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  • Gonzaga storms past St. John’s to open NCAA tourney

    DENVER – The Gonzaga Bulldogs have picked an ideal time to be playing their best basketball of the season. It seems the bigger the game, the better the Zags perform. …


  • Kinda like Zags of lore, and kinda not

    DENVER – Maybe these Gonzaga Bulldogs aren’t so much different from their basketball forebears. Or maybe they’re completely different. Whatever.


  • Blanchette: Kinda like Zags of lore, and kinda not

    Maybe these Gonzaga Bulldogs aren’t so much different from their basketball forebears. Or maybe they’re completely different. Whatever.


  • Zags roll over St. John’s

    No. 11-seeded Gonzaga took command early with a 12-0 run, built an 11-point halftime lead and cruised to an 86-71 victory over No. 6 St. John’s on Thursday in the …


  • Blanchette: Lavin leaves them loving basketball again in N.Y.

    DENVER – You gotta love the Lav. OK, maybe if you’re emotionally epoxied to UCLA basketball and still can’t forgive the seven national championships that didn’t get won when Steve …


  • Gonzaga’s focus against St. John’s centers on zone

    DENVER – Gonzaga has experience against some of college basketball’s most heralded zone defenses: Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 in last year’s NCAA tournament, Baylor’s extended 1-1-3 in December. The Bulldogs will …


  • St. John’s vs. Gonzaga comparison

    6 St. John’s Region: Southeast


  • Zags expect to find St. John’s in a zone

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs will go against a highly regarded zone, St. John’s trapping, turnover-inducing defense in an intriguing NCAA tournament matchup at the Pepsi Center Thursday night at approximately 6:45 …


  • Supporters, detractors can both work up a lather over Steve Lavin

    Gonzaga coach Mark Few fondly describes St. John’s coach Steve Lavin as “warm and genuine,” and that has to count for something, especially given that the Zags are the next …


  • Zags’ second-generation Stockton never back down

    DENVER – So here was the toss-up, silly as it seems now: Could David Stockton crack the lineup at, oh, Whitworth?


  • Carter finds another gear

    Marquise Carter’s first crack at the starting job came in the second game of the season, but he played 13 non-descript minutes.


  • Blanchette: Field set, Gonzaga relieved to be in it

    Greg Gumbel, the Bert Parks of Selection Sunday, hadn’t even taken his first breath when the yowling began drifting in from Bracket Nation. UAB? Clemson? If the NCAA committee was …


  • Gonzaga will open with St. John’s in Denver

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs waited so long to see their name to pop up on the television screen on Selection Sunday that junior center Robert Sacre had to do a quick …


  • A look at Zags’ bracket

    Gonzaga will be the No. 11 seed, taking on No. 6 St. John’s in Denver on Thursday in the Southeast bracket. The other side of the bracket has No. 3 …


  • NCAA punches GU’s ticket

    The Gonzaga University Bulldogs are packing their bags for Denver and the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The matchup: GU is seeded No. 11 in the Southeast …


  • GU’s Vandersloot leaned on Stockton, elevated star status

    One word that mesmerized fans and vanquished foes wouldn’t expect to be associated with Gonzaga’s record-breaking point guard is “shy.” But when GU coach Kelly Graves suggested Courtney Vandersloot call …


  • Zags soak up latest success with same enthusiasm

    LAS VEGAS – In the garden of Gonzaga basketball have grown any number of dubious truths. The Bulldogs are dragged down by a weak league, say. Their thoroughly spoiled devotees …


  • Gonzaga still enjoys sweet smell of success

    LAS VEGAS – In the garden of Gonzaga basketball have grown any number of dubious truths. The Bulldogs are dragged down by a weak league, say. Their thoroughly spoiled devotees …


  • John Blanchette: This team deserves celebration

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrated Monday night in a way they haven’t in at least a decade. They celebrated like it mattered, because it did.


  • Gonzaga gains automatic bid to NCAA

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs have seemingly faced elimination games for the last month so when they followed up their improbable run to a WCC regular-season title with a pair of gritty …


  • GU men outlast Dons, set up Saint Mary’s rematch

    LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s Marquise Carter showed why he was voted WCC newcomer of the year and reserve wing Mike Hart showed why head coach Mark Few trusts him in …


  • GU women rout Portland, roll into final

    LAS VEGAS – It had all the elements of a typical Gonzaga women’s basketball rout of an overmatched opponent, and a couple others that were particularly satisfying for head coach …


  • Blanchette: Not surprisingly, Zags find way to win

    LAS VEGAS – Among all the streaks, chokeholds and assorted algebraic proof of Gonzaga’s sway over the West Coast Conference lo these many years comes more: The last time the …


  • Blanchette: Not surprisingly, Zags find way to win

    The last time Gonzaga got bounced in the league tournament semis as a 1 or 2 seed was back in 1994. In the 16 seasons between then and this weekend …


  • GU men outlast Dons, reach WCC final

    LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s Marquise Carter showed why he was voted WCC newcomer of the year and reserve wing Mike Hart showed why head coach Mark Few trusts him in …


  • Gonzaga women to face Pilots; men get Dons

    A year ago at the WCC women’s basketball tournament, Portland coach Jim Sollars stated that Gonzaga was the best team in conference history.


  • Gonzaga Bulldogs outlook

    RECORD: 22-9 overall, 11-3 WCC COMING UP: Sunday, WCC tournament semis, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)


  • Five Gonzaga men receive WCC honors

    Five Gonzaga Bulldogs were honored as the West Coast Conference released its All-WCC and individual awards Tuesday. Senior guard Steven Gray and junior center Robert Sacre were selected to the …


  • Gray, Sacre make WCC’s first team

    Five Gonzaga Bulldogs were honored as the West Coast Conference released its All-WCC and individual awards Tuesday.


  • A fitting finale

    With the outcome already decided, Gonzaga senior guard Steven Gray returned to the court with 7:13 remaining for a final curtain call from a sell-out crowd of 6,000 at the …

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