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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Hopson ignites Vandals victory

BOISE – Mac Hopson had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to lead Idaho to a 71-52 victory over Lewis-Clark State on Tuesday night. The Vandals never trailed and …


Pirates upset third-ranked Warhawks

Opportunities like the one presented to Whitworth University on Tuesday night are precious and few. Division III teams ranked as high as Wisconsin-Whitewater seldom travel halfway across the country to …


Sasquatch finish 3rd

Meghan Eisenmann tossed in a game-high 19 points and grabbed six rebounds to propel the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch to a 72-51 romp over the Everett Trojans in the …


Zags poor hosts, pummel Eagles

Early in the first half, Eastern Washington had five straight possessions end with a turnover. When the Eagles finally took care of the basketball, they missed three consecutive 3-point attempts. …


GU women get back on track

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team got back on track Sunday afternoon, erasing the disappointment of a pair of losses to highly-ranked Big 12 Conference teams last weekend in Las Vegas …


Whits down Stout

Given the option, Whitworth University coach Jim Hayford might want to consider postponing the Pirates’ upcoming game against unbeaten and third-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater and send his players home for another extended …


Pondexter, UW top Dons

SEATTLE – It seems there’s nothing Quincy Pondexter can’t do these days for Washington. The only senior on the No. 22 Huskies scored 22 points while his team started slowly, …


Zags, Eags search for some touch

Two teams looking to get back in sync offensively collide tonight at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Eastern Washington is coming off a three-game stretch where “we kept missing shots,” head …


Eagles go broke in Vegas tourney

LAS VEGAS – Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team continued its pre-holiday freefall Wednesday, losing to previously winless Jackson State 72-67 in the consolation bracket of the Las Vegas Classic …


Furious GU comeback falls short

LAS VEGAS – Tanisha Smith scored 20 points, and Tyra White added 18 to help No. 13 Texas A&M beat Gonzaga 80-76 on Sunday night in the Las Vegas Hoops …


Duke levels GU at Madison Square Garden

The showdown was a big letdown. No. 7 Duke dealt Gonzaga its worst loss in 20 years and held the Bulldogs to their lowest point total in 25 seasons by …


Back on track

SEATTLE – The first sign that this would be a different University of Washington men’s basketball team came in the second minute of Saturday night’s game, when an Isaiah Thomas …


Cougs make right choices in win over PSU

KENNEWICK – The high ball screen has become a key element in college basketball. An inside player steps out to the perimeter, a guard dribbles toward the pick and the …


Pac-10 hoops in sorry state

The bowl season can’t start soon enough for Pac-10 basketball teams. If only for a few weeks, the conference’s respected football teams will pull the spotlight away from what has …


Pirates cruise to easy victory

Once the outcome becomes a given, which it did remarkably early in Whitworth University’s 97-54 non-conference men’s basketball blasting of North Central on Thursday evening, the game becomes more about …


Eastern falls just short at Nevada

RENO, Nev. – Luke Babbitt scored 29 points and Brandon Fields hit a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left to lead Nevada over Eastern Washington 73-70 in a non-conference men’s basketball …


Zags look to show they belong

Finals weeks may be almost over, but the tests aren’t. Starting with No. 7 Duke at No. 2 Stanford Tuesday night, there are some pretty impressive women’s basketball matchups before …


19-0 run lifts GU

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team used a 19-0 second-half run to rally for a 64-57 non-conference victory over Portland State in Portland on Sunday. Down 54-42 with 9 minutes, 25 …


Wooden legacy close to home

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Thirty-seven seconds remaining, UCLA down by 20, the coach stares at the far end of the bench, calls for the passing of the torch. “Tyler!” Ben Howland …


Gonzaga wins without Bouldin

Freshman Elias Harris scored a season-high 27 points and No. 21 Gonzaga overcame the absence of leading scorer Matt Bouldin to beat Davidson 103-91 on Saturday night in Seattle.


Zags battle in Seattle

SEATTLE – It’s been four years since Adam Morrison banked in a 3-point buzzer-beater to lift Gonzaga past Oklahoma State in the 2005 Battle in Seattle. That’s the last time …


Huskies enter tough territory

SEATTLE – So much for Washington’s soft preliminary warmup acts, the ones padded with second-rate opponents and homecourt spoils. Saturday, the 17th-ranked Huskies (6-1) leave Seattle for only the second …


NCAA eyes bigger tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Talk of expanding the NCAA tournament is almost always done in public, most notably by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim in 2006. Now, the NCAA is looking …


Cougs’ loss mystifies

June Daugherty has been a head basketball coach for two decades and was an assistant at Stanford after an All-American career at Ohio State. Yet she was surprised by what …


Sibling rivalry on tap tonight

PULLMAN – There aren’t many schools that have met more often in basketball than Washington State University and the University of Idaho. When the two get together tonight in WSU’s …


Zags assistant old pals with Augustana coach

Gonzaga assistant coach Ray Giacoletti and Augustana head coach Grey Giovanine go way back. “We became friends in college, working basketball camps,” Giacoletti said. “Both of us wanted to be …


GU women rout Matadors

Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team built a big lead early and never looked back in an 80-47 non-conference win over Cal State Northridge on Sunday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Heather …


Vandals upend Portland

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the waning moments of one of the more memorable recent evenings for University of Idaho athletics, Portland’s Nik Raivio corralled a loose ball and breezed up …


UW bounces back

SEATTLE — Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points — 13 from the foul line — Quincy Pondexter added 20 and No. 12 Washington responded to its first loss of the season …


Bouldin scores career-high 28 to rally GU over WSU

For the third time this season, Gonzaga found itself trailing by double digits. This time it was Washington State that had the Bulldogs down by as many as 15 in …