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  • Eastern’s young players gain valuable experience

    In one of the paradoxes of the Eastern Washington basketball season, the Eagles are seemingly getting younger as the season goes on. Injuries (to senior guards Kevin Winford and Jeffrey …


  • Yakima Valley sweeps CCS men, women

    Montero Rice totaled 22 points and nine rebounds Wednesday as the Yakima Valley men defeated Community Colleges of Spokane 82-72 at Spokane CC to complete the NWAACC regular season. The …


  • Best bet on the Tube

    Tom Izzo put it best. “It doesn’t get any better or bigger than this,” the Michigan State men’s basketball coach said. When Izzo’s No. 4 Spartans host the No. 1 …


  • Eagles’ rally not enough

    PORTLAND – The rally by Eastern Washington University was impressive, but not even a 16-0 run was enough to overcome Portland State. The Eagles overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to …


  • Eagles’ rally not enough

    Eastern Washington overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to take the lead with a 16-0 run early in the second half, but Portland State pulled away for an 89-80 Big Sky …


  • Arizona shuffles way to victory

    SALT LAKE CITY – Arizona coach Sean Miller shuffled his lineup hoping his team would rebound from its worst loss of the season. It worked, although Sunday’s 68-64 victory over …


  • Gonzaga triumphs at USF for first time in four games

    SAN FRANCISCO – Elias Harris didn’t want his Gonzaga career to end without experiencing a victory at San Francisco’s cozy War Memorial Gym. So the senior forward, 0-3 in three …


  • Woolridge scores 36 but Cougs lose in overtime

    PULLMAN – Familiarity reigned Saturday at Beasley Coliseum, site of everything you’d expect between Washington State and Oregon’s basketball teams. That it ended in wild fashion? Old hat for these …


  • Inside players spark Gonzaga women to 101-65 win

    Anyone who questioned Gonzaga’s offense in general and its inside offense specifically might want to rethink those positions. The Bulldogs received 60 points from their inside players Saturday afternoon and …


  • Official wasn’t dressed for success, but had it anyway

    That old truism about basketball officials? That if you don’t notice they’re a part of the game, they’re doing a hell of a job? Well, it’s a myth, or maybe …


  • Hernandez details revealed

    Baseball: Felix Hernandez will make $27 million in the final year of his new $175 million, seven-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, which includes a conditional eighth-year option should he …


  • Blanchette: Burkhart didn’t dress for success, had it anyway

    That old truism about basketball officials? That if you don’t notice they’re a part of the game, they’re doing a hell of a job? Well, it’s a myth, or maybe …


  • Vandals miss simple opportunities

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin couldn’t have asked for a better setup: four consecutive stops from his defense in crunch time, four consecutive good looks on …


  • Cougars miss Ladd in loss to Beavers

    PULLMAN – That it came down to the final possession was a testament to how badly Washington State wanted to win on Wednesday. How hard the Cougars played without Mike …


  • Plenty at stake when Zags, Gaels meet

    MORAGA, Calif. – For all the talk about Gonzaga’s lofty position in the college basketball polls and the possibility of earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, there …


  • Best bet on the Tube

    No. 7 Florida has mostly dominated the Southeastern Conference this season, winning 9 of 10 men’s basketball games by double figures and most of those by lopsided margins. But Florida …


  • Irish get needed day off after marathon win

    On Sunday, they rested. Well, later on Sunday, anyway. It was well beyond midnight when Notre Dame players shuffled across the Purcell Pavilion floor to head up a ramp and …


  • Top 25 basketball teams have a rough week

    Wisconsin’s tying half-court heave went in, of course. Then Kansas lost again. And in case you were asleep late Saturday night, Notre Dame rallied past Louisville in five overtimes. March …


  • Cal shuts down Arizona

    Indecisive and tentative against California’s zone, No. 7 Arizona (20-3, 8-3 Pac-12) fell into a 10-point hole in the second half and never fully recovered, losing 77-69 Sunday night in …


  • 6th-ranked Gonzaga dismisses LMU, should rise in polls

    The upsets keep coming in college basketball and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are taking notice. “We watched a couple earlier (Saturday) and we know that it can happen,” sophomore guard Kevin …


  • WSU drops sixth in seven games after tortuous first half

    LOS ANGELES – The collapse came in the first half this time. Washington State never sniffed a second-half lead, never tensed up down the stretch.


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  • Akron zipping along with nation’s best win streak

    AKRON, Ohio – Palming a basketball in each hand, Zeke Marshall’s arms are outstretched across the entire face of a building next to the bustling student union. Akron’s 7-foot center …


  • Heartbreaker

    C.J. Wilcox eluded a defender at the top of the key and drove around Travis Wear before banking in a jumper to tie the game with 10 seconds left. However, …


  • NIC hangs on, beats E. Utah

    North Idaho, down by two at halftime, took a 14-point lead in the second half before squeezing out a 63-61 Scenic West Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern Utah …


  • ’Rabbits guard hits 53

    Nate Wolters scored a school-record 53 points and broke another mark with nine 3-pointers as the South Dakota State Jackrabbits defeated IPFW 80-74 Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind. “They were …


  • Illinois shocks Indiana with buzzer-beater

    Men’s College Basketball: Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night in Champaign, Ill., …


  • Same as it ever was for Cougars

    Leading at halftime before falling 72-68 at USC, it was a familiar refrain for the WSU Cougars.


  • Hornets upend EWU with late surge

    A 10-0 run in the latter stages of the second half helped Sacramento State overcome Eastern Washington 61-55 Thursday night in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball at Sacramento, Calif.


  • Vandals rally, come up short

    The Vandals went on an 18-7 run late in the second half to tie New Mexico State but came up short in the end, losing 76-74 on Thursday night.


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