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MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016

Gonzaga guard Silas Melson kicks a fast break into high gear against Utah at the Pepsi Center, March 19, 2016 in the Zags’ NCAA Second Round win in Denver, Col. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga notebook: Staying focused 

Every coach, every player in every program espouses the philosophy of "taking it one game at a time." But the current Zags repeat the phrase more than any other GU team I can recall. And it started early when coach Mark Few said the squad…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016


Big deal for Zags, Utes

Game day for Gonzaga and Utah with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line and bigs Domantas Sabonis and Jakob Poeltl grabbed most of the pre-game attention. Here's my game preview and John Blanchette's column.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis is harassed by the Seton Hall defense during the first half, March 17, 2016, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags march on

Good morning from snowy Denver. Gonzaga has a strong track record in first-round NCAA games and that proved to be the case again last night as the Zags thumped Seton Hall 68-52. Next up is Saturday's matchup against No. 3 Utah. Tip time will be...

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So what are you planning to do today?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s on your docket today? Are you in the office, dealing with irate customers or interminable meetings? Or did you get the day off, hoping to take a long walk through the park and enjoy the spring-like weather? Or are you celebrating St. Patty’s day with plans for some corned beef hash and an Irish beverage? Read on.

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Zag players Kyle Dranginis and Kyle Wiltjer show teammates a live chat they are having with former player Kevin Pangos before practice at the Pepsi Center, March 16, 2016, in Denver, Co. The pair called Pangos in Spain. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Game day for Zags, Pirates

Seems like it took forever to get here but it's finally game day for Gonzaga and Seton Hall. Tip time is approximately 6:57 PDT. S-R coverage: Game preview, notebook, John Blanchette column and Dan Pelle photo gallery.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Domantas Sabonis (11), Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Kyle Dranginis celebrate their 88-84 win over BYU, Mon., March 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman Review)

Dranginis winning big

Caught up with Kyle Dranginis at Selection Sunday and put together this article on the senior guard that ran in today's S-R. Meanwhile, John Blanchette delved into political bracketology.

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

Monson breaks down Zags-Pirates matchup

Long Beach State coach Dan Monson was busy Monday, traveling to Seattle for Tuesday's NIT meeting with Washington, but he took a few minutes to size up Gonzaga's NCAA tournament matchup with Seton Hall. Monson's Long Beach State squad edged Seton Hall 80-77 on Nov....

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016

“My mom’s house,” said Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins when asked where the best food in Denver was, during a press conference at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane on Sunday. Gonzaga is an 11-seed in the Midwest Region and will play No. 6 seed Seton Hall on Thursday in Denver. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags to face Seton Hall in Denver

It was pretty clear leading up to the WCC tournament and quite clear after Selection Sunday: Gonzaga needed to win in Las Vegas or its streak of NCAA tournaments was likely going to end at 17. The Zags received an 11 seed and will take…

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