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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Gonzaga highlights Eastern Washington’s 2019-2020 nonconference men’s basketball schedule

In Shantay Legans’ two seasons as Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball coach, he’s twice led the Eagles to the Big Sky Conference tournament title game.


Gonzaga men’s basketball earns NABC academic award for third straight year

Gonzaga men’s basketball has been selected as one of the recipients of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Awards.


UCLA earns No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament

Pac-12 champion UCLA is the No. 1 national seed for the NCAA baseball tournament.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Transfer guards Admon Gilder, David Jenkins Jr. visiting Gonzaga this weekend

Gonzaga has a big recruiting weekend ahead, with campus visits from a pair of transfer guards. Texas A&M graduate transfer Admon Gilder and South Dakota State’s David Jenkins Jr. are …


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

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: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Gonzaga expected to hire Roger Powell Jr. to replace outgoing assistant coach Donny Daniels

Gonzaga appears to have found a replacement for assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is leaving the program after nine seasons. The Zags are expected to hire former Vanderbilt associate head …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga junior forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the NBA draft. Clarke made it official Wednesday via a GU release, two days after teammate Rui Hachimura declared for the draft. …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

1st-timers Texas Tech and Virginia face off for NCAA title

For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination – and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Jarrett Culver, De’Andre Hunter bring NBA upside to Texas Tech-Virginia final

Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

GU moments: A look back at the best performance by each Zag this season

It’s been six months almost to the day when Gonzaga fans first caught a glimpse of the 2018-19 men’s basketball team. Kraziness in the Kennel serves as the unofficial start …


Oregon women make Final Four debut; others have national titles

Oregon and coach Kelly Graves are going into the Final Four as the only newcomers, surrounded by three women’s teams that have won multiple national championships.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Coaches gear up for demands of the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four

Dick Bennett’s fingerprints will be all over this year’s NCAA Tournament.


NCAA Tournament: UCLA upsets Maryland to advance to Sweet 16

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Familiar look: Top seeds dominate spots for NCAA Sweet 16

The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De’Andre Hunter and the other top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament. For the first time …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson helps Duke survive upset bid from Central Florida

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson made a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall in the closing seconds and RJ Barrett’s putback provided the margin of victory as top-seeded Duke held off UCF …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Gonzaga landed on the moon

Any good conspiracy theory is only strengthened by attempts to disprove it. So no one can fault Jimmy Kimmel for doubling down when confronted with evidence that Gonzaga University does, …


John Blanchette: Doc Ball answers all your First Four questions

Learned and wise about college basketball as he is, Charles Barkley can’t cover everything, especially when it comes to all that’s complicating Gonzaga’s merge from the on-ramp to the fast …


Little Rock making name for itself in Sun Belt Conference

Whatever you want to call them, the Trojans know how to win. Officially known as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the school also goes by Little Rock or …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women get good news early on NCAA Tournament placement

Sometimes March Madness really is a walk in the park. That’s where Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier found herself at noon Monday, when her phone buzzed with talk of …


Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall’s tournament connections strong

Senior guard Geno Crandall watched the Selection Show with great interest to learn Gonzaga’s seeding and also see the draw for numerous friends. Crandall, a Minneapolis native, knows virtually all …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Healthy outlook for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie, Josh Perkins

Killian Tillie’s health has been a key factor throughout Gonzaga’s 2019 season. Josh Perkins’ shoulder was a major question for months leading up to the season. Both should be ready …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Local influence: NCAA field littered with coaches who’ve spent time in Inland Northwest

Here’s a breakdown of eight head coaches, assistants and grad assistants with local ties who’ll be appearing in this year’s Big Dance.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga women learn their NCAA Tournament destination on Monday

Good thing this is a business trip. The most talked-about NCAA Tournament destinations for the Gonzaga women aren’t exactly Spring Break hot spots.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Is Gonzaga still a No. 1? Late title games leave several teams in contention for top NCAA Tournament seeds

The Zags seemingly have been glued to the No. 1 seed line since the bracket reveal show on Feb. 9. However, Gonzaga’s loss to Saint Mary’s in the WCC Tournament …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Injuries to Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend have bracketologists split on Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament seeding

Will the NCAA add insult to the injuries already suffered by the Gonzaga women’s basketball team? Quite possibly.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga women return from Las Vegas with focus turned to NCAA Tournament

On Monday the Zags lost guards Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend to injury. A day later, they also lost the West Coast Conference


NCAA Tournament selection on CBS to show bracket 1st again

NCAA Tournament selection show returning to CBS and its traditional bracket-first format for revealing the field for March Madness


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to rest up, stay sharp during break from games

These lengthy postseason breaks are nothing new for the Zags, who have an unmatched track record of handling them successfully.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Gonzaga women embrace journey that led to regular-season title, top seed in West Coast Conference Tournament

It began almost 12 months ago in a sullen locker-room on the campus of Stanford University, where the Zags had just lost their first-round NCAA Tournament game to the host …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington’s victory over Oregon State should all but lock up NCAA Tournament bid

After a 45-minute tango with Oregon State that resulted in an 81-76 overtime victory, the Huskies are a virtual lock to go dancing later this month.