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Karnowski coming back for senior year

One big man coming back, one big man still undecided. Przemek Karnowski announced Friday he is returning to Gonzaga for his senior season. The 7-foot-1 center from Torun, Poland, weighed his options before deciding to finish out his collegiate eligibility. Karnowski and Domantas Sabonis give… Read more

Wiltjer, Karnowski facing decisions

You never know. Just like the games themselves, the sporting world rarely follows a script. I didn’t plan on sending out texts, making phone calls and scouring NBA mock drafts on Monday but that’s what happened when it became known that Kyle Wiltjer is considering… Read more

Gonzaga basketball scoring leader Kyle Wiltjer considers declaring for NBA draft

Kyle Wiltjer is considering skipping his senior basketball season and declaring for the NBA Draft, a Gonzaga source said. Wiltjer led the Zags in scoring at 16.8 points and was second in rebounding at 6.2. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward made 46.6 percent of his 3-point attempts and 79 percent at the free-throw line. He was named second-team NABC All-American and third-team AP All-American. Read more

Kyle Wiltjer ponders future: GU or NBA?

Kyle Wiltjer is considering skipping his senior basketball season and declaring for the NBA Draft, a Gonzaga source said. Read more

Zags in good shape for 2016

Gonzaga’s season ended a week ago and there’s already been some promising developments for 2016, the biggest of which is Domantas Sabonis planning to return for his sophomore season. Sabonis was projected as a late first-round pick so there had to be some temptation to… Read more

Zags capable of another special season

A six-month journey had just come to an end with an Elite Eight loss to Duke and the last thing Gonzaga coach Mark Few wanted to talk about was the next six-month journey. But he did anyway, and there’s reason to think the 2016 Zags are capable of another special ride. Read more

No need to fret about Zags

A six-month journey had just come to an end with an Elite Eight loss to Duke and the last thing Gonzaga coach Mark Few wanted to talk about was the next six-month journey. But he did anyway, and there’s reason to think the 2016 Zags are capable of another special ride. Read more

Duke ends Gonzaga’s tourney run

If you quickly scanned the stats — Gonzaga shooting a higher percentage, winning the glass, 13-0 edge in bench points, 15-9 edge in second-chance points and capably defending Duke’s offense and star center Jahlil Okafor — it would seemingly add up to a Zags’ victory…. Read more

Zags falter in stretch, denied Final Four

HOUSTON – Gonzaga’s Road to the Final Four hit a detour with four-plus minutes left. The Zags’ offense, so dependable all season but inconsistent during several costly stretches against Duke, stacked up empty possessions. Duke did what Duke has done so often in big NCAA tournament games, delivering at both ends of the floor. Read more

Blanchette: Final Four in view until final four minutes

HOUSTON – So what will be harder to turn loose – the most successful basketball season in Gonzaga history or the unhappy coda? The deflating missed layup. The open 3 that caromed away. The meager 14 points in the last 16 minutes. The turnover blues and the stops that weren’t. Read more

Age not factor in Duke’s success

HOUSTON – As his younger teammates bounced around one side of the Duke locker room in celebration, the team’s elder sat apart from the revelers – who are still blissfully ignorant of what the other locker room feels like – and vacillated between shock and relief. The three freshmen who start and star for the Blue Devils know naught but winning; they came to Duke to beat other teams and that’s what they’ve done, 33 times now. Who knows if they will save their slips of cuttings from that net, or if they’re saving space on their walls for NBA trophies? Read more

Already missed

HOUSTON – Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stopped Kevin Pangos in the handshake line for an extended verbal pat on the back. “He was really nice about saying how he really valued my game and how he wishes we could have been in the Final Four, and I do, too,” said Pangos, after his stellar four-year run at Gonzaga ended with a 66-52 loss to Duke on Sunday. “He was great about it and how this team deserved it.” Read more

Vols were glad they listened

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said she wouldn’t complain if all of the 8,686 fans who attended Saturday’s epic game against Gonzaga would return to the Arena tonight to cheer for the Lady Vols against Maryland in the Spokane Regional finale. She even suggested that Tennessee could find some orange T-shirts. Read more

Blanchette: Zags had it, except for those final minutes

Blanchette: So what will be harder to turn loose – the most successful basketball season in Gonzaga history or the unhappy coda? Read more

Notebook: Zag seniors already missed

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stopped Kevin Pangos in the handshake line for an extended verbal pat on the back. Read more

Duke’s freshmen lead the way against Zags

As his younger teammates bounced around one side of the Duke locker room in celebration, the team’s elder sat apart from the revelers – who are still blissfully ignorant of what the other locker room feels like – and vacillated between shock and relief. Read more

Gonzaga’s season ends with loss to Duke

Gonzaga’s memorable season has ended in the South Regional final in Houston, with a 66-52 loss to Duke. Gonzaga, which peaked at No. 2 in the national polls and was seeded second in the region, finishes its season with a 35-3 record. Read more

Duke defeats Gonzaga 66-52

Second-seeded Gonzaga (35-2), falls to top-seeded Duke (32-4) with a final score of 66-52 at the NRG Stadium, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Houston, Texas. The winner advances to the Final Four next week in Indianapolis. Read more

Game day for Gonzaga, Duke

For the second time in school history, Gonzaga will play for a spot in the Final Four when it takes on No. 1 seeded Duke today. If it’s not the biggest game day in program history, it at least shares top billing with the 1999… Read more

Zags must rewrite history

HOUSTON – Among hundreds of questions Gonzaga players heard from the media Saturday, one ranked high on the surprise meter. A TV reporter asked Kyle Wiltjer: “Is there any chance you guys look past Duke toward the Final Four?” Awkward moment of silence. The reporter quickly added, “Or are you guys laser-focused on playing that game?” Read more

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