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CCS men defeat Treasure Valley

Danny Marshall scored a team-high 28 points to go with seven rebounds and Chaz Johnson added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Community Colleges of Spokane (16-7, …


Eastern searches for missing touch

Kirk Earlywine has been around the game of college basketball long enough to realize you’ve never seen it all. Still, Eastern Washington University’s head coach said he never expected to …


Northern Colorado eeks past Eagles

Coach Kirk Earlywine got a lot of what he wanted out of his Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team Friday afternoon at Reese Court – just not a victory. The …


Friedt takes fight to Slugs

With his favorite teammate and former low-post sidekick Nate Montgomery no longer around, Felix Friedt is being expected to shoulder a little bit more of the scoring load for Whitworth …


Bulldogs open Southern style

Gonzaga opens the men’s basketball regular season against Southern University tonight at the McCarthey Athletic Center – or, as Bulldogs center Robert Sacre says, “It’s the Jags vs. the Zags.” …


Lacy commits to WSU

PULLMAN – Devonte Lacy, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound combo guard from Curtis High in Tacoma, is the first player to commit to Washington State’s 2011 basketball recruiting class. Lacy attended WSU’s …


Roundup: Whitworth Pirates land 6 for basketball

Senior-to-be Michael Taylor, a first-year transfer from the University of Montana, and a pair of former Spokane prep standouts are members of the six-player recruiting class announced Wednesday by Whitworth …


Butler defense against Duke offense for title

INDIANAPOLIS – Little Butler has faced one big test after another in its magical run through the NCAA tournament. And the biggest awaits in Monday night’s title game: Duke, winner …


Huskies burst NCAA bubble, beat Cal in Pac-10 title game

LOS ANGELES – Only a few hundred Washington fans were left in Staples Center when the celebrating Huskies started an impromptu dunk contest. They tried one elaborate slam after another …


NCAA tournament buzzword: mediocrity

Think a woman singing “One Shining Moment” is an upset? Consider this: When CBS unveils the NCAA tournament bracket tonight, neither North Carolina, Connecticut, UCLA nor Indiana will be in …


Oregon overcomes Cougars in overtime

LOS ANGELES – It is hard to defeat a team three times in a season. But it can be done. It just might take some extra time. And Tajuan Porter.


Griz bound for NCAA

OGDEN, Utah – Anthony Johnson scored 34 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, leading Montana back from a 22-point deficit and into the NCAA basketball tournament with …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


Streaking Pirates stay wary

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


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 …


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 …