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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr. heats up as Gonzaga wins shootout over Creighton

Zach Norvell Jr. insists there isn’t a switch attached to his jersey, one he seemingly flips to turn a miserable first half into a memorable second. The sophomore wing has …


Gonzaga-Creighton: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 103-92 victory over the Bluejays

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 103-92 win over Creighton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the CHI Health Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

TV Take: Zach Norvell Jr. goes from ice cold to fresh out of the microwave hot in Gonzaga’s high-scoring win over Creighton

With 9 minutes, 36 seconds left Saturday afternoon in Gonzaga’s 103-92 victory at Creighton, Zach Norvell hit a step-back 3-pointer. He screamed. Nothing in particular. Just a scream of joy.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Gonzaga standout forward Killian Tillie set for on-schedule return after ankle injury

Killian Tillie is GU’s top returning scorer from last season at 12.9 points per game. He led the Zags in 3-point shooting accuracy (47.9 percent).


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Defense optional as No. 1 Gonzaga tops Creighton in second half to remain unbeaten with a 103-92 win

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 28 points – 23 of which came in the second half – as No. 1 Gonzaga stormed back after halftime to defeat Creighton 103-92 on Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Take the over: Gonzaga, Creighton putting up video game-like numbers on offense

Gonzaga coach Mark Few appreciates good offense. For the better part of two decades, the Zags have been known for skilled, high-scoring teams. Few’s speaking engagements at various camps and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Key matchup: Ty-Shon Alexander triggers Creighton’s offense

Ty-Shon Alexander is the most explosive scorer on Creighton’s potent offense.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. took flight with big half against Creighton last year

Almost a year ago to the day, Zach Norvell Jr. was a promising redshirt freshman coming off Gonzaga’s bench and averaging just 11.6 minutes per game. Then Creighton happened. Half …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Gonzaga’s No. 1 history comes with highs and lows

Gonzaga’s rise from 1999 NCAA Tournament party crashers to full-blown national power has been the product of numerous program firsts over the last two decades. One of the biggest milestones …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, Josh Perkins making their points

It’s easy to get swept up in all of the points, assists and dunks, so naturally we’re going to go there again. It was all on display when No. 1 …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga dealt another tough blow ahead of blowout win over North Dakota State

Quite the party the Gonzaga Bulldogs threw at McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night. Marmite and earthworm pizza. Vinegar upside down cake. And a piñata filled with 30-weight Castrol and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Analysis: No. 1 Gonzaga avoids letdown, throttles North Dakota State 102-60

It took some effort to muster concerns Monday night against overmatched North Dakota State, but Gonzaga has experience lulls following Thanksgiving week tournaments. Reaching deep into the wayback machine, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Dakota State: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 102-60 victory over the Bison

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 102-60 win over North Dakota State on Monday, Nov. 26, at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

TV Take: From new No. 1 ranking to Geno Crandall injury, KHQ crew had plenty to talk about during Gonzaga’s rout of North Dakota State

Gonzaga served up a large portion of roast Bison, routing visiting North Dakota State 102-60 before the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

How we voted: With one fewer top-10 win, Gonzaga – not Kansas – gets our nod for nation’s top ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Six players score in double figures as top-ranked Gonzaga thumps North Dakota State 102-60

Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura scored 18 points each as top-ranked Gonzaga routed North Dakota State 102-60 on Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Gonzaga graduate transfer guard Geno Crandall out 4-6 weeks with fractured right hand

Geno Crandall, a grad transfer from North Dakota, is averaging 5 points, 2.3 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game.


Gonzaga No. 5 in NCAA’s initial NET rankings

The first NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) rankings released Monday were met with raised eyebrows and calls for the NCAA to disclose more details about its new metric.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:48 a.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named WCC player of the week for second time

The WCC has handed out three player of the week honors this season and two have gone to Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Gonzaga takes over No. 1 ranking in AP, USA Today polls

Gonzaga is the top dog again in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags, on the strength of an 89-87 win over former No. 1 Duke, moved into the top …


Gonzaga, looking out for No. 1, entertains North Dakota State

The debate began shortly after Gonzaga outlasted Duke and picked up steam a couple days later when Kansas rallied past Tennessee in overtime. It simmered over the weekend. Two strong …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Key matchup: North Dakota State big Rocky Kreuser capable beyond 3-point arc

The Zags haven’t run into too many stretch big men other than Duke’s Cam Reddish, but they’ll encounter one against North Dakota State. Forward Rocky Kreuser, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Good call: Jeremy Jones, Gonzaga make strong connection

Jeremy Jones was looking to transfer, researched possible schools and dialed a phone number that made perfect sense, in theory.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga, Kansas state cases for No. 1 ranking after impressive holiday-week wins

Gonzaga or Kansas? Which team will be ranked No. 1 come Monday? It should be an interesting vote from 65 media members in the AP poll and 32 Division I …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Gonzaga enjoys Maui Invitational title, but keeps focus on future

ESPN aired footage of Few performing a nifty back-flip into the ocean off Black Rock, a landmark lava promontory near the team hotel, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Zach Norvell Jr. selected to Maui All-Tournament team

Gonzaga had numerous candidates but settled for two representatives on the Maui Invitational All-Tournament team.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga puts up its dukes in true championship form

They didn’t win the national championship. It only felt that way.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga uses hot-shooting start, lock-down-defensive finish to down No. 1 Duke, win Maui Invitational title

With the clock seemingly in slow motion over the last 8 minutes, Gonzaga’s lead, once at 16 points, dwindled to six, then two, before Duke finally tied it with 1:40 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Gonzaga-Duke: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 89-87 victory over the Blue Devils at the Maui Invitational

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 89-87 win over Duke on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …