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Whitworth stops Simpson

BURLINGAME, Calif. – Whitworth recovered from a slow start to defeat Simpson (Iowa) 77-56 in the opening game of the Ameriprise Whitworth Classic on Sunday afternoon at Burlingame High School. …


Rugged run for Rutgers

The week after Christmas is usually about time off from school or work, huge sales and returning those gifts you lied about when you opened them. Not for Rutgers.


NIC, CCS triumph at tourney

SALEM, Ore. – Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho College will meet in the second round of the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament today at 7 p.m. after victories on Saturday …


GU’s Schaefer CLASS candidate

Jami Bjorklund Schaefer of Gonzaga University has been selected one of 30 women’s basketball candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, presented annually to an NCAA Division I student-athlete in …


Kentucky picking up steam

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Jodie Meeks sat in a chair, hands resting on his knees. He had just scored 32 points in Kentucky’s 102-58 rout of Tennessee State when a voice …


Zags sag in clutch

PHOENIX – The Gonzaga Bulldogs had won with big first halves, won with big second halves, won on the road, won after spending most of a big lead and won …


Without Brockman, Huskies edge Portland State

SEATTLE — What mattered most to the Washington Huskies was not how well they would start without leading scorer Jon Brockman against Portland State, but how well they would finish …


GU women clamp down on Vikings

There were two points of emphasis for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team heading into its Sunday afternoon game against Portland State at McCarthey Athletic Center. By the end there was …


Skillingstad one-hits U-Hi

Sam Skillingstad appears in midseason form two games into the 2007 Greater Spokane League fast pitch softball season. The Shadle Park junior pitcher struck out 18 and allowed only a …


John Blanhcette: Gonzaga makes Bouldin move

Matt Bouldin’s first start for the Gonzaga Bulldogs was impressive enough Saturday night. But just imagine if it’s only the start.


No. 18 Gonzaga doesn’t kid around as Matt Bouldin, Derek Ravio power rout of No. 13 Washington

Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin celebrated his first college start by throwing in a career-high 21 points and contributing five assists and three rebounds as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs humbled the 13th-ranked and …


John Blanchette: Patchwork Zags still gave Huskies fits

SEATTLE – Well, at least the students had the good sense not to storm the floor. A huge weight came off the University of Washington basketball program on Sunday night, …


Adam Morrison’s 43 not enough as Huskies bag Gonzaga, 99-95, in Seattle

A couple of late-game turnovers and the clutch shooting of UW’s Justin Dentmon was simply too much for banged-up Gonzaga to overcome as the 18th-ranked and unbeaten Huskies snapped a …


Gonzaga’s bid to upset Arizona falls short in two-overtime thriller

In the end, after 50 minutes of the most inspired effort and riveting action any coach, player or fan could hope to witness, top-seeded and No.2-ranked Arizona shoved its way …


Blake Stepp fights through injured shoulder to rally Gonzaga past Washington in OT

In the minds of many, it wasn’t supposed to be this entertaining. Or last this long. And it certainly wasn’t supposed to be this close.


Casey Calvary’s climactic putback rescues Gonzaga in win over Virginia

This time, Gonzaga, despite being the No.12 seed, was a popular choice to beat No. 5 Virginia. The Bulldogs did just that, 86-85 in the first round of the South …


Richie Frahm scores 31 to lead Gonzaga past Louisville in First Round

Gonzaga fans, buckle up and hang on. Your Bulldogs are at it again. Granted, this NCAA Tournament ride might not prove to be as magical as last year’s sustained run …


Cold shooting, missed chances leaves Gonzaga with heavy hearts after loss to UConn in West Regional final

For now Gonzaga must deal with the disappointment of Saturday’s 67-62 loss to Connecticut in whatever way they can, while trying not to dwell on the great opportunity they had …


Zagnificent! Casey Calvary rescues Gonzaga with tip-in to beat Florida

Casey Calvary made the leap of his life, over a couple of Florida defenders, and tipped in the basket that gave 10th-seeded Gonzaga a knee-weakening 73-72 upset victory over sixth-seeded …


Gonzaga shocks Stanford, grabs spot in Sweet 16

Gonzaga, behind the sniper-like shooting of its backcourt players and the inspired play of its undersized front line, battled through some early foul problems to solidify its standing as one …


John Blanchette: Gonzaga-UW will do it again here in year 2000

Say hello to Washington’s team. How long has it been since Gonzaga University beat both Washington and Washington State in basketball in the same season? Try 55 years.


Jeremy Eaton busts out in big way to lead Gonzaga over No. 22 Washington

Last year’s redshirt season seemed, at times, like a nightmare for Jeremy Eaton. But Tuesday night, his hard work and patience paid off in a huge way as Gonzaga’s fifth-year …


Vols Make It Perfectly Clear Unbeaten Tennessee Whips Louisiana Tech To Claim Third Straight Ncaa Women’s Title

Pat Summitt comes to grips with a third straight title. Photo by Associated Press


Lewis And Clark Lead Golden Gophers To Second Nit Championship

A turbulent day for the Big Ten ended with a trophy presentation. Minnesota gave the conference a distraction from Northwestern’s point-shaving scandal by winning its second NIT title this decade …


Sales Gets 2 Cents Worth Over 2 Points

Connecticut guard Nykesha Sales, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since the controversy over her breaking the school’s scoring record last month, said she was “amazed” at the amount …


Tennessee Presses On Toward Title Holdsclaw Ignites Sudden Second-Half Surge That Thwarts North Carolina’s Bid For An Upset

Semeka Randall, left, helps Tennessee steal the momentum. Photo by Associated Press


Exciting? Ncaa’s Been That

If you’re still among the non-believers after the regional finals in St. Louis and St. Petersburg on Sunday, you’ll never be converted. How can anyone doubt this has been the …


Pack Advances Upstart N.C. State, La. Tech, Arkansas Reach Final Four

Connecticut tried hard not to believe its title hopes ended when Nykesha Sales ruptured an Achilles’ tendon last month. Monday, the Huskies could deny it no more. “Tonight, all of …


Second Longest Day For Knight Recker: ‘We Got Run Off The Court’

It was that kind of day as Indiana’s A.J. Guyton is rejected by Robert Traylor. Photo by Associated Press


How To Stop Tennessee? Try The Abl Vols First 30-0 Women’s Team

Tamika Catchings, Teresa Geter and Semeka Ramdall, from left, celebrate win No. 30 for Vols on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press