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Gonzaga men’s basketball: Do Zags deserve to be No. 1 seed?

There’s some company to the on-going debate of whether this is Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s best team. Is third-ranked Gonzaga ranked too high or too low? Are the Zags a …


Women’s basketball notes: Eagles set to make run at Big Sky title

Riding a four-game winning streak, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team has played its way into a shot at winning the Big Sky Conference.


No. 7 Arizona has its way with Cougars

PULLMAN – It’s been a blessing for Washington State to only face Arizona one time during each of the past two seasons. Whether the games are played in Tucson or …


Gonzaga men break from halftime tie to overcome stubborn Pepperdine 56-48

There are any number of ways to win a basketball game and Gonzaga explored some different avenues Saturday. The Zags, who have led at half, often comfortably, in 21 games, …


Big Sky roundup: Montana outlasts Northern Colorado in triple overtime

Jordan Gregory knocked down a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds left in the third overtime to lift Montana over Northern Colorado 83-81 on Saturday in Greeley, Colorado. Montana …


Women’s basketball: Gonzaga wins, nears 11th WCC title

Gonzaga won its 15th straight Saturday and is one win away from its 11th consecutive West Coast Conference title. Keani Albanez led four players in double figures with 20 points …


No. 7 Arizona will test WSU’s defense tonight in Pullman

PULLMAN – Washington State survived in Friday’s win over Arizona State despite a defense that continues to frustrate coach Ernie Kent. If anything can motivate the Cougars to make the …


Vandals seize moment, topple Sacramento State

MOSCOW, Idaho – With the, at the time, Big Sky’s top team visiting the Cowan Spectrum on Saturday, most saw a title-contending team looking to take advantage of Eastern Washington’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 14, 2015

Vandals seize moment, topple Sacramento State

MOSCOW, Idaho – With the, at the time, Big Sky’s top team visiting the Cowan Spectrum on Saturday, most saw a title-contending team looking to take advantage of Eastern Washington’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 14, 2015

Gonzaga men break from halftime tie to overcome stubborn Pepperdine

There are any number of ways to win a basketball game and Gonzaga explored some different avenues Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 14, 2015

Hot-handed Portland State hands EWU first home setback

The Eastern Washington men’s basketball players showed a lot of heart on Valentine’s Day. The other body parts? Not so much.


George Fox rejects Whitworth women’s upset shot

The No. 19 Whitworth women’s basketball team took No. 3 George Fox to overtime but the Pirates had a shot blocked in the final seconds as the Bruins held on …


Women’s basketball: Colorado beats Washington State

Jen Reese scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Colorado built a 21-point lead in the first half and cruised to a 72-51 Pac-12 Conference win over Washington State …


Washington State beats Arizona State 74-71 behind Dexter Kernich-Drew’s 27 points

PULLMAN—Throughout Friday’s game Dexter Kernich-Drew buried shots that surprised the fans who had more or less written off the senior’s dwindling career as one of little and infrequent impact. But …


Area roundup: Mitchell Gunsolus’ clutch hit propels Gonzaga in season opener

Mitchell Gunsolus’ RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh broke a 2-all tie and gave the Gonzaga baseball team a 3-2 opening-day victory over Utah Valley at the Cal …


Whitworth cruises past George Fox

The No. 21 Whitworth Pirates secured at least one first-round home game in the four-team Northwest Conference tournament with a 90-76 thrashing of George Fox on Friday night at Whitworth …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 14, 2015

Washington State beats Arizona State 74-71 behind Dexter Kernich-Drew’s 27 points

PULLMAN — Dexter Kernich-Drew, making his first start since Nov. 27, scored a career-high 27 points to lead Washington State past Arizona State, 74-71, Friday night.


George Fox rejects Whitworth women’s upset shot

The No. 19 Whitworth women basketball team took No. 3 George Fox to overtime but the Pirates had a shot blocked in the final seconds as the Bruins held on …


Big Sky basketball: Montana beats North Dakota, keeps pace in Big Sky race

Jordan Gregory scored 18 points, Martin Breunig chipped in 15 and Montana held on to beat North Dakota 65-61 on Thursday night in Grand Forks, North Dakota. UND pulled within …


Former Mike Leach quarterback Graham Harrell will coach receivers for WSU

PULLMAN – Less than a year after joining the Washington State football program as an offensive analyst, Graham Harrell is the Cougars’ new outside receivers coach. Mike Leach announced on …


WCC basketball: BYU defeats second-place Saint Mary’s

Kyle Collinsworth scored 17 points, including eight in a key first-half run, in helping BYU overwhelm Saint Mary’s 82-60 on Thursday night in Provo, Utah. Collinsworth’s eight points sparked a …


Pac-12 basketball: Utah handles Stanford for 16th straight home win

Delon Wright scored 15 points as No. 11 Utah ran away from Stanford with a 75-59 home victory Thursday night in Salt Lake City, the Utes’ 16th consecutive win at …


Connor Hill makes eight 3-pointers as Idaho earns key 87-76 Big Sky victory over Portland State

MOSCOW, Idaho – Walking out of the locker room at halftime, Connor Hill knew Idaho needed a spark. Trailing Portland State by two points at halftime, and a half a …


In brief: John Daly, Alex Prugh on Pebble Beach leaderboard

Golf: Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, California, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard. With his best opening …


Spokane, EWU entry makes Big Sky’s final five

The Big Sky Conference announced Thursday that five locations have been selected for site visits as the league considers permanent host sites for its men’s and women’s basketball championships. One …


No. 2 Gonzaga cruises past LMU

This was shades of the first couple weeks of the season – Sacramento State, St. Joseph’s, St. Thomas Aquinas – when Gonzaga took suspense out of the equation before some …


Eastern’s defense topples Hornets to take over first place

Defending the home court never felt this good. In the biggest game at Reese Court in more than a decade, Eastern Washington literally rose to the occasion Thursday night with …


Blanchette: Big Sky also benefits from Eastern’s ascent to first

There was no sign of anyone from the Big Sky Conference hierarchy on hand to outwardly root against Sacramento State during Thursday’s big basketball summit at Reese Court – though …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 12, 2015

Connor Hill pushes Idaho past Portland State

MOSCOW, Idaho – Walking out of the locker room at halftime, Connor Hill knew Idaho needed a spark.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 12, 2015

Kyle Wiltjer scores 21, No. 3 Gonzaga cruises past LMU

This was shades of the first couple weeks of the season – Sacramento State, St. Joseph’s, St. Thomas Aquinas – when Gonzaga took suspense out of the equation before some …