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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 …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags experience pain of season-ending loss, pride of 33-win season

They gathered one last time as a team in the locker room. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few knew there was nothing he could say that would mend his players’ broken …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Mark Few’s 20 top memories from 20 years of Gonzaga as national power

Down the road, there figures to be an ESPN 30 for 30 on Gonzaga’s rise to national prominence and Mark Few’s probable Hall of Fame coaching career.


Gonzaga quartet earns National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors

Mark Few was selected coach of the year. Junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named first team and sophomore wing Zach Norvell Jr. made second team.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named first-team All-America by U.S. Basketball Writers Association

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura was named first-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Mark Few is a finalist for the USBWA’s Coach of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019

John Blanchette: On a topsy-turvy Selection Sunday, Gonzaga avoids another upset, holding on to No. 1 seed

So in case the Gonzaga Bulldogs still didn’t have that top-line feeling back after Terrible Tuesday, they were given an imprimatur on Selection Sunday. And they had nothing to do …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019

Gonzaga graduate assistant Jorge Sanz brings unique contributions to team

As a graduate assistant, Jorge Sanz can be found behind the Gonzaga bench during games and hands-on with the players during practice.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and WSU’s Robert Franks earn District IX honors

Mark Few was named District IX Coach of the Year and Rui Hachimura was named the district’s Player of the Year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named semifinalist for Naismith Coach of the Year

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of 11 semifinalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison enshrined in West Coast Conference Hall of Honor

He was the hometown hero who became Gonzaga’s first superstar. And now he’s gotten the call to hall.


My kind of town: Gonzaga looks to extend WCC dominance with pair of wins in Las Vegas

For two-plus decades, the West Coast Conference Tournament has mirrored the WCC regular season. Gonzaga has ruled both, only slightly less so when it comes to the conference tournament.