Stories tagged: WCC
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
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: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 10:29 p.m.
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: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
Recap and highlights: Rui Hachimura helps No. 3 Gonzaga fend off San Diego for 30th straight WCC road win
Rui Hachimura finished with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds as third-ranked Gonzaga outlasted San Diego 79-67 on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga’s seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:25 p.m.
Win big, as the Zags have done in most WCC contests and skeptics rail about the shortcomings of the conference. Win close, and the Zags gets an earful for allowing …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
Isaiah Pineiro, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward, torched the Zags for a career-high-tying 30 points two weeks ago.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:28 p.m.
The third-ranked Zags rode another big scoring night from forward tandem Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke to a hard-fought 73-60 victory Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-60 victory over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.
Sooner or later, Gonzaga was going to have one of those nights. A night when the shots don’t fall. When the outside shots are more often than not clanging off …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.
The Gonzaga women are cruising to another West Coast Conference title, but they’re not driving while distracted.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
Recap and highlights: No. 3 Gonzaga uses late surge to hold off Loyola Marymount’s upset bid with 73-60 win
Rui Hachimura scored 22 points and No. 3 Gonzaga used a late surge to top Loyola Marymount 73-60 on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Gonzaga is flirting with history, both national and West Coast Conference, which can’t sit well with conference mates on the receiving end of blowout losses.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:32 p.m.
With more than a foot of snow on the ground at the Patterson Baseball Complex, the Gonzaga baseball team is following the snowbirds and heading to Surprise, Arizona, for the …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
We like to mix it up here at key matchup headquarters when Gonzaga faces a WCC rematch, but that’s not happening with Loyola Marymount.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
The Zags’ 11-1 conference record has been built with strength down low and quick hands on the perimeter.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
Gonzaga forwards Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura have been named to the Naismith Trophy midseason team and they’re among 30 candidates for the Naismith player of the year.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Sophie Whittle works even harder now that she’s at the top of the collegiate tennis world
The news, as is increasingly the case these days, was delivered via text – two of them, in fact, from her coaches. Though not so much news as congratulations, so …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Killian Tillie’s absence is a blow to Gonzaga’s postseason aspirations, but the Zags demonstrated they can play at a high level without the 6-foot-10 forward in the first two months …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
Gonzaga’s slow climb up the AP men’s college basketball rankings took another step forward Monday. After a three-week stay at fourth, the Zags moved to third in the latest poll …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
The second-winningest player in Gonzaga history was in attendance for the Bulldogs’ 92-62 thrashing of the San Francisco Dons on Thursday night.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
The 2017 Gonzaga Bulldogs had it. The 2019 Zags definitely have it through 25 games. Basketball seasons inevitably bring ups and downs. Part of the Zags’ formula for success is …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:37 p.m.
There are rulebooks, and coin flips to decide who kicks off, and the once-a-game center jump to, well, keep things fair. But in the bigger sense, there’s no fairness doctrine …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:34 p.m.
There was that point late in the first half when Gonzaga took balanced offense to an extreme.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:28 p.m.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 94-46 victory over Saint Mary’s at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.
TV Take: Gonzaga’s dismantling of Saint Mary’s leaves ESPN2 crew dreaming of the finer things in life
The way Gonzaga has been playing lately, it was a good thing Sean Farnham was in Spokane to broadcast the Saint Mary’s game for ESPN2.