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There are differing paths for area schools as season winds down

EAGLES, VANDALS, PIRATES, HUSKIES

One team's postseason hopes stay alive. One team's season mercifully winds down. Another's postseason hinges on one game. And the Huskies now must win the Pac-10 tournament to play in anything not named NIT.

• Eastern's game with Idaho State came down to the final shot. Rodney Stuckey didn't take it. And yet, it went in and the Eagles still can breath.

Dave Trimmer's game story covers it all. Well, not really. He's got the rest on his blog.

• Thursday night's game with 11th-ranked Nevada had an untypical venue – Memorial Gym – but a typical outcome for the Vandals this season: a big loss despite a lot of points from Keoni Watson.

Jim Meehan's game story is here and you can find his blog post here.

• The Whitworth Pirates will host Lewis and Clark College on Saturday (4 p.m.) with an NCAA Division III berth on the line, and James Jones will e one of the Pirates' key contributors.

Jason Shoot tells you a lot about the left-handed shooting guard from England and his roundabout route to Spokane in this feature.

• There's no getting around it now. UW is not receiving an at-large berth. The Huskies don't deserve one. If they win the Pac-10 tourney, fine. But the back door is closed after their loss in Corvallis.

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The Pirates' Michael Allan is trying to make a name for himself at the NFL draft combine.



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