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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2009

WSU's slips help USC to victory 

COUGARS As we write in our game story – the unedited version of which you'll find on the link – this WSU team can't afford many lapses. And the Cougars had a big one in the first half Thursday. The result was a 61-51 loss…

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USC stops WSU, 61-51 

COUGARS There was an impressive rally in the second half. But the 15-point deficit WSU built with its almost 8-minute first-half scoring drought was just too much to overcome. The Cougars, behind Taylor Rochestie and DeAngelo Casto, cut USC's lead to one (45-44) on Casto's…

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Gonzaga captures another WCC title

Gonzaga took control early and cruised past Loyola Marymount 91-54 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.The 17th-ranked Zags (20-5, 11-0 WCC) earned at least a share of their ninth straight conference title and they will be the No. 1 seed in the WCC Tournament…

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No surprises in 3A basketball

The favorites moved on as expected in the Greater Spokane League District 8 seeding tournament. Top seeded Shadle Park beat Mt. Spokane and North Central ran off 15 straight points to beat Rogers in boys. The Indians are at the Highlanders tonight at 7:15 p.m.…

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The world's oldest and greatest sport 

More than 130 wrestlers from this area converge in Tacoma for the extravaganza that has become Mat Classic. In it's 31st year in the Tacoma Dome, there will be six tournaments going on simultaneously (with state gymnastics going on nearby). And I get to spend…

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Coach Dale Poffenroth and his Coeur d’Alene team celebrate beating Post Falls.Special to  (Bruce Twitchell Special to / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho preps

Good morning from Boise. I arrived at 8:15 after taking the oh-dark-30 to cover the girls state basketball tournaments.I'll see three games today involving local teams.Click the tab below to see more.In the photo above, Coeur d'Alene girls coach Dale Poffenroth received a confetti shower…

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USC guard Daniel Hackett (13) hits a jump shot over WSU guard Klay Thompson.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Lot riding on WSU, USC tonight 33 

COUGARS Even Tim Floyd knows it. "Outside of UCLA, no team has given us more trouble than Washington State," Floyd told the Los Angeles Times this week. Which makes tonight's matchup at the Galen Center all that more interesting. The Cougars want to play in…

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