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Zag coverage

Here's a roundup of Zag coverage that is on the S-R website and will appear in tomorrow's paper. I wrote about Syracuse's zone defense, John Blanchette wrote about Gonzaga's defense and Jim Allen featured dedicated fan Keith Sims, who has attended every GU game in…

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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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