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UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Florida State forward Phil Cofer emerges as key player for Seminoles

Senior forward Phil Cofer has emerged as one of Florida State’s primary players after three seasons in the background.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Francis Alonso leads UNC Greensboro’s offense

Gonzaga should be used to this by now after touring the WCC’s collection of quality guards. Next up: UNC Greensboro’s Francis Alonso.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Frankie Ferrari keeps pedal down for Dons’ offense

Frankie Ferrari may look unassuming at 5-feet-11 and 180 pounds, but the junior guard triggers a San Francisco offense that gave Gonzaga fits in two regular-season meetings.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

High-scoring Loyola Marymount guard James Batemon will test Gonzaga’s defense

Junior point guard James Batemon took over in the second half of Loyola Marymount’s 78-72 victory over Portland on Friday. Batemon scored 29 points, 19 in the final 20 minutes.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to contain BYU’s Elijah Bryant again

Elijah Bryant does it all for BYU. He leads the Cougars in scoring (17.6), shares first in steals (39) and he’s second in rebounding (6.5), blocks (19) and assists (2.4).


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

San Diego guard Olin Carter stung Gonzaga in first meeting

Junior guard Olin Carter III was USD’s best player in a 69-59 loss to the Zags three games ago. He drilled five 3-pointers, scored 21 points and had no turnovers …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Healthy Kameron Edwards strengthens Pepperdine heading into game with Gonzaga

It’s been a rough season for the Waves and sophomore forward Kameron Edwards, who was sidelined with a concussion in GU’s 89-59 win in Malibu. Edwards had four 20-point games …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Loyola Marymount freshman Eli Scott provides interior production

Point guard James Batemon is Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer, Steven Haney hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points in the first GU-LMU meeting, but we’re going with Eli Scott as …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Saint Mary’s center Jock Landale has been matchup nightmare for opponents

Saturday’s key matchup? Hmm, take one guess. Saint Mary’s senior center Jock Landale has been working over opponents all season and it was no different against the Zags in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Utah State guard Koby McEwen presents challenging matchup

Utah State’s Koby McEwen, who left Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury but is expected to play, brings strong credentials from last season (14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists).


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga expects tougher test from Utah State

Utah State brings something that Gonzaga’s two previous opponents have yet to accomplish this young college basketball season. The Aggies (2-1) have a pair of wins while Texas Southern and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Texas Southern’s Demontrae Jefferson paces the Tigers

The most intriguing matchup of Gonzaga’s opener against Texas Southern could be at point guard.