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Bruins Knock Off Cougars By Four In Pac-10 Opener

Area women Tawana Grimes and Aisha Veasley each scored 17 points for UCLA Thursday night in Pullman as the visiting Bruins knocked off Washington State 77-73 in the Pacific-10 Conference …


Ewu’s Misfortunes Continue

Tough times continued for the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team Thursday night. The Eagles turned the ball over 19 times in dropping their Big Sky Conference opener to Northern Arizona …


Rhodes Paves Way For Usc Pac-10 Roundup

Rodrick Rhodes scored 17 points to lead a balanced Southern California attack Thursday night as the Trojans beat Washington 77-58 in Los Angeles in the Pacific-10 Conference opener for both …


Rider Women Ranked No. 1 In The Classroom

Last year’s smartest women’s basketball team was Rider College, according to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The organization began compiling the nation’s highest grade-point averages in the sport and the …


Pauley Sucks Life Out Of Cougars WSU Drops 32nd In Row On Ucla Court While Suffering Worst Loss In Six Years

First, the positive part of Washington State’s “performance” in Thursday night’s Pacific-10 Conference basketball opener at Pauley Pavilion: “We don’t have to come back to this friggin’ place this season,” …


Bruins Rout Outmanned Cougars Fontaine’s Early Foul Woes Contribute To WSU’s Downfall In Pac-10 Opener

UCLA left its selfishness and turnover-prone ways behind and started the new year seemingly not caring about who scored how many points. The Bruins opened defense of their Pacific-10 Conference …


Eastern Women Fall 79-77 To Providence

Missed opportunities saddled the Eastern Washington women with a 79-77 basketball loss to Providence Monday on the final day of the Gooding’s Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Rachel Ferguson’s turn-around …


Michigan Rebounds Wolverines Wake Up After Pep Talk, Hold WSU At Bay In Rainbow Classic

1. Maceo Baston’s stuff helps Michigan hand a loss on WSU. Photo by Associated Press 2. Beau Archibald comes up empty while reaching in on Brandun Hughes. Photo by Associated …


Pepperdine Prepared To Wait It Out After Starting 1-8 This Season, 1997-98 Year Could Be Dandy

Things haven’t started too well, but watch a practice at Pepperdine and you know first-year coach Lorenzo Romar, the former UCLA assistant, has got something going here. Last season’s leading …


Big-10 Walk-On Former Ferris Hoops Player Kyle Henneberry Wins Spot On Northwestern U. Team Three Years After His First Tryout

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UW Looks To Sanford For Key Role

Pac-10 basketball Mark Sanford had eight points, a steal and an assist during a decisive second-half run as Washington beat Loyola Marymount 85-60 in non-league men’s basketball Monday night in …


Short-Handed UI Still Wins Easily

Idaho had just eight players suited up Monday night but still cruised to an 80-48 non-conference men’s basketball victory over St. Martin’s. The Vandals (5-4) were led by Troy Thompson’s …


Reserve Fires Up Kentucky

Derek Anderson, who stole the ball from NC Asheville’s Mike Matthews, helps Kentucky toss off another victory. Photo by Associated Press


UI Makes Up For Lost Time Late Arrival Doesn’t Stop Vandal Women From Defeating Ewu

Idaho’s Kathryn Gussett, left, battles Eastern’s Andee Schmick for a loose ball. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Mack Rejoins Cougars Eastman Grants New Life To Former Starting Forward

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Back At The Mack Tarkanian Returns To Las Vegas With Bulldogs, Emotions In Tow

1. Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian now has Fresno State among college basketball’s top 25 teams. Photo by Associated Press 2. Tarkanian hasn’t abandoned his trademark towel. Photo by Associated …


Dollar Tries Out Fast Brake Ucla Point Guard Learns ‘Less Is More’

In his exaggerated West Virginia twang, former UCLA basketball coach Jim Harrick used to say “the road … is cold … and naaaaasty” when assessing the …


Huskies Blitz Montana State

Pac-10/Top 25 women Jamie Redd led five players in double figures with 20 points Friday as Washington (3-4) cruised to an 80-58 victory over Montana State (3-3) in Bozeman, Mont. …


Bulldogs, Eagles Battle Tonight In Cheney

Gonzaga University, a defending West Coast Conference co-champion, concludes a run of three games against Big Sky Conference foes tonight when it invades Reese Court for a 7:05 matchup against …


Myrick Hits For 28 As Nic Trips Dixie

North Idaho jumped out to an 18-point first half lead and then hung on for a 93-90 Scenic West Athletic Conference win over Dixie College Saturday in St. George, Utah. …


James Madison Rallies To Beat Montana State, 68-63

Chatney Howard scored a career-high 26 points, and James Madison erased a 12-point deficit Saturday to defeat Montana State 68-63. James Madison (3-2) trailed 36-24 late in the first half …


Montana Bullies Past Gu In Ot Grizzlies Undaunted By Zags’ Home-Court Edge

Montana’s Brent Smith scored six of his 13 points in overtime and teammate J.R. Camel hit several tough shots at crucial moments Saturday night as the Grizzlies handed Gonzaga University …


Whitworth Wakes Up, Wins Title

Midway through the first half of Saturday night’s Whitworth Invitational men’s championship game, the Pirates had scored 16 points, and Carroll College guard Kevin Van Nice had scored 15. But …


Lewis’ Clutch Play Gives Ewu Road Win

Men’s basketball Kevin Lewis hit a hook shot and two free throws in the final minute to lead Eastern Washington to a non-conference victory over Sam Houston State in Huntsville, …


Ducks Begin Slowly Before Beating Zags

College women Unbeaten Oregon ventured out of McArthur Court for the first time this season and found the road a bit bumpy. Still, the Ducks (5-0) absorbed enough early shocks …


Auburn Defense Stops Texas Tech

Women’s Top 25 Joe Ciampi figures defense did No. 25 Auburn’s talking Saturday in a 70-55 victory over eighth-ranked Texas Tech in a matchup of women’s top-25 basketball teams. Tara …


Nic Sends Message With Opening Rout

NIC’s Tammy Goyne shows Utah Valley that her defense is as lethal as her offense. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Nic Turns Wolverines Inside-Out Cardinals Make Up For Lack Of Height With Defense In Win

Steven Ryan and North Idaho College find little resistance from Utah Valley. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Newton Helps Duke Win No. 1,500

Top 25 Greg Newton blocked a shot and scored on a layup in a 22-second span of overtime and reserve Carmen Wallace made several key plays down the stretch Thursday …


Old Dominion Knocks Off Huskies

Area colleges Odell Hodge scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots, taking charge of the game in the second half as Old Dominion beat Washington 67-57 in …