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Gonzaga-North Dakota: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Fighting Hawks

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 97-66 victory against North Dakota at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Santa Clara beats Washington State 70-62 for 3-0 start

Willie Caruso had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Trey Wertz scored 18 to help Santa Clara wrap up a perfect three-game homestand to start the season with a 70-62 …


Isaiah Stewart leads No. 20 Washington past Mount St. Mary’s 56-46

Isaiah Stewart scored 16 points and blocked five shots, Nahziah Carter scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and No. 20 Washington overcame an awful first half …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga, KHQ crew both shine with limited rotations in rout of North Dakota

Sometimes art imitates life. It happened Tuesday night during Gonzaga’s third easy win to start the season, this one 97-66 over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Recap and highlights: No. 8 Gonzaga dominates inside in win over North Dakota

Corey Kispert scored 20 points, Filip Petrusev had 19 points and 15 rebounds and the Gonzaga Bullodgs powered past the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.


Oregon Ducks retain top spot then win season opener

Oregon had the most impressive win of the week in a game that didn’t even count. The Ducks remained a solid No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Gonzaga not taking North Dakota lightly after 2017 scare

It looks like just another game on Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule, but it figures to have the full attention of the coaching staff and a few of the Zags’ upperclassmen. North …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Gonzaga-North Dakota key matchup: Marlon Stewart steers UND’s offense

The Zags can expect to see a steady diet of accomplished guards on opponents’ rosters. North Dakota senior Marlon Stewart is the next in line.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Gonzaga stays at No. 8 in AP rankings

Gonzaga held on to the eighth spot – the Zags are just two points in front of No. 9 Virginia – while Kentucky moved into the top spot after defeating …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Waiting game continues for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie

When will the senior forward join his Gonzaga teammates full time? Well, even he isn’t sure.


John Blanchette: Grad transfers Admon Gilder, Ryan Woolridge more than final ingredients in Gonzaga’s recipe for success

This grad transfer business – it’s a little like Christmas shopping, right?


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Jacob Davison scores 25 to lead Eastern Washington past Seattle 74-66

Jacob Davison had 25 points, Kim Aiken Jr. had 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, and Eastern Washington topped Seattle 74-66


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi fills multiple columns on stat sheet

Joel Ayayi is feeling more at ease on the court and it’s reflected in his impressive stat lines through two games.


Area roundup: Ben College, Whitworth race past Trinity

Ben College sparked a decisive run in the first half, and he finished with 22 points to spur Whitworth’s 96-73 victory over Trinity in the Tip-off Classic men’s basketball tournament …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga’s Ryan Woolridge, frontcourt shine in another lopsided victory

There are limited conclusions that can be drawn from a pair of blowout wins, both against overmatched opponents, but it’s safe to say Gonzaga point guard Ryan Woolridge and the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Gonzaga-Arkansas-Pine Bluff: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Golden Lions

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 110-60 victory against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Recap and highlights: Filip Petrusev leads No. 8 Gonzaga in 110-60 romp over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Filip Petrusev scored a career-high 25 points as No. 8 Gonzaga thumped Arkansas-Pine Bluff 110-60 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


Ben College leads Whitworth men’s basketball to season-opening win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Ben College scored 24 points as Whitworth opened its season with a 93-83 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday in the Tip-Off Classic at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Washington rallies, stuns No. 16 Baylor 67-64 in Alaska

Isaiah Stewart made a go-ahead layup with 30 seconds left, Nahziah Carter scored 23 points and Washington beat No. 16 Baylor 67-64


Eastern Washington to face ex-Eagles coaches Jim Hayford, Ray Giacoletti

If third-year Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans can get the Big Sky Conference preseason favorite to the next NCAA Tournament, he’ll have done it faster than any previous Eagles head …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Gonzaga using Arkansas-Pine Bluff visit as opportunity to jell, strengthen communication

The eye-catching portion of Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule begins to arrive next week against Texas A&M and hits with full force from late November through mid-December. Until then, the eighth-ranked Zags …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Key matchup: Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Shaun Doss, Gonzaga’s Ryan Woolridge have clashed before

Zags guard Ryan Woolridge faced UAPB last year when he was playing for North Texas. Woolridge had six points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 77-66 win. Shaun Doss …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

John Blanchette: Kyle Smith’s new-look Cougars send clear message to fans, foes in season-opening romp

Playing actual basketball at both ends. Guarding and everything. With a … what do they call those again? Oh, right. A plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

CJ Elleby leads Washington State over Seattle U in first game under Kyle Smith

CJ Elleby scored a career-high 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting to lead Washington State to a season-opening 85-54 victory over Seattle at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Balancing act necessary with Gonzaga facing limited roster numbers

The juggling act for the coaching staff is balancing the players’ rest and recovery with quality work in practice and extended minutes in games.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Matt Calkins: Is the Washington men’s basketball team being overlooked? Let’s not rush to judgment

Your Honor, we appreciate the Dawgs’ enthusiasm, and we’re not discounting them totally, but let’s be real for a second. They lost a


UConn’s James Bouknight suspended 3 games for car crash

UConn freshman guard James Bouknight has received a three-game suspension over allegations he fled from a car crash. Coach Dan Hurley announced the discipline Thursday, calling it “appropriate.”


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Whitworth men boost nonconference strength of schedule to improve postseason chances

During a three game-stretch last December, the Whitworth Pirates scored 362 points, crushing three nonconference opponents in a show of offense never seen before at the Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Cole Anthony leads No. 9 North Carolina past Notre Dame

Freshman Cole Anthony had 34 points and 11 rebounds in his college debut, leading No. 9 North Carolina past Notre Dame 76-65 in their opener Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: ‘New team’ rolls with ups and downs in season opener

It was precisely what a first game, particularly one for a Gonzaga team with eight newcomers and just nine scholarship players available, should look like.