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College basketball 2013-2014

Rosters, schedules, key games, key facts for regional college basketball teams.

Zagonomics 101

Rod Butler started attending Gonzaga basketball games in 1980 when a guy named John Stockton began throwing the ball around on his way to the NBA Hall of Fame. Just weeks ago, Butler received the last pair of season tickets, only the 30th such pair that have become available in the decade since Gonzaga opened the McCarthey Athletic Center.

5 things about hottest ticket

1 In the past 10 years, just 60 seats have become available in the McCarthey Athletic Center to watch Gonzaga men’s basketball. 2 Of the 6,000 seats, some 1,250 student tickets set aside for the games. Students don’t get actual tickets. If they are lucky enough to get in the front of the line, the school electronically activates their student-identification cards.

Lindsay Sherbert brings considerable skills to GU women’s lineup

Senior Stephanie Golden was introduced to the ultra-competitive Lindsay Sherbert quickly last year after she transferred to Gonzaga from the University of California. “When (Sherbert) first gets here, I’m like, ‘What’s your go-to move?’ She says, ‘I’m not going to tell you that,’” Golden said.

Dustin McConnell, Colton McCargar take lead for Whitworth Pirates

Their coach calls them “Flash and Substance.” One plays tenaciously and piles points up quietly. The other creates points in a flurry. One has curly blond locks and the other has a crew cut. About the only thing similar between Whitworth’s senior guard duo of Dustin McConnell and Colton McCargar is that they are both left handed.

Glen Dean brings connections, experience to Idaho for final season

MOSCOW, Idaho – They grew up in the same house in Seattle, half-brothers with a mother who held jobs that often bled into the evening or night. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, the open-at-all-hours QFC grocery store – these were Judi Sinclair’s places of work at different times, and her sons knew what she required of them when she worked late. Glen Dean had to watch over Perrion Callandret, his younger brother by six years, after school. Callandret had to listen to his big brother, who at times seemed more like a father to him. And together they made a pledge to not let their mom down.

Alford OK with that UCLA pressure

LOS ANGELES – Steve Alford faces as big a test in Westwood as his UCLA players do. He takes over from the fired Ben Howland, who left a team that lacked consistency and cohesion. It’ll be up to Alford to foster an improved atmosphere that will make his players want to win and fans want to come out and see the Bruins.

CCS women’s basketball roster

No.NamePo.Ht.Yr.Hometown (Prev. school)4Karlee MartinG5-5FAlmira/Coulee-Hartline10Ivionna ReeceG5-8SLegacy, Nev.12Alex OvertonG5-7STekoa-Oakesdale 14Riley HolsingerG5-10SSpokane (North Central)20Aurorah DavisF6-0FQuincy (Quincy)22Bianca GonzalesG5-3FChiawana (Chiawana)24Morgan FreemanF5-11SHanford (Hanford)30Maria GuskeG5-5FSpokane (Northwest Christian)31Hailey HabichG5-7FChelan (Chelan)32Tamar WilliamsC5-10SCentennial (Centennial)34Emily SchrammG5-6FChelan (Chelan)40Dezaree DarganC6-0FMissoula 42Alicia ChristiansenF5-7SSpokane (East Valley)44Briana AndersonC6-1FTownsend, Mont.

Commish, please

Eliminating the ridiculous flying-out-of- bounds timeout a few years ago seemed like the last turn of the wrench before college basketball could be declared perfect in every way. Now the fun police want to snuff the wildfire of storming the court, so Mike Krzyzewski can go back to cussing out student reporters instead of opposing fans that invade his space.