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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 …


Gonzaga takes on Portland, probably needing sweep at WCC tournament to extend NCAA streak to 18

The streak is a source of pride, consistency and national standing. Gonzaga has been to 17 straight NCAA Tournaments, tied for the fourth-longest active streak and tied for the sixth-longest …


Blanchette: Of all years for the Zags to be on the edge

The madness of college basketball is far too expansive to be limited to March. Although that’s as good a time as any.


Loyola Marymount eliminates San Diego at WCC men’s tournament

Brandon Brown made all 10 of his free-throw attempts and scored 20 points as Loyola Marymount fended off a late San Diego rally to beat the Toreros 64-61 in the …


Blanchette: Gritty Bulldogs suffer heartbreaking loss at WCC tournament

The HBO cameras haven’t intruded into their locker room, and so maybe cable subscribers have been shorted on their share of more typical TV pathos.


Gonzaga women make early exit in WCC tournament

Gonzaga made its earliest exit from the WCC women’s basketball tournament since 2006, falling to Santa Clara 59-58 in the opening round Thursday at the Orleans Arena.


Gonzaga women still have targets on their backs

For the first time since 2006, Gonzaga enters the WCC women’s tournament without the No. 1 seed attached to its name.


Four corners: Gonzaga aims for WCC title

The second-seeded Zags’ WCC tournament quarterfinal assignment is No. 7 Portland.


Blanchette: Bitter taste removed by Zags

LAS VEGAS – In the midst of another net-cutting and another confetti shower from the rafters of Orleans Arena, Gonzaga coach Mark Few wrapped an arm around guard Gary Bell …


No. 7 Gonzaga beats BYU to win third-straight WCC tourney

LAS VEGAS – For all the chatter nationally about unsightly, low-scoring games this season, we offer the 40-minute thrill ride that was Gonzaga-BYU. The Cougars love to play fast. The …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2015

No. 7 Gonzaga beats BYU to win third straight WCC tourney title

LAS VEGAS – For all the chatter nationally about unsightly, low-scoring games this season, we offer the 40-minute thrill ride that was Gonzaga-BYU.


Gonzaga men in WCC championship game for 18th straight season

LAS VEGAS – Kyle Wiltjer’s OK. Byron Wesley was better than OK and so were the rest of the Zags. Top-seeded Gonzaga, looking more like the dominant team from earlier …


Gonzaga women lose to BYU in semis; NCAA fate up in the air

LAS VEGAS – Down the stretch, top-seeded Gonzaga lost its way offensively, its composure and ultimately the game. Now, the Zags face an uncomfortable week of waiting to find out …


Byron Wesley asserts himself as GU men put whipping on Pepperdine

LAS VEGAS – Less is more is a nice concept, if forever difficult to sell and even harder to fully embrace as a practical matter. Should it need a poster …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2015

Zags back where they belong: in WCC final

Byron Wesley scored 25 points and led a second-half run with teammate Kyle Wiltjer as top-seeded and seventh-ranked Gonzaga defeated Pepperdine 79-61 Monday night to reach its 18th consecutive West …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2015

GU women struggle in second half, lose to BYU

Down the stretch, top-seeded Gonzaga lost its way offensively, its composure and ultimately the game.


Zags don’t know if Wiltjer will play

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga had its hands full, at full strength, with Pepperdine twice in the regular season. The third meeting takes place in the WCC tournament semifinals tonight at …


Wiltjer will be game-time decision for Zags

Gonzaga had its hands full, at full strength, with Pepperdine twice in the regular season. The third meeting takes place in the WCC tournament semifinals tonight at 6 at the …


Atonement

LAS VEGAS – This was about fist pumps, emotion and fire more than perfectly run plays. Gonzaga had a lot more of the former than the latter, and it was …


Zags manage 30th win despite so-called funk

LAS VEGAS – Well, look at it this way: the Gonzaga Bulldogs earned yet another game to play through whatever funk it is that seems to have settled over them. …


UPDATED: Sun., March 8, 2015

Karnowski leads Gonzaga into WCC semis

Przemek Karnowski scored a season-high 24 points and Kyle Wiltjer added 19 to lead No. 7 Gonzaga to an 81-72 victory over San Francisco in the West Coast Conference tournament …


Gonzaga women turn the heat up against Loyola in WCC tournament

LAS VEGAS – Locked in a tight battle with No. 8-seeded Loyola Marymount early in the second half, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier went to her bench and a full-court press. …


Another cruel twist of fate for Sherbert

LAS VEGAS – A rebound, a few swift dribbles up court, a bold move to the hoop – it was Lindsay Sherbert revealed, if not as her old self, then …


Gonzaga men look for intensity in WCC tournament

LAS VEGAS – The eight teams left in the WCC men’s basketball tournament have a lot on the line but only Gonzaga has the luxury of a safety net. The …


Gonzaga women turn up the heat against Loyola

Locked in a tight battle with No. 8-seeded Loyola Marymount early in the second half, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier went to her bench and a full-court press.


Gonzaga women in right frame of mind for WCC tournament

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga got back into the win column last Saturday, prompting the return of a few other important items. “For the last game before Las Vegas, it was …


Gonzaga women in right frame of mind for WCC tournament

The Gonzaga women got back into the win column last Saturday, prompting the return of a few other important items.


GU women eye third straight WCC tourney title

The Gonzaga women, who won the West Coast Conference regular season title for the 11th straight season, go after their seventh WCC women’s basketball tournament title in eight years, beginning …


Gonzaga tops BYU for WCC championship

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga players cut down the net after handling BYU 75-64 for the WCC tournament title Tuesday and began striding toward the locker room. Seniors Sam Dower Jr. …


Hard-working GU women shut down BYU

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s starters had taken their final bows, another WCC women’s basketball tournament championship had been secured and the last seconds were melting away. GU fans rose to …