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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Backloaded WCC schedule awaits Gonzaga men’s basketball

Gonzaga on Tuesday learned its WCC schedule for the 2020 season and most of its toughest contests figure to fall over the final three weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Former Saint Mary’s standout Calvin Hermanson returns to Spokane for first Spokane Hoops 3x3 World Invitational

Calvin Hermanson endured four years of jeers by raucous Kennel Club members, but the goggles-wearing All-West Coast Conference talent twice left the McCarthey Center with a smile.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Gonzaga falls to Saint Mary’s in WCC Tournament opener

Bryce Willitts hit a three-run home run, and Saint Mary’s defeated Gonzaga 7-3 Thursday in the opening round of the West Coast Conference Tournament in Stockton, California.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Polls, oddsmakers like Gonzaga’s chances in way-too-early look at 2020 season

In nearly every scenario, Gonzaga is going to face one of its most demanding nonconference schedules, including the possibility of a ranked foe in the WCC.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

From downing Duke to getting tripped up by Tennessee, here are six games that shaped Gonzaga’s season

Every game has shaped Gonzaga’s 2019 journey, but several not only influenced the Zags’ season but the national landscape.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Gonzaga in bounce-back mode after WCC Tournament loss to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga doesn’t have much experience when it comes to bouncing back from a tough loss. The Zags would prefer to keep it that way.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Are the Zags a one seed or a two? We’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out

LAS VEGAS – Rewind to last week and Gonzaga entered the postseason kicking around the pros and cons of the old rust-vs.-rest debate.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s faceplant in WCC Tournament may be most painful come Selection Sunday

Have you heard about the new March Madness Savings Time? If you’re the Gonzaga Bulldogs, you set your clocks back to a No. 2 seed.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga’s offense misfires in upset loss to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga’s offense, a record-setting cornerstone throughout the season, labored through a miserable night, setting a handful of records at the opposite end of the spectrum.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Gonzaga guards sputter, score just 12 points in championship game loss to Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins, Zach Norvell Jr. and Geno Crandall haven’t had to be the best players on the court most games, largely because the Zags have two All-America candidates patrolling the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Gaels’ 60-47 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 60-47 loss to Saint Mary’s in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Run never comes for Gonzaga as Saint Mary’s completes the upset in ‘Shock City’

The script for this one has been performed before. Twice this season, in fact. Underdog Saint Mary’s stays close to top-ranked Gonzaga for a while. The Gaels slow the pace, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Saint Mary’s stuns No. 1 Gonzaga in low-scoring WCC championship game

Jordan Hunter notched a double-double of 15 rebounds and 12 points as second-seeded Saint Mary’s stunned top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Gonzaga 60-47 in the WCC Tournament championship game on …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide again for WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s resume what’s become essentially an annual March rite when they clash Tuesday night for the WCC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga down, but never out in gutsy victory over Saint Mary’s

Their gruesome falls to the court and the injuries that forced them to hobble out of Orleans Arena on crutches after the Monday afternoon women’s semifinals of the West Coast …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women overcome pair of injuries, rally for double-overtime victory against Saint Mary’s in WCC semifinals

Zykera Rice hit a layup as time expired and top-seeded Gonzaga held off fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s 78-77 in a double-overtime thriller in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament on Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga keeps its focus after injuries to guards Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend

The only type of nightmare that could rival losing a meaningful game in March played out for the top-seeded Gonzaga women Monday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. Twice.


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie eyes possible return for WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie isn’t a two-sport athlete, but these days he feels like one. Gonzaga’s junior forward has been working overtime to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia in his …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:56 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga dominates Saint Mary’s in second half, caps unbeaten WCC campaign

No. 1 Gonzaga wrapped up an unbeaten West Coast Conference season for the fifth time, defeating Saint Mary’s 69-55 Saturday before an overflow crowd at 3,500-seat McKeon Pavilion.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Tommy Lloyd finds fulfillment in watching son win state title after Bulldogs’ victory at Saint Mary’s

As Mark Few’s top assistant was on the bench guiding the top-ranked Zags to a 69-55 victory that clinched an unbeaten regular season, Lloyd’s high school-aged son was preparing for …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 69-55 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 69-55 victory over Saint Mary’s at McKeon Pavilion


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:46 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga weathers early Saint Mary’s storm before pulling away in dominating fashion

Be honest. Part of you was hoping top-ranked Gonzaga would have a close, competitive West Coast Conference game this season. Maybe not this close, not this competitive. Well, for a …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 1 Gonzaga wraps up perfect WCC regular season with 69-55 win over Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins scored 19 points and top-ranked Gonzaga finished its fifth unbeaten run through the West Coast Conference regular season with a 69-55 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday at …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to close out perfect WCC season against rival Gaels

OK, so some of the buildup to the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game disappeared Thursday when the Gaels clinched the second seed and joined the regular-season champion Zags with a double-bye in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: High-scoring guard Jordan Ford steers Gaels’ offense

We like to mix it up when it comes to key matchup rematches, but that’s hard to do with Saint Mary’s. Junior guard Jordan Ford is that good, and that …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Silas Melson drops in, catches up with former Gonzaga teammates

The second-winningest player in Gonzaga history was in attendance for the Bulldogs’ 92-62 thrashing of the San Francisco Dons on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags maintain sharp edge

The 2017 Gonzaga Bulldogs had it. The 2019 Zags definitely have it through 25 games. Basketball seasons inevitably bring ups and downs. Part of the Zags’ formula for success is …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie’s latest injury setback adds fuel to Gonzaga’s already red-hot fire

There are rulebooks, and coin flips to decide who kicks off, and the once-a-game center jump to, well, keep things fair. But in the bigger sense, there’s no fairness doctrine …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in 94-46 rout over Saint Mary’s

There was that point late in the first half when Gonzaga took balanced offense to an extreme.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-46 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 94-46 victory over Saint Mary’s at the McCarthey Athletic Center.