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Gonzaga students celebrate team’s No. 1 seed

A deafening cheer erupted in Gonzaga’s Crosby Student Center on Sunday as students learned the Bulldogs made history by receiving the No. 1 seed in the West Region. The sea of more than 150 students – most adorned in Zags gear, a few donning St. Patrick’s Day attire – had huddled together in front of a big-screen TV at the student center on their last day of spring break for the Selection Sunday announcement.

Gonzaga men, women get time off

With regular-season West Coast Conference championships in hand, the Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams have a few extra days to prepare for the conference tournaments in Las Vegas. Gonzaga’s men, expected to be voted No. 1 when the major national polls are released today, have a bye into the semifinals of the WCC tournament. The Bulldogs will play the first of Saturday’s 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. semifinals at Saturday at The Orleans Arena. Both semifinals will air on ESPN2.

Seniors take bows after Gonzaga finishes unbeaten WCC season

One by one, the Gonzaga Bulldogs keep reaching milestones and Saturday was no exception. The second-ranked Bulldogs thumped Portland 81-52 to finish off their first 16-0 WCC men’s basketball season. They moved closer to the program’s first 30-win season and they’re poised to earn the first No. 1 ranking in school history when the polls come out Monday.

Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

COMING UP: Tonight at BYU, 8 (ESPN2); Saturday vs. Portland, 2 (Fox 28) OUTLOOK: No. 2 Gonzaga will be the highest ranked opponent to visit the Marriott Center since it opened in 1971. BYU entertained No. 2 UCLA in March 2005, and No. 2 St. Joseph’s in December 2005, at the Smith Fieldhouse. The Cougars are just 6-5 in their last 11, including two losses at the Marriott Center, where they’re 115-10 under eighth-year head coach Dave Rose. BYU had dropped two straight home games prior to GU’s visit last season but the Cougars won 83-73. Tyler Haws (20.9 ppg) has scored at least 20 points in 19 games. Brandon Davies has eight double-doubles this season.

No. 2 Gonzaga faces challenge from BYU

PROVO, Utah – There are no guarantees in men’s college basketball this season, as demonstrated by an upset-filled last month. That applies to No. 2 Gonzaga, which has adeptly sidestepped the Top 10 upset craze to reach the highest Associated Press ranking in program history. After No. 1 Indiana lost to Minnesota on Tuesday, the natural assumption was that Gonzaga was next in line for the top spot.

Blanchette: These Bulldogs enjoy the journey

The point has been reached on the calendar, and on the scoreboard, where it is a challenge to live in the moment. The score mushrooms. March and its madness looms.

Zags whip San Diego, assured of no worse than WCC title tie

When Gonzaga’s run of consecutive WCC men’s basketball titles ended at 11 last season, players took some good-natured ribbing from past Zags who helped build the lengthy streak. “A couple of them did,” sophomore guard Kevin Pangos said. “That actually kind of got to me a little bit because I want to be up there with those great Zag players and great Zag teams.”

Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

COMING UP: Saturday vs. San Diego, 4 p.m. (KHQ/Root) OUTLOOK: The Toreros are chasing Santa Clara for the fourth seed (and a bye into the conference tournament quarterfinals), but SCU owns the tiebreaker with a sweep over USD. Gonzaga needed a closing 12-6 run to rally past San Diego 65-63 earlier this month. Guards Johnny Dee (21 points, seven rebounds) and Chris Anderson (nine points, 11 assists) carried USD, which grabbed 14 offensive rebounds in the second half. The 5-7, 140-pound Anderson is second in the conference in steals (2.2) and fourth in assists (5.5). The Toreros, who play at Portland tonight, have lost two straight and six of their last eight.

No. 3 Zags run wild for 40 minutes

The Gonzaga Bulldogs probably set a season high for standing ovations Wednesday night. Some of the biggest praise came afterward from head coach Mark Few.

Dominant Zags dismantle Broncos

Late in the first half, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk had scored 12 points, Elias Harris 10 and Santa Clara’s team nine. It was that kind of night for Gonzaga, which rolled up a 29-point halftime lead and coasted to an 85-42 West Coast Conference men’s basketball victory over Santa Clara in front of 6,000 Wednesday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

No. 3 Zags run wild for 40 minutes

The Gonzaga Bulldogs probably set a season high for standing ovations Wednesday night. Some of the biggest praise came afterward from head coach Mark Few.

No. 3 Zags gear up for Broncos

While national pundits debate Gonzaga’s merits as a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs are closing in on a top seed entirely within their grasp. Gonzaga (25-2, 12-0 WCC) is two wins from claiming at least a share of the conference title and the No. 1 seed in the WCC Tournament. The third-ranked Bulldogs expanded their lead with a road sweep over Saint Mary’s and San Francisco last week.

No. 3 Zags gear up for Santa Clara

While national pundits debate Gonzaga’s merits as a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs are closing in on a top seed entirely within their grasp.