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SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015

Zags blow 14-point lead, fall to Arizona 

Gonzaga had another strong first half, sputtering second-half performance that has become a familiar pattern in the Zags' last five games. Arizona did just the opposite and outscored GU 40-25 in the second half to rally for a 68-63 victory in front of 6,000 Saturday...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

Zags, Wildcats collide at the MAC

I put together a couple items on the latest installment of the entertaining Gonzaga-Arizona basketball clashes. The Wildcats (6-1) make their visit to the McCarthey Athletic Center for a 12:15 matinee special Saturday. The question on the minds of Zag fans is Przemek Karnowski's availability....

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SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 2015

Rattlers rout Spokane, 72-41

Arizona ended Spokane's season in the first round of the AFL playoffs with a 72-41 rout Saturday night in Phoenix. Spokane will probably spend the next few weeks determining its future path. Team owner Nader Naini said earlier this week that the franchise is considering...

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SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 2014

Zags struggle late, fall to Arizona 

A great game between two great teams in a great atmosphere, but it didn't have a great ending for Gonzaga. GU struggled with late-game possessions offensively and couldn't hold off No. 3 Arizona, which claimed a 66-63 overtime win Saturday at the McKale Center, one...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014

Top 10 clash for Gonzaga, Arizona

West powers Gonzaga and Arizona hook up Saturday at McKale Center for one of the best non-conference matchups of the college basketball season. Both teams are 7-0. GU is No. 9; Arizona No. 3. Both have Final Four ambitions. The winner could have a decided...

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Shock win a close one

Spokane ended a trend of nearly two seasons worth of fairly comfortable to absolute blowout wins (read: all by double figures) by edging Arizona 73-66 on Saturday. That made the victory big on two fronts: 1). It came against the best franchise and No. 1...

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Shock hold off Rattlers

Spokane trailed by 21 points in the first quarter and quarterback Erik Meyer was uncharacteristically wild early. Somehow, the Shock dug out of the hole behind a play-making defense and Meyer, who warmed up to throw six touchdown passes and run for two more in...

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Shock, Rattlers resume rivalry

One of the AFL's best rivalries, if not thee best, resumes tonight at the Arena: Spokane vs. Arizona. With a healthy Erik Meyer, there is a growing sense that the Shock could be rounding into form at the right time, but they could use some...

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Spokane gets back to work

Spokane is back on the practice field after last week's bye. We checked in with the Shock on the importance of Saturday's home game with Arizona, how players spent the bye week and updated the health of Adron Tennell and the status of Ryan Cave....

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SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014

Arizona crushes Shock, 70-38

Spokane was no match for the Arizona Rattlers, committing six turnovers in a 70-38 road loss Sunday in Phoenix. The Shock (5-4) sputtered offensively for the second straight game without injured quarterback Erik Meyer. Rashaad Carter got the start at quarterback, but was pulled after...

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Shock trying to get back on track

Spokane Shock coach Andy Olson's pre-season checklist was for his team to be more disciplined, cut down penalties and trim turnovers. Those items went without checkmarks in a 68-49 loss to Arizona on March 23. Those items are back on the agenda as the Shock,...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Spring practice is just days away for the Washington State football team and the Cougars are already getting ready. And so is the media. WSU released its Spring roster on Monday and we've got a post detailing the differences we could find...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014

Zags pay for turnovers in 84-61 loss

About the only question in the closing minutes was whether Gonzaga would suffer its worst NCAA tournament loss. They didn't, but it hardly eased their pain as the Bulldogs were crushed by Arizona 84-61 Sunday at Viejas Arena. GU's 87-63 loss to Maryland in 1995...

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Zags take their shot at top-seeded Arizona

Gonzaga, back in its familiar role as NCAA tournament underdog, takes on No.-1-seeded Arizona tonight in San Diego. The Zags have pulled more than their share of tourney upsets -- No. 7 Minnesota, No. 2 Stanford, No. 6 Florida in 1999, No. 7 Louisville and...

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Early showdown: Shock vs. Rattlers

I'm pretty sure this game involving a team from Arizona and a team from Spokane isn't the one grabbing all the headlines (see NCAA basketball tournament), but it's a big one nonetheless. The Spokane Shock and Arizona Rattlers resume their rivalry today in Phoenix. Both...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- That 36-game losing streak to Washington? It wasn't even the longest drought the Washington State women ended this season. No, yesterday's invitation to the WNIT means WSU will be making its first postseason trip in women's basketball in 23 years. The Cougars...

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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- It's St. Patrick's Day and you know what that means? This year it means March Madness is officially upon us. The NCAA tournament bracket has officially been set and followers of our Washington State and Pac-12 coverage can compete with other readers...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Las Vegas -- If you'll recall, the last team to beat UCLA was pesky Washington State. It's likely, therefore, that the Cougars played some small role in UCLA's victory over Arizona last night in the Pac-12 tournament championship game. Whether WSU's upset humbled the...

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Saturday Morning links 

From Las Vegas -- I'm still here in Vegas (alack!) serving as a sort of reporter-talisman for the Idaho men's and women's basketball teams, which have both made it to today's WAC tournament finals so indulge me for linking my game stories from the men's...

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links 

From Las Vegas -- Day one of the Pac-12 is in the books and four teams are already out. One of those teams was Washington State, which saw its season end in a thrilling late-night match against Stanford. Here is our story from the game,...

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Las Vegas -- Today the Washington State men will take on Stanford in the Pac-12 tournament. Here's our advance on WSU's do or die situation. We'll also be covering the top-seeded Idaho women. Josh Wright has the preview here. We've also got the news...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Had my first flight out of the Pullman airport canceled so I don't have long before making the familiar journey up to Spokane. The final destination will be Sin City, the Land of Lost Wages. We'll be covering not only the Washington...

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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Washington State men's basketball team is hitting the road a little early, leaving Pullman today and heading to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament. Their opponent will be Stanford. We touch on that and have some highlights in a blog post...

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