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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sports >  NCAA basketball

Tennessee knows it must improve defense to stay at No. 1

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.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty to bribery charge

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.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

How we voted: A chaotic week for the elite as top-10 teams win 11 times, lose seven more

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

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.
Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins demonstrates his toughness again in win over Pilots

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

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.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

WSU’s loss is Tara VanDerveer’s 900th win at Stanford in 33 seasons

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

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.