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SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 2014






Bulldogs’ Sam Dower snatches rebound away from Tigers’ Sama Taku during second-half action on Saturday. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after Pacific

Yup, we're starting a little slow this Sunday morning, just like the Pacific Tigers were slow out of the gates Saturday night. Gonzaga built a huge early lead, weathered a Pacific comeback and cruised to an 86-64 win, capping a busy four-games-in-eight-days stretch. Here's my…

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Sunday morning Pac-12 links

From Tempe -- Unless a team is contending for the conference championship, a Pac-12 road split in basketball is nearly always a success. So Washington State can still make something out of this Arizona trip with a win tomorrow ... It's time to sign up…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014

Idaho loses another nail-biter

It hasn't been a fun holiday stretch for Idaho. Four straight losses. The last three at home by nine combined points. And each crowd at Cowan Spectrum progressively smaller than the last. Idaho fell 57-55 to Chicago State on Saturday night in front of 785…

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Zags thump Tigers for 4-0 WCC start

Gonzaga polished off a 4-0 home stand to open the WCC season with an 86-64 win over Pacific on Saturday. Kevin Pangos and Drew Barham each scored 16 points, David Stockton had 15 and Sam Dower Jr. added 13 for the Bulldogs (14-2, 4-0). My…

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Tempe -- The WSU women defended home court to open Pac-12 play with a win over No. 24/25 Arizona State. It was the second win over a ranked win for the Cougars (7-6, 1-0 Pac-12), who also beat No. 10 Nebraska earlier this season.…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014


Zags wrap up busy week

Gonzaga's Mark Few said earlier this week that every game worries him as a coach. One could see why Saturday's matchup with Pacific would really worry Few. Pacific is a capable team stocked with seven seniors. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season…

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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski blocks a shot attempt by Brad Waldow of Saint Mary's on Thursday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Day after Saint Mary's

In a twitter hurry last night, I had a typo that Gonzaga was leading Saint Mary's 238-20 late in the first half. (Well done by Gabe Ayers' swift re-tweet: "That really escalated quickly.") Turns out I wasn't too far off. It was a mind-boggling night…

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Friday morning Pac-12 links 

From Tempe -- Here's a travel tip for those of you who may want to fly south for the winter. If you're in Tucson at midnight and are thinking about driving to Tempe with a quarter tank of gas and a fuel cap that won't…

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WSU falls, hard, to No. 1 Arizona

From Tucson -- A perfect storm of injured players, anemic shooting, a hostile crowd and great defense combined as the Cougars had a historically bad offensive night. 25 points. Says it all, really. Still, WSU coach Ken Bone and the players requested by reporters came…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014


Karnowski, Zags thump Gaels

Przemek Karnowski's parents have been in Spokane for nearly two weeks over the holidays and they will see four of Przemek's games before leaving after Saturday's GU-Pacific contest. They've witnessed two of their son's best games as a Zag. Karnowski had 11 points and eight…

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WSU AD's son a freshman All-American

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos has put together quite the biography. By revolutionizing college football marketing at Oregon he put the Ducks on a course for success that routinely has them playing in BCS bowls. His attempts to do the same at Washington State…

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