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Defense does it

It takes some doing to shoot 60.3 percent from the field, 71.4 percent in the second half, and have most of the post-game conversation center on the defense. Gonzaga’s ‘D’ …


Goodson progressing

From our trusty news service comes the bulletin that the there is a shortage of qualified exorcists in the Catholic church, which is beginning the active training of same. Amazingly, …


Blanchette: GU’s Goodson looks to prove scouting report wrong

From our trusty news service comes the bulletin that the there is a shortage of qualified exorcists in the Catholic church, which is beginning the active training of same. Amazingly, …


Gonzaga scrambles IUPUI

It takes some doing to shoot 60.3 percent from the field, 71.4 percent in the second half, and have most of the post-game conversation center on the defense. Gonzaga’s ‘D’ …


Zags rev it up in opener

With 6 minutes left in the first half, Gonzaga held a four-point lead over hot-shooting Southern. Four minutes later, the Bulldogs were up by 22. Gonzaga blitzed the Jaguars with …


Zags cruise in 117-72 rout

Gonzaga blitzed the Jaguars with a 31-7 run to close the first half and cruised to a 117-72 season-opening men’s basketball victory Friday in front of 6,000 at the McCarthey …


Bulldogs open Southern style

Gonzaga opens the men’s basketball regular season against Southern University tonight at the McCarthey Athletic Center – or, as Bulldogs center Robert Sacre says, “It’s the Jags vs. the Zags.” …


Zags play Southern Friday night

Gonzaga opens the men’s basketball regular season against Southern University tonight at the McCarthey Athletic Center – or, as Bulldogs center Robert Sacre says, “It’s the Jags vs. the Zags.”


Kent guard Bell leads Gonzaga’s recruiting class

Seattle Rotary AAU basketball coach Daryll Hennings has coached Gary Bell, one of four players to sign letters of intent Wednesday to play for Gonzaga, since Bell was a sixth-grader. …


Gonzaga men add four recruits

Seattle Rotary AAU basketball coach Daryll Hennings has coached Gary Bell, one of four players to sign letters of intent Wednesday to play for Gonzaga, since Bell was a sixth …


Gonzaga hopes Harris ready to play in opener

Gonzaga sophomore forward Elias Harris, who has been slowed by a shoulder injury, was expected to participate in practice Tuesday, coach Mark Few said. “He’s going to practice a little, …


Harris getting ready for GU opener

Gonzaga sophomore forward Elias Harris, who has been slowed by a shoulder injury, was expected to participate in practice Tuesday, coach Mark Few said.


Zags cruise, but turnovers concern Few

Gonzaga got an exhibition men’s basketball win – and several items to work on. Curtailing turnovers will probably be at the top of the practice agenda after the Bulldogs committed …


Zags find things to work on in win

Curtailing turnovers will probably be at the top of the practice agenda after the Bulldogs committed 12 in the first half of their 90-58 rout of Southern Oregon in front …


Gonzaga, WSU tip off Friday

Gonzaga and Washington State tip off their men’s basketball seasons Friday night with exhibitions.


Zags No. 12 in preseason Top 25 poll

Defending national champion Duke was a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men’s basketball poll. At the other end of the Top 25 there was big …


Fans arrive in droves to see GU’s Kraziness

Some 90 minutes before the start of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team’s season-opening Kraziness in the Kennel on Friday, the line of fans waiting to enter the McCarthey Athletic Center …


Pangos commits to Zags

Point guard Kevin Pangos orally committed to the Gonzaga men’s basketball program Tuesday. Then, he was heading to the gym to get in a basketball workout. “It feels great,” said …


Home is where … GU would like to be to start NCAA tourney

There are plenty of ways to put pressure on the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team, so a little thing like being host for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament …


Zags get commitment from Oklahoma forward

Ryan Spangler, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward from Bridge Creek High in Blanchard, Okla., has verbally committed to Gonzaga, according to his prep coach, Jason Sanders.


Zags officially add French guard to mix

Mathis Keita, a 6-foot-5 guard from France, has officially joined the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. Keita committed to Gonzaga months ago, but it took some time to complete academic and …


Ronny Turiaf going to Knicks

Former GU basketball star Ronny Turiaf is part of a four-player deal that will send him to the New York Knicks.


Charm of GU and Zag Nation drew Donny Daniels to Spokane

The new guy hasn’t yet lived through a basketball season in Spokane when it’s all Gonzaga, all the time. But Donny Daniels is getting the idea. There are hints dropped …


Bouldin gets opportunity

Former Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin didn’t hear his name called during the NBA draft on Thursday, but there was plenty of activity behind the scenes. Late in the second round, …


Bouldin agrees to free-agent contract with Bulls

Matt Bouldin has agreed to a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bulls, his agent tells The Spokesman-Review.


Grant Gibbs leaves Zags’ program

Redshirt freshman guard Grant Gibbs is leaving the Gonzaga men’s basketball team and he’s expected to transfer to a school closer to his Midwest roots.


Maine guard gives his nod to Gonzaga

Gonzaga is on a bit of a recruiting roll. The Bulldogs added their third guard this month, the latest being South Portland (Maine) High School’s Keegan Hyland, who will join …


Zags land guard

Gary Bell Jr., regarded as one of the top players in the 2011 class, has verbally committed to the Gonzaga men’s basketball program, his father confirmed Monday night. Bell, a …


Sports in brief: Harris will return to play for Zags

College basketball: Gonzaga University forward Elias Harris announced Thursday he will return for his sophomore season next year. The 6-foot-8, 215-pound Harris, a native of Speyer, Germany, averaged 14.9 points …


Zags select Daniels as assistant coach

UCLA assistant coach Donny Daniels will replace Leon Rice on Gonzaga’s men’s basketball staff. Daniels has been an assistant for Ben Howland at UCLA for the last seven seasons. Daniels …