On back-to-back days, Washington freshman Gabbie Plain stared down the toughest of challenges with seemingly no fear.
Gonzaga made a strong push in the past two months for point guard Brandon Williams, but it wasn’t enough to land one of the nation’s top recruits. Williams announced his commitment to Arizona via livestream from the Ballislife All-American game Saturday in Norwalk, California. His three finalists were Gonzaga, Arizona and Oregon.
Washington State could see a College Football Playoff finalist this fall. It could also see a Mountain West Conference bottom-feeder – and everything in between. On the toughness scale, it doesn’t get any harder than the Washington Huskies or any easier than the San Jose State Spartans
Sabrina Ionescu and three of her Oregon Ducks teammates, including Gonzaga Prep graduate Otiona Gildon, won the USA Basketball 3-on-3 national championship Sunday.
Gonzaga is one of three finalists for top 40 recruit Brandon Williams.
With only 95 pitches, the southpaw tossed the 25th no-hitter in Washington State history. He became the 19th to do it solo and broke a 42-year drought by becoming the first pitcher to complete a no-hitter in nine innings since Eric Wilkins in 1976. Sunitsch joins Albert Hartman and Wilkins as the only three WSU pitchers to have dealt nine-inning no-hitters.
Daniel Patzlaff hit a two-run homer and Kenyon Yovan pitched seven solid innings Friday as Oregon defeated Washington State 4-2 to complete a Pac-12 Conference baseball doubleheader sweep in Eugene.
Losing coach Kelly Graves called it before the game: The toughest team will win. All season long and again on Monday night, that was Notre Dame, which outfought Graves’ Oregon Ducks, 84-74, in the NCAA women’s regionals at the Arena.
Statistics generally don’t camouflage the result, no matter the sport or event. In the case of the Oregon women’s basketball team, the first half to the final two quarters were measurably different. And decisive.
Notre Dame defeated Oregon 84-74 on Monday night at the Arena, winning the Spokane Regional and avancing to the Final Four.