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UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

TV Take: Dick Vitale has seen a lot, but he didn’t expect to see the Zags challenged Monday night

Dick Vitale has seen Gonzaga enough this season to come prepared. The veteran ESPN announcer had pages and pages of material ready when the Zags blew out Santa Clara in …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women will play Saint Mary’s for WCC title

Gonzaga earned a spot in the West Coast Conference championship game at 1 p.m. on Tuesday after the top-seeded Zags topped No. 4 San Francisco on Monday 77-46. It’s the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga holds off Santa Clara, advances to WCC title game

There aren’t many sure things in life but Gonzaga has made reaching the WCC tournament final – and the NCAA tournament, for that matter – nearly look routine. But there …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Gonzaga women silence USF’s shooters, advance to WCC title game

Top-seeded Gonzaga strolled to a spot in Tuesday’s WCC women’s championship game when the Bulldogs took down No. 4 USF 77-46 on Monday at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Gonzaga-Santa Clara key matchups

Santa Clara’s Jared Brownridge is one of the most prolific scorers in WCC history. The senior wing has scored 2,281 career points, trailing only Tyler Haws (2,323), Kevin Foster (2,423) …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

GU fans volunteer to help the hungry in Las Vegas

It’s undeniable: Gonzaga’s experience in the conference tournament business is the envy of college basketball.


Zags trying to put best seed forward at WCC tournament

After two minor upsets Friday, the WCC men’s tournament has followed the seeding entering Monday’s semifinals.


Gonzaga trying to keep Brownridge, Broncos in check

Mark Few and Jared Brownridge don’t need introductions. “Seems like we’ve seen played him 30 times,” Gonzaga’s head coach said of the Santa Clara senior guard who ranks fourth on …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Nakagawa’s move to Gonzaga has translated well for him and Hachimura

As Gonzaga gets ready to step out on the Orleans Arena floor on Monday to take on Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference semifinal, there will be one Zag …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Gonzaga women take on San Francisco in WCC tourney semifinals on Monday

Get through the quarterfinals. Check. Now Gonzaga has just one more game to cross off the list before getting to the West Coast Conference final.


Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to Bulldogs’ 82-50 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 82-50 win over Pacific on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Orleans Arena in …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Gonzaga delighted for return of Killian Tillie, nervous about Josh Perkins

The first 20 minutes of Gonzaga’s 82-50 win over Pacific on Saturday night wasn’t a crowd-pleaser.


Blanchette: Gonzaga turns aggressive in second half to reveal the Zags of first 29 games

Did a little research into how the Gonzaga Bulldogs bounced back this season after dropping a tough one and … couldn’t find a thing.


Jordan Mathews sparks Gonzaga when it needed it most

Gonzaga needed something.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s John Stockton inducted into WCC Hall of Honor

John Stockton’s induction into the West Coast Conference’s Hall of Honor this year was a surprise – not given his career, but just the evidence of the times.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s slow start allows time to ponder, but Zags finally pick up pace

Mark Few has done about 10 instructional DVDs over the course of his Gonzaga coaching career. Maybe he should do one more. And use a couple of the games this …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 1:20 a.m.

Gonzaga finds rhythm in second half, thumps Pacific 82-50

The patient appears to be half cured. Gonzaga, stung by a loss to BYU in the regular-season finale, sleepwalked through the 20 minutes against Pacific before looking more like the …


Gonzaga’s frontcourt stops Pacific from generating offense with penetration

One of the staples of Pacific’s offense is dribble penetration, particularly by 6-foot-5 wing Ray Bowles and 6-3 guard T.J. Wallace.


Gonzaga-Pacific key matchups

The Tigers are led by guards Ray Bowles and T.J. Wallace. Bowles averaged 12.5 points against the Zags but made just 10 of 29 shots. Wallace had 12 points on …


Gonzaga set to face Pacific in WCC tournament quarterfinals

Gonzaga will open the WCC tournament against No. 9 Pacific, which advanced with an 89-84 victory Friday over No. 8 Pepperdine on Friday at Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Blanchette: Gonzaga women show no signs of teetering in WCC tournament opener

Having made teetering on the edge their pet vice this season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs came to town not so much reveling in March Madness, but March Mustness.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

Jill Barta points Gonzaga women in right direction at WCC tournament

What a difference two months, not to mention 366 days, made for Jill Barta.


A cash-strapped Gonzaga fan’s guide to Las Vegas

Living in Las Vegas teaches you things. Many of those lessons can’t be printed in a family newspaper, but the wisdom that can be shared on these pages is well …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Motivated by memory

The Gonzaga women haven’t forgotten what happened the last time they visited the Orleans Arena. Last March, the Zags fell to Santa Clara in their first game of the West …


Gonzaga’s Ryan Edwards expects to play in NCAA tournament

The WCC tournament didn’t go as scripted for Gonzaga’s Ryan Edwards, but he plans to be ready for NCAA tournament opener.


Blanchette: Bulldogs, Zag nation breathe sigh of relief

In the confetti squall and general delirium at Orleans Arena on Tuesday night, Gonzaga coach Mark Few came face to face with Jonathan Fierro, the ramrod of the HBO crew …


Gonzaga perseveres, beats Saint Mary’s for WCC championship

LAS VEGAS – Eric McClellan scored 20 points, Kyle Wiltjer added 17 and Gonzaga took the guesswork out of its 18th straight NCAA Tournament appearance by beating Saint Mary’s 85-75 …


John Blanchette: Zags must enter high-anxiety semifinals with big worries about bigs

It’s rare anymore that the West Coast Conference basketball tournament reverts back to a scuffler’s convention like the Big Sky or Horizon or the other leagues in single-bid hell.


Gonzaga finds clear pathway to WCC tournament semifinals

LAS VEGAS – On a day when a few top seeds found themselves in scraps with underdogs, Gonzaga found relatively smooth sailing.


WCC roundup: BYU advances past Santa Clara

Kyle Collinsworth, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, scored 13 points and had two key assists late in the game as Brigham Young defeated Santa Clara 72-60 in …