Washington State’s men’s basketball season opener against Eastern Washington on Friday will be telecast live from Friel Court in Pullman.
It will be shown to viewers in the Spokane area on KHQ-6 at approximately 6:30 p.m. (the game follows the WSU women’s opener at 4). Viewers outside the Spokane area can see it on FSN.
It’s the first of a minimum 19 times the Cougars will be on TV this season.
Idaho began its quest for a fourth-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference with a 3-1 win over visiting Utah State – 30-19, 31-33, 30-22, 30-28.
Haley Larsen had 22 kills and 22 digs, Sarah Loney added 20 kills and Jamie Richards 18 digs to lead the Vandals (11-14, 7-7). Idaho has to win its last two matches this week and have Utah State (15-12, 9-5) lose its last two for UI to finish fourth.
Gonzaga got scoring from all 13 of its players, five of them in double figures led by sophomore Heather Bowman’s 15 points, in a 103-37 exhibition win over Corban College from Salem, on Monday night in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Bowman also had 10 rebounds.
•Washington State dropped its final exhibition game to Alaska-Anchorage, ranked No. 2 in the Division II preseason poll, 70-64 in overtime at Friel Court.
The Seawolves shot 13 of 19 on 3-pointers, including 6 of 7 by Maria Nilsson, one of two players with 18 points for the visitors. Junior guard Katie Appleton led WSU with 15 points and four steals.
Northwest Conference awards
Whitworth landed Sarah Rusch, a 5-foot-8 junior middle blocker, on the All-NWC second team in volleyball. Cassie Moore, a senior libero from Mead, earned honorable mention.
•Phil Entel, Whitworth’s senior free safety from Clarkston who had three pass interceptions, one he returned 32 yards for the game’s only touchdown in a 10-6 title-clinching win over Linfield, is the football Defensive Player of the Week.
•Whitworth sophomore midfielder Lindsey Oakes, who scored three goals in a pair of road wins, is the women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
•Scott Barnum, Whitworth’s sophomore goalkeeper who made 10 saves in his 10th shutout of the season, a 1-0 title-clinching win at Whitman, is the men’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
•Four-event winner Michael Woodward, a Whitworth freshman, is the Men’s Swimmer of the Week.
Idaho’s season ended prematurely Sunday night in Honolulu when heavy rain and flash flood warnings forced officials to end the Western Athletic Conference match with 15 minutes left.
Hawaii was leading 7-0 when the match was halted at 74:55. Because the teams had played more than 70 minutes, the match was official, enabling the Rainbows (13-4-2, 5-1 WAC) to clinch the regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the WAC tournament. Idaho (5-11-1, 1-5-1) is seventh and missed the tournament.