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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

BYU Cougars tough first test for No. 1 Gonzaga

BYU was one of the last obstacles in Gonzaga’s rise to No. 1 in 2013. The Cougars will be the first test Thursday for the current Zags.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Williams-Goss named WCC player of the week

Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss was named the West Coast Conference player of the week Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Williams-Goss one of 10 finalists for Cousy Award

Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss is one of 10 finalists for the Cousy Award, which honors the top point guard in Division I basketball.


Gonzaga’s Few doesn’t have one-track mind when it comes to rankings

Gonzaga coach Mark Few will not be refreshing Twitter every 3 seconds to see if the Zags are ranked No. 1 in the nation.


22-0 and rolling: Gonzaga pummels Pepperdine to remain unbeaten

It was essentially a replay of the first Gonzaga-Pepperdine game and pretty much a replay of the WCC season thus far for the Zags.


TV Take: ESPN announcers go back and forth on whether Gonzaga should be No. 1

The question was just about the first words uttered by the ESPN2 announcing crew Saturday night in Malibu. And basically the final ones as well. Should Gonzaga be ranked No. …


Zags exploit mismatches inside and out against Pepperdine

So many mismatches, and No. 3 Gonzaga seemed to take advantage of every one of them in a 96-49 victory over the Peperdine Waves on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse in …


GU-Pepperdine: 3 keys’ to Bulldogs’ 96-49 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 96-49 win over Pepperdine on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Firestone Fieldhouse in …


Gonzaga defense clamps down on Lamond Murray

Pepperdine’s Lamond Murray, the leading scorer in the WCC at nearly 21 points per game, scored just four points in the first half. He finished with 12 points on 5-of-14 …


Gonzaga practices at Jordan Mathews’ high school gym

Gonzaga practiced on Friday at Santa Monica High, the alma mater of senior guard Jordan Mathews. “That was nice, going back there and seeing everything,” Mathews said. “It was like …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Gonzaga women shoot down Pepperdine, 83-61

How good was the Gonzaga women’s outside shooting Saturday? Good enough to serve up free tacos for all 6,000 fans the McCarthey Athletic Center – by halftime.


Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s No. 1 priority: Stay in game mode

Gonzaga’s defense isn’t the only unit with a lot of deflections. Head coach Mark Few added a few more following Thursday’s rout over San Diego when asked about the possibility …


Lamond Murray Jr., the WCC’s leading scoring, leads the Waves

The key matchup for Gonzaga when they visit Pepperdine on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.


Colin Cowherd a big fan of Zags, Mark Few

Colin Cowherd isn’t easily impressed, but he likes this year’s Gonzaga basketball team. Actually, he likes every GU team because they’re a reflection of coach Mark Few: hardworking and conscientious.


It’s been over 15 years since Gonzaga last lost to Pepperdine, and that Zags team was great too

A look back at the history of Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine in men’s basketball.


Gonzaga-Santa Clara tip time changed to 7 p.m. on Feb. 4

The Gonzaga-Santa Clara men’s basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4, at the McCarthey Athletic Center has been moved to 7 p.m. on ESPN2.


Blanchette: Please use this constructive list while waiting for next week’s poll

Things to do while you’re waiting for the Gonzaga Bulldogs to climb to No. 1 in the polls next week – or while you’re working up outrage if they don’t:


Gonzaga routs San Diego, improves to 21-0

Here’s a stat you don’t see every day: Midway through the second half, Gonzaga had a 42-4 advantage in points in the paint.


TV Take: This season’s dominant, versatile Zags elevate Gonzaga basketball to a ‘new level’

It’s a long way to go back into the memory banks, but maybe, just maybe, UCLA fans of the late 1960s and early 1970s know this feeling. The feeling that …


GU-USD: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-43 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-43 win over San Diego on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at the McCarthey Athletic …


Brett Bailey plays last game in his hometown for San Diego

It wasn’t just another basketball game for San Diego’s Brett Bailey. Thursday night was Bailey’s last game in the McCarthey Athletic Center, and the last time he’ll take the court …


Nigel Williams-Goss outduels San Diego’s top scorer

It was a two-man battle at the Kennel for the most points scored in eight minutes. Gonzaga’s top dog won. Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss outscored Olin Carter, San Diego’s top shooter …


Defense makes difference in Gonzaga’s win over San Diego

Gonzaga limited visiting San Diego to just seven field goals in the second half of its 79-43 win on Thursday.


Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews doesn’t mind busy schedule

Gonzaga senior guard Jordan Mathews doesn’t mind the Zags’ busy schedule one bit. The Zags will finish out a five-game, 10-day stretch when they visit Pepperdine on Saturday. A rescheduled …


Killian Tillie watches Gonzaga’s domination of San Diego from bench

Gonzaga freshman forward Killian Tillie watched from the bench with the sprained ankle he suffered against Portland on Monday.


Gonzaga led by trio of stars in thrashing of San Diego

The race was on early. Would Nigel Williams-Goss set his career high for points? Would Przemek Karnowski improve on his career high for assists? Would Johnathan Williams establish a season …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Jill Barta’s buzzer-beating layup lifts Gonzaga women over San Diego

Jill Barta’s cutting layup at the buzzer was the difference as Gonzaga (16-4, 7-2) came from behind late and edged San Diego (9-10, 3-6) 57-55 in West Coast Conference play …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

John Stockton to be inducted into WCC Hall of Honor

John Stockton, the former Gonzaga great and NBA Hall of Famer, will be inducted into the WCC’s Hall of Honor class in March as part of WCC Tournament festivities in …


Blanchette: Brett Bailey rediscovers stroke for Toreros

There is no award for most improved player in the West Coast Conference, which is either an oversight or acknowledgement that the league needs to put multiple teams in the …


First things first: Gonzaga entertains Toreros

Is it a slam-dunk Gonzaga will be ranked No. 1 when the polls are released Monday? Nope. Is it an open 5-footer on the low block that the Zags are …