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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Freshman forward Drew Timme has been a phenom from the start for Gonzaga

Drew Timme is not so quietly putting together one of the best seasons by a freshman big since Gonzaga took up NCAA Tournament residency in 1999.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga to honor Adam Morrison by hanging jersey prior to Feb. 27 game

During the 2006-07 season, Morrison led the nation in scoring (28.1 points per game). He was also a John R. Wooden Award player of the year candidate and the fourth …


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: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

‘He means so much to the Cougar nation’: Former teammates, opponents reflect on Klay Thompson’s career at Washington State

Marcus Capers has told the story before, the story of how he ended up with the ‘0’ and Klay Thompson ended up with the ‘1’:


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Gonzaga anticipates physical affair against Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga knows what’s coming next: bruises.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

West Coast Conference improving, but everybody – including BYU and Saint Mary’s – is still chasing Gonzaga

But the same questions remain. Can anybody catch No. 1 Gonzaga? Can anybody break up the Big Three of GU, Saint Mary’s and BYU?


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Coach Mark Few wants Gonzaga to be No. 1 in more ways than one

It’s Killian Tillie’s fourth rodeo, and the third for Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi, though they’re in different roles this season. So roughly half of the eight-man rotation …


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: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

One more pre-Christmas challenge awaits as Gonzaga entertains Eastern Washington

The Gonzaga Bulldogs could use a break after a difficult three-week stretch that rivals any the program has faced in the last two decades. They’re not getting one, at least …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina in Spokane: More proof good things happen when Mark Few, Roy Williams get together

Both teams participated in the 2017 PK80 in Portland, a 16-team birthday bash for Nike co-founder Phil Knight. At a social event prior to the tournament, Williams and Few were …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ high-powered offense will encounter wide range of defensive schemes

It was one of numerous defensive tactics North Dakota employed, often without success, in GU’s 97-66 blowout victory Tuesday. There will be plenty more where that came from.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Balancing act necessary with Gonzaga facing limited roster numbers

The juggling act for the coaching staff is balancing the players’ rest and recovery with quality work in practice and extended minutes in games.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: ‘New team’ rolls with ups and downs in season opener

It was precisely what a first game, particularly one for a Gonzaga team with eight newcomers and just nine scholarship players available, should look like.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Gonzaga looking for another fast start in season opener against Alabama State

Gonzaga’s track record in season and/or home openers is just about spotless and the Zags are heavy favorites to continue that trend Tuesday. The Zags are favored by 35 points …


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.


Gonzaga men: Time on Bulldogs’ side to put talented pieces together

Stop us if you’ve read this before, like, one year ago practically to the date: Gonzaga’s outlook is bright, even with Killian Tillie battling an injury leading into the season.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev help Gonzaga past Michigan State in preseason scrimmage

Gonzaga topped Michigan State 103-87 in a preseason scrimmage Saturday in Denver. The Spartans are expected to be ranked No. 1 when the AP preseason poll is released next week. …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Family matters to new Gonzaga grad assistant, former standout guard Gary Bell Jr.

Gonzaga sells its family atmosphere in recruiting and it apparently applies in coaching searches. For Bell, it worked on two levels. He thoroughly enjoyed his four-year run as a starting …


Gonzaga coach Mark Few joins discussion of new California law

A new, controversial piece of legislation out of California sent the college basketball world into a frenzy over the past week.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Seasoned players pace Gonzaga in Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage

Gonzaga’s Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage – often ragged but packed with numerous examples of the team’s considerable potential – had just finished when coach Mark Few noticed his players …


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: 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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

National powers Gonzaga, Michigan State to scrimmage for second straight season

It’s another marquee matchup for Gonzaga basketball, but this one won’t go down in the win-loss column. Gonzaga and Michigan State, which will likely be No. 1 in the AP …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Gonzaga adds Lewis-Clark State, UT Arlington to nonconference men’s basketball schedule

Gonzaga continues to fill out its nonconference basketball schedule.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Star-studded field set to take on Coeur d’Alene Resort golf course at the Showcase celebrity tournament

The most valuable player of the Showcase celebrity golf tournament has been the money – over $13 million raised for the Community Cancer Fund.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Gonzaga takes No. 7 spot in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early Top 25’

Four of Gonzaga’s opponents next season also made the list: North Carolina (No. 6), Arizona (15), Saint Mary’s (19) and Washington (21).


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Donny Daniels leaving Gonzaga, dialing back after four decades in coaching

Assistant Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga, but he’s not quite ready to completely call it quits after four decades in the coaching profession. He’s expected to join Utah’s staff as …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

John Blanchette: View of future appears cloudy through Gonzaga’s window

They’ll settle college basketball’s national championship on Monday night in Minneapolis, and it’s entirely possible the winner will score more than 60 points.


George Nethercutt: Our Zags will always be elite under Few

The Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball team didn’t make the Final Four, but they completed a remarkable season as an elite team in other laudable arenas.


Commentary: Defense wins championships, and Texas Tech went all in against Gonzaga

Gonzaga was college basketball’s No. 1 team in offensive efficiency according to the respected Kenpom metric. Texas Tech was No. 1 in defensive efficiency. Only one could go to the …