January 15, 2009 in Sports
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Santa Clara’s Decense White (center) finds himself sandwiched between Gonzaga’s Will Foster, left, and Miicah Downs, right, who blocks his shot Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga.

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Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin, left, slices up the sideline and steals the ball from Santa Clara’s Michael Santos Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. Bouldin stepped out of bounds a moment later, turning it back over.

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Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin, left, dances up the sideline trying to stay inbounds after stealing the ball from Santa Clara’s Michael Santos Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. Bouldin stepped out of bounds a moment later, turning it back over.

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Santa Clara’s James Rahon is trapped by Gonzaga’s Micah Downs, left, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. For much of the game, Gonzaga trapped and pressed, causing several turnovers. Gonzaga’s Steven Gray is behind.

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Gonzaga coach Mark Few watches pensively as his team leads the Santa Clara Broncos through the first half Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga.

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Santa Clara Broncos coach Kerry Keating is not happy he watches his team being dominated Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga.

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Gonzaga’s Josh Heytvelt jams the ball home a step ahead of Santa Clara’s Kevin Foster Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. GU dominated the Broncos the entire game.

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Gonzaga’s Ira Brown, right, dives in for the rebound on Santa Clara’s Perry Petty Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. Brown was called for the foul, but the Bulldogs pressed each possession until the Broncos were so far behind it didn’t matter.

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Gonzaga’s Ira Brown, right, dives in for the rebound on Santa Clara’s Perry Petty Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. Brown was called for the foul, but the Bulldogs pressed each possession until the Broncos were so far behind it didn’t matter.

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Gonzaga’s Will Foster extends a long arm to discourage Santa Clara’s Scott Thompson, left, as Gonzaga’s Ira Brown (#50) and Santa Clara’s Marc Trasolini (#15) watch Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga.

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Gonzaga’s takes a poke at the ball held by Santa Clara’s Michael Santos Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. The Bulldogs pressed each possession until the Broncos were so far behind it didn’t matter.

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Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin slashes between Santa Clara defenders for a shake-n-bake lay-up Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. The Bulldogs dominated the Broncos for the entire game.

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Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin goes high to grab down a long rebound over Santa Clara’s Calvin Johnson Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga. The Buldogs were aggressive on both ends, dominating the Broncos the entire game.