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WCC gets national attention

The West Coast Conference, often lightly regarded in national circles, has made an early splash in the college basketball world. That’s commonplace for Gonzaga, which returned to the national rankings …


Blanchette: Zags already restoring order

So much for stealth. So much for muted optimism and measured expectations, and a Gonzaga basketball season with an almost pre-1999 dynamic.


Gonzaga battles past Bearcats in overtime

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Turns out Gonzaga center Robert Sacre wasn’t far off when he said the GU-Cincinnati basketball game would be “Muhammad (Ali) and (Mike) Tyson.” There were knock-down screens, …


Zags play Cincinnati for title

LAHAINA, Hawaii – It was the kind of stat sheet that made it hard for Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few to pick out his favorite entry. The near 50-percent …


Gonzaga cruises past Wisconsin

LAHAINA, Hawaii – It was the kind of stat sheet that made it hard for Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few to pick out his favorite entry.


GU overcomes 15-point deficit to win Maui opener

LAHAINA, Hawaii – If the Gonzaga-Colorado game Monday looked familiar, it probably should have. Think Gonzaga-Michigan State, with Gonzaga playing the role of Michigan State and getting off the deck …


Zags notebook: Bouldin, Buffs buds

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Gonzaga senior guard Matt Bouldin had a pretty reliable scouting report on Colorado’s basketball team. The native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., played pick-up ball with many of …


Zags beat Colorado in Maui Invitational

If the Gonzaga-Colorado game Monday looked familiar, it probably should have. Think Gonzaga-Michigan State, with Gonzaga playing the role of Michigan State and getting off the deck to win despite …


Zags’ trip to Maui no vacation

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Gonzaga head coach Mark Few loves the Maui Invitational for all the reasons you might think – location, weather – and several others that probably wouldn’t cross …


Mistake-prone Mastodons no match for Zags

In a duel of slow starts, Gonzaga and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne traded turnover for turnover. Then Gonzaga stopped turning it over. IPFW didn’t, and the Mastodons kept missing shots.


GU women cruise past USC

Senior forward Vivian Frieson helps the Gonzaga women’s basketball team get rolling in a victory over USC at the McCarthey Athletic Center Thursday night.


Zags stumble late

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Gonzaga led most of the way and turned back numerous Michigan State rallies. But in the closing minutes, the second-ranked Spartans finally caught and passed the …


Zags fall short at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Durrell Summers hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:02 left, made two at the line with 5.7 seconds to go and finished with 21 points to help …


Zags’ schedule softer? Not so you’d notice

The record shows that Mark Few doesn’t lose often, except perhaps in those arguments with himself. A few years ago, he sent his Gonzaga basketball team on a December odyssey …


Can’t leash this Bulldog

Mike Goodson Jr., Jeremy Pargo, Wayne Chism, Western Kentucky’s basketball team … There were many more before and surely many more to come. That’s an incomplete, but burgeoning list of …


Zags roll past Alberta

Gonzaga sophomore center Robert Sacre’s point guard in high school was on the opposing team. One of Sacre’s coaches in Canada, Greg Francis, was calling plays on the opposite bench. …


Sports in brief: Zags open with Alberta

Basketball: Gonzaga entertains the University of Alberta in a men’s basketball exhibition game tonight at 6 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Alberta coach Greg Francis served as head coach of …


GU, WSU to host NCAA women’s tournament games

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee has selected Gonzaga to host the first two rounds of the 2011 tournament at McCarthey Athletic Center with the regional finals the next weekend at …


Throng shows up to watch new-look Zags

Freshman forward Elias Harris became a big fan of Gonzaga’s crowd Saturday night. “Blew me away completely,” the German native said of a standing-room-only gathering of 6,000-plus that filled the …


Now out of stripes, Libbey reshaping WCC officiating

So intent were the 6,000-plus Gonzaga congregants on identifying and bonding with all the new Zags – Is that Manny? Which one is Dower? – that few noticed their favorite …


Huskies’ offer makes perfect sense to Huskies

Blame Jim Sterk. He won’t be surprised, since he gets blamed for almost everything else. It was Washington State’s athletic director who first dipped his toe into the icy waters …


UW proposes renewing series; GU says hold on

A University of Washington proposal to resume the men’s basketball series with Gonzaga was met with a chilly reception from the Bulldogs. The Huskies proposed a three-game series, beginning next …


Interviews highlight Zags DVD

“After seven years as a professional, you realize it’s never like that again.” – Matt Santangelo


Cougs go on display

PULLMAN – It’s quite obvious things are different around the Washington State University men’s basketball program. Head coach Tony Bennett is gone to Virginia after three winning seasons, replaced by …


Kong finally at GU

Bol Kong is finally a Zag. Kong, a Sudanese native who has lived in Canada since the age of 7, is enrolled for classes at Gonzaga after recently obtaining Canadian …


Stockton joins hardwood greats

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – All John Stockton ever asked was a chance to prove himself against the best – whether that was his older brother Steve in the family driveway on …


Stockton, Sloan formed lasting relationship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For 18 years, John Stockton was Johnny Unitas to Karl Malone’s Raymond Berry – that is, when they weren’t Martin and Lewis, Ben and Jerry or Yin …


John Blanchette: A Journey’s end

Sending a basketball, with a pass delivered one-handed and from waist-high, 60 feet over the head and into the hands of a streaking Karl Malone … the nuns next door …


Gonzaga’s Dench returns to place he helped put on map

Gonzaga students are making their way back to campus this weekend, including the largest and most intriguing incoming class of basketball players in the program’s recent history. Meanwhile, the basketball …


Bouldin makes Wooden list

Gonzaga University’s Matt Bouldin is one of 50 college basketball players named to the 2009-10 John R. Wooden Award preseason list for player of the year. Bouldin, who will be …