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Gonzaga sputters in crunch time, falls to BYU in rare close game

It looked like No. 1 Gonzaga was going to treat BYU the same way it treated its first 17 WCC opponents this season.


Blanchette: Zags get 29-and-oh-so-close

Just 29-1. How terrible could that possibly be?


TV Take: Announcers, like Gonzaga, have an off-night in The Kennel

As the Cougars’ 79-71 upset in the Kennel unfolded Saturday night on ESPN, those watching at home had to deal with translating what we were hearing from the television set.


BYU upsets Gonzaga, ends Zags’ bid at unbeaten regular season

It was a rout, then a ballgame and ultimately a nailbiter.


Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ 79-71 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-71 loss to BYU on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


Gonzaga’s Senior Night doesn’t go quite as planned

There were a few smiling faces left in the Kennel on Saturday night, but they weren’t wearing Gonzaga colors.


BYU stands out as last obstacle in Gonzaga’s pursuit of unblemished regular season

BYU was Gonzaga’s first test after the Zags reached No. 1 last month. GU won, 85-75, in Provo but was pushed by the Cougars. The Zags are still No. 1 …


BYU presents Gonzaga with tough tasks, inside and out

A look at the key matchups for Gonzaga in its men’s basketball game against BYU on Saturday, Feb. 25 2017.


Gonzaga faces its historically toughest conference opponent in pursuit of perfection

The last regular season game for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and the final hurdle for them to clear before completing their perfect 30-0 season, is a home match versus the BYU …


No. 22 Saint Mary’s beats BYU 70-57 to clinch second seed in WCC tourney

Calvin Hermanson scored 17 points and No. 22 Saint Mary’s cruised to a 70-57 victory over BYU on Saturday night, snapping a three-game road losing streak to its West Coast …


Nigel Williams-Goss helps Gonzaga survive pressure-packed second half against BYU

In the first half, No. 1 Gonzaga looked a lot like No. 5 Gonzaga in January and No. 11 Gonzaga back in November. In the second half, Gonzaga was challenged …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Blanchette: Gonzaga’s men ignore wild atmosphere, pass first test as top-ranked team in nation

Even the most unforgiving of teachers didn’t throw you an exam on the first day after you’d been moved up a grade.


TV Take: Gonzaga passes latest test – announcers, officials not as much

Nigel Williams-Goss did just about everything for the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday night in Provo. Thirty-three points. Seven rebounds. Four assists. Solid defense. And that’s not all. He also helped …


Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 85-75 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 85-75 win over BYU on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at the Marriott Center in …


Gonzaga uses tag-team tactic to contain BYU’s Eric Mika

The Zags had success rotating Przemek Karnowski and Zach Collins on BYU center Eric Mika, the WCC’s leading scorer and rebounder.


Gonzaga handles the adversity in second half Provo

Gonzaga faced its toughest challenge since Arizona in early December in Los Angeles. The Zags led by 19 late in the first half but BYU found its offensive stride in …


Nigel Williams-Goss scores 33 points as No. 1 Gonzaga holds off BYU, moves to 23-0

In the first half, No. 1 Gonzaga looked a lot like No. 5 Gonzaga in January and No. 11 Gonzaga back in November. In the second half, Gonzaga was challenged …


Pace picks up for No. 1-ranked Gonzaga men against BYU

Time for Gonzaga to switch gears.


Battle of the bigs as Eric Mika, Przemek Karnowski square off in Provo

Gonzaga takes on BYU in the Marriott Center on Thursday and the spotlight will be on the big men. The Zags’ Przemek Karnowski and the Cougars’ Eric Mika rank among …


Gonzaga, BYU meet for 16th time in competitive WCC men’s basketball series

A look back at the history of Gonzaga vs. BYU in men’s basketball


WCC basketball preview: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s should battle for title

Saint Mary’s has been Gonzaga’s primary challenger in the WCC for over a decade, but perhaps never to this degree. The Gaels’ bona fides include a national ranking and 13 …


Cunningham powers No. 10 seed Missouri women over seventh-seeded BYU

Freshman Sophie Cunningham has been leading the Missouri Tigers all season. There’s no reason why the NCAA Tournament should be any different. Cunningham scored 20 points, most of them in …


San Francisco stuns BYU in WCC title game

San Francisco fell into a huge hole, looking as if it was going to blown out of the game and its chance to end a long NCAA tournament drought.


WCC roundup: BYU advances past Santa Clara

Kyle Collinsworth, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, scored 13 points and had two key assists late in the game as Brigham Young defeated Santa Clara 72-60 in …


Gonzaga holds on at BYU for a share of WCC title

PROVO, Utah – The Gonzaga Bulldogs built another big lead in another big game. There were several anxious moments down the stretch, but this time they finished. Good timing, too, …


Zags women use fourth-quarter outburst to put away WCC champion BYU

The Gonzaga women sent a message on Saturday, the kind their fans will want to shout from the rooftops: Don’t count us out.


WCC roundup: Saint Mary’s beats LMU, reaches 20 wins

Calvin Hermanson scored 16 and Saint Mary’s notched its ninth straight 20-win season with a 68-62 win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night in Moraga, California.


WCC roundup: Pacific pulls upset at BYU

Alec Kobre scored 17 points and T.J. Wallace added 15, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead Pacific to a 77-72 upset of BYU on Saturday in Provo, Utah, snapping the …


WCC roundup: Pilots pull off upset of Cougars

Alec Wintering scored 22 points, including two free throws with 16 seconds left, and Portland beat visiting BYU 84-81 on Saturday, two nights after the Cougars won at No. 25 …


BYU rallies to hand Gonzaga third home loss of season

Kyle Wiltjer scored a season-high 35 points, but Gonzaga’s offense came up dry in the closing minutes as BYU rallied for a 69-68 victory Thursday.