Colorado guard George King, center, battles for control of an offensive rebound as Washington State guards Renard Suggs, left, and Ny Redding defend in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Cougars’ upset bid foiled by ‘heck of a shot’ in 2OT loss at Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. – George King scored 21 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and grabbed a pivotal rebound late in the second OT to help Colorado hold off Washington State 88-81 on Thursday night. Xavier Talton sealed the win with four straight free throws over the last 30 seconds, sending the Cougars to their 10th straight loss.

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Bullpups squeeze past Titans

Matty McIntyre wasn’t trying to be prophetic. As it turned out, though, the Gonzaga Prep boys basketball coach was right. Things tighten up in the postseason – especially among Greater Spokane League teams. Fourth-seeded University gave the top-seeded Bullpups all ...

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Central Valley girls make it 21 straight wins

The significance of Central Valley’s 21st straight victory was not lost on coach Freddie Rehkow. “We’ve qualified for sub-regional,” he said following the Bears’ 51-33 victory over district fourth seed University. “This is the hardest game to win.” Perhaps, but ...

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UI men’s basketball
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Four corners: Vandals return home 
Northern Arizona holds off Idaho with 72-70 victory 
Ty Egbert helps Idaho beat Southern Utah 68-44 
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Women's basketball
Women’s basketball: Bears hold off Vandals in OT 
In brief: No. 1 UConn women cruise past No. 2 South Carolina 
Minnesota’s Banham ties NCAA record with 60 points 
Area women’s basketball: No. 9 OSU rallies to beat Cougars 
EWU men’s basketball
Austin McBroom propels Eagles to fifth straight victory 
Four corners: Crucial homestand for Eastern 
Eastern Washington downs Southern Utah 81-67 behind Bogdan Bliznyuk 
EWU wins first Big Sky road game with 84-73 victory over NAU 
Surging Eagles prep for high altitude in Arizona 
Seattle Seahawks
Blanchette: Marshawn Lynch leaves quietly, unlike his thundering presence on the field  
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson picked 1st in Pro Bowl Draft 
Seahawks’ GM: Marshawn Lynch may be leaning toward retirement  
Seahawks’ offseason priorities begin with offensive line  
Matt Calkins: If this was Marshawn Lynch’s last game as a Seahawk, what will his legacy be? 
Spokane Chiefs
Winterhawks defeat Spokane Chiefs in overtime 
Area roundup: Americans top Chiefs 4-1 
Yamamoto, Chiefs cruise past Kelowna 
Chiefs storm past Vancouver 
Spokane Chiefs take 4-1 victory over division-leader Everett 
WSU men's basketball
Cougars’ upset bid foiled by ‘heck of a shot’ in 2OT loss at Colorado 
Four Corners: WSU still hobbling 
Loss puts Cougars deeper into Pac-12 cellar 
Cougars drop eighth straight game in loss to Arizona  
Four Corners: Battle for basement Saturday in Pullman 
Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee 
Mariners reliever Charlie Furbush remains cautious about shoulder 
Zunino unlikely to start season in Seattle 
Mariners wait for top prospects such as Alex Jackson to prove potential 
Seattle signs Charlie Furbush, Evan Scribner 
Whitworth Pirates
Whitworth baseball team sweeps series 
Whitworth bounces back, routs Pacific 
Whitworth women’s cross country team gets at-large bid 
Women’s basketball: EWU and Idaho win while Whitworth loses in overtime 
Pirates respond after sluggish start, beat Bearcats 
Spokane Indians
Blanchette column: The grass is always greener for David Yearout 
Hulett, Woodward to manage in World Classic qualifying 
Tim Hulett will return for 10th season as Spokane Indians manager 
Sunday briefs 
Spokane Indians lose season finale 
Seattle Sounders
Original Seattle Sounders player Zach Scott re-signs for 8th season 
Sounders sign veteran midfielder Michael Farfan 
Seattle sends Lamar Neagle to DC United for allocation money 
FC Dallas wins PK shootout to oust Sounders 
Sounders have options in second leg of semifinal 
GU mens basketball
Gonzaga uses Oregon products to pound Portland, expand WCC lead 
Four Corners: Gonzaga faces red-hot Portland 
Gonzaga looks to improve at-large resume 
Gonzaga holds back Waves, stays in first in WCC 
Balanced attack helps Gonzaga roll past LMU, 92-63 
Spokane Empire
Adam Shackleford impressed with Empire talent 
Area roundup: Top-ranked Whitworth men stay perfect 
Spokane Empire sign receiver Trevor Kennedy 
Spokane Empire sign Duster, Lefotu 
Bullpups squeeze past Titans 
Central Valley girls make it 21 straight wins 
Mead’s Zella Conley has potential to soar 
Rogers edges Mt. Spokane in district elimination game 
Lake City girls win first regional title in 12 years 

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