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SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2010

WSU zones in, defeats Beavers 

COUGARS • UPDATED 10:45 P.M. We have a longer post for you tonight, including some notes and quotes along with the unedited version of our game story. The reason is to give you a headstart on your Sunday morning. Read on now and save some…

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WSU holds on for 65-60 win 

COUGARSDespite Klay Thompson being held in check and despite struggling from the line, WSU was able to grind out a 65-60 win over Oregon State on Saturday afternoon. Thompson scored a season-low seven points, but Marcus Capers (10 points, 10 rebounds), Reggie Moore (19 points)…

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WSU leads 29-24 at the half

COUGARSIf the score is familiar, how it got to be that way certainly isn't. Washington State held Oregon State to 24 first-half points on 26 percent shooting playing mainly, now sit down before you read this, 2-3 zone. Yes, zone. The Cougars probably played more…

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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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