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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: 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

Zags focused on turning in complete game

Gonzaga continues its season-long battle with turnovers and pursuit of the elusive complete game. Read more

Day after Santa Clara

Covered most of what I wanted to get to in the game story, but there’s always more to rehash. The Zags rolled in the first half but slipped in the second. They still managed a relatively comfortable 84-67 victory over Santa Clara. GU is 2-0… Read more

Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga roll past Santa Clara 84-67

Gonzaga made quick work of Santa Clara, building a 29-point lead late in the first half and cruising to an 84-67 WCC men’s basketball victory Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Senior forward Kyle Wiltjer had his fourth 20-point half of the season, posting 23 points in the first half on the strength of 6-of-7 shooting on 3-pointers. He finished with seven 3s and 35 points, his fifth 30-point game of the season. Read more

GU gets it half right against Broncos

Gonzaga’s smooth first half far outweighed its sloppy second half. The Zags opened up a 29-point lead late in the first half, then watched it shrink to 14 with 3 minutes remaining before posting an 84-67 victory over visiting Santa Clara on Thursday Unedited game… Read more

Four corners: Zags return home to face Broncos

The Zags open the second half of the WCC season against Santa Clara, which pushed GU to the final buzzer in a 79-77 loss on Dec. 31. Read more

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