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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Gray not suited up

Gonzaga's Steven Gray isn't suited up while his teammates go through pre-game drills for tonight's showdown with Xavier at 8. Gray left Saturday's win over Baylor with back spasms and didn't practice Monday or Tuesday. No starters listed on the scoreboard as of 7:15.

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WSU makes a statement in Hawaii 17 

COUGARS Washington State went into the Diamond Head Classic hoping to make a name for itself nationally. The second half of its first game, a 83-57 whipping of Mississippi State, should have done that. And the Cougars will have an even better chance Thursday, when…

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MSU leads 40-39 at half 11 

COUGARS Washington State had an opportunity to put Mississippi State away early, but missed free throws – WSU was 4 of 10 for the half – and some defensive lapses out front kept the Bulldogs within range early. WSU lead 25-17 with 9:05 left before…

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View from Xavier

A couple of links prior to the Gonzaga-Xavier game: Previews in Cincinnati Enquirer and S-R, and a Blanchette column on Marquise Carter. Sounds like Steven Gray wasn't able to practice Tuesday. He sat out Monday, too.

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BYU's Mindy Bonham (22) fouls Gonzaga's Claire Raap (35) in the first half Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Lots of news in women's basketball 

It’s a fun time in women’s basketball with Spokane on the edge of the excitement, three months before two weekends of the NCAA Tournament is going to be here. The UConn juggernaut continues to roll … winning its 88th straight on Tuesday, led by Maya…

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