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FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

Zags win fifth straight

As promised, I've posted my game story that will run in Saturday's S-R. Gonzaga won its fifth straight, in surprisingly easy fashion, 73-52 over Oklahoma State, handing the Cowboys' just their second loss. Check back tomorrow for a day-after post and preview of Sunday's Wake…

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Vandals steamroll La Tech

It got out of hand early at Cowan Spectrum, though there were just a smattering of Vandal fans at Cowan Spectrum to enjoy it. Idaho blasted a Louisiana Tech team that clearly appeared out of gas, winning 77-47. Our game story is below.

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Zags thump Oklahoma State

Gonzaga put together some of its best stretches of basketball of the season en route to a convincing 73-52 win over Oklahoma State on Friday. Elias Harris scored a season-high 22 points, Rob Sacre had a double-double (16 points, 15 rebounds) and Steven Gray added…

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WSU leaves LA 0-2 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11:30 P.M. It will probably be a while until my story is up on the web, but I thought I better put up a post before I brave the freeways back to my hotel. Read on for more on Washington State's 60-56…

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Monninghoff sidelined for OSU game

Gonzaga continues to keep the training staff busy. Steven Gray (back spasms) is participating in pre-game drills, but freshman forward Mathis Monninghoff is in street clothes watching. He apparently injured his ankle during Wednesday's win over Lafayette, though exactly when the injury occurred wasn't known.…

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Eastern loses heartbreaker to UNC

The driving layup attempt by Eastern Washington's Glen Dean was blocked at the buzzer by Northern Colorado's Elloitt Lloyd, giving the Bears a 75-73 Big Sky Basketball win over the Eagles at Reese Court on Friday afternoon. Eastern's four guards -- Dean, Jeffrey Forbes, Clff…

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WSU trails 26-22 at half 11 

COUGARS Bad crowd watching bad basketball. Is that too mean? It seems appropriate to me. Most people here are spectators, not fans, which makes it awfully quiet and dull. But what the hay, the teams aren't giving them much to cheer about. Except DeAngelo Casto,…

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Some pregame musings at USC 

COUGARS By this time of the season, basketball is simple. You do what you do and the other team tries to stop it. There are few secrets. Oh, an occasional entry you've held back that works against a zone or man or whatever. But the…

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Zags roll, Bjorklund gets record

Shoutout today for Tennessee's all-time leader in 3-pointers - Spokane's own Angie Bjorklund, above in a Knoxville News-Sentinel photo and the Stanford women. Where does the time go? The plan was an early morning women's basketball post and then start the long weekend. Started the…

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View from OSU  

Several game previews/features from Oklahoma newspapers, including Stillwater News-Press, Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World, the latter calling this a bigger game for GU than Oklahoma State.

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One more day in LA for WSU 

COUGARS With the first week of the Pac-10 schedule spread out all over the calendar and football still going on – How many of you had the Huskies in their bowl pool? You in the back, with the glasses, I have your pool sheet right…

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Chiefs face Americans 

The Spokane Chiefs head down the road for their annual New Years Eve battle with the Tri-City Americans. Herald writer Annie Fowler has a look at the game, which should be a dandy, though it marks just the first second of the second half of…

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