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MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis reaches for loose ball during the first half of Sunday’s Elite Eight game in Houston. Sabonis scored seven of his nine points in the half (Colin Mulvany)

Gonzaga's memorable season is over but optimism springs anew 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you like spring better than fall? If you do, that means you are, deep down, an optimist. Looking forward is your thing. I'm that way. The new growth on the trees, the grass greening up, flowers. All reasons I would rather look forward than back. Which explains which direction we are headed in this morning's column. Read on.

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Gonzaga guard Kyle Dranginis studies his phone in the locker room after Sunday’s loss. (Colin Mulvany)

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.…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

GU’s Domantas Sabonis has good source for advice – his dad. (Associated Press)

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…

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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few hugs Przemek Karnowski after a college basketball regional semifinal game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga won 74-62. (David Phillip / Associated Press)

Zags power past Bruins, into Elite Eight

I caught Mark Few returning from post-game media session in a nearly empty hallway after Gonzaga's 74-62 win over UCLA and asked him a couple of questions before a few more reporters arrived. Few explained what he imparted during a timeout when the Bruins had...

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Zags’ second-half surge was good sign for young fans.

This run is different, but just as successful for Zags 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was something magical about Gonzaga's run to the Elite Eight in 1999. A scrappy bunch of Bulldogs did the unexpected, shocking the nation with crashing dunks and deadly daggers from the outside. That was so 20th Century. This year's Zags are in the same spot, but the road, and road map, has been so different. Read on.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

Gonzaga guard Byron Wesley, right, takes a shot at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Colin Mulvany)

Game day for Gonzaga, UCLA

Gonzaga is trying to go where only the 1999 Zags have gone before: The Elite Eight. UCLA is standing in their way. Here's our coverage in today's paper: My game preview, John Blanchette's column on Steve Alford and his Spokane connection, Colin Mulvany's photo gallery,...

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