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UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

The five most important games of Robert Franks’ Washington State career, as detailed by teammates past and present

If WSU can’t win four games in four days at the Pac-12 Tournament, Franks will play in a crimson uniform for the last time this week at the T-Mobile Arena. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Zags try to cool off red-hot Colbey Ross

Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross got off to a bit of a slow start, by his standards, with just 14 points in Thursday’s opening-round tournament win over Pacific.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Rob Curley: Gonzaga sits back, relaxes when it comes to taking flight

So, what’s it like to travel when you’re one of the elite college basketball programs in the nation?


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 North Carolina beats No. 4 Duke for share of ACC title

Freshman Coby White scored 21 points and third-ranked North Carolina hung on to beat fourth-ranked Duke 79-70 on Saturday for a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship with …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:08 p.m.

Oregon plays spoiler knocking off Washington 55-47

Payton Pritchard scored 16 points, Paul White added 10 and Oregon ended Washington’s chance at a perfect home record with a 55-47 win to close out the Pac-12 regular season.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:36 p.m.

WCC Tournament: Pepperdine stuns San Francisco, will face Gonzaga in semifinals

No. 8-seeded Pepperdine thumped No. 4 San Francisco 89-72 on Saturday at the Orleans Arena. It was the Waves’ third win in three nights and their second straight upset.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison enshrined in West Coast Conference Hall of Honor

He was the hometown hero who became Gonzaga’s first superstar. And now he’s gotten the call to hall.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington holds off Weber State 80-77 in regular-season finale

Mason Peatling had 23 points and Jesse Hunt added 22 with 12 rebounds as Eastern Washington held off Weber State.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Idaho State storms back to top Idaho 70-68

Idaho State advances to the Big Sky Conference Tournament as the No. 10 seed and will play a first-round game Wednesday. Idaho is the No. 11 seed and will also …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Robert Franks buries eight 3-pointers for career-high 37 points, but Washington State bows to Oregon State on Senior Day

A vintage scoring effort from Robert Franks, who was marvelous on his Senior Day, scoring 37 points on eight 3-pointers, couldn’t rescue the Cougars from another lackluster Pac-12 performance as …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke among 15 candidates for Wooden Award

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura joined 13 others on the ballot for the Wooden Award Trophy for college basketball’s most outstanding player and the Wooden Award All-American team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

WCC Tournament: Colbey Ross, Pepperdine men upset Loyola Marymount

Jade’ Smith added 16 points for the Waves (15-17), while Kessler Edwards had 15 points and six rebounds.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s run to 2004 NCAA Tournament ‘set the bar for the program’

Since then, EWU has returned to the Big Dance once (2015). It came close a year ago, falling to rival Montana in the Big Sky Conference tournament championship.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

NWAC men’s basketball tournament: RayQuan Evans leads North Idaho over Centralia

RayQuan Evans tallied 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and North Idaho defeated Centralia 84-56 Friday at the NWAC Tournament quarterfinals at Everett CC in Everett.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to rest up, stay sharp during break from games

These lengthy postseason breaks are nothing new for the Zags, who have an unmatched track record of handling them successfully.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

A Gonzaga fan’s guide to Las Vegas: Where to eat, drink and hang out when the Bulldogs aren’t on the court

Much of Spokane is focused on – and even empties out during – the annual West Coast Conference Championships at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. That’s even more the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Washington-Oregon preview: Huskies look to sweep Ducks

Washington goes for the season sweep over Oregon after winning the previous matchup in Eugene.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Washington State-Oregon State: Cougars look to end streak vs. Beavers

Oregon State looks to extend Washington State’s conference losing streak to five games.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Idaho-Idaho State preview: Bengals seek sweep of in-state rival Vandals

Idaho seeks revenge on Idaho State after dropping the first matchup in Moscow, Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Weber State preview: Eagles seek revenge on Wildcats

Weber State goes for the season sweep over Eastern Washington after winning the previous matchup in Cheney.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

LSU suspends head men’s basketball coach Will Wade

LSU has suspended coach Will Wade indefinitely amid reports about his conversations with a person convicted last year of funneling money to the families of basketball recruits. LSU Chancellor F. …


My kind of town: Gonzaga looks to extend WCC dominance with pair of wins in Las Vegas

For two-plus decades, the West Coast Conference Tournament has mirrored the WCC regular season. Gonzaga has ruled both, only slightly less so when it comes to the conference tournament.


John Blanchette: 1993-94 team paved way for Gonzaga’s high postseason expectations

Before Gonzaga took up more or less permanent residence in the high rise that is the NCAA Tournament bracket, the Bulldogs had to get past the doorman. And before that, …


Can’t miss moments: Maui Invitational win, rise to No. 1 ranking top list of season highlights for Gonzaga men’s basketball

The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs finished a perfect 16-0 in West Coast Conference play and won the WCC by five games. The only losses for the 29-2 Zags came against Tennessee …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

WCC Tournament: Darryl Polk Jr. helps Pepperdine past Pacific in opener

Colbey Ross had 14 points for Pepperdine. Jade Smith added 10 points. Victor Ohia Obioha had four blocks for Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Jerrick Harding carries Weber State over Idaho 93-59

Jerrick Harding had 22 points as Weber State romped past Idaho 93-59. Cody John added 20 points for the Wildcats.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10 p.m.

Cody Benzel’s big night leads Eastern Washington over Idaho State 91-62

Cody Benzel scored a career-high 30 points and Jesse Hunt scored 14 with 16 rebounds and Eastern Washington pulled away from Idaho State in the second half for a 91-62 …


Top 25 roundup: No. 12 Houston beats SMU, clinches share of American title

Armoni Brooks had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Corey Davis Jr. added 17 points and No. 12 Houston rebounded from its second loss of the season to beat SMU 90-79 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie joins teammates for extended practice time ahead of WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie’s recovery took another step forward – actually a number of steps – on Thursday when he practiced with the team for extended minutes.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Gonzaga guards pick up scoring pace as defenses zero in on bigs

Gonzaga’s WCC opponents have devoted heavy resources toward slowing Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke. The No. 1-ranked Zags, more specifically their guards, have noticed, and they’re taking advantage of their …