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  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

    Blanchette: Back to the drawing board; will Bone be doing the drawing?

    LAS VEGAS – Ken Bone’s finest hour lasted a week. Normally, that sounds like real mileage. In college basketball, it’s running on empty.


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    No. 1 Zag men face WCC nemesis

    LAS VEGAS – Watching on television when Saint Mary’s center Brad Waldow’s front tooth went flying late in Saturday’s game, Gonzaga’s Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk had a similar reaction. …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    In brief: Griffey not shocked by Hall of Fame snubs

    Griffey not shocked by Hall of Fame snubs Baseball: Ken Griffey Jr. says he “was not shocked” when baseball writers decided no player should go into the Hall of Fame …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    Zags may be without MVP Karr

    LAS VEGAS – Taelor Karr took a seat on the bench and watched her Gonzaga teammates go through practice drills. She twisted her upper body to the right, then to …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    Whitworth home again

    Home sweet home, indeed. For the third time in as many weeks, Whitworth will host an NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament game, this time in the Sweet 16 against …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    Liberty wins NCAA berth

    John Caleb Sanders had 27 points, Davon Marshall added 20 off six 3-pointers and Liberty defeated Charleston Southern 87-76 to win the Big South Conference basketball tournament in Conway, S.C., …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    Creighton wins MVC conference tournament

    Creighton repeated as Missouri Valley Conference tournament men’s basketball champion without much production from its star. “I didn’t have my best game, but my teammates stepped up and it feels …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    Idaho’s Barone is WAC Player of Year

    DENVER – Idaho Vandals senior center Kyle Barone was voted the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year by the league’s basketball coaches, the conference announced on Sunday. The 6-foot-10 …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

    Blanchette: Zags-Gaels: WCC’s own prime-time Family Feud

    LAS VEGAS – Welcome back to the championship game of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament, the defending champs (Saint Mary’s) against the more-often-than-not champs (Gonzaga). Or as it’s …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    Gonzaga gets going in second half to dispatch Lions

    LAS VEGAS – Sophomore guard Kevin Pangos knew the questions would come, particularly after Gonzaga’s rugged first half against ninth-seeded Loyola Marymount, about the Zags feeling additional pressure carrying the …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    NCAA tournament qualifiers: Belmont, Florida Gulf Coast first two qualifiers

    Kerron Johnson hit a 10-foot pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left, and Belmont capped its first season in the Ohio Valley Conference by beating league power Murray State 70-68 in …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    WSU wins again, plays UW in tournament

    PULLMAN – For once, they aren’t counting losses on the Palouse. Hand-wringing over coach Ken Bone’s future has stopped for the moment. And after what Washington State did here this …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    McCargar leads Pirates into next round of D-III

    The Whitworth players fed off the emotion of the crowd Saturday night. Then they fed the ball to Colton McCargar. When the frenzy was over, the Pirates had earned an …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    Cheslek, Kudron step up in GU women’s win

    LAS VEGAS – The postseason looked a lot like Gonzaga’s regular season. The top-seeded Bulldogs utilized multiple scoring options – it was Shelby Cheslek’s and Kiara Kudron’s turn Saturday – …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    Blanchette: GU women at familiar place, but took different path

    LAS VEGAS – Here’s what we knew about the Gonzaga Bulldogs when the women’s basketball season began: more than half the team’s scoring and rebounding from last year gone, no …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

    Breakup of Big East becomes official

    NEW YORK – The Big East made its split official Friday, with seven basketball schools breaking away from the football-playing members in a deal that takes effect on July 1. …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

    Lions, Toreros reach semis

    LAS VEGAS – Loyola Marymount continued its surprising run through the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament as Anthony Ireland hit the go-ahead basket with 5.2 seconds remaining Friday night …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

    Blackhawks’ streak ends at 24 games

    NHL: The best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blawkhawks finally left the ice without a point. The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado Avalanche on …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

    Best team in NCAA tournament history? Best player?

    Indiana was the NCAA’s last undefeated men’s team in 1976. North Carolina had Michael Jordan and James Worthy while winning the national championship in 1982, a decade before Duke won …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

    Newsmakers

    Retired Indianapolis gave Jeff Saturday a chance to fulfill his NFL dream. On Thursday, he came back to thank the town and the team that embraced his improbable journey from …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

    Haven’t blown it

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes’ finale in the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball race will determine whether their late-season losses are remembered as a mere stumble or an …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013, 10:02 P.M.

    Eagles stayin’ alive

    POCATELLO – Eastern Washington jumped out to a 22-4 lead during the first 8 minutes on Thursday night and never looked back, beating Idaho State 87-73 to keep their slim …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013, 7:11 P.M.

    McCargar heating up as Pirates’ ‘sixth starter’

    Warming the bench never felt this good. Not that it stays warm for long, the seat Colton McCargar leaves behind before he puts the heat on another team at Whitworth …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

    Cougs’ home win over UCLA first since 1993

    PULLMAN – There were dunks at the end of the losing streaks, both of them toppling in the same instant after Washington State’s most improbable victory of the season. There …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

    Bulldogs used to getting physical

    “Olynyk the catch, one dribble. He is just hammered by Kaufusi, hammered, and the Zags are furious. Man, was that a hard foul. Olynyk just got destroyed there. … He …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

    Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

    COMING UP: Tonight at Idaho St., 6; Saturday at Weber St., 6 p.m. OUTLOOK: First up is last-place Idaho State (4-14 Big Sky, 5-23 overall), which has already been eliminated …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

    Coming up: Idaho Vandals

    COMING UP: Saturday vs. Seattle U, 7:05 p.m. OUTLOOK: The Vandals close the regular season with a game that doesn’t mean anything for next week’s WAC tournament. They’ll be the …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

    Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

    COMING UP: Saturday vs. TBD, 6 (ESPN2) OUTLOOK: No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Gonzaga, riding a 12-game winning streak, should be well rested with a week between games when it takes …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

    Best bet on the Tube

    Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford came to Indiana to turn a tattered men’s basketball program around. Tonight, the three seniors and perhaps a few of their younger teammates …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

    Stanford snaps 3-game home skid

    STANFORD, Calif. – Chasson Randle scored 22 points and matched his career high with six assists, and Stanford snapped its longest losing streak at home this season with an 84-66 …


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