Western Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Utah needs late rally to edge Utah Valley

    The Sports Xchange "Utah hit its last three shots from the floor, including two huge 3-pointers, to pull away from in-state foe Utah Valley in the final minute of a 87-80 win Tuesday night at Jon M. Huntsman Arena in Salt Lake City. The Utes (6-1) trailed 78-75 with less than two minutes left before going on an..." December 06

  • Mason leads No. 3 Kansas to rout of UMKC

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Frank Mason was virtually unstoppable Tuesday, scoring 30 points in 31 minutes as No. 3 Kansas overwhelmed Missouri-Kansas City 105-62 in Allen Fieldhouse. However, after leading the Jayhawks in scoring for the seventh time in nine games and matching a career best he set in..." December 06

  • No. 14 Louisville pulls away from Grand Canyon

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The last time Louisville coach Rick Pitino came to Phoenix, his Cardinals beat teams fronted by Draymond Green and Bradley Beal en route to a 2012 Final Four berth after winning the NCAA West Regional. But Pitino said he had never seen anything like the show put on by Grand Canyon..." December 04

  • Washington State holds off Utah Valley

    The Sports Xchange "Reserve guard Charles Callison made two free throws with 24 seconds left as Washington State held off a late rally by visiting Utah Valley in an 83-76 victory in Pullman, Wash., on Wednesday night. After Callison's free throws, Utah Valley guard Conner Toolson missed a 3-pointer and guard..." December 01

  • Ryan leads Notre Dame over Chicago State

    The Sports Xchange "Matt Ryan came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points to help Notre Dame remain unbeaten with a 91-60 victory over Chicago State on Saturday at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. Ryan made 7 of 14 shots from 3-point range to lead four players who scored in double figures for Notre..." November 26

  • No. 9 Wisconsin takes care of Chicago State

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin coach Greg Gard rotated players early and often in the ninth-ranked Badgers' 69-51 win against Chicago State on Thursday night. Senior forward Vitto Brown scored a team-high 12 points to pace Wisconsin (2-1) at the Kohl Center. Sophomore guard Khalil Iverson..." November 17

  • Markkanen carries Arizona past Cal State Bakersfield

    The Sports Xchange "Arizona freshman forward Lauri Markkanen could hardly miss. And the Wildcats needed almost all of his offense. Markkanen scored 26 points in his home debut as the short-handed, 10th-ranked Wildcats held off Cal State Bakersfield 78-66 Tuesday night in Tucson, Ariz. The 7-footer from Finland..." November 16

  • Notre Dame steamrolls Seattle, 92-49

    The Sports Xchange "V.J. Beachem and Bonzie Colson led a balanced attack with 16 points apiece and Notre Dame rolled to a 92-49 victory over Seattle in a Legends Classic regional game on Wednesday at Purcell Pavilion. Steve Vasturia and Matt Farrell each had 13 points, Rex Pflueger scored 12 and Temple Gibbs..." November 16

  • Top 100 recruit L.J. Figueroa commits to New Mexico State

    Las Cruces Sun-News "New Mexico State basketball got a huge commitment Tuesday night as four-star recruit, and a top 100 player for the Class of 2017, L.J. Figueroa verbally committed to NMSU. The 6-foot-5 wing visited NMSU a few weeks ago and had a number of offers from Power 5 schools. Figueroa is out of West..." November 16

  • White leads Colorado past Seattle

    The Sports Xchange "Derrick White scored 15 points to help Colorado beat visiting Seattle 67-55 in a Legends Classic regional game Monday night at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Xavier Johnson had 13 points and six rebounds for Colorado (2-0). Josh Fortune had 12 points and six rebounds, and Wesley..." November 15

  • Penn State pulls away from Grand Canyon

    The Sports Xchange "Lamar Stevens scored 19 points and Penn State went on a late second-half run to beat an experienced Grand Canyon squad 85-76 on Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park, Pa. Stevens went 7-for-16 from the field and was perfect from the free-throw line (5-for-5) to lead the..." 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. 22 Creighton slips past Missouri-Kansas City

    The Sports Xchange "No. 22 Creighton never trailed in its season-opening 89-82 win over Missouri-Kansas City on Friday at CenturyLink Center Omaha, but the Bluejays still have work to do if they're going to hang with No. 9 Wisconsin next week. Senior guard Maurice Watson Jr. scored 17 points and handed out nine..." November 12

  • No. 1 Duke cruises past Grand Canyon

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Even a reduced Duke roster might be plenty enough on many days for the top-ranked Blue Devils. Using a rotation that mostly was limited to six players, Duke cruised to another lopsided result by topping visiting Grand Canyon 96-61 on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium...." November 12