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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins one of 10 candidates for Cousy Award

Gonzaga senior Josh Perkins is one of 10 candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, presented to the point guard of the year.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura collects third WCC player of the week honor

Rui Hachimura was named the WCC player of the week, the third time he’s been honored this season. Hachimura averaged 26 points and eight rebounds in fourth-ranked Gonzaga’s victories over …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Holding pattern keeps Gonzaga at No. 4 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga isn’t going anywhere in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll and the Zags aren’t alone. For the third straight week, permanent marker could be used on the number …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ personnel makes alley-oop pass a rim-rattling option

Guard-to-guard connections are rare, though it’s possible it happened at GU during the Jeremy Pargo-Matt Bouldin-Steven Gray days. Regardless, the alley-oop has become a weapon for the current Zags, with …


Men’s Top 25 capsules: Collin Gillespie scores 30, No. 14 Villanova tops Georgetown 77-65

Collin Gillespie hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Paschall had 24 to keep No. 14 Villanova unbeaten in the Big East with a 77-65 victory …


Top 25 Capsules: VT beats NC State 47-24, Wolfpack’s lowest in shot-clock era

No. 23 North Carolina State was held to a stunningly low point total, beaten by No. 12 Virginia Tech 47-24 on Saturday in the Wolfpack’s lowest-scoring output of the shot-clock …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie continues working back to being the player he once was

What we remember – and so does he – is that impossible run of shots 11 months ago, 3-pointer after 3-pointer shimmying through the net and setting off a sequence …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Northern Arizona downs Idaho as Vandals drop sixth in a row

Northern Arizona’s 13-game losing streak to Idaho in Moscow ended emphatically as the Lumberjacks overwhelmed the Vandals in virtually every aspect of an 86-73 win Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura, supporting cast spur Gonzaga past San Diego, 85-69

Gonzaga didn’t have its trademark balanced scoring Saturday against San Diego. The Zags had something just as effective: A nearly unstoppable Rui Hachimura to offset Toreros’ scoring machine Isaiah Pineiro …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Whitworth uses late surge to hold off Lewis & Clark’s upset bid

Outrebounded and outshot, the Whitworth men’s basketball team spent most of Saturday night’s game behind on their home court.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Area men’s basketball: North Idaho defeats Treasure Valley for 11th straight win

Nate Pryor tallied 28 points and seven assists, Alphonso Anderson scored 26 and North Idaho defeated Treasure Valley 97-89 in Ontario, Oregon, on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

USC opens hot, outlasts Washington State to finish line for 93-84 victory

Even in a few of their worst losses this season, the Washington State Cougars have usually played 15-20 minutes of spirited basketball before watching a taller, stronger and more skilled …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 85-69 victory over the Toreros

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 85-69 victory over San Diego at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

TV Take: Senior-led San Diego puts up fight, but falls short of earning first McCarthey Athletic Center victory

The University of San Diego men’s basketball team has never won a game in the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Kim Aiken’s big game off the bench lifts Eastern Washington to win over Southern Utah

Eastern Washington’s freshman forward scored the bulk of his team-high 24 points in the second half Saturday in a 82-79 win over Southern Utah at Reese Court.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7 p.m.

Halfway to perfection: Washington tops UCLA 69-55

David Crisp and Jaylen Nowell both scored 15 points, Matisse Thybulle added 14, and Washington finished the first half of Pac-12 Conference play unbeaten after a 69-55 win over UCLA. …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Rui Hachimura lifts No. 4 Gonzaga over San Diego to remain unbeaten in WCC play

Rui Hachimura poured in 32 points as No. 4 Gonzaga used a strong second half to power Past San Diego 85-69 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Gonzaga faces quick turnaround, talented San Diego Toreros

Gonzaga put together one of its most complete efforts of the season in a 93-63 beatdown of BYU on Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Freshman tandem of RayQuawndis Mitchell, Cameron Tyson has provided instant spark for Vandals

Cameron Tyson and RayQuawndis Mitchell have already had breakout games that offer Vandals fans hope the current 4-15 record is on-the-job training and dues-paying for stellar seasons ahead.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Washington State, USC looking to reboot their offenses Saturday at Beasley Coliseum

Five teams sit between USC (12-9, 5-3) and Washington State (8-13, 1-7) in the league standings entering a 4 p.m. showdown at Beasley Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks), but while their season …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego key matchup: Isaiah Pineiro ranks among WCC’s best scorers and rebounders

Two nights after successfully dealing with BYU’s Yoeli Childs, Gonzaga encounters another versatile, high-scoring forward. San Diego’s Isaiah Pineiro is one of the WCC’s top scorers and rebounders at 19.5 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Future Gonzaga Bulldog Brock Ravet becomes Washington’s all-time leading scorer

Future Gonzaga Bulldog Brock Ravet made history in style Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga silences BYU, crowd en route to 93-63 victory

There was an echo inside the Marriott Center, but it was a soft one.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 93-63 victory over the Cougars

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 93-63 victory over BYU at the Marriott Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

TV Take: Familiar face guides fans through Gonzaga’s thumping of BYU

Most times Gonzaga appears on an ESPN network, the analyst informing the viewer about the Bulldogs, this year and in the past, have little to no connection to one of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura lead No. 4 Gonzaga to 93-63 blowout of BYU

The fourth-ranked Zags built an early lead, turned away several BYU rallies and coasted to an impressive 93-63 victory Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington guard Tyler Kidd has keyed Eagles’ recent surge

Since Tyler Kidd was plugged into the starting lineup in a 78-71 upset of Big Sky Conference favorite Montana three weeks ago, the young, guard-heavy Eagles (6-13 overall, 4-4 Big …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Matt Calkins: The Huskies just keep winning, and there’s no reason for it to stop any time soon

Advanced apologies for the jinx, but the Washington men’s basketball team looks like the class of the Pac-12 Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Noah Dickerson leads way as Washington continues unbeaten in Pac-12

Noah Dickerson scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Matisse Thybulle added 17 points and six steals, and Washington never trailed in beating Southern California 75-62 on Wednesday night for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

UCLA wears out Washington State with 3-point shooting to grab 87-67 Pac-12 Conference victory

It was supposed to be UCLA’s superior length and off-the-charts athleticism agitating Washington State Wednesday evening.