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Billy Gillispie is transitioning back to Division I basketball close to home.
Nevada football coach Jay Norvell has a new five-year contract that runs through the 2024 season.
Tillie’s return extends the rotation to eight and allows for more flexibility as the Zags prepare for Saturday’s contest against CSU Bakersfield. The way Tuesday’s game played out offered insight into how minutes could be dispensed in close contests.
Taze Moore and Shawn Stith, CSU Bakersfield’s top two scorers, both come off the bench. Moore, an athletic 6-foot-5 junior guard, averages 15 points on 57.7% shooting. Stith, a 6-9, 265-pound junior post, averages 12 points on 60.7% shooting.
There was no Geno Crandall yet, but there was a lot of Jeremy Jones and Rui Hachimura in Gonzaga’s 89-54 blowout of CSU Bakersfield on Monday night. Those three Zags are the topics in the latest Gonzaga rewind.
The Washington State Cougars women’s 800-meter free relay team set a school record on Wednesday’s first day of the Pac-12 Championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington.
The Spokane Shadow will host the first-place South Sound FC Shock in Evergreen Premier League play at 7 tonight at Spokane Falls Community College. The third-place Shadow (5-2-1) are three points behind the Shock (6-0-1). Spokane tied South Sound at 1 earlier in the season, thanks to a late goal by Nick Hamer (Gonzaga University/Mead High).
A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/ 1: While fans are sure to point out that the location is a lot less neutral for some schools than others, it’s a change from the prior practice of having one of the participants host.
IOWA CITY, Iowa – When was asked to sum up her career at Idaho, senior Alyssa Charlston’s first reaction was to cry. Though Charlston and the Vandals fell well short on Sunday, they’ve got nothing to feel bad about following one of the school’s best seasons.
LAS VEGAS – The new shirts and hats worn by the Idaho women’s basketball team. The white “WAC Tournament Champions” sign brought into the postgame interview room by tournament MVP Stacey Barr. The freshly cut net worn around coach Jon Newlee’s neck. All that celebratory white after a 75-67 victory contrasted starkly with the mournful black strips worn on the gray Vandals jerseys to honor point guard Connie Ballestero’s uncle, Rick, who died Friday morning after having dinner with members of the team the night before.
LAS VEGAS – Like so many eager travelers before them the Idaho men’s basketball team came to Las Vegas with small odds and big dreams. With a record that won’t impress any postseason tournament’s committee the Vandals were going all-in, either coming home with an NCAA tournament ticket in hand or nothing at all. The Vandals played their hand and came away with barely enough for the bus ride home, losing to New Mexico State 77-55 in the Western Athletic Conference championship game.
The Vandals played their hand and came away with barely enough for the bus ride home, losing to New Mexico State 77-55 in the Western Athletic Conference championship game Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Stacey Barr had 28 points, including 11 in the final three minutes to lead Idaho over Seattle in the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship game 75-67 on Saturday and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
LAS VEGAS – Stacey Barr was the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball Player of the Year, and on Friday afternoon she outperformed a pair of prolific Aggies as Idaho beat New Mexico State 75-65 in the WAC tournament semifinals. The Vandals will play Seattle today for their second consecutive tournament championship and automatic NCAA berth.
LAS VEGAS – With the most important game of the season on the horizon, forgive the Idaho Vandals for taking some time before focusing on the upcoming contest. After all, they just won the program’s biggest game in decades. Don Verlin’s fifth-seeded Vandals upset No. 1 seed Utah Valley 74-69 in the school’s first Western Athletic Conference semifinal appearance since 2007 to advance to the championship game of a conference tournament for the first time since 1983.
Stephen Madison scored 25 points to help No. 5 seed Idaho knock off top-seeded Utah Valley State 74-69 Friday night and advance to the Western Athletic Conference Championship.
Western Athletic Conference player of the year Stacey Barr scored 35 points to lead Idaho's 75-65 victory over New Mexico State in the WAC women's tournament semifinals.