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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Gonzaga women turn on the defensive pressure in 62-37 rout of BYU in regular-season finale

Of course, the Gonzaga women had long ago clinched the West Coast Conference regular-season title. This was about the Zags making a statement and taking another step toward the one …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga cruises past BYU 79-65, earns outright WCC regular-season title

With the victory, the Bulldogs (27-4, 17-1 West Coast Conference) claimed the outright regular-season title and secured the top seed in the WCC Tournament March 2-6 in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Gonzaga faces BYU with one last regular-season goal remaining

Gonzaga’s regular-season checklist isn’t quite complete.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Gonzaga women look to end regular season on a strong note against tough BYU

This week hasn’t felt much different than most weeks inside The Kennel for Emma Stach.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Even through injury, Gonzaga senior Emma Wolfram provides a spark for the Bulldogs

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is doing something amazing for Emma Wolfram, whose injuries kept her off the court all season: a ceremonial start on Senior Day against BYU.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Gonzaga tries to contain BYU’s Elijah Bryant again

Elijah Bryant does it all for BYU. He leads the Cougars in scoring (17.6), shares first in steals (39) and he’s second in rebounding (6.5), blocks (19) and assists (2.4).


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Gonzaga’s Silas Melson has been tearing it up, though not in BYU game

Some nights just aren’t for the books. Silas Melson knew that Saturday, when the Gonzaga Bulldogs shut down BYU 68-60.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

John Blanchette: Never mind the white shirts; Gonzaga treasures blue-collar win

The Bulldogs put an end to this hex or voodoo or whammy or whatever it was that Brigham Young held over their heads in the McCarthey Athletic Center the previous …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Analysis: Gonzaga shines in crunch time again, holds off BYU

Those 30-, 40-point WCC blowouts of late December and early January have given way to a new-look Gonzaga basketball team. Back then, the points came easy as Gonzaga’s point totals …


Gonzaga student section mostly follows call for costume change

After Brigham Young put a wrinkle in Gonzaga’s nearly perfect regular season record last year, it’s not a wonder that Saturday’s rematch inside the Kennel could have stirred up some …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

TV Take: ESPN crew on top of its game as Zags take down BYU

There is probably no better way to watch a college basketball game than from inside a loud, raucous arena with about 6,000 of your best friends. But watching from home, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 68-60 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 68-60 win over BYU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

No. 14 Gonzaga makes enough clutch plays down the stretch to hold off BYU 68-60

Rui Hachimura netted a team-high 15 points off the bench as No. 14 Gonzaga held off BYU 68-60 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Jill Barta leads Gonzaga women past BYU, 84-70

Jill Barta poured in 34 points and Gonzaga made it 14 straight wins with an 84-70 thumping of BYU on Saturday in Provo, Utah.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Gonzaga women take 13-game win streak into BYU showdown

It’s the first meeting between the two rivals this season. The Zags possess a narrow 13-9 series lead over the second-place Cougars, who are three games behind Gonzaga in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

A look back at BYU’S McCarthey threepeat

Look back at BYU’s wins over Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center the last three seasons.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Gonzaga takes another shot at caging BYU Cougars in Kennel

Winning streaks are common at the McCarthey Athletic Center, compiled by a Gonzaga basketball team with one of the nation’s best home-court winning percentages since the cozy 6,000-seat arena opened …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

BYU’s Yoeli Childs will test Gonzaga’s interior defense

If one removes heavy favorite Saint Mary’s Jock Landale from WCC player of the year consideration, next in line just might be BYU forward Yoeli Childs.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Gonzaga strives to keep rivalry with BYU respectful

The Brigham Young Cougars came to Spokane last February and erased the Gonzaga men’s basketball team’s shot at a perfect record as the Bulldogs eventually advanced, and fell, in the …


Heisman winner Ty Detmer out as BYU offensive coordinator

Ty Detmer is no longer the offensive coordinator at BYU. The school announced Monday that the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner “has been relieved” of the offensive coordinator role after two …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Nick Emery, TJ Haws look to lead BYU back to NCAA Tournament

BYU guard Nick Emery seemed to have a different tone on the eve of the 2017-18 basketball season.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 conference games to air on ESPN channels

Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 WCC men’s basketball games will be televised on ESPN’s family of networks. The Zags’ remaining eight conference matchups will be available on Root and either KHQ, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Gonzaga men’s basketball receives NABC team academic honor

Gonzaga men’s basketball has been recognized with a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award.


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State win back-to-back NCAA volleyball titles

Nicolas Szerszen led Ohio State to its second NCAA volleyball championship, hitting .480 and finishing with 16 kills and eight digs in the top-ranked Buckeyes’ 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 victory over …


Gonzaga didn’t allow late-season loss to BYU to sink season

Gonzaga players talk frequently about following “a process.” But what exactly does that mean?


Gonzaga basketball fans greet team on campus after historic Elite Eight victory

Gonzaga students and fans gathered near the south entrance of the McCarthey Athletic Center late Saturday night as the Bulldogs men’s basketball team returned from the NCAA Tournament West Regional …


No. 19 Saint Mary’s routs BYU 81-50 to reach WCC title game

Jock Landale had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Saint Mary’s never trailed in an 81-50 victory over BYU on Monday night in the West Coast Conference semifinals.


Eric Mika, Nick Emery help BYU outlast LMU to reach WCC semis

Eric Mika scored 25 points, Nick Emery added 21, and BYU outlasted Loyola Marymount for an 89-81 win in the West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.


Outside noise won’t change Gonzaga’s tune at WCC tournament and beyond

Gonzaga isn’t ranked No. 1 anymore but that hasn’t stopped the chatter surrounding one of the nation’s most talked about programs.


BYU remains optimistic despite life as football independent

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe still wants to join a Power 5 conference after not being accepted by the Big 12. When or how that might become a reality remains …