Paul Westphal was part of an infamous trade that brought him to Seattle as a player. He also coached the Sonics from 1998-2000. Now he’s in the Naismith Hall of Fame.
Author: SPNW Staff
Third-seeded Texas Tech’s defense dominated Gonzaga’s offense, sending the Red Raiders to the Final Four, 75-69, and spoiling another great season for the Bulldogs.
The flicker of momentum the Mariners displayed with three wins to begin the season took a double dousing in a single at-bat Friday against Boston. Closer Hunter Strickland, troubled by shoulder pain, gave up a game-winning, three-run pinch homer to Mitch Moreland, then found himself Saturday on the 10-day injured list after being diagnosed with
Oregon’s press again rattles the Huskies in a 68-48 loss in the Pac-12 title game Saturday. But the NCAA tourney is likely to beckon Washington Sunday.
Slow start and awkward finish, but the middle was good enough for Washington to beat Colorado and virtually assure an NCAA tournament bid.
Huskies hit a season-high 13 threes, but they barely hung on to beat USC, 78-75. Next up is Colorado Friday in Pac-12 tournament semifinals.
After a relatively easy dispatch of ninth-seeded Arizona 78-65 Wednesday in the opening game of the Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball tourney in Las Vegas, eighth-seeded USC draws No. 1 seeded Washington at noon Thursday in a quarterfinal matchup. The Huskies beat the Trojans 75-62 in the teams’ only meeting Jan. 30 at Hec Ed.
No. 1 Gonzaga scored half its season average in a 60-47 stunner versus St. Mary’s for the WCC tourney title. But Killian Tillie is back for the NCAA run.
Kyle Seager, 31, will go on the disabled list for the first time in his career, needing surgery on a tendon in his left hand. Ryon Healy will be the new starter.
The Huskies had three selections on the Pac-12 all-conference team, and Matisse Thybulle was all defense again.