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Gonzaga encounters physical play

Gonzaga is taking everybody's best shot, sometimes literally, in the WCC. Opponents have become increasingly physical trying to defend Gonzaga's main scoring options, particularly the inside tandem of Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris, which is understandable because the Zags play a physical brand of basketball.…

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Americans' loss helps Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans are in a race for fourth place in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference, which brings home-ice advantage during the first round of the playoffs. Tri-City leads Spokane by one point, but the Americans lost to Prince George on…

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Zags receive All-WCC honors

Gonzaga was well represented when the WCC announced its all-conference awards on Tuesday. Kelly Olynyk was voted player of the year, Mike Hart defensive player of the year and Mark Few coach of the year. Olynyk, Elias Harrs and Kevin Pangos were named to the…

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Tuesday with Ken Bone

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Ken Bone held his weekly press conference today, and while there is little news, there is an update on Mike Ladd. The update: he's still doubtful to play this week, but he did manage to get a few more shots up…

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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)

Olynyk honored as WCC player of year

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been named WCC player of the year, the conference announced Tuesday. Olynyk, who is averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference, becomes the 11th Gonzaga player to be selected WCC player of the year. Mark Few was named…

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Just your typical day

A GRIP ON SPORTS Anything happen around here yesterday? I was a bit busy and didn't have time to check. What, you're kidding? Gonzaga is No. 1 in the nation? In what, ROTC rankings? Basketball? Men's basketball? You have to be kidding. Read on.

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Barone named WAC Player of the Week

For the second time this season and fourth time of his career, Kyle Barone, Idaho's accomplished center, has been named the WAC Player of the Week. The conference's top rebounder and third-leading scorer strung together two more double-doubles last week -- his 14th and 15th…

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GU reaches No. 1

An historic day for Gonzaga, which earned the No. 1 ranking for the first time in school history. The Zags topped the AP and USA Today polls by fairly comfortable margins. We had an early story on the website Monday morning (find it below) and…

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Let the chant begin 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • UPDATED: 9 A.M. Today's the day. The day folks in Spokane can raise their index finger high in the air and yell ... well, you know. After all, there isn't anyone in town who didn't attend Gonzaga. Read on. •…

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WSU begins quick turnaround 

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- We're hitting the road shortly for the trek back to Pullman. That's a trip the WSU basketball team already made last night -- though it did it on an airplane and a bus -- and it's a good thing, because the…

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Good morning from Hec Ed 

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- Is 11 a.m. still considered morning? For our purposes, it is. Anyway, we've settled at Hec Edmundson Pavilion and have a few thoughts before this game tips off. Read on.

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Elias Harris is welcomed to the bench for his final time at McCarthey by Mark Few. (Dan Pelle)

Day after Portland

Another Senior Day is over (more on that below) and now Gonzaga sits and waits for the polls to be released Monday to see if the Zags have a No. 1 by their name for the first time in school history. Most think it'll happen,…

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Gameday links from Montlake

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- Hope you remembered to set your alarm this afternoon so you can be sure you're awake in time for Washington State's game at Washington. OK, so maybe it's not being played that early. But a 12:30 p.m. tip time feels like…

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Zags thump Portland on Senior Day 

Gonzaga completed a 16-0 WCC campaign by routing Portland 81-52 on Saturday at the MAC. The Bulldogs sent seniors Elias Harris, Guy Landry Edi and Mike Hart out in style with an easy win in front of an appreciative crowd of 6,000. My unedited game…

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