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March 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Jayda Evans’ picks for 2014 All-American, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year

It’s the eve of Selection Monday. The latest ESPN tournament prediction still has the Pac-12 advancing five teams to the NCAA tournament. And the schools listed to play at Alaska Airlines Arena this weekend remain conference tournament champions Gonzaga (West Coast Conference), Southern California (Pac-12), Nebraska (Big Ten) and Idaho (Western Athletic…

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0 Comments | More in Pac-12, Polls, TV Alert | Topics: Dawn Staley, UConn

February 3, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Northwest 11: Idaho closes in on history, Boise State keeps winning

Here’s the Northwest 11 weekly power ranking. The qualifying regional Division I schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location. NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 4 (Rank/Last Week/ School/Record: Comment) 1. (1) Gonzaga (20-3, 10-1…

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Polls | Topics: Jazmine Davis, Joan Bonvicini

January 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Northwest 11: Oregon schools easily beat Washington’s

Here’s the Northwest 11 weekly power ranking. The qualifying regional Division I schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location. NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 4 (Rank/Last Week/ School/Record: Comment) 1. (2) Gonzaga (18-3, 8-1…

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Polls | Topics: Haiden Palmer

January 20, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Northwest 11: Washington State on historic ride

Here’s the Northwest’s 11 weekly power ranking. The qualifying regional Division I schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location. NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 3 (Rank/Last Week/ School/Record: Comment) 1. (2) WSU (11-7, 5-1…

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Polls | Topics: Joan Bonvicini, Kelsey Plum

January 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

The Dribble: Practice? Washington is talking about practice and some other notes

HuskiesLogoDay 1 of Washington coach Mike Neighbors new plan to get the Huskies playing better started Tuesday. A first-year head coach at the college level, Neighbors is testing one of his favorite quotes by Albert Einstein, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

So, now UW practices one day a week. Sounds insane. But as Neighbors explained, the team was getting about one practice in anyway, only it wasn’t everybody at the same time due to multiple injuries. On Tuesday players go through individual workouts, on Wednesdays, everyone who can play in the weekend’s games will participate in a traditional practice and Thursdays will be more focused on Friday’s opponent. Off-days are Mondays.

“We can’t improve because we can’t practice,” Neighbors said Tuesday. “It wasn’t ever going to get better the way we were doing it.”

Washington (8-7, 1-3 Pac-12)  is on a three-game losing streak, creating a must-win scenario against Utah on Friday at Alaska Airlines Arena. UW faces its third ranked team of the season in No. 21 Colorado on Sunday. Washington lost to then-No. 23 Texas A&M (74-68) in December and then-No. 24 Arizona State (78-60) earlier this month.

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Polls, WNBA | Topics: Mike Neighbors, Stanford, Talia Walton

January 13, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Northwest 11: Eastside’s posts playing big in key wins for Gonzaga, Washington State

In this new Monday feature, I’ll take a look at the Northwest’s 11 Division I teams and give a weekly power ranking. The regional schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location.

NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 2

(Rank/Last Week/School/Record: Comment)

1. (1)  Gonzaga (14-3, 4-1 WCC): Guess this tweet from GU coach Kelly Graves says it all:

0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Polls, Twitter | Topics: Kelly Graves, Stanford

January 6, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Northwest 11: Gonzaga faces big week in conference play

BasketballIn this new Monday feature, I’ll take a look at the Northwest’s 11 Division I teams and give a weekly power ranking. The regional schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location.

NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 1

1. Gonzaga (12-3, 2-1 WCC): The WCC has worked hard to build parity within its conference and whether this is the season for it to blossom could be determined this week. The Zags face a competitive lineup in hosting BYU on Thursday and undefeated San Diego on Saturday. The Toreros (15-0, 4-0) defeated now-No. 24 Arizona State to open the season and Saint Mary’s, 80-70, last week. It jumped into the AP poll at N0. 24 on Monday, the program’s first-ever ranking. GU’s sole conference loss was 79-78 in overtime to SMC. So, somebody is good in this conference, maybe two teams are among the nation’s best. But who is it really?

2. Washington State (8-6, 2-0 Pac-12):  The Cougs collected its second win against a nationally ranked team, beating No. 24 Arizona State 85-78 in a sweep of the desert schools last weekend. Will that matter in basketball’s Apple Cup this week? WSU has a 36-game losing streak against UW.

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Polls | Topics: Cal, Chantel Osahor, Heather Corral

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