SPOKANE — Domantas Sabonis takes a seat adjoining the floor at the McCarthey Athletic Center. In a few minutes will come the comforting soundtrack of the game: balls bouncing on hardwood, sneakers squeaking, nets rippled.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Washington State blinked first during a defensive standoff with Oregon State, on Thursday, allowing a scoring spurt late in the game that was just enough for the Beavers to escape with a 55-50 victory and their undefeated home record intact.
SEATTLE — In their first outing without Robert Upshaw, their 7-foot shot-blocking center, the Huskies finished an 84-74 defeat to Stanford with five guards on the floor, which spoke volumes about their front-line depth.
SEATTLE — Robert Upshaw stood outside Washington’s locker room on Sunday at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, vowing that the Huskies would work harder in practice this week to atone for their 77-56 loss at No. 12 Utah.
BOULDER, Colo. — With the game clock racing to zero and Wesley Gordon blocking his path to the basket, Andrew Andrews used a crossover dribble and hesitation move that froze the 6-foot-9 Colorado forward and created enough space to get off one final shot.