The fourth-ranked Zags have three of the best forwards in college basketball. They saw court time together last week for the first time since Tillie’s return five games ago from ankle surgery in October.
Next season, Washington State coach Mike Leach will face an Oregon team now featuring three of his former assistants.
Senior Bowl participants were weighed and measured before they headed to the podium for media interviews Tuesday morning. For the pro clubs that place stock in the length and width of their QB’s throwing hand, Minshew already looks to be an attractive option.
Offense has helped Tennessee earn its second No. 1 ranking in program history. The Volunteers believe they’ll only stay there by defending the way they did last season. Tennessee seeks its 13th straight victory Wednesday when it visits Vanderbilt in the Vols’ first game since earning the No. 1 ranking.
Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke has been named to the midseason watch list for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award.
When 6-foot-4 Jessica Shepard and 6-foot-3 Brianna Turner get their hands on a rebound, good things generally happen for No. 1 Notre Dame. The two forwards have 11 double-doubles between them this season. The Fighting Irish take an 11-game winning streak to play struggling Tennessee on Thursday night.
Former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in a federal prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. With Tuesday’s plea, Emanuel Richardson becomes the second former coach within a month to plead guilty in the case.
The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.
Now that the most productive season by a Washington State quarterback is over, it’s time to look back at some of its highlights. Here are 13 of them – one from each game he played in – displaying a year’s worth of Minshew excellence.
After splitting two games on the road last week, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team slipped to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud, who recently
Gonzaga took a step up in the rankings after a chaotic week for the best teams in college basketball.
Former EWU linebacker Samson Ebukam had three tackles and a forced fumble, helping the Rams clip the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime Saturday in the NFC championship game at the Superdome.
Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and the Eagles held on to beat No. 11 Florida State 87-82 on Sunday.
Isaiah Stewart, the Huskies’ top 2019 recruiting target, is going to play at Washington next season.
Arike Ogunbowale scored 24 points and No. 1 Notre Dame beat Boston College 92-63 on Sunday in South Bend, Indiana, for its 11th straight win.
Senior point guard Josh Perkins could end his Gonzaga career as the program’s all-time assists leader, but he doesn’t dish much on his health. In the second half of Saturday’s 89-66 win over Portland, Perkins took a couple of awkward steps after splitting two defenders while driving into the lane. He fell to the court and needed some extra time before standing up. He appeared to be hobbling a bit but stayed in the game.
Sure, Stanford celebrated Alanna Smith’s brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach her 900th win in 33 seasons at the school, yet the Cardinal also cheered and supported survivors of human trafficking after Smith organized an awareness day on the issue.
The Zags didn’t have their A game on offense or defense, but they rated high in resourcefulness in a business-like 89-66 victory against Portland viewed by a full house of 4,852, roughly a 50-50 split between Zags and Pilots fans.
For the final 5 minutes of their 69-51 win over Idaho on Saturday night, the Montana Grizzlies played like the much more talented and experienced team that they are.
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