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Norvell leads No. 5 Gonzaga over Loyola Marymount 73-55

Jan. 17, 2019 11:48 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Known for its offense, Gonzaga has shown that it can win by playing strong defense lately. Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and the No. 5 Bulldogs beat Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday night, the eighth consecutive win for the Bulldogs since a pair of losses knocked them out of the...

Washington State establishes Steve Gleason Institute

Jan. 15, 2019 7:17 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State is creating a neuroscience center named for former Cougars and New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason. The Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience is expected to open at the school's satellite campus in Spokane in the second half of the year. Daryll DeWald,...

Rice scores 28, No. 14 Gonzaga women top Portland, 97-72

Jan. 12, 2019 7:49 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Zykera Rice scored a career-high 28 points Saturday on 11-of-13 shooting and No. 14 Gonzaga raced to a 97-72 win over Portland. Laura Stockton added 19 points for the Bulldogs (16-1, 5-0 West Coast Conference), who have won 12 straight overall and 20 straight over the Pilots (8-8,...

Perkins leads No. 5 Gonzaga over Pacific 67-36

Jan. 11, 2019 1:59 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fifth-ranked Gonzaga was held to its lowest point total of the season and still beat Pacific by 31 points. Josh Perkins had 14 points and six assists, and Gonzaga beat Pacific 67-36 on Thursday night, the sixth straight win for the Bulldogs. Pacific used a slow-down offense most of...

State of Washington opposes federal nuke waste proposal

Jan. 8, 2019 9:49 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify as less dangerous some radioactive waste on a site in the state that contains the nation's largest supply because it fears much of the waste will be left in the ground. The state this week filed its...

WA commission declines appeal of Avista sale rejection

Jan. 8, 2019 12:05 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Regulators in Washington state declined to reconsider their rejection of the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility. By taking no action on the companies' petition for reconsideration, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Tuesday denied the petition...

Hachimura leads No. 7 Gonzaga past Santa Clara, 91-48

Jan. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Santa Clara never had a chance with No. 7 Gonzaga at full strength for the first time this season. Rui Hachimura scored 25 points, Brandon Clarke added 16 and Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 91-48 to open defense of its West Coast Conference regular-season title. "That was exactly what we...

Rice, Jenn Wirth lead No. 17 Gonzaga women past Pacific

Jan. 5, 2019 5:19 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Zykera Rice scored 21 points, Jenn Wirth added 16 and No. 17 Gonzaga turned up the defensive pressure to win its 11th straight game, 88-65 over Pacific on Saturday. Jill Townsend added 13 points for the Bulldogs (15-1, 4-0 West Coast Conference), who went 23 of 36 in the middle two...

Smith, Rice help No. 17 Gonzaga win 10th straight, 74-62

Jan. 3, 2019 11:10 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Chandler Smith scored 17 points, Zykera Rice added 16 and No. 17 Gonzaga pulled away from Saint Mary's 74-62 on Thursday night for its 10th straight win. Saint Mary's was within four midway through the fourth quarter but Jessie Loera turned her steal into a 3-point play at 3:37 and...

Hachimura leads No. 7 Zags over Cal State Bakersfield 89-54

Dec. 31, 2018 11:47 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Gonzaga has wrapped up an eventful non-conference season that saw the Zags reach No. 1 in the Top 25, and then fall down a few spots after a pair of losses. Rui Hachimura scored 22 points as Gonzaga beat Cal State-Bakersfield 89-54 on Monday night to wrap up the...