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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

No. 13 Virginia Tech holds off Washington 73-61

Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 24 points to lead No. 13 Virginia Tech to a 73-61 victory over Washington in the Air Force Reserve Boardwalk Classic.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Stanford pulls away from Eastern Washington, 78-62

Daejon Davis scored 19 points, one of four to reach double figures, and Stanford beat Eastern Washington 78-62. Cormac Ryan scored 12 points, all on three pointers, for the Cardinal …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Carolina: 3 keys from the Tar Heels’ 103-90 victory over the Bulldogs

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from UNC’s 103-90 win at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye help No. 12 North Carolina hand Gonzaga its second straight loss

It is the first time since February 2014 that Gonzaga has lost two straight games, a span of 168 contests that was the longest streak in NCAA Division I.


Villanova heads to Kansas for Final Four rematch in December

Kansas is finally getting another shot at Villanova, though with far less on the line this time. The Wildcats ended the Jayhawks’ season in the Final Four in April before …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Area college basketball: JR Delgado leads CC Spokane men past Centralia

JR Delgado scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and grabbed seven rebounds as CC Spokane defeated Centralia 80-70 Friday at the Umpqua Tournament in Roseburg, Oregon.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Offensive-minded Gonzaga, North Carolina searching for gains defensively

They are separated by eight spots in the AP rankings and not much more than that in terms of their offensive and defensive disposition.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Carolina key matchup: Cameron Johnson causes problems with size, shooting stroke

The Tar Heels present several challenging matchups for the Zags, but we’ll highlight Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound guard who transferred to UNC after two seasons at Pittsburgh.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Frankie Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63

Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.


Freshman Luguentz Dort shining for No. 20 Arizona State

Freshman guard Luguentz Dort is quickly making a name for himself at No. 20 Arizona State. Dort leads the Sun Devils in scoring and has put himself among college basketball’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga, North Carolina pack milestones into three series meetings

The series consists of just three games, but what a trio for both programs. No. 4 Gonzaga (9-1) visits No. 12 North Carolina (7-2) at the Dean Smith Center on …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Former Lewis and Clark guard Justin Martin sets NAIA Division II single-game scoring mark

Now a prolific NAIA scorer, former Lewis and Clark guard Justin Martin outdid himself – and everyone else that came before him – with a 71-point game to set single-game …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent on transfer Arinze Chidom: ‘He has done everything we’ve asked him to do, I’m going to miss him’

Chidom announced late Thursday night in a Twitter post he intends to transfer from WSU, citing his desire to “find a new home to compete at and complete my education.”


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Men’s top 25 capsules: No. 24 Houston stays unbeaten, rallying past LSU

Galen Robinson Jr. scored 18 points, Armoni Brooks added 13 – all in the second half – and No. 24 Houston overcame a 15-point deficit in to beat LSU 82-76 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Who is Rui? How an uncatchable fastball turned Gonzaga’s Hachimura from baseball prodigy to potential NBA lottery pick

Looking back, Rui Hachimura is grateful he stayed at Gonzaga through a stressful first year in Spokane.


College basketball: North Idaho’s Emmitt Taylor scores 46 points in men’s victory

Emmitt Taylor scored 46 points, hitting 12 of 27 3-pointers, and host North Idaho (9-1) beat Fairchild AFB 135-70 in nonconference men’s basketball Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Areas for Bulldogs to address after entertaining stretch of games

Gonzaga is only one-third of the way through the regular season, but it has been involved in several of college basketball’s most entertaining games.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

How we voted: It’s back to square one as Kansas vaults past Gonzaga to recapture No. 1 ranking

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. 10, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

First loss drops Gonzaga to fourth in AP poll, sixth in USA Today

Gonzaga tumbled to fourth in the AP men’s college basketball poll and sixth in the USA Today poll, ending a two-week run at No. 1. Tennessee (7-1) knocked the Zags …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Virginia knocks off VCU

Kyle Guy scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Ty Jerome had 11 of his 14 in the second for Virginia as the Cavaliers topped VCU …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Huskies nearly blow big lead, beat Seattle

Jaylen Nowell scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half, Noah Dickerson added 13 and Washington nearly blew a 20-point lead before holding off crosstown rival Seattle 70-62 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Washington State gives up 16 3-pointers, absorbs 95-90 loss to Montana State in Tri-Cities

Ernie Kent’s team failed on the promotional front Sunday against Montana State, and certainly on the basketball front, falling to the Bobcats 95-90 in front of 1,807 fans at the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Area college basketball: CC Spokane women win Everett Tournament

Shania Graham came up big with 20 points and six steals Sunday as the CC Spokane women rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to force overtime and outlasted Big Bend …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

John Blanchette: With perfection out of the picture, Gonzaga focused on building best team for March

What, you thought they were going to go 40-0?


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Analysis: Admiral Schofield helps Tennessee sink No. 1 Gonzaga with clutch baskets

Admiral Schofield’s banked 3-pointer gave the Volunteers the lead and his pure 3-pointer on a GU defensive mistake with 22 seconds remaining spurred No. 7 Tennessee’s 76-73 upset victory Sunday …


Gonzaga-Tennessee: 3 keys to the Volunteers’ 76-73 win over the Bulldogs

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Tennessee’s 76-73 win against Gonzaga at the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

TV Take: Tennessee’s upset of Gonzaga offered high-energy entertainment from start to finish

Gonzaga and Tennessee, two teams ranked in the top seven nationally, went back and forth for two hours with the seventh-ranked Volunteers upsetting No. 1 GU, pulling out a 76-73 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Josh Perkins moves past John Stockton into fourth place on Gonzaga’s all-time assists list

Senior point guard Josh Perkins continues to scale Gonzaga’s record book and he climbed past another Zags’ great Sunday against Tennessee.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Admiral Schofield, No. 7 Tennessee topple top-ranked Gonzaga 76-73 at the Colangelo Classic in Phoenix

Admiral Schofield poured in 30 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining and No. 7 Tennessee battled back to defeat No. 1 Gonzaga 76-73 on Saturday in the …