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Matthews & Co. did prep work for today’s Bulldogs

Virtually every basketball phenomenon is rooted in some sort of early humility and marked by baby steps, stubbed toes or unrequited hopes which serve as a foundation for the sort …


Gonzaga women take on Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals, coming off an upset of Xavier, take on high-octane Gonzaga at the Spokane Arena on Saturday in their Sweet 16 matchup.


Defender from Down Under

The longest pause in Gonzaga’s game with UCLA in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Monday came when Bulldogs forward Kelly Bowen got whacked in the nose. While she sat …


Selection committee gave Gonzaga’s women big advantage

So how cool is it that the Gonzaga Bulldogs not only won their first two games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – both wildly entertaining affairs on their own …


‘Mr. Cranky’ takes issue with GU’s advantage

Hello. Mr. Cranky here to siphon the sunshine out of a giddy civic moment.


Bowen helps GU in every way

Kelly Bowen has the ability to guard a power forward to a high-scoring guard, versatility the Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-4) are going to need when they face seventh-seeded Louisville (22-12) Saturday …


Zags set sights on Louisville

If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


Zags wary of conquerors of Xavier

If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


Area roundup: Whitworth baseball drubs L&C

Tyler Pfeffer drove in five runs as Whitworth beat Lewis & Clark 17-6 in Northwest Conference baseball Sunday in Portland, giving the Pirates (8-11, 3-3 NWC) their first series win …


High-scoring GU faces stingy UCLA tonight

The irresistible force meets the immovable object. In the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at the McCarthey Atheltic Center that means the Gonzaga offense and the UCLA …


UCLA and Gonzaga at a glance

3 UCLA Region: Spokane


Bruins’ press a mystery

UCLA is going to slap on a full-court press on Gonzaga tonight in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. What the Bulldogs don’t know is exactly what …


Gonzaga women not sorry they aren’t on the road

The Gonzaga Bulldogs don’t believe they are missing the NCAA experience by playing at home. “It’s a little bit different just because we’re not in a hotel. Just being around …


To the swiftest?

Iowa has experience against high-octane offenses orchestrated by highly regarded point guards, but it hasn’t always been a good experience. The third-highest scoring team in the Big Ten has eight …


No early looks at women’s teams

Women’s basketball fans who thought a day relaxing in the comfortable chairs at McCarthey Athletic Center watching four teams go through their pre-NCAA tournament practice were turned away Friday afternoon.


Gonzaga, Iowa face off in women’s opener

Iowa (22-8), seeded sixth in the Spokane Regional, meets 11th-seeded Gonzaga (28-4) Saturday afternoon at 1 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in a matchup of …


Schick contributes in her own way for Gonzaga women

There is no joking about Carter Schick’s contribution to the team, even if some of it is as the team crack-up. As Bulldogs coach Kelly Graves said, “Somebody on every …


St. John’s vs. Gonzaga comparison

6 St. John’s Region: Southeast


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 …


Injured senior leader Kennedy keeps St. John’s enthusiastic

DENVER – St. John’s lost a standout player in the Big East tournament, but gained a quasi-assistant coach. D.J. Kennedy, a 6-foot-5 swingman who ranks in the Red Storm’s all-time …


Carter at center of Gonzaga resurge

Marquise Carter’s first crack at the starting job came in the second game of the season, but he played 13 non-descript minutes. His next chance came in mid-December after a …


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 …


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 …


Vandersloot wins Naismith Award

Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga’s record-breaking senior point guard, was named the 2011 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner.


Gonzaga women to face Portland in WCC semifinals; men get Dons

LAS VEGAS – A year ago at the WCC women’s basketball tournament, Portland coach Jim Sollars stated that Gonzaga was the best team in conference history. His opinion has changed …


Eagles land in Big Sky tournament

Men’s basketball: It’s official. Eastern Washington is in the Big Sky Conference tournament. What’s unknown is where the Eagles will finish in the final standings and where they’ll play their …


Fitting finale for Zags’ Gray

Steven Gray, the aspiring actor, had quite the curtain call Monday night in his final home game for Gonzaga as the Bulldogs defeated Cal State Bakersfield 96-49 on Senior Night …


Gonzaga, Washington State continue plans for NCAA tournament

Branding Spokane as the equivalent of Basketball Town USA for the two weekends of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament next month takes a little nerve. Gonzaga, ranked No. 23 in …