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THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 2006

What a run

COUGARS, 48-37The first 12 minutes of the second half couldn't be much better for WSU.The Cougars are on a 25-4 run and have a chance to add to that as Weaver will be shooting two free throws when the game resumes.The defense is stifling, the…

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Cougars try to rally in the second half

SAN DIEGO STATE, 37-33In the Cougars biggest win of the year, against GU, they shot the lights out in the second half, especially from beyond the arc.If they are going to make their biggest comeback of the year, they may have to repeat that performance…

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Duke leads heading down stretch

DUKE, 48-44The worst part of this game is not how poorly the GU bigs are playing. It's not the officiating, though Teddy Valentine is the most over-rated official in America.No, it's we have to listen to Dick Vitale, the nation's No. 1 front-runner.It's almost enough…

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The Duke lead widens

DUKE, 39-32The GU coaching staff must have seen the same thing I did with Heytvelt. He begins the stretch of the game after the 16 minute media time out on the bench. He can't be tired. And he hasn't picked up another foul.Instead Kuso and…

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Once again, GU has early foul trouble

GONZAGA, 14-10The first stat ESPN showed coming out of the 12 minute media timeout was points in the paint, with GU having a 12-2 edge. So Duke puts in 7-foot freshman center Brian Zoubek. Does anyone else think he looks a little like Will Foster?The…

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Finally on TV

DUKE, 6-4Like you, I'm stuck watching the officials argue over a 3-point shot and the clock in the Pitt-Oklahoma State game, while the radio gives us Tom Hudson's description of the Gonzaga game.In the past, there have been games switched in the local area, but…

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Boulware back in lineup for Seattle

SEAHAWKSThe Hawks will try something somewhat new to stop LaDainian Tomlinson on Sunday: Michael Boulware at safety. The third-year player has been moved back up to the starting spot at free safety.But stopping Tomlinson, who is having the best season any NFL running back ever…

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Idaho, Eastern meet in Cheney

EAGLES, VANDALS, HUSKIES UPDATED: 1:10 P.M.Lost in the hype over GU-Duke and WSU playing in Seattle is a little backyard brawl going on in Cheney tonight (7:05; 790-AM).Though there isn't a long story dedicated to tonight's showdown between 1-9 Idaho and the 5-6 Eagles, Jim…

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Akey's hiring well received in area

VANDALS FOOTBALLRobb Akey's hire received all types of coverage around the Northwest, with Jim Meehan leading the way with this story in today's Spokesman-Review.My favorite quote from Akey: "If I got the job or didn't get the job, they knew what they were going to…

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