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West Coast Conference: BYU, Saint Mary’s likely to battle for second place

The prize recruit in the West Coast Conference last spring wasn’t a 7-foot center with forward skills, a jumping-jack slasher with a touch from 3 or a consummate playmaker at …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Jake Browning shines as No. 11 Washington routs No. 20 BYU 35-7

Jake Browning completed 23 of 25 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown, and No. 11 Washington was thoroughly dominant on both sides of the ball in a 35-7 rout …


Three-run eighth inning gives Gonzaga win over BYU in West Coast Conference baseball

Mac Lardner pitched two-hit ball over six innings and Gonzaga scored three runs in the eighth inning Saturday to defeat Brigham Young 4-3 to complete a three-game West Coast Conference …


Gonzaga drops West Coast Conference baseball game at Brigham Young

Brian Hsu’s two-out, two-run homer to left field in the seventh inning Thursday lifted the BYU Cougars (11-9, 1-3) to a 6-4 win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-9, 2-2) in …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Heading into Selection Sunday, six games that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season

Gonzaga is back where it seemingly always is at this time of year. The Zags are WCC regular-season and tournament champions for the sixth straight season. They’re ranked No. 6 …


Sixth-ranked Gonzaga hits its stride with NCAA Tournament approaching

The question was telegraphed and Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins intercepted it like an All-Pro cornerback.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

John Blanchette: Sixth straight tournament win just as sweet for Gonzaga

The last sliver of confetti had settled on the floor at Orleans Arena and the net had been scissored into souvenirs, so the Gonzaga Bulldogs drifted away toward their locker …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Amid adverse season, BYU sees NCAA Tournament hopes crushed in loss to Gonzaga

Brigham Young’s 2017-18 basketball season took its first nosedive months before the Cougars reconvened in Provo for preseason workouts.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:20 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins mixes in some scoring to go with big assist numbers

One by one, the Gonzaga Bulldogs climbed the ladder to the hoop and cut off pieces of the net.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie voted WCC Tournament most outstanding player

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie was asked for one word in his native French to describe how the Zags played in


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in blowing out BYU, claiming another WCC Tournament title

It was one highlight play after another on an endless loop. Slick passes, 3-pointers that barely ruffled the net, suffocating defense, steals, smart passes, run-out layups.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 74-54 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 74-54 win over BYU in the championship game of the WCC Tournament on Tuesday, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga overpowers BYU, thrills ESPN crew again

Simply put, that was impressive. Not just Gonzaga’s defense-powered 74-54 win over BYU to win the West Coast Conference Tournament – and the league’s NCAA automatic berth – for the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:55 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Killian Tillie leads the way as Gonzaga thumps BYU 74-54 for WCC Tournament title

Killian Tillie continued his scoring clinic as the sophomore forward scored a team-high 22 points to lead top-seeded Gonzaga to a 74-54 rout of BYU in the WCC Tournament championship …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s upset by Yoeli Childs, BYU in WCC semifinal

Yoeli Childs scored a career-high 33 points, Elijah Bryant chipped in 25 and third-seeded BYU beat second-seeded Saint Mary’s 85-72 Monday night in a WCC semifinal game at Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

John Blanchette: Tabbed as underdogs to start the season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs again showed the WCC goes through them

On a day when everyone wanted to fly college basketball’s flag at half-staff, the Gonzaga Bulldogs went through the routine of raising another – all the way up. Another all …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga dominates BYU to secure outright WCC title

Mark Few wanted to share Gonzaga’s latest accomplishment – an outright WCC championship by virtue of an impressive 79-65 win over BYU at the jam-packed Marriott Center on Saturday. But …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Emma Stach, Emma Wolfram celebrate Senior Day, but know there is more work ahead

The Zags honored Emma Stach and fifth-year senior Emma Wolfram in a Senior Day ceremony just before tipoff. Wolfram, who redshirted her freshman year under Kelly Graves, was sidelined for …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

TV Take: Clichés get a workout from broadcast crew in Gonzaga’s big win over BYU

Gonzaga has won the West Coast Conference regular season basketball title so often recently, it’s almost a cliché.


Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-65 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-65 win over BYU on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women turn on the defensive pressure in 62-37 rout of BYU in regular-season finale

Of course, the Gonzaga women had long ago clinched the West Coast Conference regular-season title. This was about the Zags making a statement and taking another step toward the one …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga cruises past BYU 79-65, earns outright WCC regular-season title

With the victory, the Bulldogs (27-4, 17-1 West Coast Conference) claimed the outright regular-season title and secured the top seed in the WCC Tournament March 2-6 in Las Vegas.


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: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to end regular season on a strong note against tough BYU

This week hasn’t felt much different than most weeks inside The Kennel for Emma Stach.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Even through injury, Gonzaga senior Emma Wolfram provides a spark for the Bulldogs

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is doing something amazing for Emma Wolfram, whose injuries kept her off the court all season: a ceremonial start on Senior Day against BYU.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to contain BYU’s Elijah Bryant again

Elijah Bryant does it all for BYU. He leads the Cougars in scoring (17.6), shares first in steals (39) and he’s second in rebounding (6.5), blocks (19) and assists (2.4).


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Silas Melson has been tearing it up, though not in BYU game

Some nights just aren’t for the books. Silas Melson knew that Saturday, when the Gonzaga Bulldogs shut down BYU 68-60.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

John Blanchette: Never mind the white shirts; Gonzaga treasures blue-collar win

The Bulldogs put an end to this hex or voodoo or whammy or whatever it was that Brigham Young held over their heads in the McCarthey Athletic Center the previous …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shines in crunch time again, holds off BYU

Those 30-, 40-point WCC blowouts of late December and early January have given way to a new-look Gonzaga basketball team. Back then, the points came easy as Gonzaga’s point totals …


Gonzaga student section mostly follows call for costume change

After Brigham Young put a wrinkle in Gonzaga’s nearly perfect regular season record last year, it’s not a wonder that Saturday’s rematch inside the Kennel could have stirred up some …