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GU women cruise into WCC championship game

Gonzaga's women took control with a 12-2 run late in the first half to build an 11-point lead and the Bulldogs went on to a comfortable 62-43 victory over fourth-seeded BYU in the WCC Tournament semfinals on Saturday at the Orleans Arena. Shelby Cheslek led…

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Olynyk finalist for Wooden Award

Heading over to the Orleans Arena for the GU women's semifinal against BYU at noon, but a little news to pass on first. Gonzaga junior Kelly Olynyk is one of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award. Olynyk, who averaged 17.7 points and 7 rebounds, was…

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The Lions make liars of us all 

A GRIP ON SPORTS All of you who had Loyola Marymount as Gonzaga's first opponent in the WCC tournament, please step forward. That many? Well, it confirms what I thought. This blog is read by a bunch of untruthful sports fans. Read on.

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Daugherty's return warms Cougs despite loss

The Washington State Cougars put matters in perspective after Friday's loss to Stanford in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals at KeyArena in Seattle. The Cougars were simply happy to have head coach June Daugherty sitting behind them and offering a few pointers during timeouts. Daugherty missed…

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Idaho’s Kyle Barone, the leading rebounder in the WAC, has 11 double-doubles this season. (Associated Press)

Idaho, Barone at home one final time

It's been two weeks since the Idaho basketball team played at Cowan Spectrum. In that time, the Vandals have won two out of three and had their seed (and opponent) determined for next week's WAC tournament. But before the postseason starts, they play their last…

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Zags to face LMU in semifinals

It's probably safe to say that Gonzaga, at the beginning of the week, wasn't expecting to see Loyola Marymount in the WCC semifinals. But the ninth-seeded Lions have pulled off three upsets in three nights, the latest a 60-58 win over No. 4 Santa Clara…

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Stanford ends Washington State's season

Junior forward Chiney Ogwumike powered for 23 points and 21 rebounds Friday night as Stanford knocked off Washington State 79-60 in a Pac-12 Conference quarterfinal at KeyArena is Seattle. The top-seeded and fourth-ranked Cardinal (29-2) will play either Washington or Colorado in Saturday's semifinals. WSU,…

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Cougars trail by 12 at halftime

Washington State trails Stanford 35-23 at halftime of Friday's Pac-12 Conference tournament quarterfinal at KeyArena in Seattle. The Cougars haven't been able to stop 6-foot-4 junior forward Chiney Ogwumike, the Pac-12's player of the year, who has 17 points at halftime. WSU fell behind by…

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Daugherty will sit behind WSU's bench

Washington State head women's basketball coach June Daugherty, who had an appendectomy on Thursday, will sit behind the Cougars' bench as a spectator for tonight's Pac-12 Conference tournament quarterfinal against Stanford in Seattle. Daugherty's husband, Mike, will serve as interim coach, as he did for…

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Daugherty sidelined for WSU's opener 

Washington State's stay at the Pac-12 Conference tournament in Seattle is off to a shocking start, as head coach June Daugherty has been hospitalized with acute appendicitis. Daugherty started experiencing pain in the morning and started feeling worse during the team's shootaround at KeyArena. Daugherty…

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Day after UCLA (again) 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- You have to admire the effort of guys like Marcus Capers and Ben Loewen last night, giving UCLA a heck of a game without Klay Thompson or Reggie Moore on the floor. Oh, sorry. Wrong narrative. Besides, last night's game ended…

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Tale of the tape: WSU 73, UCLA 61 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! OK, not quite. But the Cougars did end their 19-game home losing streak against UCLA with a resounding 73-61 win over the Bruins at Beasley Coliseum tonight, and we have our…

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