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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2010

Gonzaga wins fourth in a row

Four players scored in double figures as Gonzaga pulled away from Lafayette 83-55 on Wednesday. Elias Harris had 14 points, Kelly Olynyk and Demetri Goodson 13 and Mathis Monninghoff 12 as the Bulldogs led by 15 at half and cruised in the second half.Lafayette's Jim…

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Some pregame thoughts from Pauley 

COUGARS There is a lot of construction around Pauley Pavilion, with mud everywhere – it's been raining like Noah around here recently – and fences hiding an arena slowly being remodeled. Is that a metaphor? Read on.

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Gray suited up

I counted 15 cars that had slid off the road on my drive in for tonight's game (a couple of those appeared to be helping out those who were way off the road). It usually takes 25-30 minutes; this trip took 50 minutes. Can't wait…

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Chiefs win 2-0, rematch tonight at Arena

The Spokane Chiefs and goalie James Reid posted their second-straight shutout, winning 2-0 at Seattle, before 6,125 fans. (long box is below) The rematch is tonight at the Arena. Remeber, before Christmas break the Chiefs won 8-2 in Seattle then lost a lead to lose…

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On the way to WSU's game at UCLA 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10 A.M. Well, this day has already been an adventure. We are at 30,000 feet finally en route to Seattle, as our flight out of Spokane left more than an hour late. That means will miss our LA connection at SeaTac and…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

Bulldogs get back to work

Gonzaga gets back to work after taking a couple of days off over Christmas. The Zags begin a busy stretch against Lafayette College tomorrow night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The East Coast has been pounded by snowstorms, but Lafayette, located in Easton, Pa., altered…

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Ready or not, Eags open league play on Wednesday

Eastern Washington University, which has battled injury problems throughout the early part of the men's basketball season, opens Big Sky Conference play at home on Wednesday night against Sacramento State. You can read the related story that appeared in Tuesday morning's S-R here, and you…

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Chiefs' rival makes big trade

The Portland Winterhawks have made a major trade to strengthen their position as the top team in the Western Division. They picked up Craig Cunningham, a 20-year old fixture in Vancover, for a pair of player and two draft picks. The Vancouver Sun story is…

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MONDAY, DEC. 27, 2010

Vandals set to open WAC play 

When the Idaho Vandals open the WAC season against New Mexico State on Wednesday, it will mark the earliest start of their conference schedule since joining the WAC in 2005. It's also the earliest WAC starting date Don Verlin can remember in his time at…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 26, 2010

Williams key to Eagles' success

Eastern Washington's defensive line coach Ryan Sawyer is convinced the No. 1-ranked Eagles would not be playing for a national championship without the contributions of junior defensive end Renard Williams. You can read the feature story on Williams that appeared in Sunday morning's S-R right…

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Spokane skater finding niche with Seattle 

The Spokane Chiefs start the second half of the Western Hockey League season in a couple of days with a home-and-home series with the Seattle Thunderbirds. We took the opportunity to get to know Spokane native Tyler Alos, a second-year center with the T-birds who…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 25, 2010

WSU struggles after halftime, loses 15 

COUGARS Washington State ended the nonconference portion of its schedule on a down note, struggling in the second half on both ends of the court and falling to Butler, 84-68 in the finals of the Diamond Head Classic. We have our game story on the…

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WSU trails 40-38 at half 

COUGARS A back-and-forth first half ends with Sheldon Mack driving and scoring his 15th point, giving Butler a 40-38 lead. The Cougars got hot late, after starting off with some struggles, but a 4-minute stretch without a miss keyed a nearly 50 percent (15 of…

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WSU has another battle before conference

COUGARS One more nonconference game awaits the Washington State Cougars tonight. One more chance to make a mark. One more chance to fine-tune their game before the Pac-10 wars begin on Wednesday night. But that's for tomorrow. For tonight, let's look at Butler and what…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010

WSU leads 39-26 at half 

COUGARS Washington State is playing like Syracuse, the good Syracuse teams. The Cougars are sticking with their 2-3 matchup zone, allowing 15th-ranked Baylor to fire away from the perimeter. And so far that philosophy is working well as the Bears are 0-12 from beyond the…

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No. 15 Baylor next up for WSU 

COUGARS As we sit through the end of Mississippi State's easy win over San Diego, we have one thing to say about Washington State's game with Baylor, which will probably start about 20 minutes late. Size matters today. At least for WSU it does. As…

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Day after Xavier

I have one more present to buy, so we'll move quickly through the day-after Xavier post. Those 8 p.m. starts really limit post-game interviews but we checked in with Gray, Sacre, Harris and Few. First, the links: S-R game story, S-R photos and Cincinnati Enquirer…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

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