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Unbeaten, top-ranked Gonzaga aims for outright WCC men’s championship

Gonzaga coach Mark Few reminded the assembled media after last Thursday’s win over San Francisco that the WCC title remains one of the program’s fundamental goals.


Brett Bailey, Olin Carter lead Toreros

No. 1 Gonzaga (28-0, 16-0 WCC) can clinch an outright WCC championship with a road win over San Diego (12-16, 5-11) on Thursday. Gonzaga will try to replicate its defensive …


Gonzaga looks to stay hot at San Diego, where it has won seven of the last eight games

A look at the history between Gonzaga and San Diego in men’s basketball


Gonzaga thumps Pacific, earns another WCC title

The No. 1 ranking, the possibility of an undefeated regular season and a probable No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.


Gonzaga’s man-to-man defense delivers again in win over Pacific

There was a time in November and December when Gonzaga augmented its man-to-man defense with an occasional zone.


Blanchette: Bulldogs draw rave reviews in Las Vegas and cause a lot of trouble for sports books

Caveat: this column is for entertainment purposes only. Unlike all the other ones that are devoted solely to, you know, the dogged pursuit of truth.


Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 82-61 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 82-61 win over Pacific on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


TV Take: Wide world of Williams on display during Gonzaga’s latest victory

There isn’t a cliché built around the name Williams, but maybe there should be. You know, like “keeping up with the Williamses” or “in like Williams.”


No. 22 Saint Mary’s beats BYU 70-57 to clinch second seed in WCC tourney

Calvin Hermanson scored 17 points and No. 22 Saint Mary’s cruised to a 70-57 victory over BYU on Saturday night, snapping a three-game road losing streak to its West Coast …


Gonzaga, Pacific tangle in rematch

The list of serious tests No. 1 Gonzaga has faced this season begins with Iowa State and Florida State in Orlando in late November and Arizona, Akron and Tennessee in …


Pacific’s dynamic backcourt fuels Tigers on offense

Pacific will be without guard T.J. Wallace (foot) in its rematch with Gonzaga, but sophomore wing Anthony Townes has emerged as a scoring option in the second half of the …


Gonzaga men own 10-1 all-time record against Saturday’s opponent, Pacific

This will be Gonzaga’s 12th matchup against Pacific


Gonzaga heats up in second half, rolls to 27th win

By the end, Gonzaga’s 27th win looked like most of its first 26. But it took a while.


John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s situation allows NCAA president Mark Emmert to play up his notions of college athletics

When the boss makes a surprise visit from the home office, you want to be doing your best work.


Instant replay: Nigel Williams-Goss torches San Francisco again

Nigel Williams-Goss took over against the Dons again, pouring in 30 points in the Zags’ 96-61 victory Thursday. A month and a half ago, the junior guard had a career-high …


TV take: Top-ranked Gonzaga men give broadcasters something to talk about, at least for one half

Gonzaga has won each of its 15 West Coast Conference games this season by an average of more than 23 points.


Gonzaga-USF: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 96-61 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 96-61 win over San Francisco on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the McCarthey Athletic …


Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams surpasses 600 career rebounds, other Zags approach milestones

Johnathan Williams’ focus after Gonzaga’s 96-61 win was not on his 600th career rebound. In fact, he wasn’t even aware of the career milestone.


Przemek Karnowski helps Gonzaga weather San Francisco’s storm in mistake-filled first half

Gonzaga’s final margin of victory over San Francisco on Thursday, 96-61, certainly didn’t reflect such a rocky – and slightly scary – first half. It certainly didn’t reflect a consistent …


Gonzaga plays short-handed in win over San Francisco

Gonzaga’s sophomore guard Bryan Alberts suffered a nasty sprained ankle early in Tuesday’s practice. On Wednesday, freshman forward Killian Tillie suffered a broken bone in his hand. Both are expected …


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski cashing in at the line

Przemek Karnowski called it one of the weaknesses of his game so he’s spent extra time working on his free-throw shooting.


Student drains half-court shot at halftime of Gonzaga’s win over San Francisco

The half-court shots keep falling down at the McCarthey Athletic Center. But not for the players.


Work resumes for unbeaten, No. 1 Gonzaga in home game against San Francisco

San Francisco, the only WCC team to lead Gonzaga in the second half this season, visits Spokane on Thursday. The Dons (18-9, 8-6 WCC) shot the highest field-goal percentage (46.9) …


Perimeter-powered San Francisco fills it up from deep

A look at the key matchup for Gonzaga in its men’s basketball game against San Francisco on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.


Gonzaga men’s basketball holds 33-4 edge over San Francisco in Mark Few era

A look at the history between Gonzaga and San Francisco in men’s basketball.


Blanchette: Committee gave Gonzaga pat on back before Bulldogs gave Gaels good slapping

The Gonzaga Bulldogs woke up Saturday morning to a nice pat on the head from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee.


Gonzaga handles Gaels again, improves to 26-0

Saint Mary’s was considered to be the biggest obstacle left in Gonzaga’s pursuit of an undefeated regular season. Turned out to be more like a speed bump.


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski, Johnathan Williams just too much for Saint Mary’s in Zags’ convincing win

Przemek Karnowski had maybe the best half of his five-year career at Gonzaga. And a rare temper tantrum as an added bonus. The senior center put up 15 of the …


TV Take: ESPN loves Gonzaga and shows it with flare

Valentine’s Day may still be a couple days away, but there was a Gonzaga love-fest going on in Moraga, California, all day Saturday. And it was televised by ESPN.


Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 74-64 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 74-64 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the McKeon Pavilion …