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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8 p.m.

From big blowout to big commitment, Gonzaga rides momentum back to No. 1

Gonzaga is enjoying one of the best three-day spans in program history. The Zags crushed BYU by 34 points Saturday on Senior Night. They picked up a commitment from coveted …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags stuff highlight reel during rout over BYU

Josh Perkins offered a glimpse of what kind of night it was going to be when he and Zach Norvell Jr. staged their customary pregame shoot-off from the entrance of …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:41 p.m.

John Blanchette: Goodbyes no longer reserved for only the seniors in college basketball home finales

Just think of the Zags who missed out on the big farewell – Adam Morrison, Austin Daye, Kelly Olynyk, Domantas Sabonis, Nigel Williams-Goss, Zach Collins.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:44 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga lets the good times roll in Senior Night rout of BYU

Whatever Gonzaga’s record was for standing ovations in a game, the Zags obliterated it Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 102-68 victory over the Cougars

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 102-68 victory over BYU at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


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: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga thumps BYU on senior night

Josh Perkins scored 21 points and dished out seven assists on Senior Night as No. 2 Gonzaga routed BYU on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

No. 15 Gonzaga women clamp down on San Francisco 64-44

Chandler Smith scored 14 points, Zykera Rice added 12 and No. 15 Gonzaga handed San Francisco its seventh straight loss 64-44. Jill Townsend added 10 points for the Bulldogs (25-3, …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Still plenty to play for as Gonzaga women visit struggling San Francisco

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier has been saying it all year: There’s more parity this year in the West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Ready or not, Gonzaga’s Senior Night arrives for Josh Perkins and company

Josh Perkins wasn’t having any Senior Night discussion last Saturday inside the locker room at the Jenny Craig Pavilion after a Zags’ road victory over San Diego.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU key matchup: TJ Haws orchestrates Cougars’ offense

When BYU is the opponent, the key matchup can go to big man Yoeli Childs or point guard TJ Haws. We went with Childs, second in the WCC in scoring …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: Josh Perkins reaches the pinnacle of success at ‘Point Guard U’ with career assist record

Records both take you out of the moment and amplify it at the same time, and with the volume knob in Spokane cranked up to 11 on anything Zags, it’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Josh Perkins collects assists record, Gonzaga snags WCC title with rout over Waves

Second-ranked Gonzaga had one of its patented offensive explosions, scoring on nine consecutive possessions late in the first half to spark a 92-64 blowout over Pepperdine in front of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Zykera Rice, Laura Stockton lead No. 15 Gonzaga women to 74-61 win

Zykera Rice scored 15 points and Laura Stockton added 13 while moving into third place on No. 15 Gonzaga’s career assist list and the Bulldogs defeated Santa Clara 74-61 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: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 92-64 victory over the Waves

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 92-64 victory over Pepperdine at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Josh Perkins breaks Gonzaga’s all-time assist record, Bulldogs clinch WCC title in rout of Pepperdine

Perkins tied Matt Santangelo’s previous program record of 668 assists with seven helpers in the first half, but did not get the record-breaking pass until midway through the second half …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke named semifinalist for Naismith defensive player of the year award

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke is among 10 semifinalists for the Naismith defensive player of the year award.


John Blanchette: As Pepperdine coach, Lorenzo Romar relishes any chance he can get at Gonzaga

That’s right, Lorenzo Romar wants to be in a position to play Gonzaga more often.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Duke’s loss could create opening for Gonzaga to return to No. 1

Gonzaga could be two home wins away from returning to No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll after No. 8 North Carolina thumped top-ranked Duke 88-72 on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Gonzaga trying to preserve unbeaten home, West Coast Conference records

The second-ranked Zags (25-2, 12-0 WCC) are in the mix for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, which generally comes with the benefit of staying fairly close to Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Top point guards Josh Perkins, Colbey Ross square off

Running a distant second behind Gonzaga’s domination of WCC headlines is the conference’s collection of first-rate point guards. GU fifth-year senior Josh Perkins and Pepperdine sophomore Colbey Ross, two of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Plan B for Gonzaga players: Josh Perkins passes to Brandon Clarke … on the gridiron?

If you really want to stump Gonzaga basketball players, don’t bother trying an intricate matchup zone or a crafty offensive set. Ask them what they would be doing if they …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Duke back on top, Gonzaga second in AP college basketball poll

Duke and Gonzaga, Gonzaga and Duke. The two teams can’t seem to get away from each other in the polls or when they tangled on the basketball court in November.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Passing grades for Zags on two-game road sweep

Gonzaga was tested twice on the road and passed, though not with straight A’s. Rematches in conference play tend to be tighter and scrappier than the first meetings with the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga finds gas pedal in second half, pulls away from San Diego, 79-67

In the second half, No. 3 Gonzaga dialed up its defense, which triggered its offense and ultimately a 79-67 victory Saturday night over San Diego in front of a packed …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-67 victory over the Toreros

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 79-67 victory over San Diego at the Jenny Craig Pavilion


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: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga women’s backs up against the bubble after another last-second loss to BYU

Even a full month out from Selection Monday, there was an angsty little subtext mixed into Saturday’s doings at McCarthey Athletic Center that went beyond how much space exists between …