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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

What could have happened if Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie or Zach Norvell Jr. left Gonzaga after last season? Just take a look at Texas A&M

It has been a tale of two programs since Gonzaga and Texas A&M last met almost three years ago.


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named WCC player of week

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was honored as the WCC player of the week.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga trio on Wooden Award 50-player preseason watch list

Rui Hachimura has become a familiar name on preseason watch lists, with Killian Tillie not far behind and Zach Norvell Jr. receiving several mentions, too.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie on Naismith player of the year watch list

Gonzaga junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie are on the preseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy player of the year.


Gonzaga men: Talented roster generates high expectations for Bulldogs despite Killian Tillie injury

Gonzaga pretty much went unbeaten in the offseason, until Tuesday’s news that junior forward Killian Tillie will miss eight weeks with a stress fracture in his ankle.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie undergoes ankle surgery, expected to miss eight weeks

Gonzaga will be without one of its key players for roughly the first two months of the season. Junior forward Killian Tillie, recently named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award preseason …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making preseason AP All-America team

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making the preseason AP All-America team.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Gonzaga returns to favorite’s role; four Zags selected preseason All-WCC

Gonzaga’s rare, one-year absence as the WCC preseason favorite officially came to an end Thursday, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura among 20 candidates for Julius Erving Award

For the third day in a row, Gonzaga has a player on a watch list for a national award. Junior forward Rui Hachimura is the latest, joining 19 others on …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Four way-too-early observations on Gonzaga after Kraziness in the Kennel

It is Oct. 10, the Zags have been practicing for less than two weeks and they’ve staged a 15-minute scrimmage in front of an overflow crowd at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Gonzaga coming up a little short in numbers game

The Zags have received an abundance of preseason attention, from top-five rankings to All-America selections, but they are dealing with a shortage of available scholarship players. Gonzaga is down to …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Four questions as Gonzaga men’s basketball opens practice

Gonzaga will hold 30 practices, a closed scrimmage – expected to be against Michigan State – and a Nov. 1 exhibition game against Central Washington. Here are four questions that …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball in wait-and-see mode with NCAA rules changes

Four Zags – Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Zach Norvell Jr. and Brandon Clarke – have tested the NBA waters after the program’s second trip to the Final Four in three …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scores 25 points in Japan’s World Cup victory

Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, former Zag Ira Brown spark Japan’s World Cup win

A couple of Gonzaga basketball players, current junior forward Rui Hachimura and former Zag wing Ira Brown, helped Japan cruise to victory Thursday in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes Blue Ribbon’s All-America team

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has had a busy offseason and that figures to continue as publications and college basketball websites roll out their All-America teams for the upcoming season.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie follows France’s World Cup journey from afar

Killian Tillie wore his jersey Saturday to Hoopfest while signing countless autographs for fans at Gonzaga’s booth. It wasn’t his Zags’ basketball No. 33 uniform. It was France’s national soccer …


Rui Hachimura, Japan advance in World Cup qualifying

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scored 13 points for Japan, which crushed Chinese Taipei 108-68 Monday to advance to the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifying.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura helps Japan upset Australia

Gonzaga rising junior Rui Hachimura scored 24 points and seven rebounds as Japan stunned Australia 79-78 Friday night for a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier victory.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

John Blanchette: Japanese media devour every scrap from Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura

On Tuesday, crews from Japan’s six national television channels – 20 people in all – descended on McCarthey Athletic Center to explore Ruiworld.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

‘Voice of the Zags’ Tom Hudson has high hopes for next year’s Gonzaga basketball team

Tom Hudson can’t help but talk a big game: That’s what happens when you’re the voice of Gonzaga athletics. For the past 16 years, Hudson has been courtside for a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie all in on returning to Gonzaga

Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Forward Killian Tillie returning for junior season at Gonzaga

Forward Killian Tillie announced Wednesday that he will return to Gonzaga for his junior season.


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Forward Rui Hachimura returning to Gonzaga for junior season

Rui Hachimura provided an answer to one of Gonzaga’s biggest offseason questions. The talented forward announced Sunday he will return for his junior season with the Zags.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s 2019 roster could be impressive if key players return

There are a few pressing concerns in Zagland at the moment, beginning with Gonzaga’s conference situation and followed by the team’s personnel picture for next season. Neither is crystal-clear. Both …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. promises return to Gonzaga; Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie yet to think about future

At different points of the 2018 postseason, three separate Gonzaga underclassmen played themselves into NBA Draft conversations.


Clutch play driving Gonzaga’s hot streak

Space limitations prevent a comprehensive list of the gotta-have-it plays Gonzaga made down the stretch of its first two NCAA Tournament wins. The gist is the Zags keep making them, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams named first-team All-District 9

The honors are starting to stack up for Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams.


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: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga dominates BYU to secure outright WCC title

Mark Few wanted to share Gonzaga’s latest accomplishment – an outright WCC championship by virtue of an impressive 79-65 win over BYU at the jam-packed Marriott Center on Saturday. But …