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Hurricanes’ Next Stop: Ap Rankings Upset Of No. 8 Uconn Moves Miami’s Record To 11-1

Point guard Kevin Norris of Miami majors in business, not ancient history, so he’s a bit fuzzy on the topic of the Hurricanes’ 1959-60 team. “Rick Barry played then, right?” …


Accentuate The Positives Eastern’s Aggers Tries To Get Team To Take A Can-Do Approach

Steve Aggers is in third year as Eastern’s coach. File/The Spokesman-Review


Monarchs Storm Back To Beat Raiders

Top 25 women Aubrey Eblin scored 16 of her 19 points in the second half as No. 2 Old Dominion overcame an 18-point deficit to beat No. 6 Texas Tech …


Boise State’s Balanced Attack Too Much For Eastern

Kelli Lewis scored 16 points and four teammates joined her in double figures Sunday as Boise State University thumped Eastern Washington 85-55 in a non-conference women’s basketball game at Boise. …


Folkl Returns

Top 25 women Kristin Folkl returned to basketball from Stanford’s NCAA champion volleyball team Sunday and led the No. 17 Cardinal to an 87-73 victory over No. 18 Colorado at …


Wildcats Rout Dukes

UConn’s Khalid El-Amin gets a pass off behind Hartford’s Ryan Howse. Photo by Associated Press


Foul Shots Lift Ducks Over Salukis

Far West Mike McShane made two free throws with 16 seconds left in the game to give the Oregon Ducks a 67-66 win Saturday over the Southern Illinois Salukis in …


Brand, Duke’s Super Frosh, Breaks Foot; Out For Season

Duke freshman Elton Brand, leading the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, will miss the rest of the season after breaking his foot during practice. The 6-foot-8 forward broke the …


Syracuse Remains Perfect

Top 25 Although Syracuse had trailed for nearly 34 minutes, the Orangemen weren’t worried. They had been there before. That experience made a difference as No. 19 Syracuse rallied from …


Streaking Santa Clara Whips Ewu Eagles Lose Third Straight; Whits Beat Northwest College Again

Craig Johnson scored a career-high 21 points and Brian Jones added 19 as Santa Clara defeated Eastern Washington 82-64 Wednesday in a non-conference game at Santa Clara, Calif. Santa Clara …


Tar Heels Top Poll

The North Carolina Tar Heels (10-0) moved up one spot to replace Duke at No. 1 after the Blue Devils (9-1) lost 81-73 at Michigan on Saturday. North Carolina was …


Bulldogs Pull One Out Late Free Throws Help Gonzaga Sink Montana, 68-65

Gonzaga’s Sandy Gere, left, who wins this game of keep-away with Montana’s Catie Walker, hit clutch free throws in Bulldogs’ 68-65 win. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Big Second Half Keys Ccs Win

Area women A prayer that was answered at the halftime buzzer sparked Community Colleges of Spokane to an 81-69 non-conference women’s basketball victory over visiting Clackamas on Friday night. With …


Zags Get Act Together, Hold Off Griz

Call it taking care of business. When it mattered most, Gonzaga University took care of the basketball, and converted crucial free throws to hold off the University of Montana Grizzlies …


Baumann’s 3-Pointers Lift Vandals Idaho Guard Forces Overtime And Hits Key Ot Shot For Win

Idaho was giving up size to Southwest Missouri State at almost every position, but the Vandals gave up little else Friday night. Kris Baumann’s fadeaway 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left …


Bucs Balance Their Score Sheet In Victory

College men Balanced scoring was the difference as Whitworth was victorious in the second round of the Whitworth Classic on Friday night. The Pirates put six players in double figures …


26 Turnovers Doom Nic Women

Turnovers proved the undoing of the North Idaho College women in a Scenic West Athletic Conference basketball game against Utah Valley State. The Cardinals buttered away the ball 26 times …


Utah Valley Cools Down Nic

The weather outside may not have been exactly frightful, but pardon North Idaho College men’s basketball coach Hugh Watson if he didn’t think it was downright chilly indoors. At least …


San Francisco Puts Cal Back In Great Depression

Pac-10/Big Sky/Big West/WCC Zerrick Campbell scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the second half and San Francisco (3-1) outscored California 10-3 in the final 3:50 to win 59-50 …


Lafrentz’s 32 Guide Kansas Past Arizona

Men’s Top 25 Raef LaFrentz scored a career-high 32 points, including six in the final 2 minutes, and No. 2 Kansas held off a furious second-half comeback Tuesday night to …


Pirates Guardedly Optimistic Whitworth Has Backcourt Depth As Friedrichs Seeks More Success

Whitworth’s Sean Weston stands at the ready. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Eligibility Restored

The NCAA has restored the eligibility of Cincinnati forward Ruben Patterson, but said he must sit out 14 games for accepting illegal benefits. Athletic director Bob Goin said he would …


Stanford Wins Big Island

Montana’s Ryan Dick defends against Wisconsin’s Sean Daugherty. Photo by Associated Press


De La Fuente Sparks WSU Cougars Collect Seventh Place, Trounce Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Rodrigo de la Fuente scored 17 points and had six steals Sunday, leading Washington State University to an 85-51 men’s basketball victory over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez for seventh place in the …


Tar Heels Outmuscle Bruins

Men’s Top 25 UCLA, which knows a thing or two about domination, got a lesson on the subject from fourth ranked North Carolina on Thursday night. The taller Tar Heels …


Watts Lifts UW

Donald Watts is tired of having to hit game-winning 3-pointers. He did so for the second time in as many weeks on Sunday afternoon, lifting Washington to a 68-65 overtime …


Zags On Top Of The World Gonzaga Beats No.5 Clemson

Gonzaga’s Quentin Hall gets the net. Photo by Associated Press


A Persevering Vandal After Being Shot In Head As A Youth, Gussett Makes An Impression

Kathryn Gussett has a lot on the ball at Idaho. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Gamecocks Get Late Trey For Ot Win

Top 25 Melvin Watson’s 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in overtime gave No. 7 South Carolina a 76-72 win over Maryland on Friday night at the Black Coaches Association Classic …


De La Fuente On Target In Cougs’ Season-Opening Win Senior’s Busy Off-Season, Focus On Shooting, Pay Off

There were times last season Rodrigo de la Fuente might not have located the basket with a global positioning device. Thankfully for Washington State basketball fans, those times appear to …