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UConn bests Zags in OT

After leading by as many as 12 points, the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs ran into a big problem at Key Arena in Seattle - second-ranked UConn. The Huskies forced overtime …


A major Battle in Seattle

SEATTLE – North Carolina is ranked No. 1, but not necessarily in the unofficial Mark Few poll of big, tough, hard-nosed college basketball teams. His vote would probably go to …


In Calhoun’s world, it’s UConn or you can’t

SEATTLE – So this is what all the fuss is about? Rather, this is what all the fuss was about?


Zags coast past TSU

Before the Battle in Seattle, the Blizzard in Spokane. Fans – at least 4,500 of the usual sellout 6,000 – dug themselves out of the drifts to get to McCarthey …


Loss drops Zags

Gonzaga’s 69-64 loss to Arizona on Sunday cost the team several spots in the polls on Monday. North Carolina, Connecticut and Pittsburgh remained in the top three spots, but GU …


Zags sag in clutch

PHOENIX – The Gonzaga Bulldogs had won with big first halves, won with big second halves, won on the road, won after spending most of a big lead and won …


Rochestie calls out the shots

PULLMAN – Taylor Rochestie was nearly finished with a lengthy interview. But there was one more elephant in the room that had yet to be discussed, so Washington State’s senior …


Past Zags pitch in on scout team

This wasn’t your ordinary scout team. No, not with Casey Calvary impersonating Washington State center Aron Baynes. And Matt Santangelo imitating Cougars point guard Taylor Rochestie. And Alex Hernandez mimicking …


France GIVES GOURDE GOOD FIT

Given how his senior season unfolded at Gonzaga, it may be surprising to some that Zach Gourde has constructed a lengthy, successful professional basketball career in France. As Gourde prepares …


Curry too hot for Zags

RALEIGH, N.C. – It had been 39 years since Davidson won an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game. It had been six seasons since anybody scored 40 points against Gonzaga. Stephen …


Defense gives No. 8 Washington State the edge against No. 17 Gonzaga

Washington State kept it simple in its men’s basketball showdown with Gonzaga on Wednesday night: Patiently work for quality shots and challenge every offensive look for the Bulldogs.


Pioneer for the Zag way

After years of reflection and careful consideration, Matt Santangelo can now offer a perfectly logical explanation for Gonzaga’s shock-the-college-basketball-world runs in the 1999 and 2000 NCAA tournaments. “We weren’t smart …


Morrison’s sophomore season over with ACL tear

Adam Morrison’s second season in the NBA is over before it begins. Morrison, the Mead High School and Gonzaga University standout, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in an exhibition …


NBA’s traveling man

The Dan Dickau trade count meter is up to eight, the most recent perhaps testing the former Gonzaga All-American’s spirits more than the previous seven. On NBA draft day in …


Zags’ up-and-down season ends with huge downer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs had been playing with a small margin for error, yet somehow surviving, for several weeks heading into this year’s NCAA tournament. But on Thursday …


No. 18 Gonzaga doesn’t kid around as Matt Bouldin, Derek Ravio power rout of No. 13 Washington

Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin scored a career-high 21 points and the 18th-ranked Bulldogs humbled the 13th-ranked and previously unbeaten Huskies 97-77.


Morrison makes big splash in debut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This is precisely what Adam Morrison is paid to do, so the fact that he did it isn’t much of a surprise. But to do it this …


John Blanchette: Bobcats don’t need Morrison comparisons

Much has been made of Adam Morrison’s various basketball influences and prototypes, and in fact Morrison has often joined in the parlor game. For everyone’s sanity, however, a moratorium eventually …


Over in a blur

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nothing is supposed to come easy this time of year. But nothing should come this cruelly, either.


Adam Morrison digs Gonzaga out of a foul situation to beat Xavier, reach second round

SALT LAKE CITY – Seeming dead in the water with their motor burned out and reaching for the oars, the Gonzaga Bulldogs somehow found their way back to shore once …


Adam Morrison steps into spotlight as No. 5 Gonzaga beats Stanford with College GameDay in town

Put Adam Morrison under bright lights on a big stage, and he usually comes up with a performance to rival his surroundings.


Adam Morrison’s 43 not enough as Huskies bag Gonzaga, 99-95, in Seattle

A couple of late-game turnovers and the clutch shooting of UW’s Justin Dentmon was simply too much for banged-up Gonzaga to overcome as the 18th-ranked and unbeaten Huskies snapped a …


Zags couldn’t have danced without Hank

Every home date a deafening sellout, every game on TV, every week in the Top 25 – the nonstop party of Gonzaga basketball slows only to consider its next conquest …


Dickau gives back to GU

When Dan Dickau first started kicking around the idea of hosting his own charity basketball game, he had two goals in mind. “I wanted to give something back to the …


John Blanchette: A fitting tribute for Frank Burgess

Funny thing about how they retire jerseys at Gonzaga University: Whenever the school actually gets around to it, it turns out the number has been mothballed already.


Stoudamire’s 54 outdone by Dickau’s 3s

Dan Dickau’s breakout season and Baron Davis’ return to form have suddenly made the New Orleans Hornets a much tougher team to beat. Dickau made six 3-pointers and scored a …


Gonzaga’s super sophs coming of age

LAS VEGAS – As co-captain, leading scorer, leading rebounder and resident senior mentor, Ronny Turiaf has plenty invested in this year’s Gonzaga University men’s basketball team. Which is why the …


Zags win to open McCarthey era

Mark Few didn’t even try to defend his Gonzaga Bulldogs’ effort on defense Friday night. “It was absolutely the worst I’ve seen in my 16 years here,” the Zags sixth-year …


John Blanchette: Gonzaga closes down The Kennel with one last hurrah

Now it can go back to being just a gym. Really, that’s all this curio known as The Kennel was on the day it opened, and most days thereafter.


Zags climb to highest ranking ever: No. 4

The Gonzaga University men’s basketball program stepped up to a whole new level Monday when the Bulldogs moved up to No. 4 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 rankings.