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Anderson will stay with Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson passed up a sizable raise offered by Georgia to instead sign a new seven-year contract with the school he helped lead …


Kentucky will talk with Memphis coach Calipari

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Memphis has given Kentucky permission to speak to coach John Calipari about the Wildcats’ head men’s basketball coaching position. Athletic director R.C. Johnson said …


Griffin, Hansbrough top All-America vote-getters

Blake Griffin and Tyler Hansbrough spent time together on the court last weekend in the Elite Eight and were back together Monday as the top vote-getters on the Associated Press …


Sweet 16 slips away

SEATTLE – The Gonzaga Bulldogs were so close to Oklahoma City they could feel the dust on their shoes. But Pittsburgh executed just a little better down the stretch of …


Gaels blow by Wildcats into quarterfinals

Patty Mills had 23 points and 10 assists while outdueling Stephen Curry in a matchup of two elite guards, leading Saint Mary’s into the NIT quarterfinals with an 80-68 victory …


Huskies tough it out

PORTLAND – Team captain Jon Brockman had a broken nose and a seat on the bench because of fouls. Isaiah Thomas and Justin Dentmon weren’t fulfilling their roles as Washington’s …


Zip it: Zags turn up defense in second half to seize opener over Akron

PORTLAND – It was a run that turned into a veritable sprint for the finish line. For nearly 30 minutes, fourth-seeded Gonzaga was confined to a slower pace and was …


Pondexter sends UW past Mississippi State

PORTLAND — Thanks to Quincy Pondexter, even the supposedly vulnerable Washington Huskies didn’t go out early.


Vandals in first postseason since 1990

MOSCOW, Idaho – What most thought unfathomable back in November began crystallizing by mid-January. Don Verlin’s first season guiding the Idaho men’s basketball team was shaping up to be a …


Vikings repeat in Big Sky

Julius Thomas got free for a tie-breaking dunk with 3.5 seconds left and Portland State held on for a 79-77 win over Montana State on Wednesday night in the Big …


Cleveland State returns to field after 23 years

CLEVELAND – Carrying the glass Horizon Tournament trophy over his head, senior J’Nathan Bullock stepped off the charter bus onto a parking lot at Cleveland State. His feet barely touched …


Bobcats post upset

Braden Johnson made four 3-pointers while scoring 16 points as Montana State upset top-seeded Weber State 70-61 in the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals Tuesday night in Ogden, Utah. The …


Vandals hot heading into WAC tourney

MOSCOW, Idaho – They’ve rattled off six wins in their past seven games to make a late-season charge up the Western Athletic Conference standings. Yet still, the Idaho Vandals haven’t …


GU wins women’s title

LAS VEGAS – Basketball coaches rarely enjoy the spoils of a championship as much as their players, but Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves gave it a commendable effort Monday. The top-seeded Bulldogs …


Whits swept at Linfield

Amidst vacillating snow showers and sun breaks, Linfield completed a four-game Northwest Conference baseball sweep of visiting Whitworth on Monday in McMinnville, Ore. The Wildcats (9-3, 6-2 NWC) won the …


Gonzaga women win WCC tourney

Gonzaga put five players in double figures, including reserve forward Kelly Bowen’s 15 points and a double-double by conference player of the year Courtney Vandersloot, to outlast sixth-seeded San Diego …


Huskies win Pac-10 title

For much of today’s game, the Washington Huskies couldn’t quite shake the Washington State Cougars. But in the last three minutes, the Dawgs pulled away and sealed their first outright …


Whits clamp down

If only every halftime adjustment worked this well. Nursing a two-point lead at halftime, Whitworth’s defensive intensity picked up in the second half and overwhelmed visiting Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in an 81-63 …


Zags vow to add to momentum at tourney

LAS VEGAS – Conference tournaments, bubble watches, Selection Sunday, brackets, March Madness. “It’s the best time of the year,” Gonzaga senior guard Jeremy Pargo said.


Bruins bounce Beavers

Josh Shipp scored 22 of his career-high 27 points in the first half when No. 20 UCLA built a 24-point lead on the way to routing Oregon State 79-54 on …


E. Utah wins shot at top-seeded Cardinals

Phillip Thomas scored 17 points, Stephen Franklin scored 15 and Cliff Colimon had 12 points to lead the fourth-seeded College of Eastern Utah Golden Eagles to a 78-62 Region 18 …


Wildcats dominate awards

HELENA – Regular-season champion Weber State claimed three of the four individual awards and placed two players on the first team as the All-Big Sky men’s basketball team was announced …


Vandals keep on rolling

MOSCOW, Idaho – The only thing, it seems, missing from the revival of Idaho men’s basketball is a fan base to take part in all the winning. The late-charging Vandals …


Montana denies EWU Big Sky tourney berth

The stars were out of alignment for the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team Thursday night. The Eagles needed a victory over the Montana Grizzlies at Missoula – a feat …


Klay didn’t get away from WSU

How was Klay Thompson, who is a lock to be named to the All-Pac-10 freshmen team next week, overlooked by so many West Coast schools? “He was a late bloomer …


Thompson becomes asset on defense

PULLMAN – Trailing Washington State 32-20 at halftime last month, Oregon State coach Craig Robinson knew he had to get his team back into the game quickly. So, coming out …


Idaho falls to Nevada

MOSCOW, Idaho – Shavon Moore finished with a double-double and added four blocked shots to propel the Nevada Wolf Pack to a 57-39 romp over the Idaho Vandals in a …


Claremont rematch staggering opportunity for Jurich, Whits

It may be a learned trait, the convenient forgetfulness that consoles athletes in the hours and days following a defeat. Dwelling on the past isn’t an ideal way to move …


Bulldogs breeze to victory on Senior Night

Back in the locker room after Gonzaga’s 90-40 feel-good victory on Senior Night, the five Bulldogs seniors posed for a picture with Andrew Sorenson’s father, Don, manning the camera. Just …


Huskies overwhelm Seattle U.

Joe Callero wanted to find out how much Seattle University’s team needs to grow to compete with a Top 25 team playing in March. The simple answer: a lot. But …