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Schick & Bulldogs ready for Iowa

OK, there's an hour before the hockey game and I've filed my women's basketball stories, so let's get caught up in the hoops world before we hit the ice.

Today started with a story on Gonzaga's Carter Schick (above), the Bulldogs'  … um, free spirit. I also advance the No. 20 Bulldogs NCAA opener against No. 25 Iowa. I'll return with the notebook and capsules and Greg Lee's advance on Montana and UCLA.

For more, read on.

 Bud Withers of The Seattle Times checks in with Gonzaga star Courtney Vandersloot.

Guards at the headliners in the Gonzaga-Iowa game but the key may be inside, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.


The Associated Press angle is about the underdog seed (Gonzaga) being the favorite over the higher seed (Iowa). … And then there is Howie, who has added The Des Moines Register to his Spokane-area free lance business.


Montana coach Robin Selvig turns to a rival to learn more about UCLA.


Idaho loses at South Dakota in WBI Tournament.

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