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Jim Meehan
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Jim Meehan jimm@spokesman.com (208) 659-3791

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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Nov. 22, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
Chinese native Fanbo Zeng has orally committed to Gonzaga, which has prospered over the years with contributions from the likes of Rui Hachimura (Japan), Domantas Sabonis (Lithuania), Przemek Karnowski (Poland) and Kelly Olynyk (Canada), thanks in large part to assistant coach Tommy Lloyd’s international recruiting efforts.

Nov. 21, 2020, 9:17 p.m.
Fanbo Zeng, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound native of China who played at prep school near Orlando last season, has verbally committed to Gonzaga.

Nov. 21, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
The Zags, who boast four players on the Naismith Trophy watch list, will encounter several of the best players in college basketball. Here are the top five, in order, of Gonzaga’s marquee nonconference clashes.

Nov. 20, 2020, 5 a.m.
No ear-piercing crescendo of noise from 6,000 jammed inside the McCarthey Athletic Center after a highlight-reel dunk or clutch shot in the closing seconds. Gonzaga basketball won’t look the same at home games with fans expected to be benched by COVID-19 safety protocols. It sure as heck won’t sound the same.

Nov. 20, 2020, 5 a.m.
Without playing a game, the numbers certainly are lining up for Gonzaga.

Nov. 20, 2020, 5 a.m.
The Kennel Club, regarded as one of the best student sections in the country, is working with the athletic department to figure out ways to still have an impact despite not being allowed in the Kennel.

Nov. 19, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Plan B turned out quite well for Killian Tillie on Wednesday night.

Nov. 19, 2020, 1:54 p.m.
Nine of Gonzaga’s 16 West Coast Conference regular-season games will be televised on ESPN networks, the conference announced.

Nov. 19, 2020, 11:09 a.m.
Miami’s Kelly Olynyk has exercised his player option on the final year of his contract.

Nov. 19, 2020, 7:57 a.m.
Gonzaga led all schools with four players on the Naismith Trophy preseason watch list.

Nov. 18, 2020, 6:54 p.m.
Killian Tillie’s name wasn’t called during Wednesday’s NBA draft.

Nov. 18, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
The top-ranked Zags will face No. 12 Tennessee on Dec. 2 in Indianapolis as part of the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader.

Nov. 18, 2020, 5 a.m.
Killian Tillie has a long list of attributes valued in the contemporary NBA, but he endured numerous injuries at Gonzaga that could raise concerns for some teams. He’s been called a potential sleeper pick and a likely first-rounder if not for his medical record. He’s considered a second-round pick in most mock drafts. His name isn’t listed in a few others.

Nov. 17, 2020, 2:12 p.m.
The graduation percentage of Gonzaga student-athletes leads the WCC and ranks among the best nationally, according to the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released by the NCAA.

Nov. 16, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
The NCAA announced Monday it is planning to move the entire 68-team tournament to a single geographic area and is in negotiations with Indianapolis, originally scheduled to host the Final Four in April.

Nov. 16, 2020, 11:11 a.m.
Hunter Sallis, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, lists Gonzaga among his final eight.

Nov. 14, 2020, 3 p.m.
Those fan cutouts seen inside some college football stadiums and a staple in the background on Major League Baseball telecasts are coming to the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Nov. 14, 2020, 3 p.m.
Here are three Kraziness takeaways with a reminder not to go too crazy over a 16-minute scrimmage.

Nov. 12, 2020, 9:30 p.m.
There wasn't the long line of fans waiting to get into Kraziness in the Kennel that usually packs the sidewalk outside the McCarthey Athletic Center past the Martin Centre.

Nov. 12, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
The college basketball season will open with a pair of No. 1-ranked teams.

Nov. 11, 2020, 3 p.m.
Forwards Ben Gregg and Kaden Perry, former teammates and roommates on a Portland AAU team a few summers ago, on Wednesday signed with Gonzaga.

Nov. 11, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
Senior forward Corey Kispert was named to the AP preseason All-America team, Gonzaga’s first first-team selection since Kyle Wiltjer prior to the 2016 season.

Nov. 10, 2020, 4:40 p.m.
Nothing is set in stone during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Gonzaga appears to have completed the non-conference portion of its schedule.

Nov. 10, 2020, 8:22 a.m.
Former Gonzaga standout Filip Petrusev has pulled his name from the NBA draft, according to Eurohoops.net.

Sports >  NCAA
Nov. 9, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
The Zags edged Baylor to earn the top spot in the preseason AP poll released Monday. Gonzaga has never opened the season in the top spot. GU’s highest preseason ranking was No. 3 in 2018.