennsylvania in first round, 62-55

1983 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Weber State in first round, 62-52
  • Lost to Virginia in second round, 54-49

1994 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Boston College in first round, 67-64

2007 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Oral Roberts in first round, 70-54
  • Lost to Vanderbilt in second round, 78-74

2008 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Winthrop in first round, 71-40
  • Defeated Notre Dame in second round, 61-41
  • Lost to North Carolina in regional semifinal, 68-47


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