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Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins, defense out punch Bluejays

The latest Gonzaga rewind addresses Perkins’ ridiculous stat line, the impact of the defense and the good and bad of the Zags’ final few minutes.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr. heats up as Gonzaga wins shootout over Creighton

Zach Norvell Jr. insists there isn’t a switch attached to his jersey, one he seemingly flips to turn a miserable first half into a memorable second. The sophomore wing has …


Gonzaga-Creighton: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 103-92 victory over the Bluejays

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 103-92 win over Creighton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the CHI Health Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

TV Take: Zach Norvell Jr. goes from ice cold to fresh out of the microwave hot in Gonzaga’s high-scoring win over Creighton

With 9 minutes, 36 seconds left Saturday afternoon in Gonzaga’s 103-92 victory at Creighton, Zach Norvell hit a step-back 3-pointer. He screamed. Nothing in particular. Just a scream of joy.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Gonzaga standout forward Killian Tillie set for on-schedule return after ankle injury

Killian Tillie is GU’s top returning scorer from last season at 12.9 points per game. He led the Zags in 3-point shooting accuracy (47.9 percent).


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Defense optional as No. 1 Gonzaga tops Creighton in second half to remain unbeaten with a 103-92 win

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 28 points – 23 of which came in the second half – as No. 1 Gonzaga stormed back after halftime to defeat Creighton 103-92 on Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Take the over: Gonzaga, Creighton putting up video game-like numbers on offense

Gonzaga coach Mark Few appreciates good offense. For the better part of two decades, the Zags have been known for skilled, high-scoring teams. Few’s speaking engagements at various camps and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Key matchup: Ty-Shon Alexander triggers Creighton’s offense

Ty-Shon Alexander is the most explosive scorer on Creighton’s potent offense.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. took flight with big half against Creighton last year

Almost a year ago to the day, Zach Norvell Jr. was a promising redshirt freshman coming off Gonzaga’s bench and averaging just 11.6 minutes per game. Then Creighton happened. Half …


Three ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court

Creighton basketball player Martin Krampelj is coming back this season from a third torn anterior cruciate ligament. He tore the ACL in his left knee for the second time when …


Jaylyn Agnew leads No. 11 Creighton to 76-70 win over No. 6 Iowa

Jaylyn Agnew scored 24 points and Sydney Lamberty added 20 to lead No. 11 Creighton to a 76-70 win over No. 6 seeded Iowa in a first round of the …


Minus top scorer, Kansas State tops Creighton

Barry Brown scored 18 points and ninth-seeded Kansas State posted a 69-59 wire-to-wire victory over No. 8 Creighton on Friday night despite playing without leading scorer Dean Wade.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Heading into Selection Sunday, six games that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season

Gonzaga is back where it seemingly always is at this time of year. The Zags are WCC regular-season and tournament champions for the sixth straight season. They’re ranked No. 6 …


Top 25 Capsules: Marcus Foster, Creighton upset No. 3 Villanova

Marcus Foster scored 28 points, Davion Mintz gave Creighton the lead for good early in overtime, and the Bluejays defeated the highest-ranked opponent in program history with an 89-83 upset …


Top 25 capsules: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson lead No. 1 Villanova to rout of Creighton

Mikal Bridges scored 21 points and Jalen Brunson had 19, leading No. 1 Villanova to its eighth straight win, 98-78 over Creighton on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Men’s Top 25: No. 23 Seton Hall rallies to beat No. 25 Creighton

Khadeen Carrington hit a go-ahead layup with 2:05 to play and No. 23 Seton Hall rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat No. 25 Creighton 90-84 in the Big …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. named WCC player of the week

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr., who had big games coming off the bench and as a starter, earned WCC player of the week honors.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Gonzaga handles Bluejays’ full-court pressure late

The Zags wilted against Texas’ full-court pressure at the PK80 in Portland, but they showed improvement when Creighton turned up the heat late.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

John Blanchette: Don’t take offense, but Gonzaga’s scoring starts on defensive end

Fifty-four points in the second half. Zach Norvell Jr. going from zero to 21 in not quite that many minutes. Silas Melson, career high in points. Killian Tillie, career high …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Analysis: Trio of Gonzaga players have career nights as Bulldogs use second-half push to top Creighton 91-74

The Zags needed Silas Melson in the first half. They needed Killian Tillie all game. And they really needed ‘Snacks’ in the second half.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Ditching the game plan a fatal move for No. 25 Creighton in 91-74 road loss to No. 15 Gonzaga

The Bluejays assisted on 13 buckets in the first half, but didn’t disperse the ball nearly as well in the second, dishing out just four assists. They paid a price …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Spokane woman watches Gonzaga, Creighton play for the second time in 70 years

Mary Conley sat up in her wheelchair and looked down to the court where the Creighton Bluejays were warming up across from Gonzaga Bulldogs. This felt all too familiar.


Gonzaga-Creighton: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 91-74 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s win over Creighton on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

TV Take: ESPN crew struggled throughout Gonzaga-Creighton game

The 15th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs rallied in the second half to run away from 25th-ranked Creighton on Friday, winning 91-74 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. It’s too bad others involved with …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert out, Norvell gets start vs. Creighton

Gonzaga will be without starting wing Corey Kispert for Friday’s showdown against Creighton at the McCarthey Athetic Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Updates and highlights: No. 15 Gonzaga uses huge second-half surge to top No. 25 Creighton 91-74

Updates from Gonzaga’s college basketball game against Creighton on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Rui Hachimura stepping up in a big way for Gonzaga early on

Make way – here comes Rui Hachimura. The Gonzaga forward didn’t have a say in the majority of Gonzaga’s wins last season, but this year, the sophomore has developed into …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Similarities strong between No. 15 Gonzaga, No. 25 Creighton

They are separated by 10 spots in the AP college basketball poll and it appears not much else. No. 15 Gonzaga (6-1) and No. 25 Creighton (5-1) are lookalike programs …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Backcourts on display in Gonzaga-Creighton clash

The matchups are intriguing at all five positions but the backcourts could hold the biggest key to Friday’s winner.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Upstart 11th seed Rhode Island stuns No. 6 Creighton

Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 23 points with a perfect day at the free-throw line, upstart Rhode Island answered every threat and the Rams ran right into the next round …