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Sonics Get Small, Win Big At Dallas Seattle Wins 117-91 To Earn Ninth Consecutive Victory

Coach George Karl’s decision to go to his small lineup yielded big dividends for the Seattle SuperSonics. With leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer Shawn Kemp saddled with four first-half …


Post Falls Beats Cold-Starting Sandpoint, 74-53

A cold first quarter came back to haunt Sandpoint down the stretch, as Post Falls battled for a 74-53 Inland Empire League boys basketball victory Friday night. The Bulldogs sank …


Sonics Given Day Off Before Taking On Weary Mavericks

With the way the NBA schedule stacks games together, visiting teams often trudge into arenas with tired legs. But tonight, the Seattle SuperSonics have good reason to be the fresh …


Wickers Pumps Up Whitworth Guard Scores 18 As No. 8 Pirates Silence Pioneers For Ncic Win

Whitworth’s Sean Weston fights for control of the ball as the Pioneers’ Perry Lam gives chase. Photo by Molly O’Hara/The Spokesman-Review


Broncos End Gu’s Win Streak Nash’s Second-Half 35-Point Effort Too Much For Inexperienced Zags

Santa Clara’s Jason Sedlock, left, leaves GU’s Jason Rubright grasping for air in WCC battle Thursday at Martin Centre. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Cougs Find Own Way To Beat Ducks

Sometimes a coach has to check his ego - along with his X’s and O’s - at the door and just let his players play. That’s what Washington State’s Kevin …


Supersonics’ Win Streak Now 8 Games

NBA Detlef Schrempf scored 16 of his 22 points in the third quarter Thursday night and Seattle overcame a lethargic performance with tough defense at Minneapolis, extending its winning streak …


Umass Coasts Behind Camby

Top 25 Marcus Camby scored 27 points as No. 1 Massachusetts coasted to a 91-75 win over Rhode Island Thursday night at Providence. It was the 11th straight win for …


Bruins Romp Past Wildcats, Move Into First

Pac-10 Ed O’Bannon scored 21 points as No. 4 UCLA overcame No. 11 Arizona’s home-court edge with a 71-61 victory Thursday night, giving the Wildcats their first double-digit loss at …


Ucla Wants To End Drought On Journey To Arizona Desert

Three years ago, Don MacLean led UCLA into Tucson to play Arizona and the Bruins broke the Wildcats’ 71-game home winning streak with an 89-87 victory. Fourth-ranked UCLA (3-1 Pac-10, …


Big Sky Makes For Big Tales For One Broadcaster

At the time, Craig Kilborn didn’t know his 20-point effort against Idaho’s Brian Kellerman in 1982 would come in handy when Kilborn later became an ESPN anchor. But there he …


Carolina Gains Tie For Lead

North Carolina’s Rasheed Wallace (right) puts a stop to Junior Burrough’s first-half shot for Virginia. Photo by Associated Press


Arkansas, Duke: Once-Mighty Take Mighty Fall

They were the centerpieces of last season’s Final Four. But for further proof this college basketball season has been turned completely upside down, consider the plight of defending champion Arkansas …


Sacramento State At Idaho

The Hornets (3-11), coached by former Idaho star Don Newman, visit the Vandals (5-8) for a 7:05 nonconference encounter tonight at the Kibbie Dome. At a glance


Uconn Men Make Their Case For No. 1 In Win

UConn Donny Marshall blocks Othella Harrington. Photo by Associated Press


Karl Knows Dan Issel’s Frustration

The sudden resignation of Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel Sunday morning had everyone buzzing before the Seattle Sonics-Portland Blazers game. The timing, after the Nuggets’ 12-point victory over the Houston …


Kareem Says Nba Players A Lot Like Tennis Players

In your face, Bill Russell, or something like that. Shaq’s fine, but give me Hakeem Olajuwon, says Kareem AbdulJabbar, and not because of those 47- and 41-point games against the …


Sonics Hold Off Blazers

Over the long grind of an NBA season, individual brilliance is often overshadowed by an opponent’s depth and balance. Portland’s Rod Strickland, Clyde Drexler and Cliff Robinson combined for 92 …


Connecticut Reaches The Summitt Only One Thing Is Standing In The Way Of Huskies And Nation’s No. 1 Ranking - Top-Rated Tennessee

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Moffatt’s Big Fourth Quarter Carries Medical Lake To Romp

For three quarters Saturday night, the Medical Lake Cardinals couldn’t figure out a defense to stop the Chewelah Cougars. In the fourth quarter, Cardinals guard Randy Moffatt figured the best …


Issel Bows To Pressure, Steps Down At Denver

1. Dan Issel was not impressed with the person he had become. Photo by Associated Press 2. Littles


Hot-Shooting Ricks Whips Nic

Ricks College shot 60 percent from the field and placed six scorers in double figures to post a 101-85 Region 18 victory over North Idaho College on Saturday in Rexburg, …


Trojans Bring Cda Back To Reality Post Falls Goes 1-1 In Iel With 85-39 Whipping Of Viks

If Post Falls’ 85-39 Inland Empire League boys basketball victory over the Coeur d’Alene Vikings on Saturday proves anything for sure, it’s that nothing is for sure in the topsy-turvy …


UI Suffers 2nd-Half Blues, Falls To Boise

Idaho needs to join the Continental Basketball Association. In that league, teams get credit for winning quarters. In the Big Sky Conference, the Vandals keep winning the first half only …


Home Is Sweet Again For No. 9 Maryland

Look for a moment at Cole Field House and its crusty old interior and you can see Lefty Driesell striding confidently toward the bench, ready for battle, slamming a fist …


Bad Timing For Cougs Undermanned WSU Crushed By Bruins Team Playing At Peak

Freshman guard Chris Griffin, in his first collegiate start, shoots between UCLA’s Kris Johnson, left, and J.R. Henderson. Photo by Associated Press


Sasquatch Victimized By Wolcott’s Late Free Throws

College men Jay Wolcott nailed both ends of a one-and-one with 4 seconds left Saturday night to give Blue Mountain and 89-87 victory over the Community Colleges of Spokane in …


Gonzaga Loses In Ot Bulldogs Fail To Put Dons Away, Fall To 0-2 In Conference

Perhaps now, after a surprising start to the season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Not supposed to be doing, exactly, but what they were …


Nc Out Of Cellar With Win

West Valley’s Greg Jones gets a handle on the ball while teammate Ty Gregorak provides interference. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Isu Bounces Back As Eagles Hit Skids

They sprinted from the gate like Olympic champions. The Eastern Washington Eagles seemed long gone, too, except for one major detail - Saturday night’s Big Sky Conference basketball game against …