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Few Good Men come up short against Utah in The Basketball Tournament

Few Good Men, a team made up mostly of former Gonzaga players, lost to Team Utah 93-81 Friday in Philadelphia in the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament.

Jeremy Pargo poured in 34 points and Micah Downs scored 20 for Few Good Men, the third seed in the West Region. The team won their first two games in the 64-team tournament that features a winner-take-all payout of $2 million.

Former St. John’s forward Justin Burrell added 10 points and 10 rebounds, a category Few Good Men won 44-30 but the team made just 39.7 percent from the field.

Fifth-seeded Team Utah, led by the 48 combined points of Justin Hawkins and Tim Drisdom, will face No. 7 Team Colorado on Saturday with the winner advancing to the semifinals.

College basketball

Eastern Washington will host four games at Reese Court on Nov. 26 and 27 as part of the EWU Men’s Basketball Classic.

The event is a collaboration between EWU and Sacramento State, which hosted last year’s games. Eastern will host Denver and San Francisco, and Sac State will visit Cheney and play the same two opponents. The field was the same last year in Sacramento.

Eastern will play Denver and Sac State will play USF on Nov. 26, which is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. On Sunday, EWU will play USF and Denver will play Sac State.

Junior hockey

The Spokane Chiefs have signed Riley McKay to a Standard Player Agreement.

McKay, a 1999-born forward from Swan River, Manitoba, was originally listed by the Chiefs in September 2014.

McKay posted 12 goals, 22 assists and 151 penalty minutes in 54 games for the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League last season.

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