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In brief: More Zags and Jags today

College basketball: Gonzaga’s second opponent of the men’s basketball season has the same nickname as the first. That’s where the similarities end.

GU entertains the IUPUI Jaguars at 1 today in a regional round matchup of the CBE Classic, less than two days after dusting the Southern Jaguars 117-72 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Southern lost 25 games last season. IUPUI won 25 games last season.

“Their coach (Ron Hunter) has really got that program to the point where they expect to win their conference (Summit League),” GU coach Mark Few said.

“They have some great guards returning and they’re a very dangerous game, especially early in the season.”

Jim Meehan

Football playoff matchups set

Prep football: The matchups are set for next week’s round of state football playoffs in Washington and Idaho.

Coeur d’Alene, after defeating Capital 28-24 on Saturday, will play Centennial for the 5A championship on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.

Washington quarterfinals (with date, time and site where available):

4A: Ferris vs. Chiawana, Saturday, 1 p.m., at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.

3A: Mt. Spokane vs. Kamiakin, Saturday, 1 p.m. at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.

2A: East Valley vs. Prosser, Saturday, time and site TBA.

2B: Lind-Ritzville vs. Colfax, tentatively Friday, 7 p.m., at Gonzaga Prep.

1B: Columbia- Inchelium vs. Cusick; Wilbur-Creston vs. Almira/Coulee- Hartline.

Pair of state champions

Prep volleyball: Pullman captured the State 2A crown while Reardan won in 2B.

High school coverage, Page C8