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FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2009

Impressive turn for the Bullpups 

Gonzaga Prep's big guys stole the show in an easy 53-32 win over Central Valley. The Bullpups dominated the boards, dominated the defense and 6-7 Ryan Nicholas and 6-5 Travis Long hogged the scoring, combining for 43 of the Bullpups' 53 points. CV didn't score...

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Gonzaga coach Mark Few watches pensively as his team leads the Santa Clara Broncos through the first half Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags take on struggling Dons 

Two teams heading in opposite directions are set to collide Saturday night in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga is rolling again with a three-game winning streak while San Francisco had lost six of its last seven. According to America's Line, GU is favored by 26.5...

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OSU guard Josh Tarver, right, drives on Marcus Capers.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Wounded Ducks still fearsome for WSU

COUGARS The Cougars held a late practice at Mac Court Friday afternoon, as WSU coach Tony Bennett wanted to give them some rest after Thursday night's overtime win over Oregon State. They shot, they ran through their entries and in-bounds plays and they went over...

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Bears bully way past EWU 

Despite another big night offensively by Benny Valentine, Eastern's men's basketball team lost another road game on Thursday, this one to Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado.I included this link the game story that was complied from wire reports for Friday morning's S-R; this link...

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Gonzaga's Will Foster extends a long arm to discourage Santa Clara's Scott Thompson, left, as Gonzaga's Ira Brown (#50) and Santa Clara's Marc Trasolini (#15) watch Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Gonzaga.   (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after Santa Clara

The headlines in Friday's S-R pretty well summarized it. On my game story: "Gonzaga sets season high for points." On John Blanchette's column: "In defense of GU, its defense shines."Gonzaga put together a complete performance in pounding Santa Clara 95-53 on Thursday. We'll recap it...

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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)

WSU can't be caught looking back 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10:30 A.M. Ever take a drive in the mountains and find yourself constantly looking in the rear-view mirror, trying to catch a glimpse of the snow-covered peak behind, because what's ahead isn't as pretty? You know you shouldn't be glancing back so...

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