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UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga uses efficient offense to breeze by Pepperdine, into WCC championship game

Killian Tillie returned to the court for the first time since Feb. 7 and promptly hit a 3-pointer in an arena where he can’t seem to miss from distance.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie’s reemergence gives Gonzaga the house edge at WCC Tournament

Anyone have the guts to get this wager down before tipoff Monday night? Killian Tillie, tournament MVP.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Corey Kispert submits another workmanlike effort for Gonzaga in takedown of Pepperdine

The duties vary for Kispert, but the forward’s job Monday night was taking nine shots from the field, scoring 11 points, snatching five rebounds and playing blue-collar defense throughout Gonzaga’s …


Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 100-74 victory over the Waves

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 100-74 victory over Waves in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: With Killian Tillie up and running, ESPN’s Dick Vitale claims Gonzaga likely his pick to win NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale is enamored with GU’s penchant for sharing the ball and how that leads to togetherness throughout the game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes return to court after seven-game absence, hits trio of early 3’s

Mark Few didn’t wait long to bring Killian Tillie off Gonzaga’s bench and Tillie didn’t wait long to leave his print on Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal against Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Top-seeded Gonzaga thumps Pepperdine as Killian Tillie returns to action

All five Gonzaga starters finished in double figures, while Killian Tillie returned after missing the last six weeks with a foot injury. Tillie finished with nine points and six rebounds.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Waves surfing momentum of three tourney wins into rematch with No. 1 Gonzaga

Eighth-seeded Pepperdine has rattled off three wins in three nights, including an impressive 89-72 thrashing of No. 4 San Francisco on Saturday, to earn a shot at top-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Zags try to cool off red-hot Colbey Ross

Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross got off to a bit of a slow start, by his standards, with just 14 points in Thursday’s opening-round tournament win over Pacific.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Trio of seniors helps Gonzaga women pull away late in rout of Pepperdine

Apparently, Senior Day couldn’t get here soon enough for the Gonzaga women, so they decided to celebrate two days early.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women keeping focus on the court ahead of Senior Day festivities

It’s easier to keep your eyes on the prize when you’re not daubing them with a tissue.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: Josh Perkins reaches the pinnacle of success at ‘Point Guard U’ with career assist record

Records both take you out of the moment and amplify it at the same time, and with the volume knob in Spokane cranked up to 11 on anything Zags, it’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Josh Perkins collects assists record, Gonzaga snags WCC title with rout over Waves

Second-ranked Gonzaga had one of its patented offensive explosions, scoring on nine consecutive possessions late in the first half to spark a 92-64 blowout over Pepperdine in front of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

TV Take: KHQ crew bids adieu for season as Gonzaga handles Pepperdine

Senior Night doesn’t come for the second-ranked Gonzaga basketball team until Saturday. But, in a sense, it came for the KHQ broadcast crew Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 92-64 victory over the Waves

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 92-64 victory over Pepperdine at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Josh Perkins breaks Gonzaga’s all-time assist record, Bulldogs clinch WCC title in rout of Pepperdine

Perkins tied Matt Santangelo’s previous program record of 668 assists with seven helpers in the first half, but did not get the record-breaking pass until midway through the second half …


John Blanchette: As Pepperdine coach, Lorenzo Romar relishes any chance he can get at Gonzaga

That’s right, Lorenzo Romar wants to be in a position to play Gonzaga more often.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Gonzaga trying to preserve unbeaten home, West Coast Conference records

The second-ranked Zags (25-2, 12-0 WCC) are in the mix for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, which generally comes with the benefit of staying fairly close to Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Top point guards Josh Perkins, Colbey Ross square off

Running a distant second behind Gonzaga’s domination of WCC headlines is the conference’s collection of first-rate point guards. GU fifth-year senior Josh Perkins and Pepperdine sophomore Colbey Ross, two of …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Zykera Rice scores 23, No. 17 Gonzaga women top Pepperdine 79-54

Zykera Rice matched her career high of 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting and No. 17 Gonzaga rolled to its ninth straight win, defeating Pepperdine 79-54 on Monday.


Pepperdine defeats Gonzaga in West Coast Conference volleyball

Hannah Frohling had 13 kills and Alli O’Harra was part of 10 of the team’s 17 blocks Saturday while leading Pepperdine to a 3-1 win at Gonzaga in West Coast …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Gonzaga wins WCC tournament with 17-2 blowout of Pepperdine

The hits and the wins just keep coming for Gonzaga. As a result the Bulldogs are headed to the NCAA baseball tournament.


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Washington State assistant Curtis Allen to reunite with Lorenzo Romar, Ken Bone at Pepperdine

Curtis Allen announced via Twitter Monday morning he was leaving WSU for Pepperdine, though it’s not clear what title he’ll hold for the Waves.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Pepperdine, head coach Lorenzo Romar announce addition of former Washington State coach Ken Bone

Longtime Washington coach Lorenzo Romar isn’t waiting long to assemble his new coaching staff at Pepperdine and he started Tuesday by adding a former nemesis and colleague from the Pac-12 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 19 in first half, Gonzaga tops Pepperdine 81-70 in WCC tournament quarterfinals

Jill Barta scored 19 of her 24 points in the first half to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) to an 81-70 win over the Pepperdine Waves (10-20) in the West …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga women will open West Coast Conference Tournament against Pepperdine

Top-seeded Gonzaga will face No. 8 Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals at noon at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday.


Gonzaga’s Brian Pete makes the most of his shot in start on Senior Night

Brian Pete was one of three players honored in Gonzaga’s Senior Night, including regular starters Silas Melson and Johnathan Williams, known as “J3.”


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

Gonzaga players get pregame inspiration from national anthem singer Andre Montgomery

Just before the start of Gonzaga’s home finale, in which the Zags downed Pepperdine 81-67, Nine Mile Falls resident Andre Montgomery stepped onto the floor to sing the Star Spangled …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins moves into program’s top-10 list for 3-pointers made

Josh Perkins hit two 3-pointers in Gonzaga’s 81-67 win over Pepperdine on Saturday to move him into 10th on Gonzaga’s all-time list for career 3s with 188. That number passed …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:19 a.m.

Gonzaga notches 11th straight 25-win season with victory over Pepperdine

Finishing a season with at least 25 wins is not a common feat in college basketball, but Gonzaga makes it look easy.