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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 …


Ex-Zags have summer assignments

Three former Gonzaga Bulldogs have lined up roster spots on NBA summer league teams. Guard Jeremy Pargo will play for Orlando, which is home to a summer league featuring Boston, …


Daye selection draws criticism

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The reviews are in, and many of them aren’t very kind. Yes, plenty of criticism – from fans and pundits alike – has been directed toward …


Pistons grab Daye at No. 15

Seconds after hearing his name announced by NBA commissioner David Stern, former Gonzaga Bulldog Austin Daye kissed his mom, Tamara, embraced his dad, Darren, donned a Detroit Pistons hat and …


Pistons pick Daye 15th in draft

The Detroit Pistons selected Gonzaga’s Austin Daye with the 15th overall pick in the NBA draft.


Moment of truth for Zags in draft

The NBA has already called Austin Daye’s name. He’s one of 15 or so draft hopefuls that will be in the “Green Room” with a front-row seat for Thursday’s NBA …


Daye is done

Austin Daye’s playing career at Gonzaga is officially over. The 6-foot-11 forward said Monday he will forgo his final two years of eligibility at Gonzaga and keep his name in …


In light of Daye, we can see sometimes it’s just business

Austin, we hardly knew ye. In testing the National Basketball Association draft waters, Gonzaga’s Austin Daye is officially somewhere between a toe-dip and a cannonball, but there certainly is a …


Gonzaga’s Daye leaning toward NBA

Despite questions about the lanky 6-foot-10 forward’s strength and toughness, Austin Daye said after working out for Brown’s Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday that he’s heavily leaning toward keeping his name …


Vilarino re-commits, selects Zags

Kentucky’s loss was Gonzaga’s gain. G.J. Vilarino, who committed to Kentucky two years ago but re-opened his recruitment after the Wildcats changed men’s basketball coaches, has verbally committed to Gonzaga.


Zags’ Daye to take a peek at NBA

Gonzaga University forward Austin Daye will submit his name for the NBA draft, but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent. By not hiring an agent, the sophomore forward retains the …


Daye submits name to NBA

Gonzaga sophomore forward Austin Daye will submit his name for the NBA draft, but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, The Spokesman-Review has learned.


Stockton takes fame to next level

That must be quite the pickup game they get together in the old gym at Gonzaga University. In a little over a month, they’ve sent one player to the NBA …


Few not taking the bait

Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few has been linked to two Pac-10 coaching jobs, but he isn’t going to Oregon and sources have indicated he won’t end up at Arizona. …


Big shoes for future GU teams

Gonzaga players were still processing a 21-point loss to North Carolina last Friday in the locker room at the FedExForum when senior wing Micah Downs was asked for a big-picture …


Heels awe Zags: Gonzaga has no answers for North Carolina in NCAA Tournament

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – To put North Carolina’s explosive offense into perspective, consider that Gonzaga was shooting 85.7 percent – 85.7 percent – from the field roughly 7 minutes into the …


He’s a Zag, she’s a Heel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sitting together in the stands at FedExForum for the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 were a Zag and a Tar Heel who met … at a Cougar game? …


In defense of GU, that was an elite team

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Gonzaga bumped its head on a familiar ceiling Friday night. One more Bulldogs season ends at what for the next few days will linger as the Bittersweet …


Minds on Carolina

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Gonzaga senior guard Micah Downs grew up in the West, but he dreamed of playing for North Carolina. “I don’t really talk about it much, but North …


Zags gain fan in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Chris Shackleford sat in the front row in his Gonzaga sweatshirt, outnumbered by fans of Syracuse, Oklahoma and North Carolina as the four teams in the South …


Williams has his ducks in a row

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Roy Williams was in an even better mood than usual Thursday, and why not? He got to be duckmaster for a day.


John Blanchette: GU must avoid oh-oh moments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In the 10 years since Gonzaga crashed the national basketball party, the Bulldogs have made four marches to within a game of their own meridian, the latest …


Blast from the past

Josh Heytvelt scored 19 points, Jeremy Pargo 16 and Matt Bouldin chipped in 14 points and six assists as Gonzaga upended No. 2-ranked North Carolina 82-74. On Nov. 22, 2006.


Ellington’s hot streak gives UNC 3 scorers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Wayne Ellington spent the first two months of the season trying to find his missing shooting touch for North Carolina. Now the junior looks like he …


Doug Clark: Just a hunk, a hunk of Bulldog love

Gonzaga University’s return to the Sweet 16 has once again infected the entire region with that March malady known as Zagmania. Case in point: Molly French, T.J. Hake and Micah …


Search for UNC’s Achilles’ heel

Game-planning for North Carolina is the easy part. Beating the Tar Heels, that’s a different story. “It’s no secret, everybody in the league tried to do the same thing,” said …


Goodson heroics honed in high school

Demetri “Meech” Goodson probably surprised a few of his teammates, the five Western Kentucky defenders and most of the 18,794 inside the Rose Garden when he delivered his game-winning shot …