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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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie healing up, hoping for healthy senior year

Tillie is tired of talking about injuries for obvious reasons after missing 22 games last season due to a stress fracture and partially torn plantar fascia. The talented, 6-foot-10 forward …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch list for Karl Malone Award

Preseason recognition continues to roll in for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie. The senior forward is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie receives preseason third-team All-America recognition from CBS Sports

Killian Tillie was named to the CBS Sports preseason All-America third team.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

John Blanchette: Gonzaga needs Killian Tillie to be whole as desperately as Tillie needs Tillie to be whole

On Thursday, the 6-foot-10 senior and presumptive drive train of these Bulldogs underwent surgery on his right knee, and a brief statement from the school said “his status will be …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie sidelined after undergoing knee surgery

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie has been bitten by the injury bug again. The senior forward is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time after undergoing a “knee procedure” Thursday, according …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Gonzaga in familiar role as favorite; Killian Tillie lone Zag named to preseason All-WCC team

The question wasn’t if Gonzaga would be the favorite in the WCC preseason poll. The question was how close the voting tally would be with rival Saint Mary’s poised to …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.