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Cougars expect McKale frenzy

The Washington State Cougars have played in a couple of hostile environments this season, losing in early December in the cacophony of sound that is Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center and …


Vandals can’t get stops

SAN JOSE, Calif. – In a game that featured 28 lead changes and 12 ties, Idaho wasn’t able to respond to a late San Jose State run and fell 78-75 …


Cougars count on Casto to shore up inside defense

PULLMAN – DeAngelo Casto knows it’s what he has to do. That doesn’t mean he likes it. The “it” is planting his 6-foot-8, 241-pound body into the paint every night …


Zags enter danger zone

Nothing like a couple of breathers before a relaxing trip or two to open conference play. Yeah, right.


EWU could use more by Moore

Eastern Washington steps back into Big Sky Conference play this afternoon, hosting Sacramento State in a Reese Court showdown that tips off at 3:05. If the Eagles hope to become …


Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 4-10 overall, 0-1 Big Sky COMING UP: Today vs. Sacramento State, 3 p.m., SWX


Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 9-3 overall, 0-0 West Coast Conference COMING UP: Tonight vs. Oklahoma, Spokane Arena, 7 (ESPN2); Saturday vs. Illinois, United Center in Chicago, 10 a.m. (CBS)


Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 10-2 overall, 0-0 Pac-10 COMING UP: Today vs. Oregon, 3:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Oregon State, 4 p.m., FSN


Idaho Vandals

RECORD: 7-4 overall, 0-0 Western Athletic Conference COMING UP: Saturday at Hawaii, 9:05 p.m.; Monday at San Jose State, 7:05.


Hopson ignites Vandals victory

BOISE – Mac Hopson had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to lead Idaho to a 71-52 victory over Lewis-Clark State on Tuesday night. The Vandals never trailed and …


Zags poor hosts, pummel Eagles

Early in the first half, Eastern Washington had five straight possessions end with a turnover. When the Eagles finally took care of the basketball, they missed three consecutive 3-point attempts. …


Whits down Stout

Given the option, Whitworth University coach Jim Hayford might want to consider postponing the Pirates’ upcoming game against unbeaten and third-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater and send his players home for another extended …


Pondexter, UW top Dons

SEATTLE – It seems there’s nothing Quincy Pondexter can’t do these days for Washington. The only senior on the No. 22 Huskies scored 22 points while his team started slowly, …


Zags, Eags search for some touch

Two teams looking to get back in sync offensively collide tonight at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Eastern Washington is coming off a three-game stretch where “we kept missing shots,” head …


Eagles go broke in Vegas tourney

LAS VEGAS – Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team continued its pre-holiday freefall Wednesday, losing to previously winless Jackson State 72-67 in the consolation bracket of the Las Vegas Classic …


Duke levels GU at Madison Square Garden

The showdown was a big letdown. No. 7 Duke dealt Gonzaga its worst loss in 20 years and held the Bulldogs to their lowest point total in 25 seasons by …


Back on track

SEATTLE – The first sign that this would be a different University of Washington men’s basketball team came in the second minute of Saturday night’s game, when an Isaiah Thomas …


Cougs make right choices in win over PSU

KENNEWICK – The high ball screen has become a key element in college basketball. An inside player steps out to the perimeter, a guard dribbles toward the pick and the …


Pirates cruise to easy victory

Once the outcome becomes a given, which it did remarkably early in Whitworth University’s 97-54 non-conference men’s basketball blasting of North Central on Thursday evening, the game becomes more about …


Eastern falls just short at Nevada

RENO, Nev. – Luke Babbitt scored 29 points and Brandon Fields hit a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left to lead Nevada over Eastern Washington 73-70 in a non-conference men’s basketball …


Wooden legacy close to home

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Thirty-seven seconds remaining, UCLA down by 20, the coach stares at the far end of the bench, calls for the passing of the torch. “Tyler!” Ben Howland …


Huskies enter tough territory

SEATTLE – So much for Washington’s soft preliminary warmup acts, the ones padded with second-rate opponents and homecourt spoils. Saturday, the 17th-ranked Huskies (6-1) leave Seattle for only the second …


Sibling rivalry on tap tonight

PULLMAN – There aren’t many schools that have met more often in basketball than Washington State University and the University of Idaho. When the two get together tonight in WSU’s …


Zags assistant old pals with Augustana coach

Gonzaga assistant coach Ray Giacoletti and Augustana head coach Grey Giovanine go way back. “We became friends in college, working basketball camps,” Giacoletti said. “Both of us wanted to be …


Vandals upend Portland

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the waning moments of one of the more memorable recent evenings for University of Idaho athletics, Portland’s Nik Raivio corralled a loose ball and breezed up …


UW bounces back

SEATTLE — Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points — 13 from the foul line — Quincy Pondexter added 20 and No. 12 Washington responded to its first loss of the season …


Bouldin scores career-high 28 to rally GU over WSU

For the third time this season, Gonzaga found itself trailing by double digits. This time it was Washington State that had the Bulldogs down by as many as 15 in …


A shootin’ mismatch

On the day the nation’s leading scorer visited McCarthey Athletic Center, it seemed relevant to brush up on the telling top-gun data in the 143-game history of the fence-line feud …


WCC gets national attention

The West Coast Conference, often lightly regarded in national circles, has made an early splash in the college basketball world. That’s commonplace for Gonzaga, which returned to the national rankings …


Huskies sneak past Montana

SEATTLE — Venoy Overton showed up late for Washington. Twice in one day. Benched for the first time this season for being 30 minutes late to the morning shoot-around because …