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Big Sky field even as it gets

If it’s the unknown that draws fans to sporting events, the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball tournament is made to order. The difference between the six teams gathering in Cheney …


Vandals count on adversity

MOSCOW, Idaho – He’s suspended four players in the last two months, had his second-leading scorer question him on Twitter and granted a scholarship release to his prized high school …


Long route for Pirates

Rarely can a team ranked No. 4 in the nation legitimately adopt the role of spoiler. Yet that’s what Whitworth University has done heading into the Sweet 16 of the …


Cougs’ season ends in loss to Ducks

Tajuan Porter scored 32 points, including eight in overtime, and Oregon rallied for an 82-80 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night in the Pac-10 Conference tournament opener.


Women’s basketball: Schuller’s home team will grow by 1

Wendy Schuller believed from the first day of practice this could be a special season for the Eastern Washington basketball team. She also knew it could be a long season.


Cougars face flighty Ducks

LOS ANGELES – When Washington State and Oregon line up for the opening tip tonight at the Staples Center, less than 100 hours will have passed since UO senior guard …


Griz, Wildcats advance in Big Sky tournament

OGDEN, Utah – Anthony Johnson scored 19 points and Will Cherry scored 10, including a jumper with 24 seconds left, as Montana scored the final six points in a 68-63 …


Gaels storm GU

LAS VEGAS – The final score, Saint Mary’s 81, Gonzaga 62, was an appropriate reflection of the complete reversal from the last meeting. In Spokane last month, Gonzaga won 80-61 …


St. Mary’s upsets Zags in WCC title game

Mickey McConnell matched his career high with 26 points, Ben Allen added a career-best 20 and Saint Mary’s upset No. 18 Gonzaga in an 81-62 victory Monday night in the …


Gonzaga women playing for WCC title again

LAS VEGAS – One statistic in the box score said it all: Gonzaga points off turnovers 27, Santa Clara 2. OK, make it two: GU’s edge in second-chance points, 18-4. …


Bulldogs not pretty, but win

LAS VEGAS – Welcome to March basketball. High-pressure games, physical, grinding, hard fouls, floor burns. Hard-fought wins, season-altering losses.


Tasty topping

Senior guard Matt Bouldin left Gonzaga’s locker room with a bag of ice on his right ankle and a net and WCC champions placard in his right hand. Bouldin and …


Gregg carries Whits closer to Division III tourney

Bo Gregg has been a part of the show all year, content to stay in the background and do all the little things that so often go unappreciated in college …


GU women outright champs

Vivian Frieson scored 22 points and had seven rebounds as No. 19 Gonzaga cruised to an 83-52 win over Santa Clara (3-25, 1-12) and clinched the outright West Coast Conference …


Gonzaga makes it 10 WCC championships in a row

This one looked nothing like the first go-around. Gonzaga dominated from start to finish, flattening Santa Clara 88-51 Thursday in front of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center to clinch …


Cal thumps Arizona

Jerome Randle scored 24 points and took over the game in the second half to help California move a step closer to clinching its first conference title in 50 years …


GU delivers 10-pack with deserved pride

A decade back, the Gonzaga Bulldogs somehow managed to lose three basketball games in a February fortnight. Message board traffic did not crash servers up and down the coast. Alums …


West Coast stranglehold

Streak check. Gonzaga’s run of consecutive NCAA tournaments: 11, and on pace for 12 next month. Gonzaga’s consecutive appearances in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game: 12, and counting. …


Eastern down, but not quite out

Last week’s back-to-back road losses to Big Sky Conference rivals Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona cleared up much of the murkiness surrounding Eastern Washington University’s flickering chances of qualifying for …


Streaking Pirates stay wary

Is this tournament really necessary? The numbers might suggest it isn’t.


Vandals done in by Aggies’ 3-pointers

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Jahmar Young hit three of New Mexico State’s 12 3-pointers in a 74-57 victory over Idaho on Wednesday night. Young’s 23 points led the Aggies (18-9, …


UW confident against Cougars

Men’s basketball: Quincy Pondexter ended a television interview last Sunday night with a quick statement. “We’re going to win,” the UW senior forward said. It sounded like he was guaranteeing …


ASU defeats Arizona

Ty Abbott scored 28 points, two shy of his career-high, and Arizona State shot 67 percent in the second half to beat Arizona 73-69 at Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday and …


Zags look to bounce back vs. Waves

MALIBU, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs have lost five men’s basketball games this season. Their game-after responses to those four setbacks were wins by margins of 35 (IPFW), 39 (Augustana), …


Lions show Zags the door

LOS ANGELES – Loyola Marymount was at full strength. Gonzaga appeared to be in slow motion. For the Bulldogs, that wasn’t a winning combination on the road against a hungrier …


Vandals reject SU in stretch

MOSCOW, Idaho – On back-to-back possessions in the second half, Marvin Jefferson watched Seattle University’s Charles Garcia – his skilled counterpart in the paint – bat away Idaho shot attempts …


Bulldogs count on stalwart defense

When all else fails – and for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team, pretty much everything did – play defense. And the 21st-ranked Bulldogs did that quiet well, thank you.


EWU’s hopes dwindle

GREELEY, Colo. – Everything Eastern Washington University learned about eliminating mistakes and making late-game winning plays in last weekend’s home sweep of Montana State and Montana proved to be of …


Bruins carve up Cougars Washington State athletics, Cougars

PULLMAN – It was almost as if a switch had been flicked to off. And with it, Washington State University’s chance to compete with UCLA on Thursday night went dark.


Trojans damage Huskies

Dwight Lewis scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half, Mike Gerrity added six key points in the closing minutes and Southern California held off a furious rally …