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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: 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: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie one of final 10 for Malone Award

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie has been named one of 10 candidates for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags pass NCAA Tournament-like test against USF

Of course, that didn’t stop a commentator on ESPN’s college basketball wrap-up show Saturday night from trotting out the familiar refrain that it’s hard to gauge the Zags because they’re …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie sidelined for USF game with ankle injury

Killian Tillie didn’t play in Saturday’s game against San Francisco, two days after spraining his left ankle versus Santa Clara.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie could be limited for a while with ankle injury

The injury update on Killian Tillie was generally considered positive, though coach Mark Few said in Friday radio interview that the senior forward could be limited for a while.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie exits Santa Clara game with first-half ankle injury

Tillie swatted Jalen Williams’ shot with about 9 minutes remaining in the first half before tumbling to the court. He exited the court without putting any weight on his left …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Gonzaga anticipating tougher test in rematch with Santa Clara

Yes and no. The Zags (21-1, 7-0 WCC) have owned the series with 20 straight wins, but they’ve had several close calls at the Leavey Center, site of Thursday’s 7:30 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

‘Balance,’ ‘Fun,’ ‘Scary’: Gonzaga players take simple approach to describing this year’s team

Finding the right way to describe a subject can be tough, especially one that is complex with multiple layers.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Admon Gilder, Killian Tillie healing up for Zags, and it shows on court

Senior forward Killian Tillie is the most experienced Zag with 99 career games. Senior guard Admon Gilder has the most collegiate experience with 119 career contests – 98 at Texas …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gonzaga-Santa Clara key matchup: Versatility the calling card for Josip Vrankic, Killian Tillie

Vrankic, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound junior, is coming off a breakout game with 22 points, including the game-winner with 9.4 seconds left in a 67-66 upset over Saint Mary’s last Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Gonzaga considering options with Anton Watson’s recurring shoulder issues

Anton Watson tumbled into the padded stanchion that supports the rim and backboard and knew immediately his left shoulder had popped out of place again.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev named to Wooden Award midseason watch list

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev has been named to the Wooden Award midseason top 25 watch list. Petrusev is one of five new additions, along with former Washington State guard Malachi Flynn …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ Killian Tillie puts up pair of healthy stat lines

Killian Tillie isn’t at full speed, but his on-court performance suggests otherwise. The senior forward delivered 22 points against Portland and 20 versus Pepperdine, influencing two hard-fought victories, particularly Saturday …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Even during holiday break, basketball court never far away for Gonzaga players

Gonzaga is in the midst of a nine-day span between games, but the Zags won’t go nearly that long away from basketball.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Gonzaga’s international contingent finds home away from home for the holidays

Traveling to see family for Christmas is commonplace. Whether it be across town or across the country, families make it work.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Ryan Woolridge makes long-distance connection against sagging defenses

Opponents are emptying the defensive playbook at Gonzaga, trying to deal with the Zags’ size, balance, transition game and ability to get to the free-throw line. Eastern Washington head coach …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Gonzaga-Washington: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 83-76 victory over the Huskies

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win against Washington in Seattle.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Gonzaga-Southern Miss key matchup: Forward Boban Jacdonmi one of nation’s most improved players

Team and individual matchups don’t appear favorable for Southern Miss against eighth-ranked Gonzaga, but one to keep an eye on involves Golden Eagles senior forward Boban Jacdonmi.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ Corey Kispert putting in work to regain shooting stroke

Corey Kispert has essentially been living at McCarthey Athletic Center and the Volkar Center practice gym. That applies whether Kispert is on fire – 28 points vs. Michigan State in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Gonzaga’s options multiply with Killian Tillie back in lineup

Tillie’s return extends the rotation to eight and allows for more flexibility as the Zags prepare for Saturday’s contest against CSU Bakersfield. The way Tuesday’s game played out offered insight …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Gonzaga-Texas Arlington: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Mavericks

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 72-66 win against UT Arlington.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes season debut against Texas Arlington

The 6-foot-10 senior forward was in the starting lineup against UT Arlington at the McCarthey Athletic Center. He replaced freshman Anton Watson, who started the first four games.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Waiting game continues for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie

When will the senior forward join his Gonzaga teammates full time? Well, even he isn’t sure.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie, Washington State’s CJ Elleby named to Wooden Award watch list

Gonzaga senior Killian Tillie and Washington State sophomore CJ Elleby were named to preseason watch list for the Wooden Award.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch lists for two player of the year awards

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie on Monday was named to watch lists for the Naismith Trophy and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year awards.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd helps Gonzaga distance itself from competition with global recruiting

The longtime Gonzaga assistant basketball coach has guided the program’s global recruiting, one of the driving forces in the Zags’ rise as a national power.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Gonzaga shooters should be ‘just fine’ with new 3-point distance

The Zags did little damage with 3-pointers while piling up paint points in a 103-87 win over top-ranked Michigan State in a recent closed-door scrimmage.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Gonzaga gets chance to find its footing against NAIA Lewis-Clark State College in exhibition matchup

Finally, an actual game. Sort of. The Gonzaga Bulldogs entertain Lewis-Clark State College on Friday in an exhibition matchup that won’t count on the Zags’ record.


Scary good: Gonzaga men need quartet of returners to get on a roll with new roles

Gonzaga has just four returning players, but don’t expect to see the 2018-19 versions of Killian Tillie, Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi this season. All four are slated …