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SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2009

Cold-shooting Eags fall to Weber 

You can access an unedited version of EWU's 77-69 Big Sky Conference men's basketball loss to Weber State below.It wasn't the best way to celebrate Rodney Stuckey's return, but there were some positives to take out of the defeat. Make sure you leave you opinions...

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Day after Portland 11 

Just finished watching a replay of Gonzaga's 67-50 win over Portland. It certainly wasn't the most artistic game of the year, but plenty of leftovers for our day-after post.Read on.

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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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FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2009

LC boys, girls split with rival

The Lake City boys pulled out a 68-63 win in overtime over crosstown rival Coeur d'Alene, while the top-ranked Viking girls held off the Timberwolves 52-40 Friday in Inland Empire League games at Elmer Jordan Court. Click the tab below to read my unedited game...

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Cardinal next up for WSU 

COUGARS With Stanford coming to town tomorrow (hey, alliteration – Sister Patrice would be so proud), it seemed like a good time to put together a notebook. Read on for the unedited version. And, as a web-only bonus, I answer a question a lot of...

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Zags open WCC title defense against Portland 11 

With Gonzaga and Portland hooking up for a WCC opener Saturday, I put together a WCC/Portland game advance that will run in Saturday's S-R. It's posted below.A quick update: There's been a subtle change in Robert Sacre's status. According to the Gonzaga release for the...

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Cal, the next day 11 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11:30 A.M. It's easy to tell when the Washington State Cougars are having a down season. The coverage dries up. And that's what's happening right now. Trying to find anything but a wire piece on the Cougars' loss to Cal last night...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

Whew! Bears take it to Knights

East Valley entered the Greater Spokane League season favored, but Central Valley - which won the title outright in 2007 and lost to the Knights by a point last year 29-28 when the two ended with 9-1 records - had other ideas. The Bears won...

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WSU struggles down the stretch 

COUGARS Well, if it's any consolation for Coug fans, this one came down to the wire. Not many of the Cougars six losses have. Usually, the problem stretch occurs a lot earlier than it did Thursday night. But once again WSU was unable to make...

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Vandals post biggest win of WAC era 13 

Idaho continued to impress in the early stages of the WAC season, bolting past Hawaii 67-47 at the Kibbie Dome on Thursday night. There were only 652 folks on hand, but I get the feeling more people will start showing up to the Dome.Keep reading...

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Stanojevic leads Eastern past ISU 

Eastern Washington used the 20-point outburst of Milan Stanojevic and some near-perfect work at the foul line to turn back visiting Idaho State 71-65 on Thursday night.I've attached an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Friday morning's S-R below.

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Cal pulls away late to stop WSU 

COUGARS There was just too much Patrick Christopher. The reigning Pac-10 player of the week looked like he wants to win the award two consecutive times Thursday. Not only did he finish with 22 points, but he stuck dagger after dagger into the Cougar second-half...

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Cal leads by two at half 

COUGARS The tweaks WSU has instituted in its offense – more on-ball screens, moving Daven Harmeling back to the 4, giving Abe Lodwick some time – have certainly helped the Cougars stay close, trailing 28-26 at the half. But maybe Taylor Rochestie had it right...

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