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Key moments

A collection of Spokesman-Review stories recounting key moments the Gonzaga men’s basketball program and its rise to mid-major dominance.

John Blanchette: Zags enjoy view from the top

In a new twist to an old tale, the Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrated their latest bauble with a hike among their flock roaring hosannas at the Orleans Arena. Sure, past champions have gone into the stands before to celebrate with their peeps. But these Zags climbed all the way to the top.

Gonzaga holds No. 1 ranking

Gonzaga is no one-week wonder at No. 1. The Bulldogs beat Loyola Marymount 66-48 in its first — and so far only — game as the nation's top-ranked team. They will look to win the West Coast Conference title Monday night.

Zags win to open McCarthey era

Mark Few didn't even try to defend his Gonzaga Bulldogs' effort on defense Friday night. "It was absolutely the worst I've seen in my 16 years here," the Zags sixth-year head basketball coach said.

Zags climb to highest ranking ever: No. 4

The Gonzaga University men's basketball program stepped up to a whole new level Monday when the Bulldogs moved up to No. 4 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 rankings.

Zags retire Stockton’s No. 12

John Stockton has a ready explanation as to why no player at Gonzaga University has been issued jersey number 12 since he graduated in 1984. And it isn't that the keeper of the uniforms kept it in a drawer - a pocket veto, if you will. "I don't think anybody asked for it," he joked, the self-deprecation needle going into the red. Hmm. Could be something to that. It's never easy to be the guy who follows The Guy, even if such an unlucky soul was never expected to come along at Gonzaga.

Good Enough To Make Terps Find Answers

Nope, they weren't another Cleveland State. Didn't do a Santa Clara. Couldn't pull a Siena. They were just the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and with the dancing done for now, that's enough.