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SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013

Zags stay unbeaten in WCC

Gonzaga won its sixth consecutive game, taking down visiting Loyola Marymount 74-55 on Saturday night, to remain unbeaten in WCC play. The sixth-ranked Zags (23-2, 10-0 WCC) figure to move up at least a couple spots when the rankings come out Monday. GU remained in…

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Tale of the tape: UCLA 76, WSU 62 

COUGARS FROM LOS ANGELES -- Welcome to the new Pauley Pavilion, same as the old Pauley Pavilion. At least it was for the Cougars on Saturday night, when they lost 76-62 to UCLA, their 54th loss to the Bruins in Los Angeles in 56 ties.…

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Chiefs vault Americans in standings

Riley Whittingham had his first two-goal night as a Chief as Spokane defeated Tri-City 5-2 at the Arena on Saturday night to pass the Americans in Western Hockey League Western Conference standings. Connor Chartier, Adam Helewka and Mike Aviani also scored for Spokane, which moved…

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Whittingham strikes again

Riley Whittingham followed up his first-period goal with another in the second period Saturday at the Arena, giving the Spokane Chiefs a 2-0 lead over Tri-City in Western Hockey League play. Whittingham has just five goals on the season, but three in the last three…

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Whittingham's goal gives Chiefs lead

Riley Whittingham's goal on a 5-on-3 power play at 17 minutes, 56 seconds gave the Spokane Chiefs a 1-0 lead over the Tri-City Americans after one period in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Whittingham's goal was his fourth of the season and second…

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One win could bring big jump

The way the Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and Victoria Royals are bunched together in Western Conference standings, there's going to be a lot of shifting going on duriing the final 18 games of the regular season. Spokane (64 points) is in sixth place, one point…

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Denver thunders past Vandals

Idaho has come close to edging most of the WAC's elite teams, including Denver University last month in Moscow. But UI was never competitive with DU on Saturday afternoon in a 74-58 loss -- its most lopsided defeat of the season. The Pioneers drained nine…

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Cougs trying to start new Pauley tradition 

COUGARS FROM LOS ANGELES -- Tonight marks Washington State's first visit to the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion -- you can see some video of what it looks like now above -- and the Cougars are hoping their ghosts of Pauley's past vanished along with the…

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Gonzaga women notch eighth straight win

Junior Haiden Palmer and sophomore Keani Albanez scored 17 points apiece Saturday afternoon as Gonzaga strolled past Loyola Marymount 70-56 in West Coast Conference play at Los Angeles. GU (20-5, 10-1 West Coast Conference) jumped to a 15-0 lead and never faltered while recording its…

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Zags trying to stay on course

Watching No. 3 Michigan and Wisconsin (Tied at 47 with 9:08 left) and wondering where Gonzaga will end up in Monday's polls if the Wolvervines lose and the Zags take care of business against Loyola Marymount tonight. No. 3, No. 4? Also wondering where GU…

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Saturday links from LA 

COUGARS FROM LOS ANGELES -- It's another Pac-12 Saturday, and Washington State will spend it in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion. We have more on that and some other links for you after the jump. Read on.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

Petrino on QBs, developing players

National signing day has come and gone, but below we revisit what first-year Idaho coach Paul Petrino had to say about developing players in general and quarterbacks in particular. Read on for his revealing comments, and what they mean for the Vandals.

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Portland ends Kelowna's 23-game home streak

The most anticipated weekend of the Western Hockey League season began Friday night with the Portland Winterhawks defeating Kelowna 5-3 to end the Rockets' 23-game home winning streak. The teams will meet again in Kelowna on Saturday. Kelowna was coming off a 5-0 loss at…

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Loss drops Chiefs into sixth place

The struggling Spokane Chiefs slipped into sixth place among Western Conference teams Friday after their 4-1 loss at Kootenay was followed by Victoria's 5-3 win at Tri-City. Victoria moved into fourth place with 66 points, one ahead of Tri-City and two ahead of Spokane. Tri-City…

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos, top, and Pepperdine’s Lorne Jackson chase a loose ball in the first half. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after Pepperdine 

Well, Gonzaga took it down to the wire last night but everything worked out in the end. No, not Gonzaga's 82-56 rout over Pepperdine that was a bit of a snoozer. The sound system at the MAC went south about 70 minutes before tipoff and…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

Zags 'D' stifles Pepperdine

Gonzaga shut down Pepperdine, holding the Waves to just 20 first-half points, and coasted to an easy 82-56 victory on Thursday. My unedited game story is below. I'll have a day-after post up in the morning.

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