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Price makes Zags pay

SEATTLE – Connecticut guard A.J. Price wasn’t exactly open. He was trying to draw a foul. When that didn’t happen, he made a tough, off-balance 3-pointer over Gonzaga’s Jeremy Pargo. …


UConn bests Zags in OT

After leading by as many as 12 points, the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs ran into a big problem at Key Arena in Seattle - second-ranked UConn. The Huskies forced overtime …


A major Battle in Seattle

SEATTLE – North Carolina is ranked No. 1, but not necessarily in the unofficial Mark Few poll of big, tough, hard-nosed college basketball teams. His vote would probably go to …


In Calhoun’s world, it’s UConn or you can’t

SEATTLE – So this is what all the fuss is about? Rather, this is what all the fuss was about?


Zags coast past TSU

Before the Battle in Seattle, the Blizzard in Spokane. Fans – at least 4,500 of the usual sellout 6,000 – dug themselves out of the drifts to get to McCarthey …


Loss drops Zags

Gonzaga’s 69-64 loss to Arizona on Sunday cost the team several spots in the polls on Monday. North Carolina, Connecticut and Pittsburgh remained in the top three spots, but GU …


Zags sag in clutch

PHOENIX – The Gonzaga Bulldogs had won with big first halves, won with big second halves, won on the road, won after spending most of a big lead and won …


Rochestie calls out the shots

PULLMAN – Taylor Rochestie was nearly finished with a lengthy interview. But there was one more elephant in the room that had yet to be discussed, so Washington State’s senior …


Past Zags pitch in on scout team

This wasn’t your ordinary scout team. No, not with Casey Calvary impersonating Washington State center Aron Baynes. And Matt Santangelo imitating Cougars point guard Taylor Rochestie. And Alex Hernandez mimicking …


France GIVES GOURDE GOOD FIT

Given how his senior season unfolded at Gonzaga, it may be surprising to some that Zach Gourde has constructed a lengthy, successful professional basketball career in France. As Gourde prepares …


Curry too hot for Zags

RALEIGH, N.C. – It had been 39 years since Davidson won an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game. It had been six seasons since anybody scored 40 points against Gonzaga. Stephen …


Zags’ up-and-down season ends with huge downer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs had been playing with a small margin for error, yet somehow surviving, for several weeks heading into this year’s NCAA tournament. But on Thursday …


No. 18 Gonzaga doesn’t kid around as Matt Bouldin, Derek Ravio power rout of No. 13 Washington

Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin celebrated his first college start by throwing in a career-high 21 points and contributing five assists and three rebounds as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs humbled the 13th-ranked and …


Over in a blur

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nothing is supposed to come easy this time of year. But nothing should come this cruelly, either.


Adam Morrison digs Gonzaga out of a foul situation to beat Xavier, reach second round

SALT LAKE CITY – Seeming dead in the water with their motor burned out and reaching for the oars, the Gonzaga Bulldogs somehow found their way back to shore once …


Adam Morrison’s 43 not enough as Huskies bag Gonzaga, 99-95, in Seattle

A couple of late-game turnovers and the clutch shooting of UW’s Justin Dentmon was simply too much for banged-up Gonzaga to overcome as the 18th-ranked and unbeaten Huskies snapped a …


Zags couldn’t have danced without Hank

Every home date a deafening sellout, every game on TV, every week in the Top 25 – the nonstop party of Gonzaga basketball slows only to consider its next conquest …


John Blanchette: A fitting tribute for Frank Burgess

Funny thing about how they retire jerseys at Gonzaga University: Whenever the school actually gets around to it, it turns out the number has been mothballed already.


Zags win to open McCarthey era

Mark Few didn’t even try to defend his Gonzaga Bulldogs’ effort on defense Friday night. “It was absolutely the worst I’ve seen in my 16 years here,” the Zags sixth-year …


John Blanchette: Gonzaga closes down The Kennel with one last hurrah

Now it can go back to being just a gym. Really, that’s all this curio known as The Kennel was on the day it opened, and most days thereafter.


Zags climb to highest ranking ever: No. 4

The Gonzaga University men’s basketball program stepped up to a whole new level Monday when the Bulldogs moved up to No. 4 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 rankings.


John Blanchette: The show’s over: Kennel and Gonzaga program prospered to foster a legacy of fervent fanaticism

Now the walls bow from the babel and the floor trembles from the stomping feet of students getting their tuition’s worth on a Saturday night. But in the earliest days …


Zags retire Stockton’s No. 12

John Stockton has a ready explanation as to why no player at Gonzaga University has been issued jersey number 12 since he graduated in 1984. And it isn’t that the …


Gonzaga’s bid to upset Arizona falls short in two-overtime thriller

In the end, after 50 minutes of the most inspired effort and riveting action any coach, player or fan could hope to witness, top-seeded and No.2-ranked Arizona shoved its way …


Blake Stepp fights through injured shoulder to rally Gonzaga past Washington in OT

In the minds of many, it wasn’t supposed to be this entertaining. Or last this long. And it certainly wasn’t supposed to be this close.


Casey Calvary’s climactic putback rescues Gonzaga in win over Virginia

This time, Gonzaga, despite being the No.12 seed, was a popular choice to beat No. 5 Virginia. The Bulldogs did just that, 86-85 in the first round of the South …


Richie Frahm scores 31 to lead Gonzaga past Louisville in First Round

Gonzaga fans, buckle up and hang on. Your Bulldogs are at it again. Granted, this NCAA Tournament ride might not prove to be as magical as last year’s sustained run …


Cold shooting, missed chances leaves Gonzaga with heavy hearts after loss to UConn in West Regional final

For now Gonzaga must deal with the disappointment of Saturday’s 67-62 loss to Connecticut in whatever way they can, while trying not to dwell on the great opportunity they had …


Zagnificent! Casey Calvary rescues Gonzaga with tip-in to beat Florida

Casey Calvary made the leap of his life, over a couple of Florida defenders, and tipped in the basket that gave 10th-seeded Gonzaga a knee-weakening 73-72 upset victory over sixth-seeded …


Gonzaga shocks Stanford, grabs spot in Sweet 16

Gonzaga, behind the sniper-like shooting of its backcourt players and the inspired play of its undersized front line, battled through some early foul problems to solidify its standing as one …