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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Filip Petrusev’s offense gets rave reviews

Sophomore post Filip Petrusev, who dipped his toe in the NBA Draft waters last season, gave the scouts plenty to write about, mostly in a positive sense.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s imperfect victory over Pepperdine looks just fine in win column

It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Waves

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 89-77 win at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

TV Take: Old clichés ring true as Gonzaga again outlasts Pepperdine’s best effort in 89-77 victory

All game long, ESPN’s Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams kept harping on something every Gonzaga fan knows as well as the names of their children.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga rides strong second half to win over Pepperdine

Filip Petrusev had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the short-handed Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Pepperdine Waves 89-77 on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga driven to finish regular season strong to secure best NCAA Tournament scenario

Gonzaga doesn’t lack for motivation entering its final five regular-season games. The biggest source arrived last Saturday when the NCAA Tournament selection committee projected the Zags over San Diego State …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Round two for Ryan Woolridge, Colbey Ross

Woolridge, who has been a standout defender all season and held star guards Payton Pritchard (Oregon) and Nico Mannion (Arizona) in check, wasn’t at his best at either end of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Gonzaga getting its point across with balanced attack to lead country in scoring

That sounds strange with No. 2 Gonzaga’s tight seven-man rotation, but consider all seven average in double figures. That’s never happened in program history. No other team in the country …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev makes list for Naismith, Robertson player of year awards

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev made the cut for two more national player of the year awards. The sophomore forward is one of 30 candidates for the Naismith Trophy. Ten semifinalists will …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Nothing odd about Gonzaga being one of the NCAA Tournament favorites

The NCAA Tournament favorite as of Monday, according to BetOnLine.ag? The Gonzaga Bulldogs.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine rematch will air on ESPN

Gonzaga’s road game against Pepperdine on Saturday night will be televised on ESPN.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke soaks in NBA experience ahead of first All-Star Weekend

Brandon Clarke’s first NBA All-Star Weekend figures to be a special experience.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Top nine spots remain the same in latest AP poll

No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Gonzaga remained in place for the fourth straight week in Monday’s rankings. There was no movement in the first nine spots.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie puts hurt on Gaels in return from ankle injury

The smooth senior forward connected on 7 of 10 shots, three 3-pointers and scored 19 points – at 50% to 60% of full strength coming off a sprained ankle, in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga scores early and often in 90-60 rout of Saint Mary’s

The Zags eliminated most of the suspense and crowd noise with a 22-2 run that was a candidate for their best stretch of basketball this season. Gonzaga cruised to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

John Blanchette: Razor-thin margin could be the difference in cross-country trek for either Gonzaga or San Diego State come March Madness

The month-before NCAA Tournament bracket reveal has become part of the sports furniture – or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it’s blended into the woodwork.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

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

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 90-60 win at the UCU Pavilion


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

TV Take: West Coast Conference’s premier showcase between Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s draws best ESPN duo in the West

As good as the Zags played, and they did, dominating on offense and defense in winning 90-60, the pair of Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham, was just as good.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga breezes past Saint Mary’s, 90-60

Drew Timme scored a career-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs shot past the Saint Mary’s Gaels 90-60 at UCU Pavilion in Moraga, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Bracket reveal: Gonzaga noses out San Diego State for top seed in the West

Gonzaga, for now, edged out San Diego State for the No. 1 seed in the West Region.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga motivated for first meeting with Saint Mary’s since upset loss in WCC Tournament

The not-so-good times in Zagville: A third meeting, when Saint Mary’s stunned then No. 1 Gonzaga 60-47 for the WCC Tournament title and earn an unexpected spot in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Jordan Ford gets things moving for Gaels

Saint Mary’s has one of the top one-two punches in the country with senior guard Jordan Ford and junior forward Malik Fitts. We’ll pick Ford for the key matchup, but …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga to honor Adam Morrison by hanging jersey prior to Feb. 27 game

During the 2006-07 season, Morrison led the nation in scoring (28.1 points per game). He was also a John R. Wooden Award player of the year candidate and the fourth …


Former Gonzaga standout guard Jeremy Pargo joining Golden State on 10-day contract

Pargo, 33, has been with Santa Cruz, the Warriors’ G League team. He averaged 17.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds.


Gonzaga big man Filip Petrusev one of 10 finalists for Abdul-Jabbar Award

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev has been named one of 10 candidates for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga shakes off sluggish first half, thumps Loyola Marymount 85-67

The Bulldogs found their stride, energy and transition game in the closing half, pulling away for an 85-67 victory in front of a 6,000 Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

TV Take: Lack of Gonzaga knowledge a nonissue for CBS Sports crew in Bulldogs’ win over Loyola Marymount

When Gonzaga fans programmed the Zags’ Thursday night game into their DVR, they may have done it with a bit of trepidation.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Lions

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 85-67 win at the McCarthey Athletic Center


Report: Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. joining Golden State on 10-day contract

It took a promising turn Thursday with a report that Norvell was joining the Golden State Warriors on a 10-day contract, according to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga uses strong second half to put away Loyola Marymount

Filip Petrusev scored 21 points to lead five Bulldogs’ scores in double figures and No. 2 Gonzaga powered past Loyola Marymount 85-67 Thursday night at McCarthey Athletic Center.