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Eastern squashes Hornets

Just when it looked like Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team might be starting to close the gap between itself and the rest of the Big Sky Conference, Thursday night happened. …


Tigers change stripes

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson’s Trevor Booker wondered all season long when people would finally start believing in the Tigers. After the big win over No. 4 Duke, he’s not wondering …


John Blanchette: Forget about past at UI

Lost in the academic hand-wringing and presidential apology at the University of Idaho this week over assorted vulgarities perpetuated by students and others at the recent basketball cotillion with Boise …


Cougs have chance for second-half push

PULLMAN – How can it be that halfway through the Pac-10 schedule there just might be more questions than there were five weeks ago? Washington State coach Tony Bennett may …


WSU freshmen share impressions of Pac-10

Washington State’s freshmen who see extended time – Klay Thompson, DeAngelo Casto and Marcus Capers – have seen every Pac-10 team. Here are their answers to a series of questions.


Vandals in BracketBuster field

The Idaho men’s basketball team has drawn former Big West Conference foe Cal State Northridge in the seventh annual ESPNU BracketBusters field on Feb. 21. The Vandals and Matadors will …


Idaho women win

The University of Idaho women’s basketball team overcame a sluggish start Sunday to put together one of its best shooting performances of the season in a 66-50 win over visiting …


Familiar affair: GU uses defense to top Toreros

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are used to hearing their coaches on the bench call out their plays. And now, they’re used to hearing their ex-coaches on the opposing bench call out …


Dentmon delivers for UW

TEMPE, Ariz. – It didn’t matter where Justin Dentmon was standing on the court. Just about everything looked like a layup. Dentmon hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 …


Babbitt pulls Pack out of trouble to top UI

MOSCOW, Idaho – Hard as it was to believe, the din inside Cowan Spectrum might have been more ear-splitting than two nights before against Boise State. Idaho was on what’s …


EWU falls to UM

Anthony Johnson scored 20 points and had six assists to lead Montana to a 60-52 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday night in Missoula. Jordan Hasquet added 12 points and …


Cougars freeze in desert

TUCSON, Ariz. – With 13 minutes and 43 seconds left to play Saturday in their regionally televised Pac-10 Conference basketball matchup with Arizona, the Washington State Cougars were rolling across …


NIC victory a real long shot

It’s one of those shots people hear about – and frequently see on ESPN’s SportsCenter – but few rarely witness in person. North Idaho College sophomore guard Melvin Jones said …


Pirates upend Boxers with balanced offense

Six Whitworth players reached double figures in scoring and the Pirates shot 64 percent from the floor in an 83-74 Northwest Conference basketball victory over the Pacific Boxers Saturday night …


Zags score 109 in win over Toreros

Heather Bowman tossed in a game-high 28 points and Vivian Frieson scored a career-high 23 to propel the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a 109-73 victory over the San Diego Toreros in …


Knight puts on display that would make dad proud

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech coach Pat Knight was ejected after running onto the court to protest a call in the Red Raiders’ 82-69 loss to Nebraska on Saturday night. …


Whitworth, NIC men triumph

Bo Gregg scored all 18 of his points during a decisive first half, including six 3-pointers in as many attempts, to lead the Whitworth Pirates past the George Fox Bruins …


Perfect season denied

Labette Community College sophomore 285-pounder Ben Hohensee earned a 3-0 decision in the final match of the night Friday to clinch a 21-16 wrestling victory for the Labette Cardinals over …


Thompson’s range burns Sun Devils

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State was in a zone. That allowed Klay Thompson to get into one as well.


Zags rise to occasion

Patty Mills of Saint Mary’s put on a show in the first half. Unfortunately for the Gaels, the sharp-shooting sophomore guard had to put on an ice bag for the …


Wildcats uncharitable toward Huskies

All the time Nic Wise and his Arizona teammates have spent shooting free throws lately paid off in a 106-97 victory over No. 23 Washington on Thursday night at Tucson, …


No lack of basketball drama

FORT WORTH, Texas – There have been a few surprises, and plenty of twists and turns in the college basketball universe. At the start, many believed North Carolina would roll …


Zags get a big recruit

Gonzaga has gone north of the border for another men’s basketball recruit. Kelly Olynyk, a versatile 6-foot-10, 205-pound Canadian, has verbally committed to the Bulldogs. Olynyk joins friend and fellow …


Golden Eagles shine over Irish; perfect in Big East

Jerel McNeal had a season-high 27 points and Wesley Matthews made some key baskets down the stretch Monday night to lead No. 8 Marquette to a 71-64 men’s basketball victory …


Vandals win

MOSCOW, Idaho – Yinka Olorunnife scored 17 points and had 19 rebounds and four blocks, both career highs, as the Idaho women’s basketball team beat New Mexico State 70-49 on …


Cougs fall one shot shy

PULLMAN – It wasn’t a furious rally, but it was an effective one, although it ultimately came up a play short. Trailing by 15 points with 17 minutes left, Washington …


Dentmon leads UW over USC

Justin Dentmon rescued Washington from a rare off night by its leader, scoring 22 points, and the surprising Huskies beat Southern California 78-73 on Thursday night in Seattle. Senior Jon …


Wake Forest’s reign is brief

Virginia Tech made sure there are no unbeaten teams left in Division I. Malcolm Delaney scored 21 points and the Hokies held on to upset No. 1 Wake Forest 78-71 …


Pirates’ defense prevails

On a night when fans ended the evening chanting “triple digits,” it would be easy to congratulate the Whitworth offense for a 31-point blowout victory. Pirates basketball coach Jim Hayford …


Eagles in familiar spot

Going strictly by the numbers, it is tempting to say Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team – which hosts Big Sky Conference rival Montana tonight at 7:05 at Reese Court – …