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Wildcats top Huskies in Hawaii

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Despite the denials from everyone involved, this game was all about Terrence Jones. The supremely talented freshman created a mini-maelstrom in April when he verbally committed to …


Gonzaga women win easily

Katelan Redmon scored a career-high 28 points and Kayla Standish poured in eight of her 13 points in the second half to help the Gonzaga Bulldogs women’s basketball team defeat …


No. 4 K-State runs No. 22 GU ragged

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gonzaga can add another item or two to its growing list of concerns. The Bulldogs, beaten on the boards in a home loss to San Diego …


UI shooting woeful in loss

MISSOULA – Will Cherry scored 24 points and Brian Qvale added 21 as Montana routed Idaho 75-33 in nonconference men’s basketball Monday night. The Vandals shot a woeful 12 percent …


Cougs face ‘local’ visitor at KeyArena

SEATTLE – The opponents for Washington State’s 6-year-old Cougar Hardwood Classic in KeyArena have been a varied lot. From the well-known (Louisiana State last season) to the obscure (The Citadel), …


It’s off to Hawaii for victorious Whitworth Pirates

Whitworth University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford was happy about a couple of things following Monday night’s 75-54 non-conference win over Trinity at Whitworth Fieldhouse. For starters, the Pirates are …


Huskies whip Cavs, 106-63

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 21 points in Washington’s overwhelming first half, and the No. 13 Huskies hit 17 3-pointers to crush Virginia 106-63 in the …


In brief: Vandals in volleyball semifinals

Idaho overcame Boise State in five tough sets Monday night to advance to the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference volleyball tournament in Las Vegas. Fifth-seeded UI (14-14) will face …


Idaho Vandals have miserable night in Missoula

Will Cherry scored 24 points and Brian Qvale added 21 as Montana routed Idaho 75-33 Monday night.


GU hopes to rebound against No. 3 Wildcats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gonzaga left the basketball court last Tuesday beaten on the boards and unsure of sophomore forward Elias Harris’ health. The Bulldogs return to action tonight to …


Stanford holds off Lady Zags

Stanford threw everything it had at Gonzaga, and if it wasn’t for senior guard Jeanette Pohlen it might not have been enough for the third-ranked women’s basketball team. Just when …


In brief: Vanderbilt upsets No. 8 North Carolina

College Basketball: Jenkins scored 16 points, and Festus Ezeli and Jeffery Taylor each had 15 to lead Vanderbilt to a 72-65 win over reeling No. 8 North Carolina on Sunday …


Whits pound Loras in rare season opener on home court

This is the story of Jim Hayford and the three Bears. With a starting lineup that featured three Brewster graduates, the Whitworth Pirates opened the 2010-11 men’s basketball season with …


Roundup: Idaho begins basketball season 3-0

Yinka Olorunnife totaled 17 points and 12 rebounds and Idaho (3-0) overcame a sluggish start to escape with a 64-63 double-overtime nonconference win over UC Santa Barbara (0-4) Saturday in …


Kansas State’s Frank is just that – frank

There’s not a lot of coach-speak in Frank Martin’s vocabulary. The Kansas State men’s basketball coach is as blunt with the media as he is with his players. The media …


Portland Pilots down Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – There were moments Saturday night when the many new faces on the Idaho men’s basketball team appeared to be meshing just how coach Don Verlin envisioned before …


Eastern gets 1st win but gives up most of big lead

There was some sloppy play and some anxious moments down the stretch that probably could have been avoided. But Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team wasn’t about to give back …


NIC wins despite CCS’ 19 3-pointers

North Idaho College men’s basketball coach Jared Phay had never seen a stat sheet like it. Neither had Community Colleges of Spokane counterpart Clint Hull. NIC was outscored 57-3 from …


NIC withstands CCS 3-point shooting

NIC was outscored 57-3 from behind the 3-point line but even that wasn’t enough to stop the Cardinals, who owned the paint and outlasted the Sasquatch 105-97 Thursday in a …


Riley, Whits reach for more of the same

For three years, David Riley has contributed to the immense success of Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team by doing what he does best – which is score points. That will …


Blanchette: Wynne, 24, realizes his dreams at CC Spokane

Some days, Preston Wynne is up and on the road by 5:30 a.m. and may get home barely in time to tuck in his two children at bedtime. He is …


Zags’ Harris didn’t tear Achilles

Gonzaga received some upbeat news regarding sophomore forward Elias Harris, who left Tuesday night’s game against San Diego State with an Achilles tendon injury. An MRI on Wednesday revealed that …


Eagles can’t keep up with Huskies in 2nd half

SEATTLE – Washington can now think about Maui without getting in trouble for looking ahead. For one half Tuesday night, it looked like the 17th-ranked Huskies were already island bound.


SDSU’s White too much for Gonzaga

It was pretty much an inside job. San Diego State senior forward Billy White poured in a career-high 30 points and the Aztecs enjoyed a 39-29 rebounding edge, which fueled …


Cougars outgun Vandals at Beasley Coliseum

PULLMAN – Washington State had two opponents it had to overcome Tuesday night before 6,024 fans at Beasley Coliseum. One was the Idaho Vandals, the Cougars’ rival from down the …


UConn tops Baylor barely

HARTFORD, Conn. – Maya Moore missed, and suddenly Connecticut’s grip on women’s college basketball was in jeopardy. Baylor had one more shot to topple the No. 1 Huskies and end …


Scoring machine explains why he’s retuning to BYU

PROVO, Utah – The rap sequel to “Amazing” has already been written by his older brother; now it’s up to BYU preseason All-America Jimmer Fredette to live up to the …


Top 25 Aztecs will be a stern test for Bulldogs

After two tune-ups, the Gonzaga men’s basketball team jumps into the meat of its schedule with a visit from No. 25 San Diego State. The Aztecs, 1-0 after beating Dan …


WSU, Idaho collide for the 265th time

PULLMAN – They may not play in football anymore, but Washington State and Idaho still meet every year on the basketball court. And the 265th game in the 104-year rivalry …


Defense does it

It takes some doing to shoot 60.3 percent from the field, 71.4 percent in the second half, and have most of the post-game conversation center on the defense. Gonzaga’s ‘D’ …