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Pac-10 regular-season title up for grabs after UCLA win

Reeves Nelson had a career-high 27 points and 16 rebounds, and UCLA defeated No. 10 Arizona 71-49 on Saturday to tie the Wildcats for first place in the Pac-10 in …


Vandersloot leads Gonzaga to rout over Saint Mary’s

The difference between the best women’s basketball team in the West Coast Conference and the team that sits in second place is, oh, just 69 points. The 23rd-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs …


Vandals pick up key road win over Nevada

RENO, Nev. – Jeff Ledbetter scored a team season-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, as Idaho beat Nevada 67-59 on Thursday night. Deremy Geiger scored 10 points, all in the …


Eastern faces crucial games in hunt for postseason

With just three regular-season games remaining, Eastern Washington is quickly running out of opportunities to beef up its chances of making the six-team Big Sky Conference tournament. That’s why Eagles …


Eastern Washington Eagles outlook

RECORD: 8-18 overall, 5-8 Big Sky COMING UP: Tonight vs. Montana St., 7 (SWX); Saturday vs. Montana, 5


Idaho Vandals outlook

RECORD: 15-11 overall, 7-6 WAC COMING UP: Tonight at Nevada, 7:30; Saturday at Utah St., 6


Washington State’s recent problems tied to defensive dip

PULLMAN – Going into the Stanford contest two weeks ago, Washington State was 16-7, a record built, more than anything, on a stingy defense. WSU’s opponents were shooting 38.1 percent …


Gonzaga Bulldogs outlook

RECORD: 19-9 overall, 9-3 WCC COMING UP: Tonight at Saint Mary’s, 8 (ESPN2); Saturday at San Diego, 6, (KHQ)


Washington State Cougars outlook

RECORD: 17-10 overall, 7-8 Pac-10 COMING UP: Sunday at Washington, 7 p.m. (FSN)


Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s in battle of WCC’s best

MORAGA, Calif. – Gonzaga coach Mark Few generally doesn’t get too worked up about milestones and records, but he does hold the West Coast Conference regular-season title in high regard. …


Roundup: Moore scores 38 to lead Purdue to upset of Ohio State

E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 38 points to lead No. 11 Purdue past No. 2 Ohio State 76-63 on Sunday, in West Lafayette, Ind.. Moore tied a career high with …


Nebraska upsets third-ranked Texas in men’s basketball

College Basketball: Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska’s 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska (18-8, …


Gonzaga avenges earlier loss to San Francisco Dons

From a tie for fourth place to fourth place alone. From a tie for third place to a tie for second place. And now, solo second place. The Gonzaga men’s …


Blanchette: Bulldogs back in thick of it

For all the recent history of Gonzaga basketball that both instills pride of ownership and casts a weighty burden for each successive team, an instructive nugget: In 2007, the West …


Arizona State beats WSU, ends 11-game Pac-10 skid

TEMPE, Ariz. – No more talk about an NCAA tournament at-large berth. That hope died an ignominious death Saturday in the Wells Fargo Arena, a demise witnessed by just 5,153, …


Idaho dispatches Montana State in BracketBusters game

BOZEMAN – The University of Idaho men’s basketball team rode an impressive first-half defensive effort for a 65-50 road win on Saturday at Montana State in the ESPN BracketBusters game …


EWU, Idaho in BracketBuster games on Saturday

With its postseason fate resting squarely on the outcome of its three remaining Big Sky Conference games, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team will be forced to turn its attention …


Overton prepared to step up for Huskies

TUCSON, Ariz. – It’s all about the legs. If they’re OK, then Venoy Overton is OK. And for so long, his legs were not OK.


West Coast Conference teams jockey for top two seeds

Since the West Coast Conference adopted its current tournament format in 2003, only once has a team seeded third or higher advanced to the championship. That was No. 3 San …


Idaho Vandals outlook

RECORD: 14-11 overall, 7-6 WAC COMING UP: Saturday at Montana State, 6:05 p.m.


Eastern Washington Eagles outlook

RECORD: 8-15 overall, 5-6 Big Sky COMING UP: Saturday vs. Cal State Northridge, 7:05 at Reese Court


EWU men can’t hold 18-point lead at Northern Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Just when it seemed that Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team was warming up to life on the road, Wednesday night happened. The Eagles, after edging Idaho State …


Washington State Cougars outlook

RECORD: 17-8 overall, 7-6 Pac-10 COMING UP: Tonight at Arizona, 5:30 (FSN); Saturday at Arizona State, 11 a.m., (FSN).


Gonzaga Bulldogs outlook

RECORD: 17-9 overall, 7-3 WCC COMING UP: Tonight vs. Santa Clara, 6 (KHQ); Saturday vs. San Francisco, 5 p.m. (KHQ)


Washington State’s Casto improves offensive showing

PULLMAN – When DeAngelo Casto went down in a heap late in last Saturday’s 75-71 win over California, the Washington State faithful held their breath. WSU’s 6-foot-8 center was in …


Arizona outlasts Arizona State in Pac-10 play

Kyle Fogg hit six 3-pointers and matched a career high with 26 points, helping No. 15 Arizona grind out a 67-52 win over rival Arizona State at Tempe, Ariz., on …


Vandals come up empty at end in loss at Boise State

BOISE – Robert Arnold scored 16 points and La’Shard Anderson added 13 to lead Boise State past Idaho 69-63 on Saturday night. Boise State (14-11, 7-6 Western Athletic Conference) completed …


Gonzaga’s Vandersloot can score and pass with the best

A thousand of anything implies routine and the 1,000th of Courtney Vandersloot’s passes to have assisted a basket at Gonzaga University mirrored that, lobbed an arm’s length over the baseline …


Motum, WSU grind out hard-fought win over Cal

PULLMAN – It didn’t matter if it looked a lot more like Jackson Pollock than Norman Rockwell. Beauty on the basketball court, often, is defined by the final score.


Gonzaga’s Dower steps up admirably for ill Sacre

MALIBU, Calif. – Robert Sacre’s stomach was in turmoil most of Friday and Saturday, but he was happy about one thing: He didn’t get his roommate, Sam Dower, sick on …