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SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski has plenty of fans wherever he goes in life. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 8:30 A.M.

Blanchette: Przemek Karnowski and his beard have endeared themselves to Zags fans

It is not enough that Przemek Karnowski is 7-foot-1 and teeters on either side of 300 pounds, depending on the day’s breakfast. Nor is it enough that he plays basketball for a team that is the civic cocktail at happy hour, with every seat sold and every game on television. Or that the team is unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the nation, the buzz of college basketball.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

Gonzaga Prep forward Anton Watson (32) rebounds the ball against Glacier Peak during a high school basketball game on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at University High School n Spokane Valley, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 4:15 P.M.

Gonzaga Prep boys advance to Tacoma, survive strange game

Gonzaga Prep sophomore sensation Anton Watson isn’t a super hero. When Watson is out of the game, though, the Bullpups are mortal – a much different team than when the 6-foot-7 forward is flying around dunking, swatting and scoring baskets, many times at will.

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Gonzaga women’s players celebrate after Thursday’s win against the San Diego at that wrapped up the West Coast Conference regular-season championship. (James Snook / For The Spokesman-Review)

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 11:48 P.M.

BYU last regular-season stop for WCC champion Gonzaga women

Although the Gonzaga women’s basketball team has clinched the regular-season championship in the WCC, there is one more stop to make before heading to Las Vegas next week for the WCC conference tournament. The Bulldogs head to Provo, Utah, and will face BYU on Saturday in their final game of the regular season.

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John Blanchette

John Blanchette