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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

John Blanchette: Peanut brittle, paydays make visit to Gonzaga worth the lopsided result for lesser-known nonconference foes

Men of a certain age who as boys collected baseball cards – along with marbles and skinned knees – may recall the morbid fascination that came with opening another five-cent …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Analysis: Ryan Woolridge, Filip Petrusev guide Killian Tillie-less Gonzaga past Detroit Mercy 93-72

Killian Tillie’s absence opened the door for freshman Drew Timme to become the eighth Zag to start, but it was lineup mainstays Ryan Woolridge and Filip Petrusev that worked over …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Gonzaga-Detroit Mercy: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 93-72 victory over the Titans

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over Detroit Mercy at McCarthey Athletic Center


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

No. 1 Gonzaga closes nonconference slate against underdog Detroit Mercy

The top-ranked Zags (13-1) shoot for a perfect 10 on Monday against visiting Detroit Mercy, nine days after dusting Eastern Washington by 35 points. The Titans (2-11) come in as …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Gonzaga-Detroit Mercy key matchup: Scoring machine Antoine Davis tests Ryan Woolridge

Gonzaga is heavily favored against Detroit Mercy, but the game offers at least one intriguing subplot: Sophomore guard Antoine Davis is one of the nation’s most prolific scorers.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Isaac Bonton’s breakthrough performance guides Washington State past Incarnate Word

Isaac Bonton had a breakthrough performance for Washington State with a game-best 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.


John Blanchette: Gonzaga not chicken when it comes to taking its spot atop the college basketball podium

“Welcome to your worst nightmare Gonzaga: the #1 ranking,” came the blast over Twitter. From Buffalo bloody Wild Wings.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington flummoxed by Gonzaga’s size, athleticism

It took Gonzaga little time to exhibit the difference between the nation’s soon-to-be No. 1 and a Big Sky Conference favorite.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga avoids trap, roughs up Eastern Washington inside and outside in 112-77 rout

The second-ranked Bulldogs – who appear bound for No. 1 when the AP poll is released Monday – put up 64 first-half points and coasted to a 112-77 victory Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga’s offensive, defensive game plans executed to perfection against high-scoring Eastern Washington

Gonzaga came into Saturday afternoon’s neighborly showdown with Eastern Washington with a chance to ascend into the No. 1 spot in the national polls.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Gonzaga-Eastern Washington: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Eagles

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over Eastern Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

South Dakota State cruises past Idaho 85-57

Douglas Wilson scored 18 points and Matt Dentlinger notched a double-double to propel South Dakota State to an 85-57 victory over Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Gonzaga women get marquee win to close nonconference play against No. 20 Missouri State

Beating the 20th-ranked Lady Bears will also come in handy on Selection Monday, when the Zags will be angling for a high seed and potentially home court for the first …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Washington State rides early double-digit lead to comfortable 87-73 win over Florida A&M

Washington State’s quest for a perfect December lives to see another day.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Top-25 tilt: No. 17 Gonzaga women welcome No. 20 Missouri State to the Kennel in midmajor showdown

It’s one of the biggest midmajor matchups of the year; in fact it’s almost unheard of for ranked midmajors to meet under any circumstances, considering that all but four of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

John Blanchette: Win over North Carolina shows how much Gonzaga has grown

Turns out the Gonzaga Bulldogs weren’t looking past North Carolina to Saturday night’s opponent after all.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Analysis: Business as usual for Gonzaga as Corey Kispert, balanced offense overwhelm North Carolina

It was pretty much business as usual for the Zags, who demonstrated why they’re one of the nation’s top offenses and the only team in the country with six players …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

North Carolina players praise Kennel atmosphere after loss to Gonzaga

It was North Carolina head coach Roy Williams’ idea to play a home-and-home series with Gonzaga. He has a history of playing anybody anywhere, and this was one place his …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

North Carolina’s first visit to Spokane a can’t-miss opportunity for Gonzaga, Tar Heel fans alike

Section 118 was bathed in navy, red and white in the Kennel on Wednesday except for a splotch of Carolina Blue in row 18.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Gonzaga-North Carolina: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-81 victory over the Tar Heels

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over North Carolina at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga impresses ESPN duo of Dave Flemming, Jay Bilas on the court and in the stands

It may have been, as Dave Flemming said more than once, the most anticipated home game in Gonzaga’s history.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Tweets of the Game: Fans, media and former players react to Gonzaga’s victory over North Carolina

Fans, media and former players react to North Carolina’s first visit to Gonzaga


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Washington men struggle before pulling away to defeat Seattle U for 15th consecutive time

The Huskies used a 29-9 run in the final eight minutes to close the game for an 81-59 victory. Isaiah Stewart led the Huskies with a career-high 27 points and …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Eastern Washington basketball continues high-scoring ways in rout of Omaha

EWU (7-3) connected on 13 of 36 3-pointers against the Mavericks (6-8), a program that won 21 games a season ago and reached the Summit League Conference Tournament title game.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

John Blanchette: Call the Gonzaga Bulldogs whatever you want, as long as you give them a call

By now, you’re probably so sick of the descriptive “blue bloods” that you might even skip whatever moral tug-of-war embroils Tom Selleck on the tube come Friday night – or …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

LeeAnne Wirth, Jessie Loera lead No. 17 Gonzaga women past Wyoming 65-54

LeeAnne Wirth scored 18 points and Jessie Loera added 16 and No. 17 Gonzaga defeated Wyoming 65-54 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga-North Carolina: By the numbers

From enrollment to arena size, take a look at how the Bulldogs and Tar Heels stack up before they take the court Wednesday in Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

McCarthey’s limits: When big games come to town, what would it be like to have more seats in the Kennel

Every season, Bulldog fans question the foresight in futureproofing the Kennel. Why was the capacity capped at 6,000? The short answer is that is what the administration decided on.



UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

A quieter Kennel: Support from student section sputters, but Gonzaga’s home advantage still strong

“The Hum,” “Zombie Nation” and “Thunderstruck” are the songs that signal Gonzaga’s Kennel Club to start making its presence felt.