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New WSU basketball coach: 'You have to win'

Updated: October 16, 2003, 2:23 AM ET

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Shortly into a get-acquainted chat with reporters, new Washington State basketball coach Dick Bennett hustled over to a dry-erase board and began diagramming a play.

It was a sure sign that Bennett's celebrated case of coaching burnout was over.

The former Wisconsin coach is taking over a downtrodden Cougar program that has suffered seven consecutive losing seasons and dwindling fan support.

Bennett's solution? Schedule tougher opponents, focus on defense, and ...

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