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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis is fired up after a slam dunk in the first half. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags storm into Sweet 16

You know the drill. Here's the S-R coverage of Gonzaga's rout of Iowa last night -- my game story, John Blanchette column, Jacob Thorpe sidebar, Meehan/Thorpe notebook (with Blanchette assist) and Colin Mulvany photo gallery. Numerous articles/videos from Des Moines Register here.

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Men: The second-seeded Zags topped No. 7 Iowa on Sunday to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009. With Kyle Wiltjer scoring 24 points and Domantas Sabonis adding 18, Gonzaga rolled to an 87-68 victory in Seattle. Above, the Bulldogs revel in the game’s final seconds. Coming up: The Zags (34-2) move on to Houston, where they will face UCLA (22-13) on Friday at 4:15 p.m. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags' victory helps shed a lot of weight 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some years back, while serving as graphics editor of the S-R, one of my artists came up with an illustration idea for a Washington State football story. It included football coach Mike Price, a monkey wearing a fez and a lot of reader outrage. Maybe the S-R can run an altered version again. Read on.

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Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.