Gonzaga got off to a slow start but stormed back in the second half to beat Pepperdine in Spokane last night 95-70.
Corey Kispert led the way with 23-points and 8-rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have now won 46-straight home games, the nation’s longest streak. Drew Timme added 20-points while Joel Ayayi had 19 and Jalen Suggs 18.
UCLA is off to its best start since the early 90’s as the Bruins rolled over Washington State 91-61. Isaac Bonton led the Cougars with 23-points as they’ve lost three of their last four.
USC won its 5th-straight by downing Washington 95-68. Isaiah Mobley had a career-high 18-points while his brother Evan had 17 for the Trojans. Erik Stevenson led the Huskies with 16-points, who have now lost 7-straight.
Gonzaga women knock off Santa Clara 71-52
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team improved to 6-and-oh in West Coast Conference play with a 71-52 win over Santa Clara…
Okanogan’s Jill Townsend led the way for G-U with 20-points while Jenn Wirth had 15. The 20th-ranked Zags improved to 11-and-2 on the season with the win.
Cashmere’s Hailey Van Lith had 13-points, 5-rebounds and 4-assists to help #2 Louisville remain unbeaten with an 89-70 win over Boston College.
Coming up in women’s basketball action today, #25 Washington State plays at USC at 4:30. Washington’s game at UCLA today and USC Sunday have been postponed due to continued problems with COVID in the Husky program.
20 Gonzaga is at San Francisco Saturday at Noon.
On the men’s schedule for Saturday, Washington tips at UCLA at 2 o’clock on the Pac-12 Network. Washington State plays at USC at 6:30. No. 1 Gonzaga travels to Saint Mary’s at 7 on ESPN-3.
NHL Scoreboard from Thursday
Here’s a quick look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the NHL last night…
Washington won at Buffalo 6-4. Boston topped New Jersey in a shootout 3-2. The Islanders blanked the Rangers in a battle of New York 4-nil. Carolina shut out Detroit 3-zip. Nashville defended its home ice with a 3-1 win over Columbus.
Winnipeg got by Calgary in overtime 4-3. Edmonton stopped Vancouver 5-2. San Jose won in a shootout over Arizona 4-3. Vegas posted a 5-2 win over Anaheim. And Minnesota downed L-A in overtime 4-3.
We are just a season away from including the Seattle Kraken in the NHL scoreboard.
NFL Divisional Playoffs this weekend
The NFL playoffs hit the Divisional round this weekend and weather could be a factor is Saturday’s action…
The forecast is for snow showers through the night and into tomorrow in Green Bay where the Packers host the Los Angeles Rams. By kickoff at 1:35 on FOX, the snow should stop with temperatures in the mid-30’s and winds gusting to 22-miles per hour.
Rain today and tonight will turn to snow in Orchard Park, New York where the Buffalo Bills host the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow at 5:15 on NBC. Forecasters say there’s a chance of 3-inches of snow by game time.
A big storm is blowing through Kansas City, Missouri tonight with up to 3-inches possible, but by game time Sunday, the Chiefs and Cleveland Browns should see partly sunny skies and temperatures near 40. They’ll kick off their AFC Divisional playoff at 12:05 on CBS.
Two aging quarterbacks will bask in 70-degree temperatures in the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans Sunday afternoon as the Saints take on the Buccaneers. Tom Brady and Drew Brees’ combined age is 85 as the future Hall of Famers meet at 3:40 on FOX.
Basketball and hockey on NCWLIFE this weekend
And if the NFL doesn’t light a fire in you, maybe our offerings on the NCWLIFE Channel may interest you this weekend…
It begins tonight with Eastmont and Wenatchee basketball from last January at the Town Toyota Center. Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson have your play-by-play as the Wildcat and Panther girls go first at 7 o’clock. The boys game follows at 8:30.
Tomorrow, it’s Wenatchee and Eisenhower in Big-9 play. The girls start it off at 2 o’clock with the boys to follow at 7.
Then on Sunday, it’s a Wenatchee Wild doubleheader against the Salmon Arm Silver Backs from October of 2019. Arch Ecker has the call for game 1 at 2 with game 2 to follow at 7 o’clock.