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The Inland Northwest Goes Wild For Tournament Basketball

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The drive for the title begins now.

In the next several days the Whitworth Pirates, Washington State University Cougars and Gonzaga women's basketball teams will all take to the court, hoping to walk away with championship titles.

But right now all eyes are on Las Vegas where the number one team in the country, the Gonzaga men's basketball team, is hoping to dominate the WCC tournament this weekend.

Both Gonzaga teams will play on Saturday at the Orleans Arena.

The Pac-12 women's tournament begins Thursday night in Seattle where the WSU women will take on Arizona.

The Whitworth men are already on to round two of the NCAA Division Three tournament.

They play again this Saturday at 7:00pm, live on SWX.

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  • Whitworth shuts out La Verne 53-0

    Whitworth shuts out La Verne 53-0

    Kolste throws for 4 TD passes leading Whitworth to victory.Kolste throws for 4 TD passes leading Whitworth to victory.

    The 20th-ranked Pirates built a 43-0 halftime lead while improving to 3-0 with the non-conference victory.

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    The 20th-ranked Pirates built a 43-0 halftime lead while improving to 3-0 with the non-conference victory.

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    Whitworth football to host La Verne in Pine Bowl

    This will be Whitworth's final non-conference game of season. Photo: Whitworth AthleticsThis will be Whitworth's final non-conference game of season. Photo: Whitworth Athletics

    The 20th-ranked Pirates (2-0) are coming off of a 49-10 win over Whittier University in their home opener last Saturday. Saturday will mark the 12th all-time meeting between the two schools.

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    The 20th-ranked Pirates (2-0) are coming off of a 49-10 win over Whittier University in their home opener last Saturday. Saturday will mark the 12th all-time meeting between the two schools.

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  • Whitworth wins home opener, beating Whittier 49-10

    Whitworth wins home opener, beating Whittier 49-10

    Ian Kolste throws 3 TD passes to bring his season total to 9. Photo: Whitworth AthleticsIan Kolste throws 3 TD passes to bring his season total to 9. Photo: Whitworth Athletics

    Whitworth University ran out to a 25-0 lead late in the second quarter and cruised to a 49-10 win over visiting Whittier College on Saturday afternoon at the Whitworth Pine Bowl.

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    Whitworth University ran out to a 25-0 lead late in the second quarter and cruised to a 49-10 win over visiting Whittier College on Saturday afternoon at the Whitworth Pine Bowl.

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