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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

No. 9 Gonzaga begins run of Top-25 tests at No. 22 Washington in revitalized rivalry

But a one-sided rivalry – GU has won five straight and 12 of the last 13 – was anything but one-sided on the floor. Another memorable matchup seems inevitable when …


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: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Take a trip to Camp Zag: Returners and newcomers built bonds at Gonzaga’s preseason retreat

Picture 6-foot-10, 260-pound Oumar Ballo and 6-11, 235-pound Pavel Zakharov scrambling to hang on while inner tubing on a lake.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs gear up for three consecutive ranked opponents, beginning with Washington on Sunday

The ninth-ranked Zags are entering an arduous three-game stretch that rivals any they’ve encountered since crashing the national landscape in 1999.


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: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Analysis: Joel Ayayi takes advantage of first start, scores 16 points as Gonzaga routs Texas Southern

Ayayi delivered 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists and six other Zags reached double figures as the No. 9 Gonzaga crushed Texas Southern 101-62 Wednesday in front of 6,000 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Gonzaga-Texas Southern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 101-62 victory over the Tigers

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s victory over Texas Southern at the McCarthey Athletic Center


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

TV Take: Joel Ayayi gets his share of air time in Gonzaga’s thumping of Texas Southern

It’s just a guess, but more than likely the weather was better in the Bahamas, where Gonzaga spent its Thanksgiving weekend, than it was Wednesday night in Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Recap and highlights: Balanced Gonzaga rolls past Texas Southern

Corey Kispert scored 17 points to lead seven Bulldogs in double-figures and No. 9 Gonzaga defeated Texas Southern 101-62 at McCarthey Athletic Center on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Gonzaga attempts to get back on track against Texas Southern

Gonzaga returns to the court licking its wounds from its most lopsided loss since the 2014 season and with concern over the health status of several players.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Gonzaga-Texas Southern key matchup: Ryan Woolridge draws another challenging assignment in Tigers point guard Tyrik Armstrong

Texas Southern point guard Tyrik Armstrong has reached double figures in all seven games.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Georgetown transfer James Akinjo reportedly interested in Gonzaga

Georgetown transfer James Akinjo is reportedly considering Gonzaga among other options.


Gonzaga drops one spot to No. 9 in AP rankings

The number next to Gonzaga’s name finally changed. The Zags, No. 8 for four weeks in the AP college basketball poll, slipped to No. 9 in Monday’s rankings.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs still strong in national picture after Battle 4 Atlantis runner-up finish

The list of Final Four contenders runs at least 20 deep, and it includes Gonzaga (8-1), North Carolina and Oregon, even without Battle 4 Atlantis hardware.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Analysis: Michigan thumps weary Gonzaga 82-64 to claim Battle 4 Atlantis championship

Gonzaga, playing its third game in less than three days, ran into the wrong opponent in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. Michigan completed a convincing performance at the Battle …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Gonzaga-Michigan: 3 keys to the Wolverines’ 82-64 victory over the Bulldogs

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Michigan’s win over Gonzaga in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Recap: Michigan uses balanced scoring, sharp shooting to top No. 8 Gonzaga 82-64 in Battle 4 Atlantis title game

Jon Teske dominated down low, scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds, as Michigan upset No. 8 Gonzaga 82-64 in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game on Friday.


Gonzaga-Michigan key matchup: Point guards Ryan Woolridge, Zavier Simpson in spotlight

Zavier Simpson was outstanding in Michigan’s first five games. He entered Thursday’s game leading the nation at 9.8 assists. He contributes 12.2 points per game but makes 60.4% of his …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga digs deep to outlast Oregon 73-72, to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis title game

What the Zags lacked in aesthetics they more than made up for with resolve and resourcefulness, climbing out of a four-point deficit in overtime to outlast the Ducks 73-72.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Gonzaga-Oregon: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 73-72 victory over the Ducks

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s victory over Oregon at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga overcomes depth issues, midgame shooting lull to outlast Oregon in overtime

If your taste runs more toward understated among announcers, ESPN’s stable of college basketball broadcast pairs probably don’t float your Thanksgiving gravy boat.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Recap: Filip Petrusev powers No. 8 Gonzaga past No. 11 Oregon, into Battle 4 Atlantis championship game

Filip Petrusev scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and the Gonzaga Bulldogs held off the Oregon Ducks, 73-72 in overtime of a Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal in Nassau, Bahamas.


Gonzaga-Oregon key matchup: Senior guard Payton Pritchard steers Ducks’ offense

Gonzaga will have its hands full with every matchup against an athletic Oregon squad in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals Thursday, but senior point guard Payton Pritchard leads the Ducks …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Analysis: Short-handed Gonzaga crushes Southern Miss behind Corey Kispert’s 28 points

The game itself was no problem as the eighth-ranked Zags cruised past Southern Miss 94-69 Wednesday in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The …


Gonzaga returning to Orlando tournament next season

Gonzaga has thoroughly enjoyed its last three trips to Orlando, a trend the Zags hope continues next season. The Zags are officially part of the eight-team field at 2020 Orlando …


Gonzaga-Southern Miss: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-69 victory over the Golden Eagles

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s victory over Southern Miss at the Battle for Atlantis in the Bahamas.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

TV Take: With Killian Tillie taking the night off, Joel Ayayi and Corey Kispert steal the show in Gonzaga’s rout of Southern Miss

No matter on Wednesday. Southern Mississippi didn’t have the talent to stay with the eighth-ranked Zags, with GU cruising to a 94-69 victory.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Thanksgiving traditions take a back seat to basketball for Gonzaga players while in the Bahamas

Under Mark Few, the Bulldogs have played in 15 Thanksgiving tournaments out of 21 seasons.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Recap: With Killian Tillie sitting out, No. 8 Gonzaga rolls past Southern Miss

Corey Kispert scored 28 points, Joel Ayayi came off the bench for 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Gonzaga Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Former Gonzaga guard Eric McClellan joining Jeremy Jones on Austrian pro team

Former Gonzaga guard Eric McClellan is joining former Zag forward Jeremy Jones on the Kapfenberg Bulls. The Austrian pro team announced the addition of McClellan after recently losing several players …