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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Gonzaga’s ‘Big Three’ of Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie provides intriguing options on the court

The fourth-ranked Zags have three of the best forwards in college basketball. They saw court time together last week for the first time since Tillie’s return five games ago from …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke on watch list for Naismith Defensive Player of Year Award

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke has been named to the midseason watch list for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Gonzaga moves up to No. 4, Tennessee takes over top spot in AP Top 25

Gonzaga took a step up in the rankings after a chaotic week for the best teams in college basketball.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins demonstrates his toughness again in win over Pilots

Senior point guard Josh Perkins could end his Gonzaga career as the program’s all-time assists leader, but he doesn’t dish much on his health. In the second half of Saturday’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga works offensive glass to roll past Portland, 89-66

The Zags didn’t have their A game on offense or defense, but they rated high in resourcefulness in a business-like 89-66 victory against Portland viewed by a full house of …


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

Gonzaga-Portland: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 89-66 victory over the Pilots

Key moment, offensive MVP and Defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 89-66 victory over Portland at the Chiles Center in Portland


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: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Katie Campbell, Laura Stockton lead No. 13 Gonzaga past San Diego 86-61

Katie Campbell had 17 points and Laura Stockton had 10 assists, both career highs, and Jenn Wirth added a double-double, leading No. 13 Gonzaga to an 86-61 win over San …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Seven players score in double figures to lead No. 5 Gonzaga past Portland 89-66

Seven players scored in double figures, led by Rui Hachimura’s 17-point output, as No. 5 Gonzaga downed Portland 89-66 on Saturday at the Chiles Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Gonzaga rolling, despite game-plan tactics of WCC foes

Four games into the WCC season it’s apparent opponents are going deeper into the playbook when facing fifth-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Gonzaga-Portland key matchup: Marcus Shaver Jr. heating up for Pilots

Portland has struggled with consistency and rhythm offensively. That includes guard Marcus Shaver Jr., but the 6-foot-2 sophomore is trending up again.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Conference switch wouldn’t stop Gonzaga from being dominant at home

Actual human engagement returned to McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night, and not a minute too soon.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga clamps down on James Batemon, Lions in 73-55 victory

Gonzaga has made strides taking away the opponent’s primary scoring option over the last eight games, something it struggled with during the first month of the season.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Where’s the beef? Most Gonzaga players say steak would be meal of choice during White House visit

Corey Kispert added that he hopes there would be pie, but not just any old Cyrus O’Leary’s type, but specifically some home-baked deliciousness.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

BYU ends No. 13 Gonzaga women’s 12-game win streak

Shaylee Gonzales scored 17 points and Paisley Johnson made two free throws with 1:02 left for what proved to be the winning points in BYU’s 70-68 win over No. 13 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 73-55 victory over the Lions

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-55 victory over Loyola Marymount at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


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: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 5 Gonzaga use tough defense to down Loyola Marymount

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and dished out four assists to help No. 5 Gonzaga down Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Gonzaga dealing with another physical, defensive-minded foe in Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount key matchup: James Batemon next talented guard to test Zags

Loyola Marymount’s James Batemon is next up for Gonzaga in a long line of talented guards in the WCC.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

No. 5 Gonzaga, top 10 remain in place in AP rankings

It was an eventful week on the court with three teams in the top five, including Gonzaga, involved in tight games before pulling out wins.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Gonzaga Rewind: Zags rose up to beat San Francisco in high-level contest

At times, it looked like Gonzaga and San Francisco had advance copies of each other’s game plans. The fifth-ranked Zags and Dons put on a show Saturday night, playing to …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga comes up clutch again in win over San Francisco

Duke, Tennessee, and now San Francisco. Gonzaga has been involved in three of the best games in college basketball with the season barely past the midpoint.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Francisco: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 96-83 victory over the Dons

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 96-83 victory over San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium


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: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Brandon Clarke helps No. 5 Gonzaga outlast San Francisco in WCC clash

Brandon Clarke scored 24 points and threw down a massive alley-oop as the exclamation point as fifth-ranked Gonzaga held off upset-minded San Francisco 96-83 on Saturday at Way Memorial Gymnasium.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Gonzaga gets off to quick start, takes care of Portland to remain unbeaten in WCC play

Even during a 26-point win over Portland, the Zags found some teachable moments ahead of next week’s West Coast Conference showdown at BYU.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, San Francisco collide with first place on line in WCC

San Francisco (14-2, 2-0) has emerged as Gonzaga’s primary challenger through the season’s first two months. The Dons have an opportunity to show they’re more than just a contender while …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Francisco key matchup: Zags’ Josh Perkins, Dons’ Frankie Ferrari familiar rivals

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins and San Francisco’s Frankie Ferrari have been going at it for years so Saturday’s showdown will be nothing new for the senior point guards.


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

Analysis: Gonzaga withstands early Pacific push, turns up defensive pressure in rout

Pacific was doing what it could to keep it competitive and frustrate Gonzaga. The Tigers ran time off the shot clock, hit just enough shots and did a nice job …