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UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 2:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and WSU’s Robert Franks earn District IX honors

Mark Few was named District IX Coach of the Year and Rui Hachimura was named the district’s Player of the Year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide again for WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s resume what’s become essentially an annual March rite when they clash Tuesday night for the WCC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga uses efficient offense to breeze by Pepperdine, into WCC championship game

Killian Tillie returned to the court for the first time since Feb. 7 and promptly hit a 3-pointer in an arena where he can’t seem to miss from distance.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie’s reemergence gives Gonzaga the house edge at WCC Tournament

Anyone have the guts to get this wager down before tipoff Monday night? Killian Tillie, tournament MVP.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Corey Kispert submits another workmanlike effort for Gonzaga in takedown of Pepperdine

The duties vary for Kispert, but the forward’s job Monday night was taking nine shots from the field, scoring 11 points, snatching five rebounds and playing blue-collar defense throughout Gonzaga’s …


Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 100-74 victory over the Waves

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 100-74 victory over Waves in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: With Killian Tillie up and running, ESPN’s Dick Vitale claims Gonzaga likely his pick to win NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale is enamored with GU’s penchant for sharing the ball and how that leads to togetherness throughout the game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes return to court after seven-game absence, hits trio of early 3’s

Mark Few didn’t wait long to bring Killian Tillie off Gonzaga’s bench and Tillie didn’t wait long to leave his print on Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal against Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Top-seeded Gonzaga thumps Pepperdine as Killian Tillie returns to action

All five Gonzaga starters finished in double figures, while Killian Tillie returned after missing the last six weeks with a foot injury. Tillie finished with nine points and six rebounds.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named semifinalist for Naismith Coach of the Year

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of 11 semifinalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award.


Gonzaga holds down No. 1 in AP poll for third straight week

Gonzaga is No. 1 just about everywhere you look.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Waves surfing momentum of three tourney wins into rematch with No. 1 Gonzaga

Eighth-seeded Pepperdine has rattled off three wins in three nights, including an impressive 89-72 thrashing of No. 4 San Francisco on Saturday, to earn a shot at top-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Zags try to cool off red-hot Colbey Ross

Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross got off to a bit of a slow start, by his standards, with just 14 points in Thursday’s opening-round tournament win over Pacific.


How Gonzaga travels: Behind-the-scenes look at how the Bulldogs take to the sky

Most college basketball teams fly to games. Commercially. In the same planes we all do. But one of the perks of playing for one of the nation’s elite college basketball …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Rob Curley: Gonzaga sits back, relaxes when it comes to taking flight

So, what’s it like to travel when you’re one of the elite college basketball programs in the nation?


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison enshrined in West Coast Conference Hall of Honor

He was the hometown hero who became Gonzaga’s first superstar. And now he’s gotten the call to hall.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Best of the best: Looking back on ‘one of the most special seasons’ in Gonzaga women’s basketball history

In a year full of superlatives for the Gonzaga women, it’s time to offer another: This was without doubt the best regular season in school history.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke among 15 candidates for Wooden Award

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura joined 13 others on the ballot for the Wooden Award Trophy for college basketball’s most outstanding player and the Wooden Award All-American team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to rest up, stay sharp during break from games

These lengthy postseason breaks are nothing new for the Zags, who have an unmatched track record of handling them successfully.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

A Gonzaga fan’s guide to Las Vegas: Where to eat, drink and hang out when the Bulldogs aren’t on the court

Much of Spokane is focused on – and even empties out during – the annual West Coast Conference Championships at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. That’s even more the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Gonzaga grad Don Chareunsy a mover and shaker in Vegas

There’s nothing quite like the opening night of a new show in Las Vegas. The Who’s Who of Sin City are all there and they’re dressed to impress.


My kind of town: Gonzaga looks to extend WCC dominance with pair of wins in Las Vegas

For two-plus decades, the West Coast Conference Tournament has mirrored the WCC regular season. Gonzaga has ruled both, only slightly less so when it comes to the conference tournament.


John Blanchette: 1993-94 team paved way for Gonzaga’s high postseason expectations

Before Gonzaga took up more or less permanent residence in the high rise that is the NCAA Tournament bracket, the Bulldogs had to get past the doorman. And before that, …


Can’t miss moments: Maui Invitational win, rise to No. 1 ranking top list of season highlights for Gonzaga men’s basketball

The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs finished a perfect 16-0 in West Coast Conference play and won the WCC by five games. The only losses for the 29-2 Zags came against Tennessee …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie joins teammates for extended practice time ahead of WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie’s recovery took another step forward – actually a number of steps – on Thursday when he practiced with the team for extended minutes.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Gonzaga guards pick up scoring pace as defenses zero in on bigs

Gonzaga’s WCC opponents have devoted heavy resources toward slowing Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke. The No. 1-ranked Zags, more specifically their guards, have noticed, and they’re taking advantage of their …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis keeps close eye on the Bulldogs during breakout NBA season

Sometimes a picture truly is worth 1,000 words. When Domantas Sabonis was asked how proud he is to see Gonzaga again ranked No. 1, the Indiana big man didn’t utter …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth, Washington State’s Patrick Chun among 28 to receive athletic director of year honors

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth and Washington State’s Patrick Chun are among 28 recipients of the NACDA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura one of five finalists for Erving Award

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, named WCC Player of the Year on Tuesday, is one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Award for small forward of the year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named semifinalist for Naismith Trophy

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura is one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy player of year.