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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Gonzaga closes regular season against rival Saint Mary’s on Senior Night

But first things first. Gonzaga (28-2, 14-1 West Coast Conference) wants to put a bow on a stellar regular season with a win over the Gaels (24-6, 11-4) in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Gonzaga shoots for bounce back from BYU loss, outright West Coast Conference title

Gonzaga has lost only 21 games since the beginning of the 2016 season. Throw out four season-ending defeats in the NCAA Tournament and the Zags have followed up 17 losses …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

No. 2 Gonzaga puts nation’s longest road winning streak on line against No. 23 BYU

There are road games and then there are road games in settings that the visiting head coach calls “electric” and home head coach predicts will be “sheer insanity.”


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga awaits another tough test from San Francisco

Twelve games in, Gonzaga’s 83-79 win over San Francisco earlier this month remains the Zags’ toughest WCC contest thus far.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga driven to finish regular season strong to secure best NCAA Tournament scenario

Gonzaga doesn’t lack for motivation entering its final five regular-season games. The biggest source arrived last Saturday when the NCAA Tournament selection committee projected the Zags over San Diego State …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Weekend sweep would earn Gonzaga women at least share of WCC regular-season title

Every team has goals, and for the Gonzaga women a West Coast Conference regular-season championship is always at the top of the list. The Zags are almost ready to check …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Kyle Smith bracing for first Apple Cup as Washington State coach

Game one between WSU (13-10, 4-6) and UW (12-11, 2-8) takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU) at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars will put George Raveling’s name in the rafters …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga motivated for first meeting with Saint Mary’s since upset loss in WCC Tournament

The not-so-good times in Zagville: A third meeting, when Saint Mary’s stunned then No. 1 Gonzaga 60-47 for the WCC Tournament title and earn an unexpected spot in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Gonzaga tries to stay focused on Loyola Marymount with Saint Mary’s looming

So here comes another game before a big game. Loyola Marymount visits the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday before the Zags fly to the Bay Area for the second straight …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Numbers adding up as San Francisco first-year coach Todd Golden builds on Kyle Smith’s blueprint

It’s hardly a surprise Golden’s playbook and approach in his first season closely mimics Smith’s.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Gonzaga women hoping to stop history from repeating itself ahead of BYU visit

In other words, it’s the same scenario as last year, when BYU came into the Kennel and blew it all up.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Gonzaga anticipating tougher test in rematch with Santa Clara

Yes and no. The Zags (21-1, 7-0 WCC) have owned the series with 20 straight wins, but they’ve had several close calls at the Leavey Center, site of Thursday’s 7:30 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev will be game-day decision in lone regular-season meeting with Pacific

Petrusev will be game-day decision against visiting Pacific on Saturday. The Zags’ leading scorer and rebounder wasn’t on the practice floor much this week, spending the majority of his time …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Gonzaga, BYU renew entertaining series at the Kennel

It’s rarely boring when BYU makes its annual visit to the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Opportunity to rise in rankings awaits Gonzaga women ahead of visit to San Francisco

Currently 16th in the Associated Press, the Zags will certainly move up after No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 13 Florida State and No. 15 Indiana lost on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gonzaga women focused on Bay Area trip, not moving up in the polls

Asked on Tuesday about all the upsets last weekend in women’s basketball, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was both hopeful and cautious.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

No. 1 Gonzaga trying to extend WCC lead during homestand

The top-ranked Bulldogs (18-1, 4-0) face the three teams – Thursday vs. Santa Clara (15-3, 2-1), Saturday vs. BYU (13-5, 2-1) and Jan. 25 vs. Pacific (14-5, 2-1) – right …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Gonzaga women put Saint Mary’s win in the past as Pacific visits the Kennel

Fortunately, Coach Lisa Fortier didn’t get too caught up in the euphoria of Gonzaga’s emphatic win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Tale of two transitions: Reloaded Gonzaga faces rebuilding San Diego

Gonzaga and San Diego are probably the two WCC teams that lost the most personnel from last season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Big Sky Conference favorites, rivals Eastern Washington and Montana meet in Cheney

Montana kept Eastern Washington out of the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Tournaments, adding juice to an already established Big Sky Conference rivalry


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

With BYU behind it, Gonzaga women’s basketball turns attention to talented Saint Mary’s squad

Now that the Gonzaga women have dispatched BYU, it’s time for the real rivalry game: Saint Mary’s, which visits the McCarthey Center on Thursday night


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

CJ Elleby, Washington State visit California in Pac-12 road opener

Two sophomore guards will be on display as CJ Elleby and Washington State will face Matt Bradley and Cal.


‘Patriot Way,’ burgeoning ‘Titan Way’ collide in AFC Wild-Card round

When Tennessee GM Jon Robinson fired coach Mike Mularkey after he lost to the Patriots in the divisional round in 2018, Robinson leaned on his past to plot a course …


J.J. Watt to return for Texans in playoffs against Buffalo

J.J. Watt was a rookie in the 2011 playoffs when his spectacular performance against the Cincinnati Bengals led the Houston Texans to the first postseason win in franchise history.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Gonzaga’s focus to be tested again against visiting Pepperdine

It took one half against the projected last-place team in the WCC to disprove the common perception that Gonzaga was entrenched at No. 1 and would go largely unchallenged early …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Gonzaga seeks revenge after three painful losses to BYU last season

The Gonzaga women won 29 games last year and lost only five, but three of those defeats came at the hands of West Coast Conference rival BYU.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

West Coast Conference improving, but everybody – including BYU and Saint Mary’s – is still chasing Gonzaga

But the same questions remain. Can anybody catch No. 1 Gonzaga? Can anybody break up the Big Three of GU, Saint Mary’s and BYU?


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

USC looks to extend winning streak vs. Washington State in Pac-12 opener

Southern California looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Washington State


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

One more pre-Christmas challenge awaits as Gonzaga entertains Eastern Washington

The Gonzaga Bulldogs could use a break after a difficult three-week stretch that rivals any the program has faced in the last two decades. They’re not getting one, at least …


Rob Curley: Making hoops history under the Pavilion’s new lights

There are so many examples of Gonzaga’s game-changing moments that many folks can rattle them off with almost no thought. There’s Casey Calvary’s tip-in against Florida in 1999 that launched …