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Hawaii Pacific, TCU call off game after player’s death

A matchup between Hawaii Pacific and TCU has been canceled following the death of a Hawaii Pacific player who collapsed during a game.


UConn asks court to dismiss complaint by ex-coach Kevin Ollie

The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Former Santa Clara player Phil Von Buchwaldt gets double dose of Broncos

Firmly rooted in a basketball-rabid land of Zags and Cougs, Phil Von Buchwaldt has cast his glare far afield and awaits the day Santa Clara men’s basketball returns to national …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

How we voted: Kansas becomes third team to concede No. 1 ranking after two-week stint at the top

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Top 25 men’s basketball roundup: No. 18 Arizona State beats top-ranked Kansas 80-76

Rob Edwards scored 15 points and hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds left, setting off a wild celebration in the desert as No. 18 Arizona State knocked off No. …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 20 Marquette hands No. 14 Buffalo its first loss

Markus Howard scored 40 of his 45 points in the second half as No. 20 Marquette pulled away to beat No. 14 Buffalo 103-85 to hand the Bulls their first …


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 7 Oregon women beat UC Irvine 115-69

Ruthy Hebard scored 23 points on 11-for-12 shooting and had 15 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu added her NCAA-record 14th triple-double and No. 7 Oregon beat UC Irvine 115-69 on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu sets NCAA record with 13th triple-double

Sabrina Ionescu set an NCAA record with her 13th triple-double in No. 7 Oregon’s 82-36 victory over Air Force on Thursday.


Top 25 Capsules: Zion Williamson leads No. 2 Duke over Texas Tech at MSG

Zion Williamson had 17 points, 13 rebounds and Duke fans roaring each time he touched the ball before he fouled out, and the second-ranked Blue Devils ended No. 12 Texas …


Former 5-star recruit Quade Green transferring from Kentucky to Washington

Christmas arrived early on Montlake for the Huskies, who received a tremendous gift when Kentucky point guard Quade Green verbally committed to Washington.


UNC gives hoops coach Roy Williams 8-year contract extension

North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season.


Top 25 Capsules: No. 1 Kansas tops overmatched South Dakota

Dedric Lawson had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Charlie Moore made six 3-pointers en route to 18 points, and top-ranked Kansas pulled away in the second half for an 89-53 …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Sabrina Ionescu leads No. 7 Oregon women past No. 4 Mississippi St.

Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points, including all 17 of her free throws, and No. 7 Oregon handed No. 4 Mississippi State its first loss this season, 82-74 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

How we voted: After stubbing its toe week earlier, North Carolina’s win over Gonzaga was much-needed

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Sports letters: ESPN needs to say ‘goodbye’ to Bill Walton

Why does ESPN continue to assign Bill Walton to cover college basketball?


Villanova heads to Kansas for Final Four rematch in December

Kansas is finally getting another shot at Villanova, though with far less on the line this time. The Wildcats ended the Jayhawks’ season in the Final Four in April before …


Freshman Luguentz Dort shining for No. 20 Arizona State

Freshman guard Luguentz Dort is quickly making a name for himself at No. 20 Arizona State. Dort leads the Sun Devils in scoring and has put himself among college basketball’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Former Lewis and Clark guard Justin Martin sets NAIA Division II single-game scoring mark

Now a prolific NAIA scorer, former Lewis and Clark guard Justin Martin outdid himself – and everyone else that came before him – with a 71-point game to set single-game …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 11 p.m.

Women’s top 25 capsules: No. 3 Baylor women beat Morehead State 96-58

Kalani Brown scored 21 points, Juicy Landrum added 14 and third-ranked Baylor rolled to a 96-58 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Men’s top 25 capsules: No. 24 Houston stays unbeaten, rallying past LSU

Galen Robinson Jr. scored 18 points, Armoni Brooks added 13 – all in the second half – and No. 24 Houston overcame a 15-point deficit in to beat LSU 82-76 …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Top 25 Capsules: Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win

AJ Brodeur scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Commentary: Tony Bennett and Virginia already have put the loss to UMBC behind them. Really.

Ten years into his reign at Virginia, Tony Bennett probably could show up in one of Bob Knight’s old sweaters and still be loved by the Charlottesville crowd. The Cavaliers …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

How we voted: It’s back to square one as Kansas vaults past Gonzaga to recapture No. 1 ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Virginia knocks off VCU

Kyle Guy scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Ty Jerome had 11 of his 14 in the second for Virginia as the Cavaliers topped VCU …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Michigan State beats No. 3 Oregon 88-82

Jenna Allen scored 27 points – including a big 3-pointer the final minute – and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Area basketball roundup: Boise State defeats Eastern Washington women

O’Shanti Coleman scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and added five steals, and Boise State defeated Eastern Washington 67-55 Friday in Boise.


Glory days: Notre Dame-UCLA rivalry back on after 9 years

There were players like Marques Johnson, Bill Walton, Adrian Dantley and Austin Carr. There were the coaches – Digger Phelps and John Wooden. Notre Dame-UCLA basketball was big back in …


Top 25 roundup: Tyler Cook has 26 points, No. 18 Iowa beats Iowa State 98-84

Tyler Cook had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Isaiah Moss added 20 points and No. 18 Iowa cruised past Iowa State 98-84 on Thursday night.


Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Mississippi State women rally to beat No. 18 Marquette

Anriel Howard scored 29 points, Teaira McCowan added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 6 Mississippi State rallied to beat No. 18 Marquette 87-82 on Thursday night.


Top 25 roundup: Alex Hunter scores 18 in 2nd half, No. 25 Furman tops Elon 98-77

Alex Hunter scored all of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 25 Furman won its first game since the program’s debut in the AP Top 25, 98-77 …