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Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named WCC player of week

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was honored as the WCC player of the week.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga stays at No. 3 in AP poll, Duke climbs into top spot

The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Gonzaga tightens up defense in blowout win over Texas Southern

Everything is a work in progress this early in the college basketball season.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins closes in on 500 career assists

When he reaches that mark, the redshirt senior will become only the sixth Zag to achieve the feat.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:39 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shrugs off foul trouble, thumps Texas Southern 104-67

No. 3 Gonzaga shook off the absence of two top scorers, opened up a 22-point lead at the break and cruised to a 104-67 victory over Texas Southern in front …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga-Texas Southern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 104-67 victory over the Tigers

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 104-67 win over Texas Southern on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga turns ‘very interesting matchup’ into 104-67 blowout win over Texas Southern

Before the start of Gonzaga’s 104-67 blowout of Texas Southern in front of the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Greg Heister and the SWX broadcast crew took turns …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga hits century mark again in 104-67 rout of Texas Southern

Brandon Clarke and Josh Perkins each finished with a double-doubles as No. 3 Gonzaga overcame early foul trouble to rout Texas Southern 104-67 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

After upsetting Baylor, Texas Southern hopes to stay levelheaded against third-ranked Gonzaga

Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones and several of his key players have toured some of the toughest venues in college basketball. The Tigers traditionally play a road-heavy, nonconference schedule stocked …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Key matchup: Texas Southern Tigers’ point guard, center among Gonzaga’s concerns

Jalyn Patterson carried the Tigers down the stretch in a 72-69 comeback win over Baylor. The LSU transfer made five 3-pointers, two in the final minute, and had six assists.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Texas Southern faces Gonzaga after upsetting Baylor in season opener

Texas Southern, a 20- to 25-point underdog according to oddsmakers, rallied from a 17-point deficit to knock off Baylor on the road. The upset made little noise nationally, but it …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Who is Geno Crandall? Graduate transfer from North Dakota on fast track learning Gonzaga’s system

Geno Crandall considers himself a positive person, which came in handy during several of the most stressful months of his young life.


Gonzaga-Texas Southern game switched to SWX, ROOT Sports airwaves

The Gonzaga-Texas Southern game on Saturday will be televised on SWX locally and ROOT Sports throughout the region.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: On decision night, Gonzaga cruises to decisive victory over Idaho State

If they’re going to sync the first night of college basketball with Election Tuesday, each dribble, pass and basket is going to be a referendum.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura puts on a show in rout of Idaho State Bengals

Rui Hachimura’s first shot was a successful elbow jumper 38 seconds into the game. He spent the rest of the night attacking the rim via a variety of power moves. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast crew overcomes opening-night glitches as Gonzaga rolls Idaho State

Opening night always includes a few glitches, and college basketball isn’t any different. Nor is the broadcast crew immune. But the bugs were rare enough in Gonzaga’s 120-79 season-opening win …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Prep star Sam Dowd returns to Spokane in Idaho State’s loss to Gonzaga

Sam Dowd’s dream of playing on a Division I basketball team was one of the only constants in a tumultuous upbringing.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Gonzaga-Idaho State: 3 keys to the Zags’ 120-79 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from 120-79 win over Idaho State on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Recap: Rui Hachimura leads third-ranked Gonzaga to season-opening rout of Idaho State

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs open the 2018-19 season tonight against the Idaho State Bengals. Tip is set for 6 p.m. at McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga trio on Wooden Award 50-player preseason watch list

Rui Hachimura has become a familiar name on preseason watch lists, with Killian Tillie not far behind and Zach Norvell Jr. receiving several mentions, too.


Gonzaga basketball legends share stories behind great teams

A year before he became a Gonzaga basketball player, Matt Santangelo found himself in a rather uncomfortable spot: On the back of a horse. On his recruiting visit.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

No. 3 Gonzaga tips off season against Idaho State

The preseason rankings and hype surrounding Gonzaga basketball take a backseat to an actual basketball game Tuesday. The third-ranked Zags entertain Idaho State at the McCarthey Athletic Center, which hasn’t …


Key matchups: Gonzaga mindful of Bengals’ 3-point shooter Jared Stutzman

One of the Zags’ primary goals defensively will be containing Idaho State’s 3-point shooters, led by 6-foot-6 guard/forward Jared Stutzman. The junior from Idaho Falls hit 52 percent from distance …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie on Naismith player of the year watch list

Gonzaga junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie are on the preseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy player of the year.


Quartet of Gonzaga greats ready to relive best moments at ‘Gonzaga Legends’ event

Matt Santangelo and Casey Calvary, as well as Dan Dickau and Adam Morrison, will be at the Martin Woldson Theater at


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Balanced offense leads Gonzaga women to blowout exhibition win over Carroll College

Most notable in the Zags’ offensive performance was the distribution of scoring. All but two of the 11 players who played scored and five players finished in double figures.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie injury will force Gonzaga to test flexibility in a hurry

When we last left the Gonzaga Bulldogs in competitive mode, Killian Tillie was hunched in a sideline chair in the Staples Center, jacket collar pulled up under his lower lip. …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga overpowers Central Washington inside in exhibition rout

As one might expect, the steady sound of whistles made finding offensive rhythm a challenge in third-ranked Gonzaga’s 108-69 rout over the Wildcats.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke makes splash in return to competitive basketball

It had been 603 days since Brandon Clarke last laced up his shoes for a competitive basketball game.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

TV Take: Killian Tillie a popular topic of discussion in Gonzaga’s exhibition rout of Central Washington

It may be hard to quantify, but Gonzaga’s exhibition game against Central Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center was probably the most anticipated in the past few years.