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Bulldogs should again be able to handle improved Bruins

HOUSTON – An improved frontcourt means UCLA is a more imposing team than the one Gonzaga beat 87-74 earlier this year. Kevon Looney and Tony Parker have developed into a …


GU notes: Mark Few’s handstand big hit on campus

HOUSTON – Mark Few’s celebratory handstand following Sunday’s win over Iowa went viral and prompted “Do the Few” imitators across Gonzaga’s campus. It also prompted Few to remind junior forward …


Blanchette: Eric McClellan’s exit from Vanderbilt a blessing in disguise

HOUSTON – At his self-described lowest point, when Eric McClellan was one of those national footnotes of disdain and weighed down by his own remorse, he didn’t so much lean …


Idaho football welcomes in Jake Malek

Paul Petrino paced his entrance into the Kibbie Dome Wednesday afternoon with a similar steady, nonchalant walk he often takes onto the practice field. Usually his head is down, and …


Sekou Wiggs decides to leave Vandals basketball

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho sophomore guard Sekou Wiggs announced Monday night on his Instagram account that he is leaving the Idaho basketball program. Wiggs informed Idaho coach Don Verlin of …


WSU spring football: Cougars want faster defense

PULLMAN – The Washington State football players will emerge on Thursday from a winter spent in their expansive new weight room. But to the public, able to see the Cougars …


College baseball: Cougars off to rough start

PULLMAN – Washington State played seven baseball games on the road in 10 days and the worst team they faced, San Diego, is on the verge of being ranked in …


Area roundup: Big inning lifts UW over Gonzaga

The Washington Huskies (14-10) scored seven runs in the fourth inning and breezed to a 7-3 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-13) in nonconference baseball action on Tuesday at Patterson …


Sun Devils fire coach Herb Sendek after 9 seasons

TEMPE, Ariz. – Herb Sendek got Arizona State back to the NCAA tournament following the 2013-14 season behind stellar homegrown recruit Jahii Carson. Once Carson left, so did the Sun …


WSU spring football: Players to watch

Isaac Dotson, sophomore, safety – One of WSU’s most physically imposing defensive backs, Dotson (6-foot-2, 218) was primed for a starting role before losing last season to injury. Luke Falk, …


Spokane Regional roundup: Bashaara Graves, Vols outlast Boise State in first round

Tennessee’s close call in its NCAA tournament opener left Volunteers coach Holly Warlick wanting to double-check Boise State’s record. “I just told their coach, ‘I don’t know how you lost …


Utah beats Georgetown to return to the Sweet 16

PORTLAND – Brandon Taylor envisioned Utah finding success in this season’s NCAA Tournament. He just didn’t know how good it would feel. Taylor scored 14 points and Delon Wright added …


Wiltjer vs. White: Stretch 4’s on display at KeyArena

SEATTLE – Fans of the skinny- forward motif in college basketball that watched the second session of Friday’s NCAA tournament games at KeyArena got a 2-for-1 deal. First they saw …


Area roundup: Mt. Spokane grad Drew Rasmussen perfect against WSU

Oregon State freshman Drew Rasmussen, a 2014 graduate of Mt. Spokane High School, fired the fourth perfect game in Pac-12 Conference history Saturday in No. 25 Oregon State’s 3-0 win …


Saturday’s NCAA tournamnet capsules

West regional At Jacksonville, Fla.


Spokane regional roundup: Sydney Wiese scores 23 points, Oregon State surges past SDSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The shots weren’t falling and Oregon State briefly found itself in danger of becoming the first team to lose to a No. 14 seed in the NCAA …


Friday’s NCAA tournament capsules

East regional At Charlotte, N.C.


Area roundup: Sloppy play pushes Zags past BYU

Gonzaga capitalized on some sloppy play in the eighth inning to rally for five runs in the frame and defeat visiting BYU 7-6 in a West Coast Conference-baseball game on …


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2015

Gonzaga moves on with win over North Dakota State

When the game got tight in the second half, probably tighter than it should have, Kyle Wiltjer got more animated. And more clutch. Same with Kevin Pangos.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2015

Gonzaga women take down George Washington in first round

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Keani Albanez and Sunny Greinacher each scored 19 points to help No. 11 Gonzaga upset sixth-seeded George Washington 82-69 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament …


Georgetown uses 3-point barrage to surge past Eastern

PORTLAND – Eastern Washington knows it now: Cinderella’s slipper isn’t one-size-fits-all. Not on a night when the heavyweight beats you at your own game, as Georgetown did to the underdog …


Blanchette: Hoyas disproved Jim Hayford’s prediction

PORTLAND – Sometimes it’s not the midnight toll that brings Cinderella back to reality. Sometimes it’s a blackjack and an Uzi.


Gonzaga-George Washington matchup promises to entertain

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Throw out the seeds. All indications point to a barn burner when the Gonzaga and George Washington women’s basketball teams square off today at the NCAA tournament. …


Connecticut, Notre Dame could meet again for NCAA women’s title

It seems almost every season that it’s a matter of figuring out who the UConn Huskies will face for the national championship. Last year it was clearly going to be …


Notre Dame dodges early exit in narrow win over Northeastern

PITTSBURGH – Out of timeouts, Northeastern passed the ball five times on its final game-tying possession. Zach Stahl frantically waved his arms when he fought his way open under the …


GU women’s notes: Bulldogs, George Washington appear relaxed

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Both the 11th-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs and sixth-seeded George Washington women’s basketball teams have the look of confident teams that are comfortable with the pressure of the NCAA …


Hoyas flip script to old narrative

PORTLAND – Jabril Trawick let the moment overcome him and dunked with 1.2 seconds left to celebrate the enormity of the win. Bradley Hayes and Trey Mourning walked around the …


Georgia State stuns Baylor in NCAA tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – R.J. Hunter kept firing away, eventually lifting 14th-seeded Georgia State over third-seeded Baylor and knocking his father right off his seat with the biggest shot of his …


14th-seeded UAB Blazers upset No. 9 Iowa State

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA tournament and hope they can give their …


Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said he will appeal ‘harsh’ sanctions

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Thursday he will appeal “unduly harsh” NCAA sanctions for violations that occurred over a decade and that 2018 is the “right time” …