Stories tagged: Gonzaga basketball
Sun., March 6, 2016, 12:37 a.m.
John Blanchette: Zags must enter high-anxiety semifinals with big worries about bigs
It’s rare anymore that the West Coast Conference basketball tournament reverts back to a scuffler’s convention like the Big Sky or Horizon or the other leagues in single-bid hell.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
WCC roundup: BYU advances past Santa Clara
Kyle Collinsworth, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, scored 13 points and had two key assists late in the game as Brigham Young defeated Santa Clara 72-60 in …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 11:53 p.m.
Gonzaga takes on Portland, probably needing sweep at WCC tournament to extend NCAA streak to 18
The streak is a source of pride, consistency and national standing. Gonzaga has been to 17 straight NCAA Tournaments, tied for the fourth-longest active streak and tied for the sixth-longest …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
The two sides of Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis
There are a few ways this can go. The entry pass can find Domantas Sabonis, who maneuvers for a soft, left-handed jump hook. Or the entry pass leads Sabonis for …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Gonzaga women still have targets on their backs
For the first time since 2006, Gonzaga enters the WCC women’s tournament without the No. 1 seed attached to its name.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Elle Tinkle stays positive, hopes for medical redshirt
She wore heels instead of sneakers, but Elle Tinkle still managed a slam dunk on Senior Night at Gonzaga.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10 a.m.
Gonzaga’s Jill Barta on first team all-WCC
Gonzaga forward Jill Barta is one of 10 players named first-team All-West Coast Conference, the league announced Tuesday.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Eric McClellan named top defender in WCC; Wiltjer, Sabonis first team
Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis have been named to the All-WCC first-team and guard Eric McClellan was voted defensive player of the year.
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
WCC men’s and women’s tournament bracket set
The Gonzaga women will play Thursday and the men on Saturday in their openers at the West Coast Conference basketball tournaments at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 11:46 p.m.
Zags women use fourth-quarter outburst to put away WCC champion BYU
The Gonzaga women sent a message on Saturday, the kind their fans will want to shout from the rooftops: Don’t count us out.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
Zags in big game against BYU in regular-season finale
Yet another big game has arrived on Gonzaga’s schedule.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
Eagles have 20 wins, Big Sky title in sight
The Eastern Washington women have a lot to play for in the next two weeks, including a 20-win season and a shot at the Big Sky Conference title.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 11:52 p.m.
Blanchette on Zags: This had to happen sometime
If nothing else, Saint Mary’s carving up and smothering Gonzaga 63-58 —turning a championship showdown into an ambush — brought a certain clarity to the proceedings of this Bulldogs basketball …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 11:41 p.m.
GU Senior Night adds emotion to important matchup with Saint Mary’s
Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s to sort out the WCC pecking order? A big deal. Senior Night for three Zags? Also a big deal.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski keeping his options open
After experiencing the worst 3
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 11:55 p.m.
Nic Moore takes over late, lifts No. 16 SMU over Gonzaga
SMU’s Nic Moore and Ben Moore were too much for Gonzaga. Nic Moore broke loose for 25 points and 11 assists, several of those passes going to Ben Moore, who …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 11:54 p.m.
Jill Barta stars as GU women rout Portland
Jill Barta poured in 27 points and GU outrebounded the Pilots 37-20 in the Zags’ 86-51 rout over Portland on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center, their third straight win.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 11:36 p.m.
Gonzaga has chance for statement win against No. 16 SMU
Gonzaga players are starting to sound like Gonzaga coaches.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Young players made big strides in Gonzaga women’s win
As her three children were frolicking on the court Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier warmed to the subject of growth spurts.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Zags looking for another consistent effort
The formula isn’t a secret. Repeating it is the trick
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Four Corners: Gonzaga faces up-and-coming Loyola
Gonzaga, winners of three straight, faces an LMU team it clobbered 85-62 on Dec. 23.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
Gonzaga women: Lisa Fortier may tinker with lineup
After watching her team lose five of its last six games, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier says she’s considering changing her starting lineup.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
Gonzaga not on bubble, but lots of road work left to do
The phrase “on the bubble” has returned to college basketball’s everyday dialogue. It’s the time of year pundits start yakking about quality wins, bad losses, eye tests, schedule strengths and …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer named WCC player of week
Senior forward Kyle Wiltjer was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in a pair of Gonzaga wins, league officials announced Monday.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 11:43 p.m.
Blanchette column: Kyle Dranginis back to doing his thing for Gonzaga Bulldogs
Kyle Dranginis had been Gonzaga’s Swiss Army knife for three seasons, in a game that saves its adulation for daggers. But, hey, sometimes the job calls for a corkscrew or …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 11:43 p.m.
Gonzaga dominates from tip to buzzer in 86-48 win over San Francisco
Gonzaga received contributions from everyone in its eight-man rotation and crushed San Francisco 86-48 in front of a full house of 6,000 Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Five players …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Zags focused on turning in complete game
Gonzaga continues its season-long battle with turnovers and pursuit of the elusive complete game.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 11:44 p.m.
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga roll past Santa Clara 84-67
Gonzaga made quick work of Santa Clara, building a 29-point lead late in the first half and cruising to an 84-67 WCC men’s basketball victory Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Four corners: Zags return home to face Broncos
The Zags open the second half of the WCC season against Santa Clara, which pushed GU to the final buzzer in a 79-77 loss on Dec. 31.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
WCC’s scheduling experiment will end
It was an early Christmas present that many in the West Coast Conference wish they could have returned immediately.