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Updates: No. 2 Gonzaga hosts San Francisco

Follow along here as the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs host the San Francisco Dons. Tipoff is scheduled for 8.


Gonzaga 2020 commit Jalen Suggs one of five finalists for Naismith prep player of year

Gonzaga 2020 commit Jalen Suggs has been named a finalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year trophy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

North Idaho men down CC Spokane in overtime thriller, Cardinals women win in rout

North Idaho found itself in a rare overtime situation. About as strange as Northwest Athletic Conference juggernaut North Idaho College’s dogfight on Wednesday night at rival Community College of Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Without Isaac Bonton, Washington State offense stays stagnant in 66-57 loss to California

Bonton’s been key in helping create opportunities for his Washington State teammates and he’s one of just a few Cougars who can manufacture offense for himself. Which is why Bonton’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga-San Francisco key matchup: Charles Minlend paces Dons in scoring

San Francisco has a quartet of quality guards capable of big nights, but Charles Minlend is the team’s top scorer.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga awaits another tough test from San Francisco

Twelve games in, Gonzaga’s 83-79 win over San Francisco earlier this month remains the Zags’ toughest WCC contest thus far.


Whitworth men defeat Whitman to take control of Northwest Conference race

Ben College scored a game-high 23 points as Whitworth defeated host Whitman 87-82 Tuesday night to break a tie for first place in the Northwest Conference men’s basketball.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Top 25 roundup: Ayo Dosunmu scores 24, leads Illinois past No. 9 Penn State

Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over No. 9 Penn State on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Freshman forward Drew Timme has been a phenom from the start for Gonzaga

Drew Timme is not so quietly putting together one of the best seasons by a freshman big since Gonzaga took up NCAA Tournament residency in 1999.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Washington State’s Isaac Bonton (hip) ‘doubtful’ to play against Cal, ‘hopeful’ for home finale vs. Stanford

The Cougars may have to find alternative ways of manufacturing offense Wednesday night against Cal, but they expect to have Bonton back in the fold for the last home game …


New 3-point line leading to lower shooting percentages

The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball.


No. 3 Kansas routs Iowa State ahead of rematch with No. 1 Baylor

Devon Dotson hit six 3-pointers and scored 29 points, five Kansas players hit double-figures scoring, and the third-ranked Jayhawks rolled to a 91-71 victory over Iowa State on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev named WCC player of the week for third time

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev on Monday was named the WCC player of the week, his third time winning the honor this season.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga stays at No. 2, BYU debuts at No. 23 in AP poll ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Provo

Gonzaga has some WCC company in the AP college basketball poll with BYU debuting at No. 23, just in time for Saturday’s showdown in Provo.




UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Filip Petrusev’s offense gets rave reviews

Sophomore post Filip Petrusev, who dipped his toe in the NBA Draft waters last season, gave the scouts plenty to write about, mostly in a positive sense.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s imperfect victory over Pepperdine looks just fine in win column

It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Jacob Davison lifts Eastern Washington past Portland State, 89-81

Jacob Davison had 30 points as Eastern Washington beat Portland State 89-81 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Chris Smith, Cody Riley help UCLA rally, beat Washington 67-57

Chris Smith scored 20 points and Cody Riley added 15 points and seven rebounds as UCLA rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit for a 67-57 win over Washington on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Waves

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 89-77 win at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Seniors shine in final regular-season game at the Fieldhouse as Whitworth holds off George Fox 83-76

A couple months ago, the Whitworth Pirates lost three times in the span of five games.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

WCC roundup: Dan Fotu’s double-double leads Saint Mary’s past Pacific

Dan Fotu scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting while collecting 10 rebounds, and Saint Mary’s beat Pacific 71-63 in Moraga, California, on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

TV Take: Old clichés ring true as Gonzaga again outlasts Pepperdine’s best effort in 89-77 victory

All game long, ESPN’s Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams kept harping on something every Gonzaga fan knows as well as the names of their children.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Area college basketball: Wenatchee Valley’s late 3 sinks CC Spokane

Chance Michels’ 3-pointer with 3 seconds left lifted Wenatchee Valley to a 78-76 win over CC Spokane in a Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Spokane Falls Community College …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Daniel Utomi lifts USC to 70-51 victory over Washington State

Daniel Utomi scored season-high 23 points and the Southern California defense did the rest in a 70-51 victory over Washington State


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga rides strong second half to win over Pepperdine

Filip Petrusev had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the short-handed Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Pepperdine Waves 89-77 on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

After dropping two its past three, Eastern Washington looks to bounce back against Portland State

Eastern Washington opened the second half of Big Sky Conference play at the top of the league standings, eyeing a final 10-game stretch that included six home games. It’s cooled …


Whitworth lacks sharp play but finds way to hold off Pacific

There wasn’t a lot that looked pretty in Whitworth’s 91-78 victory over Pacific on Friday night at the Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga driven to finish regular season strong to secure best NCAA Tournament scenario

Gonzaga doesn’t lack for motivation entering its final five regular-season games. The biggest source arrived last Saturday when the NCAA Tournament selection committee projected the Zags over San Diego State …