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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 9:47 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: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 10:29 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: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 8:03 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 …


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.

Gonzaga’s comeback attempt comes up short as BYU tops Bulldogs again

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.

Gonzaga wary of San Diego entering rematch

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.

Gonzaga-San Diego key matchup: Isaiah Pineiro, Rui Hachimura back for more

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.

Analysis: Gonzaga pulls away late to defeat stubborn Lions, 73-60

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.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 73-60 victory over the Lions

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.

TV Take: Gonzaga nearly snoozes through wake-up call in win at Loyola Marymount

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.

Zykera Rice, No. 13 Gonzaga rout San Diego 71-44

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.

Record-setting Gonzaga tries to keep pace against Loyola Marymount

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.

Gonzaga baseball has high hopes heading into season-opening tournament

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.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount key matchup: James Batemon again the player the Zags must keep an eye on

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.

Gonzaga women digging in on defense ahead of homestretch against San Diego, BYU

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’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura among 30 candidates for Naismith player of the year

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.

Can Gonzaga thrive and survive without Killian Tille? Only time will tell.

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 moves to No. 3 in AP college basketball poll

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.

Silas Melson drops in, catches up with former Gonzaga teammates

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.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags maintain sharp edge

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.

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie’s latest injury setback adds fuel to Gonzaga’s already red-hot fire

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.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in 94-46 rout over Saint Mary’s

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.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-46 victory over the Gaels

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.