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SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 2009

Hawaii turns tables on Vandals

A month ago, the Idaho men's basketball team had no trouble discarding Hawaii inside the Kibbie Dome. But the Rainbow Warriors were a whole different beast at home on Saturday, throttling UI 71-49.The Vandals' worst WAC loss of the season coincided with a woeful performance…

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Cal pulls away late, stops WSU 

COUGARS In what was the best game of the season, regardless of the outcome, Cal pulled away from WSU in the final minutes again, winning 71-63. Both teams shot the lights out, with the Cougars hitting more than 60 percent of their shots until the…

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WSU leads despite long dry spell

COUGARS Sorry this is a little late, but I got caught watching the first half instead of preparing this post. It was that good. First the Cougars made a run thanks to their 7 of 9 shooting. Then Cal rallied back as Tony Bennett subbed…

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Zags no match for Memphis 

Gonzaga's nine-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Saturday as Memphis dominated the first 32 minutes, building a 26-point lead before holding off a late GU rally for a 68-50 victory at the Arena.No. 18 Gonzaga had eight field goals and 11 turnovers while…

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Will Cal rise above WSU again?

COUGARS There's a hard-to-shake image from the first game between WSU and Cal, that the Bears won 57-50 in Pullman. It's immortalized (OK, that's a little too much hyperbole) by the picture I ran with this morning's post. Patrick Christopher cutting back door, rising above…

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Gonzaga, Memphis game day

Some reading material for tonight's GU-Memphis game at the Arena. Here's my game advance, John Blanchette's column, and a preview, column and an update on the dismissal of freshman forward Matt Simpkins from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Here's Jay Bilas' take on the matchup.

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With a little more than a minute to go and Cal ahead by four, Cal's Patrick Christopher takes a sky high alley oop and throws it down over Washington State's Caleb Forrest (#52) and Nikola Koprivica, right, to end WSU's hopes for a quick comeback . (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Christopher, Bears await WSU

COUGARS As the Pac-10 basketball season winds down, each game takes on increased importance for those teams in the middle of the pack. Which, with the parity in this conference, means just about everyone. Seven of the 10 conference teams have records ranging from 6-4…

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