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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016


Don't look now, but February is almost upon us 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you haven’t been paying attention, it will be February soon. The shortest month of the year, made a day longer this one due to the previously scheduled leap day, hits next Monday. And, for short month, it sure packs a wallop. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016



Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis, right, and teammate Przemek Karnowski will combine with Kyle Wiltjer to occasionally form the ‘Spokane Skyline’ that will create matchup issues for opponents this season. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WCC adjusting future conference schedules

Attended media day Tuesday and came up with my weekly Gonzaga notebook. Here's my article. I covered the WCC's decision to move the opening of the conference schedule to late December again instead of pre-Christmas for at least the next three seasons, Domantas Sabonis' rebounding...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016


MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016



SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2016

Day after Pacific

Back with my day-after post following the Zags’ 71-61 bounce-back win over Pacific (while trying to keep an eye on the TV to watch SMU's road loss to Temple, the Mustangs' first loss. GU-SMU on Feb. 13 in Dallas). GU-Pacific game story here. Read on.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2016



Zags handle Pacific 71-61

Gonzaga didn't have its 'A' game by any stretch, but it played its best during a 10-minute span of the second half, outscoring Pacific 25-8 to produce a hard-fought 71-61 victory Saturday. My unedited game story is below. Day-after post coming in the morning.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016

Day after Saint Mary's

Back with the day-after Saint Mary’s post. Here's my game story. Also, the WCC announced the nine-team format for the conference tournament (Pacific self-imposed penalty not to participate). Read on.

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