Harvey honored for record effort
Men’s college basketball: Tyler Harvey had a “night-and-day” kind of weekend for Eastern Washington.
For the second time in the past four weeks, the sophomore guard has been selected the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after yet another record-breaking effort in a 94-90 overtime win over Northern Colorado on Saturday.
He eclipsed 36 points for the second time in four games when he made a school-record 10 3-pointers and totaled 38 points versus the Bears.
His point total was the sixth-most in school history as he helped EWU improve its league record to 4-6 heading into this week’s road games at Montana State on Thursday and Montana on Saturday.
GU men, women make poll gains
College basketball: The Gonzaga men’s team moved up four spots to 20th in the USA Today coaches’ Top 25 poll and made a return to the Associated Press rankings at No. 23 following a three-week hiatus.
The Bulldogs ran their overall record to 20-3 and pushed their West Coast Conference mark to 10-1 with a road sweep at Santa Clara and San Francisco.
Syracuse is the unanimous No. 1 in both polls, moving up from No. 2 after California upset Arizona, last week’s No. 1 team.
• The Gonzaga women’s team jumped two spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll.
• The Whitworth Pirates men’s team is ranked 21st in the D3hoops.com poll.
New Idaho coach top GU assistant
Women’s soccer: Derek Pittman, a four-year associate head coach at Gonzaga University, was hired as the fourth head coach in the history of the University of Idaho women’s program.
Pittman, 39, comes to Idaho with 13 years of collegiate coaching experience under his belt, which includes three years as a head coach at Arkansas State.
Before joining Gonzaga, Pittman spent three seasons as the head coach of the Arkansas State women’s soccer program, leading the Redwolves to a Sun Belt Conference tournament semifinals appearance in 2009 for the first time in school history.