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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

Gonzaga's Silas Melson finishes a breakaway dunk against Saint Martin's, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after Saint Martin's

Time for my day-after Saint Martin’s post and I’m going to come clean: I don’t have a ton for you. The game wasn’t exactly riveting against a D-II opponent and when I got done with three post-game interviews the locker room was pretty much empty.…

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MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015

Zags cruise past Saint Martin's

Gonzaga took care of business, routing Division II Saint Martin's 86-50 on Monday. Next, the Zags turn their attention to finals week and Saturday's date with Tennessee in the Battle in Seattle. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Wiltjer finished with 18…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015

Day after UCLA

Back with my day-after post from Saturday’s 71-66 loss to visiting UCLA. Here's the roundup: My game story, John Blanchette column, Jesse Tinsley pictures and gamer in the LA Times. Read on.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, right, fights UCLA’s Jonah Bolden, left, for a critical turnover in the second half Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at McCarthey Athletic Center. UCLA edged the Zags 71-66. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

GU comes up short in crunch time

Good evening. Back home after Gonzaga's 71-66 loss to UCLA on Saturday. This one looked a lot like GU's two previous losses (Arizona and Texas A&M): a tight game that came down to the closing minutes with the opponent making more plays than the Zags.…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer shot over and around Kevon Looney and UCLA to the tune of 24 points. (Associated Press)

Zags, Bruins meet again

Round three of Gonzaga-UCLA in the last calendar year takes place Saturday at 7 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Zags won both meetings last season, in Pauley Pavilion and in the Sweet 16 in Houston. The Bruins are a little more than a week…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015

Gonzaga planning Center for Athletic Achievement

Gonzaga is developing plans for a Center for Athletic Achievement, a three-story structure that could include space for student support services, supplemental nutrition, social events, basketball practice facility, strength and conditioning and a Hall of Fame. More about the project.

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