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SUNDAY, DEC. 29, 2013

Injured Sam Dower – in street clothes – passed to his Gonzaga Bulldogs teammates during pregame warmups on Saturday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Banged-up Zags face USF 

It's probably a good thing I don't predict WCC games because I would have gone 1-3 on opening night. I would have correctly predicted Gonzaga to defeat Santa Clara, but I would have taken BYU over LMU, Portland over USF and San Diego over Pepperdine.…

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton, center, had a career-high 21 points to lead the injury-plagued Bulldogs in scoring. (Jesse Tinsley)

Day after Santa Clara 

Back with my day-after post from Gonzaga's 74-60 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday. Here's my game story, Jesse Tinsley's photo gallery and John Blanchette's column. Another gamer from Vince Grippi working for AP. UPDATE: According to Gonzaga, junior guard Gary Bell Jr., who injured…

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Another year, a different look 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The Gonzaga Bulldogs reached unprecedented heights during last college basketball regular season. How unprecedented? How about No. 1 in the land? Hard to get any higher than that. But that was last season. In our what-have-you-done-for-us-lately culture, we put that away…

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Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Washington State basketball team didn't learn until a couple hours before the game that they would be without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who is in the hospital recovering from appendicitis surgery. Fortunate, then, that the Cougars were playing Mississippi Valley State,…

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