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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga pulls away late to defeat stubborn Lions, 73-60

The third-ranked Zags rode another big scoring night from forward tandem Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke to a hard-fought 73-60 victory Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 73-60 victory over the Lions

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-60 victory over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga nearly snoozes through wake-up call in win at Loyola Marymount

Sooner or later, Gonzaga was going to have one of those nights. A night when the shots don’t fall. When the outside shots are more often than not clanging off …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Efficient Northern Colorado hands Idaho its 10th consecutive setback

The good and bad of the season were on display in Idaho’s Cowan Spectrum on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 3 Gonzaga uses late surge to hold off Loyola Marymount’s upset bid with 73-60 win

Rui Hachimura scored 22 points and No. 3 Gonzaga used a late surge to top Loyola Marymount 73-60 on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Area roundup: North Idaho men, women sweep Wenatchee Valley

Alphonso Anderson scored 21 points and North Idaho defeated visiting Wenatchee Valley 114-84 on Wednesday in a Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball game.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Washington’s Jenna Moser will make one last stop in old neighborhood

When Washington guard Jenna Moser toes the hardwood of Beasley Coliseum on Friday, she’ll have a sense of comfort amid the rivalrous frenzy.


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Tennessee tops South Carolina 85-73, win streak at 19

Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 85-73 on Wednesday for its school-record 19th consecutive victory.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Record-setting Gonzaga tries to keep pace against Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga is flirting with history, both national and West Coast Conference, which can’t sit well with conference mates on the receiving end of blowout losses.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount key matchup: James Batemon again the player the Zags must keep an eye on

We like to mix it up here at key matchup headquarters when Gonzaga faces a WCC rematch, but that’s not happening with Loyola Marymount.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura among 30 candidates for Naismith player of the year

Gonzaga forwards Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura have been named to the Naismith Trophy midseason team and they’re among 30 candidates for the Naismith player of the year.


Top 25 roundup: Duke rallies from 23 down to beat Louisville 71-69

Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping No. 2 Duke overcome a 23-point second-half deficit to beat No. …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Robert Franks collected three awards Monday for his efforts in Washington State’s road sweep of the Arizona schools and followed up with a fourth on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Highly rated 2020 wing Julian Strawther lists Gonzaga in top 10

Julian Strawther, a top-40 recruit in the 2020 class, has Gonzaga in his top 10.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Can Gonzaga thrive and survive without Killian Tille? Only time will tell.

Killian Tillie’s absence is a blow to Gonzaga’s postseason aspirations, but the Zags demonstrated they can play at a high level without the 6-foot-10 forward in the first two months …


Campbell’s Chris Clemons dazzles among game’s small (big) scorers

Campbell’s Chris Clemons is leading the country in scoring and moving up the Division I career scoring list to headline a crop of big-time undersized scorers in college basketball. The …



UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

How we voted: ACC’s quality revealed once again in second meeting between heavyweights Duke, Virginia

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Robert Franks grabs weekly awards from NCAA, Pac-12 after leading Washington State to road sweep

The Pac-12 award is handed out weekly throughout the three-month long regular season, but it’d been more than three years since a WSU player was recognized. Franks became the first …


Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke earns WCC player of week honors

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, who averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in two blowout wins, has been named the WCC player of the week.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga moves to No. 3 in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga’s slow climb up the AP men’s college basketball rankings took another step forward Monday. After a three-week stay at fourth, the Zags moved to third in the latest poll …


College basketball capsules: No. 12 Houston holds off No. 25 Cincinnati 65-58

DeJon Jarreau scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, Corey Davis Jr. also had 16 and No. 12 Houston held off No. 25 Cincinnati 65-58 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Silas Melson drops in, catches up with former Gonzaga teammates

The second-winningest player in Gonzaga history was in attendance for the Bulldogs’ 92-62 thrashing of the San Francisco Dons on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags maintain sharp edge

The 2017 Gonzaga Bulldogs had it. The 2019 Zags definitely have it through 25 games. Basketball seasons inevitably bring ups and downs. Part of the Zags’ formula for success is …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie’s latest injury setback adds fuel to Gonzaga’s already red-hot fire

There are rulebooks, and coin flips to decide who kicks off, and the once-a-game center jump to, well, keep things fair. But in the bigger sense, there’s no fairness doctrine …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in 94-46 rout over Saint Mary’s

There was that point late in the first half when Gonzaga took balanced offense to an extreme.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Montana uses late free throw to edge Eastern Washington 75-74

Michael Oguine sank the second of two free throws in the closing seconds to give Montana a 75-74 edge over Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Kyle Roach leads Whitworth to overtime victory against George Fox

Kyle Roach followed a season-low scoring output of six points with a season-high 35 on Saturday night, playing all but one minute of Whitworth’s 107-98 overtime victory over George Fox …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Arizona State hands Washington its first Pac-12 loss, 75-63

Romello White scored 17 points, Luguentz Dort added 15 and Arizona State handed Washington its first Pac-12 loss, 75-63. The Sun Devils faced what felt like a must-win game after …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-46 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 94-46 victory over Saint Mary’s at the McCarthey Athletic Center.