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Sacre leads way as Gonzaga outlast Baylor in Dallas

DALLAS – Gonzaga overcame a steady dose of adversity – foul trouble, Steven Gray’s injury, a horn blowing just as Robert Sacre was attempting a free throw in the closing …


Nebraska pulls away from Eastern after half

LINCOLN, Neb. – Jorge Brian Diaz scored 14 points, 12 of them in the first half, as Nebraska cruised by Eastern Washington 72-42 Saturday for its seventh consecutive men’s basketball …


In brief: Ill.-Chicago knocks off No. 12 Illinois

College basketball: Darrin Williams scored five points in the final 1:10 Saturday and Illinois-Chicago rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to stun No. 12 Illinois 57-54 in Chicago, ending the …


Capers, WSU junior, rises to challenge on court

PULLMAN – There are bookends to Marcus Capers’ Washington State basketball career. On one end is a typical practice his first year, when then-coach Tony Bennett would regularly chew on …


Hardwood Series demise hurts fans

FORT WORTH, Texas – Big 12 basketball programs in the past five seasons have added beef to what for many were anemic nonconference schedules loaded with directional schools and others …


Area basketball: Sasquatch men reach tournament final

Preston Wynne hit five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds to propel the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (7-4) to a 76-69 …


Vandals lose squeaker as Grizzlies hold off valiant effort

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho coach Don Verlin left Montana three weeks ago after a 42-point drubbing from the Grizzlies and made a simple, candid declaration. The Vandals didn’t compete, he …


Washington State adds defensive end

Washington State football coach Paul Wulff announced Friday the signing of defensive end Ian Knight to a letter of intent. Knight played for Butler Community College last season, recording 56 …


Gonzaga’s fine and so is Gray in easy victory

On the basketball court, the Gonzaga Bulldogs had fun again. On the scoreboard, the Bulldogs cruised past Lewis-Clark State College 103-61. In the training room, the news was positive as …


EWU lines up 1st D-I win of season

Tremayne Johnson has a way of beating himself up over missed free throws – in a good way. “I hate ’em. There’s just no reason for ’em,” Eastern Washington’s junior …


GU’s season boils down to 2 themes

Through its first nine games, two topics seem invariably linked to the Gonzaga men’s basketball team: its meat-grinder schedule and 3-point defense. The Bulldogs can’t do anything about the schedule …


Dean’s return gives Eagles needed boost

Kevin Winford lost his position as the starting point guard on Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team last weekend. And the 5-foot-11 sophomore from Anchorage, Alaska, is elated about coach …


Whits pour in school-record 18 three-pointers

Dinner, or perhaps a late lunch, was on Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team Sunday afternoon. The unbeaten Pirates, who are ranked No. 7 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, threw in …


Bjorklund’s shooting lifts Volunteers

AUSTIN, Texas – Tennessee’s tough, two-game Texas swing got off to a rousing start. Angie Bjorklund scored 20 points in the first half and Meighan Simmons added 18 and the …


San Jose State’s late shot sinks EWU

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Scoring 23 points in his season debut, sophomore guard Glen Dean was very nearly the hero as the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team dropped a …


Notre Dame holds off Zags

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs staged a furious rally in the closing minutes but it wasn’t enough to catch No. 23 Notre Dame, which used Ben Hansbrough’s four …


Seattle holds tough during Idaho’s late rally

SEATTLE – Seattle University’s men’s basketball team defeated Idaho 66-56 in the 2010 Elgin Baylor Classic on Saturday at KeyArena. Guard Cervante Burrell scored 14 of his game-high 20 points …


Aggies hold off Huskies in College Station

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – When Washington’s Isaiah Thomas got a steal with 5 seconds left and his team trailing by one point to Texas A&M, Aggies coach Mark Turgeon had …


Cougs display flashes of recent elite teams

PULLMAN – Going into tonight’s matchup with Texas-Pan American in the Spokane Arena, it can be said Washington State has been here before. And you would have more than one …


Blanchette: WSU sends humbled Zags back to drawing board

PULLMAN – On the bright side for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, at least the scoreboard at their arena works. Not that the Zags seem to have much need for it this …


Zack, Mielke enjoy playing for St. Martin Saints

When the basketballs stop bouncing for most of the Class of ’07 next spring it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say Saint Martin’s made out as well …


Area roundup: Whitworth men’s team ranked seventh

After opening Northwest Conference play with a pair of road wins, the Whitworth men’s basketball team jumped from 10th to seventh in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, released Tuesday. Whitworth …


WSU gets chance to show Zags it knows how to close out games

PULLMAN – It was just another friendly game between two schools some 80 miles apart. Game No. 144 in a rivalry that stretches back more than 100 years.


Gonzaga in unfamiliar territory at 4-3, unranked

Unranked and sporting a 4-3 record is unfamiliar territory for the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. The Bulldogs have never been 4-3 in Mark Few’s previous 11 seasons as head coach. …


Portland forces UW to dig deep in second half

SEATTLE – Isaiah Thomas and Justin Holiday both scored 20 points, reserve Scott Suggs hit two key 3-pointers midway through the second half, and No. 21 Washington held off a …


Barone paces Vandals in win over Eastern Michigan

MOSCOW, Idaho – Kyle Barone had 18 points and seven rebounds to help Idaho beat Eastern Michigan 75-60 in the Basketball Travelers Classic on Sunday night. Jeff Ledbetter made four …


Sherritt’s stop sealed the deal for EWU

Going in at halftime, with his Eastern Washington Eagles tied at 17 in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff showdown against visiting Southeast Missouri State, coach Beau Baldwin told his …


Huskies win big over Red Raiders

SEATTLE – Justin Holiday had 17 of his career-high 20 points in the first half to lead No. 23 Washington past Texas Tech 108-79 on Saturday. Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 18 …


Tar Heels rebound to hold off Kentucky

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – As the coaches shook hands after North Carolina beat 10th-ranked Kentucky 75-73 on Saturday, Roy Williams told John Calipari, “Not real well played, but a good …


Eastern, Winford feast off Deacons

The chalupas were bagged before half, a win was never in doubt and the only thing that remained close to suspenseful was whether or not Eastern Washington University’s Kevin Winford …