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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

John Blanchette: Good Zags show up to replace Bad Zags in Maui Invitational semifinal win

In normal circumstances, there might be occasion to bask in the glow of Tuesday’s 91-74 sprint past Arizona a smidgen longer – just to appreciate the fulfillment of taking something …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

Analysis: Second-half surge carries Gonzaga past Arizona, into Maui Invitational title game

Every bucket – and there was an endless supply of them for Gonzaga in the second half – brought a louder roar than the one before.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

TV Take: Duo of Jay Bilas, Dan Schulman doesn’t miss much in Gonzaga’s comeback win over Arizona at Maui Invitational

Every great comeback consists of two parts. There is the building of a deficit, the mistakes, the shortcomings, whatever goes wrong to build a hill to scramble over. And there …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Gonzaga-Arizona: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 91-74 victory over the Wildcats at the Maui Invitational

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 91-74 win over Arizona on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

How will Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke handle Duke’s Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish? We’ll find out in the Maui Invitational final

Hachimura would be giving away roughly 50 pounds, but he is Gonzaga’s strongest interior player and had success defending 260-pound Jock Landale last season. Clarke is an option, but he’d …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga uses big second half to down Arizona 91-74, set up showdown with top-ranked Duke in Maui Invitational title game

Zach Norvell had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds as third-ranked Gonzaga overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to top Arizona 91-74 in the semifinals of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

Gonzaga-Illinois: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 84-78 victory over the Fighting Illini

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 84-76 win over Illinois on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

TV Take: ESPN’s Bill Walton praises Gonzaga … when he was actually talking about basketball

The Zags made their 2018 Maui Invitational debut late Monday night on ESPN2 with a 84-78 win over scrappy Illinois, but that wasn’t the main event, at least not on …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

John Blanchette: Madness in Maui gives Gonzaga first test of its season against Illinois

Giorgi Bezhanishvili is a University of Illinois freshman from Georgia – the one wedged between Turkey and Russia, not between Florida and Bubba – via Austria and a New Jersey …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge to win opener of Maui Invitational

Gonzaga did something that defied all odds Monday at the Maui Invitational. The third-ranked Zags committed 14 turnovers in the first half – charges, errant inbound passes, ill-advised drives into …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Live updates: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge in Maui Invitational opener

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs play the Illinois Fighting Illini at Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. You can watch the game on ESPN2.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Gonzaga adds Russian forward Pavel Zakharov to 2019 recruiting class

The 230-pound Pavel Zakharov is playing this season at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, the same school the produced Zags’ freshman forward Filip Petrusev.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Gonzaga remains No. 3 behind Duke, Kansas in latest AP Top 25 poll

Gonzaga isn’t going up or down, and that’s pretty much the same story for everybody in the AP top 10. The Zags were No. 3 in the preseason poll, the …


Key matchup: Gonzaga’s frontcourt will test Illinois freshman

Gonzaga’s front-court tandem of Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke looks to have an edge inside against the Illini’s typical four-guard/wing alignment and freshman Giorgi Behanishvih, 6-foot-9 and 235.


Gonzaga aide Stephen Gentry strolls down memory lane against Illinois and former boss

Stephen Gentry’s frequent chats and text exchanges with Illinois coach Brad Underwood should resume later this week. They’ve been put on hold temporarily with third-ranked Gonzaga facing Illinois in a …


Gonzaga coach Mark Few could be Maui’s biggest fan

Everybody who visits Maui pretty much becomes a fan, but Mark Few might be at the front of the line with his endorsement of the island.


Stuff of dreams: Five star-studded individual matchups for Gonzaga we’d like to see at the Maui Invitational

Zion-Rui? Yes please. RJ-Snacks? Second that. Reddish-Clarke? Yup. Perkins-Williams? Yes, sir. Clarke-Jeter? Affirmative.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women dial up defensive pressure in win at UNLV

Gonzaga, which improved to 18-26 against current Mountain West teams, earned a 37-36 advantage on the glass, and outscored the Rebels in the paint, 36-22. The Zags have now outscored …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

3 in the key: Observations from Gonzaga’s 94-71 rout of Texas A&M

Gonzaga handled Texas A&M 94-71 late Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center to improve to 3-0. We’ll keep it uniform with three takeaways from the Zags’ victory.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:04 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga absorbs Texas A&M’s early shots, pulls away for comfortable win

Gonzaga was expecting a stout challenge from Texas A&M, nicely timed before the loaded eight-team Maui Invitational begins a three-day run Monday. The short-handed Aggies complied, for most of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Gonzaga-Texas A&M: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-71 victory over the Aggies

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 94-71 win over Texas A&M on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins hits 500-assist mark in rout of Texas A&M

He may be a little unorthodox, but Josh Perkins has firmly placed himself among great Gonzaga point guards.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

TV Take: First viewing of Rui Hachimura this season shows ESPN crew the talent Gonzaga fans already knew

In the past year or so, those who watch Gonzaga basketball games on television have come to know Eric Rothman and Caron Butler well.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

What could have happened if Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie or Zach Norvell Jr. left Gonzaga after last season? Just take a look at Texas A&M

It has been a tale of two programs since Gonzaga and Texas A&M last met almost three years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Live updates: Gonzaga offense comes to life in second half in 94-71 rout of Texas A&M

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs host the Texas A&M Aggies at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. You can watch the game on ESPN2.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball adds Kayleigh, Kaylynne Truong in 2019 recruiting class

Gonzaga women’s basketball head coach Lisa Fortier announced the signing of Houston-area standouts Kayleigh and Kaylynne Truong to National Letters of Intent for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Gonzaga earns high marks again for student-athletes’ graduation rates

Gonzaga shares second place nationally with its student-athletes graduating at a 99 percent rate, according the latest NCAA figures. Harvard achieved 100 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The Zags shared …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Texas A&M, SEC about to get a taste of what Gonzaga basketball means to Spokane

Texas A&M visits the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday, and there’s a good chance third-ranked Gonzaga will see an Aggies’ squad closer to full strength.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Key matchup: Texas A&M’s TJ Starks will test Gonzaga’s backcourt

Texas A&M has multiple scoring threats, with five players averaging in double figures, but point guard TJ Starks appears to be one of the Aggies’ barometers.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Gonzaga ‘felt like home’ to Anton Watson as Gonzaga Prep standout makes official decision to join Bulldogs

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson officially signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Gonzaga men’s basketball program next season on Wednesday after orally committing last June.