THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2015

Area Sports Menu for Friday, January 1

BasketballCollege men: Pac-12: USC at Washington State, 6 p.m.; UCLA at Washington, 8.Off-track bettingCoeur d’Alene Casino: Open 24 hours. Greyhound Park & Event Center: Horse racing, 8:45 a.m.; dog racing, 7:15 p.m. Northern Quest Resort and Casino: Horse racing, 9:20 ...

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Perkins leads Zags past Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – It is never easy for Gonzaga inside the Leavey Center and that was the case again Friday. The Zags relied on freshman point guard Josh Perkins’ career-high 26 points and his smarts in the closing seconds ...

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Przemek Karnowski’s season ends due to back surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Gonzaga senior center Przemek Karnowski underwent season-ending back surgery Thursday, according to coach Mark Few. Karnowski has missed the last nine games, including Thursday’s road contest against Santa Clara, due to a bulging disc in his ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2015

Southern California running back Justin Davis (22) scores a touchdown during the first half of the Holiday Bowl.

Kicked to curb

SAN DIEGO – Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 29-yard field goal with 2:27 left to lift No. 23 Wisconsin to a 23-21 victory against Southern California in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night. Gaglianone’s third field goal gave Wisconsin (10-3) its first win in seven tries against USC (8-6). The teams hadn’t met since 1966, and two of USC’s wins in the series were in the Rose Bowl, in 1953 and 1963.

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On the air

Thursday’s TV highlightsBasketball, college men 9 a.m.: Xavier at Villanova ... Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.: Creighton at St. John’s ... Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.: Drake at Wichita State ... ESPNU 11:30 a.m.: Providence at Butler ... CBS Sports ...

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Four corners: EWU

Coming up: Thursday night at Northern Colorado, 4:05 p.m. Saturday at North Dakota, 12:05 p.m. Outlook: After a solid nonconference performance, the Eagles (6-6) begin defense of their Big Sky Conference title with two more road games. Eastern has received ...

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Four corners: Idaho

Coming up: Thursday at North Dakota, 3 p.m.; Saturday at Northern Colorado, 1 p.m. Outlook: Nine days after ending nonconference play with a 68-51 win at UC Davis, the Vandals open Big Sky Conference play at North Dakota. Idaho went ...

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Four corners: Washington State

Coming up: Friday vs. USC, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Wash.); Sunday vs. UCLA, 6:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Wash.) Outlook: The Cougars return home to open Pac-12 play against the Los Angeles schools after their big tests in Hawaii at the Diamondhead Classic. ...

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John Blanchette

John Blanchette


SportsLinkZags rout Portland 92-66

Gonzaga hammered Portland 92-66 on Thursday as three Zags with Portland ties -- Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Silas Melson -- combined for 51 points and 20 rebounds. My unedited ...



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