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  • 2012-13 Sasquatch rosters

    MENPos.Yr.Ht.Previous school1Tyler EdwardsWSo.6-4Cusick HS2TJ BraceyGFr.6-0Gonzaga Prep3Jack NygaardGFr.6-2Kamiah HS4Jared MillerGFr.5-10University HS5Jarid DowneyGFr.5-10Timberline HS10Stefan BurattoGFr.6-1Sandpoint HS13Eric HolbrookGSo.6-2Priest River HS14Mitch VanderwielWFr.6-5Cole Valley Christian 15Sam DruffelGFr.6-2Genesee HS20Brady BagbyGSo.6-3West Valley HS22Chase HaackWFr.6-4Ferris HS24Kwinn HansonPFr.6-6Northwest Christian …

  • Difference maker for EWU men’s basketball: Venky Jois

    All those rebounds that left Reese Court at the end of last season? The Eagles expect Venky Jois to get more than his share. The freshman from Australia is “extremely …

  • Eastern women fast facts

    Conference: Big Sky Colors: Red and White

  • Difference maker

    A case could be made for anybody in the starting five or Przemek Karnowski, who came off the bench in Gonzaga’s exhibition game, but Gary Bell Jr. is perhaps the …

  • Fast facts

    Conference: Big Sky Colors: Red and White

  • Gonzaga men fast facts

    Conference: WCC Colors: Blue, White & Red

  • NIC men, women fast facts

    Conference: Scenic West Athletic (SWAC) Colors: Maroon and Gray

  • Idaho women fast facts

    Conference: WAC Colors: Silver and Gold

  • Idaho Vandals men fast facts

    Conference: WAC Colors: Black, Silver & Gold

  • A tall tale

    The plane landed at Geiger Field about a quarter to 7 on an August evening, and the passengers all smartly ducked their heads exiting through the side door. Except George …

  • Original travel agent

    Jim McGregor won’t take credit for lighting the long-burning fuse that set off the international boom in college basketball. He dishes that credit to Frank Warren.

  • Ambassador Lloyd

    Tommy Lloyd was a young assistant at Gonzaga when head coach Mark Few asked him to step up his game. Lloyd had played two years professionally in Germany and Australia …

  • 5 Keys

    Steady, mature Barone Preseason all-WAC center Kyle Barone was suspended for much of the preseason. He’ll need to be a force in the block.

  • All-foreign team

    Inland NW All-International Division-I team as picked by members of staff of The Spokesman-Review, with consideration given for team impact/representation on four area D-I schools: Robert Sacre, GU

  • Predictions

    1. Gonzaga 2. Saint Mary’s

  • Q And A

    What was the biggest adjustment for you when you came here to play basketball? “To live without family, things like doing laundry and cooking each day.”

  • Idaho difference makers: Connor Hill and Antwan Scott

    Don Verlin isn’t sure if the Vandals will be as balanced offensively as they were last year. But he knows this much: UI needs another steady scorer or two to …

  • Working class

    How long can the ground-breaking streak go on for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team? Not winning a West Coast Conference title, a run that is at eight but still short …

  • Team’s makeup dictates Washington Huskies switch to high-post offense

    The way Lorenzo Romar talks about his team’s new offensive approach, you’d think he’s been waiting to try it his entire career. In a way, he has.

  • Five keys to success for UW men

    Play defense This is something the Huskies didn’t do particularly well last year, and one of the reasons why they lost five nonconference games and eventually missed the NCAA tournament …

  • Tough early schedule will show what’s in store for Washington State Cougars

    They know what to expect from Brock Motum. That much, at least, is certain. Otherwise, the Washington State men’s basketball team leaves much to the imagination. Four seniors are gone …

  • Women’s basketball predictions

    1. Gonzaga 2. Brigham Young

  • Five keys to success: WSU men

    Motum must respond to increased attention

  • Gonzaga has depth to handle rugged schedule, WCC

    It’s been a while since Gonzaga navigated through a preseason without encountering some turbulence. Two years ago it was forward Elias Harris battling a shoulder injury, followed by an early …

  • Making a world of difference

    Fans once needed a roster to learn about their favorite college basketball players. Nowadays, a map would come in handy. One of those spinning global maps. Area Division-I schools continue …

  • Whitworth men fast facts

    Conference: Northwest Colors: Crimson & Black

  • Internationals can be a gift

    Christmas will be a little different at the Verlin household this December. Idaho basketball coach Don Verlin has invited foreign players over to his house the last four Christmases because …

  • Road trips like no others

    Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford was on a recruiting trip in Germany and feeling a bit jet-lagged from a long flight. “We’re on an express train and if you …

  • Whitworth men: Five keys to success

    Experienced backcourt Leadership on and off the court from their experienced backcourt, including senior point Wade Gebbers, off guard Dustin McConnell and sixth man Colton McCargar.