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Redshirting made Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell more hungry to help Bulldogs to another NCAA Tournament run

In Gonzaga’s inaugural run to the Final Four last season, Zach Norvell Jr. was forced to just watch.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann reaches out to Gonzaga’s Mark Few ahead of NCAA Tournament

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was brushing up on first-round opponent South Dakota State on Monday night when he decided to dial up GU coach Mark Few. The Zags beat …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Gonzaga provided comforts of home locker room in Boise

Leon Rice’s flight back from Seattle landed in Boise at 10:30 Thursday morning – about an hour before Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament first-round game tipped off at Taco Bell Arena.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Johnathan Williams can stretch for a rebound, but Gonzaga coach says forward ‘not the most flexible’ on yoga mats

Mark Few wouldn’t win many low-post duels with Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, but the Bulldogs coach likes his chances against the 6-foot-9 senior on a yoga mat.


Q&A with Dick Vitale: ‘I have them (Zags) as one of my Final Four teams’

Earlier this week, betweeen his pre-tournament ESPN spots and radio interviews, “Dickie V” took time to chat with The Spokesman-Review. He recalls his favorite moments from the last three WCC …


Know your pod: Test your knowledge of Gonzaga’s fellow teams in Boise

How well do you know Gonzaga’s pod in the NCAA Tournament West Regional? Take our 15-question pod quiz to find out.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

John Blanchette: Battle-tested Bulldogs aiming for return to Final Four

For six months there was the happy hangover, the gratification of getting to where no Gonzaga team had been before. Then came the reset, the having to put it away …


It all started with a tip-in: An oral history of Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga’s residence in the NCAA Basketball Tournament extends to 20 consecutive years now with the Bulldogs’ placement in the 2018 bracket, meaning there’s actually a player on the Bulldogs roster …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Gonzaga awarded a No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament, headed to Boise to face UNC Greensboro

Most bracket gurus projected Gonzaga as a five seed. The Zags were awarded a four. The selection committee is sending Gonzaga to Boise, by far the closest site to Spokane …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Heading into Selection Sunday, six games that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season

Gonzaga is back where it seemingly always is at this time of year. The Zags are WCC regular-season and tournament champions for the sixth straight season. They’re ranked No. 6 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Johnathan Williams pick up District IX honors

Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Johnathan Williams earned United States Basketball Writers Association District IX honors.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Gonzaga men set for another tough test from fourth-seeded Dons

You’ve been warned. “Great shooters, and the point guard (Frankie Ferrari) is playing great. Another game just like this,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, previewing Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal date …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named coach of year; six Zags receive All-WCC recognition

Gonzaga relied on balance during the regular season and that was evident when All-WCC honors were announced Tuesday. Mark Few was voted WCC coach of the year for the 12th …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Gonzaga picks up more points but slips to seventh in AP poll

One of Gonzaga’s better weeks of the regular season brought mixed results in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags won road games at San Diego and BYU to clinch …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga chases West Coast Conference championship on road against San Diego

Gonzaga’s trip to the Jenny Craig Pavilion last February resulted in a 96-38 thrashing that ranked among GU’s biggest blowouts and equaled the worst loss in San Diego’s history.


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

Gonzaga notches 21st straight 20-win season with victory over San Diego

With a 69-59 win over San Diego on Thursday, Gonzaga checked off another item from the to-do list this year. The 20th win marked the Bulldogs’ 21st straight season with …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Gonzaga has plenty to work on after holding off Dons

Gonzaga coach Mark Few, much like his team against San Francisco on Saturday, went back and forth. He had plenty of praise for his players’ efforts in a hard-fought 82-73 …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Washington Post’s John Feinstein on Mark Few, Zags

After Gonzaga’s Final Four breakthrough, higher expectations but lifelong memories


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Gonzaga, WCC teams deal with split weeks, unconventional schedule

Gonzaga has been making the rounds lately. Home for one game, away to the Bay Area for the next each of the past two weeks. It’s the opposite this week: …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins tries to keep rolling forward

Spend any time around Josh Perkins and you’ve probably heard him say, “I’ll roll with my guys,” or words to that effect. The junior point guard is learning how to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Gonzaga trying to keep bounce-back record clean against Broncos

Gonzaga wants to avoid being in these situations, but it has aced three bounce-back tests following losses this season.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Report: Gonzaga, North Carolina agree to two-game series

Gonzaga and North Carolina have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home series beginning next season. The series was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. A Gonzaga source confirmed the …


Best of Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: Six memorable meetings

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s have been the WCC’s top two teams, usually in that order, for the last 15 years. Here are six memorable Zags-Gaels games from the past 15 …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Gonzaga turns full attention toward Saint Mary’s

In one corner: Saint Mary’s, winners of 12 straight, preseason WCC favorite, conference player of the year favorite Jock Landale. In the other corner: Gonzaga, winners of six in a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

After rolling to a perfect WCC start, Gonzaga anticipates tough test from San Francisco

The game before the big game should be more competitive than Gonzaga’s first five WCC games. It almost has to be, considering the Zags have vanquished four of their five …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Shot blocking, Rui Hachimura bright spots in Gonzaga’s loss to San Diego State

Rim protection and Rui. It takes some searching but those were two bright spots from an otherwise gloomy Thursday evening for No. 12 Gonzaga, which was outplayed in a 72-70 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Forecast calls for challenging game when Gonzaga plays at San Diego State

Gonzaga players didn’t bother hiding their enthusiasm for warmer weather on the 12th-ranked Bulldogs’ latest road trip.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Gonzaga faces former USF standout Devin Watson again at San Diego State

Gonzaga encounters a familiar foe on a couple of fronts Thursday. The Zags roughed up San Diego State 69-48 last season at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Aztecs’ leading scorer …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Analysis: Motivated Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams help Gonzaga pull away from IUPUI 101-71

If Gonzaga coach Mark Few has said it once, he’s said it dozens of times: He isn’t overly concerned with who starts games. But the veteran coach did feel the …


Gonzaga working on execution after Saturday’s close call versus North Dakota

Count coach Mark Few among those who were surprised when Gonzaga didn’t foul intentionally on North Dakota’s last possession with the Zags nursing a three-point lead Saturday.