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No need to agonize: These Zags are what they are

Everything we know about anything we learned at the movies, and so it is with the Gonzaga Bulldogs. There is a scene in the old courtroom classic “The Verdict” in …


Gonzaga women clinch at least share of seventh straight WCC title

Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points and 11 assists, and No. 25 Gonzaga clinched at least a share of its seventh straight West Coast Conference title with a 93-65 win over …


Gonzaga Bulldogs outlook

RECORD: 17-9 overall, 7-3 WCC COMING UP: Tonight vs. Santa Clara, 6 (KHQ); Saturday vs. San Francisco, 5 p.m. (KHQ)


West Coast Conference teams jockey for top two seeds

Since the West Coast Conference adopted its current tournament format in 2003, only once has a team seeded third or higher advanced to the championship. That was No. 3 San …


A high WCC seed would mean fewer games for GU

It’s hardly breaking news when top seeds advance in a tournament setting, but it underscores the importance of securing a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Gonzaga still has an …


Gonzaga’s Dower steps up admirably for ill Sacre

MALIBU, Calif. – Robert Sacre’s stomach was in turmoil most of Friday and Saturday, but he was happy about one thing: He didn’t get his roommate, Sam Dower, sick on …


Gonzaga’s Vandersloot can score and pass with the best

A thousand of anything implies routine and the 1,000th of Courtney Vandersloot’s passes to have assisted a basket at Gonzaga University mirrored that, lobbed an arm’s length over the baseline …


Ex-Gonzaga star Daye learns to keep emotions in check

Second-year Detroit Pistons forward Austin Daye said he has learned some valuable lessons this season, such as keeping his focus and emotions in check while sitting on the bench when …


Pepperdine a threat

MALIBU, Calif. – Gonzaga figured Thursday’s men’s basketball contest with Loyola Marymount wasn’t going to be easy, even with Lions leading scorer Drew Viney in street clothes. The same scenario …


Gonzaga takes over third place alone in WCC

LOS ANGELES – Loyola Marymount men’s basketball coach Max Good surveyed the stat sheet and liked what he saw for the most part. “If you had told me (Robert) Sacre …


EWU men will play majority of final Big Sky games at home

Eastern Washington, which snapped an 18-game road losing streak with last Saturday’s 69-67 win over Idaho State, will play four of its last six games – including three of its …


Gonzaga Bulldogs outlook

RECORD: 15-9 overall, 5-3 WCC COMING UP: Tonight at Loyola Marymount, 8 (ESPN2); Saturday at Pepperdine, 7 p.m. (KHQ)


Loyola Marymount hasn’t lived up to high expectations

With 40 years of experience coaching basketball, Loyola Marymount’s Max Good has collected a surplus of axioms and one-liners. He shared one of his favorite sayings recently with his struggling …


Loyola Marymount looks to turn around disappointing season

With 40 years of experience coaching basketball, Loyola Marymount’s Max Good has collected a surplus of axioms and one-liners. He shared one of his favorite sayings recently with his struggling …


Bouldin worries most about reputation after suspension

Matt Bouldin took in the Gonzaga- Memphis game from a courtside seat at the Spokane Arena – or pretty much the last place he expected to be the first Saturday …


Gonzaga continues up-and-down season with loss to Memphis

Just when one thinks the Gonzaga Bulldogs may have turned a corner, they run into another roadblock. For the second straight game, the Bulldogs rallied from a 13-point deficit, only …


Bouldin worries about reputation after suspension

Matt Bouldin took in the Gonzaga-Memphis game from a courtside seat at the Spokane Arena – or pretty much the last place he expected to be the first Saturday in …


Memphis counters GU rally, wins 62-58

Gonzaga rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half, but Memphis scored 9 of the game’s last 11 points and won 62-58 at the Spokane Arena.


Zags look to build NCAA tournament resume with a win against Memphis

After securing a road win over Portland on Thursday that keeps them in the thick of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball race, the Gonzaga Bulldogs now turn their attention …


Athletic Memphis in town to face Zags

After securing a road win over Portland on Thursday that keeps them in the thick of the West Coast Conference race, the Gonzaga Bulldogs now turn their attention to beefing …


Zags rally, hold off Portland

PORTLAND – The airborne chest bumps and high-fives after the final horn were a pretty good indicator of just how big this comeback win was for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. They …


Zags bounce back to beat Pilots

The Zags dug their way out of a 13-point deficit to overtake Portland 67-64 for a key West Coast Conference men’s basketball victory in front of a sellout crowd of …


Gonzaga enters second half of WCC season with Portland trip

PORTLAND – There have been some subtle and perhaps even a few significant changes in Gonzaga’s and Portland’s basketball teams since the Bulldogs’ 74-61 victory over the Pilots nearly a …


Gonzaga Bulldogs outlook

RECORD: 14-8 overall, 4-3 WCC COMING UP: Tonight at Portland, 8, ESPN2; Saturday vs. Memphis at Spokane Arena, 1 p.m., ESPN


Gonzaga will face different Pilots

There have been some subtle and perhaps even a few significant changes in Gonzaga’s and Portland’s basketball teams since the Bulldogs’ 74-61 victory over the Pilots nearly a month ago.


Gonzaga coach Few continues to tinker with different combinations

In a Gonzaga basketball season that has left the Zags constituency in various states of stupor, grief, incomprehension, grousing, worry, relief, humility and flummery – among the wild spikes of …


Gonzaga still looks for perfect combinations

In a Gonzaga basketball season that has left the Zags constituency in various states of stupor, grief, incomprehension, grousing, worry, relief, humility and flummery – among the wild spikes of …


Hard-working GU walk-ons rewarded with scholarships

Mike Hart was a freshman in the locker room when Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd informed the team that walk-on guard Andrew Sorenson had been rewarded with a scholarship. “At …


Gonzaga rewards walk-ons

Mike Hart was a freshman in the locker room when Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd informed the team that walk-on guard Andrew Sorenson had been rewarded with a scholarship. “At …


Dower’s career night helps Gonzaga end losing streak

When Sam Dower wasn’t playing much during the first couple months of the season, he didn’t waste time sulking. Dower spent time working on his game, particularly his defense and …