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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2010

Vandals lose a heartbreaker 

The Vandals looked they had their signature win of the season. But with 2.9 seconds left, Nevada's Armon Johnson came up clutch and UI was left smarting after a 67-66 loss. A crowd of just 1,580 was on hand. More details can be found in…

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Half: Nevada 42, Idaho 28

If you've stumbled upon ESPN2, you've witnessed a lights-out performance from Nevada in the first half. The Wolf Pack lead 42-28, thanks to a sizzling stroke from outside (8 of 11). UNR's top three scorers -- Luke Babbitt, Armon Johnson and Brandon Fields -- went…

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Showdown for first in WCC 

I just filed a Gonzaga-Saint Mary's game preview, some items for the S-R Four Corners page and I've added some quotes from Randy Bennett, Mark Few and a couple of GU players below. Read on.

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An expansive news day at WSU 12 

COUGARS A busy day with links. It makes sense seeing that yesterday was a busy day with news items. We're also headed to the Bay Area this afternoon as WSU prepares for Stanford and Cal. So let's get going. Read on.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2010

Lewiston girls end drought

The Lewiston High girls downed Coeur d'Alene 53-41 on Tuesday in the 5A Region 1 tournament title game at Booth Hall to earn their first trip to state since 1989. Read on for my story from Lewiston.

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Mead girls avenge early loss 

The Mead girls upended Lewis and Clark 64-57 Tuesday, setting up a showdown at Central Valley on Thursday for the GSL championship.Click the tab below to read my unedited story and a roundup of the GSL girls and boys games.

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WSU may be part of a bigger conference 

COUGARS Put together a notebook for Wednesday's paper, built around Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott's teleconference today in which he talked about the conference's possible expansion, its new hire and other stuff. Plus, there's some basketball news. Read on ...

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Bone talks about WSU's week ahead 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 2:05 P.M. Before we head to practice, we have some notes from Ken Bone's teleconference this morning. That, and a link to an interesting circumstance in Portland last Sunday along with another football signee. Read on ...

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A vital week for WSU? 

COUGARS How important is this week to WSU's postseason chances? Is crucial a good enough word? Is make-or-break a big enough phrase? Probably neither truly apply, but they sure caught your interest, didn't they? Anyhow, we'll explain why these games are important on the link,…

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MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2010

Then & Now: Orlando Lightfoot 

Former Vandal basketball great Orlando Lightfoot -- he holds the school's all-time scoring record and a dozen other records -- is the topic of a retrospective piece I wrote for tomorrow's S-R. Catch a sneak peek below.

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Monday prep thread 11 

UPDATED: 3:45 p.m.Lots of things going on this week - from district basketball tournaments to regional wrestling tournaments. The Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball seasons conclude as well.Question: What do you see happening as teams jostle for final seeds?Click the tab below to…

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GU moves up in polls

Gonzaga's 2-0 week resulted in a small jump in the rankings. The Bulldogs (19-4) are 16th in A.P., 11th in ESPN/USA Today. They were 17th and 13th, respectively, a week ago.Saint Mary's, which visits Gonzaga on Thursday with first place on the line in the…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2010

Associated Press Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin steals the ball from Memphis’ Pierre Henderson-Niles on Saturday in Memphis. (Associated Press)

Day after Memphis

It's not easy putting together day-after posts from games I didn't attend, but here goes. Read on for the day-after post from GU's 66-58 win over Memphis.Here are the links: S-R, Memphis newspaper gamer, side bar and column, reports on Saint Mary's-San Francisco (Gaels led…

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WSU guard Reggie Moore scores and draws a blocking foul on Arizona’s Kyle Fogg on Saturday.  (Associated Press)

WSU's win over UA, the day after 

COUGARS It's hard to say how much of Saturday night's win over Arizona was a result of better WSU play and how much of it can be attributed to the basketball truism that matchups are crucial. Make no mistake. The Cougars played one of their…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2010

Focused WSU hammers Arizona 

COUGARS It might have been WSU's most complete effort of the season. It certainly was the Cougars best defensive effort. And it gave glimpses of the potential of this team. Heck, Ken Bone even sounded a bit like the last coach, talking about valuing each…

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WSU gets past Arizona, 78-60 13 

COUGARSIf Washington State has played a better defensive game this year, I didn't see it. That, combined with another outstanding effort on the glass against UA and more bench contributions than usual - a lot more - lifted the Cougars past the Wildcats at Beasley…

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WSU leads 32-26 at half

COUGARS Bad blood? Pride? Whatever it is, DeAngelo Casto has played his best three halves of Pac-10 basketball against Arizona and freshman post Derrick Williams. The third one came here today, as Casto reached double figures in the first half, the first time he's been…

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Zags cap impressive 2-0 week

Back with a game recap I cobbled together with quotes sent by Gonzaga's and Memphis's SIDs. Read on for the unedited version. I included an A.P. article at the end.Also, San Diego senior guard De'Jon Jackson is out for the season with a torn ACL.…

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Arizona invades WSU

COUGARS Before we get into our thoughts about the Arizona game, we wanted to pass on the news WSU's women's team won its first Pac-10 game of the season today, defeating ASU 66-62 behind April Cook's career-high 33 points. You can read more here. Now…

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