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Zags game at the Bing

Gonzaga players celebrate Saturday’s 81-50 victory over San Diego.

Zag fans can watch the Gonzaga University/Brigham Young University basketball game tonight on a really big screen.

The Bing Crosby Theater will be showing the game live on its new 26-foot-by-18-foot HD screen, said theater manager Michael Smith.

The event is free, and beer and wine will be for sale at the venue, Smith said. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. game.

Gerald Dicker, who bought the theater a year ago, is a big Zags fan, Smith said.

The historic theater is located at 901 W. Sprague Ave. in downtown Spokane.

Just toured the Bing yesterday. What a fun place to watch the game! PS: They sell beer and wine and you can take it it your seat.

Where will you watch the game tonight?

Sacre, Carter Say Goodbye To Kennel

Gonzaga’s entire roster made sure Robert Sacre and Marquise Carter enjoyed their Senior Night. Carter had 13 points and five assists and Sacre chipped in five points and six rebounds as the Bulldogs routed Longwood 92-60 in front of an appreciative audience of 6,000 in the regular-season finale Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Freshmen Gary Bell Jr. (20 points), Kevin Pangos (12 points) and Ryan Spangler (12 points, 10 rebounds) helped the Bulldogs (24-5) build leads as large as 35 points against the visiting Lancers, a Division I independent from Farmville, Va./Jim Meehan, SR. More here. (Colin Mulvany SR photo of Marquise Carter, left, and Robert Sacre)

Question: What will be the legacy of Robert Sacre and Marquise Carter among the Zag greats?

Butler dines at Cedars

Gonzaga center Robert Sacre, left, strips the ball from Butler guard Jackson Aldridge as guard David Stockton (11) moves in during the second half of Tuesday night’s game in Spokane.

So yeah, GU stomped Butler Tuesday night. But the real story is where the Butler team dined Monday night. Butler's team dinner was at Cedars Floating Restaurant in Coeur d'Alene.

What? They couldn't find a decent restaurant in Spokane? I ran into John Elway outside Calypso's. At least that's who my husband said it was. Have you ever seen a celeb or sports star while dining in Cda?

Gonzaga women vs. Stanford

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Top-seeded Stanford pulled away from 11th-seeded Gonzaga in the second half 83-60 in the Spokane Regional final Monday in front of 11,646 at the Arena, ending the most successful season in the Bulldogs’ history. Greg Lee's SR story here. And: ESPN boxscore here.

Gonzaga women head to Elite Eight

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Gonzaga women defeat Louisville 76-69 to move on to the Elite Eight on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament regional semifinal in Spokane, Wash. Game story here. Gonzaga will face No. 1 seed Stanford at the Spokane Arena Monday with a trip to the Final Four on the line. Stanford beat North Carolina 72-65 in Spokane Saturday night. Stanford-North Carolina game story here.

Blanchette: Zags’ Climb Finally Over

The Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrated Monday night in a way they haven’t in at least a decade. They celebrated like it mattered, because it did. One more time, they turned back the challenge of Saint Mary’s, the Frazier to Gonzaga’s Ali here in the West Coast Conference, 75-63 in the championship game of the league tournament – and the NCAA Tournament pass that came with it, extending that residency to 13 consecutive years, was by no means incidental. But, really, this was about something else. “It was real,” Gray said. “It was … over.” Not the season, not by any means. But the climb/John Blanchette, SR. More here. (SR photo/Christopher Anderson: Marquise Carter of Gonzaga drives hard to the basket against the defense of Matthew Dellavedova of Saint Marys during their WCC Championship game on Monday. Carter was named the tournament’s MVP.)

Question: What do you think of this year's Gonzaga Bulldogs team now?

Gonzaga defeats Cal State Bakersfield

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Gonzaga wrapped up the regular season with a 96-49 victory over Cal State Bakersfield. The Bulldogs (22-9,11-3 WCC) won their seventh straight game.

Robert Sacre and Sam Dower scored 16 points apiece as Gonzaga cruised to a 96-49 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Monday night in its regular season finale.Mathis Monninghoff had 12 points for the Bulldogs (22-9) and Elias Harris added 10. Gonzaga's lone senior and leading scorer, Steven Gray, was held to nine points on senior night.Donavan Bragg led the Roadrunners (9-18) with 17 points, and Rashad Savage added 10. The Roadrunners shot just 25.9 percent in the second half and were held to 18 points/Associated Press. ESPN/AP game story and boxscore here.

Question: How will Gonzaga fare in the West Coast Conference tournament next weekend?

Gonzaga women defeat San Diego

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The 23rd-ranked Gonzaga women dispatched San Diego 80-58 Saturday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2011, as 6,000 fans paid homage to the most successful class in program history.

Zags fall to Tigers: 62-58

Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre looks to shoot over Memphis’ Will Barton during Saturday’s game at the Arena.

Just when one thinks the Gonzaga Bulldogs may have turned a corner, they run into another roadblock.

