College sports

Connecticut guard Tristen Newton celebrates after scoring against San Diego State during the first half of the men's national championship college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, April 3, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

UConn smothers SDSU, wins 5th national title

The Huskies finished off a run of double-digit wins through the tournament with a 76-59 victory.

Connecticut guard Tristen Newton celebrates after scoring against San Diego State during the first half of the men's national championship college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, April 3, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Washington’s Jayden White, an Everett High School alum, broke his own school record in the weight throw at the Husky Classic on Feb. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (Red Box Pictures)

Community roundup: Roe, White earn All-America nods again

Plus, Jackson alum Justin Limberg places at the D-III men’s swimming nationals, two Silvertips are named all-stars and much more.

Washington’s Jayden White, an Everett High School alum, broke his own school record in the weight throw at the Husky Classic on Feb. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (Red Box Pictures)
UConn guard Tristen Newton (2) shoots while defended by Gonzaga guard Rasir Bolton in the first half of an Elite 8 college basketball game in the West Region final of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

UConn runs away in second half, ends Gonzaga’s season in Elite Eight

Jordan Hawkins scores 20 points and the Huskies beat the Bulldogs 82-54.

UConn guard Tristen Newton (2) shoots while defended by Gonzaga guard Rasir Bolton in the first half of an Elite 8 college basketball game in the West Region final of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Gonzaga's Drew Timme (2) loses controls of the ball while defended by UCLA's Kenneth Nwuba, left, in the first half of a Sweet 16 college basketball game in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Zags hold on for wild win over UCLA, advance to Elite Eight

Julian Stawther made the game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left.

Gonzaga's Drew Timme (2) loses controls of the ball while defended by UCLA's Kenneth Nwuba, left, in the first half of a Sweet 16 college basketball game in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: AquaSox schedule exhibition game vs. EvCC

Plus, Lynnwood native Myles Gaskin re-signs with the Dolphins, a Fly Casting Fair will be held in Mountlake Terrace and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington guard Keyon Menifield reacts after making a basket against Oregon State during the first half of an NCAA collage basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Menifield announces return to UW men’s basketball team

The guard joins Braxton Meah and backcourt mate Koren Johnson in deciding to return for another season with the Huskies.

Washington guard Keyon Menifield reacts after making a basket against Oregon State during the first half of an NCAA collage basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Everett Community College no art.

EvCC falls to Bellevue in NWAC men’s basketball title game

Bellevue jumps out to a 15-2 lead and Everett, seeking its first NWAC championship, never recovers.

Everett Community College no art.
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EvCC men sink Clackamas, advance to NWAC title game

The Trojans open with a 10-0 run and never trail in a 92-80 semifinal victory.

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Washington State's Jessica Clarke, center and Florida Gulf Coast's Emma List battle for the ball during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WSU women ousted by Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA Tournament

The fifth-seeded Cougars’ season comes to an end in a loss to the 12th-seeded Eagles.

Washington State's Jessica Clarke, center and Florida Gulf Coast's Emma List battle for the ball during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle celebrates after scoring against Kansas State during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Battle scores 26, Montana State falls to Kansas State

The Marysville Pilchuck alum leads all scorers in the game, but the No. 14 Bobcats lose to the No. 3 Wildcats 77-65.

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle celebrates after scoring against Kansas State during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Fairleigh Dickinson guard Joe Munden Jr. (1) celebrates beating Purdue 63-58 after a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 17, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson stuns No. 1 Purdue in NCAA Tournament

The undersized Knights shock the Boilermakers 63-58 to become just the second 16-seed to beat a No. 1 in tournament history.

Fairleigh Dickinson guard Joe Munden Jr. (1) celebrates beating Purdue 63-58 after a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 17, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, left, looks to move the ball as Grand Canyon forward Yvan Ouedraogo defends in the second half of a first-round college basketball game in the men's NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 17, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Gonzaga wears down Grand Canyon to advance in NCAA Tournament

The Bulldogs overcome a sluggish start to beat the Antelopes 82-70.

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, left, looks to move the ball as Grand Canyon forward Yvan Ouedraogo defends in the second half of a first-round college basketball game in the men's NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 17, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Everett Community College's Tucker Molina (left) drives to the basket during a NWAC men's tournament quarterfinal game against Lower Columbia on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. (Dan Acosta / EvCC Athletics)

EvCC men storm into final four, seek first-ever NWAC title

The Trojans may just be this weekend’s favorites to claim the school’s first men’s basketball championship since 1959.

Everett Community College's Tucker Molina (left) drives to the basket during a NWAC men's tournament quarterfinal game against Lower Columbia on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. (Dan Acosta / EvCC Athletics)
Washington State guard Charlisse Leger-Walker handles the ball against UCLA forward Emily Bessoir during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Pac-12 women's tournament, Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

A guide to the women’s NCAA Tournament

A look at the top seeds, games to watch and how to watch all of the women’s March Madness action.

Washington State guard Charlisse Leger-Walker handles the ball against UCLA forward Emily Bessoir during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Pac-12 women's tournament, Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Big Sky men's tournament against Northern Arizona in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. Montana State won 85-78. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

MP alum Battle leads Montana State into NCAA Tournament

After being named MVP of the Big Sky Tournament, RaeQuan Battle and the 14th-seeded Bobcats take on No. 3 Kansas State on Friday.

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Big Sky men's tournament against Northern Arizona in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. Montana State won 85-78. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) handles the ball against San Francisco during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Monday, March 6, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

A guide to the men’s NCAA Tournament

A look at the top seeds, a glance at each region, games to watch and how to watch all of the March Madness action.

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) handles the ball against San Francisco during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Monday, March 6, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
The Skagit Island Volleyball Academy 15-under South team (from left to right): Front row: Addison Bowie, Tatum Swapp, Ruby Hudson, and Kinsley Neal. Back row: Emme Shaffer, Harper Neyens, Audrey Marsh, Cambrielle Brown, Regan Hunt and coach Joseph Amaral. (Provided photo)
The Skagit Island Volleyball Academy 15-under South team (from left to right): Front row: Addison Bowie, Tatum Swapp, Ruby Hudson, and Kinsley Neal. Back row: Emme Shaffer, Harper Neyens, Audrey Marsh, Cambrielle Brown, Regan Hunt and coach Joseph Amaral. (Provided photo)
Washington State celebrates a 3-point basket by guard Charlisse Leger-Walker, second from left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in the finals of the Pac-12 women's tournament Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Surging WSU women not satisifed with just NCAA berth

The talented fifth-seeded Cougars ‘want to win some games’ for the first time in the NCAA Tournament.

Washington State celebrates a 3-point basket by guard Charlisse Leger-Walker, second from left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in the finals of the Pac-12 women's tournament Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Washington State guard TJ Bamba, center and Oregon guard Jermaine Couisnard (5) chase the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament, Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

WSU’s late rally not enough in loss to Oregon at Pac-12 Tournament

The Ducks close on a 7-0 run after squandering a 19-point lead.

Washington State guard TJ Bamba, center and Oregon guard Jermaine Couisnard (5) chase the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament, Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Washington basketball no art.

UW men ousted in opening round of Pac-12 tourney

The Huskies’ season likely comes to an end with a 74-68 loss to Colorado.

Washington basketball no art.