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Ivy League cancels tournaments; 2 other conferences bar fans

The Ivy League on Tuesday canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and two other Division I conferences announced they will restrict fan access to their postseason games because of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Washington looks like the most dangerous last-place team in the country entering Pac-12 Tournament

After Washington captured a 69-63 upset win at Arizona on Saturday night, the teams will face each other with a short turnaround in a rubber match, with UW’s postseason life …


Pac-12 still moving forward with men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas without restrictions

A statement from the Pac-12 Conference on Tuesday has reaffirmed that in the wake of concerns surrounding coronavirus, the league will still hold its men’s basketball tournament without interruption this …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Gonzaga women rewind: Bracketologists say Las Vegas loss shouldn’t cost Bulldogs chance to host NCAA Tournament games

The sun did come up Tuesday morning in Southern Nevada, though it was hidden by clouds as heavy as the ones surrounding Gonzaga’s chances of hosting NCAA Tournament games next …


Haylee Andrews, Portland women NCAA Tournament bound, upset San Diego 64-63

Haylee Andrews scored 18 points, including her second-straight game-winner in the final minute, and Portland captured the West Coast Conference automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Gonzaga notebook: Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev named All-District IX; Orleans Arena gets court upgrade for WCC Tournament

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Filip Petrusev have been selected to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District IX team.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga races past Saint Mary’s in second half for WCC Tournament championship

Drew Timme and Joel Ayayi had 17 points apiece and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Saint Mary’s Gaels for the third time this season, this time 84-66 Tuesday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Saint Mary’s rallies past BYU to earn WCC Tournament title-game rematch with Gonzaga

Saint Mary’s senior guard Jordan Ford, who put on a show with 42 points in Saturday’s double-overtime win over Pepperdine, produced more magic late Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

John Blanchette: Gonzaga avoids Black Monday, settles for an Off-Black one after men rally to beat San Francisco

A bit more than four minutes remained when Joel Ayayi got loose in the paint and pulled up for a 10-footer that would give Gonzaga the lead for good and …


Analysis: Joel Ayayi’s timely contributions push Gonzaga past USF and into WCC title game

Joel Ayayi made a string of giant plays in the final 4-plus minutes Monday, and his team was extremely grateful, because the sophomore guard carried the top-seeded Bulldogs past No. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Killian Tillie shrugs off ankle pain to lift Gonzaga late in semifinal win over San Francisco

As the top scorer and rebounder Monday evening, Killian Tillie had plenty of moments that stimulated the Gonzaga-friendly crowd a West Coast Conference Tournament semifinal against San Francisco. But there …


Gonzaga-San Francisco: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Dons in the WCC Tournament semifinals

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 81-77 win at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Big Sky Women’s Tournament: Portland State eliminates Eastern Washington for third straight year

Portland State held a double-digit lead most of Monday’s first-round Big Sky Conference tournament opener against EWU, eliminating the Eagles in a 83-70 decision at CenturyLink Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

TV Take: When it comes to the WCC Tournament, Gonzaga fans can bet on the ESPN tandem of Bob Wischusen and Dick Vitale to be on the call

No matter what you think of Vitale, beneath all the “babys” and the “PTPers” is a knowledgeble basketball mind. You would expect nothing less from a former college and NBA …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga women must rely on regular-season résumé to earn NCAA Tournament hosting rights after WCC semis loss to Portland

It all seemed so easy, like an extension of warm-ups but with a lot more cheering.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Gonzaga women have ‘no option’ but to move forward after WCC Tournament semifinal loss to Portland

For the second year in a row, the Gonzaga women must find a way to bounce back from adversity.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Gonzaga-Portland: 3 keys to the Pilots’ victory over the Bulldogs in the women’s WCC Tournament semifinals

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Portland’s 70-69 win at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Gonzaga dominant in first quarter, dormant in second and third during semifinal loss to Portland

What happened in the first quarter only played a small role in the final result and after Gonzaga sputtered in the second and third, the Bulldogs put themselves in a …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga holds off San Francisco in WCC semifinals

Killian Tillie had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs withstood the San Francisco Dons 81-77 on Monday night in the WCC Tournament semifinals at Orleans …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Top-seeded Gonzaga stunned by fourth-seeded Portland, 70-69, in semifinals of WCC Tournament

Gonzaga relinquished a 20-point lead built in the first quarter and the top-seeded Bulldogs couldn’t overcome fourth-seeded Portland for the third time this season, losing 70-69 at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Washington State’s CJ Elleby earns All-Pac-12 First Team nod; Jervae Robinson also recognized

CJ Elleby picked up where Robert Franks left off at WSU, leading the Cougars in both scoring and rebounding this season. The standout sophomore followed in Franks’ footsteps again on …


Gonzaga women wary of Portland depite pair of regular-season wins

That old saw about how tough it is to beat a team three times in one season? The Gonzaga women don’t want to hear it.


John Blanchette: Return trip to Las Vegas reminds coach Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga to always carry on

Australian accents tickled Hayden Mispley, an affinity shared by many.


No. 11 Washington State to open Pac-12 Tournament against No. 6 Colorado

For the third consecutive year, Washington State will hold the No. 11 seed, take on the No. 6 seed and play in the late game on the opening day of …


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Women’s Pac-12 Tournament: Sabrina Ionescu leads No. 3 Oregon over Arizona

Sabrina Ionescu had 31 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Oregon to an 88-70 victory over No. 13 Arizona on Saturday in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Jaden McDaniels, Isaiah Stewart propel Washington past Arizona 69-63

Jaden McDaniels scored 20 points and Isaiah Stewart added 16 points as the freshmen made sure Washington finished the Pac-12 regular season with a flourish in a 69-63 victory over …


College baseball: Washington State rolls to 10-4 win over Niagara

Jack Smith and Kyle Manzardo each scored three runs on 4-for-5 efforts, and Washington State defeated Niagara 10-4 at Bailey-Brayton Field.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Ben College scores 24; Whitworth beats Texas-Dallas to reach Sweet 16

Whitworth is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years. Ben College scored 24 points, and the Pirates rallied in the second half to beat host …


UPDATED: Sun., March 8, 2020

Eastern Washington notebook: A day after his mother’s death, Shantay Legans clinched first Big Sky title as head coach

Legans’ mother, 70-year-old Susan Legans, died on Wednesday due to health complications in the family’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California.


Jack Machtolf’s walk-off single helps Gonzaga split doubleheader with Cal State Northridge

Jack Machtolf had a walk-off RBI single, and Gonzaga rallied to defeat Cal State Northridge 4-3 in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday at Patterson Complex.