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Sports >  NCAA basketball

How we voted: One day after NCAA seeds are unveiled, most voters come to consensus on top six teams

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 down how he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.

Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga falls to fourth, Duke back on top in final AP poll

UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

The final AP college basketball poll of the season mirrors the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed line. Gonzaga’s three-week stay at No. 1 in the media poll ended with a disappointing 60-47 loss to Saint Mary’s in the WCC Tournament title game last Tuesday. The Zags (30-3) slipped to fourth, one day after receiving the fourth No. 1 seed from the selection committee.
Sports >  NBA

Joel Embiid, 76ers overcome Bucks, 130-125

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 52 points, but Joel Embiid had 40 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Milwaukee Bucks 130-125 on Sunday.

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Chiefs grab home-ice advantage for first round of playoffs against Portland

UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

The Spokane Chiefs are in a familiar spot. They just finished their second consecutive season with at least 40 wins and are rewarded with a first-round playoff date with the Portland Winterhawks. Except this time, it’s the Chiefs who have home ice, thanks to Seattle’s 6-5 win over Portland on Sunday. Game 1 is Friday night at the Arena.