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Pac-12 has several teams on NCAA bubble

The Pac-12’s NCAA tournament bubble is beginning to pulsate. No. 7 Arizona and No. 13 Utah are virtual locks to make the bracket, at this point fighting for higher seeds.


Northern Iowa, Wichita St in winner-take-league matchup

The Missouri Valley Conference’s most famous player has been watching Northern Iowa and Wichita State for most of the season. He watched them beat his alma mater, Indiana State. He …


Zags overpower Toreros down low

Gonzaga didn’t make many perimeter shots. San Diego didn’t make many perimeter shots. What the Zags did do was defend, get their transition game going and pound away inside, which …


Pac-12 men’s basketball: No. 13 Utah buries Arizona State

Delon Wright scored 12 points and did a little bit of everything Thursday as No. 13 Utah trounced Arizona State 83-41 in Salt Lake City. The Utes put the game …


Whitworth men advance to NWC tournament championship

The No. 16 Whitworth Pirates turned a somewhat close game into an 89-64 blowout win over visiting Willamette on Thursday night to advance to the Northwest Conference tournament championship on …


Mount St. Joseph’s basketball player Lauren Hill keeps fighting

CINCINNATI – The Mount St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill’s smile. The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full …


No. 21 SMU topples Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Nic Moore scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and No. 21 SMU pulled away to beat Memphis 66-57 on Thursday night. Moore’s 3-pointer …


Area roundup: Gonzaga, Purdue split doubleheader

Mitchell Gunsolus and Tyler Frost each had four hits, Justin Jacobs hit a three-run home run and Gonzaga (5-5) bounced back from a 5-3 opening-game loss to Purdue (4-5) by …


WCC men’s basketball: Record night BYU’s

Tyler Haws scored 21 points in passing Jimmer Fredette as BYU’s all-time leading scorer and leading the Cougars to an 82-69 victory over host Portland on Thursday night. Haws now …


Vanderbilt coach Stallings apologizes for threatening his player

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings apologized Thursday night for an “inappropriate comment” after television cameras caught him yelling at Commodores guard Wade Baldwin following a 73-65 victory over …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 26, 2015

Vandals topple Griz in two OTs

MOSCOW, Idaho — Connor Hill fell short in his five previous career tries at the Montana Grizzlies.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 26, 2015

Zags overpower Toreros down low

Gonzaga didn’t make many perimeter shots. San Diego didn’t make many perimeter shots.


Whitworth men advance to NWC tournament championship

The No. 16 Whitworth Pirates turned a somewhat close game into an 89-64 blowout win over visiting Willamette on Thursday night to advance to the Northwest Conference tournament championship on …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 26, 2015

EWU men cruise past Montana State to move into tie atop Big Sky standings

It all felt so right Thursday night for Eastern Washington.


Pac-12 basketball: Bruins use fast start to pummel Huskies

Norman Powell scored 24 points, Tony Parker added 20 and UCLA led all the way in routing Washington 88-66 Wednesday night in Los Angeles to end a two-game skid. The …


Appreciative of Idaho, Connor Hill preparing for senior day

Landon Tatum was a little surprised the first time he thought he saw Connor Hill this summer. A 6-foot-7, 235-pound behemoth crossed his path in the Kibbie Dome hallways. Tatum, …


Unsung hero sparks Cougars to win over USC

LOS ANGELES – Washington State had the dual experiences of blowing USC out on the road and escaping the Galen Center with a shaky win and an unlikely hero. The …


In brief: No. 14 Maryland stuns No. 5 Wisconsin

College men: Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off No. 5 Wisconsin 59-53 at College Park, Maryland, ending the Badgers’ 10-game winning streak and ruining their …


Former EWU QB Vernon Adams Jr. preparing for jump to Oregon

Underappreciated no longer, Vernon Adams Jr. is heading for bigger things. Better things, too? Time will tell, but Adams has never lacked for confidence, a major reason the FCS All-American …


GU basketball notes: Byron Wesley made the right choice

Byron Wesley’s career will not end Saturday following Senior Night against BYU, but it’s an appropriate benchmark to appraise his one season at Gonzaga. Wesley left USC as a graduate …


Whitworth’s Kenny Love player of year in NWC

Despite not starting all of its games, Whitworth guard Kenny Love has been named the Northwest Conference men’s basketball player of the year. Love, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Santa Rosa, …


K-State apologizes to Kansas for court-storming incident

Kansas State athletic director John Currie has promised to review the school’s security procedures after an upset of eighth-ranked Kansas on Monday night turned into a chaotic scene as students …


Area roundup: Gonzaga golf finishes second at Palm Valley

The Gonzaga Bulldogs men used seventh-place efforts from James Fahy and Angus Montgomery to finish second at the Neville Kovacs Group Intercollegiate at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Arizona, …


Beau Baldwin, Vernon Adams Jr. agree there’s no controversy

Beau Baldwin and Vernon Adams Jr. are working things out. Sort of. Eastern Washington’s football coach is working out his plans for spring ball, while his former All-American quarterback is …


GU basketball notes: Byron Wesley made the right choice

Byron Wesley’s career will not end Saturday following Senior Night against BYU, but it’s an appropriate benchmark to appraise his one season at Gonzaga.


Former EWU QB Vernon Adams Jr. preparing for jump to Oregon

Underappreciated no longer, Vernon Adams Jr. is heading for bigger things.


Beau Baldwin, Vernon Adams Jr. agree there’s no controversy

Bean Baldwin and Vernon Adams Jr. are working things out. Sort of.


Women’s basketball notes: Eagles on rise, Sky championship within reach

The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team may have to wrestle a grizzly bear on its own turf if the Eagles hope to convert their winning streak into a Big Sky …


WSU routed at home by UW after beating Huskies in Seattle

PULLMAN – Two days made a world of difference for the Washington State women’s basketball team, which couldn’t compete with Washington in an 83-43 loss that came just two days …


Grip on sports: Zags look like a No. 1 this season

Wednesday: There is a lot to debate about college basketball these days – shot-clock length, attendance, rankings – but the No. 1 point of contention right now nationally seems to …