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SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, right, fights UCLA’s Jonah Bolden, left, for a critical turnover in the second half Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at McCarthey Athletic Center. UCLA edged the Zags 71-66. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

GU comes up short in crunch time

Good evening. Back home after Gonzaga's 71-66 loss to UCLA on Saturday. This one looked a lot like GU's two previous losses (Arizona and Texas A&M): a tight game that came down to the closing minutes with the opponent making more plays than the Zags....

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer shot over and around Kevon Looney and UCLA to the tune of 24 points. (Associated Press)

Zags, Bruins meet again

Round three of Gonzaga-UCLA in the last calendar year takes place Saturday at 7 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Zags won both meetings last season, in Pauley Pavilion and in the Sweet 16 in Houston. The Bruins are a little more than a week...

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THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few hugs Przemek Karnowski after a college basketball regional semifinal game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga won 74-62. (David Phillip / Associated Press)

Zags power past Bruins, into Elite Eight

I caught Mark Few returning from post-game media session in a nearly empty hallway after Gonzaga's 74-62 win over UCLA and asked him a couple of questions before a few more reporters arrived. Few explained what he imparted during a timeout when the Bruins had...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

Gonzaga guard Byron Wesley, right, takes a shot at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Colin Mulvany)

Game day for Gonzaga, UCLA

Gonzaga is trying to go where only the 1999 Zags have gone before: The Elite Eight. UCLA is standing in their way. Here's our coverage in today's paper: My game preview, John Blanchette's column on Steve Alford and his Spokane connection, Colin Mulvany's photo gallery,...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

Gonzaga guard Eric McClellan dribbles the ball around Iowa guard Anthony Clemmons. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags preparing for Bruins, part II

A little of everything today as Gonzaga moves closer to its Sweet 16 matchup with UCLA on Friday. Here's what we had in the S-R: John Blanchette caught up with Eric McClellan and his mom as the junior guard continues to rebuild his career after...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015

Unsweetened 16

Gonzaga and UCLA have some NCAA tournament history. The teams collide again Friday in another Sweet 16 matchup, and that prompts some unpleasant memories in Zagville of a 2006 game that will no bearing on this week's showdown in Houston. GU handled the Bruins for...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

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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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

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, MARCH 15, 2014

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, MARCH 13, 2014

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, MARCH 12, 2014

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, MARCH 11, 2014

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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SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Washington State seniors went out in style last night, upending UCLA in the regular season finale. We've also got video and quotes from the win. However, the laws of the universe required that the WSU women fall in the Pac-12 tournament...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Washington State knocked off No. 20 California last night to return to the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament semifinals for the second time in three years. Thomas Clouse watched watched Lia Galdeira scored 28 points to lead the Cougars in their 91-83 win...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Friday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- For awhile it seemed that the USC game could very well be Washington State's last win of the season. Then last night they lost it thanks to a brutal second half. Here's our game story from the loss. Before the game former...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

Thursday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The vocal majority that despises a proposed NCAA football rule change that would give defenses 10 seconds to substitute got welcome news yesterday. The proposal has been tabled, effectively cast off into a sea of bureaucracy and red tape from which it...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Just one more day until the Cougars take on Oregon in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament. Thomas Clouse will be covering the team, and he's got a story on the matchup. Washington State will have a pair of All-Conference players taking the...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

Deone Bucannon became an All-American at Washington State and there was little doubt that the safety would have a chance to show his stuff in the NFL. Because of his eye-popping combine numbers Bucannon could be picked pretty early in May's NFL draft. The experts...

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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

Monday morning Pac-12 links 

Show me the money? Show him the diploma. Jason Monda's decision to turn his nose at a $200,000 signing bonus is the basis of our college baseball preview. The team split its double-header with Cal State Northridge yesterday. The Pac-12 media was proven to be...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014

Sunday morning Pac-12 links

The regular season is over for the WSU women's basketball team, which fell to No. 5 Stanford on Saturday. The Cougars will head to next week's Pac-12 tournament in Seattle as the No. 7 seed, and will play Oregon in the first round. WSU will...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014

Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Seattle -- The Washington Huskies left no doubt they were the better team on Friday night, teasing the Cougars with their sharp shooting and clamping down on the Washington State offense. The Huskies made of half their shots and the Cougars barely broke 30...

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