West Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Colorado picks up road win over Portland

    The Sports Xchange "Xavier Johnson scored 19 points to help Colorado beat Portland 76-63 on Saturday night at the Chiles Center in Portland, Ore. Josh Fortune had 14 points for Colorado (6-2), which pulled away in the last eight minutes. Derrick White scored 13 points, George King had 12 and Wesley Gordon..." December 04

  • Karnowski leads No. 8 Gonzaga past No. 16 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins said the Bulldogs owed Arizona some "payback" for losses in three consecutive seasons. They got it Saturday. And much of that was because the Wildcats had no answer for Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski. The 7-foot-1, 300-pound center hit 9 of 13 shots and..." December 03

  • USC moves to 8-0 with 91-84 win over BYU

    The Sports Xchange "Elijah Stewart and Jordan McLaughlin sparked an early second-half rally as USC defeated BYU 91-84 on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Trojans went on a 14-5 run to start the second half to take a 53-37 lead and remain a perfect 8-0 record. McLaughlin (six) and Stewart..." December 03

  • No. 8 Gonzaga dominates Mississippi Valley State

    The Sports Xchange "No. 8 Gonzaga's challenge in its 97-63 win over visiting Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night was to beat the Delta Devils while resisting the temptation to look ahead to its game against No. 16 Arizona on Saturday in Los Angeles. "We had to stay focused," said guard Silas Melson, who..." December 02

  • Metu's 19 points, 13 rebounds pace USC

    The Sports Xchange "Chimezie Metu posted his second double-double of the season to lead visiting USC to a 76-55 victory over host San Diego on Wednesday night. Metu had 19 points and 13 rebounds for USC (7-0), which is off to its best start since 2000-01 when the Trojans won their first eight games en route to..." December 01

  • Hermanson's D and threes lift Gaels past Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "STANFORD, Calif. -- Even though Saint Mary's forward Calvin Hermanson was the offensive star of the game Wednesday, both he and Gaels coach Randy Bennett thought his best effort came on the other end. Certainly his career-high 25 points and 7-of-9 3-point shooting were instrumental in the..." December 01

  • No. 11 Gonzaga holds off No. 21 Iowa State to win AdvoCare title

    The Sports Xchange "Even up 18, Gonzaga coach Mark Few knew Iowa State was capable of a comeback. He was more certain his 11th-ranked Bulldogs would turn back the tide in a 73-71 win in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game at Orlando, Fla., on Sunday afternoon. The No. 21 Cyclones (5-1) had a furious..." November 27

  • Landale powers Saint Mary's past UAB

    The Sports Xchange "The only current Saint Mary's starter who was not a starter last season continues to be the dominant player for the 15th-ranked Gaels. Jock Landale, a 6-foot-11 Australian who averaged 7.8 points off the bench last season as a sophomore, collected 20 points and eight rebounds Sunday..." November 27

  • No. 11 Gonzaga rallies past Florida

    The Sports Xchange "No. 11 Gonzaga rallied from an early 11-point deficit behind balanced scoring, led by guard Silas Nelson's 10 points in the second half, in a 77-72 win over Florida in a semifinal game of the AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Friday night. The Bulldogs (5-0) play No. 21 Iowa State..." November 26

  • No. 8 Arizona holds off Santa Clara

    The Sports Xchange "There is a reason why Arizona coach Sean Miller wanted to move Kadeem Allen off the point guard position this season. The Wildcats needed him to save his energy for defense. Allen, a senior playing at shooting guard, expended plenty of energy Thursday night in chasing Santa Clara guard Jared..." November 25

  • Vanderbilt secures 76-66 win over Santa Clara

    The Sports Xchange "Vanderbilt opened with an 8-0 run and withstood a second-half surge by Santa Clara for a 76-66 victory on Friday in Las Vegas. Center Luke Kornet led a balanced Commodores attack with 18 points. Guard Riley LaChance followed with 17, guard Matthew Fisher-Davis had 14 and forward Jeff..." November 25

  • No. 14 UCLA blizes Portland

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball had a double-double with 18 points and 11 assists to lead No. 14 UCLA past Portland 99-77 Thursday in a quarterfinal game of the Wooden Legacy at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. The Bruins improved to 5-0 behind a balanced scoring effort. Other than Ball,..." November 25

