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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015


Arena team will be called Spokane Empire

Spokane's indoor football team sorted through more than 400 name suggestions and settled on "Empire", a tribute to the area's railroad industry that helped spur growth and economic development in the late 1880s to early 1900s as well as a nod to the Inland Empire,...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2015

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots over Montana during the second half of a college basketball game on Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015, at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

GU scores last 5 points to edge Grizzlies

Good evening after a wind-blown drive home. The Zags encountered their share of turbulence, some of it self generated, but landed a hard-fought victory over visiting Montana 61-58 Tuesday. Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis each had 16 points. The key shot was a Josh Perkins'...

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Zags entertain Montana

Game day for Gonzaga and Montana at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Here's my preview. Here's a link to the S-R podcast where I chatted with S-R's Kip Hill on GU hoops (recorded prior to Arizona game).

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MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015


SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015



Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) blocks Arizona guard Gabe York's (1) shot during a college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. Arizona won the game 68-63. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after Arizona 

Watching the replay as I plunk away on my day-after Arizona post. First impression: Gonzaga missed a major opportunity in the final 2:30 minutes of the first half, leading by 14. The Zags committed two turnovers and Allonzo Trier hit a pair of tough mid-range...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015



Zags blow 14-point lead, fall to Arizona 

Gonzaga had another strong first half, sputtering second-half performance that has become a familiar pattern in the Zags' last five games. Arizona did just the opposite and outscored GU 40-25 in the second half to rally for a 68-63 victory in front of 6,000 Saturday...

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Zags to be featured on HBO series

The Gonzaga men's basketball program will be featured in an upcoming HBO series. HBO crews have been filming the team for a behind-the-scenes look at the Zags. HBO had a crew in the Bahamas for Gonzaga's three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis, with access...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

Zags, Wildcats collide at the MAC

I put together a couple items on the latest installment of the entertaining Gonzaga-Arizona basketball clashes. The Wildcats (6-1) make their visit to the McCarthey Athletic Center for a 12:15 matinee special Saturday. The question on the minds of Zag fans is Przemek Karnowski's availability....

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