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Gonzaga’s Daye leaning toward NBA

Despite questions about the lanky 6-foot-10 forward’s strength and toughness, Austin Daye said after working out for Brown’s Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday that he’s heavily leaning toward keeping his name …


Vilarino re-commits, selects Zags

Kentucky’s loss was Gonzaga’s gain. G.J. Vilarino, who committed to Kentucky two years ago but re-opened his recruitment after the Wildcats changed men’s basketball coaches, has verbally committed to Gonzaga.


Zags’ Daye to take a peek at NBA

Gonzaga University forward Austin Daye will submit his name for the NBA draft, but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent. By not hiring an agent, the sophomore forward retains the …


Daye submits name to NBA

Gonzaga sophomore forward Austin Daye will submit his name for the NBA draft, but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, The Spokesman-Review has learned.


Stockton takes fame to next level

That must be quite the pickup game they get together in the old gym at Gonzaga University. In a little over a month, they’ve sent one player to the NBA …


Few not taking the bait

Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few has been linked to two Pac-10 coaching jobs, but he isn’t going to Oregon and sources have indicated he won’t end up at Arizona. …


Big shoes for future GU teams

Gonzaga players were still processing a 21-point loss to North Carolina last Friday in the locker room at the FedExForum when senior wing Micah Downs was asked for a big-picture …


Heels awe Zags: Gonzaga has no answers for North Carolina in NCAA Tournament

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – To put North Carolina’s explosive offense into perspective, consider that Gonzaga was shooting 85.7 percent – 85.7 percent – from the field roughly 7 minutes into the …


He’s a Zag, she’s a Heel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sitting together in the stands at FedExForum for the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 were a Zag and a Tar Heel who met … at a Cougar game? …


In defense of GU, that was an elite team

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Gonzaga bumped its head on a familiar ceiling Friday night. One more Bulldogs season ends at what for the next few days will linger as the Bittersweet …


Minds on Carolina

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Gonzaga senior guard Micah Downs grew up in the West, but he dreamed of playing for North Carolina. “I don’t really talk about it much, but North …


Zags gain fan in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Chris Shackleford sat in the front row in his Gonzaga sweatshirt, outnumbered by fans of Syracuse, Oklahoma and North Carolina as the four teams in the South …


Williams has his ducks in a row

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Roy Williams was in an even better mood than usual Thursday, and why not? He got to be duckmaster for a day.


John Blanchette: GU must avoid oh-oh moments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In the 10 years since Gonzaga crashed the national basketball party, the Bulldogs have made four marches to within a game of their own meridian, the latest …


Blast from the past

Josh Heytvelt scored 19 points, Jeremy Pargo 16 and Matt Bouldin chipped in 14 points and six assists as Gonzaga upended No. 2-ranked North Carolina 82-74. On Nov. 22, 2006.


Ellington’s hot streak gives UNC 3 scorers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Wayne Ellington spent the first two months of the season trying to find his missing shooting touch for North Carolina. Now the junior looks like he …


Doug Clark: Just a hunk, a hunk of Bulldog love

Gonzaga University’s return to the Sweet 16 has once again infected the entire region with that March malady known as Zagmania. Case in point: Molly French, T.J. Hake and Micah …


Search for UNC’s Achilles’ heel

Game-planning for North Carolina is the easy part. Beating the Tar Heels, that’s a different story. “It’s no secret, everybody in the league tried to do the same thing,” said …


Goodson heroics honed in high school

Demetri “Meech” Goodson probably surprised a few of his teammates, the five Western Kentucky defenders and most of the 18,794 inside the Rose Garden when he delivered his game-winning shot …


March Madness hardly that without Zags

Thank heavens for Meech Madness. Because March Madness is on life support.


Gonzaga prepares for new challenge

SEATTLE – Can the Gonzaga women’s basketball team do outside what it did inside? How well the Bulldogs answer that question tonight at Hec Edmundson Pavilion could determine if they …


Good vibes for Zags

Most of the players had left the floor and the crowd was filtering out of the Rose Garden after Gonzaga’s thrilling 83-81 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday, but GU’s …


Demetri Goodson’s shot lifts Bulldogs over Western Kentucky

PORTLAND – Casey Calvary’s legendary tip-in now has some company in Gonzaga’s rich NCAA tournament lore. Demetri ‘Meech’ Goodson, a freshman guard inserted into the game seconds earlier for defensive …


Bouldin the beautiful

PORTLAND – Early in the second half of Saturday’s game between Gonzaga and Western Kentucky, the Bulldogs’ Josh Heytvelt fell to the floor of the Rose Garden, causing a pileup …


Zags double their pleasure

It took an unlikely hero and an unlikely upset to make Gonzaga University a double winner Saturday in the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The GU men, on the …


Blanchette: Meech meets Zags’ high expectations

PORTLAND – On their way to the interview podium at the Rose Garden on Saturday, three Gonzaga Bulldogs – including hero du jour Demetri Goodson – and coach Mark Few …


Last-second shot saves Zags’ tournament run

Gonzaga’s rowdy celebration spilled into the locker room, where the team watched a replay of freshman Demetri Goodson’s game-winner and got to cheer again and again.


Little familiar about WKU team

PORTLAND – Don’t bother calling it a rematch. It’s a different season, a different cast of characters – at least on Western Kentucky’s roster – and a whole bunch more …


Playing or protesting, he’s performance artist

PORTLAND – With all of 200 pounds stretched across 6 feet, 11 inches, Austin Daye doesn’t so much post up as unfurl – legs splayed, one arm telescoped out like …


Zip it: Zags turn up defense in second half to seize opener over Akron

PORTLAND – It was a run that turned into a veritable sprint for the finish line. For nearly 30 minutes, fourth-seeded Gonzaga was confined to a slower pace and was …