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Category: Washington
November 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 Player of the Week; Gonzaga enters AP top-25 poll

Washington PG Kelsey Plum wasn’t that impressed with her record-setting 45-point night against Oklahoma on Friday because UW lost. But voters for the weekly Pac-12 Player of the Week award thought the performance was still worthy of a nod. The conference released Monday that Plum is its Player of the Week. This is…

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Comments | More in Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Polls, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Kelsey Plum

November 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Tickets now on sale for the 2015 Pac-12 tournament in March at KeyArena

From the Pac-12: PAC-12 BEGINS SELLING TICKETS TO 2015 PAC-12 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNEY Tournament set for March 5-8 at KeyArena in Seattle   San Francisco – The Pac-12 announced today that all-tournament passes for the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament are now available to the general public. All-tournament passes include admission to every game of the tournament and…

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Comments | More in Pac-12, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Cal, Stanford

November 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Analyzing UW’s loss at Oklahoma despite Kelsey Plum’s career-high 45 points

Washington coach Mike Neighbors was certain about one thing when he booked Oklahoma for the season-opener Friday: “We’re going to come back better.” Neighbors coached a solid game against OU coach Sherri Coale. But the latter ended up winning her 400th career game, 90-80. And the former picked up two glaring things about his team….

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Washington | Topics: Kelsey Plum, Mike Neighbors

November 13, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Poll: Which team will have the best season among the in-state programs?

In the words of Washington State senior G Tia Presley, “the exhibition was such a tease.” More than a week has passed since most teams held an exhibition game, a positive because the NCAA has allowed teams more practice time overall, which should produce better competition. But, as always, players want the live games. Well, the…

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Comments | More in Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Polls, Seattle U, TV Alert, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Tia Presley

November 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Deja Strother makes it official, signs NLI with Washington

The early signing period opened Wednesday for student-athletes. Ingelmoor HS star Deja Strother made her verbal commitment official, signing a national letter of intent to play for Washington. Strother is a 6-5 post player, ranked as the No. 35 overall by Prospects Nation. She is also the No. 49 prospect by All-Star Girls Basketball Report. She…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Recruiting, Washington | Topics: Aminah Williams, Katie Collier, Mike Neighbors

October 30, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Pac-12 media tabbed California as favorite in preseason poll

The Pac-12 press made its preseason predictions, selecting Cal to win the conference. Washington was picked to finish fifth while G Jazmine Davis was named to the preseason all-Pac-12 team. I had Stanford winning the conference in my poll entry simply because of history and having not seen anyone play or practice this season, which…

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Comments | More in Pac-12, Polls, Washington | Topics: Jazmine Davis, Kelsey Plum, Sydney Wiese

September 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Idaho star Destiny Slocum verbally commits to Washington

According to multiple reports, Idaho star Destiny Slocum gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday. Under NCAA rules, UW can’t confirm any reports. ESPNW has the 5-foot-7 PG ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2016 class. Slocum’s a Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho) junior who also considered…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Recruiting, Washington | Topics: Mike Neighbors

August 4, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Chris Gobrecht’s return part of UW’s nonconference schedule

Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give comments about each opponent. Below is the UW lineup in traditional form. One highlight is the return of legendary UW coach…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Washington | Topics: Mike Neighbors, Talia Walton

June 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM

ICYMI: Signings, hirings, mock WNBA drafts and a trip to Mexico

In the shadow of the WNBA, a lot has happened on the local college scene. I’m sure you heard about Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves accepting an offer for a similar position at Oregon. Well, he’s rounded out his staff, including Storm F Nicole Powell as an assistant. Graves’ replacement at GU,…

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Comments | More in Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Jazmine Davis, Mike Neighbors

April 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A look back at some Final Four moments before Sunday’s 2014 semifinals (VIDEO)

The Final Four festivities are kicking off in Nashville. Washington coach Mike Neighbors is among the throng in attendance, staying true to his reputation as one of the more vibrant coaches at the event. His weekend started with hitting the stage with his guitar to play some country tunes and he’ll be honored Monday…

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Comments | More in Final Four, TV Alert, Video, Washington | Topics: Brittney Griner, Mike Neighbors, Sue Bird

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