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BYU 78, Gonzaga 66

Gonzaga's Haiden Palmer, right, and Shannon Reader, center, battle for a loose ball against BYU's Lexi Eaton in the first half during the NCAA West Coast Conference tournament championship basketball game, Monday  in Las Vegas. ESPN running boxscore here. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

APhoto Of The Day — 2.24.12

Bringman Young's Josh Sharp is harassed by Gonzaga's fans, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday in Spokane. Gonzaga beat BUI 74-63. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Jed Conklin)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. Fan to Josh Sharp: I think you’re the father of my baby — DFO.
  • 2. LDS meets LSD — JohnA.
  • 3. I thought Newt was in CDA? — Dennis.
  • HM: 805me (VP of the Kennel Club who's the man in the mask above)

GU Students Combat Hate In Rivalry

Gonzaga University seniors, Jordyn Pillatzke, left, and Madison Merz protect their “Take the Hate Out of Hoops” posters fromt he wind as they head to College Hall in Spokane. Students from the Hate Studies in Business class have organized a response to hateful tweets sent by GU students about Mormons and Mormon faith after the last BYU/GU game. The Zags play Brigham Young on Thurday evening in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Tipoff is at 8. Kevin Graman SR story here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

Question: Are business students overreacting to a fierce rivalry developing between Gonzaga & BYU? Or being preemptive?

BYU BB Program Mirrors Gonzaga’s

Gonzaga and BYU are accustomed to hanging conference championship banners. The Bulldogs have won 11 straight WCC men’s basketball titles, a run that will likely require two wins this week and help elsewhere to continue. The Cougars won or shared four Mountain West championships under seventh-year head coach Dave Rose prior to joining the WCC this season. The teams share second place entering Thursday’s clash at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Both are trying to keep their title hopes alive with the winner taking a huge step toward a bye into the semifinals of the WCC tournament in Las Vegas. “One of your goals at the start is you want the last week of the regular season to mean something,” Rose said/Jim Meehan, SR. More here. (AP file photo: BYU Coach Dave Rose during gestures to players during Cougars' 83-73 win over Gonzaga in Provo, Utah, Feb. 2)

Question: Although Gonzaga is in danger of having its consecutive streak of WCC basketball titles broken, do you enjoy the fact that the conference is more competitive than ever?

BYU Fans Behave Versus Gonzaga

BYU fans hold up a sign during a game against Gonzaga during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Provo, Utah, Thursday. The Mormon university was embarrassed Saturday when unruly fans forced multiple stoppages in an 80-66 loss to St. Mary's by throwing debris onto the court over disputed calls. BYU jumped out to a 14-point lead at half and led by as much as 19 points in the second half last night in beating Gonzaga 83-73, defusing possible follow-up bad behavior by their fans. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Question: Time to put a fork in the 2011-12 Gonzaga men's basketball team?

BYU Boots Davies For Sex Violation

A BYU fan holds up a sign in support of the Cougars' forward, Brandon Davies, before an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in Provo, Utah, Wednesday. Davies was suspended for the reminder of the season for having premarital sex, violating the university's honor code. BYU, which is ranked No. 3, was upset by New Mexico in last night's game. Story here. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)

Question: Should BYU have suspended Brandon Davies for the remainder of the season for having premarital sex with his girlfriend?

BYU To Play UI, But Not In Kibbie Dome

The Western Athletic Conference and Brigham Young University have entered into a scheduling agreement as announced today by WAC Commissioner Karl Benson. With BYU declaring that it will be an independent in the sport of football effective with the 2011 season, five WAC teams —  Hawai‘i, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State and San Jose State — will provide the Cougars with five games in the 2011 season and four games in the 2012 season. For the 2011 season, WAC schools will host two games against BYU, while three teams will travel to Provo. In 2012, BYU will play two games in WAC stadiums and host two WAC teams in Provo. Specific opponents and dates will be announced in the future/Spokesman-Review. More here.

Question: Individuals I’m following via Twitter are hosed that BYU won’t play Idaho in the Kibbie Dome under this arrangement. Seems the 16,000-seat Kibbie Dome is too small to attract the newly minted independent BYU. Do you think Idaho got the shaft?

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