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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010

Gonzaga's Andy Poling slaps away the shot of IPFW's Jeremy Mixon in the second half at McCarthy Athletic Center Friday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Poling chooses Seattle Pacific

Former Gonzaga forward Andy Poling has decided to transfer to Seattle Pacific University. “I just think it should be a really good fit,” Poling said in a telephone interview from his home in Portland. “I really liked the coaching staff, they’re all really good guys…

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A little WSU, a lot of Pac-10 

COUGARS What were we talking about? Oh, ya, the WSU win over Stanford and the muddled state of Pac-10 basketball. Well, there's not much more to say about the former until Ken Bone's teleconference this morning. But there is a little bit to chew over…

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MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2010

Heather Bowman takes at shot in the first half against EWU. Bowman scored 22 points for the game and win over EWU 87-61 Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Bowman honored 

I knew keeping up with the women's basketball blog was going to be difficult with all figure skating all the time, but I can't blame that on me being remiss. No, Friday night a virus ravaged my computer and I was lucky I was able…

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Catching up with hockey

I didn't think it would be that hard to keep up - but I didn't know a virus was going to claim my computer during the figure skating competition. I lost everything, including book marks and passwords. I lost so much stuff I don't know…

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Zags up to 15th, 10th

Gonzaga continued to climb up the rankings, moving up to 15th in the A.P. poll and 10th in ESPN/USA Today. GU (14-3) moved up two spots in A.P. and four in the other poll. Saint Mary's lost a few votes in the ESPN/USA Today poll,…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2010

San Diego's Brandon Johnson, foreground, tries to drive past the defense of Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson, background, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Diego. Gonzaga won 68-50. (Denis Poroy / Associated Press)

Day after San Diego 

Make that a long day after San Diego.Adventures in travel, part 9,635: Up before 5 a.m., bumped off one flight for mechanical issues only to board another flight that was delayed 30 minutes by, you guessed it, mechanical issues. So I worked my way home…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2010

Zags pull away, 68-50

Back with the game story from Gonzaga's 68-50 win over San Diego. Read on for the unedited version that will appear in Sunday's S-R.And check back tomorrow for a day-after post.

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Bears reel in weary Eagles

Eastern Washington suffered its second tough defeat in a little more than 24 hours Saturday night, losing to Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado 74-71 at Reese Court.I've posted an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday morning's S-R below, but…

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Nevada hands UI fourth straight loss

The Vandals once again played an upper-echelon WAC team close on Saturday night, but nevertheless faltered for the fourth consecutive time in conference action. The Wolf Pack nipped Idaho 76-68, after recovering from a 10-point deficit. The Vandals are now 8-8 and 1-4 in the…

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Gonzaga goes to 3-0 in WCC

In workmanlike fashion, Gonzaga defeated San Diego 68-50 on Saturday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.The Bulldogs, who led by nine at half, stretched it to 15 early in the second before the Toreros pulled within seven. GU (14-3, 3-0 WCC) steadily pulled away and led…

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Bulldogs lead by nine at break

Gonzaga ran off 11 unanswered points late in the first half to take a 33-24 lead at half against San Diego. The Bulldogs trailed 18-17, not coincidentally after allowing USD two offensive rebounds that led to De'Jon Jackson's basket with 7:30 left. That was USD's…

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WSU plays another close one 

COUGARS From blowout to nail-biter in about 20 minutes. Such is the life of a young college basketball team. The bottom line, though, is WSU won, holding off Stanford and winning 77-73. The Cougars are 13-5, 3-3 in the Pac-10 and inching ever closer to…

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WSU holds on 77-73 

COUGARS After leading by as many as 21 in the first half, WSU had to hold on against a Landry Fields-led comeback, a comeback helped immeasurably by a five-point possession for the Cardinal. That came on a Fields hoop-and-harm that drew a response by WSU…

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WSU leads 46-26 at half

COUGARS It's easy to see why Stanford is such a poor defensive team. Heck, the Cardinal couldn't even guard the high screen and roll, giving up three DeAngelo Casto point-blank looks midway through the first half. It was part of a 21-5 stretch the Cougars…

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Will WSU shoot down Stanford?

COUGARS Consistent readers of my part of this blog during basketball season know I'm a pretty big fan of defense. And, if you've been reading a while, you now I've never felt how many points a team yields offers a clear picture of how a…

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Eags have no time to dwell on NAU loss 

With Northern Colorado, the surprise team in the this year's Big Sky Conference race, headed into Reese Court for tonight's 7:05 men's basketball matchup against Eastern Washington, the Eagles can't spent much time trying to figure out what went wrong in Friday night's 73-69 home…

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Vandals in Reno

Very interesting game in store for tonight in Reno, Nev. The Idaho Vandals, picked fourth in the WAC preseason polls, have stumbled in late-game situations and lost three in a row. Nevada did a good bit of stumbling itself through the nonconference part of its…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010

NAU's big finish flattens Eagles 

Northern Arizona spoiled Eastern Washington's return to Reese Court Friday night by outscoring the Eagles 11-2 in the final two minutes and posting a 73-69 Big Sky Conference men's basketball win.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Saturday's…

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Troxel resigns 

No not that Troxel. Southridge football coach Andy Troxel resigned Thursday.Click the tab below to read a story by Rene Ferran of the Tri-City Herald.

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Mead boys stop Shadle 

Mead opened a big first-half lead, then had to hold on to thwart a rally in a 60-57 win over Shadle Park.Click the tab below to read my unedited game story and blurbs on the other boys games.

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WSU's Thompson faces a friend

COUGARS Tomorrow's game in Beasley will match the top two scorers in the Pac-10, Stanford's Landry Fields and WSU's Klay Thompson. We found out today the two worked out together over the summer, which helped Thompson share a scouting report with us. We have an…

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