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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.
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SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2018

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr.’s career sidelined by another knee surgery

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr.’s professional basketball career appears to be over. Dower said in an Instagram post Sunday that it “may be time for the basketball chapter of my life to come to an end.” The 6-foot-9 forward, who signed in August with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland, explained that he needs another surgery on his left knee, the third in the last 2½ years.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2018

Gonzaga basketball in wait-and-see mode with NCAA rules changes

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Four Zags – Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Zach Norvell Jr. and Brandon Clarke – have tested the NBA waters after the program’s second trip to the Final Four in three seasons. Hachimura leads the way as a projected lottery pick and Tillie is considered a late first-round selection.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2018

Coeur d’Alene handles No. 1 Highland to remain unbeaten

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene is 5-0 and its strength of schedule is off the charts. The third-ranked Vikings’ latest conquest was perhaps their sweetest, a decisive 42-20 victory Friday over No. 1-ranked Highland at Viking Field in a rematch of the 2017 state championship game won by the Rams.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2018

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scores 25 points in Japan’s World Cup victory

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior forward, filled out the stat sheet with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals at sold-out Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018

University holds off Post Falls in 43-37 thriller

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Post Falls rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the final 6 minutes only to watch the visiting Titans march 80 yards in about 45 seconds for the game-winning touchdown in a 43-37 victory.


FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018

THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in the 2019-20 season, with the Zags venturing to the 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2018