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Pangos leads GU sweep of WCC awards

The WCC released all-conference honors Tuesday and Gonzaga claimed all four individual awards, led by Player of the Year Kevin Pangos. Coaches vote on the awards, but cannot vote for their own players. Coaches are asked to nominate one player from their team for each… Read more

Top-seeded GU teams off to Las Vegas

Third-ranked Gonzaga is headed back to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the West Coast Conference tournament, an event the Bulldogs have dominated for the past 20 years. Gonzaga (29-2, 17-1 WCC), the WCC regular-season champion and No. 1 seed for the tournament, has a bye into the quarterfinals on Saturday. The Bulldogs will play the winner of Friday’s matchup between No. 8 San Francisco (13-17, 7-11) and No. 9 Pacific (12-18, 4-14). Read more

Zags look to continue dominance of WCC tournament

Third-ranked Gonzaga is headed back to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the West Coast Conference tournament, an event the Bulldogs have dominated for the past 20 years. Read more

Day after BYU

You know the day-after drill. Here’s my game story, John Blanchette’s column and Colin Mulvany’s photos. Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune gamer and a few national articles on how damaging Gonzaga’s loss was in terms of NCAA seeding. GU probably needs to win the WCC… Read more

Aggressive Cougars yank Bulldogs back to Earth

And it’s gone. The Senior Night good vibes. Not in 17 years had Gonzaga turned off the scoreboard for the final time of the season with the bigger number showing on the visitors’ side. Read more

BYU plays host busters

So many things Gonzaga has relied on this season – inside game, rebounding, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer working the pick-and-roll – were neutralized by BYU on Saturday. Because of that so many things the Zags have been protecting – a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and the nation’s longest home-court winning streak of 41 – went by the wayside, too. Read more

BYU hands Zags costly defeat

BYU outplayed Gonzaga at both ends of the court and held on for a streak-busting 73-70 win Saturday night, spoiling Gonzaga’s Senior Night in front of 6,000 at McCarthey Athletic Center. Read more

BYU defeats GU 73-70

BYU defeats Gonzaga 73-70 in the McCarthey Athletic Center, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Read more

Pangos leaving his name all over GU record book

Kevin Pangos will play his final home game at McCarthey Athletic Center tonight. The senior point guard will likely wander over to the MAC Sunday night for an hour or so to put up some shots and refine his game. Same thing Monday night. Read more

Kevin Pangos: “The quintessential Zag”

In the last nine days, I’ve written about Gonzaga’s three seniors, beginning with Gary Bell Jr. in last Thursday’s S-R, Byron Wesley in Wednesday’s paper and my article on Kevin Pangos that will run tomorrow. The trio will be honored during Senior Night ceremonies as… Read more

Pangos high on any list at GU

Kevin Pangos will play his final home game at McCarthey Athletic Center Saturday night. But by no means will it be the last time he shoots baskets there. Read more

Day after San Diego

For one of the few times I forgot to DVR a Gonzaga game. Actually I forgot to send a desperate text 5 minutes before tip asking my wife or kids to DVR a GU game. But it’s OK, I’m not sure I needed a second… Read more

Zags overpower Toreros down low

Gonzaga didn’t make many perimeter shots. San Diego didn’t make many perimeter shots. What the Zags did do was defend, get their transition game going and pound away inside, which was more than enough to claim a 59-39 victory over the Toreros in front of 6,000 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Read more

Zags perk up to beat USD 59-39

Gonzaga snapped out of a first-half funk — thanks in part to Eric McClellan’s energy boost in the closing minutes — and pulled away from San Diego in the closing 20 minutes for a 59-39 win Thursday. My unedited game story is below. Day-after post… Read more

Gonzaga defeats San Diego 59-39

Gonzaga defeats San Diego 59-39 at home in the McCarthey Athletic Center, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Read more

Four corners: Gonzaga Bulldogs

Coming up: Tonight vs. San Diego, 8 (ESPN2); Saturday vs. BYU, 7 (ESPN2) Outlook: The Zags (28-1, 16-0 WCC) are pursuing their second unbeaten conference season in three years. GU went 16-0 in 2013. The Zags led by 22 before holding off San Diego 60-48 in late December. Senior guard Johnny Dee is the school’s all-time leading scorer, and running mate Christopher Anderson is the program’s all-time leader in assists and steals. The Toreros are tied for fifth with Portland. “They’re back to functioning well in a low-possession game and really trying to muck things up and keep the score down,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. San Diego’s Brett Bailey, a University High grad, averages 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds. Chris Sarbaugh (Gonzaga Prep and North Idaho College) averages 3.4 ppg. Read more

Wesley a one-season wonder

It was media day Tuesday, which means a Gonzaga notebook for Wednesday’s S-R. Senior wing Byron Wesley has been an ideal fit at Gonzaga, helping the Zags compile a 28-1 record. By comparison, his three seasons at USC resulted in a 31-65 record. Wesley will… Read more

Wiltjer honored by WCC

Another week without movement at the top of the men’s college basketball polls, another weekly honor for junior forward Kyle Wiltjer. Read more

Day after Saint Mary’s

Lots of boxing analogies tossed around after Gonzaga’s see-it-to-believe-it 70-60 win over Saint Mary’s last night. Indeed, the two best teams in the WCC threw haymakers all night with GU landing the final blows in a game-deciding 12-0 run that left most of an overflow… Read more

Scare tactics

MORAGA, Calif. – Mark Few might have invented a new word in describing Gonzaga’s ability to weather a mountain of adversity and come out with a win that senior guard Gary Bell Jr. called one of the best in his four seasons. “It shows character, toughness,” said Few, after watching the third-ranked Zags score the last 12 points to rally past Saint Mary’s 70-60 in front of an overflow crowd of 3,500 Saturday at McKeon Pavilion. “I think it shows great teamness.” Read more

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