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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 …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 19-5 overall, 10-0 WCC COMING UP: Today vs. Loyola Marymount, 6 p.m., KHQ; Saturday vs. Pepperdine, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU


Gonzaga guard Bouldin MVP favorite with Bryant looming

These streaks usually go hand in hand. With one win or one Portland loss, Gonzaga will wrap up its ninth consecutive West Coast Conference men’s basketball title. The Bulldogs also …


WSU’s Thompson just getting warmed up

Freshman Klay Thompson is on a roll. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard has increased his Pac-10 scoring average to 15.2 points per game while hitting 51.4 percent of his 3-point attempts. …


Zags hold on

SAN FRANCISCO – For long stretches of the first half, Gonzaga couldn’t stop turning the ball over. For long stretches of the second half, the Bulldogs couldn’t defend the 3-point …


There’s no place like road

SAN FRANCISCO – Senior forward Josh Heytvelt has a theory that the Gonzaga Bulldogs might be a better road team than home team this season. The numbers don’t necessarily disagree. …


Zags tough it out

MORAGA, Calif. – There was nothing easy about it, even with injured Saint Mary’s standout point guard Patty Mills on the bench in a suit and tie. Gonzaga head coach …


Bulldogs escape St. Mary’s

MORAGA, Calif. – There was nothing easy about it, even with injured Saint Mary’s standout point guard Patty Mills on the bench in a suit and tie. Gonzaga finally got …


Zags escape Saint Mary’s

Matt Bouldin scored 21 points, Josh Heytvelt added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Gonzaga survived Saint Mary’s thrilling last-minute comeback for a 72-70 men’s basketball victory Thursday …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 17-5 overall, 8-0 WCC COMING UP: Today at Saint Mary’s, 8 p.m. ESPN2; Saturday at San Francisco, 8, ESPNU.


GU, Gaels enter rematch with doubts

MORAGA, Calif. – Two weeks ago, Saint Mary’s was humming along with the best start in school history, a candidate for West Coast Conference player of the year, a national …


Verlin dreads coaching against friend

There are sure to be strange feelings on both sides. Don Verlin, the longtime protege of Utah State coach Stew Morrill, said it was awkward to square off with his …


Zags wilt under spotlight’s glare

Long after ESPN had lost most of its audience on what turned out to be College GrimDay for Gonzaga, a camera captured the day’s most revealing image. Watching from the …


Morrison traded to Lakers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Bobcats traded managing partner Michael Jordan’s first draft pick on Saturday, sending struggling forward Adam Morrison and reserve guard Shannon Brown to the Los Angeles …


Zags take control

PORTLAND – The eight-time defending West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga Bulldogs took a big step toward a ninth straight title Thursday. Matt Bouldin equaled his career-high with 26 points and …


Gonzaga handles Portland

Matt Bouldin scored 26 points and No. 18 Gonzaga pulled away from upstart Portland for a 93-78 victory on Thursday night.


Bulldogs have become bullish on defense

PORTLAND – Portland men’s basketball coach Eric Reveno was watching tape of last month’s game against Gonzaga when a play caught his eye. Pilots center Kramer Knutson had worked for …


Basketball teams log solid first half

Three of the four area Division I teams have reached the halfway point of their conference schedules, and the news is good for all. Gonzaga made it through the West …


Pilots a surprise even on own campus

Portland men’s basketball coach Eric Reveno is getting congratulatory e-mails from ecstatic professors. There are increased demands on his time because of an unusually high number of interview requests from …


Familiar affair: GU uses defense to top Toreros

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are used to hearing their coaches on the bench call out their plays. And now, they’re used to hearing their ex-coaches on the opposing bench call out …


John Blanchette: USD reflects on hard times

Sometimes the window of opportunity is propped open with nothing more than jackstraws, and you’d better dive through before it closes like a guillotine. But, man, the degree of difficulty …


Grier brings his Toreros to town

There’s a different feel to Bill Grier’s second trip to Spokane. The San Diego men’s basketball coach, who spent 16 years as a Gonzaga assistant coach, already experienced an emotional …


Zags rise to occasion

Patty Mills of Saint Mary’s put on a show in the first half. Unfortunately for the Gaels, the sharp-shooting sophomore guard had to put on an ice bag for the …


Zags defeat St. Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Patty Mills put on a show in the first half. Unfortunately for the Gaels, the sharp-shooting sophomore guard had to put on an ice bag for the second …


Premier matchup arrives for GU, Gaels

The wait is finally over. Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s collide tonight in one of the most highly anticipated West Coast Conference men’s basketball games of the season. Both bring national …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 14-4 overall, 5-0 WCC COMING UP: Tonight vs. Saint Mary’s, 8; Saturday vs. San Diego, 3 p.m.


Cold wait, hot seats: Gonzaga students camp out for seats

At night, when most people have retreated to the warmth of their homes, a hardy corps of Gonzaga University students huddles in a small tent city, participants in a ritual …


Gaels center Samhan takes it all in

And now a word or two from Saint Mary’s center Omar Samhan, who has never been shy about exercising his right to free speech. “I always say we’re lucky to …


Gonzaga students camp out for prime seats

At night, when most people in Spokane have retreated to the warmth of their homes, a hardy corps of Gonzaga University students huddles in a small tent city, participants in …