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SATURDAY, JAN. 10, 2009

WSU posts a key Pac-10 win 27 

COUGARS I make a statement in my story tonight about how Taylor Rochestie's game-winning bucket might just have saved this season for the Cougars. Too much hyperbole? Please let me know. Because it sure seemed like this win was key to me. Lose this one...

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Weber State next up for Eastern

Eastern Washington will try to build on its impressive 6-1 home record when it entertains Big Sky Conference rival Weber State at Reese Court on Sunday.Tipoff is set for 1:05 p.m., with the Wildcats riding the momentum of their upset road win over defending league...

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WSU pulls out 55-54 win 13 

COUGARS Taylor Rochestie's drive, DeAngelo Casto's defensive block and viola, the losing streak is over. But not without some tough moments. An offensive flurry – a 10-0 run to boot – to open the second half, capped by Klay Thompson's fastbreak slam dunk over Mitch...

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Stanford up by eight in contentious game

COUGARS As shooting exhibitions go, this one was pretty horrendous, with WSU shooting 20 percent in a first half they trailed 30-22. Against the worst defensive team in the Pac-10 (at least as shooting percentage defense goes), Washington State managed to hit just 4 of...

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Bulldogs win WCC opener

It was short on style points -- and points on the scoreboard, for that matter -- but the Gonzaga Bulldogs finally put Portland away in the last five minutes and posted a 67-50 victory Saturday in the WCC opener for both teams. Gonzaga (10-4) won...

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Stanford is a test on the offensive end 

COUGARS The Stanford Cardinal presented matchup problems for every team in the Pac-10 last year, with the possible exception of UCLA. Two active 7-footers will do that. But the Lopez brothers are gone and, yet, the Cardinal still present matchup problems. Read on.

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NC boys hoopers keep scrapping 

As the last two or three years have shown, don't underestimate North Central basketball. The Indians have it going as Friday night's win over an improved Rogers team showed. I took the ciruitous route to the game, braving downtown traffic to arrive at NC at...

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WSU still loose despite struggles 

COUGARS Before the Cal game Thursday night, Taylor Rochestie and Caleb Forrest – later joined by Aron Baynes – took the court a couple hours before game time, shot a while and then played a game of horse. The seniors were loose and ready, enjoying...

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