  • No. 11 Gonzaga downs Quinnipiac

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga will rely heavily this season on its three transfers -- guards Nigel Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews and forward Johnathan Williams -- as was the case in an 82-62 win over Quinnipiac on Thursday. Williams-Goss, a Washington transfer, fueled the No. 11 Bulldogs' execution with a..." November 24

  • No. 15 Saint Mary's rolls past San Jose State

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif -- When a team is as big an underdog as San Jose State was against 15th-ranked Saint Mary's on Tuesday, it doesn't take much to spoil an upset bid. The Spartans stayed with Saint Mary's through the first half and the early part of the second, but a single incident about six..." November 23

  • No. 17 St. Mary's survives at Dayton, 61-57

    The Sports Xchange "Saturday's game was just the kind of test that will go a long way to helping both St. Mary's and Dayton when it comes to crunch time in conference and tournament play. And even though school was not officially in session, there were plenty of lessons both sides learned from the Gaels'..." November 19

  • Leaf leads No. 16 UCLA past San Diego

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA freshman forward T.J. Leaf, with a game-high 26 points in an 88-68 win over visiting San Diego on Thursday night, noted that he and the 16th-ranked Bruins were nearly unstoppable around the basket. "They weren't the biggest team inside and we exploited that," Leaf said referring to San..." November 18

  • Gonzaga blows away Bryant

    The Sports Xchange "Center Przemek Karnowski racked up 22 points, 16 of them in the first half, to lead four scorers in double figures as Gonzaga walloped Bryant 109-70 on Friday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. The Zags (3-0) used a 10-1 run midway through the second half to expand..." November 18

  • No. 17 Saint Mary's coasts past Prairie View

    The Sports Xchange "Emmett Naar wasn't overly concerned with his scoring output Wednesday night. The Saint Mary's junior guard was just happy there were plenty of teammates who joined him in double digits. Naar had 16 points and 11 assists as one of seven Gaels to score 10 or more points as No. 17 Saint..." November 17

  • No. 14 Gonzaga dispatches San Diego State

    The Sports Xchange "While Gonzaga was active with its 2-3 zone defense, San Diego State played frantically while trying to find an answer in a 69-48 loss to the 14th-ranked Bulldogs on Monday night in Spokane, Wash. "Everything we did was too fast," said San Diego State coach Steve Fisher, whose team shot only..." November 15

  • Williams-Goss, No. 14 Gonzaga cruise past Utah Valley

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga's starting five on the opening Friday of the college basketball season featured four newcomers -- and the players made their presence felt quickly in the 14th-ranked Bulldogs' 92-69 win over Utah Valley at McCarthey Athletic Center. Junior point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, fresh off a..." November 12

  • No. 16 UCLA buries Pacific with 3-point barrage

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA coach Steve Alford said Friday night after the 16th-ranked Bruins' 119-80 win over visiting Pacific that his game plan with 3-point shots for the Bruins this season is simple. "We want to shoot a lot and make a lot," Alford said after his team made a school-record 18 3-pointers, led by..." November 12

  • Landale's 33 lead St. Mary's over Nevada

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- St. Mary's junior Jock Landale did a lot of damage Friday. Not only did he create a problem for Gaels coach Randy Bennett, but he led Nevada coach Eric Musselman to declare that he never should have scheduled the game. Landale made his first career start in large part..." November 12

  • Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins faces misdemeanor charge after Sunday arrest

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga starting point guard Josh Perkins was cited Sunday for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. Perkins, 21, a redshirt sophomore, was cited at 4 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ruby Street and Sharp Avenue. However, court records do not indicate whether he was parked..." October 15

  • Gonzaga center Jacob Larsen suffers season-ending injury

    Today's U "Gonzaga’s top freshman will be out for the 2016 season after suffering a knee injury in practice this week. The injury will surely impact the Bulldogs’ prized 2016 recruiting class that is now without one of the key pieces for head coach Mark Few. Center Jacob Larsen suffered a season-ending..." October 09