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UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins makes impact as Trail Blazers rookie

Zach Collins’ rookie year with the Portland Trail Blazers was more like two seasons in one. The former Gonzaga Bulldog barely saw the floor in the first two months of …

Third junior college transfer, Marvin Cannon, signs with Washington State basketball team

Marvin Cannon, a 6-5 small forward from Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, became the third JC player and fifth player overall to sign with coach Ernie Kent and …

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Former Gonzaga stars Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer clash in EuroLeague playoffs

Former Gonzaga point guard Kevin Pangos and his Zalgiris teammates are trying to add a few more chapters to their historic season.

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins expects to be ready for senior season after shoulder surgery

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins had surgery Friday to repair a recurring right shoulder injury.

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Washington State coach Ernie Kent adds junior college guard Jervae Robinson

Jervae Robinson, a 6-2, 170-pound point guard who hails from Aurora, Colorado, who spent the last two seasons at Otero Junior College (La Junta, Colorado), signed a letter of intent …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

‘Voice of the Zags’ Tom Hudson has high hopes for next year’s Gonzaga basketball team

Tom Hudson can’t help but talk a big game: That’s what happens when you’re the voice of Gonzaga athletics. For the past 16 years, Hudson has been courtside for a …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Texas Tech freshman guard Zhaire Smith turning pro

Texas Tech standout freshman Zhaire Smith is turning pro. The 6-foot-5 guard says he is signing with an agent before the NBA draft. The decision comes two weeks after he …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft. The school announced Wednesday Bowen won’t hire an agent so he could return next season. Bowen …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Kentucky’s Wenyen Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9 sophomore said …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

New Washington State women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge said welcome email from returning Cougars ‘hit me hard’

Inside the Cougar Football Complex, Ethridge was introduced Tuesday afternoon before a standing-room-only crowd of WSU administrators, coaches, athletic boosters, media members and Ethridge’s mother, who flew in from Texas …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

North Carolina State is sharing steps taken to look into potential wrongdoing and cooperate with investigators in the federal corruption investigation into college basketball. The school has released a timeline …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

John Swofford expects ‘substantive’ findings from Condoleezza Rice commission

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects “substantive” recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport. Swofford …

South Carolina’s leading scorer Chris Silva opts for NBA draft

South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder Chris Silva has decided to enter the NBA draft. Silva plans to go through the draft camp process, but won’t hire an agent. By …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Nebraska giving coach Tim Miles one-year contract extension

Nebraska coach Tim Miles has been given a one-year contract extension through 2020-21. The Huskers were 22-11 and played in the National Invitation Tournament this past season. Their 13-5 record …

Gonzaga among three finalists for point guard Brandon Williams

Gonzaga is one of three finalists for top 40 recruit Brandon Williams.

Virginia hires Tina Thompson as women’s basketball coach

Virginia hired former WNBA star Tina Thompson on Monday to coach its women’s basketball team.

UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Basketball powers Gonzaga, North Carolina set date for game in Chapel Hill

It’s one of those basketball games fans circle on the calendar, and now there’s an actual date to circle.

UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Catching up with Klay Thompson: A Q&A with the two-time NBA champion and former Washington State standout

Seven years removed from playing his final game in the crimson and gray, Thompson still looks back fondly on his time at WSU and says a few of his best …

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie all in on returning to Gonzaga

Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.

Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post scrimmage April 14

Cougars coach Mike Leach talks about the ups and downs of Saturday’s scrimmage and evaluates the play of his quarterbacks.

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga shows interest in transfers Malachi Flynn, Kalob Ledoux

Gonzaga has been active in the transfer market and that continued Thursday when two transfers said they’ve been contacted by the Zags.

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Gonzaga dedicates game-changing Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement

It was the first word out of Pat Volkar’s mouth, and probably the sentiment hundreds were feeling Thursday at the dedication of Gonzaga’s Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement.

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington plans 70-80 plays for first spring scrimmage

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best says the Eagles will “push the envelope” on Friday in their first spring scrimmage.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins earns scholar-athlete award

Gonzaga junior point guard Josh Perkins was selected to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association 10-player Scholar-Athlete team.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Gonzaga one of five finalists for Albany grad transfer Joe Cremo

Gonzaga is in the mix for graduate transfer Joe Cremo, a versatile 6-foot-4 guard from Albany.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Washington State receives letters of intent from Slovenian-born small forward Aljaz Kunc, JC power forward Isaiah Wade

Ernie Kent took the first steps toward rebuilding his Washington State basketball roster on Wednesday, signing small forward Aljaz ‘Jaz’ Kunc out of Impact Basketball Academy and junior college transfer …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Forward Killian Tillie returning for junior season at Gonzaga

Forward Killian Tillie announced Wednesday that he will return to Gonzaga for his junior season.

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson has declared for the NBA draft. The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year will forego his final season after helping lead the Wildcats …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Kansas, N.C. State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball. A rewritten federal indictment released in the New York case …

Mike Brey, Notre Dame agree to extension through 2024-25

Mike Brey, the winningest coach in Notre Dame men’s basketball history, has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The new deal, which begins July 1, could make Brey …