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A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past decade or two, there has been one descriptive word that has never been used when describing a Gonzaga matchup with Saint Mary’s. Boring. Until last night. The Zags’ 87-65 victory was a methodical disrobing of their most-hated West Coast Conference rivals. But it also was part of one of the better college basketball evenings in the Inland Northwest.
In 1987, the West Coast Conference staged its first postseason basketball tournament, and then spent two decades trying to get it right.
Gonzaga doesn’t cut down the net ceremoniously after claiming WCC regular-season titles. Good thing, because it was probably threadbare after another surgical offensive performance Thursday night.
Difference makers and turning point from Gonzaga's game against Saint Mary's on Feb. 18, 2021, in Spokane.
The big game went down to the wire, but ultimately in the wrong direction for the Gonzaga women Thursday night at BYU.
When the beholder is ESPN’s Jay Bilas, there is a certain beauty he appreciates from this year’s Gonzaga basketball team.
Gonzaga will close out its WCC schedule at home next week with a pair of rescheduled games.
Gonzaga recruit Chet Holmgren, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the 2021 class, is one of five finalists for the Naismith Trophy High School Player of the year Award.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This time of year, just past the ides of February, a few things are givens when talking college sports. Conference races and the upcoming tournaments, for example. Baseball season beginning. And, of course, football. Always football.
Everything comes with a caveat these days. That's what happens when you try to have a semblance of normal during a pandemic.
When Thomas Detillion, 23, graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in engineering management this spring, he knew his career would most likely take him away from his hometown. He also knew it might take time to find his dream job.
Following the longest offseason in recent memory, Gonzaga baseball is in familiar territory: contenders in an ultracompetitive WCC and looking down the barrel of a bruising schedule that could elevate or complicate their larger aspirations.
Corey Kispert scored 20 points and the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs beat Saint Mary's 87-65 to claim the West Coast Conference season championship Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
Corey Kispert scored 20 points and the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs beat Saint Mary’s 87-65 to claim the West Coast Conference regular-season championship Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
The Gonzaga men's basketball team hosts Saint Mary's on Thursday at 6 p.m. at McCarthey Athletic Center.
The stakes couldn’t be much higher for the Gonzaga women on Thursday night at BYU.
With all that’s happened to Townsend family members in the past year, it’s no surprise they hopped a plane Wednesday and flew to Utah to watch their daughter Jill play a basketball game.
The Gaels, picked third in the preseason poll, are 2-4 and eighth in terms of winning percentage. They’re in danger of their first losing conference season since 2003 – coach Randy Bennett’s second year on the job.
We went with the Tommy Kuhse-Jalen Suggs matchup for the first Saint Mary’s-Gonzaga meeting, so we’re switching it up for Thursday’s rematch at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A staple of cartoon comedy concerns a snowball rolling downhill. In such instances, the snowball starts small, picks up momentum, grows larger and finally encases every character in its path. Then it crashes into a tree. Reality is usually different, though when it comes to the snowball that is COVID-19, there are similarities. Without any semblance of humor, of course.