MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

Vandals get Montana St. in BracketBuster

ESPN's BracketBuster matchups were announced earlier today, and Idaho drew Montana State -- a Big Sky school it hasn't played since 2006. The Vandals and Bobcats will meet on Feb. 19 in Bozeman. The Vandals look to be evenly matched -- at least in terms...

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Redmon latest Zag Player of the Week 

Gonzaga junior Katelan Redmon is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, the seventh time this season and third week in a row a Bulldog has been honored. The Lewis and Clark graduate had 44 points and 13 rebounds as the Zags reached the...

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Tigers' Witherspoon out

Memphis apparently will be without Wesley Witherspoon for Saturday's game against Gonzaga in the Arena. Witherspoon, who averages 11.5 points (second on the team) and 4.9 rebounds (tied for first), is recovering from a knee injury. --The rankings are out, and Saint Mary's is out...

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Chiefs have chance for rest, practice

Good Monday morning Chiefs fans ... recovered from that wild 5-4 loss to Tri-City Saturday night? (Above, in a Dan Pelle photo, Drew Owsley stops Anthony Bardaro's shot.)Those nail-biting, last second games are killer on deadline, especially Saturdays when deadlines are a little earlier. But...

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WSU's win over UW, the day after 19 

COUGARS It seems as if it should be Sunday morning. But it's a Monday, and a pretty cold one at that. Not that many of those in Beasley last night probably care much. I'm thinking there will be a few empty classes on campus this...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2011

WSU gets past UW, 87-80 11 

COUGARS It's been about two hours since Washington State's student section rushed the floor following the Cougars' 87-80 victory over 18th-ranked Washington on Sunday night. Our story is done, a rough draft of which we have on the link, and we're ready to head out....

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WSU leads 45-43 at the half 

COUGARS Though Washington State leads by two, there are danger signs for the Cougars. DeAngelo Casto, who has 11 points and seven rebounds, picked up his third foul with .3 seconds left on Isaiah Thomas double-clutch shot. The Huskies are also dominating the glass, 24-15,...

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WSU counts down to UW

COUGARS This morning we examined one aspect of tonight's contest that has the potential to be game-deciding. Now, with a bit more than an hour before tip, we examine another. Read on for more.

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Day after San Diego 

Good Sunday morning. Back with my day-after post following Gonzaga's easy win over San Diego last night. Press row was pretty well packed Thursday vs. Saint Mary's. There were multiple seats open Saturday for the Toreros, who probably won't win a WCC game if they...

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WSU tries to end first half on positive note 

COUGARS The first half of the Pac-10 basketball season is done, except for the two teams that play tonight in Pullman. Checking the standings, we can see there are four teams with winning records this morning. Will 4-4 Washington State be the fifth? We'll find...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

Americans shock Chiefs with late goal

Mason Wilgosh was sitting on the doorstep for a tip-in with 37 seconds left to give the Tri-City Americans a wild 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs before a sell-out crowd of 10,474 fans at the Arena Saturday night. It's the first of five straight...

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Idaho loses third straight

The Idaho men hung right with surging New Mexico State much of Saturday night -- and even led in the first half -- but 24 turnovers doomed the Vandals in a 73-65 loss. UI has lost three straight while NMSU has won five of its...

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Eags turn back Bengals

Glen Dean finished with a game-high 17 points and four other Eastern Washington players scored in double figures Saturday night at Reese Court as the Eagles picked up a crucial 83-70 men's basketball win over visiting Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State. Jeffrey Forbes has...

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Bengals have Eags down 33-30 at halftime

Idaho State's 7-foot senior center Deividas Busma scored 13 first-half points and pulled down five rebounds at Reese Court on Saturday night, helping the visiting Bengals carve out a 33-30 halftime lead agains Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington. EWU got eight first-half points from...

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Good wins for Gonzaga, Idaho women 

I'll see if I can catch you up with women's basketball before the hockey game starts. Gonzaga didn't hit overdrive but the Bulldogs pulled away at San Diego to finish a perfect first half of the WCC season. Courtney Vandersloot gets her 10th double-double and...

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Zags crush Toreros 

Redshirt freshman forward Sam Dower scored a career-high 27 points as Gonzaga thumped San Diego 86-53 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for Gonzaga (14-8, 4-3). Elsewhere, Portland defeated Saint Mary's, so the Gaels (18-4, 6-1) are...

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GU-USD tip coming up

About 10 minutes before tipoff between Gonzaga and San Diego. Join me at twitter.com/SRjimm for in-game updates. Starting lineups: GU -- Sacre, Goodson, Harris, Monninghoff, Gray. USD: Norris, Ginty, Dorrr, Rancifer and Gabriel. Check back here later for the game story.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

Whitworth stays well rested, unbeaten

Whitworth's unbeaten and No. 2-ranked men's basketball team rolled over Linfield 70-43 at Whitworth Fieldhouse Friday night, using the balanced scoring of David Riley, Mike Taylor and Wade Gebber, and a strong defensive effort K.C. Wiser, the Northwest Conference's leading scorer, to keep its record...

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Chiefs stand tough to beat Chilliwack

It wouldn't qualify as a good hockey game but the Spokane Chiefs didn't back down from the physical and chippy play Chilliwack Bruins, who were in their face all night. But after battling even in a 2-2 first period with goals from Steve Kuhn and...

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Whitworth up big at halftime

Senior guard Michael Taylor scored 16 first-half points and Whitworth's suffocating man-to-man defensive pressure held Linfield to 23.1 percent shooting (6-for-26) as the No. 2-ranked Pirates rolled to a 35-16 halftime lead over their Northwest Conference rivals at Whitworth Fieldhouse on Friday night. David Riley...

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Eags 2011 football schedule announced 

Eastern Washington University announced its 2011 football schedule on Friday and it's ... well, it's awful. The reward for winning a national championship? Seven road games and only four chances -- all against Big Sky foes -- to play on the red turf at Roos...

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