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UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Top-seeded Gonzaga women to face Portland for second time in nine days at WCC Tournament

Nine days after beating the Portland Pilots for the second time, the Gonzaga women will need to do it again on Monday afternoon if they hope to win the West …


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev makes Wooden Award national ballot

Petrusev on Saturday was named one of 15 players on the national ballot for the Wooden Award.


Jon Heimbigner’s Zag fandom is just one facet of his deep involvement in area athletics

No one in Spokane appreciates a good game of basketball better than Jon Heimbigner. But even at the age of 72, Heimbigner prefers a sweaty gym and the ball in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss improves in NBA’s G League after two seasons overseas

It’s been awhile since Nigel Williams-Goss last played basketball stateside. Two seasons, to be exact.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev among final five for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar center of year award

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev is one of five finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar center of the year award.


Gonzaga’s Mark Few one of 10 candidates for Naismith coach of the year award

Gonzaga’s Mark Few made the list of semifinalists for the Naismith coach of the year award.


Zags superfan brings big passion and a bigger tattoo to every game

A craps dealer on the Las Vegas Strip, Ed Dzama might be the biggest Zags fan who’s never set foot in the Kennel.


Gonzaga turns attention to WCC Tournament after ‘incredible’ regular season

Mark Few isn’t one to go overboard with excessive praise, but this season’s squad drove him to it following an 86-76 win over Saint Mary’s in the regular-season finale that …


John Blanchette: With WCC tourney in Year 12 in Sin City, go all-in with Gonzaga’s All-Vegas teams

Somebody suggested it would be a good time to pick Gonzaga’s All-Vegas team.Can’t do it, I demurred. No credibility. I’m never up at 5 a.m. to see which Zags fans …


Greatest hits & bad beats: Saint Mary’s the only roadblock from perfect record in Vegas for Gonzaga men

LAS VEGAS – Like a lot of visitors to Sin City, Gonzaga’s 11 West Coast Conference Tournaments here have produced countless memorable moments as well as a few unpleasant nights …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

How to celebrate after watching Gonzaga feast on its foes in Las Vegas

The West Coast Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have called The Orleans in Las Vegas home since 2009, and whether you’re staying at the off-the-Strip hotel or nearby, you’re …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Headphones and Netflix: Gonzaga basketball players, staff share their must-have travel items ahead of postseason stretch

Being tucked up in the Pacific Northwest, GU finds itself on a private plane more often – at least for longer stretches of time – than other teams might.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie one of five finalists for Karl Malone Power Forward Award

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie is one of five finalists for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi maintains confidence through highs and lows

Joel Ayayi hears the rumbling that his play has faded during the stretch drive of the regular season. He doesn’t agree, pointing out that assumption is based largely on, well, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert named finalist for Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga junior Corey Kispert is one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev named WCC player of year, joins Corey Kispert, Killian Tillie as first-team selections

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named WCC Player of the Year, becoming the first sophomore to win the award since 1981.


Gonzaga’s men, women enter WCC tournament as top seeds

The West Coast Conference basketball tournaments tip off Thursday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. However, the Gonzaga men and women, as top seeds, won’t be playing until Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Gonzaga climbs back into No. 2 ranking in AP basketball poll

Gonzaga moved up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and more importantly in the NCAA’s NET rankings.


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Rui Hachimura executes game plan to return for Senior Night

Rui Hachimura kept Gonzaga’s Senior Night in the back of his mind, even as he did countless media interviews and prepared for his first NBA season with the Washington Wizards. …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

John Blanchette: Mac Graff’s Senior Night moment upstages Rui Hachimura’s return to Gonzaga

After Gonzaga’s next-to-last regular season game on Thursday night, coach Mark Few made a modest appeal about toning down, or powering through, the sentiment – “the pomp and circumstance” he …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off Saint Mary’s on special Senior Night

Filip Petrusev scored 27 points, Corey Kispert had 20 and Admon Gilder and Joel Ayayi hit clutch shots late as the third-ranked Bulldogs held off Saint Mary’s 86-76 in front …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Gaels

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 86-76 win at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

TV Take: Gonzaga does all the little things right in Senior Night victory over Saint Mary’s

Every game between now and the end of the season – whenever that is in the NCAA Tournament – matters.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Rui Hachimura makes surprise visit to the Kennel for Gonzaga’s Senior Night game against Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga won the pregame on Senior Night prior to facing Saint Mary’s on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Jenn Wirth, LeeAnne Wirth help No. 11 Gonzaga women down Portland 56-42

LeeAnne Wirth had 14 points while twin sister Jenn Wirth had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Gonzaga wrapped up its best regular season in program history with …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Recap: Filip Petrusev powers No. 3 Gonzaga past Saint Mary’s

Filip Petrusev scored 27 points, Corey Kispert had 20 and the third-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Saint Mary’s Gaels 86-76 on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.


Humor, upbeat personality have been best medicine for Gonzaga senior Killian Tillie

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie acknowledges all of his injuries from the past four years have been a “pain in the butt,” but thankfully his funny bone has been immune.


Admon Gilder, Ryan Woolridge make most of one season at Gonzaga

Admon Gilder, Ryan Woolridge and Killian Tillie got a head start on Senior Night with their families already in town for Thursday night’s blowout win over San Diego.


NBA G League Texas Legends acquire former Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins from Greensboro

The Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s G League affiliate dealt Perkins and Tyler Nelson to the Texas Legends for the returning player rights to Quincy Acy and a 2020 second-round G League …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Gonzaga closes regular season against rival Saint Mary’s on Senior Night

But first things first. Gonzaga (28-2, 14-1 West Coast Conference) wants to put a bow on a stellar regular season with a win over the Gaels (24-6, 11-4) in the …