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Gonzaga has chance for statement win against No. 16 SMU

Gonzaga players are starting to sound like Gonzaga coaches. Read more

Day after Portland

Back with my day-after post following Gonzaga’s 92-66 blowout over Portland on Thursday. My game story, as well as articles in the Oregonian and Portland Tribune. More below. Read more

GU women face a tougher WCC this year

Injuries aren’t the only reason the Bulldogs are in the middle of the pack Read more

Zags rout Portland 92-66

Gonzaga hammered Portland 92-66 on Thursday as three Zags with Portland ties — Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Silas Melson — combined for 51 points and 20 rebounds. My unedited game story is below. Day-after post coming in the morning. Read more

Zags paying attention to Portland before SMU

It’s an interesting week for the Zags, who face a big conference game and a monster non-conference contest. They’re saying all the right things about focusing on Portland on Thursday before shifting gears for SMU on Saturday in Dallas, the latter contest a huge opportunity… Read more

Day after Pepperdine

Back with my day-after Pepperdine post. The Zags held off the Waves 69-66 to remain a half-game up (tied in the loss column) with Saint Mary’s atop the WCC standings. Here’s my game story. Read on for more. Read more

Young players made big strides in Gonzaga women’s win

As her three children were frolicking on the court Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier warmed to the subject of growth spurts. Read more

Game day for Zags, Waves

Gonzaga (18-5, 10-2 WCC), back in first by a half-game over Saint Mary’s (18-3, 9-2), visits Pepperdine tonight at 9 at Firestone Fieldhouse. Here’s my preview. ICYMI: My day-after LMU post. Big game tonight for GU-bound Zach Collins, who leads Bishop Gorman against No. 1-ranked… Read more

Zags looking for another consistent effort

The formula isn’t a secret. Repeating it is the trick Read more

Day after Loyola Marymount

You know the routine. Here’s my game story. More on Gonzaga’s 92-63 rout over Loyola Marymount below in my day-after post. Read more

Zags roll past LMU 92-63

Gonzaga, coming off a 38-point home win over San Francisco, kept on rolling, this time on the road. The Zags pummeled Loyola Marymount 92-63 on Thursday. GU (18-5, 10-2 WCC) is now tied with Saint Mary’s (9-2) in the loss column at the top of… Read more

Four Corners: Gonzaga faces up-and-coming Loyola

Gonzaga, winners of three straight, faces an LMU team it clobbered 85-62 on Dec. 23. Read more

Gonzaga women: Lisa Fortier may tinker with lineup

After watching her team lose five of its last six games, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier says she’s considering changing her starting lineup. Read more

Gonzaga not on bubble, but lots of road work left to do

The phrase “on the bubble” has returned to college basketball’s everyday dialogue. It’s the time of year pundits start yakking about quality wins, bad losses, eye tests, schedule strengths and RPIs while assessing the credentials of potential NCAA tournament teams. Read more

Zags trying to beef up NCAA resume

We’ve reached the point of the college basketball season where there is daily discussion about teams that are NCAA locks, teams that are probably safe, teams that are the last ones in, teams that are on the bubble and teams that are on the outside… Read more

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer named WCC player of week

Senior forward Kyle Wiltjer was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in a pair of Gonzaga wins, league officials announced Monday. Read more

Day after San Francisco

Gonzaga left no doubt – and maybe silenced a few doubters along the way – in clobbering visiting San Francisco 86-48 Saturday. There was no maddening second-half letdown, few if any careless turnovers, few if any defensive lapses. Just 40 complete, energetic, dominating minutes that… Read more

Blanchette column: Kyle Dranginis back to doing his thing for Gonzaga Bulldogs

Kyle Dranginis had been Gonzaga’s Swiss Army knife for three seasons, in a game that saves its adulation for daggers. But, hey, sometimes the job calls for a corkscrew or a file. Read more

Gonzaga dominates from tip to buzzer in 86-48 win over San Francisco

Gonzaga received contributions from everyone in its eight-man rotation and crushed San Francisco 86-48 in front of a full house of 6,000 Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Five players reached double figures as Gonzaga dominated from the opening tip. Silas Melson buried five 3-pointers and scored 15 points. Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis each had 15 points and Josh Perkins chipped in 13 points and five assists. Bryan Alberts added 10 points. Read more

Zags crush San Francisco, 86-48

Gonzaga put together a complete game, and completely dominated San Francisco, 86-48, on Saturday. Here’s a link to my game story and Tyler Tjomsland’s photo gallery. Day-after post coming in the morning. Read more

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