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Kansas Avenges Its Loss To Rival

Top 25 Raef LaFrentz matched a career high with 31 points and Paul Pierce added 22 Monday night as No. 1 Kansas avenged its only loss of the season with …


Officials Blow Call, Escape Reprimand

The Atlantic Coast Conference admitted Monday that three referees blew a call at the end of North Carolina State’s men’s basketball victory over Wake Forest, but won’t discipline the crew. …


Ncaa Tourney Field Takes Shape

League races count the most in the Big Ten, Pacific-10 and Ivy League, where regular-season basketball champions are the automatic qualifiers to the NCAA Tournament. Last week was a big …


Hornets’ Hargrove Hammers Cougars In 17-5 Win

Harvey Hargrove singled, doubled and hit a home run to account for four runs in Cal-State Sacramento’s 17-5 win over Washington State in a non-conference baseball game Monday at Hornet …


UW Hopes Slumbering Giant Awakes Macculloch Mired In Slump

Todd MacCulloch can explain many things - sometimes the subject matter involves a puck - so he hopes by today’s end he will be able to clarify how he broke …


Lawyer Says Isu Players Got Off Easy

Bannock County Prosecutor Mark Hiedeman has rejected as ridiculous allegations that reverse racism marked his handling of the grand theft case involving five Idaho State University basketball players. “Race is …


Pacific Men Roll Past Whitworth Boxers Take One-Game Lead Over Pirates With 78-73 Win

The Whitworth College men’s basketball team stumbled in the Northwest Conference race Friday night, falling to Pacific University 78-73. The Boxers (16-5, 10-3), ranked 12th in the NAIA Division II …


Eastman Leaves WSU Lineup Intact For UW

Washington State basketball coach Kevin Eastman kept his promise to increase the intensity in practice after Tuesday night’s loss at Idaho, but stopped short of shaking up his lineup for …


Doleac Fuels Utah Past Smu

Top 25 men Michael Doleac scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds as No. 5 Utah defeated Southern Methodist 84-63 Thursday night in Salt Lake City. Utah (18-3 overall, …


Ucla Sweeps Arizona

Jason Terry and Arizona can’t find a way around Charles O’Bannon and UCLA. Photo by Associated Press


Minnesota Escapes Big 10 Loss

Top 25 men No. 3 Minnesota survived a late charge Wednesday night, defeating Purdue 70-67 as Brian Cardinal’s 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim at West Lafayette, Ind. …


At Home And On The Road, Tennessee Draws A Crowd

With seven losses, Tennessee already has suffered as many as it had the last two seasons combined. But with a marquee player like Chamique Holdsclaw in the lineup and a …


Nearing Plays Starring Role In Cardinals’ Overtime Win

Jana Nearing scored 15 points Saturday night, including the two that tied the game at the end of regulation play, and North Idaho College went on to edge College of …


Hendrix Hangs On Turned Away At The Exit, Forward Settles In At Gu

1. It took Gonzaga coach Dan Fitzgerald to convince Bakari Hendrix to stay in the middle of Gonzaga’s plans. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. (photo of Bakari Hentrix) 3. …


Bulldog Approach May Need Tinkering

Star Wars is back, and so is Jerry Tarkanian. The movie has aged better. Tark the Shark looks a little more like Tark The Wrinkled Sorrowfish. It’s hard to believe …


Fogler Returns South Carolina To Good Old Days

There is a lot of reminiscing these days in Columbia, S.C., talking about “The Coach” and the glory years of South Carolina basketball. But of all the great seasons Frank …


Western Baptist Star Breaks Record With Class

Far from the hype and hysteria of big-time basketball, Brian Hills excels at one of the smallest of small colleges. Western Baptist College, enrollment 720, sits on a peaceful hilltop …


Dismissal Ends Mack’s WSU Career

Washington State senior Tavares Mack was apparently tired of going through the motions. Coach Kevin Eastman was tired of watching Mack go through the motions. So there was probably more …


Sanford Fuels UW Over Osu

Mark Sanford had 21 points and 15 rebounds as Washington overpowered Oregon State 87-78 Saturday night in Corvallis, Ore. The Huskies jumped to a 13-2 lead and never trailed.


Whitworth Sinks Its Teeth Into Far-Flung Success

The 1,800 spectators at the Whitworth Fieldhouse were treated to a sugar high. With every 3-pointer converted by the Whitworth College men’s basketball team, Kit-Kats, Snickers and other assorted candies …


Sac State Ends Skid, Extends Eastern’s

Senior guard Damond Edwards scored a career-high 36 points as Sacramento State pulled away in the second half and ended an eight-game losing streak with a 97-83 Big Sky Conference …


Free-Throw Woes Wash Out Cardinals Farrell’s 27 Points Help Deal North Idaho 81-72 Loss

It was raining free throws Saturday night, and North Idaho College ended up all wet. The Cardinals came up on the short end of an 81-72 Scenic West Conference men’s …


Clemson Silences Terps

Clemson’s Iker Iturbe keeps a firm grip on the ball, as does Maryland’s Brian Watkins during their ACC battle at Clemson, S.C. Photo by Associated Press


Gu Victory Assures Winning Season

There was no shortage of reasons for Gonzaga University coach Dan Fitzgerald to be proud of his Bulldogs following Saturday night’s crucial 76-59 West Coast Conference road win over Portland. …


Blue Mountain Bumps Off Ccs

Blue Mountain Community College got 16 points each from Scott Bishop and Jeremy Miller Saturday night and overtook Community Colleges of Spokane in the second half to pick up a …


Pirate Women Step Closer To Ncic Tournament Berth

The Whitworth women’s basketball team improved its chances of earning a spot in the Northwest Conference’s select postseason tournament by slipping past visiting George Fox University 62-53 Saturday night. The …


Guard Hits Record 16 Treys In 19 Minutes

Grinnell guard Jeff Clement says if you shoot enough, the ball will go in. It went in often enough Saturday for Clement to break the NCAA’s all-division record with 16 …


Vandals Put It In Reverse During Loss To Mustangs

Kermit Davis wasn’t about to make any excuses for Saturday afternoon’s 72-51 pummeling by lightly-regarded Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He might, however, wonder what happened to his University of …


Cougs Disappear In The Pit WSU Stays Close, But Falls In Final Minutes After Series Of Bad Decisions

Oregon’s Jamar Curry leaves behind Rodrigo de la Fuente. Photo by Associated Press


Injuries Continue To Slow Cougars

The already depleted Washington State basketball team has taken another hit in the injury department. The Cougars, coming off a win against Arizona State and a loss to Arizona, will …