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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012

Gonzaga holds off Pepperdine

Gonzaga got back on the winning track, but it wasn't easy. The Bulldogs let a 15-point lead dwindle to 2 before going on a decisive 10-0 run in the second half. Gonzaga's 72-60 victory keeps the Bulldogs in second place in the WCC. Saint Mary's…

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Pregame notes from Beasley 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Meant to pass this along in this morning's post, but wanted to note that the Cougars are supporting the fight against cancer in a couple of different ways this afternoon. Read on for details.

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Saturday morning links on UCLA day 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The Cougars will atempt to do something today they haven't done since 1993. Right now, I'm doing something I haven't done in about 24 hours. Writing a morning post. Read on for today's Pac-12 hoops rundown.

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Analyzing Idaho’s chances at Nevada

Tonight at 7 the Vandals play on the road against the WAC’s powerhouse team, Nevada. The Wolf Pack has won 16 straight and is starting to get the attention of national writers like Seth Davis. Idaho has let back-to-back winnable games slip away and is…

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Chiefs pull out shootout win over Royals

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur wasn't too thrilled with his team's performance level on Friday night, but his team did pick up two points in the standings with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Victoria Royals to remain ahead of Vancouver for fourth in the…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

Big opportunity for Eags

After a tough first half, things couldn't have gone better Thursday night for the Eastern Washington men's basketball team, which rallied to beat the Lumberjacks 74-68. The Eagles evened their conference record to 5-5, and got a great opportunity to improve their postseason situation

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Thursday prep hoops 

Attached is a brief postgame interview with Gonzaga Prep boys basketball coach Matty McIntyre after his Bullpups rallied from a 23-8 deficit in the first quarter to pull away from Lewis and Clark. Here's a link to the game story. The Central Valley boys won…

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Day after BYU

Not sure if I actually slept last night or if I simply dreamed that I slept for a couple hours. I’m guessing Gonzaga’s staff and players were pretty restless after a disappointing 83-73 setback to BYU last night at the Marriott Center. So many things…

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There's a shadow on local hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS So we are supposed to have six more weeks of winter, right? Well if it's anything like the preceding six weeks, I'm fine with that. Other than a couple days, this has been an easy winter to navigate in the Inland…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

Cougars throttle Gonzaga again

BYU, which ended GU's season last year in the NCAA Tournament, handed the Bulldogs another lopsided defeat Thursday that will make Gonzaga's bid for a 12th straight WCC title even more difficult. BYU rolled to an 83-73 win, dropping GU to 17-4, 7-2 in the…

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Pregame from Beasley 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Might have been easy to forget amid all of yesterday's football excitement that there's still a basketball game tonight. We're on press row and have some thoughts. Read on.

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Read up on GU-BYU

Good morning. I was a little surprised -- and not just because it was 5-something in the morning -- when I saw the odds in the S-R and BYU was listed as a 3.5-point favorite over visiting Gonzaga tonight. Figured it'd be a toss-up or…

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Tuesday prep hoops 

UPDATED The video is of Central Valley boys basketball coach Rick Sloan. I asked him about his team's 10th straight win Tuesday, 69-52 over Shadle Park. Here's a link to the CV/Shadle boys story and roundup of the other Greater Spokane League games. The shocker…

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Vandals reel in 23 recruits

UPDATED: 2:20 p.m Robb Akey and his staff at Idaho have finalized their 2012 recruiting class -- 20 high school and JC players and three JC players who are already on campus. The group includes Coeur d'Alene High's Chad Chalich and Deon Watson. Another Idaho…

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