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Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura finalist for Oscar Robertson Trophy

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura is one of 12 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy awarded to college basketball’s player of the year.


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura one of 10 candidates for Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura has been named one of 10 candidates for the Julius Erving Award, presented to the small forward of the year.


Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins one of 10 finalists for Senior CLASS Award

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been selected as a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Tennessee tops Missouri for 17th straight win

Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams scored 13 points each as No. 1 Tennessee defeated Missouri 72-60 on Tuesday night to extend its school-record winning streak to 17 games.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Unranked Washington men’s basketball gets caught up in Pac-12’s image crisis

They’ve won 11 games in a row and are 9-0 in conference. They are 18-4 overall and have no truly glaring loss.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball earns program-best No. 12 ranking in USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team made a little more history Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Eastern Washington guard Jacob Davison named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week

Davison scored a career-high 41 points in a 82-64 home win over Northern Arizona on Monday, two days after scoring 21 in 82-79 win over Southern Utah.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Promising center Oumar Ballo schedules recruiting visit to Gonzaga

Oumar Ballo told Stockrisers.com he plans on visiting Gonzaga’s campus Feb. 19-22. The fourth-ranked Zags entertain Pepperdine on Feb. 21 and BYU on Feb. 23.


Sophomore Luka Garza on a tear for surging Hawkeyes

Iowa sophomore Luka Garza started this season in recovery after a nine-pound benign cyst was removed from his abdomen. He might end it as one of the best players in …


Top 25 this week: No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Virginia get high-profile rematch

No. 2 Duke is to face No. 3 Virginia in a rematch of one of the season’s most entertaining games. The Blue Devils won the first meeting 72-70 to hand …


Washington’s Matisse Thybulle: artist with eye for defense

One of Matisse Thybulle’s favorite hobbies is photography, and his eye for creativity is not isolated to the viewfinder of a camera or the screen of a phone. It carries …


Focus shifts to college basketball with football finished

College basketball gets its turn in the spotlight with the football season officially over. The season is heating up with tough conference races, star players established and March Madness just …


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named to Wooden Award late-season watch list

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is one of 20 players on the Wooden Award’s late-season watch list.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud denied medical redshirt, sixth year of eligibility now in question

The Spokesman-Review learned through multiple sources that former FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist Gage Gubrud had his medical redshirt denied by the NCAA, which would prevent him …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

How we voted: For third consecutive week, it’s Tennessee, Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga on 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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins one of 10 candidates for Cousy Award

Gonzaga senior Josh Perkins is one of 10 candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, presented to the point guard of the year.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura collects third WCC player of the week honor

Rui Hachimura was named the WCC player of the week, the third time he’s been honored this season. Hachimura averaged 26 points and eight rebounds in fourth-ranked Gonzaga’s victories over …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Holding pattern keeps Gonzaga at No. 4 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga isn’t going anywhere in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll and the Zags aren’t alone. For the third straight week, permanent marker could be used on the number …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ personnel makes alley-oop pass a rim-rattling option

Guard-to-guard connections are rare, though it’s possible it happened at GU during the Jeremy Pargo-Matt Bouldin-Steven Gray days. Regardless, the alley-oop has become a weapon for the current Zags, with …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

High school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz commits to Washington State

Sheetz doesn’t list any other Power Five offers, according to 247Sports, but held other FBS offers from Air Force, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee State, Tulane, Troy, USF and …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie continues working back to being the player he once was

What we remember – and so does he – is that impossible run of shots 11 months ago, 3-pointer after 3-pointer shimmying through the net and setting off a sequence …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Northern Arizona downs Idaho as Vandals drop sixth in a row

Northern Arizona’s 13-game losing streak to Idaho in Moscow ended emphatically as the Lumberjacks overwhelmed the Vandals in virtually every aspect of an 86-73 win Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura, supporting cast spur Gonzaga past San Diego, 85-69

Gonzaga didn’t have its trademark balanced scoring Saturday against San Diego. The Zags had something just as effective: A nearly unstoppable Rui Hachimura to offset Toreros’ scoring machine Isaiah Pineiro …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Area women’s basketball: Taylor Pierce passes 400 career 3-pointers as Idaho beats Southern Utah

Taylor Pierce scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, to pass 400 career triples, and Idaho beat Southern Utah 82-70 Saturday in Cedar City, Utah.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Whitworth uses late surge to hold off Lewis & Clark’s upset bid

Outrebounded and outshot, the Whitworth men’s basketball team spent most of Saturday night’s game behind on their home court.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Jenn Wirth scores 14 as No. 15 Gonzaga women beat Saint Mary’s

Jenn Wirth had 14 points and seven rebounds and No. 15 Gonzaga never trailed in its 66-52 win over Saint Mary’s. Jill Townsend added 12 points, while LeeAnne Wirth and …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

USC opens hot, outlasts Washington State to finish line for 93-84 victory

Even in a few of their worst losses this season, the Washington State Cougars have usually played 15-20 minutes of spirited basketball before watching a taller, stronger and more skilled …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 85-69 victory over the Toreros

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 85-69 victory over San Diego at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

TV Take: Senior-led San Diego puts up fight, but falls short of earning first McCarthey Athletic Center victory

The University of San Diego men’s basketball team has never won a game in the McCarthey Athletic Center.