EAGLES, VANDALS, PIRATES, HUSKIES
One team's postseason hopes stay alive. One team's season mercifully winds down. Another's postseason hinges on one game. And the Huskies now must win the Pac-10 tournament to play in anything not named NIT.
• Eastern's game with Idaho State came down to the final shot. Rodney Stuckey didn't take it. And yet, it went in and the Eagles still can breath.
• Thursday night's game with 11th-ranked Nevada had an untypical venue – Memorial Gym – but a typical outcome for the Vandals this season: a big loss despite a lot of points from Keoni Watson.
• The Whitworth Pirates will host Lewis and Clark College on Saturday (4 p.m.) with an NCAA Division III berth on the line, and James Jones will e one of the Pirates' key contributors.
Jason Shoot tells you a lot about the left-handed shooting guard from England and his roundabout route to Spokane in this feature.
• There's no getting around it now. UW is not receiving an at-large berth. The Huskies don't deserve one. If they win the Pac-10 tourney, fine. But the back door is closed after their loss in Corvallis.
The Pirates' Michael Allan is trying to make a name for himself at the NFL draft combine.