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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Bracketology isn’t a science, it’s an adventure


I have a goal this week to watch a live basketball game every night, which is going to be tough on Friday. But I'll find something. Got a suggestion?

To get back to my point, that's one of the reasons I was at Eastern last night to watch the Eagles host Davidson's women. The Wildcats won, 67-58, and I was able to fulfill the first step in my goal.


Anyone can put together a predicted NCAA Tournament bracket that has as much chance of being correct as I have of writing Shakespeare, but that doesn't mean they aren't fun. So anytime I find one, I'll try to pass it along. Which leads into … here's one I found that has Gonzaga as a three seed, playing in Spokane.


The Huskies will get their second stern test of the season Wednesday night, when LSU invades Hec Ed (7:30; FSN – hey, I thought they wanted to play all these intersectional games for national exposure?). The 12th-ranked Tigers (6-2) are led by Glen "Big Baby" Davis.

UW guard Adrian Oliver was held out of practice Monday (concussion), but hopes to play Wednesday. The Huskies (8-1) will need his speed against the Tigers' brawn.


The second college women's basketball game to be played outdoors was called on account of rain Monday night. The game, won by host Arizona State over Texas Tech, 61-45, started in 57-degree weather and ended when the Chase Field roof couldn't be closed quick enough.

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