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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

The bodies collide under the basket as Kelly Bowen of Gonzaga, right, and Kayla Standish, far left, battle the Louisville post players during the first half. (Christopher Anderson)

Sweet 16 wrap, on to Elite 8 

Yep, woke up this morning (mind you it wasn't too early), saw the newspaper and confirmed, Gonzaga is headed to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Our coverage included a game story, John Blanchette column, notebook, slide show and the other Sweet...

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Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot (21) roars after being fouled on a jump shot she made in the secondhalf .  The Zags won 76-69 over Louisville, March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga joins the Elite

Gonzaga made history Saturday night - women's division - by becoming the lowest seed (11) to make the Elite Eight of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. They did it by holding up down the stretch to beat seventh-seeded Louisville 76-69 before more than 10,700 fans at...

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Louisville freshman point guard Shoni Schimmel had 33 points, including six 3-pointers, in upset over Xavier. (Christopher Anderson)

More to read until Sweet 16 tip-off

Good morning. Back to catch up with more stories out of the Spokane Regional of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament before settling in to watch Angie Bjorklund (U-Hi) and Tennessee against Ohio State in the Dayton Regional. First is columnist John Blanchette's glance back as...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

Gonzaga women take the court for practice,  March 25, 2011, in the Spokane Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gearing up for Gonzaga Sweet 16 in Spokane

Home from the Arena and time to catch up on the women's basketball news. We have filed our game advances for the Spokane Regional. I'm on the Gonzaga-Louisville game, Greg Lee has the North Carolina-Stanford game. Do you think I need to thank Courtney Vandersloot...

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Buildup continues for Sweet 16

Boy, did this day get away from me. Writing a basketball story, hockey story and getting a handle on a track story for next week. I can't think any more. Time to go surfing. Plenty of attention in Spokane for the NCAA Women's tournament. The...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

Portland's Lauren Angel (50) and Nakeisha Brown (24) vie for rebounding position against Gonzaga's Shannon Reader (31) and Jazmine Redmon in the first half, Feb. 4, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Mixed bag in women's basketball action

Sorry for the late start for the women's basketball roundup ... trying to make final connections with the some of the Class of 2007, our on-going look at that remarkable class of local players as most near the end of their college careers. Thursday night...

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Stanford defeat, the morning after 19 

COUGARS If Washington State had completed a comeback last night in Beasley Coliseum, there was a play by Marcus Capers we might have been talking about for years to come. As it turned out, it was an outstanding effort play that got lost in the...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

WSU falls 75-62 to Stanford

COUGARS The hope might not be dead, but Washington State sure made it lot harder on itself the last week to make the NCAA tournament. There are possible scenarios, sure, but all of them include playing with a lot more fire than the Cougars showed...

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WSU trails 45-28 at the half 13 

COUGARS So what do you write about a half in which Washington State shoots 50 percent from the floor, leads in rebounding and still trails by 17? That the WSU defense has not been porous, it hasn't been poor, it's just been awful. The zone...

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WSU faces another big home weekend 

COUGARS It's game day on the Palouse. Whether that's a Saturday in the fall or a Thursday in the winter, it's different. Anticipation does something to our systems, doesn't it? Tonight Washington State's opponent is Stanford, Saturday it's California. We have some information on both,...

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This and that from WSU 

COUGARS Wednesday mornings are usually pretty interesting during basketball season. Coaches talk on Tuesdays (you can read and see what Washington State coach Ken Bone had to say here), so there is always a discussion or two to hash over in Wednesday's papers. Today is...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

Another busy Tuesday at WSU 

COUGARS With all of football now in the side-view mirror, we can get back to basketball, as it was intended in February. Though pitchers and catchers do report soon, if that still excites anyone besides me, and college baseball practice is underway – and games...

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MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011

WSU heats up over weekend 

COUGARS It is so strange to look out my window this morning and not see snow on the ground. It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, isn't it? Though we were in the Bay Area for the basketball games, we understand it was around 50...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 2011

WSU's win at Stanford is a first 25 

COUGARS Believe it or not, that's the first time I've ever covered a team that won a game in Stanford's Maples Pavilion. When UC Irvine played there in the early 1980s, the Anteaters lost. And Washington State? The Cougars hadn't won there in five years....

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SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 2011

WSU rallies past Stanford, 61-58 

COUGARS It was a night that even coach Ken Bone admitted his team could have packed it in. And he wasn't referring to Reggie Moore not playing. No, he was talking about how poorly the Cougars played offensively in the first half. It was the...

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WSU trails 32-23 at half 

COUGARS Washington State has scored less than 23 points in a first half twice this year, but it doesn't bode well for the Cougars when they do. The two times they scored 22 came against Kansas State and USC. We all know what happened in...

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WSU set to play the Cardinal 

COUGARS As the weekend begins (and by that we don't mean the basketball weekend, but the real one), it's not a bad time to step back and look at where we are in the Pac-10 basketball race. It's early, but it will get late quick....

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FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

Zags roll, Bjorklund gets record

Shoutout today for Tennessee's all-time leader in 3-pointers - Spokane's own Angie Bjorklund, above in a Knoxville News-Sentinel photo and the Stanford women. Where does the time go? The plan was an early morning women's basketball post and then start the long weekend. Started the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

BYU's Mindy Bonham (22) fouls Gonzaga's Claire Raap (35) in the first half Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Lots of news in women's basketball 

It’s a fun time in women’s basketball with Spokane on the edge of the excitement, three months before two weekends of the NCAA Tournament is going to be here. The UConn juggernaut continues to roll … winning its 88th straight on Tuesday, led by Maya...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 21, 2010

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