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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan

Current Position: sports writer

Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga players rate UConn at or near the top of season’s best opponents

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2023

Gonzaga knows a quality opponent when it sees one. According to the NET rankings through March 12, No. 6 Gonzaga faced No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Tennessee (exhibition game), No. 5 Purdue, No. 7 Texas, No. 8 UConn, No. 11 Saint Mary’s (three times) and No. 15 Baylor. Several Zags had their own set of rankings when asked where UConn, which routed Gonzaga 82-54 Saturday in the Elite Eight, stacked up with foes they encountered this season.
Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga struggles behind 3-point arc, foul line in blowout loss to UConn

UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2023

ulian Strawther and Drew Timme left the court together arm and arm after UConn ended Gonzaga’s season with an 82-54 blowout Saturday at T-Mobile. It was a completely different scene from Thursday night when Strawther ran and hopped down a hallway toward GU’s locker room after hitting a clutch 3-pointer with 7 seconds left in a 79-76 victory over UCLA in his hometown.

Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

West Coast powers Gonzaga, UCLA set to add another chapter to brief, but memorable rivalry

UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2023

Nearly two years later, Mick Cronin still hasn’t watched the video of Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs’ 40-footer at the buzzer that handed the Bruins a 93-90 overtime loss at the 2021 Final Four in Indianapolis. The Bruins’ fourth-year head coach watched video of that instant classic and Gonzaga’s 83-63 rout over UCLA last season at T-Mobile Arena, but he froze the image after Johnny Juzang scored on a putback with 3.3 seconds remaining. “You mean that shot?” Cronin said. “I studied the game (Monday night). I hit the pause as soon as we tied it. What do I need to watch that for – you think I’m a masochist?”

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