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Cougar women’s basketball: No. 8 UCLA storms back to edge WSU

Washington State jumped ahead early and led for most of the contest, but eighth-ranked UCLA battled back late to earn a 70-62 victory in a Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball game …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

No. 2 Gonzaga puts nation’s longest road winning streak on line against No. 23 BYU

There are road games and then there are road games in settings that the visiting head coach calls “electric” and home head coach predicts will be “sheer insanity.”


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Through 34-year-old Todd Golden, Kyle Smith’s imprint still felt at University of San Francisco

Count Kyle Smith as one of the few Inland Northwest residents who would’ve been overjoyed to see the University of San Francisco hang on Thursday night to stun second-ranked Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Eastern Washington hosts improved Northern Arizona in Big Sky title race

When Northern Arizona made the trek to Cheney a year ago, Eastern Washington junior Jacob Davison dropped 41 points on the Lumberjacks, at a time when the NAU averaged roughly …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Gonzaga baseball: No. 7 Razorbacks defeat Bulldogs 9-3

Arkansas broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run fifth inning, and the No. 7 Razorbacks defeated Gonzaga 9-3 in a nonconference baseball game in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


College baseball: Collin Montez clobbers pair of homers in WSU victory

Collin Montez homered twice and drove in five runs, and Washington State cruised to a 6-2 nonconference win over Hawaii in Honolulu late Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Gonzaga women turning great defense into strong offense ahead of trip to Pepperdine

Twenty minutes of game time is a small sample size, but the Gonzaga women appear to be recapturing their offensive rhythm.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Whitworth football notebook: Pirates add game at Saint John’s, home contest against Occidental for next season

With his football team’s schedule seemingly set, Rod Sandberg fielded two unexpected phone calls two weeks ago that re-routed and expanded the Pirates’ 2020 season.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Gonzaga-BYU key matchup: Yoeli Childs’ play makes Cougars tougher to deal with

BYU played quite well without Yoeli Childs, but there’s no question the Cougars are a different – and better – team with the talented senior forward.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Canadian combo guard Jefferson Koulibaly commits to Washington State

Washington State has effectively rounded out its 2020 recruiting class, receiving a commitment Friday from Jefferson Koulibaly, a long and explosive point guard from Canada.


Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 1 South Carolina women hold off LSU for 20th win in row

Aliyah Boston had 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks and No. 1 South Carolina held off pesky LSU 63-48 on Thursday night for its 20th straight victory.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Analysis: Killian Tillie’s return lifts Gonzaga to 71-54 win over San Francisco

Gonzaga put its worst half of the season in the rear-view mirror quickly with a 24-2 run to open the second half, fueling a 71-54 victory over feisty San Francisco …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

John Blanchette: Gonzaga learns new lessons while passing familiar test as conference champions

So it turns out the West Coast Conference still can teach the Gonzaga Bulldogs a thing or two.


Top 25 roundup: Arizona State tops No. 14 Oregon 77-72 for 6th win in a row

Alonzo Verge Jr. scored 26 points, Rob Edwards added 24 and Arizona State beat No. 14 Oregon 77-72 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Gonzaga-San Francisco: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Dons

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key matchup from Gonzaga’s 71-54 win at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

WCC roundup: No. 23 BYU edges Santa Clara 85-75

T.J. Haws scored 28 points and added nine assists to help No. 23 BYU hold off Santa Clara for a 85-75 victory on Thursday night in Provo, Utah.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

TV Take: ESPN throws fans curveball with pair of analysts calling No. 2 Gonzaga’s come-from-behind win over San Francisco

There are a few things you can count on when you sit down to watch a college basketball game on your big screen. There will be three officials. Each team …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Eastern Washington holds off Sacramento State’s second-half surge

The Eastern Washington Eagles needed Mason Peatling to hold off upset-minded Sacramento State 77-76 on Thursday at Reese Court when the Hornets threatened to hand EWU its second consecutive home …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Northern Arizona overcomes slow start to top Idaho

After Luke Avdaloc drilled a 3-pointer on Northern Arizona’s opening possession, the Lumberjacks and Idaho collectively missed 10 shots over the next four minutes.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Women’s college basketball: EWU overcomes 19-point deficit to beat Sacramento State

Jenna Dick sank five 3-pointers, including the go-ahead triple with 2 minutes remaining, and Eastern Washington rallied from 19 down to beat Sacramento State 78-73 in Sacramento on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Oscar Da Silva, Stanford pull away from Washington in second half

Oscar Da Silva scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Tyrell Terry added 14 points, and Stanford held Washington to just eight second-half field goals to beat the Huskies 72-64.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Gonzaga women use second-half surge to top Loyola Marymount, claim outright WCC regular-season title

Jill Townsend scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds as No. 13 Gonzaga took over in the second half en route to a 75-47 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday …


College baseball: No. 7 Arkansas downs Gonzaga 7-5

Robert Moore and Casey Opitz each hit two-run doubles, and No. 7 Arkansas defeated Gonzaga 7-5 on Thursday.


Pitt hoops, football placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAA

The University of Pittsburgh football and men’s basketball programs have been placed on probation for three years by the NCAA for a series of level II violations between 2015 and …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga rallies in second half to beat San Francisco

Killian Tillie scored 22 points in his return to the lineup and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs used a strong start to the second half to power past the San …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga women look to improve aim against Loyola Marymount while eyeing outright WCC title

Last weekend, the Zags swept USF and Santa Clara by holding those teams to 34% shooting and dominating on the boards.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named Naismith coach of the year late-season candidate

The Naismith list will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists on March 4, and the finalists will be revealed on March 19.