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UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Gonzaga honored with NABC team academic award

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team has earned its second consecutive National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award.


Gonzaga’s upcoming schedule ranks among best, toughest in program’s 20-year NCAA Tournament run

In 2005, Gonzaga played three teams ranked in the top five at the time and Washington, which finished No. 8 in the AP final regular-season poll. That didn’t make our …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Geno Crandall leaves Minneapolis hoping to return with Gonzaga for Final Four run

Geno Crandall went from under-the-radar recruit to one of biggest grad transfers of the offseason. He heard from dozens of top programs, including the University of Minnesota, where he watched …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few to assist at U.S. national team’s minicamp

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of nine coaches chosen to assist Gregg Popovich at the U.S. national team’s minicamp in Las Vegas later this month.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie follows France’s World Cup journey from afar

Killian Tillie wore his jersey Saturday to Hoopfest while signing countless autographs for fans at Gonzaga’s booth. It wasn’t his Zags’ basketball No. 33 uniform. It was France’s national soccer …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall picks Gonzaga

Gonzaga added an important piece to its roster next season with the addition of North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall.Crandall, a native of Minneapolis, picked Gonzaga over Xavier and Minnesota. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Reports: Former Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss signs with Olympiacos

Nigel Williams-Goss has agreed to a three-year contract with Olympiacos for more than $2 million, according to Sportando. Eurohoops.net reported the same dollar figures but said the ex-Zag and the …


Ex-Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joining pro team in Spain

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer will spend next season with Unicaja Malaga, the Spanish professional team announced.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins’ shoulder recovery on schedule

Josh Perkins’ right shoulder ranks with Przemek Karnowski’s career-threatening back issue and Gary Bell Jr.’s balky knee on the list of Gonzaga’s worrisome off-season injuries in recent years.


Rui Hachimura, Japan advance in World Cup qualifying

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scored 13 points for Japan, which crushed Chinese Taipei 108-68 Monday to advance to the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifying.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Josh Heytvelt using Hoopfest to fuel his competetive basketball fire

Before Josh Heytvelt lost his first game Saturday in the elite men’s division of Hoopfest, the former Gonzaga big man had touched a basketball maybe five times in the last …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Matt Bouldin puts finishing touch on Few Good Men’s 84-83 win over Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament opener

The Basketball Tournament organizers added a new wrinkle to their winner-take-all, $2 million event with the Elam Ending. Under the Elam rules, at the first dead ball with under 4 …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

YYC Canada add fourth player in hopes of repeating as Hoopfest women’s elite champions; BAMM back to defend coed title

Janelle Bekkering, a former Gonzaga star, brings back an All-Calgary team, including longtime friend Stephanie Price (Lethbridge University) and Kimberly Lee (Waterloo University).


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura helps Japan upset Australia

Gonzaga rising junior Rui Hachimura scored 24 points and seven rebounds as Japan stunned Australia 79-78 Friday night for a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier victory.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

John Blanchette: Omar Samhan hopes to play the spoiler role for Gonzaga fans at The Basketball Tournament

A funny thing happened to Omar Samhan in Japan last winter. He had to shake Rob Sacre’s hand – and try to keep a straight face.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball sets dates for Kraziness in the Kennel, FanFest and players’ appearances at Hoopfest

Gonzaga has set dates for the men’s basketball team’s Numerica Kraziness in the Kennel (Saturday, Oct. 6) and the women’s team’s Numerica FanFest (Oct. 13).The events will be the public’s …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Gonzaga adds homes games vs. North Dakota State, North Alabama and Cal State Bakersfield

Gonzaga’s 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule is nearly complete. The Zags will entertain North Dakota State (Nov. 26), North Alabama (Dec. 28) and Cal State Bakersfield (Dec. 31) at the McCarthey …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

The Basketball Tournament Hoopfest pod: Round three for Few Good Men, Team Utah

The Basketball Tournament schedule-makers appear to have a keen sense of TBT’s short history as well as the best rivalry in the West Coast Conference. Sixth-seeded Few Good Men, which …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer tweets he’ll play with Portland in NBA summer league

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer tweeted Monday that he’s joining the Portland Trail Blazers’ summer league team.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews joining Clippers’ summer league team

Former Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews has hooked up with the Los Angeles Clippers’ summer-league team. Mathews, who played with New Orleans in the 2017 NBA summer league, and David Michineau, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard David Stockton makes U.S. team roster

Former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton is among 12 players to make the roster for the U.S. team’s upcoming World Cup qualifying games.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs NBA Summer League contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will play with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League, the forward confirmed in a text message.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall planning visit to Gonzaga

Gonzaga is in the mix for North Dakota graduate transfer Geno Crandall. Crandall is expected to visit Gonzaga’s campus next weekend


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams puts in time, miles to audition for NBA teams

Johnathan Williams has been everywhere, man, he’s been everywhere.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson signs with pro team in Greece

Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson has signed with Lavrio, a professional team in Greece.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard David Stockton invited to Team USA’s training camp

David Stockton got the call back from USA Basketball.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Sixth-seeded Few Good Men draw Team Utah in TBT opener

Few Good Men picked up a sixth seed and a first-round matchup with No. 11 Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament’s Hoopfest pod.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Reports: Former Gonzaga standout Kevin Pangos finds new team, bigger paycheck

Former Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos is on the move and his paycheck is on the rise.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Few Good Men adds former Eagle Jacob Wiley, ex-Cougar DaVonte Lacy

Few Good Men, the Gonzaga-centric entry in The Basketball Tournament, has added a few great players well known in the Inland Northwest and beyond. Few Good Men bolstered its roster …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Gonzaga No. 1 in Andy Katz’s power rankings

Add Andy Katz to the growing list of college basketball observers that think Gonzaga is in store for a big 2018-19 season. The Zags are No. 1 in Katz’s Power …