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MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

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 Anthony Bardaro watches Tri-City goalie stop his first period shot on Jan. 29, 2011, in the Spokane Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

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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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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Gonzaga's Sam Dower was 6 for 6 in the first half against San Diego and Chris Gabriel (42) on Jan 29, 2011. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

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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SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

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 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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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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