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John Blanchette: Gonzaga coaches sweat through quarterfinal with eyes on family matters

It probably should have been no surprise that Gonzaga had to work so hard to shed Loyola Marymount 83-69 in the prime-time game at Orleans Arena – not getting any …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga toughs out another tough first-round WCC Tournament win

For all of Gonzaga’s success in WCC tournaments, the first-round matchup has often been as hard on the Zags as the later rounds. That was the scene Saturday at Orleans …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Gonzaga-LMU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 83-69 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 83-69 win over LMU in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament on Saturday, March …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 12:15 a.m.

TV Take: ESPN2 crew kept eyes glued on Gonzaga forward combo of Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams

Thanks to Killian Tillie and Johnathan Williams (a combined 17 of 23 from the field), the seventh-ranked Bulldogs eventually advanced to Monday night’s semifinal matchup with San Francisco, an overtime …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:50 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams lift Gonzaga to WCC Tournament quarterfinal win over Loyola Marymount

Killian Tillie scored 24 points and Johnathan Williams had a double-double as top-seeded Gonzaga outlasted No. 8 seed Loyola Marymount 83-69 in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Gonzaga tries to add finishing touches to NCAA Tournament credentials

There’s always something to play for, particularly with March Madness around the corner.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

Gonzaga’s name has surfaced again regarding conference affiliation, and this time it’s with a league closer to home. Gonzaga has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference, athletic director Mike …


Gonzaga’s Jesse Wade receives warm welcome in Provo

Gonzaga freshman guard Jesse Wade’s support crew made some noise Saturday among the 18,987 packed inside BYU’s Marriott Center. Wade, a product of nearby Davis High in Kaysville, Utah, estimated …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

John Blanchette: Tabbed as underdogs to start the season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs again showed the WCC goes through them

On a day when everyone wanted to fly college basketball’s flag at half-staff, the Gonzaga Bulldogs went through the routine of raising another – all the way up. Another all …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga dominates BYU to secure outright WCC title

Mark Few wanted to share Gonzaga’s latest accomplishment – an outright WCC championship by virtue of an impressive 79-65 win over BYU at the jam-packed Marriott Center on Saturday. But …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

TV Take: Clichés get a workout from broadcast crew in Gonzaga’s big win over BYU

Gonzaga has won the West Coast Conference regular season basketball title so often recently, it’s almost a cliché.


Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-65 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-65 win over BYU on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga cruises past BYU 79-65, earns outright WCC regular-season title

With the victory, the Bulldogs (27-4, 17-1 West Coast Conference) claimed the outright regular-season title and secured the top seed in the WCC Tournament March 2-6 in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Gonzaga faces BYU with one last regular-season goal remaining

Gonzaga’s regular-season checklist isn’t quite complete.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to end regular season on a strong note against tough BYU

This week hasn’t felt much different than most weeks inside The Kennel for Emma Stach.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Even through injury, Gonzaga senior Emma Wolfram provides a spark for the Bulldogs

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is doing something amazing for Emma Wolfram, whose injuries kept her off the court all season: a ceremonial start on Senior Day against BYU.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to contain BYU’s Elijah Bryant again

Elijah Bryant does it all for BYU. He leads the Cougars in scoring (17.6), shares first in steals (39) and he’s second in rebounding (6.5), blocks (19) and assists (2.4).


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura delivers late as Gonzaga edges San Diego, clinches share of West Coast Conference title

Gonzaga had its share of foul issues, costly turnovers, sluggish offense and inattentive defense.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Rui Hachimura’s clutch performance catches attention of San Diego, ESPN crew

“I love Hachimura late in games,” ESPN’s P.J. Carlesimo said, mentioning not just his scoring ability around the hoop but his rebounding and his ability to hit free throws.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Laura Stockton scores 14, lifts Gonzaga to 58-54 win over San Diego

Laura Stockton scored 14 points, including a last-minute 3-pointer that sealed the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ 58-54 win over the San Diego Toreros on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 77-72 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 77-72 win over San Diego on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Sixth-ranked Gonzaga grits out 77-72 victory against San Diego, clinches at least share of WCC title

With the victory, Gonzaga secured at least a share of the West Coast Conference regular-season title for the sixth season in a row.


Three Gonzaga women’s basketball players earn West Coast Conference all-academic honors

Gonzaga women’s basketball players Chandler Smith, Emma Stach and Katie Campbell were selected to the West Coast Conference’s all-academic team, the conference announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga chases West Coast Conference championship on road against San Diego

Gonzaga’s trip to the Jenny Craig Pavilion last February resulted in a 96-38 thrashing that ranked among GU’s biggest blowouts and equaled the worst loss in San Diego’s history.


Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins earns WCC All-Academic honors for second straight season

Gonzaga junior point guard Josh Perkins has been named to the WCC All-Academic team for the second consecutive season.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women can build momentum going into West Coast Conference Tournament

Games against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Saturday also offer an opportunity to reflect on another remarkable year: The Zags are 22-5 overall, WCC champs for the 13th …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

San Diego guard Olin Carter stung Gonzaga in first meeting

Junior guard Olin Carter III was USD’s best player in a 69-59 loss to the Zags three games ago. He drilled five 3-pointers, scored 21 points and had no turnovers …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Gonzaga, Battle in Seattle on hold for at least a few more years

Gonzaga’s 2019 basketball schedule is taking shape, with a loaded Maui Invitational field and a road trip to face North Carolina. But for the third straight year, there won’t be …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:42 a.m.

Gonzaga shares No. 6 with Texas Tech after another rough week for ranked teams

Another week of carnage for teams in the AP college basketball poll saw squads ranked third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth lose at least once.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Gonzaga’s collection of bruises, difference-making plays keeps growing

Killian Tillie went for a dunk and the crowd erupted Saturday inside the McCarthey Athletic Center. It served as another example of the type of hustle/winning plays Gonzaga has made …