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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Texas A&M, SEC about to get a taste of what Gonzaga basketball means to Spokane

Texas A&M visits the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday, and there’s a good chance third-ranked Gonzaga will see an Aggies’ squad closer to full strength.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins closes in on 500 career assists

When he reaches that mark, the redshirt senior will become only the sixth Zag to achieve the feat.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:39 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shrugs off foul trouble, thumps Texas Southern 104-67

No. 3 Gonzaga shook off the absence of two top scorers, opened up a 22-point lead at the break and cruised to a 104-67 victory over Texas Southern in front …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga-Texas Southern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 104-67 victory over the Tigers

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 104-67 win over Texas Southern on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga turns ‘very interesting matchup’ into 104-67 blowout win over Texas Southern

Before the start of Gonzaga’s 104-67 blowout of Texas Southern in front of the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Greg Heister and the SWX broadcast crew took turns …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Showdown in Cheney: Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready for upstart, No. 4 UC Davis

UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Washington State-Colorado game will feature teams with contrasting styles: one that can close, one that can’t

WSU (8-1, 5-1), ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the College Football Playoff ranking, is off to its best start since 2002 and will …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

After upsetting Baylor, Texas Southern hopes to stay levelheaded against third-ranked Gonzaga

Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones and several of his key players have toured some of the toughest venues in college basketball. The Tigers traditionally play a road-heavy, nonconference schedule stocked …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

No. 10 Washington State hoping to ‘get revenge’ on Cal after stinging loss in 2017

As the 2018 Cougars prepare for the next opponent on their schedule, flashbacks of last year’s dud at Memorial Stadium are imminent – but they aren’t necessarily unhealthy.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball opens with exhibition game against Central Washington

Gonzaga’s fan base gets its first look Thursday in an exhibition game against Central Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 25 Washington State should be sweet encore to ESPN College GameDay show

Hours after ESPN College GameDay disassembles its set, Kirk Herbstreit leaves Wazzu for Purdue and tens of thousands of Cougar fans recharge from the early-morning party on the corner of …


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 …