For the second straight game, the Bulldogs rallied from a 13-point deficit, only this time they weren’t able to finish the job, falling 62-58 to Memphis in the Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic viewed by 10,778 Saturday afternoon at the Arena.

Gonzaga women open in Seattle

Gonzaga players watch the selection show Monday, March 15, 2010, and find out they will play North Carolina in the opening round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. From left are Courtney Vandersloot, Carter Schick, Vivian Frieson and Heather Bowman.

SEATTLE — While the Gonzaga men got shipped across the country, the Gonzaga women are just going across the state.

The Bulldogs were given a No. 7 seed in the Sacramento region of the NCAA women’s tournament on Monday. They will open play on Saturday night against No. 10 seed North Carolina in the first round.

The other first-round matchup to be played in Seattle will feature No. 2 seed Texas A&M, champions of the Big 12 Conference tournament, against No. 15 seed Portland State, winners of the Big Sky tourney. More.

In NCAA related news Spokane’s Doubletree Hotel is scrambling to host teams. More here.

So how much basketball are you going to watch this week?

Zags player takes the stage

GU basketball player Steven Gray, right, and Jacob Moore perform a scene from the play “Take Me Out.”

“It’s like a suit I get to put on for a few hours every day,” Gray said. For the next three nights, he puts it on under the unforgiving lights of Gonzaga University’s Magnuson Theatre, in a staged reading of “Take Me Out,” Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play about a baseball superstar whose public declaration of his homosexuality sets in motion events first predictable and then tragic.

By Saturday night, he’ll be back at the McCarthey Athletic Center in the other suit he puts on for a few hours every day, the one with “Gonzaga” stenciled across the front, for the Bulldogs’ basketball opener against Mississippi Valley State.”

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Daye Only Zag Taken In Draft

Item: Pistons grab Daye at No. 15: Sophomore only Zag picked in draft/Jim Meehan, SR

More Info: No other Bulldogs were selected, a surprising development considering forward Josh Heytvelt was projected as second-rounder in numerous mock drafts and a first-rounder in at least one. Ex-Zags Jeremy Pargo and Micah Downs also didn’t hear their names called.

Question: Why do you think Daye was the only Gonzaga Bulldog taken in the NBA draft Thursday?

North Carolina 98, Gonzaga 77

North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough, left, shoots around the reach of Gonzaga guard Micah Downs (22) in the first half of a men’s NCAA tournament regional semifinal college basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., tonight. North Carolina led by double digits throughout the second half and won 98-77. ESPN boxscore here. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Getting Ready For North Carolina

Gonzaga coaches and players turn to watch as Micah Downs (rear with hand up ) shoots fom half court in Memphis, Tenn., today as they prepare for their Sweet Sixteen game against North Carolina Friday. Christopher Anderson/Spokesman-Review

So Near Yet So Far

Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot reacts after tipping a ball out of bounds late in the second half of a second-round women’s NCAA college basketball tournament game against Pittsburgh Monday in Seattle. Pittsburgh won 65-60. Dave Trimmer/Sportslink provides a complete wrap-up of the game here. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


NCAA: Pitt 65, Gonzaga 60

Pittsburgh’s Shavonte Zellous, left, and Gonzaga’s Janelle Bekkering vie for a loose ball during the first half in Seattle tonight in a second-round women’s NCAA college basketball tournament game. No. 15 Pittsburgh defeated Gonzaga 65-60. ESPN game story and boxscore here. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Replay Just As Good For Demetri

En route to post game media interview Demetri Goodson and Head Coach Mark Few stop to watch the replay of his game winning shot in the Portland Rose Garden at the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. (Christopher Anderson/Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga 83, Western Kentucky 81

Gonzaga’s Demetri Goodson (3) scores the winning shot while Western Kentucky’s A.J.Slaughter (4) looks on during the second-round men’s NCAA college basketball tournament game tonight in Portland, Ore. Gonzaga defeated Western Kentucky 83-81.  ESPN game story & boxscore here. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Zags 77, Zips 64

Akron’s Nikola Cvetinovic (13), of Serbia, and Gonzaga’s Steven Gray battle for a loose ball in the first half during a first-round men’s NCAA college basketball tournament game underway in Portland, Ore. ESPN boxscore here. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Sportslink report here.

Zips? There’s a basketball team named after our favorite hamburger stand? Zags? Do they even exist independent of Zigs? The Zips are playing the Zags? Is this March Madness or Dr. Seuss? This is it. This is the end. The NCAA tournament has reached its 71st birthday, a ripe old age. And after all the shining moments and the iconic figures– from the Tall Firs to the Wizard of Westwood to Magic versus Bird to Jimmy V – this is finally the last word in March matchups. Or at least the last letter. We have reached – wait for it – the zenith/John Blanchette, SR. More here.

DFO: The Zags will now play the winner of Illinois/Western Kentucky on Saturday. What do you think there chances of getting to the Sweet 16?

Poll: How far will the Zags go in the tourney?

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