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Rebecca Lobo scored 18 points as No. 1 Connecticut (15-0 Big East, 23-0) routed Boston College (2-14, 5-19) 86-34 at Storrs, Conn. The win assures the Huskies at least a …


No. 1 Rank Not Kind To Uconn

Villanova’s Jason Lawson, left, and Connecticut’s Brian Fair battle for a rebound as the No. 1 Huskies drop their second game of the season. Photo by Associated Press


Weber State Overcomes Boise State

Big Sky Ruben Nembhard scored 29 points and Jimmy DeGraffenreid added 20 as Weber State beat Boise State 72-68 Saturday night in Ogden, Utah. Weber State 72, Boise State 68 …


Pioneers Roar Back, Beat Bucs

In 48 hours, Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy caught the bad guys. In 48 hours this weekend, the Whitworth Pirates men’s basketball team got caught. On the brink of the …


Idaho Boys

St. Maries 57, Lakeland 48 J.W. Bergquist led the Lumberjacks (2-8, 3-17) with 14 points, including two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, in their win over the Hawks (1-9, 3-15). …


Cougars Thunder Oregon

They haven’t exactly earned their Road Warrior badges just yet, but the Washington State Cougars are starting to get the hang of this traveling thing. The Cougars, after dropping six …


Wolves Get Gugliotta In Trade For Marshall

The Golden State Warriors on Saturday acquired forward Donyell Marshall from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Tom Gugliotta. The 6-foot-9 Marshall was the fourth player selected in the …


Schmick, Lamb, Garrett Put Hurt On Nighthawks

Southeast B Thanks to a 53-point effort by teammates Andee Schmick, Tricia Lamb and Staci Garrett, St. John-Endicott defeated TekoaOakesdale 59-40 Saturday. As the No. 1 Whitman County team, St. …


`Banged-Up’ Sonics Pound Out Victory Kemp’s Calf Injury Clouds Win Over New-Look Warriors

While the Golden State Warriors dealt with yet another trade, the Seattle SuperSonics overcame physical distractions to win Saturday night. “We just gutted out a game,” Seattle coach George Karl …


Late Mistakes Cost Gonzaga Road Victory

WCC Making only 3 of 8 free-throw attempts in the final 5 minutes of the game Saturday night, the Gonzaga University Bulldogs saw Portland slip past them in the final …


Eagles Hold Off UI To Grab Fourth Place

College women The Eastern Washington Eagles gave the Idaho Vandals several chances to win Saturday’s game at Memorial Gym, but in the end Idaho couldn’t convert as the Eagles beat …


Falcons Hold Off Ach For Top Seed

Bi-County The league champions survived, though just barely, as the seedings were set for next week’s Northeast B district basketball tournament. The Sprague Harrington boys survived a third-quarter charge from …


Both Chewelah Teams Take Tourney Openers

NORTHEAST A Chewelah doubled its pleasure, joining the Lakeside boys and Colfax girls as survivors in the loser-out games that opened the Northeast A tournament at Mead on Friday night. …


Peringer, Brandt Lift Nighthawks To Win

Southeast B The one-two punch of Brandi Peringer and Heather Brandt led TekoaOakesdale to a 60-36 victory over DeSales and gave Whitman County teams three wins in four games against …


Curlew Boys Win Neb For First Time In 20 Years

Panorama Only pride was on the line Friday night, since all the teams had Northeast B District Tournament berths secured. That didn’t take away from the Panorama League tournament title …


Sonics Can’t Buck Blazers Williams Enjoys Big Night To Answer Thorpe Threat

Despite Detlef Schrempf’s dunk over Buck Williams (52) and Jerome Kersey, Seattle couldn’t hold off Portland. Photo by Associated Press


Salt Lake Shoots Down Nic From Field, On Scoreboard

Marcel Johnson grabbed scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Salt Lake rallied to defeat North Idaho College 86-79 Friday night in Scenic West Athletic Conference play. The Cardinals …


North Carolina Moves Closer To Acc Title

Top 25 Second-ranked North Carolina extended its NCAA record 20-win seasons to 25 straight Thursday night, getting 24 points from Donald Williams in a 66-39 victory over Clemson at Chapel …


Nic At Salt Lake; Utah Valley

North Idaho (6-8 Scenic West, 14-12 overall) visits Salt Lake (8-7,20-7) tonight and Utah Valley (8-7,18-9) in Orem on Saturday. Game times are 6:30 p.m. PST. The NIC women (6-8,10-13) …


Weight No More When There’s Less Of Melvin Lewis, He Does More For Eastern Eagles

A slimmer Melvin Lewis (left) has become a bigger force for the Eastern Washington men. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Hard Road To Cougs’ Glory WSU’s 94-85 Win Over Oregon State Easiest Part Of Road Trip From Hell

Life on the road has been a pain for Washington State all season. But Thursday night, the Cougars shook off the effects of some nightmarish travel problems and eased a …


Weber State Tandem Helps Rip Isu, 89-73

Big Sky/WCC Jimmy DeGraffenried scored 24 points and Ruben Nembhard had 20 as Weber State routed Idaho State 89-73 Thursday night in Ogden, Utah. Weber (8-2 Big Sky, 15-7 overall) …


Ducks Rout Short-Handed Huskies

Pac-10 Orlando Williams scored 20 points and Jeff Potter 16 Thursday night as 19th-ranked Oregon rolled to its second straight home-court blowout with a 88-63 victory over Washington in Eugene, …


Whitworth At Pacific; Lewis & Clark

The Pirates (7-3 Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges, 18-7 overall) wrap up the regular season on the road against Pacific (1-9, 6-18) on Friday at 8 p.m. and against Lewis …


Sasquatch Win With Heavy Hearts

The Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch were no doubt happy with their 80-69 double overtime win against Columbia Basin Wednesday night, but the win was secondary in the minds of …


Blazers Begin Clyde-Less Era

In day one AC - After Clyde - the Portland Trail Blazers headed into unknown territory with a coach who admits he’ll have to do some experimenting to determine who …


Lakers Silence Sonics Road Winning Streak Comes To An End Courtesy Of Trash Talking

The Los Angeles Lakers, who have beaten Seattle in all three meetings this season, find some added incentive for games against the SuperSonics. “Their trash talk really motivates us,” said …


Zags Finally Start To Finish Bulldogs Pull Away From Portland To Wrap Up 74-59 Wcc Triumph

It just took a while. During their six-game losing streak, the Gonzaga men’s basketball players repeatedly found themselves in crucial situations and repeatedly responded by making just enough bad plays …


Bad Landing Central Valley Basketball Kingpin Geoff Courchaine Out For Season With A Broken Foot

Geoff Courchaine goes over North Central player in a game earlier this season. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Stanford Topples Cal, Cuts Short Brief Skid

Pac-10 Dion Cross scored 18 points and Brevin Knight added 16 and a school-record 12 assists Wednesday night as No. 17 Stanford completed a season sweep of California with an …