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April 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Nigel Williams-Goss considering NBA draft

Perhaps sooner than anyone expected, Nigel Williams-Goss is considering leaving Washington to enter the NBA draft. “We just believe that it’s best to explore his options,” said Williams-Goss’ father Virgil. “This wasn’t something we were looking at. It was brought to us. Once that happened, the ball started rolling.” Per NCAA rules, college basketball players who…


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April 9, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Morning links: Arizona early preseason favorite

Of course it’s too early to forecast the 2014-15 college basketball season with any type of clarity considering the rosters for most teams are still undetermined due to NBA defections and transfers. Still that hasn’t stopped several news outlets from releasing not-so-creatively titled predictions dubbed way-too-early, crazy-early, and super-early preseason polls. Arizona is a popular…


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April 8, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Five things Washington can learn from Connecticut

After then-No. 10 Connecticut beat Washington 82-70 on Dec. 22 at Alaska Airlines Arena, hardly anyone could have imagined UConn would go on and win the national championship. Connecticut took control against UW midway in the first half, led 43-39 at halftime and was up by as much as 14 with less than 13 minutes…



April 7, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Morning links: Cal closing in on a new coach

California athletic director Sandy Barbour reportedly held two interviews with UC Irvine coach Russell Turner, most recently at the NCAA tournament Final Four in Arlington, Texas. The Golden Bears need to replace Mike Montgomery, who retired with two years remaining on his contract. Montgomery publicly endorsed associated head coach Travis DeCuire, who Barbour described as a…


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April 4, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Morning links: Transfer season starts

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said he laments the recent change in college basketball in which the spring begins the start of a new recruiting season. After March Madness, April is a time when many players announce they’re transferring. Seniors entering their fifth year next season are the most coveted players because they’re usually granted immediate eligibility. Still…


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April 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Washington’s big man search won’t be easy

Washington needs a big man to replace senior center Perris Blackwell and junior forward Desmond Simmons, who decided to transfer to another school. However, a list of the top 51 junior-college players compiled by reveals there are only four players 6-foot-7 or taller who haven’t committed or signed with a school. And none of…


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April 1, 2014 at 2:25 AM

Morning links: Pac-12 coaching carousel starts spinning

Mike Montgomery retires. Ernie Kent returns. The Pac-12 lost a legend Monday when Montgomery called it quits on a 32-year Hall of Fame coaching career. The conference also said hello again to Kent, who rejoins his old boss Bill Moos at Washington State after their successful collaboration at Oregon State years ago. Here’s what the pundits had to…


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March 31, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Washington State hires Ernie Kent

Washington State hired Ernie Kent as its next men’s basketball coach. In a statement released by the school, Kent said: “I’m looking forward to providing the kind of passion and leadership to help potential student-athletes understand how special WSU is. Getting back into coaching for me has meant finding the right program that matches up…


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March 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Mike Montgomery leaving California

California coach Mike Montgomery announced his retirement. The 67-year-old coach told the Golden Bears players and the school’s administration Monday. He’s scheduled to meet with the media at a 2:30 p.m. press conference that will be carried live by In a statement released by California, Montgomery said: “I have enjoyed 45 years coaching…


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