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FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2013

Edmonton brings the power

The Spokane Chiefs and Edmonton Oil Kings meet for the only time this Western Hockey League season in 20 minutes at the Arena. Edmonton (43-13-2-3) has the best record in the Eastern Conference and has won 13 of its last 15 games. The Oil Kings…

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Friday links from the road 

COUGARS FROM TEMPE -- We're headed down the road to Tucson here in a few hours, at which point we'll meet up with WSU to conduct some interviews. First, we have a light recap of yesterday's Pac-12 action. Very light. Read on.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

BYU looks toward Gonzaga game

Haley Steed and Jennifer Hamson scored 23 points apiece Thursday as BYU stormed past Portland 79-64. The game was barely over when the Cougars started thinking about Saturday's home game with Gonzaga. Read story

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Oil Kings come to Spokane

Here's a look at the Edmonton Oil Kings, who play the Spokane Chiefs at the Arena on Friday night. Edmonton boasts the best record in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference. It's the only time Spokane and Edmonton will play this season. Edmonton defeated the…

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Mead coach Quantae Anderson, offering advice to sophomore Sue Winger, believes in giving his players offensive freedom. (Colin Mulvany)

Postseason hoops, wrestling

The Mead girls basketball team is hitting on all notes. Here's a feature as the Panthers continue their journey to Tacoma. Pictured above is sophomore wing Sue Winger and coach Quantae Anderson. Post Falls wrestling standout Drake Foster is primed for a state repeat. The…

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Kelly Olynyk led the way for the Gonzaga big men, finishing with 14 points – highlighted by this razzle-dazzle dunk – and seven rebounds. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after Santa Clara

I confess: I really expected Santa Clara, a seasoned team with proven scorers playing well of late, to give Gonzaga a battle Wednesday night. The Broncos are an upper-echelon WCC team that will probably win 22-23 games and play in one of the smaller post-season…

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Right on cue ...

A GRIP ON SPORTS For those of you with excellent memories – and, by that, I mean those of you who can remember yesterday – last night's televised college basketball games could not have come at a better time. They were near-perfect bookends to my…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

GU crushes Santa Clara, 85-42

Gonzaga dominated from start to finish, from offense to defense to the glass. The third-ranked Bulldogs dismantled visiting Santa Clara 85-42 on Wednesday for their ninth straight victory. Elias Harris had 17 points and nine rebounds in just 23 minutes. Kelly Olynyk added 14 points…

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Expecting a close one at Wells Fargo

COUGARS FROM TEMPE -- If you think the Cougars have been playing close games recently, you should take a look at Arizona State's game notes. The Sun Devils haven't done much for their fans' blood pressure recently, though the final results have been plenty acceptable.…

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No sleep til Phoenix

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- OK, so that's a lie. But we are leaving for Phoenix just about the time this post goes live. WSU and Arizona State get going tonight at 7 at Wells Fargo Arena. Preview the day with some links.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

Americans pass Chiefs into fourth place

The Tri-City Americans held off Vancouver 5-4 on Tuesday night to move past the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. The Americans (34-22-1-2) have 71 points, one more than the Chiefs (34-24-2-0) and two more than Victoria (32-22-1-4). The three teams hold…

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GU entertains Santa Clara

Gonzaga is closing in on a WCC title and the top seed for the conference tournament. The Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0 WCC) have two home games this week, beginning with fourth-place Santa Clara (19-8, 7-5) on Wednesday.Two wins and GU claims the No. 1 seed for…

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