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Norman Chad: Calhoun put sports, life in perspective

Over and over I watched the stirring video last week of Jim Calhoun’s press-conference tirade – it was 73 seconds of commercial-free entertainment gold – in which the Connecticut men’s …


Down 13, Ducks rally to top Beavers

Tajuan Porter scored 24 points and Oregon overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half to beat Oregon State 79-69 at Eugene, Ore., on Sunday. Matt Humphrey added a career-high …


Zags complete perfect WCC slate

SAN DIEGO – Having been part of Gonzaga’s last two teams to run the West Coast Conference table as an assistant coach, San Diego head coach Bill Grier knew what …


Whits erase all doubts

TACOMA – Despite a stellar regular season, there was no guarantee the Whitworth University men’s basketball team was going to be invited to the NCAA Division III tournament. If you …


Spartans keep Vandals at bay

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Justin Graham scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to lead short-handed San Jose State to a 72-64 victory over Idaho on Thursday …


Zags clinch fifth consecutive WCC title

Vivian Frieson had 26 points and seven assists to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs over the Santa Clara Broncos 92-63 at the McCarthey Athletic Center Thursday night, allowing GU to clinch …


Huskies squeak past Sun Devils in OT

Jon Brockman scored on the first two possessions of overtime and finished with 21 points, and No. 21 Washington survived a wild finish to regulation and kept control of the …


Marquette loses James for year

MILWAUKEE – The smallest player for No. 8 Marquette is in his biggest role. Senior guards Wesley Matthews and Jerel McNeal must rely on reserve junior Maurice Acker – not …


Zags get by Broncos

The Gonzaga Bulldogs were pushed throughout by Santa Clara before using a couple of late surges – and a helping hand or two from a rowdy crowd at the Leavey …


Zags take on resurgent Broncos

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Gonzaga set a season high for points and equaled its largest margin of victory the last time it faced Santa Clara. The Bulldogs know it won’t …


WSU’s Harmeling frustrated by struggles

PULLMAN – Daven Harmeling has been to the heights and seen the sights. He’s visited the valleys. College basketball holds no surprises for him anymore. And yet, he wants more. …


Eastern goes cold at bad times

Eastern Washington University failed to finish Tuesday night. Twice.


GU women place 12th

The Gonzaga Bulldogs women finished 12th at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic on Tuesday in Fresno, Calif. Freshman Jessica Howe paced GU with a 13th-place finish at 9-over-par 225.


Providence stuns top-ranked Pittsburgh

Weyinmi Efejuku scored 16 and Providence upset No. 1 Pittsburgh 81-73 on Tuesday night in Providence, R.I., for its first win over a top-ranked team in 33 years. Sharaud Curry …


Sacre ready to test ailing foot

Robert Sacre doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs again this season, but he intends to find out soon. Sacre, sidelined since mid-December after …


Without Griffin No. 3 Sooners fall to No. 15 Jayhawks

Tyshawn Taylor scored a career-high 26 points and Sherron Collins added 22 of his 26 points in the second half as No. 15 Kansas took over first place in the …


Whitworth secures second in NWC

Whitworth traded mile markers for a milestone Sunday. The Pirates posted their fourth consecutive 20-win season and ended the regular season by reversing an earlier loss with an 83-78 victory …


Zags rally to top Lions

Courtney Vandersloot and Heather Bowman combined for 50 points and the Gonzaga Bulldogs overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to beat the Loyola Marymount Lions 81-78 in West Coast Conference women’s …


Bears reach 20 wins at Oregon’s expense

Harper Kamp scored a career-high 18 points and Jamal Boykin had 11 points and 14 rebounds Thursday to lead California to a 78-60 win over Oregon in Pac-10 Conference basketball …


Blanchette: Zags hum along without ho-hum

If this is February, then the Gonzaga votary must be aggrieved that the objects of his devotion aren’t 50 points better than the Little Dons of the Poor, if not …


UI wins at Boise

Marvin Jefferson’s putback with 4.3 seconds remaining gave Idaho a 56-54 victory over host Boise State Wednesday night, the Vandals’ second win of the basketball season against the Broncos. The …


Citadel’s unlikely leader

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel is enjoying a basketball revival under the unlikeliest of leaders – a Conroy. With third-year coach Ed Conroy at the helm, the Bulldogs (17-10, 12-4 …


Pirates men beat Whitman

Four players scored at least 20 points as Whitworth outscored Whitman 97-87 in Walla Walla on Tuesday night to strengthen its hold on second place in Northwest Conference men’s basketball. …


Boilermakers battle for Big Ten supremacy

JaJuan Johnson scored 17 points to lead No. 19 Purdue over No. 6 Michigan State 72-54 on Tuesday night in Lafayette, Ind., and move the Boilermakers within one game of …


No. 4 Panthers claw way over No. 1 Huskies

DeJuan Blair had 22 points and 23 rebounds and Levance Fields scored all 10 of his points in the final 3:09 as No. 4 Pittsburgh beat No. 1 Connecticut 76-68 …


Idaho women rout Spartans

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho women’s basketball team used a hot-shooting second half to put away the visiting San Jose State Spartans 64-41 and move into sole possession of second …


Giant killers strike again as Boston College stuns Duke

Reggie Jackson broke the game’s final tie with a jumper with 47.2 seconds left and Boston College scored the final six points in an 80-74 victory over No. 6 Duke …


Sun Devils pull away from USC

TEMPE, Ariz. – Derek Glasser scored a career-high 18 points and Jeff Pendergraph had 12 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 18 Arizona State to a 65-53 victory against Southern …


Zags hold on

SAN FRANCISCO – For long stretches of the first half, Gonzaga couldn’t stop turning the ball over. For long stretches of the second half, the Bulldogs couldn’t defend the 3-point …


Second-half lapse undoes Cougars

PULLMAN – Washington State’s postseason basketball hopes may have bled out all over Friel Court on Saturday. If they did, it was a death caused by a hundred back cuts.