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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: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Clutch shots by Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell, ex-teammate Donte Ingram warm prep coach’s heart

BOISE – The latest addition to Zach Norvell Jr.’s greatest hits compilation came in the waning seconds Thursday against UNC Greensboro.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams reaches rebounding milestone in win over UNC Greensboro

Johnathan Williams reached 1,000 career rebounds in Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Science behind nail-biters: What do neck-and-neck matches mean for the fans (and oddsmakers) who watch them?

What are the possible health ramifications and even the mathematical probabilities of rooting for a team that literally puts the cardiac into the nickname “


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Cheers, jeers from stands came from Boise State, not Gonzaga, fans in first round of tournament

With the Gonzaga fan base in Boise, and with the game being within reasonable driving distance of Spokane, Taco Bell Arena was expected to feel more like a home game …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

It was a close call, but Gonzaga extends streak of opening wins

Gonzaga won another NCAA Tournament opener and extended an active streak only one of college basketball’s bluebloods can match.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

UNC Greensboro laments ‘what if’ moments in NCAA Tournament loss to Gonzaga

Between the opening tip and the final buzzer, there were enough “what if” moments to keep Wes Miller’s mind churning for an entire offseason.


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: Thu., March 15, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s confident ‘Snacks’ took bite out of Spartans

March Madness began in earnest Thursday amid a swarm of killer 3s.


Josh Perkins finds scoring touch in Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament opener

Gonzaga had a tough storm to weather against UNC Greensboro on Thursday, when the Bulldogs barely got through to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 68-64 win.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Johnathan Williams comes up big when Gonzaga’s other bigs were struggling

Johnathan Williams was Gonzaga’s go-to man most of the game and nothing changed inside the Zags’ locker room. Williams was being quizzed by a reporter when he was summoned by …


Corey Kispert provides much-needed spark for Gonzaga against UNC Greensboro

Sometimes, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have to turn to their bench for the answers. On Thursday, it was Corey Kispert who found some solutions.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell’s huge 3 helps Gonzaga survive major scare from UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga’s redshirt freshman Zach Norvell Jr. shook off a rough shooting night as he has done so many times this season, burying a 3-pointer that pushed the fourth-seeded Zags past …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Gonzaga managers help players prepare by constructing makeshift hotel court

Joel Bruder wasn’t looking to build the Field of Dreams – just a place for fourth-seeded Gonzaga to carry out its walkthroughs and go through scouting reports before an 11:30 …


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: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

TV Take: Odd angle, odd calls and Zach Norvell’s clutch 3 equal Gonzaga first-round win

It started with the odd camera angle from Boise’s Taco Bell Arena. It continued with some odd calls, or noncalls, during Gonzaga’s 68-64 NCAA first-round win over UNC Greensboro.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Gonzaga-UNC Greensboro: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 68-64 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Zach Norvell helps Gonzaga survive UNC Greensboro’s upset bid with 68-64 victory in NCAA Tournament opener

Zach Norvell Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining and fourth-seeded Gonzaga avoided 13th-seeded UNC Greensboro’s upset bid with a 68-64 victory in the first round of the NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:08 a.m.

Gonzaga fans make last-minute trek to Boise for first round of NCAA Tournament

Many Bulldog fans made the last-minute decision to make the roughly six-hour drive to Boise to watch Gonzaga take on UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

Gonzaga’s history on Boise courts not so impressive

Gonzaga’s game against UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday will be the first time in nearly two decades that the Bulldogs have played in …


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

John Blanchette: Enjoy the Big Dance, but don’t ignore the band’s sour notes

For some of us, this is the best sports day of the year. But, man, does college basketball seem to be intent on putting us in a bad mood.


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

NCAA Tournament participants mostly unfamiliar with Boise; but not UNC Greensboro’s Jordy Kuiper

The redshirt senior forward owes a sliver of his succces to a former Boise State basketball player.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Smaller in frame, UNC Greensboro’s James Dickey plays as big as any forward he faces

James Dickey’s intimidation factor might need some work. The sophomore forward stands 6-foot-10, but barely pushes 200 pounds on the scale.


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, 5:18 p.m.

Gonzaga great Dan Dickau has avid fan in UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller

In his playing days, UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller identified as a short, scrappy guard who might as well have been a living personfication of the “heart over height” adage.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Gonzaga wary of underdog UNC Greensboro ahead of NCAA Tournament opener

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is usually the most entertaining as underdogs take a swing at blue bloods and immediately became national darlings if they pull off an …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Gonzaga expecting strong fan turnout for NCAA Tournament opener against UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga figures to have strong support in the stands at Taco Bell Arena with Boise roughly a 6 1/2 hour drive from GU’s campus, but junior point guard Josh Perkins …


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.


Gonzaga’s Stephen Gentry, UNC Greensboro’s Kyle Bankhead: opponents for a day, friends for life

The text messages started flying back and forth weeks ago.


UNC Greensboro guard Francis Alonso childhood friend, teammate of former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis

BOISE – Gonzaga’s and UNC Greensboro’s campuses are roughly 2,500 miles apart, but their connections extend abroad. To Spain, to be precise. UNCG standout guard Francis Alonso is a native …