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UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson signs with pro team in Greece

Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson has signed with Lavrio, a professional team in Greece.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Mariners’ Gonzaga Night features plenty of Zags

The Seattle Mariners’ fourth annual Gonzaga Night will have a strong Zags presence. Former Zag Marco Gonzales is scheduled to start Saturday night’s game against Tampa Bay at Safeco Field. …


Free-throw woes nearly come back to haunt Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament opener

Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro on Thursday nearly came down to the free-throw line.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga has huge edge in NCAA Tournament experience over newbie UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga will play in its 50th NCAA Tournament game on Thursday. UNC Greensboro will line up for its third.


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 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 …


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: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Silas Melson has been key part of Gonzaga’s winning culture since first day on campus

Silas Melson is an old soul. So says his mother, Deidre. His father, Tony, too. The description Mark Few summons is “throwback.”


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Silas Melson has been tearing it up, though not in BYU game

Some nights just aren’t for the books. Silas Melson knew that Saturday, when the Gonzaga Bulldogs shut down BYU 68-60.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Questions surround Josh Perkins’ performance vs. Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga’s 74-71 loss to Saint Mary’s on Thursday night left the majority of Zags fans disappointed and confused.


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, 8:09 p.m.

Santa Clara guard KJ Feagin returning to high-scoring form heading into game with Gonzaga

Gonzaga shut down Santa Clara’s trio of guards in a 101-52 victory last month in Spokane. That’ll be the Zags’ first priority in Saturday’s rematch at the Leavey Center, beginning …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Gonzaga players erupted in cheers for Brian Pete’s sake

Just two months ago, Gonzaga’s three-year student manager Brian Pete was in the Bulldogs’ locker room picking up dirty uniforms after a game to run through the wash.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Dons’ top scorer Souley Boum will put Gonzaga defensive ace Silas Melson to the test

San Francisco’s top offensive weapon has been freshman guard Souley Boum.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Analysis: Silas Melson keeps Gonzaga rolling after Johnathan Williams’ sidelined in win over Portland

The night couldn’t have turned out more differently for Silas Melson and Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga’s lone seniors.


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: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Gonzaga’s defense has work to do following tough stretch

Gonzaga’s impressive 64-game streak of holding opponents under 50 percent shooting from the field ended against Villanova in Madison Square Garden.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Gonzaga guards face test from Geno Crandall and North Dakota’s backcourt

North Dakota, like several non-conference visitors to the McCarthey Athletic Center, will be undersized compared to Gonzaga but the Fighting Hawks have capable guards.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Gonzaga has seen highs, lows at Madison Square Garden

The Zags’ history at MSG, known as the World’s Most Famous Arena, has been brief but memorable. They’ve experienced tournament titles, unfortunate injuries, program-defining wins and deflating losses while going …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Analysis: Trio of Gonzaga players have career nights as Bulldogs use second-half push to top Creighton 91-74

The Zags needed Silas Melson in the first half. They needed Killian Tillie all game. And they really needed ‘Snacks’ in the second half.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Backcourts on display in Gonzaga-Creighton clash

The matchups are intriguing at all five positions but the backcourts could hold the biggest key to Friday’s winner.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Silas Melson enjoys happy ending to trip home

Silas Melson’s homecoming wasn’t boring.


PK80 a holiday, homecoming treat for Gonzaga’s Silas Melson

Silas Melson is going home to Portland for the holiday and he apologizes up front about not returning the numerous texts, emails and voice mails.


Gonzaga freshman forward Corey Kispert makes immediate impact

Gonzaga senior forward Johnathan Williams considered the question – how comfortable does true freshman Corey Kispert look on the court? – and looked beyond Kispert’s birth certificate.


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: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams closes in on 1,000 career points

A few of Gonzaga’s more seasoned players are already putting up some impressive numbers on the stat sheet this season.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Freshman RJ Cole leads talented Bison backcourt

For the second game in a row, Gonzaga’s defensive attention will be on the opponent’s talented backcourt.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Versatile Silas Melson gives Gonzaga backcourt options

Josh Perkins didn’t get into early foul trouble on purpose in last Saturday’s exhibition win, but it did provide a peek at Gonzaga’s options for backing up the junior point …


Retooled Gonzaga not looking in rear-view mirror entering 2017-18 season

A mix of established veterans and promising talents are the key names on Gonzaga’s roster for the 2018 season.