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SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 2009


Idaho pockets comfortable win

The Vandals looked shaky early, but had little trouble posting a 74-66 win over San Jose State on Saturday night. The game, or second half at least, wasn't as close as the final score suggests.Read on for my game story from Moscow, where only 1,697…

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Local wrestlers advance to state 11 

Regional wrestling is over. Next up is Mat Classic XXI in Tacoma Feb. 20-21. How did teams fare? Pretty well actually. East Valley in 3A, Deer Park in 2A and Republic in B appear to be the teams most likely to contend for state titles.The…

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Zags up four at half

Gonzaga shot it well, rebounded it well, but turned the ball over frequently, which pretty much kept the Bulldogs from grabbing a bigger lead against San Francisco. GU leads 41-37 at half after making 17 of 26 shots (65.4 percent) and holding a 19-10 rebounding…

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WSU cut to the bone by OSU in second half 

COUGARS In some ways maybe it was fitting. Oregon State frittered away a nine-point second-half lead in Corvallis and lost in overtime. Washington State returned the favor and even more so Saturday afternoon, giving up a 13-point, first-half lead with a strikingly lackadaisical second half…

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Downs back in starting lineup

A couple of notes with four minutes to tipoff.Senior Micah Downs is expected to start tonight against San Francisco. He lost the starting job to Steven Gray prior to the Tennessee game in Knoxville on Jan. 7, but Gray has struggled in three of the…

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WSU blows lead, loses to OSU, 54-52 

COUGARS Washington State's postseason hopes may have melted away in an almost 9 minute stretch of the second half Saturday, when the Cougars couldn't get a shot to drop, couldn't get a stop and, in effect, ensured they couldn't get a win. WSU squandered all…

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WSU leads 32-20 at half

COUGARS It's easy to see the fruits of a defensive effort like WSU had in the first half today. When the opposition is shooting 38 percent and has scored just 20 points, it's pretty obvious the Cougars are doing pretty darn well on the defensive…

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WSU ready for Beavers

COUGARS If you watch Aron Baynes works on his right-handed jump hooks on one end and Caleb Forrest and Charlie Enquist their 15-footers on the other, as I am right now, you would understand how WSU will be attacking Oregon State this afternoon. For more…

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We (heart) today ... right 

COUGARS There's something scary about Valentine's Day. And this year more than ever. Think about it. Friday the 13th, then Valentine's Day? Coincidence? I think not. Anyhow, any day that's symbol is a heart and the mascot shoots arrows, well that scares us old guys.…

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