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Bulldogs do it all

When Gonzaga beat Saint Mary’s last month in Moraga, Calif., the Bulldogs’ offense did the heavy lifting. In the rematch Thursday, Gonzaga’s offense and defense shared the credit as the …


One villain who’ll be missed

Such a thing never would have occurred to the Kennel Clubbers who have hounded (and cussed) him for four years, but they should have considered an ovation – and it …


Zags stand alone

It took nearly 25 minutes, but the Gonzaga Bulldogs finally put the clamps on Omar Samhan and, essentially, Saint Mary’s.


First in WCC on line

Since Gonzaga defeated Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., nearly a month ago, the Bulldogs have endured their share of mostly ups and a few downs. The Gaels, meanwhile, have been …


Gonzaga beefs up résumé

Gonzaga added another quality win to its NCAA men’s basketball tournament résumé, holding off host Memphis 66-58 in front of 17,037 on Saturday at the FedEx Forum. The victory came …


Zags eject Pilots

The defense didn’t rest. Of the many things that went right for Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, it was their wire-to-wire adhesive defense that fueled a surprisingly easy 76-49 West Coast …


Gonzaga bench finally lends a needed hand

At last, reinforcements for The Three Basketeers. One for all and all for … well, for drilling the Portland Pilots a new one.


Gonzaga romps past Portland

Matt Bouldin scored 20 points and No. 17 Gonzaga got back to its winning ways with a 76-48 blowout of Portland on Thursday night.


No tall tales from this Zag

Gonzaga’s Will Foster is big and blunt. Ask the 7-foot-5, 270-pound reserve center a question and his response comes unfiltered. He speaks openly about intense growing pains as a youngster, …


Zags’ loss to Dons deeper than just a hiccup

One of the articles of Gonzaga’s basketball faith has been that the company the Bulldogs keep in January and February is universally disdained – though slightly less nationwide than by …


San Francisco takes down Gonzaga in OT

SAN FRANCISCO – Many of Gonzaga’s recent West Coast Conference men’s basketball games have followed a similar pattern. The Bulldogs haven’t necessarily been at the top of their game, but …


Gonzaga men lose in OT

Dior Lowhorn hit consecutive 3-pointers in overtime and scored 22 points, leading San Francisco to an 81-77 upset of No. 13 Gonzaga on Saturday night.


Zags tough it out at Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Gonzaga’s toughness was tested Thursday night. And for the first 27 minutes of a physical contest with Santa Clara, the Bulldogs didn’t exactly achieve passing marks. …


Zags rally to win at Santa Clara

Matt Bouldin and Steven Gray each scored 19 points, and No. 13 Gonzaga rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Santa Clara in WCC men’s basketball.


Notebook: Confident Gray on hot streak

Gonzaga junior guard Steven Gray has put together a solid four-game stretch, averaging 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He’s made 55 percent of his shots and 84.6 percent …


Zags ponder Super question

Yes, Gonzaga needs to work on its team defense. Sure, the Bulldogs hope to improve their rebounding. But really, who’s going to win the Super Bowl?


Hard to hold off

Anyone who thought Gonzaga would simply cruise through the remainder of the West Coast Conference basketball season after opening with three road wins over teams considered to be its principal …


Zags survive Loyola

Anyone who thought Gonzaga would simply cruise through the remainder of the West Coast Conference season after opening with three road wins over teams considered to be their principal competition …


Slam-dunk decision

Elias Harris had just arrived in Spokane from his native Germany and was playing in a pick-up basketball game with some of his future Gonzaga teammates. “His first four or …


Harris, German coach agree: NBA can wait

Gonzaga freshman forward Elias Harris had a special visitor earlier this week when German national team coach Dirk Bauermann, who watched Dirk Nowitzki score his 20,000th NBA career point in …


Zags have firepower, but still searching for steady defense

It’s a trend Gonzaga would like to put a stop to in a hurry. The 15th-ranked Bulldogs outlasted Pepperdine 91-84 in front of 6,000 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


Gonzaga defeats Pepperdine

Matt Bouldin scored a career-high 32 points and No. 15 Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 91-84 Thursday night to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference.


Friends, coaches, players, colleagues pay tribute to Dan Fitzgerald

“Whether you saw him on a golf course, or in a restaurant or at a basketball clinic, he just had this gregarious personality that was so welcoming. He knew so …


Here’s one to Fitz, among countless possibilities

In Fitz’s memory, a story about Fitz. Not the best one, not the worst. Dan Fitzgerald never ranked them like a Top 25 anyway, because there were too many for …


Happy Zags head home

SAN DIEGO – At the end of a long, strange journey – no, not the season, just Gonzaga’s road-heavy last month – the Bulldogs were finally able to take inventory …


Harris everywhere

SAN DIEGO – There was the tip-in, the midrange jumper, the drive around a taller defender and the jump shot over a shorter defender. There was the 3-pointer from top …


Zags pass crucial test

MORAGA, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs are just two games into the 14-game West Coast Conference regular season, but they’ve already taken two large steps toward their 10th consecutive conference …


Harris scores 31; GU wins

Elias Harris scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 17 Gonzaga held off a late rally by Saint Mary’s to win its fifth straight in the …


Notebook: Gaels remain a potent force

Rewind the calendar a couple of months and many expected Saint Mary’s, like Gonzaga, to take a step backward this season. If so, the Gaels have followed it with a …


Bulldogs outlast Portland in WCC opener

PORTLAND – Unable to put Portland away, Gonzaga was forced to endure an uncomfortable final few seconds as Pilots’ deadeye shooter Jared Stohl caught a pass, quickly turned and launched …