In sports briefs from Thursday, the French Open schedule is pushed back a week due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Paul George's 33 points lead the Clippers past the Suns in a matchup of two of the Western Conference's top teams.

The Walla Walla Community College men's basketball team squandered 30-plus point performances by guard Jake Poulton and forward Jander Cline, and a 14-point, second-half lead, in a 95-92 loss to Columbia Basin on Friday night in the Dietrich Dome.

In a most unusual volleyball season, Washington State’s Jen Greeny appreciates coaching a team capable of handling COVID-19-related twists and turns. The Cougars overcame a delayed start to the season, a limited number of full-squad practices before their first match and several schedule revisions to finish 11-4, fourth in the Pac-12.

The NCAA Tournament has been dominated by the East, mixed with the occasional championship foray by a school from the Midwest. Teams from the West are usually left on the outside when the bracket gets down to the Final Four. The West is the best this season.

Now comes the hard part for Gonzaga. Less than 16 hours after walking off the floor with one of the most scintillating wins in the game's history, the barely-still-undefeated Bulldogs returned to the practice court Sunday to get ready for the national championship game.