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SATURDAY, FEB. 5, 2011

Vandals ditch four-game skid

Idaho won six games in a row at one point, then lost four in a row. And now, after tonight's 75-61 beatdown of Hawaii, maybe it will start another streak. Then again, it does have No. 22 Utah State in Moscow on Wednesday. Read on...

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WSU wins 61-55 at OSU 

COUGARS It may not have been the prettiest game of the season, but it was exactly what Ken Bone wanted. It was a victory. And those, on the road, have been hard to come by for Washington State since Pac-10 play started. Though, at times,...

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Gonzaga's Robert Sacre tries a shot while Memphis' Tarik Black, left, and Drew Barham, right, try to prevent it. The Tigers pulled past the Bulldogs, 62-58, on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags-Tigers game story

Sorry for the delay, but for the first time this season I went home to write instead of staying at the arena (or the Kennel). Anyway, here's a link to my game story and the S-R photo gallery from GU's 62-58 loss to Memphis, which...

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Eags snap road losing streak

Eastern Washington's Glen Dean scored six of his team-high 17 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes, and assisted on two other buckets, Saturday night as the Eagles snapped an 18-game road losing streak by tripping Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State 69-67 at Holt...

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WSU leads 32-27 at half 

COUGARS It was 11-10 Oregon State with 13 minutes, 40 seconds to play in the first half. But when Abe Lodwick nailed a 3-pointer from the corner 7:35 later, it was 28-12 Washington State. An 18-1 run would usually be a reason to celebrate for...

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Some pregame thoughts from Gill 

COUGARS Is there a little less consternation out there now that Oregon has also handled Washington today? Or does that create more worries in that Oregon State defeated the Huskies here Thursday night? More thoughts on that, and the extra "g" I had this morning...

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Gonzaga's Mathis Monninghoff, above, and Demetri Goodson, right, dive into to take the ball from Memphis' Will Barton, left, who helped the Tigers past the Bulldogs, 62-58, on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Spokane Arena. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags fall 62-58

Gonzaga rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half, but Memphis scored 9 of the game's last 11 points and won 62-58 at the Spokane Arena. Antonio Barton's two free throws with 1.9 seconds clinched the Tigers' win. He also hit an elbow jumper...

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Zags, Tigers call off future games 

Gonzaga and Memphis issued a joint press release at half of Saturday's game stating that the remaining two games in the series have been called off. GU was scheduled to return to Memphis next year with the Tigers visiting Spokane the following season. With the...

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GU's Carter gets start

Marquise Carter will make his third start of the season, stepping in for Mathin Monninghoff, for the GU-Memphis game. Other GU starters: Goodson, Gray, Harris and Sacre. Tip in a couple minutes. Head to for in-game updates.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Gonzaga's Janelle Bekkering launches the last shot but does not get a foul call on Portland's Natalie Day, in the first half, Feb. 4, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga rolls Portland by 20 before 4,917 

Portland got a couple of licks in ... such as Natalie Day's uncalled whack to Janelle Bekkering's nose in the Dan Pelle photo above (check out all the photos) - but not near enough to slow down the Gonzaga women's basketball team. Courtney Vandersloot got...

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GU, Memphis try to boost NCAA stock

Pop quiz: Who is Gonzaga's fourth leading scorer after the Big Three of Gray, Sacre and Harris? I was surprised. Answer below. Here's a link to my GU-Memphis preview that will run in Saturday's S-R. A couple of relevant links: Few mentions that Memphis had...

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Mead’s Baylee Mires was all smiles as she won the 4A 800 meters, one of three first-place finishes. Special to  (Patrick Hagerty photos Special to / The Spokesman-Review)

Mead's Mires picks Huskies

Baylee Mires (winning state 800 metes as a sophomore), who could finish high school with more gold medals from the state track meet than any athlete in Greater Spokane League history, will run for Washington next season. Read on.

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Day after Portland 

Good morning from Portland. We'll get right to it, since my flight leaves in a few minutes! The links: S-R and Oregonian game stories. Onward with the day-after post from GU's 67-64 victory over the Pilots. More below and check back later for a preview...

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Idaho O-line coach leaves for SDSU

Several reports indicate Dan Finn, Idaho's offensive line coach, is set to take the same position on Rocky Long's staff at San Diego State. The move was first reported by It was also included in this San Diego Union Tribune article. Finn served as...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

San Jose stuns Idaho in 2OT

From the 4-minute mark to inside the final minute of regulation, it looked Idaho had a key win locked up. But San Jose State mustered a few huge shots, the Vandals turned the ball over and the officials made a key call on a video...

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WSU falls 69-43 

COUGARS You might want to write off Thursday's 69-43 loss at Oregon as just one of those nights. One of those nights when the shots didn't fall. One of those nights when the ball bounced Oregon's way. One of those flukey nights. Read on for...

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GU-Portland ready for tip

Good evening from the rapidly filling Chiles Center. The student section is packed and an overflow of perhaps 200 students are seated in adjacent section. Tonight's game is a sell-out (the arena holds 4,852). The Pilots' biggest crowd prior to GU's visit was 3,833 for...

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Oregon leads 33-23 at the half 18 

COUGARS So much for being Syracuse West. Washington State opened in its 2-3 zone and in the first 5 minutes Oregon hit the offensive glass and, when it missed, grabbed the offensive rebound. Before you knew it, the Ducks had built a 17-8 lead. But...

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