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SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2010

Zags pull away, 68-50

Back with the game story from Gonzaga's 68-50 win over San Diego. Read on for the unedited version that will appear in Sunday's S-R.And check back tomorrow for a day-after post.

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Bears reel in weary Eagles

Eastern Washington suffered its second tough defeat in a little more than 24 hours Saturday night, losing to Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado 74-71 at Reese Court.I've posted an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday morning's S-R below, but…

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Nevada hands UI fourth straight loss

The Vandals once again played an upper-echelon WAC team close on Saturday night, but nevertheless faltered for the fourth consecutive time in conference action. The Wolf Pack nipped Idaho 76-68, after recovering from a 10-point deficit. The Vandals are now 8-8 and 1-4 in the…

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Gonzaga goes to 3-0 in WCC

In workmanlike fashion, Gonzaga defeated San Diego 68-50 on Saturday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.The Bulldogs, who led by nine at half, stretched it to 15 early in the second before the Toreros pulled within seven. GU (14-3, 3-0 WCC) steadily pulled away and led…

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Bulldogs lead by nine at break

Gonzaga ran off 11 unanswered points late in the first half to take a 33-24 lead at half against San Diego. The Bulldogs trailed 18-17, not coincidentally after allowing USD two offensive rebounds that led to De'Jon Jackson's basket with 7:30 left. That was USD's…

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WSU plays another close one 

COUGARS From blowout to nail-biter in about 20 minutes. Such is the life of a young college basketball team. The bottom line, though, is WSU won, holding off Stanford and winning 77-73. The Cougars are 13-5, 3-3 in the Pac-10 and inching ever closer to…

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WSU holds on 77-73 

COUGARS After leading by as many as 21 in the first half, WSU had to hold on against a Landry Fields-led comeback, a comeback helped immeasurably by a five-point possession for the Cardinal. That came on a Fields hoop-and-harm that drew a response by WSU…

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WSU leads 46-26 at half

COUGARS It's easy to see why Stanford is such a poor defensive team. Heck, the Cardinal couldn't even guard the high screen and roll, giving up three DeAngelo Casto point-blank looks midway through the first half. It was part of a 21-5 stretch the Cougars…

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Will WSU shoot down Stanford?

COUGARS Consistent readers of my part of this blog during basketball season know I'm a pretty big fan of defense. And, if you've been reading a while, you now I've never felt how many points a team yields offers a clear picture of how a…

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Eags have no time to dwell on NAU loss 

With Northern Colorado, the surprise team in the this year's Big Sky Conference race, headed into Reese Court for tonight's 7:05 men's basketball matchup against Eastern Washington, the Eagles can't spent much time trying to figure out what went wrong in Friday night's 73-69 home…

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Vandals in Reno

Very interesting game in store for tonight in Reno, Nev. The Idaho Vandals, picked fourth in the WAC preseason polls, have stumbled in late-game situations and lost three in a row. Nevada did a good bit of stumbling itself through the nonconference part of its…

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