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Roundup from Gonzaga’s win over Iowa

It was quite a Saturday of NCAA Basketball Tournament - women's style - at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Of course the highlight was Gonzaga's high-octane upset of Iowa that had the sellout crowd in a frenzy. 

The on the opposite end of the spectrum UCLA held off Montana's upset bid in a defensive struggle

We have a notebook and outstanding slide shows to go with both stories … including 33 of Gonzaga (Kayla Standish pictured here) … from Chris Anderson and Jesse Tinsley. Take a look and guess which one is going to be the big picture in your Sunday paper.

We interrupt this NCAA report to announce the North Idaho women won the Junior College national championship. Congratulations to Chris (and Cary) Carlson and the Cardinals.

Back to the NCAA's, there's the Cedar Rapids Gazette story, the Des Moines Register story and the Associated Press story.

Stanford had no problem with UC Davis but Heidi Heintz (Central Valley) had 11 points in her only NCAA Tournament appearance.

We have more, read on.

This day in history

I know this isn't our typical post here at SportsLink Central, but I found this fun little item in the Tri-City Herald this moring.

On this date in history, Jan. 23, 1974, Columbia Basin College wrestler Greg Williams, at 450 pounds, pinned North Idaho Junior College's 360-pound “strongboy,” Ray King of Stanfield, Ore., in “the battle of the behemouths” at the Pasco High School gym, but the Hawks still lost 31-9 in the dual meet.

Now that's some weight flopping around. I thought John Owen, the current West Valley coach, was coaching at NIC then. Turns out he wasn't. But he remembers Ray King.  I just got this e-mail reply from Owen:

“I was not their yet.  It (the match) even made the front cover of Amateur Wrestling News which I looked at
while a high school coach in Oregon.  It is believed to be the two largest opponents in amateur
wrestling history.  Ray went on to win a national title that year.”

Anyway, for what it's worth.

Region 18 tourneys at NIC

The North Idaho College men’s and women’s basketball teams play host to the Region 18 tournaments, beginning Thursday. Here’s a preview.

Big weekend for NIC men

The North Idaho College men’s basketball team is in a position to capture the Scenic West Athletic Conference title and host the Region 18 tournament.

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