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UM’s Pridgett Repeats as Big Sky Player of the Week

On Tuesday Montana’s Sayeed Pridgett was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week for the second time in as many weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

RayQuan Evans draws interest from big colleges as North Idaho basketball career nears end

Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak boarded a private jet Monday, a flight that landed on a chilly airstrip at Walla Walla Regional Airport.


Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Kentucky gets past Missouri

PJ Washington and Tyler Herro scored 18 points each as fourth-ranked Kentucky slogged past Missouri 66-58 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Utah looks for road win vs Washington

Utah looks for its third straight win over Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Colorado looks to extend streak vs Washington State

Colorado looks for its sixth straight conference win against Washington State


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Plan B for Gonzaga players: Josh Perkins passes to Brandon Clarke … on the gridiron?

If you really want to stump Gonzaga basketball players, don’t bother trying an intricate matchup zone or a crafty offensive set. Ask them what they would be doing if they …



UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

How we voted: A shift of power in the SEC after Kentucky’s upset of top-ranked Tennessee

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Duke back on top, Gonzaga second in AP college basketball poll

Duke and Gonzaga, Gonzaga and Duke. The two teams can’t seem to get away from each other in the polls or when they tangled on the basketball court in November. …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1, …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 11:22 p.m.

EWU guard Jacob Davison as proud of his Eagle Scout status as he is of his basketball accolades

For all of his hoops-related praise, EWU’s Jacob Davison is just as proud to be among the 4 percent of Boy Scout members to earn the 109-year-old organization’s highest rank …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Passing grades for Zags on two-game road sweep

Gonzaga was tested twice on the road and passed, though not with straight A’s. Rematches in conference play tend to be tighter and scrappier than the first meetings with the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga finds gas pedal in second half, pulls away from San Diego, 79-67

In the second half, No. 3 Gonzaga dialed up its defense, which triggered its offense and ultimately a 79-67 victory Saturday night over San Diego in front of a packed …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-67 victory over the Toreros

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 79-67 victory over San Diego at the Jenny Craig Pavilion


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Late miscues cost Washington State in near upset of first-place Washington

For nearly 30 minutes Saturday night, it looked and felt like the momentum Washington State stumbled on in two major road victories might carry the Cougars to a third win …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: Bill Walton’s love of Gonzaga on display again in hard-fought victory over San Diego

Yes, Bill Walton is enamored with just about everyone who has ever played college basketball, but he seems especially smitten with Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Area men’s basketball: Puget Sound wins, snapping long losing streak vs. Whitworth

Jimmy Wohrer totaled 29 points and 10 rebounds and Puget Sound beat Whitworth 87-72 Saturday in Tacoma, snapping a 23-game losing streak to the Pirates dating back nearly 10 years.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Rui Hachimura helps No. 3 Gonzaga fend off San Diego for 30th straight WCC road win

Rui Hachimura finished with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds as third-ranked Gonzaga outlasted San Diego 79-67 on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington bests Northern Colorado in OT, continues winning ways at home

The Eagles needed an extra session Saturday to dispatch second-place Northern Colorado 88-78 at Reese Court, an overtime win fueled by a quartet of double-digit scorers and a key steal …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

CJ Elleby has been a rare rookie for Washington State, and the Cougars are reaping the full benefits of his skills

Seven months into his four years at Washington State, CJ Elleby has already become something of a trend-setter for the Cougars.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Gonzaga wary of San Diego entering rematch

Win big, as the Zags have done in most WCC contests and skeptics rail about the shortcomings of the conference. Win close, and the Zags gets an earful for allowing …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego key matchup: Isaiah Pineiro, Rui Hachimura back for more

Isaiah Pineiro, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward, torched the Zags for a career-high-tying 30 points two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga pulls away late to defeat stubborn Lions, 73-60

The third-ranked Zags rode another big scoring night from forward tandem Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke to a hard-fought 73-60 victory Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 73-60 victory over the Lions

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-60 victory over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga nearly snoozes through wake-up call in win at Loyola Marymount

Sooner or later, Gonzaga was going to have one of those nights. A night when the shots don’t fall. When the outside shots are more often than not clanging off …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Efficient Northern Colorado hands Idaho its 10th consecutive setback

The good and bad of the season were on display in Idaho’s Cowan Spectrum on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 3 Gonzaga uses late surge to hold off Loyola Marymount’s upset bid with 73-60 win

Rui Hachimura scored 22 points and No. 3 Gonzaga used a late surge to top Loyola Marymount 73-60 on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Area roundup: North Idaho men, women sweep Wenatchee Valley

Alphonso Anderson scored 21 points and North Idaho defeated visiting Wenatchee Valley 114-84 on Wednesday in a Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball game.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Washington’s Jenna Moser will make one last stop in old neighborhood

When Washington guard Jenna Moser toes the hardwood of Beasley Coliseum on Friday, she’ll have a sense of comfort amid the rivalrous frenzy.


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Tennessee tops South Carolina 85-73, win streak at 19

Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 85-73 on Wednesday for its school-record 19th consecutive victory.