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UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Few Good Men sidelined from The Basketball Tournament for first time in four years

There will be a few former Zags on rosters, but the Gonzaga-centric Few Good Men will not be involved in The Basketball Tournament this summer.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Remember Jimmer Fredette? He’s prepping for his biggest shot yet – a $2 million prize

The former Brigham Young star is the centerpiece of Team Fredette in The Basketball Tournament, the ever-growing, $2 million, winner-takes-all event that draws to a close with Friday’s championship in …

UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

Gael Force blows away Few Good Men in second round of The Basketball Tournament

Omar Samhan showed he could multi-task, playing effective basketball while carrying on running conversations with anyone – refs, spectators, opposing players, an ESPN camera man as he walked off the …

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Matt Bouldin puts finishing touch on Few Good Men’s 84-83 win over Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament opener

The Basketball Tournament organizers added a new wrinkle to their winner-take-all, $2 million event with the Elam Ending. Under the Elam rules, at the first dead ball with under 4 …

Gael Force routs Air Force Bomb Squad 82-54 in The Basketball Tournament opener

Gael Force never trailed, led by double digits after Ian O’Leary’s dunk with 4:38 left in the opening quarter and cruised to an 82-54 win over Air Force Bomb Squad …

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

John Blanchette: Omar Samhan hopes to play the spoiler role for Gonzaga fans at The Basketball Tournament

A funny thing happened to Omar Samhan in Japan last winter. He had to shake Rob Sacre’s hand – and try to keep a straight face.

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

The Basketball Tournament Hoopfest pod: Round three for Few Good Men, Team Utah

The Basketball Tournament schedule-makers appear to have a keen sense of TBT’s short history as well as the best rivalry in the West Coast Conference. Sixth-seeded Few Good Men, which …

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

Sixth-seeded Few Good Men draw Team Utah in TBT opener

Few Good Men picked up a sixth seed and a first-round matchup with No. 11 Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament’s Hoopfest pod.

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

Few Good Men adds former Eagle Jacob Wiley, ex-Cougar DaVonte Lacy

Few Good Men, the Gonzaga-centric entry in The Basketball Tournament, has added a few great players well known in the Inland Northwest and beyond. Few Good Men bolstered its roster …

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018

Few Good Men staying close to home in The Basketball Tournament’s Hoopfest pod

Few Good Men, comprised of former Zags and probably a few others who played at schools in the region, will be joined by Gael Force (featuring Saint Mary’s alums), Team …

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Hoopfest develops partnership with The Basketball Tournament

The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all summer tournament aired on ESPN, announced a partnership with Spokane Hoopfest on Thursday that will bring part of the tournament to Spokane.

A summer tournament at tiny Coppin State is a path back to the NBA for Austin Daye, others

Sixty-four teams of various affiliations compete for a prize of $2 million in The Basketball Tournament. Overseas Elite, a two-time champion, will play in the final at Coppin State on …

Few Good Men lose to Team Challenge ALS in The Basketball Tournament

Few Good Men, which includes several former Gonzaga Bulldogs, lost to Team Challenge ALS 77-60 on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, in the round of 16 of The Basketball Tournament.

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017

Steven Gray scores 33 as Few Good Men reach Super 16

Steven Gray connected on 11 of his 17 field goal attempts and finished with a game-high 33 points, and No. 2 seed Few Good Men held on in the final …

UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017

Steven Gray’s 31 boosts Few Good Men in TBT win

Steven Gray scored a game-high 31 points to pace second-seeded Few Good Men, canning seven of his 12 3-point attempts. Malcolm Thomas, a former San Diego State forward, aided the …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Few Good Men draw Mostly Sports Delco in The Basketball Tournament

Brackets were released on Tuesday for The Basketball Tournament and Few Good Men could be in store for an interesting opening weekend. Few Good Men is seeded second in the …

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017

‘Few Good Men’ part of final field revealed for $2 million basketball tournament

The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all event that features 64 teams of mostly current or former professional basketball players, revealed 24 more teams chosen at large on Tuesday.

‘Few Good Men’ appears to have spot in The Tournament

Few Good Men, a team featuring several ex-Zags, finished eighth in the West Region fan voting and appears to have reserved a spot in The Basketball Tournament.

Gonzaga alums in Few Good Men live up to name at The Basketball Tournament

They only have a few set plays, they’re rarely able to practice together and some are juggling work schedules.

John Blanchette: ‘Few Good Men,’ aka former Zag stars, need your vote

Dan Dickau hopscotched his way through six NBA seasons with as many teams – nine teams, really, if you count the times he was traded before he could don a …