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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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Frustration clear on faces of some Gonzaga fans after NCAA cancels men’s, women’s basketball tournaments

Considering the circumstances, the product placement at the Zag Shop was less than ideal.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Gonzaga players coming to grips with abrupt end to their season

As tough as that is to hear for the Zags’ fan base, imagine being one of the players on a 31-2 team that was considered one of the favorites to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth, Mark Few felt NCAA Tournament postponement could have been option; understand cancellation

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was literally 20 seconds into answering a question live on ESPN when he was interrupted by Rece Davis.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

‘Devastated’ and ‘disappointed’: Gonzaga fans react to NCAA decision to play upcoming basketball tournaments without crowds

What’s a basketball game without the fans? Spokane is about to find out.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs guard Joel Ayayi shows off MVP work ethic

LAS VEGAS – Joel Ayayi sported a fashionable ensemble: WCC Tournament championship hat and T-shirt, net draped around his neck and MVP trophy in his hands.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Gonzaga AD Mike Roth says it’s unfortunate teams, fans won’t get ‘full tournament experience’ after coronavirus alters NCAA plans

You could say feelings were mixed when the Gonzaga Bulldogs learned Wednesday that NCAA Basketball Tournament games would be played in virtually empty arenas – though there was one overriding …


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

John Blanchette: Mark Few trusted NCAA to ‘do the right thing’ and it did in limiting patrons at tournament games

It’s unlikely that any fan base will feel as emotionally empty – OK, robbed – as Gonzaga’s local mob, which has been teased with seeing the Zags launch a tournament …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

John Blanchette: Familiar WCC title win has special feeling for Gonzaga

When do you suppose came the signal for the Gonzaga masses that it was safe to exhale?


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga puts pedal to metal in WCC title game after slowing down Jordan Ford

Most of Gonzaga’s trademarks were on full display.