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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga outlasts opportunistic Pepperdine squad, avoids another Senior Night letdown

During halftime of Gonzaga’s 81-67 win over Pepperdine on Saturday night, Richard Fox used a word that seemed apropos when describing the way the Waves were playing. It was “opportunistic.”


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Gonzaga women complete perfect WCC road record with win at Pepperdine

The Gonzaga Bulldogs secured a perfect West Coast Conference road record with a 67-48 win at Pepperdine on Saturday, their 11th-straight win on the road.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:03 a.m.

Johnathan Williams has big showing on Senior Night to lead No. 9 Gonzaga to a 81-67 win against Pepperdine

Johnathan Williams scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 9 Gonzaga overcame a pesky Pepperdine squad for an 81-67 victory on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center in …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Gonzaga women head to Pepperdine for final road test of regular season

It’s no wonder the Bulldogs have excelled so much away from Spokane this season. They are shooting 43.7 percent from the field and have posted a plus-3.6 rebounding margin in …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Healthy Kameron Edwards strengthens Pepperdine heading into game with Gonzaga

It’s been a rough season for the Waves and sophomore forward Kameron Edwards, who was sidelined with a concussion in GU’s 89-59 win in Malibu. Edwards had four 20-point games …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga proving that RPI is no longer the golden child of college hoops metrics

But maybe the sizzle got doused way back on Sunday, when the NCAA selection committee did its in-season bracket preview for the second year. And the most revealing part of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga makes quick work of LMU, takes outright WCC lead

Gonzaga hasn’t messed around the last two games, eliminating most of the suspense by the first or second media timeout.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Loyola Marymount struggles to get anything going without guards James Batemon, Steven Haney

In Gonzaga’s 76-46 win over LMU on Thursday, the Lions were without the guidance of their two veteran shooters – guards James Batemon and Steven Haney.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie overcomes knock to head in style during win against Loyola Marymount

Apparently Gonzaga’s concussion protocol involves knocking down back-to-back 3-pointers upon returning to the court. Killian Tillie passed with flying colors.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Gonzaga women claim another West Coast Conference basketball title

Make it a baker’s dozen for the Gonzaga women.


Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 76-46 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 76-46 win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga made sure win against short-handed Loyola Marymount was secured early

It’s hard to say when Gonzaga’s 76-46 rout of visiting Loyola Marymount was actually over – as opposed to being finished – but it certainly was some time in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Ninth-ranked Gonzaga uses huge opening run to down Loyola Marymount 76-46

Johnathan Williams finished with his fifth double-double in as many games to help No. 9 Gonzaga rout Loyola Marymount 76-46 on Thursday in the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Back in first place, Gonzaga tries to stay put as Loyola Marymount comes to town

It took Gonzaga nearly a month of work to move back into a tie for first place in the West Coast Conference. It required seven straight wins. It took four …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to rebound after first WCC loss

In more ways than one, the Gonzaga women are looking to rebound this week. Physically, emotionally and also on the glass, the Bulldogs are trying to move forward from their …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Loyola Marymount freshman Eli Scott provides interior production

Point guard James Batemon is Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer, Steven Haney hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points in the first GU-LMU meeting, but we’re going with Eli Scott as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura shows growth in his game

It was easy to be mesmerized by Rui Hachimura’s post-up buckets, one- or two-dribble moves and midrange jumpers against Saint Mary’s. But it was the other end of the floor …


If Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s win out, RPI will determine WCC Tournament’s top seed

If Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s win their next four games, they will share the regular-season title, but who would be the No. 1 seed in the WCC Tournament?


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Gonzaga cracks AP top 10 at No. 9; Saint Mary’s drops to 15th

Gonzaga’s road win over Saint Mary’s and another chaotic week in college basketball sent the Zags back into the top 10 for the first time since the 2017 postseason.


Gonzaga’s resume doesn’t add up to spot in NCAA selection committee’s current top 16

Gonzaga has never been easy to gauge for the NCAA Tournament selection committee and it seems little has changed under the committee’s new guidelines.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

John Blanchette: Josh Perkins more than atoned for Gonzaga’s slip-up against Saint Mary’s

College basketball’s ultimate sardine can – McKeon Pavilion – was stoked for a coronation Saturday night, and best of all it was going to come at the expense of Gonzaga, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shuts down Jock Landale and Emmett Naar, rolls to 78-65 victory over Gaels

The 12th-ranked Zags shut down one of the nation’s most efficient offenses and they did nearly as much damage at the other end of the court in an impressive 78-65 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 78-65 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 78-65 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:38 p.m.

TV Take: ‘What, when and how’ all favor Zags in win over Gaels

As Gonzaga’s dominating 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s became more and more apparent Saturday night, ESPN’s Sean Farnham began repeating a phrase that became more and more like a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Saint Mary’s stands tall against Gonzaga women’s bigs

Gonzaga always seems eager to welcome a friendly battle of the bigs. But when the Zags welcomed Saint Mary’s to the Kennel on Saturday, the bigs met their match.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s tickets fetch hefty price

For those willing to pay the price, it cost more for a ticket to attend the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s showdown than every NBA game Saturday night, including San Antonio’s visit to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

Rui Hachimura’s offense, interior defense lift No. 12 Gonzaga to 78-65 win over No. 11 Saint Mary’s

Rui Hachimura scored a game-high 21 points as No. 12 Gonzaga jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s on …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Gonzaga women clinch share of WCC title despite disheartening loss

Barely half an hour after their toughest loss of the season, the Gonzaga women were already picking up the pieces. In this case it was a piece of the West …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Gonzaga takes second shot at slowing Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s

How will the Zags approach defending Saint Mary’s star center Jock Landale?The answer should go a long way in deciding the outcome of the WCC game of the year Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Saint Mary’s center Jock Landale has been matchup nightmare for opponents

Saturday’s key matchup? Hmm, take one guess. Saint Mary’s senior center Jock Landale has been working over opponents all season and it was no different against the Zags in the …