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Kids pick the coolest favorite players, and Josh Perkins is the current king of the Zags

Short sports fanatics are my very favorite. By that, I mean kids.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Offensive-minded Gonzaga, North Carolina searching for gains defensively

They are separated by eight spots in the AP rankings and not much more than that in terms of their offensive and defensive disposition.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Carolina key matchup: Cameron Johnson causes problems with size, shooting stroke

The Tar Heels present several challenging matchups for the Zags, but we’ll highlight Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound guard who transferred to UNC after two seasons at Pittsburgh.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga, North Carolina pack milestones into three series meetings

The series consists of just three games, but what a trio for both programs. No. 4 Gonzaga (9-1) visits No. 12 North Carolina (7-2) at the Dean Smith Center on …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Ralph Walter: With Frisco at stake, there’s no better time to catch Eastern Washington football at the Inferno

For the fourth time since the National Championship run of 2010, Eastern Washington University is just a win away from a return trip to the FCS title game in Frisco, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Who is Rui? How an uncatchable fastball turned Gonzaga’s Hachimura from baseball prodigy to potential NBA lottery pick

Looking back, Rui Hachimura is grateful he stayed at Gonzaga through a stressful first year in Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Areas for Bulldogs to address after entertaining stretch of games

Gonzaga is only one-third of the way through the regular season, but it has been involved in several of college basketball’s most entertaining games.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

First loss drops Gonzaga to fourth in AP poll, sixth in USA Today

Gonzaga tumbled to fourth in the AP men’s college basketball poll and sixth in the USA Today poll, ending a two-week run at No. 1. Tennessee (7-1) knocked the Zags …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

John Blanchette: With perfection out of the picture, Gonzaga focused on building best team for March

What, you thought they were going to go 40-0?


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Analysis: Admiral Schofield helps Tennessee sink No. 1 Gonzaga with clutch baskets

Admiral Schofield’s banked 3-pointer gave the Volunteers the lead and his pure 3-pointer on a GU defensive mistake with 22 seconds remaining spurred No. 7 Tennessee’s 76-73 upset victory Sunday …


Gonzaga-Tennessee: 3 keys to the Volunteers’ 76-73 win over the Bulldogs

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Tennessee’s 76-73 win against Gonzaga at the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

TV Take: Tennessee’s upset of Gonzaga offered high-energy entertainment from start to finish

Gonzaga and Tennessee, two teams ranked in the top seven nationally, went back and forth for two hours with the seventh-ranked Volunteers upsetting No. 1 GU, pulling out a 76-73 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Josh Perkins moves past John Stockton into fourth place on Gonzaga’s all-time assists list

Senior point guard Josh Perkins continues to scale Gonzaga’s record book and he climbed past another Zags’ great Sunday against Tennessee.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Admiral Schofield, No. 7 Tennessee topple top-ranked Gonzaga 76-73 at the Colangelo Classic in Phoenix

Admiral Schofield poured in 30 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining and No. 7 Tennessee battled back to defeat No. 1 Gonzaga 76-73 on Saturday in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Top-ranked Gonzaga awaits physical test from No. 7 Tennessee

Tennessee is a combination of Illinois’ defensive tenacity (with better personnel) and Washington’s experience, but the seventh-ranked Volunteers are far more proven and bring a physical, hard-nosed style.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Gonzaga-Tennessee key matchup: Versatile bigs Grant Williams, Rui Hachimura take center stage

This one is full of great individual duels, but the headliner is Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Tennessee’s Grant Williams, whether they match up against each other or not. There’s wiggle …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga wings will have their hands full slowing Tennessee, North Carolina standouts

Gonzaga is down to two prime matchups left on its arduous nonconference schedule.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Gonzaga pride always apparent with Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins

Even though it’s only early December, Zach Collins admits there’s something special about seeing Gonzaga ranked No. 1.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Five-star recruit Drew Timme had front-row seat to Gonzaga’s last-second win over Washington

What better way to introduce a new signee than to be front row of the McCarthey Athletic Center soaking up Kennel Club’s rendition of “Zombie Nation” and witnessing a clutch …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Minutes adding up for starters with shorter rotation

Our latest Gonzaga rewind looks at the Zags’ offense and defense – both of which ranged from strong to subpar against the Huskies – and the extended minutes logged by …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Huskies feel down after losing thriller to No. 1 Gonzaga, but don’t count them out

Washington gave top-ranked Gonzaga everything it could handle in an 81-79 loss, and the Huskies can take pride in knowing that they not only woke up the Pac-12 but the …


John Blanchette: Huskies infused new life into rivalry during Gonzaga’s down-to-the-wire win

Three days less than 20 years ago, Bob Bender did a nice thing for some coaching buddies and unwittingly changed the arc of basketball at the University of Washington. He …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Gonzaga-Washington: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 81-79 victory over the Huskies

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 81-79 win over Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga gives ESPN’s Bill Walton a warm welcome to the Kennel with last-second win over Washington

When Bill Walton is the analyst on your local college basketball game, you’re treated to many different experiences.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:46 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: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Rui Hachimura hits game-winning jumper to help top-ranked Gonzaga hold off Washington for 81-79 win

The Huskies tied the game with nine seconds remaining on a pair of Jaylen Nowell free throws, but the Bulldogs (9-0) went right to Hachimura on the next possession and …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Washington’s top dogs: Gonzaga aiming to keep upper hand in rivalry

Gonzaga has posted lopsided wins in the last three matchups, the latter two as part of the four-game set that expires after next year’s clash in Seattle. The other meeting …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Gonzaga-Washington key matchup: Huskies’ Noah Dickerson provides formidable challenge for Zags’ frontcourt

Washington senior Noah Dickerson is a force inside. At 6-feet-8 and 245 pounds, Dickerson does virtually all of his damage in the lane and has made 55 percent of his …


Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins one of 30 Senior CLASS Award candidates

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins is one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.