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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Gonzaga-BYU key matchup: Yoeli Childs’ play makes Cougars tougher to deal with

BYU played quite well without Yoeli Childs, but there’s no question the Cougars are a different – and better – team with the talented senior forward.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev named WCC player of the week for third time

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev on Monday was named the WCC player of the week, his third time winning the honor this season.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Filip Petrusev’s offense gets rave reviews

Sophomore post Filip Petrusev, who dipped his toe in the NBA Draft waters last season, gave the scouts plenty to write about, mostly in a positive sense.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev makes list for Naismith, Robertson player of year awards

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev made the cut for two more national player of the year awards. The sophomore forward is one of 30 candidates for the Naismith Trophy. Ten semifinalists will …


Gonzaga big man Filip Petrusev one of 10 finalists for Abdul-Jabbar Award

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev has been named one of 10 candidates for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Sophomore Filip Petrusev emerges as powerful force in Gonzaga’s offense

Filip Petrusev has become an iron man and paint presence, both essential ingredients in No. 2 Gonzaga’s surprising 23-1 record.


Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev among 20 candidates on Wooden Award watch list

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev is among 20 players on the late-season watch list for the Wooden Award presented to the player of the year.


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev earns WCC player of week honors

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev was named WCC player of the week after averaging 27 points and 10 rebounds in a pair of road victories.


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: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

‘Balance,’ ‘Fun,’ ‘Scary’: Gonzaga players take simple approach to describing this year’s team

Finding the right way to describe a subject can be tough, especially one that is complex with multiple layers.


Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert named WCC player of the week

Gonzaga junior wing Corey Kispert was named WCC player of the week after averaging 17.5 points in two victories last week.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags successfully navigating numerous injuries, opponents

The most impressive thing about the Zags’ 20-1 start is how they’ve navigated every injury roadblock and continued to play at a high level.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev suffers ankle injury in second half against BYU

Gonzaga’s frontcourt absorbed another blow Saturday when sophomore forward Filip Petrusev went down with lower right leg injury in the second half against BYU.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Gonzaga considering options with Anton Watson’s recurring shoulder issues

Anton Watson tumbled into the padded stanchion that supports the rim and backboard and knew immediately his left shoulder had popped out of place again.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev named to Wooden Award midseason watch list

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev has been named to the Wooden Award midseason top 25 watch list. Petrusev is one of five new additions, along with former Washington State guard Malachi Flynn …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ Killian Tillie puts up pair of healthy stat lines

Killian Tillie isn’t at full speed, but his on-court performance suggests otherwise. The senior forward delivered 22 points against Portland and 20 versus Pepperdine, influencing two hard-fought victories, particularly Saturday …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Even during holiday break, basketball court never far away for Gonzaga players

Gonzaga is in the midst of a nine-day span between games, but the Zags won’t go nearly that long away from basketball.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Ryan Woolridge makes long-distance connection against sagging defenses

Opponents are emptying the defensive playbook at Gonzaga, trying to deal with the Zags’ size, balance, transition game and ability to get to the free-throw line. Eastern Washington head coach …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

Gonzaga-Washington key matchup: Clash of talented bigs in Bulldogs’ Filip Petrusev, Huskies’ Isaiah Stewart

No shortage of quality matchups in this one, but we’re going with the big men in the middle: Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart and Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev. It isn’t necessarily …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev named to Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list

Gonzaga sophomore forward Filip Petrusev is one of 46 players on the initial watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, awarded annually to the national player of the year.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Gonzaga-Southern Miss key matchup: Forward Boban Jacdonmi one of nation’s most improved players

Team and individual matchups don’t appear favorable for Southern Miss against eighth-ranked Gonzaga, but one to keep an eye on involves Golden Eagles senior forward Boban Jacdonmi.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ Corey Kispert putting in work to regain shooting stroke

Corey Kispert has essentially been living at McCarthey Athletic Center and the Volkar Center practice gym. That applies whether Kispert is on fire – 28 points vs. Michigan State in …


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.