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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: UW, Arizona games quality prep for matchup against North Carolina

Gonzaga probably couldn’t have scheduled two better games to prepare for North Carolina’s visit than its road victories over Washington and Arizona in the last week.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Tar Heels might be without standout point guard Cole Anthony against Gonzaga

North Carolina could be without star point guard Cole Anthony for Wednesday’s showdown against Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Gonzaga’s top 5 McCarthey matchups gets new addition with North Carolina visiting Wednesday

This space is dedicated to Gonzaga’s five most-anticipated McCarthey Athletic Center matchups since the cozy 6,000-seat building opened in October 2004.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga outplays, then outlasts No. 15 Arizona, 84-80

Gonzaga held on 84-80 in front of 14,644 at the McKale Center, registering its second big road win over a Pac-12 Conference title contender a week, following its 83-76 victory …


Area roundup: Garrett White lifts Community Colleges of Spokane men past Highline

Garrett White led all scorers with 25 points, and Community Colleges of Spokane used its 3-point shooting to pull away for an 88-70 win over Highline in a Northwest Athletic …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Gonzaga-Arizona: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 84-80 victory over the Wildcats

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moments from Gonzaga’s win over Arizona at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga’s ‘toughness and resilience’ on full display in impressive win over athletic Arizona

When the two best college basketball programs in the West battle on a Saturday night in December, you would expect ESPN to put its best next to the court – …


Idaho overcomes limited roster to overtake Roadrunners in overtime

For 44 minutes, Idaho and Cal State Bakersfield couldn’t have played a tighter game.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Recap and highlights: Corey Kispert helps No. 6 Gonzaga earn rare road victory at No. 15 Arizona

Corey Kispert scored 18 points to lead four Bulldogs in double-figures and No. 6 Gonzaga held off No. 15 Arizona at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Mason Peatling, Eastern Washington down Multnomah, Justin Martin in record-breaking rout

EWU forward Mason Peatling – whose 6-foot-8 frame towered over most of the diminutive Lions – scored a conference- and school-record 54 points in just 23 minutes of work.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Area roundup

Sophomore guard Nate Pryor scored a game-high 32 points as host North Idaho defeated South Puget Sound 111-82 Friday night in the North Idaho College Crossover in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Gonzaga back on the road for huge challenge against No. 15 Arizona

With full respect to the Huskies and Tar Heels, No. 6 Gonzaga’s assignment Saturday night in the desert is probably the toughest matchup, on paper and in reality, on its …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Gonzaga-Arizona key matchup: Ryan Woolridge draws another tough matchup against Nico Mannion

A big game calls for a bonus key matchup.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Former Gonzaga center Rob Sacre seeing another side of sports in new role with Bulldogs

The former Gonzaga standout turned the page on his playing career over the summer. Sacre now assists with fundraising in the athletic department at his alma mater while he completes …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. waived by Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr., the NBA team announced.


Top 25 men’s roundup: Kofi Cockburn stars in Illinois’ upset win over No. 5 Michigan

Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

West’s best? Gonzaga has had upper hand lately in Arizona series but is winless in Tucson

The Bulldogs have won the last two matchups after the Wildcats claimed six of the first seven. For the sixth-ranked Zags to continue their recent success, they’ll have to find …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Anton Watson makes speedy return from ‘bad’ ankle sprain

Watson returned to the court for limited duty in the Zags’ 83-76 road win over Washington on Sunday with mom and dad in the stands, roughly a week and a …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Fresh off victory over Washington, Gonzaga moves up to No. 6 in AP poll

Gonzaga made a move in the AP Top 25 and in ESPN.com’s latest bracketology. The Zags (10-1) climbed from ninth to sixth in the AP rankings following Sunday’s 83-76 road …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Analysis: Late 3s by Killian Tillie, Joel Ayayi help Gonzaga hold off Washington in crunch time

Tillie’s 29-footer, which he basically made look routine, triggered a series of clutch plays by No. 9 Gonzaga in the final 3 minutes that carried the Zags past No. 22 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Area roundup: Eastern Washington women’s basketball claim first win of season

Jenna Dick hit five 3-pointers and scored 17, Bella Cravens and Jessica McDowell-White posted double-doubles and the Eastern Washington Eagles picked up their first win of the season with an …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Jacob Davison’s 39-point outburst helps Eastern Washington surge past North Dakota

Eastern Washington has three weeks before its Big Sky Conference slate opens, but Jacob Davison’s league MVP candidacy is well underway.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Gonzaga-Washington: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 83-76 victory over the Huskies

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win against Washington in Seattle.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

TV Take: Bill Walton’s thoughts wandered, found way back to court late as Gonzaga holds off challenge from Washington

It was obvious Sunday that the Gonzaga Bulldogs had a point – or points – to make in their 83-76 victory over host Washington, the Zags’ sixth consecutive win over …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Recap and highlights: No. 9 Gonzaga powers past No. 22 Washington in Seattle

Filip Petrusev scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 9 Gonzaga fought off No. 22 Washington, 83-76, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

Area roundup: Spokane men rout Tacoma, advance to Bigfoot Classic championship game

Garrett White scored 24 points and Austin White added 19 off the bench as Community College of Spokane thumped Tacoma 93-69 in the Bigfoot Classic on Saturday at Spokane Community …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

John Blanchette: Washington State sophomore CJ Elleby’s restraint a sign of maturity

The game’s final pass went deep beyond the defensive pressure to CJ Elleby, all alone in the frontcourt with but a few unimpeded steps between himself and the ritualistic exclamation-point …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

CJ Elleby shines as Washington State outlasts New Mexico State at Spokane Arena

Elleby fired in a game-high 20 points after a slow start, and WSU (5-4) collected a nonconference win against the Aggies (5-5) in its annual trip to Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

No. 9 Gonzaga begins run of Top 25 tests at No. 22 Washington in revitalized rivalry

But a one-sided rivalry – GU has won five straight and 12 of the past 13 – was anything but one-sided on the floor. Another memorable matchup seems inevitable when …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

Gonzaga-Washington key matchup: Clash of talented bigs in Bulldogs’ Filip Petrusev, Huskies’ Isaiah Stewart

No shortage of quality matchups in this one, but we’re going with the big men in the middle: Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart and Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev. It isn’t necessarily …