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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura lead No. 4 Gonzaga to 94-46 rout of rival Saint Mary’s

Brandon Clarke scored 24 points and added three more blocks to his season total as No. 4 Gonzaga thumped rival Saint Mary’s 94-46 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie out indefinitely with partially torn ligament in right foot

Killian Tillie is expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season with a partially torn ligament in his right foot.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga projected as No. 1 seed on bracket preview show

Gonzaga is projected as the No. 1 seed in the West Region. For now.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Can Saint Mary’s slow Gonzaga’s march through WCC?

Gonzaga has motored through the first nine games of its WCC schedule, compiling a historic winning margin along the way.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke newest member of the Bulldogs’ flight club

Brandon Clarke isn’t exactly sure how high he jumps. Gonzaga men’s basketball training guru Travis Knight isn’t either, but he has a pretty good idea.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Jordan Ford steers Gaels offense

Jordan Ford, the latest from Saint Mary’s assembly line of quality guards, leads the WCC in scoring at 22.1 points, but that doesn’t tell the entire story. The speedy 6-foot-1 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:27 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s West Coast Conference domination a statement to the college basketball world

Fifteen seasons back, the Gonzaga Bulldogs clinched the West Coast Conference regular season title on Feb. 14, something akin to sinking the 8-ball with five of the other guy’s targets …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Analysis: Offense, defense share spotlight as Gonzaga routs San Francisco

The fourth-ranked Zags notched their 13th straight win with another solid all-around performance, but this one was more impressive in one sense: Gonzaga took apart San Francisco, a team considered …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:27 p.m.

Sultan of swat: Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke breaks program’s single-season blocks record

Gonzaga is just more than 75 percent of the way through its season, yet Brandon Clarke has found himself at the top of the Bulldogs’ single-season record books with 74 …


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: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Francisco: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 92-62 victory over the Dons

Key moment, Offensive MVP and Defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 92-60 victory over San Francisco at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Brandon Clarke’s record-breaking performance leads No. 4 Gonzaga in rout of San Francisco

Brandon Clarke notched a double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds in a record-breaking performance as No. 4 Gonzaga thumped San Francisco 92-62 on Thursday in the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Gonzaga legend Adam Morrison part of WCC’s Hall of Honor 2019 class

Gonzaga great Adam Morrison got the Hall call from the West Coast Conference. Morrison, the 2006 co-national player of the year, will be inducted into the WCC’s Hall of Honor …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Motivation strong for Gonzaga, San Francisco in rematch

It was the only game in doubt in the closing minutes during Gonzaga’s 12-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Francisco key matchup: Round two for Josh Perkins, Frankie Ferrari

The first Gonzaga-San Francisco matchup didn’t disappoint and neither did the Josh Perkins-Frankie Ferrari matchup.


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura finalist for Oscar Robertson Trophy

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura is one of 12 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy awarded to college basketball’s player of the year.


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura one of 10 candidates for Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura has been named one of 10 candidates for the Julius Erving Award, presented to the small forward of the year.


Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins one of 10 finalists for Senior CLASS Award

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been selected as a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named to Wooden Award late-season watch list

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is one of 20 players on the Wooden Award’s late-season watch list.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women back atop WCC thanks to road sweep, BYU losses

As road trips go, it doesn’t get much better than Gonzaga’s excursion last week to Northern California. Not only did the GU women sweep would-be contenders Pacific and Saint Mary’s, …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins one of 10 candidates for Cousy Award

Gonzaga senior Josh Perkins is one of 10 candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, presented to the point guard of the year.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura collects third WCC player of the week honor

Rui Hachimura was named the WCC player of the week, the third time he’s been honored this season. Hachimura averaged 26 points and eight rebounds in fourth-ranked Gonzaga’s victories over …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Holding pattern keeps Gonzaga at No. 4 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga isn’t going anywhere in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll and the Zags aren’t alone. For the third straight week, permanent marker could be used on the number …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ personnel makes alley-oop pass a rim-rattling option

Guard-to-guard connections are rare, though it’s possible it happened at GU during the Jeremy Pargo-Matt Bouldin-Steven Gray days. Regardless, the alley-oop has become a weapon for the current Zags, with …


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

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie continues working back to being the player he once was

What we remember – and so does he – is that impossible run of shots 11 months ago, 3-pointer after 3-pointer shimmying through the net and setting off a sequence …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura, supporting cast spur Gonzaga past San Diego, 85-69

Gonzaga didn’t have its trademark balanced scoring Saturday against San Diego. The Zags had something just as effective: A nearly unstoppable Rui Hachimura to offset Toreros’ scoring machine Isaiah Pineiro …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Jenn Wirth scores 14 as No. 15 Gonzaga women beat Saint Mary’s

Jenn Wirth had 14 points and seven rebounds and No. 15 Gonzaga never trailed in its 66-52 win over Saint Mary’s. Jill Townsend added 12 points, while LeeAnne Wirth and …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 85-69 victory over the Toreros

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 85-69 victory over San Diego at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


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.