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It’s Zips’ turn to dance

Toledo Rockets men’s basketball coach Gene Cross thought his team had Akron beat in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. But Akron’s Anthony “Humpty” Hitchens took a pass …


Zags stay close to home

Gonzaga University’s 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will require a short road trip. The Bulldogs, champions of the West Coast Conference, received a No. 4 seed …


Blanchette: Zags illustrate how to avoid the bubble

Time to say a few words over a dear departed friend. Here lies … well, what do we call him?


It’s Zips-n-Zags

Gonzaga knew it had a spot reserved in the NCAA tournament field, but there was still a little stress as the Bulldogs gathered to watch the brackets revealed on Selection …


Zags draw Akron in Portland

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team, making its 11th-straight appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, drew Akron and will play in Portland on Thursday in the first round of the …


Blanchette: Pargo the most stand-up Zag

Jeremy Pargo commandeers the remote in the Gonzaga training room and suddenly he is just like the rest of us watching the madness of March unfold – which is to …


Zags leave no doubt

LAS VEGAS – What happened in Vegas … was pretty much what happened all season in the West Coast Conference. Gonzaga dominated with stingy defense and balanced offense. Saint Mary’s, …


Bulldogs slap back

LAS VEGAS – Perhaps now the Cult of Patty Mills can take five. The statue can be decommissioned. The hosannas can be cranked down from tabernacle pitch to a respectful …


GU says let’s win two

LAS VEGAS – There generally isn’t a precise turning point in a 35-point victory, but there were a couple of plays that symbolized Gonzaga’s 94-59 dismantling of Santa Clara in …


Zags playing like they have something to prove

LAS VEGAS – One man’s Championship Week is another man’s Self-Inflicted Wound Week. It’s brutal out there on the bubble this March. Maryland faints against 10-17 Virginia. Rhode Island stumbles …


Santa Clara next up for Gonzaga

LAS VEGAS – In the past week, Santa Clara senior center John Bryant enjoyed a 20-20 performance on Senior Night, was named WCC player of the year and he followed …


Viva this neutral site in the desert

LAS VEGAS – Wrong city, we know, but there is something about the West Coast Conference basketball tournament being here that gives off a strong “Sister Act” vibe. You just …


Burgess in first WCC hall class

Frank Burgess, the Gonzaga University All-American who led NCAA Division I men’s basketball in scoring in 1961 with a 32.4 points-per-game average, was one of six former players and two …


Zags vow to add to momentum at tourney

LAS VEGAS – Conference tournaments, bubble watches, Selection Sunday, brackets, March Madness. “It’s the best time of the year,” Gonzaga senior guard Jeremy Pargo said.


Bulldogs breeze to victory on Senior Night

Back in the locker room after Gonzaga’s 90-40 feel-good victory on Senior Night, the five Bulldogs seniors posed for a picture with Andrew Sorenson’s father, Don, manning the camera. Just …


GU routs South Carolina-Upstate, 90-40

Matt Bouldin scored 16 points as Gonzaga pounded South Carolina-Upstate 90-40 in a non-conference game that was the regular season finale for both teams.


Gonzaga men have two All-WCC picks

Gonzaga won all 14 of its West Coast Conference men’s basketball games this season, but the Bulldogs were shut out when the winners of the conference’s four individual awards were …


Seniors in spotlight

Jeremy Pargo’s mom visited Spokane for his first day of school at Gonzaga four years ago. She’s coming back this week to see her first basketball game – and her …


Zags complete perfect WCC slate

SAN DIEGO – Having been part of Gonzaga’s last two teams to run the West Coast Conference table as an assistant coach, San Diego head coach Bill Grier knew what …


Zags play for perfect mark in conference

SAN DIEGO – The Gonzaga Bulldogs are playing for momentum, NCAA tournament seeding and historical achievement. The San Diego Toreros are playing for momentum, WCC tournament seeding and to put …


Zags sidestep Broncos

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The only thing similar to the first meeting was the fact that Gonzaga won. Other than that, the Bulldogs were pushed throughout by Santa Clara before …


Zags clinch fifth consecutive WCC title

Vivian Frieson had 26 points and seven assists to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs over the Santa Clara Broncos 92-63 at the McCarthey Athletic Center Thursday night, allowing GU to clinch …


Zags get by Broncos

The Gonzaga Bulldogs were pushed throughout by Santa Clara before using a couple of late surges – and a helping hand or two from a rowdy crowd at the Leavey …


Zags take on resurgent Broncos

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Gonzaga set a season high for points and equaled its largest margin of victory the last time it faced Santa Clara. The Bulldogs know it won’t …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 21-5 overall, 12-0 WCC COMING UP: Today at Santa Clara, 8 p.m., ESPN2; Saturday at San Diego, 4:30, ESPN2.


Sacre ready to test ailing foot

Robert Sacre doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs again this season, but he intends to find out soon. Sacre, sidelined since mid-December after …


Bulldogs keep crown to themselves

Five minutes into the game, all five Gonzaga starters had scored. Seven minutes in, the Bulldogs’ lead had reached double figures. Seventeen minutes in, Gonzaga was up by 20. The …


Zags want outright success

One goal down, several more within reach. The Gonzaga Bulldogs clinched no worse than a share of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball title with Thursday’s win over Loyola Marymount. …


Bulldogs batter Lions for 20th victory, top seed to WCC tourney

For the rest of the West Coast Conference, it’s probably pretty tiresome seeing Gonzaga claim the championship year after year. Not for Gonzaga, which clinched at least a share of …


Blanchette: Zags hum along without ho-hum

If this is February, then the Gonzaga votary must be aggrieved that the objects of his devotion aren’t 50 points better than the Little Dons of the Poor, if not …