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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 2006

Zags' defense is letting them down

GONZAGAI was wrong about Gonzaga's ability to defend in this one.After the first five games, I really thought the Zags were a better on-ball defensive team than they've been in the past few years. But Butler is making them look slow with their ball movement…

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Here's the skinny on Butler's Bulldogs

GONZAGAA couple of notes about the Butler Bulldogs.They are the winningest team in the state of Indiana in the past 10 years, averaging 21.6 wins per year in that span. … Seven of the Butler players played their high school hoops in the state of…

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Johnnies have a local connection

WHITWORTH, IDAHO, COLLEGE FOOTBALLWhen St. John's comes to the Pine Bowl on Saturday (noon) to face Whitworth in the NCAA Division II playoffs, one of the Johnnies will be playing a home game of sorts.As John Blanchette relates, Coeur d'Alene High graduate Phil Giesen will…

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Contrasting styles as Bulldogs meet

GONZAGA UPDATED 2:10 P.M.It will be a contrast of styles tonight in the finals of the preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden (4 p.m.; ESPN2).At least that's how GU coach Mark Few sees it, according to Steve Bergum's advance.Watching Butler play Tennessee in the semifinals,…

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