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GU’s Karr questionable for WCC title game

Taelor Karr took a seat on the bench and watched her Gonzaga teammates go through practice drills. She twisted her upper body to the right, then to the left, trying …


Gonzaga gets going in second half to dispatch Lions

LAS VEGAS – Sophomore guard Kevin Pangos knew the questions would come, particularly after Gonzaga’s rugged first half against ninth-seeded Loyola Marymount, about the Zags feeling additional pressure carrying the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2013, 11:08 p.m.

No. 1 Gonzaga beats LMU

Elias Harris had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Gonzaga over Loyola Marymount 66-48 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the West Coast conference tournament.


Blanchette: GU women arrived at familiar place, but take different path

Here’s what we knew about the Gonzaga Bulldogs when the women’s basketball season began: more than half the team’s scoring and rebounding from last year gone, no all-league players returning, …


Cheslek, Kudron step up in GU women’s win

The top-seeded Bulldogs utilized multiple scoring options and smothering pressure defense to crush No. 4 seed BYU 62-43 in the WCC women’s basketball tournament semifinals at the Orleans Arena.


Drive starts now

LAS VEGAS – The Gonzaga Bulldogs’ rise to No. 1 in the men’s college basketball polls hasn’t clouded their memories entering the WCC tournament. “Two things that are going to …


No. 1 reason to fret … or is it celebrate?

LAS VEGAS – Bumped into those best of friends and Zags fans, Hysteria and Horse Sense, sitting at side-by-side slots at the Orleans Casino. Guess what they were talking about? …


Zag men don’t lack for motivation

The Gonzaga Bulldogs’ rise to No. 1 in the men’s college basketball polls hasn’t clouded their memories entering the WCC tournament.


GU women’s team surging at right time

LAS VEGAS – Consider it an indication of just how much the Gonzaga women’s basketball team has improved the last two months that coach Kelly Graves started with a couple …


WCC changes basketball tourney format

The double-byes that Gonzaga’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have earned at the West Coast Conference tournaments will go away beginning with the 2014 events. The WCC voted during conference …


WCC adopts 10-team tourney format

The double-byes that Gonzaga’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have earned at the West Coast Conference tournaments will go away beginning with the 2014 events. The WCC voted during conference …


Blanchette: Gonzaga women earned their spot

Ever so slightly overlooked in Gonzaga crashing yet another Sweet 16 in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament this week was the morsel of the Bulldogs holding the nation’s sixth-highest scoring …


No banner outcome for Zags in rivalry that isn’t flagging

LAS VEGAS – It’s been 15 years in the making, but finally someone took it all away from the Gonzaga Bulldogs. All right, not all of it.


BYU burns Gonzaga in women’s title game

LAS VEGAS – This time Gonzaga cooled off and the opponent didn’t. The Bulldogs had no defensive answers for BYU’s inside-outside attack as the Cougars dominated the final 25 minutes …


Saint Mary’s defeats Gonzaga men in overtime

LAS VEGAS – A thrilling WCC basketball tournament championship game had been over for about an hour when Matthew Dellavedova and Mitchell Young jogged across the court inside a nearly …


Gaels bust Zags in OT

Saint Mary’s, which put an end to Gonzaga’s 11-year streak of regular-season titles, doubled its pleasure with a pulsating 78-74 overtime victory over the Bulldogs in front of 6,826 on …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2012, 5:10 p.m.

BYU women unseat Gonzaga in WCC tournament

This time Gonzaga cooled off and the opponent didn’t. The Bulldogs had no defensive answers for BYU’s inside-outside attack as the Cougars dominated the final 25 minutes and cruised to …


Blanchette: Karr ruling didn’t cause polar shift in NCAA world

LAS VEGAS – Lots happening here at the West Coast Conference basketball tournament. Kevin Pangos is trending. Rob Sacre is back insisting that Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s hate each other, …


Business as usual: Bulldogs vs. Gaels

LAS VEGAS – For all the talk about the addition of traditional power BYU and the chatter about the West Coast Conference being the best it has been in a …


GU women take early stage with chance to rest

LAS VEGAS – The new format for the West Coast Conference basketball tournaments influenced Gonzaga women’s coach Kelly Graves’ allotment of playing time in Saturday’s semifinals. The Bulldogs were locked …


GU women play for WCC title

The top-seeded and 22nd-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-4) and second-seeded BYU Cougars (25-6) will tangle for the third time in less than a month today when they play for the WCC …


Zags keep up winning pace, face BYU in finale

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s game against Saint Mary’s brought back a fond flashback for Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves. Content to give a little early to gain a lot …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2012, 12:04 a.m.

Zags whip BYU, get Saint Mary’s in Monday title game

Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few was feeling the pressure Saturday. No, he wasn’t too worried about the Bulldogs’ position in the eyes of the NCAA tournament selection committee.


Standish leads GU women to WCC title game

Saturday’s game against Saint Mary’s brought back a fond flashback for Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves.


San Diego, USF win at WCC tournament

LAS VEGAS – Johnny Dee scored 30 points to lead San Diego to a 76-54 win over Pepperdine in a West Coast Conference tournament second-round game on Thursday night. Dee …


Gonzaga women have momentum heading into WCCs

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team won its eighth consecutive West Coast Conference regular-season championship and it proved to be much harder than the seventh a year ago. And perhaps more …


Gonzaga enters WCC tourney with few worries

LAS VEGAS – ’Tis the season for those March Madness buzzwords: RPI, strength of schedule, bubble teams, automatic bids, Bracketology and Selection Sunday. Pardon Gonzaga if it isn’t crunching every …


Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 24-5 overall COMING UP: Saturday vs. TBD, WCC tournament semifinals


Gonzaga still enjoys sweet smell of success

LAS VEGAS – In the garden of Gonzaga basketball have grown any number of dubious truths. The Bulldogs are dragged down by a weak league, say. Their thoroughly spoiled devotees …


GU women win third straight WCC tournament championship

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga has demonstrated game after game that it can score points in a hurry and run the floor like a track team. On Monday, the Bulldogs showed …