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Last time for Spokane to say goodbye to Raivio, Mallon

BULLDOGS, COUGARS, COLLEGE BASKETBALL

It is the fifth senior night (6; KHQ-6; 1510-AM) tonight for Sean Mallon in his Gonzaga career, the fourth for Derek Raivio. The first one for Sean came with him redshirting and he watched the game from the end of the bench.

Sadly for the 6-foot-9 center from Ferris High, he may be watching his last as well, victim of an ankle sprain suffered in the Memphis game.

Steve Bergum talked with Mallon and Raivio and relays their feelings about the end of this regular season and their Gonzaga careers as a whole.

Steve also has more GU information on his blog.

• There is an advance of the game in the Oregonian.

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Don't forget to check Glenn Kasses' blog for Washington State information, but of particular note for Cougar fans: USC lost to Arizona State on Sunday.

Not only did that ASU win assure the Sun Devils they wouldn't be the first Pac-10 team to go 0-18 in conference, but it also gave WSU a two-game edge on USC and Stanford with four games to play (I would link the Pac-10 standings on its website but when I checked, they were wrong.

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So Gonzaga's NCAA hopes probably revolve around winning the West Coast Conference tournament. At least that's the prevailing wisdom. But over in Seattle, the University of Washington's basketball team is still talking about an at-large berth.

Yes, the same Huskies who were thundered in the MAC earlier this year. Yes, the same Huskies who have played a schedule so soft it makes my stomach look rock-hard. Yes, the same Huskies who have 10 losses just like the Zags.

Hope springs eternal in the Emerald City, I guess.




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