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Gritty Utah Tops Stanford Lesser-Known Players Shine In Ot As Utes Win Van Horn-Knight Duel

Utah’s Keith Van Horn, center, outjumps Pete Sauer of Stanford for a rebound. Photo by Associated Press


Bruins Cashier Cyclones On Dollar’s Heroic Basket

In search of a passing lane, Minnesota’s Bobby Jackson slips the ball past Clemson’s Terrell McIntyre. Photo by Associated Press


Uconn Seeks Some Balance In Its Attack

On deck Saturday’s games Mideast Old Dominion vs. LSU Florida vs. Louisiana Tech West Stanford vs. Virginia Georgia vs. Vanderbilt East N. Carolina vs. George Wash. Notre Dame vs. Alabama …


Enough Talk, Cal And Unc Ready For Battle

After a week of talking about subjects they would have preferred not to discuss, North Carolina and California are ready for a war under the boards tonight in the East …


Unlv Makes Sure It’s Over For The Rainbows

NIT Tyrone Nesby scored 26 points, including six in overtime, as UNLV beat Hawaii 89-80 Monday night in Las Vegas in the second round of the NIT. UNLV, which lost …


As Top Coaches Go, He’s Spittin’ Image

The Mississippi River is again beckoning Kansas coach Roy Williams. Somebody told him once that spitting in a river was good luck. He tried it in 1982 while an assistant …


Huskies Drop Nit Opener Nebraska’s Traps Create Frenzied Pace To Down UW 67-63

Nebraska’s Venson Hamilton (4) has the ball slapped away by Washington’s Jamie Booker in their NIT opener Wednesday. Photo by Associated Press


Florida St. Whips Forgotten Syracuse

NAU’s Casey Frank (43) and Arkansas’ Nick Davis (31) fight for a rebound. Photo by Associated Press


Dean Of Coaching Works His Magic

There is no debating the numbers amassed over the years by North Carolina coach Dean Smith. There also is no end to the marvel they deserve. In early January, when …


Duke Clinches Tie For Top Seed In Acc

Top 25 It didn’t matter to Jeff Capel that a freshman also played a starring role on senior night. Capel bid farewell to Cameron Indoor Stadium with 18 points, and …


Simon Says Lose, Cougars Arizona Guard Makes A Statement As Wildcats Run Past WSU, 100-86

Arizona’s Mike Bibby, who produced only six points, finds the going easy in the first half as he swoops past WSU’s Carlos Daniel for an uncontested basket. Photo by Associated …


Gu Needs Rollins On A Roll Gonzaga Hopes Shooting Star Can Carry Team To Tourney Heights

Gonzaga’s Lorenzo Rollins has been in a shooting slump during the second half of the season. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Eastern Sees Season-Ending Win As A Big Boost For Squad’s Future

It won’t erase the tragic memory of a fallen teammate. It might not even do much to ease the sting of the 11-game losing streak that preceded it. But Eastern …


Huggins Cracks Down

University of Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins suspended starting point guard Charles Williams indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules, another in a string of disciplinary actions taken by …


Vandals Follow Plan To Perfection, Give Seniors A Victory To Remember

Idaho’s pregame checklist: Work the shot clock, don’t shoot unless you’re close enough to see scratches on the rim and contain Long Beach State wings James Cotton and Brandon Titus. …


Nic Basketball Teams Face Difficult Weekend On The Road

North Idaho College, pursuing its first men’s league basketball title since 1985 and its first women’s crown since 1989, visits Salt Lake tonight and Utah Valley on Saturday. NIC’s men …


Sasquatch Escape With Win Over Vikings

Community Colleges of Spokane held Wenatchee to 17 second-half points and made just enough free throws down the stretch to edge the Vikings 47-45 in a women’s NWAACC Eastern Division …


Booker Steals Win For Huskies

Pac-10 Jamie Booker stole an inbound pass and converted a three-point play with 8 seconds remaining to lift Washington past Arizona State 72-69 Thursday night at Tempe, Ariz. After a …


Wildcats Knock Off Cougars From Long Range

Area women Five 3-pointers in the second-half from Arizona’s Lisa Griffith lifted the Wildcats over the Washington State Cougars, 62-53, in a women’s Pac-10 basketball game Thursday at Pullman’s Friel …


WSU Opens Banana Belt With Win

Washington State pounded 16 hits off two National Baseball Institute of Canada pitchers to get a 11-6 exhibition win Thursday in the opening day of the Banana Belt Tournament at …


Adam Walton Out

A unspecified violation of team rules has earned Adam Walton, son of Basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Walton, a suspension for the remainder of LSU’s basketball season. Walton, a …


Be Like Ike Prep Tennis Dropout Nears Pinnacle Of WSU Basketball Productivity

Reaching the heights. Isaac Fontaine soars above his defender to score two of his 1,860 points for Washington State’s men’s basketball team. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Zags Hope To End Wild Ride With Crown

The West Coast Conference winds up one of the wildest and most fiercely contested regular-season championship races in its history this weekend. With just two games remaining, last year’s regular-season …


No. 4 Wake Loses Again

Top 25 men Vince Carter scored 21 of his career-high 26 points in the first half as No. 12 North Carolina remained in contention for the Atlantic Coast Conference title, …


Georgia Denies Florida Sec Crown

Top 25 women Kedra Holland-Corn scored 29 points, including the decisive three-point play with 5 seconds left as No. 5 Georgia beat No. 10 Florida 66-64 Wednesday at Gainesville, Fla. …


Long Beach Shoots Well, Beats Idaho

With a showdown against in-state rival Boise State awaiting them on Sunday, the Idaho Vandals forgot to take care of business against Long Beach State on Wednesday night as the …


Ucla Uses Big Second-Half Run To Rip Usc

Toby Bailey scored 11 of his 24 points during a decisive 17-4 run early in the second half and No. 17 UCLA beat Southern California 82-60 Wednesday night to retain …


Sasquatch Fight Back, Win Finale

The Community Colleges of Spokane men’s basketball team, deprived of its veteran guards by injury at the start of the NWAACC season, wrapped up its schedule by defeating Big Bend …


Vandals’ Nieman Earns Big West Award

Idaho freshman Alli Nieman, who poured in 36 points in a win over Nevada on Sunday in Moscow, is the Big West Conference women’s basketball player of the week for …


Kentucky Player Jailed

Injured Kentucky basketball player Derek Anderson was arrested in Louisville, Ky., early Monday on traffic charges. Anderson pleaded innocent and is due back in court March 12. He was released …