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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Area college basketball: Jordan Lester’s late shot give Whitworth win over Johns Hopkins

Jordan Lester made a layup with 1.2 seconds remaining, and Whitworth edged Johns Hopkins 76-74 Saturday at the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Weber State handles Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball opener

Weber State turned the Eagles’ misses into transition buckets, shot 53 percent from the field and took advantage of a near eight-minute lull in the second half in which EWU …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Gonzaga women shake off poor first half to defeat Loyola Marymount in West Coast Conference opener

Zykera Rice scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack and No. 20 Gonzaga dominated the second half to defeat Loyola Marymount 78-53 on Saturday in the West Coast Conference …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Refreshed Zags tame North Alabama Lions

Gonzaga’s 96-51 drubbing of North Alabama on Friday was void of drama, as expected, but there were plenty of leftovers for the latest Zags’ rewind.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Shorthanded Washington State falls to Santa Clara in nonconference finale

The Cougars have lost three straight games, and they wrapped up the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 7-6 record.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Geno Crandall, Killian Tillie hoping to return to lineup soon

Geno Crandall and Killian Tillie remained on Gonzaga’s sideline Friday against North Alabama, but their wait is coming to an end.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga makes another run at record book before coasting to easy win over North Alabama

No. 7 Gonzaga opened up against North Alabama with a run that just kept going. It lasted most of the first half and produced basketball scores rarely seen, such as …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Area college basketball: Nate Pryor scores 27 as North Idaho defeats Snow College

Nate Pryor poured in 27 points and North Idaho topped Snow 68-58 Friday at the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout in Mesa, Arizona.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Alabama: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 96-51 victory over the Lions

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 96-51 win over North Alabama at the McCarthey Athletic Center


Hawaii Pacific, TCU call off game after player’s death

A matchup between Hawaii Pacific and TCU has been canceled following the death of a Hawaii Pacific player who collapsed during a game.


After tough nonconference slates, Eastern Washington, Idaho begin Big Sky play

Syracuse, Oregon, Washington, Stanford, upstart San Francisco and Summit League power South Dakota State provided tough tests for the guard-heavy Eagles, but undesirable results.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

High-scoring Whitworth set to take on defensive-minded teams at D3hoops.com Classic

Against four opponents with a combined 12 wins and nary a whiff of a shot-clock violation, the Pirates took advantage and scored more than 100 points each game, something their …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Seventh-ranked Gonzaga uses balanced scoring attack to rout of North Alabama 96-51

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 20 points and dished out five assists as No. 7 Gonzaga used a fast start to thump North Alabama 96-51 on Friday at the McCarthey Athletic …


North Idaho men lose late; Cardinals women earn victory

Kyle Fischer sank a jumper in the final seconds and then blocked North Idaho’s last shot to lift the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds to a 69-68 victory over the Cardinals …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga entertains Division I newcomer North Alabama following holiday break

North Alabama is in the first year of a four-year transition to Division I. The Lions were a Division II power before joining the Atlantic Sun Conference in all sports …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Alabama key matchup: Lions rely on Jamari Blackmon, guard play

This is how it’s going to be for most of Gonzaga’s remaining games, particularly against WCC opponents.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

From grandma to Vince Carter, Gonzaga players explain their uniform number choices

There’s usually a story behind players’ numbers at virtually every level of basketball. The Zags are no different, picking numbers that carry special significance to family members, a favorite NBA …


UMBC’s win over Virginia was biggest surprise of 2018

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County had no chance. Not against mighty Virginia, certainly not against history.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball team manager Mac Graff inspires all after overcoming great obstacles

The junior sports management major still does everything he did before his injury. He hunts – even wears the same ghillie suit he wore that fateful day – fishes, plays …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

How we voted: Kansas becomes third team to concede No. 1 ranking after two-week stint at the top

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Gonzaga moves up to No. 7, Duke regains top spot in AP rankings

Gonzaga’s two-week slide in the AP men’s college basketball poll came to a stop and the top spot changed hands again. The Zags responded to two straight losses with two …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Gonzaga’s international players find holiday cheer with assist from assistant coach Tommy Lloyd

Some Gonzaga basketball players probably set sprinting records dashing through the airport early Saturday morning to catch flights home. But several Zags, including four international players, won’t get called for …


Top 25 men’s basketball roundup: No. 18 Arizona State beats top-ranked Kansas 80-76

Rob Edwards scored 15 points and hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds left, setting off a wild celebration in the desert as No. 18 Arizona State knocked off No. …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Isaiah Pineiro scores 30; San Diego holds off Washington St., 82-75

Isaiah Pineiro scored a career-high 30 points and Olin Carter III added 18 to help San Diego hold on for an 82-75 win over Washington State in the Las Vegas …


Former Ferris standout Erik Benzel happy to root for Denver, even in loss to hometown Gonzaga

Hours after watching his brother Cody Benzel lead Eastern Washington to a 92-73 win over Corban University, Erik Benzel was in the McCarthey Athletic Center to watch his alma mater, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags buckle down on defense, ready for much-needed holiday break

The eighth-ranked Zags (11-2) were all about the basketball Friday night. They continued making strides defensively and they’re embracing a much-needed respite before gathering for practice Wednesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in 101-40 rout over Denver

Perfect games are usually reserved for baseball and bowling, but the Gonzaga men’s basketball team was in the neighborhood for a good portion of Friday’s game against Denver.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Santa Clara wins 4th straight, tops Idaho 77-56

Josh Martin and Josip Vrankic scored 13 points each, Trey Wertz added 10 points and 10 assists, and Santa Clara won its fourth in a row with a 77-56 victory …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Huskies shake off sluggish start, pull away from Sacramento State in second half

Noah Dickerson and Matisse Thybulle scored 12 points apiece, and Nahziah Carter added 11 off the bench as Washington overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Sacramento State 57-41 in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Gonzaga-Denver: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 101-40 victory over the Pioneers

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 101-40 win against Denver at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.