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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

Zags rally past Gaels

Gonzaga rallied once, twice and then scored the game’s last 12 points to take down Saint Mary’s 70-60 on Saturday night, spoiling the Gaels’ Senior Night for the second straight season. My unedited game story is below. Day-after post in the A.M. Read more

Big rally gives Zags another WCC title

Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and third-ranked Gonzaga rallied from 17 points down to beat Saint Mary’s 70-60 on Saturday night. Read more

GU preview; Stockton update

Busy day in the Bay yesterday. In Stockton, I put together my day-after Pacific post, then wrote a preview of tonight’s Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game that I think could be GU’s toughest contest since Arizona. As you probably know, David Stockton signed a 10-day contract with… Read more

Gonzaga basketball, Saint Mary’s

MORAGA, Calif. – Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett has updated his scouting report for Gonzaga’s visit tonight. “Probably not let (Kyle) Wiltjer get 45,” said Bennett, following the Gaels’ victory over Portland on Thursday. “That’s probably a good start.” Read more

Stockton signs 10-day contract with Kings

The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, to a 10-day contract. Read more

Zags go for another WCC title

With a victory over Saint Mary’s on Saturday, third-ranked Gonzaga (27-1, 15-0) would claim its 13th outright WCC title in coach Mark Few’s 16 seasons. Read more

Day after Pacific, Wiltjer’s 45

Temporarily renamed the day-after post to acknowledge Kyle Wiltjer’s point-fest last night. Here’s my game story, AP’s and the Stockton Record’s. More below on GU (but mostly Wiltjer) below in my day-after post. Read more

Wiltjer scores 45 in Zags’ win

Kyle Wiltjer had a night to remember, scoring 45 points to lead Gonzaga past Pacific 86-74 on Thursday. Much more on Wiltjer and GU’s 20th straight win in my unedited game story below. Read more

GU women defeat Saint Mary’s 80-72

The Gonzaga women celebrate their 80-72 win over Saint Mary’s and clinching first place in the WCC. Read more

Bell looks back at GU career

Gary Bell Jr.’s career is winding down and the senior from Kent, Wash., reflected on his four years earlier this week. Here’s my feature on Bell that ran in today’s S-R. And here’s a glance at GU’s games this week. Read more

Zags in No. 1 debate

Every morning I wade through my email and there is usually a handful of Gonzaga-related articles. That number tends to grow in February and March, when the Zags find there way into national discussions debating whether they’re for real or not, whether they’re built for… Read more

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