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All The Jimmer lacks is ’stache

DENVER – Bless Charles Barkley. In his new CBS/TNT/ Lizard- Lick- Towing- channel assignment to undo decades of the noxious Billy Packering of the NCAA tournament, he has approached his …


Gonzaga takes its turn against BYU’s Fredette

DENVER – The Gonzaga Bulldogs today take on a nationally ranked opponent coached by a close friend of Gonzaga’s Mark Few that features a prolific scoring guard but is missing …


Gonzaga-BYU matchup a WCC preview

DENVER – This was the game – Gonzaga vs. Brigham Young – that wasn’t supposed to happen until next year. So let today’s third-round meeting in the NCAA tournament serve …


Blanchette: They have The Jimmer, we had The ‘Stache

He’s a mythic figure. The Jimmer. This year’s version of The ’Stache.


GU-BYU matchup an early look at upcoming WCC rivalry

Today’s third-round meeting in the NCAA tournament serves as the preface to BYU’s entrance into the West Coast Conference for the 2012 men’s basketball season.


Gonzaga’s turn to try and tame Jimmer Fredette

The 11th-seeded Bulldogs (25-9) face third-seeded BYU (31-4) and their player of the year candidate Jimmer Fredette on Saturday in the round of 32 of the NCAA tournament.


Kinda like Zags of lore, and kinda not

DENVER – Maybe these Gonzaga Bulldogs aren’t so much different from their basketball forebears. Or maybe they’re completely different. Whatever.


Gonzaga storms past St. John’s to open NCAA tourney

DENVER – The Gonzaga Bulldogs have picked an ideal time to be playing their best basketball of the season. It seems the bigger the game, the better the Zags perform. …


Blanchette: Kinda like Zags of lore, and kinda not

Maybe these Gonzaga Bulldogs aren’t so much different from their basketball forebears. Or maybe they’re completely different. Whatever.


Zags roll over St. John’s

No. 11-seeded Gonzaga took command early with a 12-0 run, built an 11-point halftime lead and cruised to an 86-71 victory over No. 6 St. John’s on Thursday in the …


St. John’s vs. Gonzaga comparison

6 St. John’s Region: Southeast


Blanchette: Lavin leaves them loving basketball again in N.Y.

DENVER – You gotta love the Lav. OK, maybe if you’re emotionally epoxied to UCLA basketball and still can’t forgive the seven national championships that didn’t get won when Steve …


Gonzaga’s focus against St. John’s centers on zone

DENVER – Gonzaga has experience against some of college basketball’s most heralded zone defenses: Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 in last year’s NCAA tournament, Baylor’s extended 1-1-3 in December. The Bulldogs will …


Zags expect to find St. John’s in a zone

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will go against a highly regarded zone, St. John’s trapping, turnover-inducing defense in an intriguing NCAA tournament matchup at the Pepsi Center Thursday night at approximately 6:45 …


Supporters, detractors can both work up a lather over Steve Lavin

Gonzaga coach Mark Few fondly describes St. John’s coach Steve Lavin as “warm and genuine,” and that has to count for something, especially given that the Zags are the next …


Zags’ second-generation Stockton never back down

DENVER – So here was the toss-up, silly as it seems now: Could David Stockton crack the lineup at, oh, Whitworth?


Carter finds another gear

Marquise Carter’s first crack at the starting job came in the second game of the season, but he played 13 non-descript minutes.


Blanchette: Field set, Gonzaga relieved to be in it

Greg Gumbel, the Bert Parks of Selection Sunday, hadn’t even taken his first breath when the yowling began drifting in from Bracket Nation. UAB? Clemson? If the NCAA committee was …


Gonzaga will open with St. John’s in Denver

The Gonzaga Bulldogs waited so long to see their name to pop up on the television screen on Selection Sunday that junior center Robert Sacre had to do a quick …


A look at Zags’ bracket

Gonzaga will be the No. 11 seed, taking on No. 6 St. John’s in Denver on Thursday in the Southeast bracket. The other side of the bracket has No. 3 …


NCAA punches GU’s ticket

The Gonzaga University Bulldogs are packing their bags for Denver and the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The matchup: GU is seeded No. 11 in the Southeast …


GU’s Vandersloot leaned on Stockton, elevated star status

One word that mesmerized fans and vanquished foes wouldn’t expect to be associated with Gonzaga’s record-breaking point guard is “shy.” But when GU coach Kelly Graves suggested Courtney Vandersloot call …


Zags soak up latest success with same enthusiasm

LAS VEGAS – In the garden of Gonzaga basketball have grown any number of dubious truths. The Bulldogs are dragged down by a weak league, say. Their thoroughly spoiled devotees …


Gonzaga still enjoys sweet smell of success

LAS VEGAS – In the garden of Gonzaga basketball have grown any number of dubious truths. The Bulldogs are dragged down by a weak league, say. Their thoroughly spoiled devotees …


John Blanchette: This team deserves celebration

The Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrated Monday night in a way they haven’t in at least a decade. They celebrated like it mattered, because it did.


Gonzaga gains automatic bid to NCAA

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have seemingly faced elimination games for the last month so when they followed up their improbable run to a WCC regular-season title with a pair of gritty …


GU men outlast Dons, set up Saint Mary’s rematch

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s Marquise Carter showed why he was voted WCC newcomer of the year and reserve wing Mike Hart showed why head coach Mark Few trusts him in …


Blanchette: Not surprisingly, Zags find way to win

LAS VEGAS – Among all the streaks, chokeholds and assorted algebraic proof of Gonzaga’s sway over the West Coast Conference lo these many years comes more: The last time the …


GU women rout Portland, roll into final

LAS VEGAS – It had all the elements of a typical Gonzaga women’s basketball rout of an overmatched opponent, and a couple others that were particularly satisfying for head coach …


Blanchette: Not surprisingly, Zags find way to win

The last time Gonzaga got bounced in the league tournament semis as a 1 or 2 seed was back in 1994. In the 16 seasons between then and this weekend …