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Vandals men prepare for Texas State with another 20-win season in reach

The season is stretching into its sixth month and the Idaho men’s basketball team had to make another multileg trip for tonight’s second-round Postseason Tournament game at Texas State.

UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Zags vs. Arizona for Final Four spot a possibility

For the first time in 26 years, the top two seeds in the West region of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are from the western part of the United States. …

UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

Illinois fires basketball coach John Groce

Illinois basketball coach John Groce was fired Saturday after an 18-14 season in which his team was ninth in the Big Ten. The Illini made just one NCAA appearance in …

Washington’s long men’s basketball season ends with loss to USC at Pac-12 Tournament

Chimezie Metu had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Southern California boosted its postseason hopes by holding off Washington 78-73 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 …

Big Sky Tournament: Win gives Sacramento State quarterfinal matchup with Eastern Washington

Nick Hornsby and Marcus Graves combined for 29 second-half points and finished with 18 apiece to lead No. 7 seed Sacramento State to a 91-76 win over 10th-seeded Idaho State …

Men’s Top 25 Capsules: Villanova seals Big East championship

Eric Paschall scored a season-high 19 points and Josh Hart added 16 to help Villanova wrap up its fourth straight Big East regular-season title.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Jock Landale leads No. 20 Saint Mary’s over Pepperdine in West Coast Conference men’s basketball

Jock Landale had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 20 Saint Mary’s to a 78-49 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night.

Top 25 Men’s Capsules: No. 3 Kansas edges No. 4 Baylor

Landen Lucas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and Kansas grabbed a stranglehold on the Big 12 race with a 67-65 win over Baylor.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Pac-12: Sixth-ranked UCLA steamrolls USC to remain perfect in February

Bryce Alford scored 26 points, including 10 straight in the second half, and No. 6 UCLA beat Southern California 102-70 on Saturday night in Los Angeles, snapping a four-game skid …

Lauri Markkanen carries No. 5 Arizona past Washington in Pac-12 men’s play

Lauri Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 21 points and No. 5 Arizona held off a challenge from Washington for a 76-68 victory on …

Devon Daniels leads Utah to easy win over Washington in Pac-12 men’s basketball

Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak showed off a bandaged hand after a win against Washington on Saturday. The injury was sustained while breaking a clipboard during an early timeout after another …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Allonzo Trier helps No. 9 Arizona hold off Stanford

Pac-12 basketball

Bennie Boatwright’s strong return allows USC to hold back Huskies

Bennie Boatwright scored 23 points in his first game in more than two months, De’Anthony Melton added 16 points and Southern California rallied in the second half for an 82-74 …

Donte DiVicenzo beats buzzer as No. 1 Villanova tops No. 12 Virginia

Donte DiVicenzo beat the buzzer on a tip-in to lead No. 1 Villanova to a 61-59 win over No. 12 Virginia on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Pac-12 men’s roundup: Derrick White’s big second half helps Colorado upset No. 10 Oregon

Derrick White scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half, keying Colorado’s 74-65 upset of No. 10 Oregon in Boulder, Colorado, that snapped the Ducks’ 17-game winning streak …

No. 2 Kansas rallies past No. 4 Kentucky in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Frank Mason III scored 21 points, Josh Jackson had 20 points and a pair of big 3-pointers and No. 2 Kansas rallied past No. 4 Kentucky 79-73 on Saturday night …

No. 5 Baylor men rally from 15-point deficit to topple Mississippi

Manu Lecomte scored 17 points, Johnathan Motley and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. each added 16 and No. 5 Baylor rallied to beat Mississippi 78-75 on Saturday in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

Men’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 9 North Carolina cruises past Virginia Tech

Justin Jackson scored 26 points and No. 9 North Carolina hit a season-high 14 3-pointers and beat Virginia Tech 91-72 on Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Markelle Fultz scores career-best 37 as Huskies overcome Colorado in overtime

Markelle Fultz scored a career-high 37 points including 25 in the second half and overtime, David Crisp’s 3-pointer with 27 seconds left put Washington in front for good and the …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: Kris Jenkins, Jalen Brunson, lead No. 1 Villanova past Seton Hall 76-46

Kris Jenkins scored 16 points and Jalen Brunson added 13 to lead No. 1 Villanova to a 76-46 win over Seton Hall on Monday night in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

NBA roundup: James Harden’s 12th triple-double helps Rockets end 2-game skid

James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season …

Top 25 roundup: Chimezie Metu scores 24, No. 25 USC holds off Colorado 71-68

Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 24 points, including a go-ahead hook shot with 29 seconds left, and No. 25 Southern California held off slumping Colorado 71-68 on Sunday night in …

Michael Humphrey paces late run as Stanford beats Washington to avoid second-half meltdown

STANFORD, Calif. – Michael Humphrey scored eight of his 18 points in the final 3:36 to help Stanford avoid a second-half collapse and beat Washington 76-69 on Saturday night. The …

Top 25 roundup: No. 14 North Carolina rolls past rival N.C. State 107-56

Justin Jackson scored 21 points and No. 14 North Carolina ran off a 20-0 first-half run and routed North Carolina State 107-56 on Sunday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Whitworth holds off Linfield 87-81 for second NWC win

Whitworth learned just enough from losses to bounce back on Saturday night and beat the Linfield Wildcats 87-81. Saturday’s showing gave the Bucs their second feat in the NWC and …

Lauri Markkanen scores 22 points as No. 17 Arizona beats Colorado

TUCSON, Ariz. – Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points, shooting 4 of 5 on 3-pointers, Kadeem Allen made all three of his 3s en route to a career-high 18 and No. …

Pac-12 men: Utah holds on after Arizona State makes late rally


Huskies get the message before dismantling Oregon State

It isn’t uncommon for the Washington Huskies to hold a team meeting the night before a game. Usually, coach Lorenzo Romar says, those sessions focus on the opponent.

John Blanchette: Cougars send diehard fans home happy

John Blanchette: Winter Wednesdays at the Spokane Arena are, often as not, hockey night. They drop the puck and a sliver of the 8,000 who show up for the annual …

Tyler Dorsey hits 8 3-pointers as No. 15 Oregon routs Washington

Tyler Dorsey made eight 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, and No. 15 Oregon overcame foul trouble to pull away in the second half for an 83-61 win over Washington …