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Zags march on toward another NCAA trip

LAS VEGAS — At tipoff, Orleans Arena seemed a little more subdued than usual for a Saint Mary’s-Gonzaga game. The crowd must have sensed this was Zags-Gaels Lite.

Huskies must win four games in four days to go dancing

Maybe the Washington men’s basketball team should co-opt the message Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson delivered to the Seahawks before their march to a Super Bowl championship: “Why not us?”

Knights start 2014 season 0-4

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College baseball team opened its season with four losses at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

USC handles Wazzu

PULLMAN — Byron Wesley scored 20 second half points — ending the night with 31 — as Southern California beat Washington State 79-68 on Thursday to end a 10-game losing streak. Southern California (11-19, 2-15 Pac-12) outscored Washington State 40-20 in the paint and out-rebounded the Cougars 40-34.

WSU thrilled to have Monda after eligibility dispute

Jason Monda threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Washington State’s loss to Cal State Northridge on Thursday. Though the Cougars (2-7) could have used the win, it was a victory to have Monda on campus and eligible to play.

Collegians: Roberts focused on winning at Rocky Mountain College

It hasn’t been the smoothest road to Rocky Mountain College for former Eastmont standout Malachi Roberts, but the scoring guard has found a home at the NAIA powerhouse while maintaining a focus on being the best basketball player possible.

Zags, Cougs experience pitching woes

Gonzaga’s baseball team has experienced some growing pains early this season. The Bulldogs (2-6) are breaking in a young team that features a brand new starting rotation on the mound.

Both Knights teams end seasons with wins

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s and women’s basketball teams closed out their seasons with victories Saturday at Smith Gymnasium.

WVC men, women close season with wins

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s and women’s basketball teams closed out their seasons with victories Saturday at Smith Gymnasium.

Oregon St. pulls away from Washington State

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State Coach Craig Robinson said Angus Brandt has been his most consistent player over the last few weeks, even though he continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered last year.

Lethargic Gonzaga loses to BYU

PROVO, Utah — Sloppy play and poor shooting are always a dangerous combination. It proved to be the formula for a loss for Gonzaga in the same week it reclaimed its status as a ranked team.

Sharp-shooting Ducks top Huskies

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is feeling the urgency of needing a late-season run to make the NCAA Tournament, and the Ducks showed that in the second half Wednesday.