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SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2010

Eags win; should Earlywine stay? 15 

Eastern Washington closed its 2009-10 men's basketball season with a 79-71 home win over Idaho State Saturday night. It was a nice way to send off the five seniors on this year's roster, but it still left the Eagles with 21 losses and looking in…

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WSU's loss to UW, the day after 

COUGARS When I awoke this morning, the first thing I did was check my hearing. See, after the game last night my ears weren't working all that well. For the first time this season, Beasley Coliseum was so loud it made my ears – and…

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The Bulldogs’ Robert Sacre, who scored 13 points, drives past San Francisco’s Perris Blackwell during the second half.  (Associated Press)

Day after San Francisco

Good morning. I don't know how many people are still up at this hour, but I am. That's because I watched the replay and I wanted to put together the day-after post because I'm going to be out of Internet range for most of Sunday.So…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2010

Hole proves too big for WSU to climb out 

COUGARS WSU had everything going its way. The 11,671 in Beasley were going bonkers, putting out a noise that made my ears hurt. The rally seemed to have an inevitability to it, until there were 10 minutes left to play. Then, with a lead finally…

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Chiefs come up big

With the Tri-City Americans invading and a full house watching, the Spokane Chiefs come away with a critical 5-2 win Saturday night that was much closer than the score indicated. The unedited game story is below.The Chiefs hit the road for three while the 2B…

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Vandals stumble at La Tech

Make it three straight losses for Idaho. The Vandals put together another feeble offensive showing and lost 60-49 at Lousiana Tech on Saturday evening. UI shot just 39% and was 3 of 15 from 3-point range against the Bulldogs, who rebounded from a stunning loss…

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WSU rallies, but falls 59-52 to UW 

COUGARS After having trailed all of the first half, WSU was a different team in the second half, rallying to take a three-point lead (44-41 with 7:47 left). But Washington had too much down the stretch and it was able to regain the lead, quiet…

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UW leads WSU 35-21 at half 

COUGARS Well, lack of energy isn't the problem. Lack of a shooting touch, now that's a pretty big one. WSU missed its first seven shots, was 3 of 18, 6 of 31 and finished the half 6 of 33, which is pretty bad the last…

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Zags hold off USF, 75-69 

Gonzaga made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 3:10 to outlast San Francisco 75-69, giving the 18th-ranked Bulldogs an outright WCC championship. The Dons, who beat Gonzaga in overtime last month, gave the Zags all they could handle, but USF’s rally from a…

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Gonzaga perfect, EWU closer to title

Plenty of women's basketball news and we'll try to get to it all before the hockey game starts.Gonzaga became the first school to have a pair of perfect WCC seasons by destroying San Francisco today. Along the way, Courtney Vandersloot set the league record for…

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WSU will use UW game to introduce Moos 

COUGARS There will be one really interested spectator tonight in a sold-out Beasley Coliseum. Bill Moos, the newly named athletic director, will be introduced to the crowd at the first media time out. Expect a thunderous greeting, if only from Bobo Brayton. Actually, Moos will…

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Long week finally over at WSU 

COUGARS One-game weeks seem to drag on and on. It seems like a week since Washington State has played a game – wait, it has been a week since the win over USC. Tonight the Huskies bring their interesting road record into a packed Beasley…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010

Chiefs celebrate in style

The Spokane Chiefs celebrated their Top 25 players in 25 years in style Friday night, using a hat trick by local hero Tyler Johnson to coast to a 5-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars.The unedited game story is below. Don't forget to share your…

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EWU's postseason hopes crushed

Any remaining chance Eastern Washington's men's basketball team had of making the Big Sky Conference Tournament went down in flames -- much like the Eagles -- in Friday night's 85-57 home loss to Weber State.You can read an unedited version of the game story that…

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4A regional basketball

UPDATE:GIRLSHalftime: Chiawana 31, Lewis and Clark 23The Riverhawks used a 10-0 run to open a 24-9 lead with 5:28 left in the second quarter. But Lewis and Clark fought back, pulling within 28-21.Final: Mead 52, Walla Walla 35More later.

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