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Cougar Men set for Media Day in San Francisco

Oct 12, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State men's basketball heads back to the Bay Area to take part in the annual Pac-12 Media Day, Wednesday, Oct. 13. Representing the Cougars at the event will be sophomore Efe Abogidi and junior Tyrell Roberts alongside of third-year head coach Kyle Smith.

The annual event can be followed live throughout the day on the Pac-12 Network along with on the Cougars' and the conference's social media platforms. On social media, Pac-12 Media Day can be tracked using the hashtag #Pac12Hoops. In addition, @WSUCougarMBB@Pac12 and @Pac12Network will have updates on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook throughout the day. 

Each team will take the main stage to answer questions from the media in attendance. There will be a media podium live stream Pac-12 Insider, the free, 24/7 streaming channel from Pac-12 Networks. The Cougars will take the podium at 11:45 a.m. 

In addition to the media the Cougs, along with the other 11 Pac-12 teams, will be featured live in studio on the Pac-12 Network with the Cougs making their way into the studio at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, the Cougs will be one of the featured teams during ESPNU's one-hour coverage of Pac-12 Media Day in the 3-o'clock hour with Coach Smith and Abogidi joining the studio hosts at 3:50 p.m.

Along with media day will come the preseason media poll, which will rank the teams from first-to-12th, as voted on by the media. The Cougars enter their third-year under Smith looking to take the leap into the upper-eschelon of the Pac-12. The Cougs return the bulk of their roster from the 2020-21 season while adding in a bevy of new players including four-transfers from around the country including Roberts who played two seasons at UC San Diego where he earned DII All-American honors.

Coverage of Basketball Media Days will be available across Pac-12 Networks, Pac-12 and the Pac-12 Now app. 

WSU Pac-12 Media Day Schedule:
11:45 a.m. – WSU on media podium live stream (Twitter at @pac12, the Pac-12 Conference Facebook page, and the Pac-12 Now app)
2:30 p.m. – WSU live on Pac-12 Network ( and the Pac-12 Now app)

2021 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day - Attendees

School Head Coach Student-Athletes
Arizona  Tommy Lloyd           Bennedict Mathurin     
Ąžuolas Tubelis
Arizona State  Bobby Hurley Marcus Bagley
Kimani Lawrence
California  Mark Fox Grant Anticevich
Andre Kelly
Colorado Tad Boyle Evan Battey
Elijah Parquet
Oregon  Dana Altman Will Richardson
Eric Williams Jr.
Oregon State  Wayne Tinkle Warith Alatishe
Jarod Lucas
Stanford  Jerod Haase Jaiden Delaire
Spencer Jones
UCLA  Mick Cronin Jaime Jaquez Jr.
Johnny Juzang
USC  Andy Enfield Isaiah Mobley
Drew Peterson
Utah Craig Smith Riley Battin
Branden Carlson
Washington Mike Hopkins Jamal Bey
Nate Roberts
Washington State Kyle Smith Efe Abogidi
Tyrell Roberts