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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015


Gonzaga guard Eric McClellan dribbles the ball around Iowa guard Anthony Clemmons. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags preparing for Bruins, part II

A little of everything today as Gonzaga moves closer to its Sweet 16 matchup with UCLA on Friday. Here's what we had in the S-R: John Blanchette caught up with Eric McClellan and his mom as the junior guard continues to rebuild his career after…

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015




Unsweetened 16

Gonzaga and UCLA have some NCAA tournament history. The teams collide again Friday in another Sweet 16 matchup, and that prompts some unpleasant memories in Zagville of a 2006 game that will no bearing on this week's showdown in Houston. GU handled the Bruins for…

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015


MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis is fired up after a slam dunk in the first half. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags storm into Sweet 16

You know the drill. Here's the S-R coverage of Gonzaga's rout of Iowa last night -- my game story, John Blanchette column, Jacob Thorpe sidebar, Meehan/Thorpe notebook (with Blanchette assist) and Colin Mulvany photo gallery. Numerous articles/videos from Des Moines Register here.

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Men: The second-seeded Zags topped No. 7 Iowa on Sunday to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009. With Kyle Wiltjer scoring 24 points and Domantas Sabonis adding 18, Gonzaga rolled to an 87-68 victory in Seattle. Above, the Bulldogs revel in the game’s final seconds. Coming up: The Zags (34-2) move on to Houston, where they will face UCLA (22-13) on Friday at 4:15 p.m. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags' victory helps shed a lot of weight 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some years back, while serving as graphics editor of the S-R, one of my artists came up with an illustration idea for a Washington State football story. It included football coach Mike Price, a monkey wearing a fez and a lot of reader outrage. Maybe the S-R can run an altered version again. Read on.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015


Game day for Gonzaga-Iowa 

Gonzaga and Iowa meet later today at KeyArena with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line. It's an intriguing matchup with both teams boasting size, experience and underappreciated defenses. The battle of the bigs will be a fun one to watch. One factor...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015

Kyle Wiltjer shoots over Dexter Werner. (Associated Press)

Zag roundup

Media day approaching this afternoon so we'll get caught up with last night's S-R content from the Zags' 86-76 win over North Dakota State. My game story, John Blanchette's column (complete with dump truck and Nuke LaLoosh references), Jacob Thorpe's article on NDSU and Dexter...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

Zags hold off NDSU 86-76

Well, that was interesting. Gonzaga looked good at times and shaky at times but Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos delivered several clutch baskets to help the Zags hold off a hard-nosed North Dakota State squad Friday at KeyArena. GU won 86-76, setting up what should...

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