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SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2010


USU douses Idaho, gives Morrill No. 500

The Idaho Vandals lost for the fifth straight time Saturday night, scoring just 18 points in the second half of a 60-48 loss to Utah State. But it wasn't so much about their off-kilter performance as it was Utah State's brilliant defense and precise execution.…

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Zags defeat LMU, 85-69

The big three of Elias Harris (22 points), Matt Bouldin (19) and Steven Gray (18) helped Gonzaga break away from a halftime tie and register an 85-69 WCC victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.Gonzaga led by seven early and by…

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Half: USU 35, Idaho 30

The Vandals trailed by as many as 10 points early against Utah State but clawed back thanks to the stellar play of three players -- Marvin Jefferson, Kashif Watson and Steffan Johnson. The trio has 25 of Idaho's 30 points. Utah State has feasted on…

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WSU can't zone in, loses to UCLA 

COUGARS Is it as goes Klay Thompson, so goes WSU? It was Saturday, as Thompson struggled mightily against a UCLA zone defense that was keyed to stop him (see the comment from Tyler Honeycutt in the game story) and only Reggie Moore came to his…

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WSU loses, 74-62 

COUGARS Patience is never a strong suit of the young and it certainly wasn't Saturday afternoon for WSU. UCLA's matchup zone demanded patience and accurate shooting and the Cougars had neither, though the former may have led to the latter. Even when WSU showed patience…

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WSU trails UCLA 30-27 at half 

COUGARS Well that was interesting. The pace of the first half was glacial at times, as both teams emphasized transition defense and retreated into zones – the entire half for UCLA, much of the middle for WSU. That pace made it hard for the Bruins…

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New era for WSU, UCLA? 

COUGARS Remember the recent Washington State vs. UCLA match-ups since Ben Howland's arrived in Westwood? And how most of them finished in the 50s or low 60s? Then there was the 82-81 game here last February. And the dynamic has changed. With Ken Bone taking…

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WSU hopes sweep is a slam dunk 

COUGARS When Washington State headed off to Southern California this weekend, the second half of the trip probably seemed easier, what with UCLA coming off a beatdown from USC at home. But that was so last week. Now the Bruins look like a tough out,…

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Idaho tangles with Aggies

A year ago this weekend, the Vandals were 8-10 -- two games worse in the loss column than they sit right now. But why does it feel so different around Moscow this time? It's all about expectations, and a four-game losing streak.Read on for more…

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