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Portland State 77, Gonzaga 70

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The No. 7 Gonzaga Bulldogs lost a stunner
as 21 1/2-point favorites to Portland State 77-70 last night in
Spokane.

The defending Big Sky Conference champions notched their first
win over a ranked team since the Oregon university reinstated its
basketball program for the 1996-97 season.

The Vikings endured a roundabout trip to Spokane after winter
storms closed a portion of Interstate 84. They bused to Seattle and
then across the state to Spokane, arriving yesterday.

University of Portland transfer Jeremiah Dominguez scored 25
points, while University of Hawaii transfer Dominic Waters and
University of Washington transfer Phil Nelson each contributed 16
for Portland State. Dominguez made 7-of-10 3-pointers.

The Zags suffered their second straight loss to drop their
record to 9-3. They lost in overtime Saturday to No. 2 Connecticut
in the Battle of Seattle.

Matt Bouldin paced Gonzaga with 18 points.

Gonzaga was outrebounded 39-30.

Portland State improved its record to 9-3. The Vikings' coach is
Ken Bone, a former University of Washington assistant coach under
Lorenzo Romar.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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