FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

Zags win fifth straight

As promised, I've posted my game story that will run in Saturday's S-R. Gonzaga won its fifth straight, in surprisingly easy fashion, 73-52 over Oklahoma State, handing the Cowboys' just their second loss. Check back tomorrow for a day-after post and preview of Sunday's Wake...

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Vandals steamroll La Tech

It got out of hand early at Cowan Spectrum, though there were just a smattering of Vandal fans at Cowan Spectrum to enjoy it. Idaho blasted a Louisiana Tech team that clearly appeared out of gas, winning 77-47. Our game story is below.

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Zags thump Oklahoma State

Gonzaga put together some of its best stretches of basketball of the season en route to a convincing 73-52 win over Oklahoma State on Friday. Elias Harris scored a season-high 22 points, Rob Sacre had a double-double (16 points, 15 rebounds) and Steven Gray added...

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WSU leaves LA 0-2 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11:30 P.M. It will probably be a while until my story is up on the web, but I thought I better put up a post before I brave the freeways back to my hotel. Read on for more on Washington State's 60-56...

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Monninghoff sidelined for OSU game

Gonzaga continues to keep the training staff busy. Steven Gray (back spasms) is participating in pre-game drills, but freshman forward Mathis Monninghoff is in street clothes watching. He apparently injured his ankle during Wednesday's win over Lafayette, though exactly when the injury occurred wasn't known....

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Eastern loses heartbreaker to UNC

The driving layup attempt by Eastern Washington's Glen Dean was blocked at the buzzer by Northern Colorado's Elloitt Lloyd, giving the Bears a 75-73 Big Sky Basketball win over the Eagles at Reese Court on Friday afternoon. Eastern's four guards -- Dean, Jeffrey Forbes, Clff...

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WSU trails 26-22 at half 11 

COUGARS Bad crowd watching bad basketball. Is that too mean? It seems appropriate to me. Most people here are spectators, not fans, which makes it awfully quiet and dull. But what the hay, the teams aren't giving them much to cheer about. Except DeAngelo Casto,...

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Some pregame musings at USC 

COUGARS By this time of the season, basketball is simple. You do what you do and the other team tries to stop it. There are few secrets. Oh, an occasional entry you've held back that works against a zone or man or whatever. But the...

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Zags roll, Bjorklund gets record

Shoutout today for Tennessee's all-time leader in 3-pointers - Spokane's own Angie Bjorklund, above in a Knoxville News-Sentinel photo and the Stanford women. Where does the time go? The plan was an early morning women's basketball post and then start the long weekend. Started the...

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View from OSU  

Several game previews/features from Oklahoma newspapers, including Stillwater News-Press, Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World, the latter calling this a bigger game for GU than Oklahoma State.

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One more day in LA for WSU 

COUGARS With the first week of the Pac-10 schedule spread out all over the calendar and football still going on – How many of you had the Huskies in their bowl pool? You in the back, with the glasses, I have your pool sheet right...

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Chiefs face Americans 

The Spokane Chiefs head down the road for their annual New Years Eve battle with the Tri-City Americans. Herald writer Annie Fowler has a look at the game, which should be a dandy, though it marks just the first second of the second half of...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010


Zags line up against Big 12 foe again

For the third time this season, Gonzaga will take on a Big 12 opponent. This time it's Oklahoma State, which visits Gonzaga on New Year's Eve. GU is 1-1 against the Big 12, losing to Kansas State and beating Baylor. My preview, which will run...

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Shock trade two, add WR Holmes

Spokane was busy Thursday, signing former Cleveland Gladiators receiver Brent Holmes, who returned a kick for a touchdown in the closing seconds to beat the Shock early in the 2010 season. Holmes, who will be entering his fourth AFL season, had 110 catches for nearly...

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Eags outlast Sac State in overtime

Eastern Washington University opened its Big Sky Conference men's basketball season Wednesday night with an 88-79 overtime win over Sacramento State at Reese Court. It was an ugly affair that saw 64 fouls called. You can read the game story that appeared in Thursday morning's...

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Day after Lafayette

The shoveling is done, now time for my day-after post following Gonzaga's 83-55 win over Lafayette. The links: S-R game story, A.P. photo of Kelly Olynyk,and A.P. gamer. Read on for more, and check back later for a preview of the Oklahoma State game on...

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UCLA loss, the day after for WSU 10 

COUGARS The long and winding road for Washington State continues tomorrow afternoon at USC, but before we get to the Galen Center – I wonder if the windows on the north side will have sunlight streaming in at that time of day? – let's touch...

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Gonzaga's Kelly Bowen crashes to the floor as she is fouled by Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters.  (Associated Press)

Notre Dame pulls away from Gonzaga

Gonzaga faded down the stretch in its battle with No. 16 Notre Dame in Seattle Wednesday afternoon. We ran the Associated Press story. The Seattle Times had a story by Jayda Evans with a sensational photo of Courtney Vandersloot and the South Bend Tribune was...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2010


Johnson hattrick keys Chiefs romp

Tyler Johnson scored his third career hat trick and moved into second in the Western Hockey League scoring race (both goals and points) to highlight the Spokane Chiefs 8-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds before 5,816 fans at the Arena Wednesday night. (The long box...

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Vandals can't keep up with NMSU

Idaho had its chances -- just like the past three games, all of which have gone down to the last few minutes. Unfortunately for the Vandals, they are now 1-3 in those nail-biters. UI tumbled late to New Mexico State in its WAC opener, losing...

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Eastern turns back Hornets in OT

Cliff Ederaine scored a career-high 22 points and teammate Jeffrey Forbes added 21 as Eastern Washington opened Big Sky Conference play with an 88-79 overtime victory over Sacramento State at Reese Court Wednesday night. Eastern (4-8 overall, 1-0 in the Big Sky) also got 12...

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WSU leads 37-29 at half 

COUGARS For about 14 minutes, the guy in the 27th row was sound asleep. He woke up late in the second half to scream at the Bruins, saying "this is as bad as last year." He was exaggerating, but for a quick stretch late in...

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Johnson hattrick keys Chiefs romp

Tyler Johnson scored his third career hat trick and moved into second in the Western Hockey League scoring race (both goals and points) to highlight the Spokane Chiefs 8-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds before 5,816 fans at the Arena Wednesday night. The T-Birds, shut...

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