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Cougars use Robert Franks, tough defense to top Nicholls State in season opener

Washington State’s various zone configurations Sunday forced Nicholls State into 19 turnovers, and a mediocre 24 of 66 shooting from the floor. The result was a decisive 89-72 victory for …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Gonzaga tightens up defense in blowout win over Texas Southern

Everything is a work in progress this early in the college basketball season.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins closes in on 500 career assists

When he reaches that mark, the redshirt senior will become only the sixth Zag to achieve the feat.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:39 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shrugs off foul trouble, thumps Texas Southern 104-67

No. 3 Gonzaga shook off the absence of two top scorers, opened up a 22-point lead at the break and cruised to a 104-67 victory over Texas Southern in front …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga-Texas Southern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 104-67 victory over the Tigers

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 104-67 win over Texas Southern on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga turns ‘very interesting matchup’ into 104-67 blowout win over Texas Southern

Before the start of Gonzaga’s 104-67 blowout of Texas Southern in front of the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Greg Heister and the SWX broadcast crew took turns …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga hits century mark again in 104-67 rout of Texas Southern

Brandon Clarke and Josh Perkins each finished with a double-doubles as No. 3 Gonzaga overcame early foul trouble to rout Texas Southern 104-67 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


Gonzaga women working through changes ahead of game at Eastern Washington

The weaknesses – inconsistent rebounding and some defensive lapses in the second half of Wednesday night’s game against Montana – are all relative. After all, the Zags won 76-52 in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Chuma Okeke leads No. 11 Auburn past No. 25 Washington 88-66

The Tigers raced to an 18-point halftime lead and pushed it to 30 in their first home win over a ranked nonconference team in nearly 48 years.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Bol Bol’s double-double leads No. 14 Oregon over Eastern Washington

Bol Bol’s double-double, his second for the Ducks, was capped by a spinning drive from the left wing that sent his defender sprawling and led to a rim-hanging, two-hand dunk …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

After upsetting Baylor, Texas Southern hopes to stay levelheaded against third-ranked Gonzaga

Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones and several of his key players have toured some of the toughest venues in college basketball. The Tigers traditionally play a road-heavy, nonconference schedule stocked …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Key matchup: Texas Southern Tigers’ point guard, center among Gonzaga’s concerns

Jalyn Patterson carried the Tigers down the stretch in a 72-69 comeback win over Baylor. The LSU transfer made five 3-pointers, two in the final minute, and had six assists.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Texas Southern faces Gonzaga after upsetting Baylor in season opener

Texas Southern, a 20- to 25-point underdog according to oddsmakers, rallied from a 17-point deficit to knock off Baylor on the road. The upset made little noise nationally, but it …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Gonzaga’s depth leads to blowout victory over Montana in women’s basketball season opener

The turning point Wednesday night at the Kennel came when Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier turned to her bench.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Who is Geno Crandall? Graduate transfer from North Dakota on fast track learning Gonzaga’s system

Geno Crandall considers himself a positive person, which came in handy during several of the most stressful months of his young life.


Gonzaga-Texas Southern game switched to SWX, ROOT Sports airwaves

The Gonzaga-Texas Southern game on Saturday will be televised on SWX locally and ROOT Sports throughout the region.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: On decision night, Gonzaga cruises to decisive victory over Idaho State

If they’re going to sync the first night of college basketball with Election Tuesday, each dribble, pass and basket is going to be a referendum.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura puts on a show in rout of Idaho State Bengals

Rui Hachimura’s first shot was a successful elbow jumper 38 seconds into the game. He spent the rest of the night attacking the rim via a variety of power moves. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast crew overcomes opening-night glitches as Gonzaga rolls Idaho State

Opening night always includes a few glitches, and college basketball isn’t any different. Nor is the broadcast crew immune. But the bugs were rare enough in Gonzaga’s 120-79 season-opening win …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11 p.m.

Eyassu Worku leads UC Irvine to season-opening win against Idaho

Eyassu Worku scored 18 points and UC Irvine used a second-half spurt to top Idaho 86-68 in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Prep star Sam Dowd returns to Spokane in Idaho State’s loss to Gonzaga

Sam Dowd’s dream of playing on a Division I basketball team was one of the only constants in a tumultuous upbringing.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Noah Dickerson lifts No. 25 Washington past W. Kentucky 73-55

Noah Dickerson scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, Jaylen Nowell added 17, and No. 25 Washington rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Western Kentucky …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

No. 1 Kansas holds off No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in opener

Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kansas past No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Gonzaga-Idaho State: 3 keys to the Zags’ 120-79 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from 120-79 win over Idaho State on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Women’s college basketball: Washington State falls in Kamie Ethridge’s coaching debut

Hailey Bassett-Meachem scored 23 points and visiting Utah State (1-0) beat Washington State (0-1) 72-61 in Kamie Ethridge’s WSU coaching debut.


No. 16 Syracuse shuts down shorthanded Eastern Washington in season opener

The good for Eastern Washington: The Eagles limited 16th-ranked Syracuse to 28 first-half points in Tuesday’s season opener at the Carrier Dome. The bad: scoring a meager 10 points. The …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Recap: Rui Hachimura leads third-ranked Gonzaga to season-opening rout of Idaho State

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs open the 2018-19 season tonight against the Idaho State Bengals. Tip is set for 6 p.m. at McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga trio on Wooden Award 50-player preseason watch list

Rui Hachimura has become a familiar name on preseason watch lists, with Killian Tillie not far behind and Zach Norvell Jr. receiving several mentions, too.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season

The 2017-18 college basketball had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in first game of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

No. 3 Gonzaga tips off season against Idaho State

The preseason rankings and hype surrounding Gonzaga basketball take a backseat to an actual basketball game Tuesday. The third-ranked Zags entertain Idaho State at the McCarthey Athletic Center, which hasn’t …