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Good vibes for Zags

Most of the players had left the floor and the crowd was filtering out of the Rose Garden after Gonzaga’s thrilling 83-81 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday, but GU’s …


Demetri Goodson’s shot lifts Bulldogs over Western Kentucky

PORTLAND – Casey Calvary’s legendary tip-in now has some company in Gonzaga’s rich NCAA tournament lore. Demetri ‘Meech’ Goodson, a freshman guard inserted into the game seconds earlier for defensive …


Bouldin the beautiful

PORTLAND – Early in the second half of Saturday’s game between Gonzaga and Western Kentucky, the Bulldogs’ Josh Heytvelt fell to the floor of the Rose Garden, causing a pileup …


Zags double their pleasure

It took an unlikely hero and an unlikely upset to make Gonzaga University a double winner Saturday in the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The GU men, on the …


Blanchette: Meech meets Zags’ high expectations

PORTLAND – On their way to the interview podium at the Rose Garden on Saturday, three Gonzaga Bulldogs – including hero du jour Demetri Goodson – and coach Mark Few …


Last-second shot saves Zags’ tournament run

Gonzaga’s rowdy celebration spilled into the locker room, where the team watched a replay of freshman Demetri Goodson’s game-winner and got to cheer again and again.


Little familiar about WKU team

PORTLAND – Don’t bother calling it a rematch. It’s a different season, a different cast of characters – at least on Western Kentucky’s roster – and a whole bunch more …


Playing or protesting, he’s performance artist

PORTLAND – With all of 200 pounds stretched across 6 feet, 11 inches, Austin Daye doesn’t so much post up as unfurl – legs splayed, one arm telescoped out like …


Zip it: Zags turn up defense in second half to seize opener over Akron

PORTLAND – It was a run that turned into a veritable sprint for the finish line. For nearly 30 minutes, fourth-seeded Gonzaga was confined to a slower pace and was …


Talented bunch

PORTLAND – Akron men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot has a pretty fair eye for talent. And he saw a lot of it wearing Gonzaga uniforms Thursday. “I think I’m a …


Zags make plans for encore

After two consecutive first-round exits from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Gonzaga Bulldogs hope to stick around. The fourth-seeded Zags took a step in the right direction Thursday in …


Zags happily dance around first round

PORTLAND – If Mark Few heard it once since Sunday, he heard it a dozen times. “Everybody’s talking to me and our guys saying, ‘I won’t be down Thursday, but …


Zags run past Zips

PORTLAND - Staring at a third straight first-round flop, Gonzaga responded like the talented and NCAA tournament-tested team it is.


Zags prepare for Akron ‘D’

PORTLAND – Gonzaga has been down this road before. The 10th-ranked Bulldogs are facing a defensive-minded opponent that prefers to keep the score in the 50s or 60s. Think Washington …


Bulldogs take aim on Akron

Gonzaga’s work at the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament was done. Saint Mary’s was vanquished by 25 points in the championship game. Trophies were presented. All-tournament teams announced. High-fives …


Heytvelt focused on finishing

Gonzaga’s work at the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament was done. Saint Mary’s was vanquished by 25 points in the championship game. Trophies were presented. All-tournament teams announced. High-fives …


It’s Zips’ turn to dance

Toledo Rockets men’s basketball coach Gene Cross thought his team had Akron beat in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. But Akron’s Anthony “Humpty” Hitchens took a pass …


Zags stay close to home

Gonzaga University’s 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will require a short road trip. The Bulldogs, champions of the West Coast Conference, received a No. 4 seed …


Blanchette: Zags illustrate how to avoid the bubble

Time to say a few words over a dear departed friend. Here lies … well, what do we call him?


It’s Zips-n-Zags

Gonzaga knew it had a spot reserved in the NCAA tournament field, but there was still a little stress as the Bulldogs gathered to watch the brackets revealed on Selection …


Zags draw Akron in Portland

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team, making its 11th-straight appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, drew Akron and will play in Portland on Thursday in the first round of the …


Blanchette: Pargo the most stand-up Zag

Jeremy Pargo commandeers the remote in the Gonzaga training room and suddenly he is just like the rest of us watching the madness of March unfold – which is to …


Zags leave no doubt

LAS VEGAS – What happened in Vegas … was pretty much what happened all season in the West Coast Conference. Gonzaga dominated with stingy defense and balanced offense. Saint Mary’s, …


Bulldogs slap back

LAS VEGAS – Perhaps now the Cult of Patty Mills can take five. The statue can be decommissioned. The hosannas can be cranked down from tabernacle pitch to a respectful …


GU says let’s win two

LAS VEGAS – There generally isn’t a precise turning point in a 35-point victory, but there were a couple of plays that symbolized Gonzaga’s 94-59 dismantling of Santa Clara in …


Zags playing like they have something to prove

LAS VEGAS – One man’s Championship Week is another man’s Self-Inflicted Wound Week. It’s brutal out there on the bubble this March. Maryland faints against 10-17 Virginia. Rhode Island stumbles …


Santa Clara next up for Gonzaga

LAS VEGAS – In the past week, Santa Clara senior center John Bryant enjoyed a 20-20 performance on Senior Night, was named WCC player of the year and he followed …


Viva this neutral site in the desert

LAS VEGAS – Wrong city, we know, but there is something about the West Coast Conference basketball tournament being here that gives off a strong “Sister Act” vibe. You just …


Burgess in first WCC hall class

Frank Burgess, the Gonzaga University All-American who led NCAA Division I men’s basketball in scoring in 1961 with a 32.4 points-per-game average, was one of six former players and two …


Zags vow to add to momentum at tourney

LAS VEGAS – Conference tournaments, bubble watches, Selection Sunday, brackets, March Madness. “It’s the best time of the year,” Gonzaga senior guard Jeremy Pargo said.