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SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2009

Hats off to Bullpups and Tigers 

They took the hard road, but both Gonzaga Prep boys and Lewis and Clark girls are headed to state. That means the GSL won't suffer the ignominy of not have a boys team there for the first time in memory and the Tigers have kept…

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Vandals earn road split 11 

Nothing on the road seems to come easily for Idaho. The Vandals nearly gave up an 11-point lead but held on for a 71-68 win at Fresno State on Saturday night. Idaho moves to 14-14 overall, 7-7 in the WAC.Senior guard Trevor Morris was a…

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PSU puts end to Eastern's season

Portland State put an end to Eastern Washington's Big Sky Tournament hopes and season Saturday night by posting a 66-62 overtime win over the Eaglesa at Reese Court.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday's S-R below.

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Bulldogs ride defense past USD

It looked a lot like the last game between Gonzaga and San Diego. Gonzaga led this one 26-18 at half; GU led the January contest 27-18. Gonzaga won this one 58-47; the previous outcome was 64-47.Gonzaga shot 44.4 percent, compared to 42.9 in Spokane. USD…

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Washington State guard Taylor Rochestie shoots over Arizona State guard Derek Glasser during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game today at Jack Friel Court in Pullman. (The Spokesman-Review)

Rochestie's shot lifts WSU 17 

COUGARS I ran into one of the Cougar coaches in the Beasley Coliseum halls after the game. He was smiling. Mostly because WSU is playing the type of basketball the staff envisioned before the season. Three freshmen contributing and combining with the senior group to…

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Zags wrap up unbeaten WCC campaign 

Gonzaga joined some select company -- including the 2004 and 2006 Zags -- as it put the finishing touches on an unblemished WCC season with a 58-47 win over San Diego at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on Saturday. Only three others (Pepperdine in 1982 and…

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Zags up 8 at half

Gonzaga scored 16 of the last 19 points to take a 26-18 lead over San Diego at halftime.Josh Heytvelt hit his first three shots in the first 2:45 to give Gonzaga an 8-3 lead. The first non-Heytvelt field goal came with 7:49 left in the…

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WSU holds off No. 14 ASU in OT 13 

COUGARS Taylor Rochestie's 28-footer. That's what you'll remember from the Cougars' 51-49 victory. But there was more. Any defensive-minded coach preaches offense comes and goes. Your defense has to hold you in close games. You know you've heard Tony Bennett say it more than once.…

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ASU leads by three at half

COUGARS So what did you expect from the two teams that sit atop the Pac-10 shooting percentage defense statistic? An offensive shootout? Well, you would have been sorely disappointed. And not too smart. These are teams that play the same type of defense, just one…

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WSU trying to survive

COUGARS I don't know if this will be as shocking as Darwin's theory of evolution, but the next two WSU games are going to be a survival of the fittest. And, in the basketball sense, I'm not sure the Cougars can survive. Read on.

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Senior Day at WSU 

COUGARS As Taylor Rochestie and Aron Baynes and Caleb Forrest and Daven Harmeling prepare to play their final game on Friel Court in an attempt to win the 79th game in the past four years, we prepare to put up our 347th post of the…

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Milan Stanojevic’s parents are here from Serbia.  (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Senior Night at EWU important in many ways

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team closes regular-season play at home tonight against Big Sky rival Portland State, needing a win to keep its slim post-season hopes alive.Tonight's game also marks the final appearance at home for four seniors on EWU's roster.You can read the S-R…

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