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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Analysis: Washington State lacks closing touch in loss to Washington

Washington committed 17 turnovers and made just 2-of-12 3-pointers, but the Huskies managed the damage control better than the Cougars, who turned it over a whopping 23 times.


Analysis: Is Jimmy Graham nearing the end of his time as a Seahawk?

Seattle coach Pete Carroll’s comments Monday about how remorseful the team was for its actions at the end of the loss in Jacksonville might have overshadowed his rather direct criticism …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

Analysis: Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga light up Washington’s zone

Johnathan Williams scored 23 points and 12th-ranked Gonzaga put on an offensive clinic in a 97-70 blowout of Washington in Seattle.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Washington State sees Pac-12 title hopes disappear in Apple Cup loss to Washington

When it rains on these Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup, it’s not usually just a light drizzle.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017

Analysis: Washington State defense earns seven takeaways as Cougars hold off Utah 33-25 ahead of bye week

The Cougars (9-2, 6-2), with a bye week on the docket, can now cool their heels for 12 days before playing the Huskies in another Apple Cup that will determine …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Behind inspired drive from Luke Falk, Washington State squeaks past Stanford with 24-21 win

Falk waited until the eleventh hour to manufacture the most important drive of his career and the newly-minted Pac-12 career passing yards leader took 25th-ranked Washington State on an 11-play, …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

Analysis: Washington State played ‘hard’ but ‘dumb’ in 21-point loss to Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – At the start of the season, the Washington State Cougars were supposed to be the team rich with offensive prowess, while the Arizona Wildcats were supposed to …


Analysis: Washington State handles both the elements and the Buffaloes in 28-0 Homecoming win

Nasty wind and buckets of rain formed quite the combination for the Cougars on a night when they already another dual-threat to worry about: Colorado quarterback Steven Montez.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Outplayed and outcoached, No. 8 Washington State sees unbeaten season come to an end after 37-3 loss at Cal

WSU, which didn’t score a touchdown for the first time since a game at Oregon State in 2012, fell to 6-1 and 3-1 in Pac-12 play.


North Carolina takes title from Gonzaga by making key plays late

Nothing made much sense in the second half. Foul calls stopped the game’s flow in its tracks and left key players on both teams in foul trouble. Perimeter shooting – …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017

Analysis: Gonzaga advances to NCAA men’s basketball title game, guts and guile in tow

The moderator informed media assembled in a large interview room: “Gonzaga has arrived.”


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017

Gonzaga returns to form, reaches Final Four with rout over Xavier

Gonzaga wasn’t at its best while winning its first three games in the NCAA tournament. But the Zags were on Saturday when it mattered the most. They looked like the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017

Jordan Mathews, Gonzaga deliver in crunch time to advance to Elite Eight

It was the best shot Jordan Mathews never saw go in. The senior guard buried a 3-pointer inside the final minute to give Gonzaga the lead and the second-ranked Zags …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017

Bulldogs’ Jordan Mathews stops Northwestern’s ‘hammer’ with a little bit of luck

Some wins ride on a little more than just talent – they require a bit of luck.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017

Freshmen Zach Collins, Killian Tillie help Gonzaga hold off Northwestern

Gonzaga led 63-56, but the Wildcats were closing fast. The Zags’ memorable season and NCAA Tournament were hanging in the balance. Sounds like a job for a couple of 19-year-olds. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams dominates South Dakota State’s Mike Daum

SALT LAKE CITY – Seems logical Johnathan Williams would lock down South Dakota State scoring wizard Mike Daum.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Gonzaga answers WCC Tournament tests

The wins came one after another. Eighty- and 90-point nights were routine on the offensive end. Opponents rarely cracked the 60-point barrier.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017

Gonzaga takes inside lane past Santa Clara

The 3-point shot was a great equalizer for Santa Clara for a good portion of Monday night’s WCC tournament semifinal against Gonzaga. But it’s still tough to be beat high-percentage …


Jordan Mathews sparks Gonzaga when it needed it most

Gonzaga needed something.


Gonzaga sputters in crunch time, falls to BYU in rare close game

It looked like No. 1 Gonzaga was going to treat BYU the same way it treated its first 17 WCC opponents this season.


Josh Perkins, Jordan Mathews shake off slight struggles to guide No. 1 Gonzaga’s romp

It was as if Gonzaga was allowed to diagram how it wanted the game against San Diego to unfold Thursday night.


Gonzaga’s man-to-man defense delivers again in win over Pacific

There was a time in November and December when Gonzaga augmented its man-to-man defense with an occasional zone.


Instant replay: Nigel Williams-Goss torches San Francisco again

Nigel Williams-Goss took over against the Dons again, pouring in 30 points in the Zags’ 96-61 victory Thursday. A month and a half ago, the junior guard had a career-high …


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski, Johnathan Williams just too much for Saint Mary’s in Zags’ convincing win

Przemek Karnowski had maybe the best half of his five-year career at Gonzaga. And a rare temper tantrum as an added bonus. The senior center put up 15 of the …


Gonzaga’s focus remains sharp in rout of LMU

The prelims are over, but before moving on to Saturday’s main event – No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 20 Saint Mary’s in Moraga – the Zags did what they’ve done …


Gonzaga turns to balance, depth without Williams-Goss

No Nigel, no problem? Not exactly. It’s always an issue, or at least a potential one, when lining up without the best player on the team and one of the …


Gonzaga steps up defense to stop Santa Clara’s early run

Santa Clara was not the pushover a 90-55 final score had made them out to be on Saturday when it faced unbeaten Gonzaga.


Nigel Williams-Goss helps Gonzaga survive pressure-packed second half against BYU

In the first half, No. 1 Gonzaga looked a lot like No. 5 Gonzaga in January and No. 11 Gonzaga back in November. In the second half, Gonzaga was challenged …


Zags exploit mismatches inside and out against Pepperdine

So many mismatches, and No. 3 Gonzaga seemed to take advantage of every one of them in a 96-49 victory over the Peperdine Waves on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse in …


A Look Inside The Ncaas

UNLV is excited about making the NCAA Tournament under coach Bill Bayno, but better guard that back door against first-round opponent Princeton. Photo by Associated Press