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Vandals take out Aggies 

It was another impressive home game for the Idaho Vandals on Saturday night. They beat New Mexico State 67-57 in front a pretty raucous crowd at the Kibbie Dome. Read on for my unedited game story.

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Washington State forward Caleb Forrest, center, shoots as Southern California forwards Nikola Vucevic and Taj Gibson  defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game today at Jack Friel Court in Pullman. USC won 46-44.   (Dean Hare / The Associated Press)

Trojans come back to top WSU 

COUGARS As Tony Bennett saw it, Washington State had enough open shots to win – and win big. Maybe, he said, they were too open at times. But he did admit, as he was talking about USC throwing multiple defenses at the Cougars early, the...

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Gonzaga rolls past LMU 

Gonzaga took control early, led by 30 barely a minute into the second half and cruised to a 93-60 West Coast Conference victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.The 23rd-ranked Bulldogs, winners of six straight, improved to 14-4, 5-0 in the WCC. LMU...

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WSU falls 46-44 to USC 15 

COUGARS What would you expect when the two best defensive teams in the Pac-10 get together? A drag-out defensive battle of course. And that's what it was Saturday at Friel Court, won by USC 46-44. Neither team shot worth a darn, with WSU hitting 14...

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WSU leads by one at half

COUGARS USC coach Tim Floyd is the master of multiple defenses. So far today the Trojans have played a triangle-and-2 on Klay Thompson and Taylor Rochestie (something WSU worked against in practice), a box-and-1 (ditto), zone and man-to-man. All they've done is slow down an...

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WSU pregame and postseason

COUGARS Instead of breaking down today's game, our pregame show – to give it a television feel – will instead break down the Cougars postseason chances. Bet you didn't see that one coming did ya? We live to surprise here at SportsLink, WSU edition. Read...

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Zags face 1-19 Lions

Game day for Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion. Here's a short preview that ran in Saturday's S-R and here's a link to the S-R's Zags photos, which includes Pepperdine and previous games (might want to save the address). One more piece of reading...

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