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Updates: No. 2 Gonzaga hosts San Francisco

Follow along here as the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs host the San Francisco Dons. Tipoff is scheduled for 8.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Gonzaga 2020 commit Jalen Suggs one of five finalists for Naismith prep player of year

Gonzaga 2020 commit Jalen Suggs has been named a finalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year trophy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga-San Francisco key matchup: Charles Minlend paces Dons in scoring

San Francisco has a quartet of quality guards capable of big nights, but Charles Minlend is the team’s top scorer.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga awaits another tough test from San Francisco

Twelve games in, Gonzaga’s 83-79 win over San Francisco earlier this month remains the Zags’ toughest WCC contest thus far.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Freshman forward Drew Timme has been a phenom from the start for Gonzaga

Drew Timme is not so quietly putting together one of the best seasons by a freshman big since Gonzaga took up NCAA Tournament residency in 1999.


Bulldogs climb two spots to No. 13 in AP poll

Moments after putting away Santa Clara and


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: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga stays at No. 2, BYU debuts at No. 23 in AP poll ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Provo

Gonzaga has some WCC company in the AP college basketball poll with BYU debuting at No. 23, just in time for Saturday’s showdown in Provo.


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: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s imperfect victory over Pepperdine looks just fine in win column

It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Waves

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 89-77 win at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

TV Take: Old clichés ring true as Gonzaga again outlasts Pepperdine’s best effort in 89-77 victory

All game long, ESPN’s Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams kept harping on something every Gonzaga fan knows as well as the names of their children.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga rides strong second half to win over Pepperdine

Filip Petrusev had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the short-handed Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Pepperdine Waves 89-77 on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga driven to finish regular season strong to secure best NCAA Tournament scenario

Gonzaga doesn’t lack for motivation entering its final five regular-season games. The biggest source arrived last Saturday when the NCAA Tournament selection committee projected the Zags over San Diego State …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Round two for Ryan Woolridge, Colbey Ross

Woolridge, who has been a standout defender all season and held star guards Payton Pritchard (Oregon) and Nico Mannion (Arizona) in check, wasn’t at his best at either end of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Gonzaga getting its point across with balanced attack to lead country in scoring

That sounds strange with No. 2 Gonzaga’s tight seven-man rotation, but consider all seven average in double figures. That’s never happened in program history. No other team in the country …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Nothing odd about Gonzaga being one of the NCAA Tournament favorites

The NCAA Tournament favorite as of Monday, according to BetOnLine.ag? The Gonzaga Bulldogs.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine rematch will air on ESPN

Gonzaga’s road game against Pepperdine on Saturday night will be televised on ESPN.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke soaks in NBA experience ahead of first All-Star Weekend

Brandon Clarke’s first NBA All-Star Weekend figures to be a special experience.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Top nine spots remain the same in latest AP poll

No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Gonzaga remained in place for the fourth straight week in Monday’s rankings. There was no movement in the first nine spots.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie puts hurt on Gaels in return from ankle injury

The smooth senior forward connected on 7 of 10 shots, three 3-pointers and scored 19 points – at 50% to 60% of full strength coming off a sprained ankle, in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga scores early and often in 90-60 rout of Saint Mary’s

The Zags eliminated most of the suspense and crowd noise with a 22-2 run that was a candidate for their best stretch of basketball this season. Gonzaga cruised to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

John Blanchette: Razor-thin margin could be the difference in cross-country trek for either Gonzaga or San Diego State come March Madness

The month-before NCAA Tournament bracket reveal has become part of the sports furniture – or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it’s blended into the woodwork.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Gaels

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 90-60 win at the UCU Pavilion


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

TV Take: West Coast Conference’s premier showcase between Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s draws best ESPN duo in the West

As good as the Zags played, and they did, dominating on offense and defense in winning 90-60, the pair of Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham, was just as good.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga breezes past Saint Mary’s, 90-60

Drew Timme scored a career-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs shot past the Saint Mary’s Gaels 90-60 at UCU Pavilion in Moraga, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Bracket reveal: Gonzaga noses out San Diego State for top seed in the West

Gonzaga, for now, edged out San Diego State for the No. 1 seed in the West Region.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga motivated for first meeting with Saint Mary’s since upset loss in WCC Tournament

The not-so-good times in Zagville: A third meeting, when Saint Mary’s stunned then No. 1 Gonzaga 60-47 for the WCC Tournament title and earn an unexpected spot in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Jordan Ford gets things moving for Gaels

Saint Mary’s has one of the top one-two punches in the country with senior guard Jordan Ford and junior forward Malik Fitts. We’ll pick Ford for the key matchup, but …