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SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2010

Gonzaga takes WCC opener, 81-78 

It wasn't decided until the last shot in the final seconds. Portland's Jared Stohl missed an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer and Gonzaga held off the Pilots 81-78 at the Chiles Center. Unedited game story below and come back for a day-after post tomorrow.

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Chiefs rebound to beat Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs showed what a little pride can do, upending the Tri-City Americans 2-1 before more than 10,000 fans at the Arena Saturday night, one day after a dimsal performance.There was no magic, just effort.The unedited game story is below. As for the looming…

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Idaho falls apart in crunch time

Seven turnovers in 10 possessions and 2 of 9 made free throws. That's pretty much all you need to know about the second half of Idaho's loss to Louisiana Tech. It was an ugly final 10 minutes for the Vandals. My game story is below…

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Zags hang on, 81-78 

Gonzaga was seemingly in control, leading by 11 with 4:05 remaining, but Portland chipped away and eventually got a last-gasp shot at tying the score. After Bol Kong missed a pair of free throws with 4.6 seconds left, Jared Stohl's turn-around 3-pointer from in front…

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Bulldogs up 6 at break

Gonzaga overcame some early foul trouble to starters Steven Gray and Robert Sacre, built an 11-point, saw it dwindle to two before settling for a 42-36 halftime lead. Gray picked up two fouls in the first 90 seconds and Sacre went to the bench with…

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Vandals fall to LTU, 77-71

Idaho squandered an eight-point second-half lead, as Louisiana Tech came roaring back on the shoulders of dynamite wing Kyle Gibson for a 77-71 WAC win at Cowan Spectrum. Gibson finished with 28 points -- 15 coming in the final 6 minutes.Back with the game story…

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Zags await tip

The Chiles Center is filling up -- there's a sizable number of Zag fans, as usual. It's already been an eventful day. I had the obligatory wireless problems at the arena. Those are fixed, as of this second, but we'll keep this post short. Saw…

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GU women blitz Portland

The Gonzaga women opened up defense of their WCC title - all five of them - much better than last year. The Bulldogs destroyed Portland 90-54 Saturday afternoon at McCarthey Athletic Center, the unedited game story is below.Meanwhile, Eastern Washington had a huge win over…

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Vandals, Dogs ready to tip

We're about 20 minutes from tipoff here in the Cowan Spectrum. Louisiana Tech and Idaho square off in crucial early season WAC game. The game is getting started a bit late after the women's game -- UI lost to Fresno State 72-64. A quick reminder:…

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Portland bound

I have a minute or two before boarding a plane for Portland, so I thought I'd post the view from Portland, where the Oregonian had this preview and capsule look at tonight's game with Gonzaga.Check back before tip off.

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Griz take down Eagles

Eastern Washington let a 41-37 halftime lead slip away Friday night and lost to Big Sky Conference rival Montana 79-66 in Missoula. You can read the game story that was cobbled together by the S-R here, and see what The Missoulian published on the Grizzlies'…

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Vandals open WAC home slate

Idaho's WAC home opener is this evening (5:05, Cowan Spectrum), and it doesn't get much tougher for the Vandals. Awaiting them in gray, snowy Moscow is league-leading Louisiana Tech.Read on for more about the game and thoughts from UI coach Don Verlin.

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