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UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Gonzaga’s No. 1 offense clashes with Texas Tech’s No. 1 defense in Elite Eight showdown

No. 1 seed Gonzaga (33-3) and No. 3 Texas Tech (29-6) will spend 40 minutes Saturday at the Honda Center trying to determine whose No. 1 in the West Regional …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga faces tough task, but appears better equipped to deal with Florida State in Sweet 16 rematch

The Sweet 16 rematch unfolds Thursday at the Honda Center and both teams have improved since that meeting last March.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Gonzaga faces hard-hat style of game against tough-minded Baylor

“Coach (Mark) Few said we have to get our hard hats on,” said senior point guard Josh Perkins, characterizing Saturday’s matchup between top-seeded Gonzaga and hard-nosed Baylor in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Could it happen again? Gonzaga wary of 1-vs.-16 matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson

Gonzaga and Fairleigh Dickinson collide Thursday, both with an eye on NCAA Tournament history.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide again for WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s resume what’s become essentially an annual March rite when they clash Tuesday night for the WCC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Waves surfing momentum of three tourney wins into rematch with No. 1 Gonzaga

Eighth-seeded Pepperdine has rattled off three wins in three nights, including an impressive 89-72 thrashing of No. 4 San Francisco on Saturday, to earn a shot at top-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to close out perfect WCC season against rival Gaels

OK, so some of the buildup to the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game disappeared Thursday when the Gaels clinched the second seed and joined the regular-season champion Zags with a double-bye in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Gonzaga offense eyes improvement in rematch against patient Pacific

It was arguably Gonzaga’s worst offensive performance of the season. The Zags still won by 31 points.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Gonzaga trying to preserve unbeaten home, West Coast Conference records

The second-ranked Zags (25-2, 12-0 WCC) are in the mix for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, which generally comes with the benefit of staying fairly close to Spokane …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Gonzaga wary of San Diego entering rematch

Win big, as the Zags have done in most WCC contests and skeptics rail about the shortcomings of the conference. Win close, and the Zags gets an earful for allowing …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Record-setting Gonzaga tries to keep pace against Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga is flirting with history, both national and West Coast Conference, which can’t sit well with conference mates on the receiving end of blowout losses.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women digging in on defense ahead of homestretch against San Diego, BYU

The Zags’ 11-1 conference record has been built with strength down low and quick hands on the perimeter.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Can Saint Mary’s slow Gonzaga’s march through WCC?

Gonzaga has motored through the first nine games of its WCC schedule, compiling a historic winning margin along the way.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Motivation strong for Gonzaga, San Francisco in rematch

It was the only game in doubt in the closing minutes during Gonzaga’s 12-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Gonzaga faces quick turnaround, talented San Diego Toreros

Gonzaga put together one of its most complete efforts of the season in a 93-63 beatdown of BYU on Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Gonzaga puts West Coast Conference road winning streak on the line against BYU

The Zags have won four straight over BYU in front of packed houses of nearly 19,000 inside the spacious Marriott Center, where visitors have walked away on the losing end …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to continue WCC road mastery against Santa Clara

The fourth-ranked Zags have won 26 straight WCC road games, the longest active streak in the country, entering Saturday’s rematch against Santa Clara at the Leavey Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Gonzaga rolling, despite game-plan tactics of WCC foes

Four games into the WCC season it’s apparent opponents are going deeper into the playbook when facing fifth-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Gonzaga dealing with another physical, defensive-minded foe in Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, San Francisco collide with first place on line in WCC

San Francisco (14-2, 2-0) has emerged as Gonzaga’s primary challenger through the season’s first two months. The Dons have an opportunity to show they’re more than just a contender while …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

14th-ranked Gonzaga women not looking past Portland as showdown with BYU looms

At first sight, this would be the perfect time for the Gonzaga women to look past their next opponent.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Gonzaga knows recipe for WCC success as Pacific makes trip to Spokane

Gonzaga’s last non-BYU/SMC setback was to San Diego, 69-66, on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Zags, including the WCC Tournament, have gone 84-6 since losing to …


Former Eastern Washington, Dallas safety Matt Johnson hopes Eagles, Cowboys make Saturday a day to remember

The stars in Texas, big and bright as they say, aligned somewhat perfectly this weekend for one former Eastern Washington football player.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington must again beat the odds to top North Dakota State for national title

Eastern Washington wasn’t expected to win a Big Sky Conference title – let alone reach the FCS national championship game – when its most recognizable figure, All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Santa Clara’s resurgence adds spice to Gonzaga’s WCC opener

Back on Nov. 14, the Gonzaga-Santa Clara game looked like a yawner on the schedule.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Gonzaga expects tougher test from CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners

Gonzaga’s last three games, all at home, all against overmatched competition, have produced wins by an average of 46.7 points. Any reason to expect something different when CSU Bakersfield visits …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Chance to grab program-record 11th win has motivated Washington State ahead of Alamo Bowl

Most of them don’t share the same zeal for history as their head coach, but Washington State football players still know enough about what has and hasn’t been accomplished by …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga entertains Division I newcomer North Alabama following holiday break

North Alabama is in the first year of a four-year transition to Division I. The Lions were a Division II power before joining the Atlantic Sun Conference in all sports …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins will see familiar faces with Denver’s visit

Denver versus Gonzaga on Friday at the McCarthey Athletic Center is something of a homecoming game for Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Travel-weary Gonzaga back home to face UT Arlington

After a demanding stretch of prime matchups, long road trips and finals week, Gonzaga could probably use a break.