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Final Four coaches Few, Williams: Mutual respect and a well-executed practical joke

Gonzaga coach Mark Few and North Carolina counterpart Roy Williams have shot craps together, played cards and hung out at Nike-sponsored coaching clinics.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Huckleberries: Huckleberries: One chosen bachelor still remembers Chuck Barris’ ‘Dating Game’

It’s 1968 and Woody McEvers is fresh out of high school with a dream job – maintenance man at Malibu Beach, Calif.

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Gonzaga leaves no doubt, routs Xavier to earn trip to Final Four

Gonzaga knocked on the Final Four door twice before. The Zags didn’t bother knocking Saturday. They kicked the door down, trampling Xavier 83-59 in the West Regional final along the …

Mark Few, Bob Huggins formed friendship over years of coaching

After decades as prominent college basketball coaches, Bob Huggins and Mark Few have at times come off a bit prickly, particularly when dealing with sports reporters who have spent those …

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Mark Few, three Zags honored with All-District 9 awards

Gonzaga’s Mark Few was named District 9 Coach of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Wednesday.

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:29 a.m.

Plenty of milestones for Gonzaga coach Mark Few on his way to 500 wins

Pick a number between 1 and 500.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few and crew savor another Sweet 16

Among the numerous mileposts in Gonzaga’s 2017 season was one Saturday that went largely unnoticed. Gonzaga sealed its third straight Sweet 16, which hasn’t happened since the 1999 squad launched …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few reaches 500-win milestone with team’s 79-73 win over Northwestern

Gonzaga coach Mark Few reached a milestone after the Zags’ 79-73 victory over Northwestern in the second round Saturday of the NCAA tournament.

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Mark Few says Gonzaga will keep its options open when it comes to conference affiliation

Butler and Creighton each comfortably made the NCAA Tournament field this year, although neither school won their conference tournament. That’s because the former mid-major powers upgraded to the Big East, …

UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams dominates South Dakota State’s Mike Daum

SALT LAKE CITY – Seems logical Johnathan Williams would lock down South Dakota State scoring wizard Mike Daum.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Guardian reporter says Spokane city of desperation – except for Zags

Heads up Spokane: you are a town of gloom and doom.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few receives another Coach of the Year award

Gonzaga’s Mark Few has been named winner of the Henry Iba Award, presented to the national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Guardian report exposes dreary truth that there’s no hope in Spokane except Zags

Another dreary, desperate day in Spokane. The skies are gray. Our hopes are dim and dimming. We wander listlessly, zombies scouting for vestiges of community, trying not to get robbed. …

UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Numbers adding up for Gonzaga’s defense

It was inevitable Gonzaga coach Mark Few would be asked if this was his best defensive team minutes after the Zags limited Saint Mary’s, one of the nation’s most efficient …

UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named Sporting News’ Coach of the Year

Gonzaga’s Mark Few on Thursday was named Sporting News’ Coach of the Year.

UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

Few picks up a few more coaching awards

Gonzaga’s Mark Few on Tuesday was honored as USA Today’s Coach of the Year and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District IX Coach of the Year.

Gonzaga’s Few, Williams-Goss earn national honors

It’s awards season in college basketball and Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss and Mark Few picked up some honors Monday.

Gonzaga trying to keep Brownridge, Broncos in check

Mark Few and Jared Brownridge don’t need introductions. “Seems like we’ve seen played him 30 times,” Gonzaga’s head coach said of the Santa Clara senior guard who ranks fourth on …

Gonzaga set to face Pacific in WCC tournament quarterfinals

Gonzaga will open the WCC tournament against No. 9 Pacific, which advanced with an 89-84 victory Friday over No. 8 Pepperdine on Friday at Orleans Arena.

UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalist

Gonzaga’s Mark Few was named a semifinalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday.

Outside noise won’t change Gonzaga’s tune at WCC tournament and beyond

Gonzaga isn’t ranked No. 1 anymore but that hasn’t stopped the chatter surrounding one of the nation’s most talked about programs.

Blanchette: Believe it, Mark Few should be favorite for national coach of the year

No, the timing of this proposition is not spectacular.

Nigel Williams-Goss named WCC Player and Newcomer of the year

Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss doubled up on WCC awards and Mark Few was voted Coach of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.

Loss stings, but Gonzaga’s goals remain the same

Before Saturday, the Zags seemed immune to the wonderful zaniness that is college basketball.

Work resumes for unbeaten, No. 1 Gonzaga in home game against San Francisco

San Francisco, the only WCC team to lead Gonzaga in the second half this season, visits Spokane on Thursday. The Dons (18-9, 8-6 WCC) shot the highest field-goal percentage (46.9) …

Top-ranked Gonzaga, No. 2 Baylor share numerous program ties

Gonzaga and Baylor can’t seem to get away from each other this season.

Top Dogs: Gonzaga No. 1 in AP, USA Today polls

For all the debate over the weekend about the possibility of Gonzaga reaching No. 1, the voting turned out like so many Zags’ games this season: It wasn’t all that …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

Zags’ secret to success? They like each other

This isn’t their first rodeo. Gonzaga knows exactly what it’s like to be the No. 1 team in the nation. And when it happened the first time back in 2013, …

Gonzaga’s Karnowski, Bakamus enjoy return trip to No. 1

They picked up the nicknames ‘Shrek’ and ‘Donkey’ when they arrived on campus five years ago.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

BYU Cougars tough first test for No. 1 Gonzaga

BYU was one of the last obstacles in Gonzaga’s rise to No. 1 in 2013. The Cougars will be the first test Thursday for the current Zags.