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Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev earns WCC player of the week honors

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named WCC player of the week after two of the best games of his young career.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Gonzaga’s handiwork on boards helps build 4-0 start

But perhaps the most important stat thus far is the rebounding numbers. The Zags are plus-17.8 per game, a gaudy number no matter the level of competition.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ high-powered offense will encounter wide range of defensive schemes

It was one of numerous defensive tactics North Dakota employed, often without success, in GU’s 97-66 blowout victory Tuesday. There will be plenty more where that came from.


Scary good: Gonzaga men need quartet of returners to get on a roll with new roles

Gonzaga has just four returning players, but don’t expect to see the 2018-19 versions of Killian Tillie, Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi this season. All four are slated …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev help Gonzaga past Michigan State in preseason scrimmage

Gonzaga topped Michigan State 103-87 in a preseason scrimmage Saturday in Denver. The Spartans are expected to be ranked No. 1 when the AP preseason poll is released next week. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Incoming Gonzaga recruit Oumar Ballo keeps Mali rolling at FIBA U19 World Cup

Ballo had 21 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots in an 84-74 victory over Puerto Rico 84-74 on Friday, lifting Mali into the semifinals. Mali had never advanced to …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev helps Serbia stay unbeaten at FIBA U19 World Cup

Current and future Gonzaga players continue to be one of the major storylines at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi scores 33 points in France’s loss to Serbia, Filip Petrusev

Joel Ayayi put on a show, but his Gonzaga teammate Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the win.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev, Joel Ayayi guide respective teams to second World Cup wins

Gonzaga sophomores Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi helped their respective teams to wins Sunday for the second straight day at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev, Joel Ayayi off to strong start at FIBA U19 World Cup

Gonzaga sophomores Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi had strong first games Saturday at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie expected to return for senior season

Killian Tillie’s status has been one of the biggest question marks regarding Gonzaga’s 2019-2020 roster, but it appears he will return for his senior season.


Zags like Filip Petrusev might as well take advantage of new NCAA rule

There are always unintended consequences to every NCAA action. Not unforeseeable ones, just unintended ones.


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev submits name for NBA Draft, but plans on returning to school

Add another name to Gonzaga’s list of underclassmen entering the NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev has seen decrease in playing time, but it hasn’t affected his effort

Filip Petrusev joined a Gonzaga program with five legitimate big men on the roster. By late October, center Jacob Larsen left the team to focus on his academics and forward …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

From grandma to Vince Carter, Gonzaga players explain their uniform number choices

There’s usually a story behind players’ numbers at virtually every level of basketball. The Zags are no different, picking numbers that carry special significance to family members, a favorite NBA …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Defense, rebounding top Zags’ to-do list

North Carolina’s student section serenaded Gonzaga in the final minute with the time-honored taunt “Same as last time.” They were half right. The Tar Heels did get the better of …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

Gonzaga adds Russian forward Pavel Zakharov to 2019 recruiting class

The 230-pound Pavel Zakharov is playing this season at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, the same school the produced Zags’ freshman forward Filip Petrusev.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie undergoes ankle surgery, expected to miss eight weeks

Gonzaga will be without one of its key players for roughly the first two months of the season. Junior forward Killian Tillie, recently named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award preseason …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

Four questions as Gonzaga men’s basketball opens practice

Gonzaga will hold 30 practices, a closed scrimmage – expected to be against Michigan State – and a Nov. 1 exhibition game against Central Washington. Here are four questions that …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Gonzaga-bound Petrusev helps Serbia win European Championships

Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev scored 29 points as Serbia outlasted host Latvia 99-90 Sunday to win the FIBA U18 European Championships. France, led by Gonzaga redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi’s 22 points, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Incoming Gonzaga freshman Filip Petrusev, Serbia beat France to reach U18 championship game

Incoming Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the better of Zag redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi and France at the FIBA U18 European Championships.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev helps Montverde capture national title

Gonzaga-bound forward Filip Petrusev capped his prep career with another strong performance and a national championship. Petrusev scored 15 points as No. 1 Montverde Academy capped an unbeaten season with …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018

Gonzaga’s 2018, 2019 recruits start off prep seasons strong

Greg Foster Jr., one of two members of Gonzaga’s 2018 class, was off to a great start in his senior season until he caught the flu. Brock Ravet, one of …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Gonzaga signs forward Filip Petrusev

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team announced the signing of forward Filip Petrusev to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Gonzaga adds to 2018 class with guard Greg Foster Jr.

Greg Foster Jr., a 6-foot-6 guard and son of a former NBA player, committed to Gonzaga on Tuesday night and followed up by signing his letter-of-intent Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

Gonzaga receives commitment from versatile forward Filip Petrusev

Gonzaga is on the scoreboard in the 2018 class with a commitment from Filip Petrusev, a talented 6-foot-11 forward from Serbia.