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FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2009

Washington State center Aron Baynes, left, shoots over Oregon State's Daniel Deane (30) and Roeland Schaftenaar during the second half of an NCAA basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.  Baynes led Washington State with 17 points to beat Oregon State in overtime 61-59. (Associated Press)

OSU will try to spread out WSU 

COUGARS As Washington State rolled through its defensive strategies for the Beavers and their Princeton-style offense, the emphasis was on communicating. Letting your teammate know what you are doing and knowing what he's doing. Coach Tony Bennett emphasized more than once that the pack wasn't…

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Gonzaga forward Josh Heytvelt (42), guard Matt Bouldin (15) and forward Austin Daye leave the court in triumph.   (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after Saint Mary's 

Back with the day-after post from Gonzaga's 72-70 win over Saint Mary's on Thursday, played out before a loud and packed McKeon Pavilion."It was nuts," GU reserve center Will Foster said. "It was nuts."Yes it was. More below. I'll post my GU-San Francisco advance later…

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WSU’s Aron Baynes draws a foul while attempting a dunk Thursday.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Oregon, the day after 11 

COUGARS An interesting night in the Pac-10. Not only do the Cougars throttle Oregon, the Huskies win to move back atop the conference standings when UCLA fades late in a loss to Arizona State. And Arizona continues its roll, getting past USC at home. With…

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