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  • Missouri wins Big 12 before heading to SEC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank …


  • Predictions abound for Gonzaga’s seeding, site

    The Gonzaga men’s basketball team will find out this afternoon its seeding, its opponent and its destination in the NCAA tournament. There’s no shortage of opinions on line about the …


  • Bubble teams sit, wait for Sunday’s announcement

    Seat edges will be sat upon and seconds will be counted as an abundance of nervous teams ask all day today, “Did we do enough?” When the NCAA tournament field …


  • Colorado nabs NCAA berth by winning Pac-12 tournament

    LOS ANGELES – Snubbed by the NCAA selection committee last year, then picked to finish next-to-last as a new member of the Pac-12, Colorado had all kinds of grudges going …


  • Disappointed Huskies must await NCAA fate

    In a somber Staples Center locker room, C.J. Wilcox stuffed his backpack with a Washington-monogrammed Beats by Dr. Dre headphone, a postseason gift from the Pac-12 Conference. It felt like …


  • Illinois fires men’s basketball coach Weber

    Illinois fired coach Bruce Weber on Friday after three lackluster seasons and a 17-15 record this year that included an ugly 2-12 skid to close the season. The school announced …


  • Vandals women open WAC tourney with win

    LAS VEGAS – Alyssa Charlston finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds Wednesday night as fourth-seeded Idaho (12-19) defeated fifth-seeded San Jose State 67-63 at the Western Athletic Conference women’s …


  • Beavers knock Cougars out of Pac-12 tourney

    LOS ANGELES – He didn’t have his team well enough prepared on Wednesday afternoon, Washington State coach Ken Bone said, so the Cougars will once again leave the Pac-12 tournament …


  • Vandals enter WAC tournament on hot streak

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Over five days in early February, Idaho did more than send a message to the WAC by beating the conference’s two best teams. It also set in …


  • Eastern impressed Montana at Big Sky semifinal

    MISSOULA – Sometimes those old sports sayings are really true. Cliff Colimon and Laron Griffin really did leave it all on the floor here Tuesday night, which didn’t leave much …


  • WSU women make history at Pac-12 tourney

    LOS ANGELES – On paper, this was not an impossible task. But it was certainly unprecedented by definition. Beating Oregon State? Nah. The Washington State women’s basketball team had been …


  • CCS men elimianted from conference tournament

    The Community Colleges of Spokane’s men’s basketball team saw its season end on Monday with an 84-72 loss to the Yakima Valley Yaks in the NWAACC tournament at Kennewick. CCS …


  • Blanchette: Karr ruling didn’t cause polar shift in NCAA world

    LAS VEGAS – Lots happening here at the West Coast Conference basketball tournament. Kevin Pangos is trending. Rob Sacre is back insisting that Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s hate each other, …


  • Business as usual: Bulldogs vs. Gaels

    LAS VEGAS – For all the talk about the addition of traditional power BYU and the chatter about the West Coast Conference being the best it has been in a …


  • GU women take early stage with chance to rest

    LAS VEGAS – The new format for the West Coast Conference basketball tournaments influenced Gonzaga women’s coach Kelly Graves’ allotment of playing time in Saturday’s semifinals. The Bulldogs were locked …


  • Zags keep up winning pace, face BYU in finale

    LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s game against Saint Mary’s brought back a fond flashback for Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves. Content to give a little early to gain a lot …


  • Gonzaga men down BYU, will play St. Mary’s

    LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few was feeling the pressure Saturday. No, he wasn’t too worried about the Bulldogs’ position in the eyes of the NCAA tournament …


  • Blanchette: Gonzaga came out ready, steady against BYU

    LAS VEGAS – Here in Multiple- Bid Land, life is always good. The question then becomes, inevitably, is it too good?


  • EWU men advance to conference semifinals

    Fittingly, it was Jeffrey Forbes who punched Eastern’s ticket Saturday afternoon. With the Eagles clinging to a two-point lead with 40 seconds to play, Forbes punched the ball away from …


  • CC Spokane men win tournament opener

    Preston Wynne came out firing from long range and finished with a game-high 37 points as Community Colleges of Spokane opened the NWAACC men’s basketball tournament Saturday at the Toyota …


  • Friedt scores 35 as Whitworth advances

    BELTON, Texas – Felix Friedt scored a career-high 35 points as No. 7-ranked Whitworth University held off a pesky McMurry University 90-79 Friday to advance to the second round of …


  • College basketball automatic bids

    It’s the first weekend of March and conference tournament weeks are upon us. The first three automatic bids to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be determined today. Big South: …


  • Coming up: Idaho Vandals

    RECORD: 16-11 overall, 7-5 WAC COMING UP: Thursday at Hawaii, 9 p.m.; Saturday at San Jose State, 7


  • Coming up: Washington State Cougars

    RECORD: 14-14 overall, 6-10 Pac-12 COMING UP: Tonight at UCLA, 7:30; Saturday at USC, 3 p.m.


  • Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

    RECORD: 24-5 overall COMING UP: Saturday vs. TBD, WCC tournament semifinals


  • Gonzaga enters WCC tourney with few worries

    LAS VEGAS – ’Tis the season for those March Madness buzzwords: RPI, strength of schedule, bubble teams, automatic bids, Bracketology and Selection Sunday. Pardon Gonzaga if it isn’t crunching every …


  • Whitworth’s Friedt makes top 10 for Jostens Trophy

    Men’s basketball: Whitworth senior post Felix Friedt has been named one of 10 men’s finalists for the 2012 Jostens Trophy, awarded to an outstanding Division III men’s and women’s basketball …


  • Montana defeats Weber State for Big Sky title

    Will Cherry scored 23 points Tuesday night to lead Montana to the Big Sky regular-season basketball championship in a winner-take-all 66-51 victory over Weber State in Missoula. The victory means …


  • Bubble teams need to make moves

    The college basketball season is winding down and it’s time for the NCAA tournament selection committee to zoom in on all those RPIs, SOSs and W-Ls. The final decisions, at …


  • Zags roll on Senior Night

    Gonzaga’s entire roster made sure Robert Sacre and Marquise Carter enjoyed their Senior Night. Carter had 13 points and five assists and Sacre chipped in five points and six rebounds …

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