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Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) hugs Jalen Suggs (1) as Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) looks on at the end of the championship game against Baylor in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Not quite perfect: Baylor dominates Gonzaga in title game

The Bears hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season, 86-70, in the national championship game.

 

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA during overtime in a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 93-90. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Suggs’ heave as time expires in OT lifts Zags to title game

Gonzaga wins a 93-90 OT thriller over the Bruins and will face Baylor for the national championship.

 

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) celebrates during the second half of an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Edmonds native Kispert wins Julius Erving Award

The honor is given annually to the top small forward in college basketball.

 

Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Former GP swimmer excels at NCAAs

Plus, a GP alum earned Pac-12 volleyball honors, a Kamiak alum placed at the ice dancing worlds, and more.

Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 85-66. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Kispert, Gonzaga storm into Final Four

The All-American from Edmonds has 18 points as the No. 1 Bulldogs pound USC 85-66 in the Elite Eight.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 85-66. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi (11) reacts to a play against Creighton in the first half of a Sweet 16 game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Unbeaten Zags keep rolling with 83-65 rout of Creighton

Rolling out of the Sweet 16, Gonzaga will face Oregon or USC in the West regional final Tuesday.

Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi (11) reacts to a play against Creighton in the first half of a Sweet 16 game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Oregon State closing pitcher Jake Mulholland clenches his fist after the last out of the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State closing pitcher Jake Mulholland clenches his fist after the last out of the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Washington forward RaeQuan Battle (21) brings the ball up court as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Former MP hoops star Battle enters NCAA transfer portal

The Tulalip native struggled to get on the court during his sophomore season at UW.

Washington forward RaeQuan Battle (21) brings the ball up court as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Stanwood's Kaitlin Larson gathers a rebound with Lynnwood's Abby Douglas tangled Saturday afternoon at Jackson High School in Mill Creek on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Former Stanwood standout captures NAIA hoops title

Kaitlin Larson helps lead the Westmont College women to a national championship.

Stanwood's Kaitlin Larson gathers a rebound with Lynnwood's Abby Douglas tangled Saturday afternoon at Jackson High School in Mill Creek on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) celebrates with teammate Corey Kispert (24) after defeating Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Kispert, Gonzaga roll into Sweet 16

The Edmonds native scores 16 points as the No. 1 Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma 87-71.

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) celebrates with teammate Corey Kispert (24) after defeating Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
BYU's Paisley Harding (13) celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Glacier Peak grad Johnson Harding leads BYU to upset of Rutgers

The former area star scored 28 points to lead the 11th-seeded Cougars over the No. 6 Scarlet Knights.

BYU's Paisley Harding (13) celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert reacts to hitting a basket against Norfolk State during the first half of a men's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Kispert scores 23, Zags stomp Norfolk St. in tourney opener

The Edmonds native hits six 3-pointers as the No. 1-seeded Bulldogs dismiss the Spartans 98-55.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert reacts to hitting a basket against Norfolk State during the first half of a men's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating BYU in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament championship Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Van Til: Gonzaga looks to complete remarkable rise to the top

The rags-to-riches Zags are seeking to become the first undefeated national champion since 1976.

Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating BYU in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament championship Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
FILE - Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert prepares to pass the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Loyola Marymount in Spokane, Wash., in this Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, file photo. Kispert has made The Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

A stat-filled look at Edmonds native Kispert’s All-American year

Corey Kispert is having a spectacular senior season for unbeaten, national-title-favorite Gonzaga.

FILE - Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert prepares to pass the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Loyola Marymount in Spokane, Wash., in this Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, file photo. Kispert has made The Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
FILE - Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against BYU in Spokane, Wash., in this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, file photo. Kispert has made The Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 16, 2021.(AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Edmonds native Kispert named 1st-team AP All-American

The star guard from King’s has helped lead Gonzaga to a perfect record heading into the NCAA tourney.

FILE - Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against BYU in Spokane, Wash., in this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, file photo. Kispert has made The Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 16, 2021.(AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
Washington head coach Mike Hopkins sits on the bench before an NCAA college basketball game against Southern California, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

What went wrong for the UW men’s basketball team?

A look at the blunders that led to the Huskies’ historically bad season.

Washington head coach Mike Hopkins sits on the bench before an NCAA college basketball game against Southern California, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington's Quade Green, right, scrambles for the ball with Utah's Riley Battin (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

UW’s difficult year ends with loss in Pac-12 tournament

The Huskies finish 5-21 on the season after falling to Utah, 98-95, in the opening round.

Washington's Quade Green, right, scrambles for the ball with Utah's Riley Battin (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24), looks to drive against Pacific forward Jeremiah Bailey (13), during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stockton, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Gonzaga won 76-58. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Edmonds native Kispert named WCC player of the year

Former local hoops stars Paisley Johnson Harding and Jordyn Edwards also received All-WCC honors.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24), looks to drive against Pacific forward Jeremiah Bailey (13), during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stockton, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Gonzaga won 76-58. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
FILE - Washington's Asa Turner (20) celebrates with Kamren Fabiculanan (31) after Turner intercepted a pass in the final minute of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Seattle, in this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo. Washington won 27-21. Washington has pulled out of the Pac-12 football championship game due to COVID-19 issues in the Huskies program, and Oregon will now play No. 13 USC for the conference title on Friday instead.  Washington (3-1) announced Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, it is withdrawing from the championship game after determining the Huskies did not have at least 53 scholarship players available and did not meet the minimum number of scholarship athletes at specific positions.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Washington’s 2021 football schedule released

Huskies head coach Jimmy Lake is hopeful that fans will be allowed as soon as the spring game May 1.

FILE - Washington's Asa Turner (20) celebrates with Kamren Fabiculanan (31) after Turner intercepted a pass in the final minute of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Seattle, in this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo. Washington won 27-21. Washington has pulled out of the Pac-12 football championship game due to COVID-19 issues in the Huskies program, and Oregon will now play No. 13 USC for the conference title on Friday instead.  Washington (3-1) announced Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, it is withdrawing from the championship game after determining the Huskies did not have at least 53 scholarship players available and did not meet the minimum number of scholarship athletes at specific positions.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Washington State running back Deon McIntosh (3) celebrates after scoring against Utah during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Washington State’s 2021 football schedule released

The Cougars open the season with three straight home games and six of their first eight in Pullman.

Washington State running back Deon McIntosh (3) celebrates after scoring against Utah during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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