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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

TV Take: Defense down the stretch gives Gonzaga perfect ending to Maui Invitational with title win over Duke

This is what everybody wanted, right? No. 1 Duke versus No. 3 Gonzaga for the championship of the best early-season tournament of the year, the Maui Invitational. And the game …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

John Blanchette: Good Zags show up to replace Bad Zags in Maui Invitational semifinal win

In normal circumstances, there might be occasion to bask in the glow of Tuesday’s 91-74 sprint past Arizona a smidgen longer – just to appreciate the fulfillment of taking something …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

Analysis: Second-half surge carries Gonzaga past Arizona, into Maui Invitational title game

Every bucket – and there was an endless supply of them for Gonzaga in the second half – brought a louder roar than the one before.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

TV Take: Duo of Jay Bilas, Dan Schulman doesn’t miss much in Gonzaga’s comeback win over Arizona at Maui Invitational

Every great comeback consists of two parts. There is the building of a deficit, the mistakes, the shortcomings, whatever goes wrong to build a hill to scramble over. And there …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Gonzaga-Arizona: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 91-74 victory over the Wildcats at the Maui Invitational

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 91-74 win over Arizona on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

How will Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke handle Duke’s Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish? We’ll find out in the Maui Invitational final

Hachimura would be giving away roughly 50 pounds, but he is Gonzaga’s strongest interior player and had success defending 260-pound Jock Landale last season. Clarke is an option, but he’d …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge to win opener of Maui Invitational

Gonzaga did something that defied all odds Monday at the Maui Invitational. The third-ranked Zags committed 14 turnovers in the first half – charges, errant inbound passes, ill-advised drives into …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington thumps UC Davis 59-20 in Big Sky showdown

EWU (8-2, 6-1), UC Davis (8-2, 6-1), Weber State (8-2, 6-1) are currently tied atop the standings going into the final week of the regular season.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women pull past San Francisco 65-53 to clinch WCC title game berth

The Gonzaga women sweated out a few scary moments against San Francisco, but Jill Barta led a second-half charge and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to help the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Analysis: Up-and-down Gonzaga finishes on high note against USF

Ten great minutes. Ten lousy minutes. Twenty edge-of-your seat minutes. No. 15 Gonzaga showed every side of its basketball personality, both good and bad, but found a way to hold …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga grounds Pilots for second time in two weeks

The rematch was pretty much a replay. Gonzaga roughed up the Portland Pilots for the second time in two weeks. It wasn’t quite the 46-point blowout of two weeks ago …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga turns page on Saint Mary’s with solid win over Santa Clara

It’s one thing to dismiss a 16-point loss to Villanova, which just might be the best team in the country. It’s another to move on from a home loss to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Analysis: Jock Landale carries Gaels past Gonzaga, into sole possession of first place in WCC

Saint Mary’s had the best player on the floor in Jock Landale. The Gaels also had the second best player on the floor in crunch time in Calvin Hermanson.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off Dons to set up showdown with Saint Mary’s

For the first time in WCC play, Gonzaga was tested, not necessarily a white-knuckle, last-possession affair, but a challenge nonetheless from San Francisco in front of a packed house at …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Analysis: Silas Melson keeps Gonzaga rolling after Johnathan Williams’ sidelined in win over Portland

The night couldn’t have turned out more differently for Silas Melson and Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga’s lone seniors.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Johnathan Williams dominates inside, leads Gonzaga to 85-66 win

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams didn’t make every shot Saturday night against Loyola Marymount. It only seemed like it. And he had a valid reason for a couple of his misses.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga’s bigs pave way in easy win over Pepperdine

Pick a stat. Paint points. Second-chance points. Bench points. Rebounding. All Gonzaga. More accurately, almost all Gonzaga bigs.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Analysis: Strong defense, ball-handling spur Gonzaga’s rout over Santa Clara

On a night when Gonzaga cracked the 100-point mark for a school-record fifth time this season, offense seemed to be last thing on the Zags’ minds.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Rui Hachimura, Josh Perkins guide Gonzaga past Pacific, 81-48

In Gonzaga’s last two games, the Zags have turned to Rui Hachimura and the sophomore forward from Japan has finished in the lane and applied foul pressure on the opponent.


Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio gets win No. 100 with Holiday Bowl victory over Washington State

While Washington State must wait at least another year for a 10-win season, Michigan State and coach Mark Dantonio reached that plateau for the sixth time in eight seasons.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke proved he was the only quarterback who mattered in convincing victory

Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke was more than the “other quarterback” in Thursday’s Holiday Bowl.


Cougars catch early breaks in Holiday Bowl

The Cougars escaped disaster early in the first quarter on when Jamal Morrow fumbled a punt on his own 7-yard line, but managed to fall on the ball just as …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Abysmal second quarter, rash of injuries doom Washington State in 42-17 Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State

Washington State’s history in the Holiday Bowl against the Big Ten Conference and the Cougars’ well-documented inability to contain quarterbacks with the ability to run and pass morphed into one …


Washington State gets tribute from Michigan State marching band prior to Holiday Bowl

The Holiday Bowl pregame show had a little of everything – and something special.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga’s offense sputters in 72-70 loss to San Diego State

Gonzaga’s defense kept giving the Zags a chance. Their offense kept failing to take advantage. By the time Gonzaga started finding the range in the closing minutes, it was essentially …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Analysis: Motivated Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams help Gonzaga pull away from IUPUI 101-71

If Gonzaga coach Mark Few has said it once, he’s said it dozens of times: He isn’t overly concerned with who starts games. But the veteran coach did feel the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga escapes with 89-83 overtime win over North Dakota

Gonzaga didn’t shoot well, didn’t pass well, didn’t function smoothly on offense and had issues defending North Dakota. But the 12th-ranked Zags reversed those deficiencies in the latter stages of …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Analysis: Turnovers, Mikal Bridges too much for Gonzaga against talented Villanova

Gonzaga’s first turnover came on its second possession.


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: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Gonzaga turns to bench early, often in 103-68 rout of Incarnate Word

It was just what Gonzaga needed after a tough stretch of tournament games in Portland and another tough stretch coming up.