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UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Vince Grippi: 3 thoughts from Fairleigh Dickinson’s 82-76 NCAA Tournament victory over Prairie View A&M

The Knights move on to face top-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday in Salt Lake City


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Run never comes for Gonzaga as Saint Mary’s completes the upset in ‘Shock City’

The script for this one has been performed before. Twice this season, in fact. Underdog Saint Mary’s stays close to top-ranked Gonzaga for a while. The Gaels slow the pace, …


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: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:46 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga weathers early Saint Mary’s storm before pulling away in dominating fashion

Be honest. Part of you was hoping top-ranked Gonzaga would have a close, competitive West Coast Conference game this season. Maybe not this close, not this competitive. Well, for a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

TV Take: P.J. Carlesimo joins ranks of ESPN broadcasters in awe of Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura

If February comes in like a pack of rabid hyenas, it goes out like a lion. A regal, ancient lion. So it may be appropriate the final day of February …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga provides plenty of fireworks in home finale against BYU

When ESPN broadcasts Gonzaga basketball games, there are a few things you can count on.


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: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: Bill Walton’s love of Gonzaga on display again in hard-fought victory over San Diego

Yes, Bill Walton is enamored with just about everyone who has ever played college basketball, but he seems especially smitten with Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga nearly snoozes through wake-up call in win at Loyola Marymount

Sooner or later, Gonzaga was going to have one of those nights. A night when the shots don’t fall. When the outside shots are more often than not clanging off …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s dismantling of Saint Mary’s leaves ESPN2 crew dreaming of the finer things in life

The way Gonzaga has been playing lately, it was a good thing Sean Farnham was in Spokane to broadcast the Saint Mary’s game for ESPN2.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga again passes San Francisco’s physical test to remain unbeaten in WCC play

The first two games between fourth-ranked Gonzaga and the University of San Francisco haven’t been within single digits. Close, maybe not, but intense? That’s for sure.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

TV Take: Senior-led San Diego puts up fight, but falls short of earning first McCarthey Athletic Center victory

The University of San Diego men’s basketball team has never won a game in the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

TV Take: Familiar face guides fans through Gonzaga’s thumping of BYU

Most times Gonzaga appears on an ESPN network, the analyst informing the viewer about the Bulldogs, this year and in the past, have little to no connection to one of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: No road woes for No. 4 Gonzaga in rout of Santa Clara

Early in Gonzaga’s blowout win over host Santa Clara on Thursday night, the SWX broadcast flashed a graphic on the screen. It listed the four schools that had ever won …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

TV Take: Pregame premonition rings true as Gonzaga powers past Portland to remain perfect in WCC play

Tom Glasgow deserves some points for honesty. The veteran broadcaster, who handled the play-by-play chores on Saturday night’s Gonzaga contest, shown on KAYU in the Spokane area, was blunt before …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

TV Take: Comfortable night in The Kennel for everyone except Loyola Marymount

No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: ‘Saturday Showcase’ lived up to billing, even if it took awhile to find the right channel

The West Coast Conference’s two best teams, circa 2019, met Saturday night in the University of San Francisco’s venerable War Memorial Gymnasium with the visiting Zags coming out on top, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga not fazed by Pacific’s slow-it-down style of play

The Pacific Tigers seemed to have one goal Thursday night – and it may not have been to come home with a win.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

TV Take: Different viewpoint still shows Gonzaga is playing dominant basketball

If you could pull yourself away from the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game with the Dallas Cowboys, and the Northwest’s favorite – or something – NFL announcing crew, Joe Buck and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

TV Take: A not-so-secret weapon lifts Gonzaga past CS Bakersfield, elicits praise from announcers

This one was supposed to be different than Gonzaga’s recent three consecutive home nonconference routs. Tighter, more competitive. And for a while, the Zags’ New Year’s Eve matchup with Cal …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew makes most of final showing in crimson and gray as Washington State outlasts Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

The senior transfer quarterback not only threw for 299 yards, ran for one touchdown, threw for two others, set WSU and Pac-12 single-season passing records but also made the play …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga played role of Harlem Globetrotters against Denver in eyes of broadcast team

Perfection doesn’t usually last all that long in college basketball. Certainly not for almost 12 minutes in a game between two Division I schools.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga returns home for holiday season, gifts fans with bounce-back win over UT Arlington

There is something comforting about being home for the holidays. And that’s true even in college basketball, though the atmosphere in the McCarthey Athletic Center is always different this time …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

TV Take: Tennessee’s upset of Gonzaga offered high-energy entertainment from start to finish

Gonzaga and Tennessee, two teams ranked in the top seven nationally, went back and forth for two hours with the seventh-ranked Volunteers upsetting No. 1 GU, pulling out a 76-73 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga gives ESPN’s Bill Walton a warm welcome to the Kennel with last-second win over Washington

When Bill Walton is the analyst on your local college basketball game, you’re treated to many different experiences.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

TV Take: Zach Norvell Jr. goes from ice cold to fresh out of the microwave hot in Gonzaga’s high-scoring win over Creighton

With 9 minutes, 36 seconds left Saturday afternoon in Gonzaga’s 103-92 victory at Creighton, Zach Norvell hit a step-back 3-pointer. He screamed. Nothing in particular. Just a scream of joy.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

TV Take: From new No. 1 ranking to Geno Crandall injury, KHQ crew had plenty to talk about during Gonzaga’s rout of North Dakota State

Gonzaga served up a large portion of roast Bison, routing visiting North Dakota State 102-60 before the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

TV Take: Washington State, broadcast team slip up in Apple Cup loss to Huskies

For those watching at home on Fox’s broadcast, the weather wasn’t a factor. It was the combination of Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman and the Fox production that made …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

TV Take: Defense down the stretch gives Gonzaga perfect ending to Maui Invitational with title win over Duke

This is what everybody wanted, right? No. 1 Duke versus No. 3 Gonzaga for the championship of the best early-season tournament of the year, the Maui Invitational. And the game …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

TV Take: ESPN’s Bill Walton praises Gonzaga … when he was actually talking about basketball

The Zags made their 2018 Maui Invitational debut late Monday night on ESPN2 with a 84-78 win over scrappy Illinois, but that wasn’t the main event, at least not on …