Coach Tony Bennett who lead the Washington State Cougar Basketball team to the NCAA Tournament twice, has left for Virginia. Bennett, national coach of the year turned down two major coaching jobs last year to stay in Pullman. This year he is leaving after a less glamorous season. The Cougs exited in the first round of the NIT Tournament.
Before Tony Bennett had become head coach, the basketball program was barely on the "radar screen" . He will be hard to replace.