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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 67-36 victory over the Tigers

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 67-36 victory over Pacific at the McCarthey Athletic Center


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Nazieh Carter’s career-high 18 points carry Washington over Utah 69-53

Nazieh Carter scored a career-high 18 points and David Crisp added 17 points to lead Washington over Utah 69-53 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington overcomes early struggles, surges past Montana for second Big Sky win

Saddled with foul woes, too many turnovers and an early deficit, EWU dramatically reversed course and roared back to secure a 78-71 victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Tyler Brey scores 26 as Colorado beat Washington State 92-60

Tyler Bey scored a career-high 26 points, Shane Gatling had 17 and the Colorado Buffaloes routed short-handed Washington State 92-60 for its first conference win of the season. Bey added …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 5 Gonzaga uses balanced scoring, tough defense to rout Pacific

Josh Perkins scored 14 points and added six assists as No. 5 Gonzaga used lock-down defense to thump Pacific 67-36 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Hip contusion to keep Washington State’s Robert Franks out against Colorado, Utah

The senior forward, whose 22.1 points per game lead the Cougars this season, announced on Twitter account the hip injury would keep him out of a third straight contest.


Top 25 roundup: Markus Howard’s record-breaking night leads No. 21 Marquette

Markus Howard scored 14 of his career-high 53 points in overtime after Sam Hauser’s deep 3-pointer at the end of regulation tied the game, and No. 21 Marquette beat Creighton …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Montana match up for first time since Big Sky championship

The last time Eastern Washington faced rival Montana, the Eagles were denied an NCAA Tournament berth.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Area roundup: Sasquatch men, women post wins over Yaks

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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Gonzaga knows recipe for WCC success as Pacific makes trip to Spokane

Gonzaga’s last non-BYU/SMC setback was to San Diego, 69-66, on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Zags, including the WCC Tournament, have gone 84-6 since losing to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pacific key matchup: Tigers’ Roberto Gallinat still making his points coming off the bench

Senior guard Roberto Gallinat doesn’t start and doesn’t play the most minutes, but he still leads Pacific in scoring.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes midseason watch lists for Wooden, Lute Olson awards

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura on Wednesday made two player of the year midseason watch lists. Hachimura is one of 25 players on the Wooden Award list and one of 30 candidates …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:01 a.m.

Whitworth can’t connect on buzzer-beater, falls to Whitman 100-98

In front of a packed crowd at the Whitworth Fieldhouse, visiting, fourth-ranked Whitman held off Whitworth’s late surge and survived a pair of last-second missed shots by the seventh-ranked Pirates …


Top 25 roundup: Zion Williamson lifts No. 1 Duke to rout of Wake Forest

Freshman sensation Zion Williamson scored a season-high 30 points with 10 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke won its first road game of the season by beating Wake Forest 87-65 on …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Makana Stone powers Whitman past Whitworth

Makana Stone scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night, leading five Whitman players in double figures as the Blues rallied to defeat Whitworth 91-86 in Northwest Conference play.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

WCC making a case for best conference in the West ahead of Mountain West, Pac-12

Week 1 reinforced the chatter about the WCC being much improved. It certainly didn’t diminish the possibility that the WCC might be the West’s best conference.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

How we voted: List of unbeatens down to three teams after Nevada’s shocking loss at New Mexico

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., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

How high can Gonzaga climb? Zags move up two spots to No. 5 in AP rankings

Conference play is taking a toll on several of college basketball’s top teams.Nevada dropped from the ranks of the unbeatens – only three remain – and Kansas lost for the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Blocks, dunks and the impact of Killian Tillie’s and Geno Crandall’s return

Gonzaga filled up the stat sheet in Saturday’s 91-48 win over Santa Clara. If there was a feel-good column in the box score, the Zags would have stuffed it, too. …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Washington uses late surge to down rival Washington State in Pac-12 opener for both teams

David Crisp scored a season-high 23 points and Jaylen Nowell added 20 as Washington defeated Washington State 85-67.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Analysis: Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall contribute in return, help Gonzaga rout Santa Clara

Geno Crandall forced a Santa Clara turnover, Killian Tillie scooped up the loose ball and drove the length of the court for a layup with a defender in pursuit.


Top 25 Capsules: Zion Williamson leads No. 1 Duke past Clemson, 87-68

Freshman Zion Williamson had 25 points, 10 rebounds and a spectacular 360-degree dunk, and No. 1 Duke beat Clemson 87-68 on Saturday night in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Gonzaga-Santa Clara: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 91-48 victory over the Broncos

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 91-48 victory over Santa Clara at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

TV Take: Different viewpoint still shows Gonzaga is playing dominant basketball

If you could pull yourself away from the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game with the Dallas Cowboys, and the Northwest’s favorite – or something – NFL announcing crew, Joe Buck and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Area roundup: Nate Pryor, Emmitt Taylor lead hot-shooting NIC over Treasure Valley

Nate Pryor scored 24 points, Emmitt Taylor added 23 points and North Idaho routed Treasure Valley 123-77 Saturday in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Jordan Davis leads Northern Colorado to overtime win against Idaho

Jordan Davis had 29 points, and Kai Edwards scored on a putback with 16 seconds left in overtime as Northern Colorado held off Idaho 83-79 on Saturday night to remain …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Locally: Area college basketball players dominate respective Player of the Week honors

Seven college basketball players with area connections accumulated 11 player of the week awards last week, three of them also gaining national acclaim besides conference honors, for their performances the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Rui Hachimura leads No. 7 Gonzaga to rout of Santa Clara as Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall return to action

Rui Hachimura scored 25 points and Killian Tillie made his season debut as seventh-ranked Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 91-48 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center in the Bulldogs’ West …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 11 p.m.

Area basketball: Ben College scores 30 to lead Whitworth over Lewis & Clark

Ben College poured in 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting, and Whitworth cruised to an 89-77 win Friday over Lewis & Clark in Portland.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9 p.m.

Gonzaga optimistic Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall will return for Santa Clara game

Gonzaga expects to have its entire roster available for the first time this season when it faces Santa Clara on Saturday.