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SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2010

Bulldogs outlast Memphis, 66-58 

Gonzaga added another quality win to its NCAA Tournament resume, holding off Memphis 66-58 on Saturday at the FedEx Forum. The 17th-ranked Bulldogs (19-4) had gone 0-4 vs.Memphis the last four years. Senior guard Matt Bouldin, who scored just 20 points in three previous games…

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Zags up 28-23 at half

Gonzaga weathered a shaky start offensively, caught Memphis just past the midpoint of the first half and used a late 9-0 run to take a 28-23 lead at intermission. Matt Bouldin had eight points and two assists, both to Will Foster, who finished with a…

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Blanchette on Jerry Kramer

Great read this morning from John Blanchette on former Idaho Vandal and Green Bay Packer great Jerry Kramer. For some reason, Kramer is not in the NFL Hall of Fame. Check out Blanchette's take here.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2010

WSU signs JC receiver

COUGARS Sorry, was at basketball practice and unable to get this up earlier. WSU has signed another football player, receiver Isiah Barton from Fresno City College, but originally from Westchester High, down by LAX. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Barton was a first-team All-Central Valley Conference selection…

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Gonzaga's Mangisto Arop slides across the floor as he celebrates making a shot and being fouled Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, in the first half against Portland at the McCarthy Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after Portland

Good rainy morning. Took in the replay of GU's 76-49 romp over Portland late Thursday/early Friday to gather a couple more items for the day-after post. Here are the links: S-R gamer, Blanchette column on the bench's contribution, S-R photos, A.P., Oregonian article authored by…

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WSU's loss to ASU, the day after 16 

COUGARS Four teams tied at the top at 6-4. Nine teams within two games of first. All 10 within two games in the loss column. The Pac-10 is an enigma wrapped in a riddle this season. The new motto: Get hot, win a regular season…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010

Gonzaga grounds Pilots, 76-49

Back with an unedited game story from Gonzaga's impressive 76-49 dismantling of the Portland Pilots on Thursday.Read on for the article and check back tomorrow for a day-after post.(You'll notice in the previous post that I listed the score as 76-48. It was, for a…

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Shots don't fall, WSU does 

COUGARS The shooting stats from beyond the arc tell the tale. Klay Thompson, 2-10. Nik Koprivica, 1-6. Reggie Moore 0-1 (only one?). And Derek Glasser, 3-3. The Cougars, at home, couldn't find the bottom of the net. ASU's Glasser, on the road, could, and that…

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Gonzaga Prep avenges loss 20 

The Gonzaga Prep boys basketball team battled toe to toe with Mead until a late surge vaulted the Bullpups into first place by themselves.Read my unedited game story and blurbs on the other games by clicking the tab below.

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CV girls move to top, stop LC 

Now there is one.Three Greater Spokane League girls basketball teams went into action Thursday tied atop the conference. Central Valley stands alone.Click the tab below to read Mike Vlahovich's unedited game story along with blurbs on the other games.

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WSU falls to Arizona State, 81-70 

COUGARS Washington State is a team that may have to play near perfect basketball if it wants to be successful in the Pac-10 season. There is more margin of error, of course, at home because the tangible elements that come with playing in front of…

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WSU trails 40-26 at half 

COUGARS In a nutshell, it was a half of runs with Arizona State having more. Simple, but not really. WSU contributed mightily to ASU's runs – a 12-0 one that built a 30-17 lead, then an 8-0 one to end the half – by missing…

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WSU's Broussard headed to ASU 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 6:15 P.M. We talked with former Washington State running backs coach Steve Broussard and have a story for tomorrow's S-R on the link. Broussard made it clear the main motivation came because it gives him a chance to be closer to his…

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North Central senior Mariah Alexander uses her prosthetic leg to launch a jump shot. (Dan Pelle)

Thursday prep page 

Here's a must-read story by John Blanchette on North Central girls basketball player Mariah Alexander.Here's my column including an item on Medical Lake dropping out of the Great Northern League in football.Here's a notebook with items on Idaho's 5A Region I girls basketball tournament, big…

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OK, football is over ... back to WSU hoop 11 

COUGARS Talk about a time-eating process this morning. Between football items and basketball stories, I've been chewing through websites like a termite in Tahiti. But we've gotten to the core of the information now. Which brings a question. How to present it? We've figured out…

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Idaho tumbles at Utah State

Torrid-shooting Utah State had its way with Idaho in a nationally televised game, besting the Vandals 80-62 in Logan. Idaho played without standout point guard Mac Hopson, who was suspended for violating curfew on the trip. Idaho got 17 points from Marvin Jefferson and 14…

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Cowen signs, Chiefs win

A double-dose of news from the Spokane Chiefs today. Before the Chiefs ended Everett's 14-game winning streak with a solid 2-1 win, story below, captain Jared Cowen signed with the Ottawa Senators.

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