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Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins earns WCC player of the week honors

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins was named the WCC player of the week after posting a double-double in a road victory over Creighton.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Gonzaga debuts at No. 24 in women’s AP Top 25 after Stanford win

A big win came with a nice reward. The Gonzaga women’s basketball team, fresh off Sunday’s 79-73 upset of No. 8 Stanford, made its debut in the AP Top 25 …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Gonzaga strengthens grip on No. 1 ranking

Gonzaga is No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the second straight week, and this time it’s not as crowded at the top.


Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins, defense out punch Bluejays

The latest Gonzaga rewind addresses Perkins’ ridiculous stat line, the impact of the defense and the good and bad of the Zags’ final few minutes.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women host No. 8 Stanford in homecoming game for Lacie Hull, Lexie Hull and Melody Kempton

When Gonzaga hosts No. 8 Stanford on Sunday at 2 p.m., perhaps the biggest cheering section in the Kennel will be for two players for the opposing team.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr. heats up as Gonzaga wins shootout over Creighton

Zach Norvell Jr. insists there isn’t a switch attached to his jersey, one he seemingly flips to turn a miserable first half into a memorable second. The sophomore wing has …


Gonzaga-Creighton: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 103-92 victory over the Bluejays

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 103-92 win over Creighton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the CHI Health Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

TV Take: Zach Norvell Jr. goes from ice cold to fresh out of the microwave hot in Gonzaga’s high-scoring win over Creighton

With 9 minutes, 36 seconds left Saturday afternoon in Gonzaga’s 103-92 victory at Creighton, Zach Norvell hit a step-back 3-pointer. He screamed. Nothing in particular. Just a scream of joy.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Gonzaga standout forward Killian Tillie set for on-schedule return after ankle injury

Killian Tillie is GU’s top returning scorer from last season at 12.9 points per game. He led the Zags in 3-point shooting accuracy (47.9 percent).


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Defense optional as No. 1 Gonzaga tops Creighton in second half to remain unbeaten with a 103-92 win

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 28 points – 23 of which came in the second half – as No. 1 Gonzaga stormed back after halftime to defeat Creighton 103-92 on Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Take the over: Gonzaga, Creighton putting up video game-like numbers on offense

Gonzaga coach Mark Few appreciates good offense. For the better part of two decades, the Zags have been known for skilled, high-scoring teams. Few’s speaking engagements at various camps and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Key matchup: Ty-Shon Alexander triggers Creighton’s offense

Ty-Shon Alexander is the most explosive scorer on Creighton’s potent offense.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Jessie Loera gives Bulldogs a boost of energy on the court

“I have tended to have too much energy at moments, but now I feel like I’m bringing the right pace,” said Jessie Loera, the quickest player on the team and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. took flight with big half against Creighton last year

Almost a year ago to the day, Zach Norvell Jr. was a promising redshirt freshman coming off Gonzaga’s bench and averaging just 11.6 minutes per game. Then Creighton happened. Half …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Gonzaga’s No. 1 history comes with highs and lows

Gonzaga’s rise from 1999 NCAA Tournament party crashers to full-blown national power has been the product of numerous program firsts over the last two decades. One of the biggest milestones …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, Josh Perkins making their points

It’s easy to get swept up in all of the points, assists and dunks, so naturally we’re going to go there again. It was all on display when No. 1 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Gonzaga women seek payback after last season’s loss to Colorado State

Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team, off to its best start in the Lisa Fortier era, seeks a small bit of revenge Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga dealt another tough blow ahead of blowout win over North Dakota State

Quite the party the Gonzaga Bulldogs threw at McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night. Marmite and earthworm pizza. Vinegar upside down cake. And a piñata filled with 30-weight Castrol and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Analysis: No. 1 Gonzaga avoids letdown, throttles North Dakota State 102-60

It took some effort to muster concerns Monday night against overmatched North Dakota State, but Gonzaga has experience lulls following Thanksgiving week tournaments. Reaching deep into the wayback machine, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Rob Curley: What happens when your two hometown teams lead the nation?

On Monday, the Associated Press named the Zags the No. 1 team in the nation, jumping over Kansas. That meant the Curley family’s favorite team was No. 2. It also …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Dakota State: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 102-60 victory over the Bison

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 102-60 win over North Dakota State on Monday, Nov. 26, at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

TV Take: From new No. 1 ranking to Geno Crandall injury, KHQ crew had plenty to talk about during Gonzaga’s rout of North Dakota State

Gonzaga served up a large portion of roast Bison, routing visiting North Dakota State 102-60 before the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

How we voted: With one fewer top-10 win, Gonzaga – not Kansas – gets our nod for nation’s top ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Six players score in double figures as top-ranked Gonzaga thumps North Dakota State 102-60

Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura scored 18 points each as top-ranked Gonzaga routed North Dakota State 102-60 on Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Gonzaga graduate transfer guard Geno Crandall out 4-6 weeks with fractured right hand

Geno Crandall, a grad transfer from North Dakota, is averaging 5 points, 2.3 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game.


Gonzaga No. 5 in NCAA’s initial NET rankings

The first NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) rankings released Monday were met with raised eyebrows and calls for the NCAA to disclose more details about its new metric.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:48 a.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named WCC player of the week for second time

The WCC has handed out three player of the week honors this season and two have gone to Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura.


Notre Dame still No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25

Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Gonzaga takes over No. 1 ranking in AP, USA Today polls

Gonzaga is the top dog again in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags, on the strength of an 89-87 win over former No. 1 Duke, moved into the top …


Gonzaga, looking out for No. 1, entertains North Dakota State

The debate began shortly after Gonzaga outlasted Duke and picked up steam a couple days later when Kansas rallied past Tennessee in overtime. It simmered over the weekend. Two strong …