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SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

WSU wins 80-69 at UW 10 

COUGARS There have been some really impressive performances for Washington State this season (and, of course, some of the opposite variety). The Gonzaga game. The first-half vs. Baylor. The Husky game in Pullman. But none topped the way the Cougars played tonight at Hec Ed....

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Gonzaga's Steven Gray launches a shot against Saint Mary's on Jan. 27, 2011. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gray in class by himself

Steven Gray came to Gonzaga with a highly regarded recruiting class that included Austin Daye, Robert Sacre and Ira Brown. Daye departed after two seasons for the NBA, Sacre redshirted because of a foot injury in 2009 and Brown finished up two years ago. That...

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WCC bracket, Bjorklund shines on Senior Day

OK, I'm running a little late, but you should see the progress made on the boss' remodel project ... crown molding is up. (It pays to have talented friends.) Anyway, as promised, here's a real story on Washington State's inability to Washington. The bracket for...

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WSU leads 24-17 in Hec Ed 

COUGARS Longtime readers of this blog know I'm a defensive guy. Always felt defense was the difference between good teams and great teams. So when there is a game that's 24-17 at the half, you would think I would be in heaven. Well, though one...

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WSU vs. UW, pregame 

COUGARS Welcome to Hec ... er, Bank of Amer ... er, Alaska Airlines Arena. Better call it by its real name. I'm flying the airline back to Spokane tomorrow. Before then, however, there is this little matter of a basketball game. For some thoughts, read...

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State quarterfinal pairings 

Drove back from the Tri-Cities late this morning. I always enjoy assigments there since mom and dad live in Kennewick. After taking wife and son out to lunch, I settled in to write a general overview story for Monday's paper and typing up the pairings...

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Day after San Diego 

Gonzaga crushed San Diego 68-31 last night to secure an 11th consecutive WCC title, this one shared with Saint Mary’s. The only other co-championship in GU’s run was with Pepperdine in 2002. Saint Mary’s defeated Portland and will be the No. 1 seed at the...

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WSU's Sunday morning links  

COUGARS We're in SeaTac after taking the early flight from Spokane – being somewhat (a word we can't use on this blog) retentive, we always take an early flight just in case; I'm the type of guy who would wear suspenders with a belt if...

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