SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016

Area women’s basketball: No. 9 OSU rallies to beat Cougars

Sydney Wiese scored 11 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter when No. 9 Oregon State rallied for a 54-45 victory Sunday over Washington State in Pullman The Cougars have lost six straight games, but they held small leads after the second and third quarters before Oregon State outscored WSU 26-11 in the final quarter.

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On the air

Monday’s TV highlightsBasketball, college men 4 p.m.: Louisville at Duke ... ESPN 4 p.m.: Oklahoma State at TCU ... ESPNU 4 p.m.: St. John’s at Georgetown ... Fox Sports 1 4:30 p.m.: Colgate at Army ... CBS Sports 6 p.m.: ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis, right, shoots as Pepperdine center Ryan Keenan defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Malibu, Calif. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

Gonzaga holds back Waves, stays in first in WCC

MALIBU, Calif. – Kyle Dranginis stood at the free-throw line with Pepperdine’s packed student section serenading him with chants of “airball, airball, airball.” Gonzaga was hanging on to a two-point lead with 18.9 seconds remaining. One minute before, Dranginis had ...

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WCC roundup: Pacific pulls upset at BYU

Alec Kobre scored 17 points and T.J. Wallace added 15, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead Pacific to a 77-72 upset of BYU on Saturday in Provo, Utah, snapping the Cougars’ 17-game home winning streak.

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North Idaho routs CSI to remain undefeated

For North Idaho College head coach Corey Symons, it wasn’t hot shooting or tenacious defense that paced the third-ranked Cardinals’ 91-74 thrashing of archrival College of Southern Idaho at Rolly Williams Court on Saturday. Rather, it was NIC’s ability to share the ball. The Cardinals finished with 22 assists, with Lucas Antunez and Braian Angola Rodas leading the way with eight apiece.

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Area roundup: Americans top Chiefs 4-1

A night after scoring six goals against the top team in the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs’ offense fell flat in a 4-1 loss to the Tri-City Americans Saturday at Toyota Center in Kennewick. Taylor Ross scored Spokane’s lone goal early in the third period. After a scoreless first period, Tri-City (24-25-2-1) scored three second-period goals to grab control.

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Arizona players react from the bench on a three-point score against Washington late in the second half. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Huskies outmuscled by No. 23 Arizona

The Huskies won’t remember this game for how loud the arena was, or for how hard they played. They will remember that Ryan Anderson, Arizona’s 6-foot-9 fifth-year senior forward, wore them out on the backboards.

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John Blanchette

John Blanchette


SportsLinkDay after Pepperdine

Back with my day-after Pepperdine post. The Zags held off the Waves 69-66 to remain a half-game up (tied in the loss column) with Saint Mary’s atop the WCC standings. ...

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