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Damion Jablonski ready to lead Whitworth Pirates basketball into season

Damion Jablonski finally gets to run a practice, officially, as the Pirates’ men’s basketball coach on Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Coaching turnover hasn’t fazed successful Whitworth men’s basketball program

In the middle of the 1985-86 season, the Pirates men’s basketball team did something that was remarkable at the time: They beat Central Washington.

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Basketball coach Matt Logie leaving Whitworth for Point Loma Nazarene

At Point Loma Nazarene, Logie replaces Ryan Looney, the Central Valley High School graduate who became Idaho State’s head coach last week. Logie will be replaced at Whitworth by Damion …

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019

Pirates head into offseason looking for way to unseat the Blues

For the first time in his eight-year tenure as coach at Whitworth, Matt Logie spent the first weekend of the Division III NCAA Tournament away from his basketball team.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019

Despite 21 wins, Whitworth misses out on NCAA Division III Tournament

For the first time in 13 seasons, Whitworth won’t play in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The 64-team field was announced Monday morning.

Whitworth men: Talent-rich Pirates ready for the nation’s best

The 2018-19 edition of the Pirates, who return all five starters from last year’s Northwest Conference tournament championship team, could be the best yet.

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Whitworth guard Kyle Roach named Division III first-team All-American

The honors continue to pour in for Whitworth’s Kyle Roach.

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Whitworth in familiar territory in multiple ways for DIII tournament

The Whitworth men have been down this road before: west on I-90, then south to Walla Walla. On Friday, the Pirates will make their third and most important trip of …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

DIII penny-pinchers send Bucs to Walla Walla in order to save a few bucks

This might be the year, the Whitworth Pirates hoped, that the NCAA would get it right.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Once again, Whitworth to open NCAA tournament at Whitman

Whitworth will be in familiar territory for the Division III basketball tournament: its own backyard.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Whitworth cruises into Northwest Conference title game with convincing win over Puget Sound

Hitting their stride while taking the Puget Sound Loggers out of theirs, the Whitworth Pirates pulled away for a 97-79 Northwest Conference semifinal win at the Fieldhouse on Thursday night.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Whitworth men’s basketball opens Northwest Conference Tournament with high-scoring Puget Sound

Whitworth is 22-3 and ranked fourth in the nation despite returning only one starter and adding 10 new players.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018

Whitworth men turn it on late, run away from Willamette in regular-season finale

The Whitworth Pirates are in playoff mode. The switch – along with the momentum in Saturday’s home game against Willamette – was flipped midway through the second half.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Plenty at stake for Whitworth basketball in weekend homestand against Linfield, Willamette

At the end of a crazy week, the Whitworth players kept their composure. Going forward, that might be worth as much as any win, though the Pirates would have taken …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Pirates wear out scoreboard in 111-97 win over UPS

Saturday was Alumni Night at the Whitworth Fieldhouse, with the reasonable expectation of some entertaining basketball. The alums got even more than that, as the fourth-ranked Pirates outlasted Puget Sound …

Whitworth men vie to bounce back during trip to Oregon

If history is any guide, Whitworth will bounce back from last week’s loss at Whitman and climb back up the Division III basketball poll.

Whitworth men knock off Pacific, look toward game against No. 1 Whitman

This was no time for complacency. Three days before a date with the No. 1 team in the land, Whitworth could have looked past Pacific on Saturday night.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

No. 8 Whitworth answers final challenge, holds off Lewis & Clark

It had to be tougher than Whitworth made it look in the first half.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Whitworth Pirates more than ready to resume NWC play

In addition to a pair of wins, Whitworth picked up some valuable momentum by winning last weekend’s Whitworth Basketball Classic.

Wheaton hands seventh-ranked Whitworth men their first setback of season

In the end, Whitworth simply ran out of answers Tuesday night.

Whitworth men continue winning ways despite big roster changes

Did any college men’s basketball program have a more exciting offseason than Whitworth?

Drew Sears stands tall for Whitworth Pirates as basketball postseason looms

Drew Sears barely noticed last summer’s growth spurt. But then, what’s another two inches to a 6-foot-10 basketball player who already must duck his head at every doorway?

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

Whitman’s men run past Pirates in Division III showdown

The good news? Whitworth is still in second place in the Northwest Conference

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

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

Pacific hands Whitworth men second loss of young NWC season

Starting conference play 1-2 can be frustrating for any team. Especially so for Whitworth, which has lost as many Northwest Conference tilts in the first three games of the season …

Kyle Roach scores 28 points to guide Whitworth rally

Graduating George Valle, a National Association of Basketball Coaches third-team All-American and Northwest Conference Player of the Year, was undoubtedly a big loss for the Whitworth Pirates.

Kyle Roach scores 20 points as Whitworth edges St. Olaf in opener

Sophomore guard Kyle Roach might only have a year under his belt at Whitworth, but he’s already proved his place on the starting roster alongside the Pirates’ four senior captains.

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 …

George Valle is Mr. Everything for Whitworth

George Valle was part of the first official recruiting class for Matt Logie after he was hired to lead Whitworth after Jim Hayford left for Eastern Washington.

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.