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UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Gonzaga tangles with athletic Florida State in Sweet 16 showdown

Gonzaga has seen just about everything possible on the basketball court during coach Mark Few’s tenure. However, Florida State, Thursday’s challenger in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center, qualifies …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Gonzaga, Ohio State have come long way since November meeting at PK80

Gonzaga handed Ohio State its worst loss of the season Nov. 23 at the PK80 Invitational in Portland. It’s what has happened since that will determine the outcome of Saturday’s …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Gonzaga wary of underdog UNC Greensboro ahead of NCAA Tournament opener

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is usually the most entertaining as underdogs take a swing at blue bloods and immediately became national darlings if they pull off an …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Gonzaga men set for another tough test from fourth-seeded Dons

You’ve been warned. “Great shooters, and the point guard (Frankie Ferrari) is playing great. Another game just like this,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, previewing Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal date …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Gonzaga opens against Loyola Marymount in the WCC Tournament quarterfinals

Gonzaga has a number of ongoing streaks, but three take precedence for the immediate future.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Gonzaga faces BYU with one last regular-season goal remaining

Gonzaga’s regular-season checklist isn’t quite complete.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga chases West Coast Conference championship on road against San Diego

Gonzaga’s trip to the Jenny Craig Pavilion last February resulted in a 96-38 thrashing that ranked among GU’s biggest blowouts and equaled the worst loss in San Diego’s history.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women can build momentum going into West Coast Conference Tournament

Games against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Saturday also offer an opportunity to reflect on another remarkable year: The Zags are 22-5 overall, WCC champs for the 13th …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Back in first place, Gonzaga tries to stay put as Loyola Marymount comes to town

It took Gonzaga nearly a month of work to move back into a tie for first place in the West Coast Conference. It required seven straight wins. It took four …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Gonzaga takes second shot at slowing Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s

How will the Zags approach defending Saint Mary’s star center Jock Landale?The answer should go a long way in deciding the outcome of the WCC game of the year Saturday …


Caution: Road work ahead if Gonzaga wants to claim another WCC title

If Gonzaga plans on hoisting its 17th WCC regular-season title trophy in 18 seasons, it’ll have to do the heavy lifting on the road.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Gonzaga takes another shot at caging BYU Cougars in Kennel

Winning streaks are common at the McCarthey Athletic Center, compiled by a Gonzaga basketball team with one of the nation’s best home-court winning percentages since the cozy 6,000-seat arena opened …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga gets first look at defensive-minded San Diego

San Diego made strides in the win column in coach Lamont Smith’s first two seasons, but the Toreros weren’t getting it done at the defensive end. That didn’t sit well …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Corey Kispert back on track as Gonzaga entertains USF to open second half of WCC season

Corey Kispert was back to being Corey Kispert on Thursday, one of the most promising developments for Gonzaga in a 95-79 road victory over Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk stands on brink of scoring mark with Eastern Washington home for two games

Bogdan Bliznyuk is excited about becoming the leading career scorer in Eastern Washington history. He just doesn’t want to talk about it.


Gonzaga hoping for repeat success in second duel with Portland

This admittedly isn’t a widely accepted hypothesis, but maybe getting thrashed by Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center isn’t such a bad thing for the Zags’ WCC opponents.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Gonzaga women enter next challenges riding 10-game winning streak

Laura Stockton and the Bulldogs are looking down at the rest of the West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Gonzaga trying to keep bounce-back record clean against Broncos

Gonzaga wants to avoid being in these situations, but it has aced three bounce-back tests following losses this season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s clash with first place in the WCC on the line

No. 13 Gonzaga (16-3, 6-0 WCC) and Saint Mary’s (17-2, 6-0) will determine the pecking order, at least until their Feb. 10 meeting in Moraga, at 6 p.m. Thursday at …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

After rolling to a perfect WCC start, Gonzaga anticipates tough test from San Francisco

The game before the big game should be more competitive than Gonzaga’s first five WCC games. It almost has to be, considering the Zags have vanquished four of their five …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Fresh off Daejon Davis buzzer beater, Stanford brings momentum into matchup with Washington State

After a three-game skid to open Pac-12 Conference play, the Washington State Cougars head into the second week of January looking to rediscover their form and find some momentum. Perhaps …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Gonzaga having easy time against WCC’s have-nots heading into game at struggling LMU

Gonzaga’s schedule is routinely front-loaded. The Zags face most of their biggest challenges in the non-conference prior to the Christmas break. The Zags’ WCC slate is just the opposite.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Heavily favored Gonzaga not taking Pepperdine lightly

Gonzaga dusted two WCC opponents last week and the easy assumption is to expect more of the same against two foes pegged for the bottom half of the conference.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert making strides in recovery from ankle injury heading into matchup with Santa Clara

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert is feeling better in both body and mind. The freshman wing is a month removed from spraining his left ankle against Incarnate Word.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Gonzaga trying to extend 21-game winning streak in WCC openers

The year was 1996 and Gonzaga’s top five scorers in order were Paul Rogers, Jon Kinloch, Scott Snider, Kyle Dixon and Lorenzo Rollins. The question: When was the last time …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Forecast calls for challenging game when Gonzaga plays at San Diego State

Gonzaga players didn’t bother hiding their enthusiasm for warmer weather on the 12th-ranked Bulldogs’ latest road trip.


Gonzaga working on execution after Saturday’s close call versus North Dakota

Count coach Mark Few among those who were surprised when Gonzaga didn’t foul intentionally on North Dakota’s last possession with the Zags nursing a three-point lead Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Gonzaga returns to court against revamped North Dakota

They lost numerous key players from a championship team after a landmark season. Gonzaga? Yeah, we’ve addressed that pretty thoroughly. North Dakota? For sure.


Gonzaga trying to get back on track against upset-minded Huskies

The fortunes of college basketball teams, even top five programs, can change in a hurry. Gonzaga and more so Washington are prime examples.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Gonzaga-Villanova matchup truly a clash of titans

There are showdowns and then there are bona fide circle-the-date games on the schedule. This one – No. 12 Gonzaga vs. No. 4 Villanova in the opener of the Jimmy …