Stories tagged: college basketball
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 11:22 p.m.
Killian Tillie’s big night leads No. 19 Gonzaga to 89-59 rout over Pepperdine
Killian Tillie scored a game-high 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds as No. 19 Gonzaga routed Pepperdine 89-59 to remain perfect in West Coast Conference play on Saturday at …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 10:29 p.m.
Area roundup: Walla Walla men, women sweep Community College of Spokane in conference opener
Landon Radliff hit 9 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 37 points Wednesday as Walla Walla opened Northwest Athletic Association men’s basketball play with an 85-70 win over Community …
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Top 25 Capsules: Trae Young’s 27 points help No. 7 Oklahoma rout Oklahoma St.
Trae Young fell one rebound short of a triple-double to help No. 7 Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 109-89 on Wednesday night.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
At this point, only two or three Pac-12 basketball teams look worthy of being in NCAAs
Nearing the midpoint of the season, there are still plenty of games left, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the Pac-12 to change what looks to be a slim number …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
Heavily favored Gonzaga not taking Pepperdine lightly
Gonzaga dusted two WCC opponents last week and the easy assumption is to expect more of the same against two foes pegged for the bottom half of the conference.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Pepperdine freshman guard Colbey Ross has attention of Gonzaga’s defense
If Kameron Edwards doesn’t play, Gonzaga’s focus shifts to point guard Colbey Ross, who is having an impressive freshman season. The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging 14.3 points (eighth in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 6 p.m.
Gonzaga’s 2018, 2019 recruits start off prep seasons strong
Greg Foster Jr., one of two members of Gonzaga’s 2018 class, was off to a great start in his senior season until he caught the flu. Brock Ravet, one of …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Stanford back in AP women’s hoops poll; UConn still No. 1
One week after seeing its 17-year run in the poll end, Stanford is back in the Top 25. The Cardinal re-entered the poll at No. 24 on Monday after beating …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
USC suspends Chimezie Metu for flagrant foul on Washington State’s Carter Skaggs
Chimezie Metu will be suspended for the first half of USC’s next game against Cal on Thursday and will forfeit his team captaincy.
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 7:58 p.m.
Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3
Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:05 p.m.
Ex-Gonzaga players know time doesn’t change what it means to be a Zag
Every year, former Gonzaga basketball player Ross Rettenmier makes his way to Spokane from his home in Seattle to watch the Zags play. Each time he steps inside the Kennel …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
No. 6 West Virginia holds off Kansas State, 77-69
Teddy Allen scored 22 points, Lamont West added 19 and sixth-ranked West Virginia beat pesky Kansas State 77-69 on Monday to push the Mountaineers’ winning streak to 13 games.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
How we voted: Sun Devils, Wildcats entertain in first of two (or three?) Pac-12 meetings
The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson explains how he voted in the Associated Press Top 25 with five general thoughts on this week’s poll, a few notes on the Pac-12 and an …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
Gonzaga shares No. 19 ranking with Cincinnati in AP poll
Two blowout wins against WCC opponents didn’t do much for Gonzaga’s standing in the AP college basketball poll.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
USC outmuscles Washington State in paint for 89-71 win on New Year’s Eve
Malachi Flynn led the way for WSU in an 89-71 loss to USC with a game-high 21 points, and Skaggs, on five 3-pointers, chipped in 18. Six Trojans finished in …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Women’s Top 25 capsules: UConn beats Memphis 97-49 for 83rd straight conference win
Gabby Williams scored 20 points, making all 10 of her shots, to lead six UConn players in double figures as the top-ranked Huskies routed Memphis 97-49 in Hartford, Connecticut, in …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Elijah Stewart scores 17 as USC beats Washington State 89-71
Elijah Stewart 17 scored and Bennie Boatwright added 13 points to lead Southern California to an 89-71 victory over Washington State in a Pac-12 game on Sunday night.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
Kris Wilkes scores 21, UCLA beats cold-shooting Huskies 74-53
Freshman Kris Wilkes scored a career-high 21 points and Aaron Holiday had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead UCLA to a 74-53 win over Washington on Sunday …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Top 25 capsules: Nick Ward, Miles Bridges help No. 2 Michigan State rout Savannah State
Nick Ward scored 21 points to help No. 2 Michigan State rout Savannah State 108-52 on Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. flips script against Broncos
Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr.’s knack for instant offense, particularly in the second half, has prompted some teammates to refer to him as “Microwave.” Norvell has been prone to sizzling …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 29 as Eastern Washington tops North Dakota 77-64
Bogdan Bliznyuk went on a tear in the second half, scored 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting and Eastern Washington defeated North Dakota 77-64 on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Northern Colorado withstands Idaho flurry for 81-77 win
Andre Spight tied a career-high with 28 points with six 3-pointers and Jordan Davis scored 23 and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 81-77 on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s latest rout shows why conference schedule needs tinkering
So here’s the motion on the floor: trim the number of WCC games each school plays from 18 to 16, and let them schedule two more outside the conference that …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Large gathering of former Gonzaga players watches Bulldogs beat Santa Clara
The team reserved seats in the lower section across from the Gonzaga bench for 26 former players and their families in an annual gathering of Gonzaga alumni. The gathering is …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert looking spry again as ankle heals
It’s just a mental thing. That’s what Gonzaga guard Corey Kispert keeps telling himself as he continues to recover from his ankle injury he suffered a month ago against Incarnate …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Analysis: Strong defense, ball-handling spur Gonzaga’s rout over Santa Clara
On a night when Gonzaga cracked the 100-point mark for a school-record fifth time this season, offense seemed to be last thing on the Zags’ minds.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
TV Take: ‘Frustration’ is word of the day for Gonzaga despite 49-point rout
The word of the day during KHQ’s broadcast of Gonzaga’s easy 101-52 win over visiting Santa Clara on Saturday night? It might have been “frustration” or some variation of it.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Gonzaga-Santa Clara: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 101-52 victory
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 101-52 win over Santa Clara on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at the McCarthey Athletic …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Seven players score in double figures as No. 20 Gonzaga routs Santa Clara 101-52
Silas Melson scored 19 points as seven Gonzaga players finished in double figures to lead the 20th-ranked Bulldogs to a 101-52 drubbing of Santa Clara on Saturday at the McCarthey …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 12:09 a.m.
Top 25 Capsules: Nick Ward leads No. 2 Michigan State
Nick Ward had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 2 Michigan State rolled to a 111-61 victory over Cleveland State on Friday night, the third straight game for the …