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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Second battle against Stanford goes south for Washington State in 75-57 Senior Day loss

Behind its stout play in the post and strong 3-point shooting, Stanford commandeered an early lead against WSU and never relinquished it, completing a regular season sweep of the Cougars …


Jeff Pollard, the ‘Mayor of Pullman,’ is winding down his final term at Washington State

Since Jeff Pollard can’t drum up the right word to describe his four years at Washington State, the senior forward has another proposition. “How about a phrase?” Pollard suggests, hunched …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Analysis: BYU too tough for Gonzaga in 91-78 upset

Killian Tillie recognized exactly what No. 23 BYU did to No. 2 Gonzaga in a 91-78 upset Saturday night. It was roughly the same thing Gonzaga did to the Cougars …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

WCC roundup: Saint Mary’s breaks San Diego in 29-point win

Malik Fitts scored 27 points and Jordan Ford scored 22 and Saint Mary’s used the second half to blow the game open for a 92-63 win over San Diego.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ victory over the Bulldogs

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key matchup from BYU’s 91-78 win at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

TV Take: BYU makes sure Gonzaga isn’t immune to shocking Saturday full of college basketball upsets

The upsets kept coming Saturday, as the Nos. 1 (Baylor), 2 (Gonzaga) and 4 (San Diego State) teams all fell.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Dempsey Roggenbuck lifts Linfield over Whitworth in regular-season finale

Dempsey Roggenbuck scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, leading Linfield past Whitworth 91-80 in the Northwest Conference regular-season finale for both teams Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Top 25 roundup: Baylor wins 55th straight Big 12 game, routing Oklahoma

NaLyssa Smith scored 22 points to lead five Baylor players in double figures and the No. 2 Lady Bears won their 55th consecutive Big 12 game, beating Oklahoma 101-69 on …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas ends No. 1 Baylor’s run with 64-61 win in Waco

Udoka Azubuike had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas held on to beat No. 1 Baylor 64-61 on Saturday, snapping the Bears’ 23-game winning streak …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Sacramento State holds off late Idaho rally for 67-56 victory

Nearly midway through the second half, this was looking like the next installment in a dismal line of Idaho’s recent defeats – a pair of double-digit losses in which the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Eastern Washington limits turnovers in win over Northern Arizona

Eastern Washington took care of the basketball and, as a result, took care of resurgent Northern Arizona.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Washington snaps 9-game losing streak, pummels California 87-52

Nahziah Carter scored 16 points, Isaiah Stewart had 15 and Washington snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 87-52 win over Cal.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Gonzaga women use big third quarter to down Pepperdine 64-50

Jill Townsend scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, leading No. 13 Gonzaga past Pepperdine on Saturday in Malibu, California.


No. 3 Kansas ends No. 1 Baylor’s 23-game winning streak

Udoka Azubuike had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas held on to beat No. 1 Baylor 64-61.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 23 BYU shoots down No. 2 Gonzaga

Yoeli Childs had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the No. 23 BYU Cougars took down the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 91-78 at the Marriott Center on Saturday night.


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.