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

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

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Gonzaga-Texas A&M: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-71 victory over the Aggies

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 94-71 win over Texas A&M on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins hits 500-assist mark in rout of Texas A&M

He may be a little unorthodox, but Josh Perkins has firmly placed himself among great Gonzaga point guards.


Top 25 Capsules: UConn upsets No. 15 Syracuse at 2K Classic

Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert scored 16 points each to lead Connecticut to a 83-76 upset of No. 15 Syracuse in the first game of the 2K Classic Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

TV Take: First viewing of Rui Hachimura this season shows ESPN crew the talent Gonzaga fans already knew

In the past year or so, those who watch Gonzaga basketball games on television have come to know Eric Rothman and Caron Butler well.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

What could have happened if Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie or Zach Norvell Jr. left Gonzaga after last season? Just take a look at Texas A&M

It has been a tale of two programs since Gonzaga and Texas A&M last met almost three years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9 p.m.

Eastern Washington opens home slate against Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2K Empire Classic

After lopsided losses to a pair of college basketball heavyweights, Eastern Washington is ready to take on someone its own size. And in its own arena. The Eagles (0-2) host …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Live updates: Gonzaga offense comes to life in second half in 94-71 rout of Texas A&M

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs host the Texas A&M Aggies at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. You can watch the game on ESPN2.


Seattle University defeats Washington State’s men’s basketball team for first time since 1978-79 season

Terrell Brown scored a game-high 20 points, with eight coming in the final 86 seconds, and Seattle University held off Washington State 78-69 in nonconference men’s basketball play Wednesday night.


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

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

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 …


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: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Key matchup: Texas A&M’s TJ Starks will test Gonzaga’s backcourt

Texas A&M has multiple scoring threats, with five players averaging in double figures, but point guard TJ Starks appears to be one of the Aggies’ barometers.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Gonzaga ‘felt like home’ to Anton Watson as Gonzaga Prep standout makes official decision to join Bulldogs

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson officially signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Gonzaga men’s basketball program next season on Wednesday after orally committing last June.


Shadle Park’s Jacob Groves headlines Eastern Washington’s signing class

Eastern Washington men’s basketball has signed a pair of players – including the brother of a current member of the team – to letters of intent to play for the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Washington State coach Ernie Kent signs pair of Juco players with Division I experience

The Juco influence on this particular WSU team is heavy and it’ll be even more so in 2019-20 after Kent inked two JC players Wednesday, getting signatures from Daron Henson …


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

Texas big man Drew Timme commits to Gonzaga

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.


Cameron Tyson’s big night not enough as Idaho falls to Nicholls State

The Vandals fell to 0-2 with the 83-80 loss in their first home game. But the freshman Tyson introduced himself to Idaho’s fans with a flourish.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Zykera Rice dominates inside as Gonzaga overpowers Idaho State 70-51

Saddled by foul trouble in her last game, Zykera Rice had no such issues on Tuesday night.


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

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

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Gonzaga hoping to add talented forward Drew Timme to 2019 recruiting class

Gonzaga’s 2019 recruiting class is off to a strong start with commitments from Anton Watson, Brock Ravet and Martynas Arlauskas.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

John Blanchette: Santa Clara answers Mark Few’s call to arms

It’s Santa Clara’s answer to comments Gonzaga’s longtime basketball coach made to Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney at last month’s West Coast Conference media day at Orleans Arena – …


How we voted: Duke the undisputed No. 1 after blazing past Kentucky in season opener

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named WCC player of week

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was honored as the WCC player of the week.


Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga stays at No. 3 in AP poll, Duke climbs into top spot

The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as …


Cougars use Robert Franks, tough defense to top Nicholls State in season opener

Washington State’s various zone configurations Sunday forced Nicholls State into 19 turnovers, and a mediocre 24 of 66 shooting from the floor. The result was a decisive 89-72 victory for …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Gonzaga tightens up defense in blowout win over Texas Southern

Everything is a work in progress this early in the college basketball season.


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 …