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They got game, too

Prominent among the explanations for the obsession that is Gonzaga basketball is location. The Zags are, it’s pointed out, the only game in town, so it’s no wonder they’re loved half to death. The big-city conceit inherent in this rationale is that the only entertainment alternative in Spokane is stopping by the nearest Les Schwab’s to watch them sipe the snow tires. Besides, there’s this other game in town.

Gonzaga men lose in OT

Dior Lowhorn hit consecutive 3-pointers in overtime and scored 22 points, leading San Francisco to an 81-77 upset of No. 13 Gonzaga on Saturday night.

Bowman sets record

Heather Bowman sets Gonzaga's all-time career scoring record in victory over USF.

GU battles past Cincinnati

Robert Sacre scored 14 points and Gonzaga won the Maui Invitational for the first time in three tries, beating Cincinnati 61-59 in overtime Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. Steven Gray and Elias Harris added 13 points apiece for Gonzaga (5-1).

GU men triumph in basketball opener

Matt Bouldin scored a game-high 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the host Bulldogs to a 92-74 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night in the Bulldogs' regular-season opener.

New Bulldogs impressive as Zags roll in exhibition

Gonzaga sophomore center Robert Sacre's point guard in high school was on the opposing team. One of Sacre's coaches in Canada, Greg Francis, was calling plays on the opposite bench. GU freshman wing Manny Arop estimated he knew 10 of University of Alberta's players from his days north of the border. Two were teammates on Canada's junior national team.

Kong finally at GU

Bol Kong is finally a Zag. Kong, a Sudanese native who has lived in Canada since the age of 7, is enrolled for classes at Gonzaga after recently obtaining Canadian citizenship and his student visa earlier this week, Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said.

NCAA baseball openers turn on big innings

FULLERTON, Calif. – Gonzaga picked an outstanding time to match its biggest offensive inning of the season – the first inning of its first NCAA baseball regional appearance in 28 years. The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the opening inning to set the tone for a prolific offensive splurge Friday while dispatching Georgia Southern 19-10 in the opening round of the double-elimination regional at Cal State Fullerton’s Goodwin Field.

Tours pitched for Tubbs Hill

For 30 years, ROW Adventures has offered guided trips, beginning with whitewater rafting expeditions on the rivers of the Inland Northwest and evolving into a range of outdoor experiences worldwide. Now the Coeur d’Alene company would like to bring that expertise home and offer guided interpretive walking tours of the city’s crown jewel – Tubbs Hill.

France GIVES GOURDE GOOD FIT

Given how his senior season unfolded at Gonzaga, it may be surprising to some that Zach Gourde has constructed a lengthy, successful professional basketball career in France. As Gourde prepares to leave Spokane for his sixth pro season, he packs the satisfaction of rekindling his love for the game along with his faithful miniature Australian shepherd Riley and two suitcases of belongings that will sustain him for the next nine months overseas.

Gonzaga Graduation 2008

Gonzaga's undergraduate commencement took place Sunday morning with Rev. Robert J. Spitzer, who will step down as university president in July 2009.

Ranch tour scheduled Sunday

The Sustainable Table's Eat Well Guided Tour of America makes two stops in this corner of the country this week. On Sunday, Nikki and Joe Eaton will host a tour of their ranch near Colton, Wash., where they raise natural grass-fed beef. The tour of Eaton's Natural Beef will be followed by dinner prepared by Nikki Woodland of Nectar, with a pie bake-off after dinner. The beef will be provided by the Eatons and there will be produce from local and organic growers, and Shepherd's Grain bread donated by the Moscow (Idaho) Food Co-op Bakery.

John Blanchette: Patchwork Zags still gave Huskies fits

SEATTLE – Well, at least the students had the good sense not to storm the floor. A huge weight came off the University of Washington basketball program on Sunday night, but it wasn't so much lifted as it was crawled out from under.

Adam Morrison’s 43 not enough as Huskies bag Gonzaga, 99-95, in Seattle

A couple of late-game turnovers and the clutch shooting of UW’s Justin Dentmon was simply too much for banged-up Gonzaga to overcome as the 18th-ranked and unbeaten Huskies snapped a seven-game losing streak to No. 6 GU with a hard-earned and wildly entertaining 99-95 win.