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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga clamps down on James Batemon, Lions in 73-55 victory

Gonzaga has made strides taking away the opponent’s primary scoring option over the last eight games, something it struggled with during the first month of the season.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

BYU ends No. 13 Gonzaga women’s 12-game win streak

Shaylee Gonzales scored 17 points and Paisley Johnson made two free throws with 1:02 left for what proved to be the winning points in BYU’s 70-68 win over No. 13 …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga comes up clutch again in win over San Francisco

Duke, Tennessee, and now San Francisco. Gonzaga has been involved in three of the best games in college basketball with the season barely past the midpoint.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga withstands early Pacific push, turns up defensive pressure in rout

Pacific was doing what it could to keep it competitive and frustrate Gonzaga. The Tigers ran time off the shot clock, hit just enough shots and did a nice job …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys power past Seahawks for 24-22 wild-card win

A rare one-and-done for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL playoffs. A first for Russell Wilson.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura gives family something to cheer about in Gonzaga’s 89-54 victory

Rui Hachimura needed only to look into the crowd to find extra motivation Monday. The junior forward’s mom, sister and mom’s friend traveled from Japan to watch Hachimura’s last two …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Analysis: Washington State captures program-record 11th win, beating Iowa State 28-26 in Alamo Bowl

It was something they’d become obsessed with this month.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga makes another run at record book before coasting to easy win over North Alabama

No. 7 Gonzaga opened up against North Alabama with a run that just kept going. It lasted most of the first half and produced basketball scores rarely seen, such as …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga overcomes off night on offense to topple Washington

This didn’t look anything like Gonzaga’s first eight games of the season. Or its last four victories against cross-state rival Washington. But it was still effective.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington turns to defense, special teams in FCS playoff-opening victory over Nicholls State

Linebacker Ketner Kupp’s 95-yard interception return in the final minutes put an exclamation point on the rout.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr. heats up as Gonzaga wins shootout over Creighton

Zach Norvell Jr. insists there isn’t a switch attached to his jersey, one he seemingly flips to turn a miserable first half into a memorable second. The sophomore wing has …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Analysis: No. 1 Gonzaga avoids letdown, throttles North Dakota State 102-60

It took some effort to muster concerns Monday night against overmatched North Dakota State, but Gonzaga has experience lulls following Thanksgiving week tournaments. Reaching deep into the wayback machine, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

TV Take: Defense down the stretch gives Gonzaga perfect ending to Maui Invitational with title win over Duke

This is what everybody wanted, right? No. 1 Duke versus No. 3 Gonzaga for the championship of the best early-season tournament of the year, the Maui Invitational. And the game …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

John Blanchette: Good Zags show up to replace Bad Zags in Maui Invitational semifinal win

In normal circumstances, there might be occasion to bask in the glow of Tuesday’s 91-74 sprint past Arizona a smidgen longer – just to appreciate the fulfillment of taking something …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

Analysis: Second-half surge carries Gonzaga past Arizona, into Maui Invitational title game

Every bucket – and there was an endless supply of them for Gonzaga in the second half – brought a louder roar than the one before.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

TV Take: Duo of Jay Bilas, Dan Schulman doesn’t miss much in Gonzaga’s comeback win over Arizona at Maui Invitational

Every great comeback consists of two parts. There is the building of a deficit, the mistakes, the shortcomings, whatever goes wrong to build a hill to scramble over. And there …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Gonzaga-Arizona: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 91-74 victory over the Wildcats at the Maui Invitational

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 91-74 win over Arizona on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

How will Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke handle Duke’s Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish? We’ll find out in the Maui Invitational final

Hachimura would be giving away roughly 50 pounds, but he is Gonzaga’s strongest interior player and had success defending 260-pound Jock Landale last season. Clarke is an option, but he’d …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge to win opener of Maui Invitational

Gonzaga did something that defied all odds Monday at the Maui Invitational. The third-ranked Zags committed 14 turnovers in the first half – charges, errant inbound passes, ill-advised drives into …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington thumps UC Davis 59-20 in Big Sky showdown

EWU (8-2, 6-1), UC Davis (8-2, 6-1), Weber State (8-2, 6-1) are currently tied atop the standings going into the final week of the regular season.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women pull past San Francisco 65-53 to clinch WCC title game berth

The Gonzaga women sweated out a few scary moments against San Francisco, but Jill Barta led a second-half charge and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to help the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Analysis: Up-and-down Gonzaga finishes on high note against USF

Ten great minutes. Ten lousy minutes. Twenty edge-of-your seat minutes. No. 15 Gonzaga showed every side of its basketball personality, both good and bad, but found a way to hold …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga grounds Pilots for second time in two weeks

The rematch was pretty much a replay. Gonzaga roughed up the Portland Pilots for the second time in two weeks. It wasn’t quite the 46-point blowout of two weeks ago …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga turns page on Saint Mary’s with solid win over Santa Clara

It’s one thing to dismiss a 16-point loss to Villanova, which just might be the best team in the country. It’s another to move on from a home loss to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Analysis: Jock Landale carries Gaels past Gonzaga, into sole possession of first place in WCC

Saint Mary’s had the best player on the floor in Jock Landale. The Gaels also had the second best player on the floor in crunch time in Calvin Hermanson.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off Dons to set up showdown with Saint Mary’s

For the first time in WCC play, Gonzaga was tested, not necessarily a white-knuckle, last-possession affair, but a challenge nonetheless from San Francisco in front of a packed house at …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Analysis: Silas Melson keeps Gonzaga rolling after Johnathan Williams’ sidelined in win over Portland

The night couldn’t have turned out more differently for Silas Melson and Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga’s lone seniors.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Johnathan Williams dominates inside, leads Gonzaga to 85-66 win

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams didn’t make every shot Saturday night against Loyola Marymount. It only seemed like it. And he had a valid reason for a couple of his misses.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga’s bigs pave way in easy win over Pepperdine

Pick a stat. Paint points. Second-chance points. Bench points. Rebounding. All Gonzaga. More accurately, almost all Gonzaga bigs.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Analysis: Strong defense, ball-handling spur Gonzaga’s rout over Santa Clara

On a night when Gonzaga cracked the 100-point mark for a school-record fifth time this season, offense seemed to be last thing on the Zags’ minds.