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UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 19 in first half, Gonzaga tops Pepperdine 81-70 in WCC tournament quarterfinals

Jill Barta scored 19 of her 24 points in the first half to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) to an 81-70 win over the Pepperdine Waves (10-20) in the West …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Gonzaga tries to add finishing touches to NCAA Tournament credentials

There’s always something to play for, particularly with March Madness around the corner.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga women will open West Coast Conference Tournament against Pepperdine

Top-seeded Gonzaga will face No. 8 Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals at noon at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named coach of year; six Zags receive All-WCC recognition

Gonzaga relied on balance during the regular season and that was evident when All-WCC honors were announced Tuesday. Mark Few was voted WCC coach of the year for the 12th …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Gonzaga picks up more points but slips to seventh in AP poll

One of Gonzaga’s better weeks of the regular season brought mixed results in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags won road games at San Diego and BYU to clinch …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 5 p.m.

Gonzaga women to face either Pepperdine, Santa Clara in WCC Tournament quarterfinals

The Gonzaga women (24-5, 17-1) earned the top seed in the West Coast Conference and will open WCC Tournament play against either No. 8 Pepperdine (9-19. 5-13) or No. 9 …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Top-seeded Gonzaga awaits winner of LMU-Portland in quarterfinals of WCC Tournament

Top-seeded Gonzaga (27-4, 17-1) will open the WCC Tournament against No. 8 Loyola Marymount or No. 9 Portland in the quarterfinals Saturday at 7 p.m. at Orleans Arena in Las …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Former Gonzaga great Ronny Turiaf gets WCC Hall of Honor call

Ronny Turiaf, whose game and magnetic personality left an indelible impression on Gonzaga basketball and the university, is part of the WCC’s 2018 Hall of Honor class.


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Killian Tillie takes advantage of extra healing time

Gonzaga had a short break after winning the WCC tournament before beginning preparations for the NCAA tournament. That was just fine with freshman forward Killian Tillie.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Winning WCC tourney good omen for Gonzaga’s NCAA prospects

It was as close to a rough patch as Gonzaga experienced during its 32-1 march to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

The LaRocks from Butte are rock-solid Gonzaga basketball fans

Larry and Alana LaRock are devoted to the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The couple had not missed a home Gonzaga game at the McCarthey Athletic Center until this year – only because …


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Gonzaga takes time to celebrate championship, look ahead

The execution on the court was on point and so was the post-game celebration. The buzzer sounded on Gonzaga’s 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s in the WCC tournament title game …


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski and Rem Bakamus part of five consecutive WCC champs

Fifth-year seniors Przemek Karnowski and walk-on Rem Bakamus have been part of Gonzaga’s five consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship teams after the Zags’ 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Gonzaga lands trio on WCC all-tournament team

Nigel Williams-Goss, Przemek Karnowski and Johnathan Williams were named to the West Coast Conference All-Tournament team following the Zags’ 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Blanchette: Seeding? Don’t even go there, pal

Dear Mr. Committee Man: Seed this.


Gonzaga’s guards pave way to conference title over Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga finally got its big celebration under the lights when it claimed the West Coast Conference tournament championship,


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 74-56 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Orleans Arena …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga answers WCC Tournament tests

The wins came one after another. Eighty- and 90-point nights were routine on the offensive end. Opponents rarely cracked the 60-point barrier.


TV Take: Multiple factors add up to one great Gonzaga team

As Gonzaga completed its seemingly inevitable march to the NCAA Tournament for a 19th consecutive year, there became one unanswerable question.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Gonzaga handles Saint Mary’s again, claims WCC tourney title

No. 4 Gonzaga and No. 19 Saint Mary’s demonstrated why they are the best two teams in the WCC with dominating stretches. The Zags ruled the first half, the Gaels …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Coach Lisa Fortier guides Gonzaga women back to top of WCC Tournament

WCC commissioner Lynn Holzman handed out the championship hardware and asked Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier to address the crowd. Let me take this picture first,” said third-year coach …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

Familiar foes Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s face off for WCC tournament title

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s will decide another WCC tournament title. The top-seeded Zags (31-1) and No. 2 Gaels (27-3) have played for the championship seven of the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Gonzaga runs past Saint Mary’s 86-75 in WCC championship

When in doubt, pass the ball to Jill Barta. That seemed to be the general consensus among the Zags on Tuesday when the Gonzaga took down Saint Mary’s 86-75 for …


No. 19 Saint Mary’s routs BYU 81-50 to reach WCC title game

Jock Landale had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Saint Mary’s never trailed in an 81-50 victory over BYU on Monday night in the West Coast Conference semifinals.


Gonzaga handles crunch-time heat in WCC semifinal victory

At the end of


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Gonzaga guards Silas Melson, Josh Perkins struggle in win over Santa Clara

Perfection was never a must.


Gonzaga-Santa Clara halted because men’s game started with women’s ball

Tuesday’s West Coast Conference men’s basketball semifinal between Gonzaga and Santa Clara was stopped after a couple possessions when it was determined the teams were using a women’s ball.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga absorbs Santa Clara’s best shot, primarily delivered by Jared Brownridge

Mark Few met Jared Brownridge in the handshake line and the two took a long moment for a hug and a handshake and some claps on the shoulder, and especially …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Gonzaga takes inside lane past Santa Clara

The 3-point shot was a great equalizer for Santa Clara for a good portion of Monday night’s WCC tournament semifinal against Gonzaga. But it’s still tough to be beat high-percentage …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Gonzaga-Santa Clara: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 77-68 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 77-68 win over Santa Clara on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Orleans Arena …