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D3hoops honors Whitworth Pirates duo

Whitworth Pirates seniors Kenny Love, a guard, and forward Christian Jurlina were named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region second team, it was announced on Monday.


Whitworth Pirates dump Linfield, advance to Northwest Conference championship game

The Whitworth Pirates, led by senior Kyle Roach’s 21 points, held off the Linfield Wildcats 76-64 in the semifinal of the four-team Northwest Conference tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017

Whitworth men’s basketball runs away from Willamette

It’s not often the sequel outshines the original. But Friday night’s showing at the Whitworth Fieldhouse proved that a second stomping of Willamette is just as satisfying as the first.


Whitworth men dominate at free-throw line to dispatch Pacific Lutheran

The Whitworth Pirates learned a little more about themselves Saturday night.


Pirates prep for aggressive Whitman team in second round of NCAA tournament

Whitworth can avenge its only loss and earn a spot in the Sweet 16 Saturday night as it faces a familiar foe, No. 11 Whitman, in the second round of …


Men’s basketball: Pirates claim seventh-straight NWC championship

Kenny Love came away with a steal with 4 seconds left and Whitworth edged Pacific Lutheran 73-71 to claim its seventh straight Northwest Conference title Saturday in Parkland, Washington. The …


Up and under: Australian basketball players find success at Inland Northwest schools

A dream is a powerful thing. It can make you leave your family behind and chase that dream halfway around the world – all the way to Coeur d’Alene.


Whitworth’s Christian Jurlina: ‘People are still making fun of my accent’

Ambition can only take you so far, Christian Jurlina discovered three years ago. Sometimes you need a little luck.


Whitworth center Drew Sears making big strides

Leading up to No. 5 Whitworth’s recent run of success, 6-foot-10 center Drew Sears played the role of a big man who never played in big moments.


Kenny Love’s explosiveness gives Whitworth that extra edge

Break his ankles, Kenny. That’s what Whitworth students yell whenever guard Kenny Love gets the ball at the top of the key for the No. 1 Pirates.


Men’s basketball roundup: Top-ranked Whitworth coasts past George Fox

Christian Jurlina had 17 points and seven rebounds and George Valle added 17 points and six rebounds as top-ranked Whitworth coasted past George Fox 91-57 in a Northwest Conference game …


No. 2 Whitworth faces perennial powers in Las Vegas

The No. 2 Whitworth Pirates are gambling that a mid-season tournament in Las Vegas will help prepare them for another late-season run.


Men’s basketball: Whitworth wins to improve to 8-0

Christian Jurlina scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the first half and the second-ranked Whitworth men’s basketball team improved to 8-0 with a 72-56 nonconference win over Colorado …


Whitworth Pirates winning games even without star guard

The No. 2 Whitworth Pirates men’s basketball team keeps finding ways to win even without Northwest Conference player of the year Kenny Love, who has missed a couple of games …


Men’s basketball: Jurlina, Pirates rout Northwest

Christian Jurlina scored 20 points and the Whitworth men’s basketball team opened up a 27-point first-half lead and eased past Northwest 84-54 in a nonconference game Saturday in Spokane. Derek …


Little-known Matt Staudacher big reason for Whitworth’s success

The No. 13 Whitworth Pirates traveled 2,000 miles to Atlanta to play in the NCAA Division III tournament, but they remain confident that their recipe for success will work in …


Whitworth’s Kenny Love player of year in NWC

Despite not starting all of its games, Whitworth guard Kenny Love has been named the Northwest Conference men’s basketball player of the year. Love, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Santa Rosa, …


Whitworth men’s basketball team back home for tuneup prior to conference opener

The Whitworth men’s basketball team came back to life this week after 17 days between official games, and now finally returns home for two contests at Whitworth Fieldhouse. The Pirates …


Providing a spark from LONG DISTANCE

He stands on the side, clapping, as the five starters are introduced to the raucous cheers of the Whitworth faithful. But it only takes until the first timeout before Pirates …


Jurlina gives Whitworth spark from long distance

Sydney, Australia, native Christian Jurlina is the type of player who fuels a program like Whitworth to win five consecutive Northwest Conference championships.