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Bouldin leads Zags to 67-60 win over Seminoles

Matt Bouldin and the eighth-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs showed Florida State it still has a way to go in its quest to be considered a basketball power.


Big man on block

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The anchor for Florida State’s NCAA-best defense is 7-foot-1, 250-pound Solomon Alabi, a native of Nigeria who played his high school basketball at Montverde Academy near Orlando, …


At this stage, confidence should trump conference

BUFFALO, N.Y. – If there is one thing Gonzaga should have taught us – and by us, we mean America’s college basketball fans – is where you come from isn’t …


Physical tournament follows Zags’ grueling regular season

It’s not something he set out to do, but Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin has had to learn how to deal with and play with the aches that come with being a …


GU must solve FSU’s defense

It doesn’t take long to realize Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton truly likes his basketball team. And he loves how they defend.


Dang, dang: 8th seed in Buffalo

Gonzaga senior guard Matt Bouldin has been to Buffalo, N.Y. He was about 12 on a family vacation. He went to Cooperstown, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls. Great …


A look at Zags and their bracket

Gonzaga will be the No. 8 seed, taking on No. 9 Florida State on Friday in the West Bracket in Buffalo. The other half of the bracket has No. 1 …


Zags happy to be invited, and seem to mean it

An eight? The NCAA basketball committee made the home team a No. 8 seed? Did the selectors not get to touch the Maui Classic trophy? Were they not on those …


Sports in brief: GU’s Few district coach of year

College basketball: Gonzaga University coach Mark Few has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 9 Coach of the Year. The 11th-year head coach, who spent 10 …


Gonzaga (26-6)

Seed, region: No. 8, West Location: Spokane


Florida St. (22-9)

Seed, region: No. 9, West Location: Buffalo, N.Y.


Zags shipped to Buffalo

The Gonzaga Unviersity men’s basketball team is a No. 8 seed in the West Region, but they will be traveling all the way to Buffalo, N.Y., to face ninth-seeded Florida …


Gaels storm GU

LAS VEGAS – The final score, Saint Mary’s 81, Gonzaga 62, was an appropriate reflection of the complete reversal from the last meeting. In Spokane last month, Gonzaga won 80-61 …


St. Mary’s upsets Zags in WCC title game

Mickey McConnell matched his career high with 26 points, Ben Allen added a career-best 20 and Saint Mary’s upset No. 18 Gonzaga in an 81-62 victory Monday night in the …


Gonzaga women rout Pepperdine for WCC title

Courtney Vandersloot scored 19 points, Heather Bowman added 14 and No. 18 Gonzaga rolled to its 17th straight victory, 76-48 over Pepperdine on Monday in the West Coast Conference tournament …


Bulldogs not pretty, but win

LAS VEGAS – Welcome to March basketball. High-pressure games, physical, grinding, hard fouls, floor burns. Hard-fought wins, season-altering losses.


Gray’s gory fingerprints all over game

LAS VEGAS – His right elbow was Saran wrapped in ice, where before a sleeve of white tape had buttressed the joint bruised by a crash to the floor both …


Grays fingerprints all over this one

LAS VEGAS – His right elbow was Saran wrapped in ice, where before a sleeve of white tape had buttressed the joint bruised by a crash to the floor both …


No stopping Gonzaga

Top-seeded Gonzaga marched on Sunday night, setting the tone early and then quelling a Loyola Marymount comeback to claim a 77-62 victory in the West Coast Conference Tournament semi finals …


Lions in hunt for Zags

LAS VEGAS – The Gonzaga men’s basketball team wouldn’t have been surprised with its semifinal matchup no matter how the Loyola Marymount-San Francisco game turned out at the West Coast …


Opponents set for Gonzaga men, women

Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams know who they will play in Sunday’s WCC tournament semifinals.


Pressure’s off Zags at tourney

Going into the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have the luxury of knowing they’re probably a lock to make the NCAA tournament, no matter the outcome …


Zags close on high note

SPOKANE — Matt Bouldin scored 15 points and No. 18 Gonzaga closed its regular season Tuesday night with a 78-59 pounding of overmatched Cal State Bakersfield.


WCC domination for GU

After a one-year absence, Gonzaga is back in its customary position of dominating the annual West Coast Conference men’s basketball awards. Senior guard Matt Bouldin was named the WCC player …


Shed no tears for seniors

The trio made the obligatory Senior Night guarantee: No tears during pre-game ceremonies. “I won’t be crying or anything like that,” said Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin, following Saturday’s win over San …


Tasty topping

Senior guard Matt Bouldin left Gonzaga’s locker room with a bag of ice on his right ankle and a net and WCC champions placard in his right hand. Bouldin and …


GU edges USF, wins title outright

Elias Harris scored 17 points and No. 18 Gonzaga held off San Francisco 75-69 on Saturday night to win its 10th straight West Coast Conference men’s basketball title.


Gonzaga makes it 10 WCC championships in a row

This one looked nothing like the first go-around. Gonzaga dominated from start to finish, flattening Santa Clara 88-51 Thursday in front of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center to clinch …


GU delivers 10-pack with deserved pride

A decade back, the Gonzaga Bulldogs somehow managed to lose three basketball games in a February fortnight. Message board traffic did not crash servers up and down the coast. Alums …


GU men crush Santa Clara

Steven Gray scored 26 points and No. 18 Gonzaga crushed Santa Clara 88-51 on Thursday night to clinch at least a tie for a 10th consecutive West Coast Conference regular …