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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Whitworth’s defense makes a stand in 105-51 rout of Cal Lutheran

Senior Ben College led the Pirates with 22 points, followed by senior forward Sam Lees with 12. Lester had eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds in 22 minutes.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Whitworth men boost nonconference strength of schedule to improve postseason chances

During a three game-stretch last December, the Whitworth Pirates scored 362 points, crushing three nonconference opponents in a show of offense never seen before at the Fieldhouse.


Whitworth men: Pirates starting anew after departure of coach, leading scorer

Having established a foundation of excellence, the Whitworth Pirates are doing their best to maintain it.


Whitworth’s Damion Jablonski takes less conventional path to first head coaching job

In an alcove of Graves Gym, Damion Jablonski now sits in the head basketball coach’s office at Whitworth, a place vacated last week by Matt Logie.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Coaching turnover hasn’t fazed successful Whitworth men’s basketball program

In the middle of the 1985-86 season, the Pirates men’s basketball team did something that was remarkable at the time: They beat Central Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Forfeited games led to rare blemish on Warren Friedrichs’ Whitworth coaching career

The 1985-86 season, Warren Friedrichs’ first as head coach, stands as a blemish for the Whitworth men’s basketball program: 3-28.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Basketball coach Matt Logie leaving Whitworth for Point Loma Nazarene

At Point Loma Nazarene, Logie replaces Ryan Looney, the Central Valley High School graduate who became Idaho State’s head coach last week. Logie will be replaced at Whitworth by Damion …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019

Despite 21 wins, Whitworth misses out on NCAA Division III Tournament

For the first time in 13 seasons, Whitworth won’t play in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The 64-team field was announced Monday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Whitman comes back to beat Whitworth in NWC championship

Andrew Vickers scored 32 points, including 6 of 7 3-pointers, and Whitman rallied in the second half to defeat Whitworth 107-102 in the Northwest Conference Tournament championship game on Saturday …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Kyle Roach, Whitworth thump Linfield in Northwest Conference Tournament semifinals

So many of Whitworth’s most recent victories required a late surge and a halftime comeback, but there was no such need for the Pirates on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Whitworth’s Kyle Roach, Ben Bishop look to end college careers on high note as Pirates enter postseason

As a 6-foot-4 point guard at his high school in California, Kyle Roach was used to being the tallest person around.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Kyle Roach leads Whitworth to overtime victory against George Fox

Kyle Roach followed a season-low scoring output of six points with a season-high 35 on Saturday night, playing all but one minute of Whitworth’s 107-98 overtime victory over George Fox …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Whitworth rallies to top Linfield behind series of late defensive stops

Just like their last game, the Whitworth Pirates found themselves behind most of the game Friday against the Linfield Wildcats.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Whitworth hosts Linfield, George Fox with Northwest Conference’s No. 2 seed on the line

With a relatively difficult stretch of basketball behind them, the Whitworth Pirates hope they’ve built some momentum going into a couple of key Northwest Conference home games this weekend.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Whitworth uses late surge to hold off Lewis & Clark’s upset bid

Outrebounded and outshot, the Whitworth men’s basketball team spent most of Saturday night’s game behind on their home court.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Area college basketball: Whitworth men fall to hot-shooting Whitman

Austin Butler and Joey Hewitt scored 24 points apiece and Whitman defeated Whitworth 110-98 Tuesday in Walla Walla.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Kyle Roach helps Whitworth fend off Pacific Lutheran’s upset bid in 71-56 defensive battle

Sixth-ranked Whitworth found itself in an unexpected dogfight with Pacific Lutheran Saturday night, but Kyle Roach’s offensive eruption in the second half helped the Pirates rally for a 71-56 win …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Whitworth keeps pace in Northwest Conference race with 98-84 win over Puget Sound

Ben College scored 19 of his game-high 26 points after halftime, and sixth-ranked Whitworth kept pace behind league leader Whitman with a 98-84 men’s basketball victory over Puget Sound on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Whitworth, Whitman basketball not showing signs of giving up top spots in Northwest Conference

For a long time in the Northwest Conference – indeed, for basically all of Matt Logie’s eight-year tenure at Whitworth – two men’s basketball programs have dominated and monopolized postseason …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Kyle Roach scores 27 points, leads Whitworth to narrow win at George Fox

Kyle Roach scored a game-high 27 points and the seventh-ranked Whitworth Pirates squeaked past the George Fox Bruins 88-85 on Friday in a Northwest Conference game.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Whitworth can’t connect on buzzer-beater, falls to Whitman 100-98

In front of a packed crowd at the Whitworth Fieldhouse, visiting, fourth-ranked Whitman held off Whitworth’s late surge and survived a pair of last-second missed shots by the seventh-ranked Pirates …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018

Area college basketball: Whitworth men win seventh straight game

Ben College made three 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Kevin Crosno came off the bench to sink four 3-pointers and score 15 and Whitworth defeated Emory & Henry 87-80 on …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

High-scoring Whitworth set to take on defensive-minded teams at D3hoops.com Classic

Against four opponents with a combined 12 wins and nary a whiff of a shot-clock violation, the Pirates took advantage and scored more than 100 points each game, something their …


Whitworth’s men’s basketball team breezes to victory on record-setting night

On a night when nearly every name on the Whitworth Pirates’ roster was called, no one got a louder cheer than JT McDermott.


Ben College scores career-high 37 as Whitworth routs D’Youville 104-74

Ben College sank 11 of 17 from 3-point range on his way to a career-high 37 points and the Whitworth Pirates cruised to a 104-74 victory over the D’Youville Spartans …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

One night after defensive display, Whitworth’s offense comes to life in rout of Pacific

Whitworth won at the Fieldhouse for the second night in a row, beating the Boxers 123-98 in a Northwest Conference game Saturday, matching the school’s single-game record for points.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Whitworth shuts down sharp-shooting Willamette in Northwest Conference opener

With five starters returning from their NCAA tournament team a year ago, Whitworth players expect to perform the way they did Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018

Confident Whitworth men return home to open Northwest Conference play

After trips to Oregon and Texas the past two weekends to play teams from four conferences, men’s basketball coach Matt Logie is happy to be back at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


Area roundup: Whitworth women win big; CCS men take tourney title

Aimee Smith scored 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for her first career double-double and Whitworth rolled past McMurry 71-47 on Sunday in women’s basketball.


Whitworth men: Talent-rich Pirates ready for the nation’s best

The 2018-19 edition of the Pirates, who return all five starters from last year’s Northwest Conference tournament championship team, could be the best yet.