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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

Stanford makes it look easy, 65-54 

COUGARS Washington State had no answer for Lawrence Hill. And, when Taylor Rochestie picked up his third foul with 17 minutes left and had to sit, the Cougars had little execution on offense. That combination, along with possibly the Cougars poorest defense effort of the…

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Zags down 43-42 at half

Gonzaga's Matt Bouldin and Portland's Derek Raivio both wear uniform No. 15. They had something else in common Thursday: They lit up the scoreboard in the first half as the host Pilots took a 43-42 edge at halftime. Bouldin poured in 18 points, hitting 5…

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Stanford up 29-28 at the half

COUGARS You like fast-paced basketball? Then this isn't the game for you, except maybe the final minute in which the Cougars surrendered all of a hard-earned first-half advantage. The pace of this game was so slow it only took about 35 minutes to play 20…

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Casto will make second start for WSU 

COUGARS Another road game, another lineup. Yes, if there is one thing you can count on this season, it's that WSU will adjust its starting lineup to fit the competition. And tonight the competition is Stanford, a team that usually starts three players 6-foot-7 and…

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Gonzaga’s Jeremy Pargo goes for two points against Saint Mary’s.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Portland pre-game; Pargo a finalist 

The student section is filling up -- they're directly across the court from Gonzaga's bench -- at the Chiles Center and there's a much bigger turnout than I remember seeing a year ago. They're receiving their instructions from a young man in purple body paint…

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