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SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012

GU’s Kelly Olynyk draws foul on UI’s Myke Henry. (Dan Pelle)

Day after Illinois  

Probably should have renamed this one the day-after Brandon Paul post. Or Paul Brandon, as he was referred to(not by me!) a couple years ago in a previous GU-Illinois matchup. Interesting night at the Kennel as the Illinois guards got the better of Gonzaga's and...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012

Paul leads Illinois past Gonzaga

Illinois took down Gonzaga again. The Illini, behind Brandon Paul's 35 points, which equaled Virginia's Sean Singletary (Dec., 2005) for the most scored against GU at the MAC, knocked off Gonzaga 85-74 in a battle of unbeatens Saturday night. Illinois has won three of four...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

Zags, Illini renew rivalry

They've met the last three seasons with Illinois winning two of three from Gonzaga. The 10th-ranked Bulldogs and 13th-ranked Illini are both 9-0 so something has to give when the teams clash Saturday night at the MAC. By records and rankings, it shapes up as...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2011

Day after Illinois

Gonzaga brings out the best in Illinois. A couple of Illinois-based reporters told me Illinois played its best game of the season by far in defeating Gonzaga 82-75 Saturday. They said the same thing about Illinois' win last year in the Battle in Seattle. The...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011

GU suffers first loss of season  

Back with my game story from GU's 82-75 loss to Illinois in Champaign on Saturday. You're getting the hard copy because I've got a two-hour drive back to Indianapolis. I'll post a link later, but you can read my unedited game story below for now....

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GU-Illinois pregame

About an hour to tip-off here at Assembly Hall, a dandy circular facility with 16,618 seats (all seat-backs). GU assistant coach Ray Giacoletti has been a popular man, doing radio interviews and greeting folks courtside. He grew up in Peoria, about 90 miles down the...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

Unbeatens collide in Champaign

Gonzaga puts its unbeaten record on the line against another unbeaten, Illinois, on Saturday in Champaign. After three games at the McCarthey Athletic Center, one at the Spokane Arena and one in Vancouver, this will be Gonzaga's first true road test of the season. Here's...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010

Illinois punishes GU from 3-point arc 

Illinois drained 12 3-pointers, many at critical junctures, en route to a 73-61 victory over the Zags in the 8th annual Battle in Seattle. Demetri McCamey and Mike Tisdale each had three 3s. Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson and Billy Cole each had two 3s. The...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

Zags, Illini in Seattle

It's been pretty well known for some time, but the formal announcement came this morning that Gonzaga will face Illinois in the Battle in Seattle on Dec. 4. More here.It'll be the second of a four-game set between the teams. Gonzaga beat Illinois in Chicago...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2010

Zags work OT for third win in six days 

Gonzaga doesn't play another basketball game until next Saturday when it visits Portland. It'll be a nice break from the three-games-in-six-days stretch the Bulldogs just completed. GU went 3-0 in that stretch, capped by a thrilling 85-83 win over Illinois on Saturday.Read on for more.

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Harris hits game-winner for GU 

Freshman forward Elias Harris scored on an off-balance 8-footer in the lane with 12.6 seconds left, lifting Gonzaga to a wild 85-83 overtime win over Illinois on Saturday.GU led by 21 in the first half and by eight at halftime, but the Illini (9-5) stormed...

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Zags up 8 at break

Gonzaga completely dominated, leading 32-11 at one point, but Illinois rallied to close the gap to 43-35 at halftime before a full house at the United Center.The Zags led 10-0 early and kept adding on -- including center Robert Sacre's first 3-pointer on his first...

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Gonzaga ready for tip off

Some quick links as tip-off approaches for the GU-Illinois game at 10 a.m. (yes, that start time sounds strange). Here are John Blanchette's post-Oklahoma and pre-Illinois thoughts, the Chicago Tribune's quick glance at GU-Illinois and a feature on Illini guard Demetri McCamey, and a preview...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 1, 2010

No time to waste for GU

Gonzaga didn't get much time to celebrate its easy win over Oklahoma on Thursday, or New Year's Eve, for that matter. The Bulldogs are in Chicago for a non-conference battle with Illinois at 10 a.m. Pacific Saturday.Illinois defeated Northwestern in overtime Wednesday. The Wildcats shot...

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