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Portland State transfer Holland Woods lists Gonzaga in final five

Portland State transfer Holland Woods has Gonzaga among his final five schools.


UPDATED: Sun., April 5, 2020

Madness memories: Gonzaga comes up just short of finishing off dream season

Johnathan Williams’ banked 3-pointer. Nigel Williams-Goss trying to walk off a sprained ankle in the final 90 seconds. Justin Jackson’s breakaway dunk to seal North Carolina’s victory. Gonzaga coach Mark …


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Analysts rank Killian Tillie as Gonzaga’s top professional prospect

If there’s a lack of consensus on assorted NBA mock drafts and big boards, there was little hesitation from The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie and ESPN’s Sean Farnham. “I think it’s …


UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Madness memories: Gonzaga opens trip to Final Four with thrilling win over South Carolina

So this weekend it seems fitting to revisit 2017 and Gonzaga’s Final Four breakthrough. First up, the Zags’ rollercoaster 77-73 win over South Carolina at University of Phoenix Stadium in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Gonzaga basketball teams earn No. 1 seeds in academic bracket

The Zags were the only school to earn No. 1 seeds in men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets determined by graduation rates, academic success and head coaching diversity.


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev named to Wooden All-American team

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named to the 10-player Wooden Award All-American team.


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

From virtual tours to Instagram, Gonzaga adapts to unique recruiting circumstances during coronavirus pandemic

One partial exception is recruiting, though it looks nothing like a normal offseason for coaches and prospects. The NCAA has prohibited coaches from in-person contact with recruits and prospects cannot …


Gonzaga adds Texas to nonconference schedule next two seasons

The Zags will begin a two-game series with Texas in Austin on Nov. 13. The Longhorns will come to the McCarthey Athletic Center the following season.


UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Gonzaga, Kansas agree to home-and-home series beginning in December 2022

The Zags and Jayhawks have agreed to a home-and-home series, beginning in Dec. 2022, at famed Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, according to a source. The return game will be in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Gonzaga’s athletic department budget will “take a hit” with diminished NCAA Tournament payout

The WCC enjoyed one its finest men’s basketball seasons ever and was poised, led by second-ranked Gonzaga, to make more noise – and serious dollars – in the NCAA Tournament. …


Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson, who listed Gonzaga in top five, commits to Washington

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson has committed to Washington, according to his twitter account. Stevenson listed Gonzaga, Oregon, Maryland and San Diego State in his top five.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev lands another All-America honor

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev has been selected second-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Postponement puts former Gonzaga great Rui Hachimura’s Olympics dreams on hold

Roughly a year ago, former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura was in a commercial promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was set to lead Japan’s team at the Games …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk at another Olympics crossroads

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, it looks like an Olympic dream deferred for Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, a result of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics possibly being postponed …


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev voted third-team All-America by U.S. Basketball Writers Association

Gonzaga sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named third-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Filip Petrusev, Corey Kispert and Killian Tillie earn District 9 recognition

Coach Mark Few and three Gonzaga players received All-District 9 honors. Sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named to the first team and junior wing Corey Kispert and senior forward Killian …


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis’ meteoric NBA rise is no surprise to anyone around Indiana’s versatile forward

Several days before the sports world was sidelined by coronavirus, Sabonis had 20 points and 17 rebounds against Dallas on March 8, which gave the ex-Zag 50 double-doubles on the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Season rewind: Plenty of achievements for Gonzaga in campaign that ended too soon

So the Zags are left with a pair of pretty good consolation prizes, absent the theater of March Madness. First, one of the finest regular seasons in program history. Second, …


Gonzaga, Texas Tech schedule December clash in Phoenix

The Bulldogs have scheduled a marquee matchup against Texas Tech on Dec. 19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev selected third-team AP All-America

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named to the AP All-America third team, becoming the first sophomore in program history to make one of the three teams.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Coronavirus sidelines pro basketball overseas for former Gonzaga players

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered sports domestically and overseas, impacting numerous former Zags.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson has Gonzaga among five potential destinations

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson listed Gonzaga among his final five schools.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Gonzaga No. 1 in USA Today’s way-too-early rankings for 2020-21 season

Gonzaga basketball fans searching for something to look forward to after the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament might want to take a peek at USA Today’s preseason Top 25 next …


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Gonzaga retains No. 2 spot, fourth straight season with top-10 ranking in final AP poll

Gonzaga closed the season at No. 2 in the final AP college basketball poll, adding to another streak in its burgeoning collection.


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev named second-team All-America by CBS Sports and USA Today

Gonzaga sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named second-team All-America by CBS Sports and USA Today and third team by Sporting News.


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

Gonzaga picks up three first-place votes, finishes No. 2 in USA Today rankings

The Bulldogs (31-2) remained No. 2 behind Kansas in the final coaches poll released Monday. The final AP Top 25 will be released Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Fantasy basketball: Simulation projects Gonzaga reaching title game before falling to Dayton

According to SportsLine’s simulations of every tournament game, Gonzaga was in for another magical tournament run but another finish one win shy of its ultimate goal.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Gonzaga, Virginia listed as co-favorites for 2021 national title

Gonzaga and 2019 champion Virginia are co-favorites to win next year’s national championship, according to sportsbetting.ag. Both are listed at +900, meaning a successful $100 bet would return $900.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NCAA tried to save March Madness with 16-team tournaments

As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held over three weeks because of concerns about the coronavirus, college sports officials toyed with a plan to hold …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

John Blanchette: Shattered dreams pale in comparison to potentially shattered lives

This is now the Year of Playing Dangerously. Presuming anyone gets to play from this point on.