Arrow-right Camera

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.


New Mexico State beats Cal State Bakersfield in WAC championship

LAS VEGAS – New Mexico State overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half to defeat Cal State Bakersfield 70-60 on Saturday night and win the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title for the fifth time in the past six years. The Aggies (28-5) used a 21-2 run in the second half after Bakersfield (22-9), the WAC regular-season champion, took a 39-26 lead.

Four corners: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Tonight at Cal State Bakersfield, 7; Saturday at Utah Valley, 6 p.m. OUTLOOK: The trajectory of Idaho's season – and its spot in the WAC standings – is in much better shape after two confidence-building wins at home last week. The Vandals have jumped from a tie for last place to alone in sixth in the nine-team league. The Vandals have either beaten or been competitive this year with their remaining WAC foes. Five of UI's seven remaining games will be on the road, starting with trips to Cal State Bakersfield and WAC-leading Utah Valley. CSUB is just 2-7 in the WAC, but all of its league losses (including a setback at Idaho) have been by a narrow margin.

Four corners: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Utah Valley, 7 (SWX); Saturday vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 7 p.m. OUTLOOK: The Vandals won a double-overtime game at Texas-Pan American and got smoked at WAC-leading New Mexico State. Now they come home for five of the next seven games. Idaho has won once in its last six outings, and three of those setbacks came at Cowan Spectrum. UI is 0-4 at the Spectrum after starting the season with two wins in Memorial Gym (the team’s home venue until the end of football season). Utah Valley (8-7, 2-0) is one of three teams unbeaten in league play. The Wolverines are led by Holton Hunsaker (12.6 ppg), the son of head coach Dick Hunsaker.

A fitting finale

With the outcome already decided, Gonzaga senior guard Steven Gray returned to the court with 7:13 remaining for a final curtain call from a sell-out crowd of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Less than two minutes later, Gray delivered a 3-pointer and the perfect time to exit on Senior Night. Head coach Mark Few sent Mike Hart into the game and Gray departed to a standing ovation. His teammates finished up a 96-49 nonconference men’s basketball rout ofCal State Bakersfield on Monday night as the Bulldogs closed the regular season with a seven-game winning streak.

Gonzaga will honor Gray on Senior Night

Hip-hop music blared inside the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ cramped locker room Saturday night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Several players sang along with the lyrics, a couple trotted out dance moves, sidestepping numerous gym bags on the floor. Senior guard Steven Gray was right in the middle of it all, and for good reason. He didn’t want to see Gonzaga’s run of consecutive West Coast Conference titles end on his watch.

Gonzaga will honor Gray on Senior Night

Hip-hop music blared inside the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ cramped locker room Saturday night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Several players sang along with the lyrics, a couple trotted out dance moves, sidestepping numerous gym bags on the floor. Senior guard Steven Gray was right in the middle of it all, and for good reason. He didn’t want to see Gonzaga’s run of consecutive West Coast Conference titles end on his watch.