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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010

WSU rallies for big Pac-10 win 10 

COUGARS Of all the non-televised games this season, this was probably the one that should have been shown in the Northwest. After playing ugly – put that on USC, it makes everyone play ugly – in the first half, trailing 34-24, and continuing that trend…

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Gonzaga alone on top of WCC

The Bulldogs beat Pepperdine 91-84 Thursday in a game that turned into a second-half shootout. The Waves, behind Keion Bell's 34-point half, outscored GU 55-50 in the final 20 minutes, but the Bulldogs built up a big enough lead in the first half to hold…

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WSU battles back, wins 67-60 

COUGARS To win on the road, even in a down year in the Pac-10, it would seem WSU needs to play as close to perfect as it can. Thursday night the Cougars were not even close and yet they won. They overcame a 15-point second-half…

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USC leads WSU 34-24 at the half 

COUGARS As I prepared to write this halftime post, the first thing I did was examine the WSU season lows for points in a first half (25 vs. ASU) and shots made (six vs. Kansas State). They got the latter with eight, four from Klay…

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Zags hold off Pepperdine, 91-84

Senior guard Matt Bouldin scored a career-high 32 points as Gonzaga built a big early lead and held off scrappy Pepperdine 91-84 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center No. 15 GU (15-3 overall) took sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference at…

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Can WSU get over the .500 mark? 

COUGARS Some thoughts from the Galen Center prior to the USC game, in which the Cougars will try to improve on their 3-3 Pac-10 record (and their 13-5 overall mark). I've noticed from comments that people believe they've found the game on TV. As far…

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Eags get commitment from Stefo

Eastern Washington University's football team has received an oral commitment from one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Colorado.Christian Stefo, a 6-foot-6, 315-pound senior at Pomona High School in Arvada, Colo., visited the EWU campus last weekend and confirmed on Thursday that…

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Harris and his eligibility 

I mentioned in a previous post that I've put together an article on Elias Harris that will likely run sometime later this week. As luck would have it, Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury-News had a blog post today concerning Harris' eligibility. The conclusion,…

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GU roundup

Back with some GU notes with tip-off against Pepperdine less than five hours away.(Programming note: I've put together a feature on Elias Harris that was supposed to run in Thursday's S-R. Instead, it's been pushed back, possibly until Saturday or even next week. I spoke…

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North Central’s Christy Grorud takes flight during her first-place effort on the balance beam. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Thursday prep page 

Here's a quick post with stories from the prep page. I'm beginning three days of U.S.Figure Skating coverage followed by a one-week furlough. I'll be back on the prep scene a week from Monday.Click the tab below.Pictured above is Christy Grorud of North Central at…

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Remembering Fitz

Ex-Gonzaga basketball coach Dan Fitzgerald, who died Tuesday night, was remembered in newspapers across the country. There were numerous worthy tributes to the man who entertained us with his stories and impressed us with his limitless generosity and compassion for anyone lucky enough to have…

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