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March 26, 2011 in Sports
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Gonzaga’s Kayla Standish battles Louisville’s Tia Gibbs for a loose ball, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot is fouled by Louisville’s Tia Gibbs, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Kayla Standish battles Louisville’s Keshia Hines for a loose ball, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga gets a layup off a steal during first half action against Louisville in their NCAA Sweet Sixteen game at the Spokane Arena, Saturday, March 26, 2011. Gonzaga got the win to advance to the Elite Eight.

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The looks on the faces of the Louisville bench say it all as they watch Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga nail a three point shot during first half action against Louisville in their NCAA Sweet Sixteen game at the Spokane Arena, Saturday, March 26, 2011. Gonzaga got the win to advance to the Elite Eight.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga drives through the heart of the Louisville defense for a layup during first half action against Louisville in their NCAA Sweet Sixteen game at the Spokane Arena, Saturday, March 26, 2011. Gonzaga got the win to advance to the Elite Eight.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga drives through the heart of the Louisville defense to score during first half action against Louisville in their NCAA Sweet Sixteen game at the Spokane Arena, Saturday, March 26, 2011. Gonzaga got the win to advance to the Elite Eight.

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Katelan Redmon of Gonzaga takes a blind pass from teammate, Courtney Vandersloot, and gets an easy score during first half action against Louisville in their NCAA Sweet Sixteen game at the Spokane Arena on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Gonzaga got the win to advance to the Elite Eight.

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Gonzaga’s Janelle Bekkering slices between Louisville’s Tia Gibbs and Shoni Schimmel for a steal, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Katelan Redmond rips a rebound away from Louisville’s Sheronne Vails to score a basket in the first half. The Zags won 76-69, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Bowen wrestles with Louisville’s Asia Taylor, left, and Keshia Himes in the first half. The Zags won 76-69, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot (21) takes one on the nose from Louisville’s Tia Gibbs in the first half. The Zags won 76-69, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Bowen scramble on the floor against Louisville’s Tai Gibbs, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Bowen (44) signals a timeout after controlling the ball during a scramble against Louisville on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the NCAA Tournament game in the Spokane Arena.

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Louisville head coach, Jeff Walz, confers with an official after he was assessed a technical fould for kicking the banner behind him. The game didn’t get any better for the Cardinals as Gonzaga went on to a 76-69 win to advance to the Elite Eight in the Spokane Arena during the NCAA Tournament.

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Louisville coach, Jeff Waltz, can’t believe he is called for a technical foul in the first half. The Zags won 76-69, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Louisville head coach, Jeff Walz, fumes on the sideline after kicking the banner behind him and getting a technical foul during their game with Gonzaga in the Spokane Arena during the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

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The bodies bang under the basket as Kelly Bowen of Gonzaga, right, and Kayla Standish (32), far left, do battle with the Louisville post players during first half action of their game in the Spokane Arena, Saturday, March 26, 2011.

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The battle on the boards gets physical as Gonzaga Kayla Standish (32), right, is hammered by two Louisville players during first half action of their game in the NCAA Tournament in the Spokane Arena on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

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Louisville’s Charmaine Tay (5) is surrounded by Gonzaga defenders including Jazmine Redmon (34), left, Kelly Bowen (44), rear, and Kayla Standeish (32), right. Gonzaga advanced to the Elite Eight with their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga cheerleaders take to the floor during a timeout against Louisville. The Zags won 76-69, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Bowen is fouled by Louisville’s Asia Taylor in the second half. The Zags won 76-69, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Kayla Standish lets out a scream as Gonzaga takes control of the game over Louisville late in the second half. The Zags advanced to the Elite Eight with a 76-69 win.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga is fouled by several Louisville players late in the game on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

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Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot (21) roars after being fouled on a jump shot she made in the secondhalf . The Zags won 76-69 over Louisville, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga traps and steals the ball from Shelby Harper (1) during the second half of their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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The Gonzaga bench goes to full celebration mode as the final seconds tick off their 76-69 win over Louisville on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as Kelly Bowen (44) and the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot (21) and teammates celebrate their 76-69 win over Louisville, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot (21) and teammates celebrate their 76-69 win over Louisville, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga fans, sitting in the Louisville section of the Spokane Arena, enjoy the Zags 76-69 win, March 25, 2011.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Tears, cheers and a date in the Elite Eight as the Gonzaga women celebrate their 76-69 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot (21) and Claire Raap, right, celebrate their 76-69 win over Louisville, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga players celebrate their 76-69 win over Louisville, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.

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Gonzaga head coach, Kelly Graves, and his star player, Courtney Vandersloot, leave the court arm in arm after defeating Louisville 76 -69, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena.