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SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2010

Zags work OT for third win in six days 

Gonzaga doesn't play another basketball game until next Saturday when it visits Portland. It'll be a nice break from the three-games-in-six-days stretch the Bulldogs just completed. GU went 3-0 in that stretch, capped by a thrilling 85-83 win over Illinois on Saturday.Read on for more.

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Harris hits game-winner for GU 

Freshman forward Elias Harris scored on an off-balance 8-footer in the lane with 12.6 seconds left, lifting Gonzaga to a wild 85-83 overtime win over Illinois on Saturday.GU led by 21 in the first half and by eight at halftime, but the Illini (9-5) stormed…

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Zags up 8 at break

Gonzaga completely dominated, leading 32-11 at one point, but Illinois rallied to close the gap to 43-35 at halftime before a full house at the United Center.The Zags led 10-0 early and kept adding on -- including center Robert Sacre's first 3-pointer on his first…

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Gonzaga ready for tip off

Some quick links as tip-off approaches for the GU-Illinois game at 10 a.m. (yes, that start time sounds strange). Here are John Blanchette's post-Oklahoma and pre-Illinois thoughts, the Chicago Tribune's quick glance at GU-Illinois and a feature on Illini guard Demetri McCamey, and a preview…

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It's time for WSU to move on 

COUGARS Good morning. I hope your hangover from New Year's Eve has passed, and by that I don't mean the kind many people get from over-imbibing, but the one from the Oregon game. After all, that's the past. And in the Pac-10, if you get…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 1, 2010

Shock will play AF1 lid-lifter

Spokane will entertain Milwaukee on Friday, April 2, in the inaugural game of the new AF1. Five more games are scheduled on April 3. Three teams in the 15-team AF1 have first-week byes.Spokane has two bye weeks (Week 4 and Week 11). Shock home games…

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WSU looks forward to OSU 

COUGARS Attended practice today to watch the Cougars get ready for Oregon State. Much of the conversation, as you might guess, centered round the end of the first overtime last night. It's part of my story for tomorrow, the unedited version of which is on…

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No time to waste for GU

Gonzaga didn't get much time to celebrate its easy win over Oklahoma on Thursday, or New Year's Eve, for that matter. The Bulldogs are in Chicago for a non-conference battle with Illinois at 10 a.m. Pacific Saturday.Illinois defeated Northwestern in overtime Wednesday. The Wildcats shot…

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Gonzaga's Bol Kong (34) gets out of the way after a dunk by Oklahoma's Tiny Gallon (24) shattered the backboard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. (Rajah Bose / Associated Press)

Day after Oklahoma 

I stayed awake long enough to welcome in the new year, thanks to a viewing of the GU-OU replay and my kids' Rock Band party in the basement. The Zags were in tune with perhaps their most complete performance since waxing Wisconsin in the Maui…

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WSU's loss to Oregon, the day after 10 

COUGARS What a way to send out 2009. Now we'll try to start 2010 trying to make sense of what occurred on the court last night, not only at the end of the first overtime – though we have some thoughts and rule clarifications on…

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