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John Blanchette: After forgoing early entry into the NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie must go about reinventing – and improving – his game

They are there and he is here in Spokane, but if it bothers Killian Tillie even a whit it is undetectable – even if he fully expected to be there, …


New 3-point distance could assist Gonzaga’s offense

The NCAA has approved moving the 3-point line to the international basketball distance, which probably won’t raise an eyebrow for the six international players on Gonzaga’s roster next season.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Killian Tillie’s return bolsters Gonzaga’s experience, frontcourt

Killian Tillie is coming back, a decision that gives Gonzaga a cornerstone for next season and affords the talented forward an opportunity to elevate his draft stock.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie expected to return for senior season

Killian Tillie’s status has been one of the biggest question marks regarding Gonzaga’s 2019-2020 roster, but it appears he will return for his senior season.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie pulls out of NBA Draft Combine

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will not be attending the NBA Draft Combine after all. Tillie, Auburn’s Chuma Okeke and Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter withdrew from the combine.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie sprains ankle in first NBA workout

Killian Tillie’s injury woes returned in his first workout with an NBA team.


Zags like Filip Petrusev might as well take advantage of new NCAA rule

There are always unintended consequences to every NCAA action. Not unforeseeable ones, just unintended ones.


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie testing NBA draft waters

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie has decided to test the NBA draft waters. Tillie submitted his name for the June 20 draft, according to a school release Sunday night.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Pro prospects of Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke draw variety of opinions from experts

We picked the brains of ESPN’s Sean Farnham, CBS Sports’ Wally Szczerbiak and an NBA scout about Hachimura, Clarke and the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie had mini-Zion Williamson moment with shoe malfunction against Florida State

Tillie’s Nike shoe malfunctioned with the Zags leading 63-56 against Florida State in the waning minutes. A small segment of the bottom sole of the shoe came loose and was …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Round two: Gonzaga and Florida State await Sweet 16 rematch

If Zags’ followers had flashbacks when the West Regional bracket was announced on Selection Sunday, they’ve probably intensified after the first weekend of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi meet French icon, idol Boris Diaw after Baylor win

It was a French treat, served up to Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi on a silver platter moments after Gonzaga finished off Baylor 83-71 in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Killian Tillie makes an instant impact in Gonzaga’s rout of Fairleigh Dickinson

Zach Norvell Jr. threaded a bounce pass to a streaking Killian Tillie, who only had one goal: he was going to dunk that ball.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Healthy outlook for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie, Josh Perkins

Killian Tillie’s health has been a key factor throughout Gonzaga’s 2019 season. Josh Perkins’ shoulder was a major question for months leading up to the season. Both should be ready …


Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 100-74 victory over the Waves

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 100-74 victory over Waves in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes return to court after seven-game absence, hits trio of early 3’s

Mark Few didn’t wait long to bring Killian Tillie off Gonzaga’s bench and Tillie didn’t wait long to leave his print on Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal against Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie joins teammates for extended practice time ahead of WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie’s recovery took another step forward – actually a number of steps – on Thursday when he practiced with the team for extended minutes.


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie eyes possible return for WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie isn’t a two-sport athlete, but these days he feels like one. Gonzaga’s junior forward has been working overtime to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia in his …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Plan B for Gonzaga players: Josh Perkins passes to Brandon Clarke … on the gridiron?

If you really want to stump Gonzaga basketball players, don’t bother trying an intricate matchup zone or a crafty offensive set. Ask them what they would be doing if they …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Can Gonzaga thrive and survive without Killian Tille? Only time will tell.

Killian Tillie’s absence is a blow to Gonzaga’s postseason aspirations, but the Zags demonstrated they can play at a high level without the 6-foot-10 forward in the first two months …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie out indefinitely with partially torn ligament in right foot

Killian Tillie is expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season with a partially torn ligament in his right foot.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev has seen decrease in playing time, but it hasn’t affected his effort

Filip Petrusev joined a Gonzaga program with five legitimate big men on the roster. By late October, center Jacob Larsen left the team to focus on his academics and forward …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Gonzaga’s ‘Big Three’ of Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie provides intriguing options on the court

The fourth-ranked Zags have three of the best forwards in college basketball. They saw court time together last week for the first time since Tillie’s return five games ago from …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Gonzaga Rewind: Zags rose up to beat San Francisco in high-level contest

At times, it looked like Gonzaga and San Francisco had advance copies of each other’s game plans. The fifth-ranked Zags and Dons put on a show Saturday night, playing to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Blocks, dunks and the impact of Killian Tillie’s and Geno Crandall’s return

Gonzaga filled up the stat sheet in Saturday’s 91-48 win over Santa Clara. If there was a feel-good column in the box score, the Zags would have stuffed it, too. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9 p.m.

Gonzaga optimistic Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall will return for Santa Clara game

Gonzaga expects to have its entire roster available for the first time this season when it faces Santa Clara on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Geno Crandall, Killian Tillie hoping to return to lineup soon

Geno Crandall and Killian Tillie remained on Gonzaga’s sideline Friday against North Alabama, but their wait is coming to an end.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

From grandma to Vince Carter, Gonzaga players explain their uniform number choices

There’s usually a story behind players’ numbers at virtually every level of basketball. The Zags are no different, picking numbers that carry special significance to family members, a favorite NBA …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Making noise in tranquil McCarthey Athletic Center for next five home games

The McCarthey Athletic Center is still full but it doesn’t sound the same during Gonzaga’s holiday-break games.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Gonzaga standout forward Killian Tillie set for on-schedule return after ankle injury

Killian Tillie is GU’s top returning scorer from last season at 12.9 points per game. He led the Zags in 3-point shooting accuracy (47.9 percent).