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Pair of aces leaves Gonzaga Bulldogs feeling flush

Kyle Wiltjer lobbied to do post-practice interviews Tuesday with Gonzaga frontcourt sidekick Domantas Sabonis as a package deal. Wiltjer even buried a 30-foot shot in hopes of changing the minds …


Wiltjer, Sabonis lead Zags’ 85-62 romp over Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga made quick work of another WCC opponent, rolling to an 85-62 victory over Loyola Marymount in front of 6,000 Wednesday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Zags (10-3, 2-0 …


Gonzaga looks out for Lions after addressing pressing issues

For at least one game, Gonzaga solved three sticking points this season.


Gonzaga’s big men too much for Saint Martin’s

Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer had double-doubles as Gonzaga rolled past Saint Martin’s 86-50 Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


Kyle Wiltjer named WCC player of the week; Spokane arena team signs two offensive linemen

Senior forward Kyle Wiltjer was named the WCC player of the week after an all-tournament performance at the Battle 4 Atlantis, league officials announced Monday.


GU’s Wiltjer leads preseason All-America team

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer received the most votes on the Associated Press preseason All-America basketball team released Monday. The team was voted on by a 65-member national media panel. Wiltjer made …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015

Zags have plans to get three talented bigs’ on court at same time

We didn’t verify it, but there’s a pretty good chance there are two questions Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few is hearing the most prior to the season.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 26, 2015

Surprise! Gonzaga men picked to win WCC

West Coast Conference men’s basketball coaches expect Gonzaga to win its fourth straight title and 15th in the last 16 years.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins not a gunner, but he can fill it up

About the time the Blue team slipped into a 10-point deficit during Gonzaga’s scrimmage Saturday, coach Mark Few instructed point guard Josh Perkins to be more aggressive looking for his …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer named to Malone watch list

Gonzaga senior Kyle Wiltjer has been named to the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year watch list.


Gonzaga bigs busy globe-trotting over summer

Here are a few possible entries if Przemek Karnowski, Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer were asked to write a paper titled: “What I did this summer.”


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015

CBS Sports names Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer Preseason Player of the Year

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer named CBS Sports’ Preseason Player of the Year Gonzaga men’s basketball player Kyle Wiltjer was named the CBS Sports Preseason Player of the Year.


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@SRjimm Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return to Gonzaga, according to a GU source @JPBlanchette So when is it time for Lloyd McClendon to go all Joe Riggins on the …


Kyle Wiltjer opts to pass on NBA Draft, return to GU; Angel Nunez transferring to South Florida

Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return for his senior basketball season at Gonzaga University, according to a GU source. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward had been considering the possibility of declaring …


Kyle Wiltjer will return to Gonzaga for senior season

Junior forward Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return for his senior year at Gonzaga, The Spokesman-Review has learned.


Gonzaga basketball scoring leader Kyle Wiltjer considers declaring for NBA draft

Kyle Wiltjer is considering skipping his senior basketball season and declaring for the NBA Draft, a Gonzaga source said. Wiltjer led the Zags in scoring at 16.8 points and was …


Kyle Wiltjer ponders future: GU or NBA?

Kyle Wiltjer is considering skipping his senior basketball season and declaring for the NBA Draft, a Gonzaga source said.


More than a Sweet 16 berth on the line for Wiltjer

Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points in 25 minutes to lead Gonzaga to its first Sweet 16 since 2009, making 10 of 12 shots and overpowering the Bulldogs’ opponent, Iowa, with …


Wiltjer vs. White: Stretch 4’s on display at KeyArena

SEATTLE – Fans of the skinny- forward motif in college basketball that watched the second session of Friday’s NCAA tournament games at KeyArena got a 2-for-1 deal. First they saw …


GU basketball notes: Byron Wesley made the right choice

Byron Wesley’s career will not end Saturday following Senior Night against BYU, but it’s an appropriate benchmark to appraise his one season at Gonzaga. Wesley left USC as a graduate …


GU basketball notes: Byron Wesley made the right choice

Byron Wesley’s career will not end Saturday following Senior Night against BYU, but it’s an appropriate benchmark to appraise his one season at Gonzaga.


Gonzaga men hold firm in basketball polls; Wiltjer honored again

Another week without movement at the top of the men’s college basketball polls, another weekly honor for junior forward Kyle Wiltjer. Gonzaga (28-1) remained No. 3 in the Associated Press …


Wiltjer honored by WCC

Another week without movement at the top of the men’s college basketball polls, another weekly honor for junior forward Kyle Wiltjer.


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ChristianCaple Romar on Josh Hawkinson: “I’ll be the first to tell you, we did not see him being a double-double guy his sophomore year in college.” @SRJimm Wiltjer: “I’d have …


Big rally gives Zags another WCC title

Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and third-ranked Gonzaga rallied from 17 points down to beat Saint Mary’s 70-60 on Saturday night.


Zags go for another WCC title

With a victory over Saint Mary’s on Saturday, third-ranked Gonzaga (27-1, 15-0) would claim its 13th outright WCC title in coach Mark Few’s 16 seasons.


Kyle Wiltjer catches fire for 45 points in Gonzaga victory

STOCKTON, Calif. – Kyle Wiltjer’s 22 first-half points provided Gonzaga with an early cushion. Turns out he was just getting warmed up. Wiltjer poured in 45 points, third on school’s …


Gonzaga men’s basketball: Do Zags deserve to be No. 1 seed?

There’s some company to the on-going debate of whether this is Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s best team. Is third-ranked Gonzaga ranked too high or too low? Are the Zags a …


Gonzaga men’s basketball: Do Zags deserve to be No. 1 seed?

There’s some company to the on-going debate of whether this is Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s best team. Is third-ranked Gonzaga ranked too high or too low? Are the Zags a …


Gonzaga men hold firm in AP, USA Today polls; Zags’ Wiltjer honored

The Gonzaga Bulldogs stayed put in the college basketball polls and so did the teams around them. The Zags (26-1) held down the third spot in the Associated Press poll …