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JOHN BLANCHETTE

Analysis: Gonzaga absorbs Texas A&M’s early shots, pulls away for comfortable win

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:04 a.m.

Gonzaga was expecting a stout challenge from Texas A&M, nicely timed before the loaded eight-team Maui Invitational begins a three-day run Monday. The short-handed Aggies complied, for most of the first half. The third-ranked Zags created some separation late in the first half and controlled the second for a 94-71 victory in front of a packed house of 6,000 Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Gonzaga earns high marks again for student-athletes’ graduation rates

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Gonzaga shares second place nationally with its student-athletes graduating at a 99 percent rate, according the latest NCAA figures. Harvard achieved 100 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The Zags shared second with Columbia, Dartmouth, Evansville, Loyola-Chicago and Yale.

Texas big man Drew Timme commits to Gonzaga

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Gonzaga bolstered its 2019 recruiting class with a standout forward from Texas. Drew Timme announced his commitment Wednesday morning to the Zags at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.

Hotel labor dispute could impact Gonzaga’s, fans’ Maui trip

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

The Maui Invitational annually serves up stunning scenery, warm ocean breezes and the best holiday tournament college basketball has to offer. That won’t change next week with a loaded field that includes No. 1 Duke, No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 9 Auburn, but several teams, including GU, and their fans might experience some disruptions at the island paradise due to a hotel workers strike.