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GU men outlast Dons, set up Saint Mary’s rematch

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s Marquise Carter showed why he was voted WCC newcomer of the year and reserve wing Mike Hart showed why head coach Mark Few trusts him in …


WCC announces future tournament plan

The WCC will grow to nine teams next year with the addition of BYU. A nine-team configuration will obviously impact scheduling and the conference tournament format. Those topics, and several …


GU women rout Portland, roll into final

LAS VEGAS – It had all the elements of a typical Gonzaga women’s basketball rout of an overmatched opponent, and a couple others that were particularly satisfying for head coach …


GU women pound Portland; title game next

It had all the elements of a typical Gonzaga women’s basketball rout of an overmatched opponent, and a couple others that were particularly satisfying for head coach Kelly Graves.


Gonzaga women to face Portland in WCC semifinals; men get Dons

LAS VEGAS – A year ago at the WCC women’s basketball tournament, Portland coach Jim Sollars stated that Gonzaga was the best team in conference history. His opinion has changed …


Gonzaga women’s coach Kelly Graves plans for every scenario

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves has the best team in the West Coast Conference, but that doesn’t stop the nerves from visiting before every game. It’s …


Zags not thinking past WCC

LAS VEGAS – Depending on what bracket genius you want to believe, Gonzaga at the moment is an 11-seed (but classified as on the NCAA tournament bubble), an 11-seed and …


Zags want to make their own path to NCAA men’s tourney

Depending on what bracket genius you want to believe, Gonzaga at the moment is an 11-seed (but classified as on the NCAA tournament bubble), an 11-seed and rising, or one …


Gonzaga needs to avoid tiebreakers to get tournament bye

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have a six-game West Coast Conference winning streak. They might have to make it eight to earn a bye into the conference tournament semifinals. Without getting into …


WCC tiebreakers don’t favor Gonzaga

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have a six-game West Coast Conference winning streak. They might have to make it eight to earn a bye into the conference tournament semifinals. Without getting into …


West Coast Conference teams jockey for top two seeds

Since the West Coast Conference adopted its current tournament format in 2003, only once has a team seeded third or higher advanced to the championship. That was No. 3 San …


Bulldogs not pretty, but win

LAS VEGAS – Welcome to March basketball. High-pressure games, physical, grinding, hard fouls, floor burns. Hard-fought wins, season-altering losses.


Grays fingerprints all over this one

LAS VEGAS – His right elbow was Saran wrapped in ice, where before a sleeve of white tape had buttressed the joint bruised by a crash to the floor both …


No stopping Gonzaga

Top-seeded Gonzaga marched on Sunday night, setting the tone early and then quelling a Loyola Marymount comeback to claim a 77-62 victory in the West Coast Conference Tournament semi finals …


Pressure’s off Zags at tourney

Going into the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have the luxury of knowing they’re probably a lock to make the NCAA tournament, no matter the outcome …


GU says let’s win two

LAS VEGAS – There generally isn’t a precise turning point in a 35-point victory, but there were a couple of plays that symbolized Gonzaga’s 94-59 dismantling of Santa Clara in …


Women return to title game

LAS VEGAS – The Orleans Arena doesn’t look anything like the McCarthey Athletic Center. The seatbacks are maroon, similar to Loyola Marymount’s colors. Instead of a Bulldog at center court, …


Zags playing like they have something to prove

LAS VEGAS – One man’s Championship Week is another man’s Self-Inflicted Wound Week. It’s brutal out there on the bubble this March. Maryland faints against 10-17 Virginia. Rhode Island stumbles …


Viva this neutral site in the desert

LAS VEGAS – Wrong city, we know, but there is something about the West Coast Conference basketball tournament being here that gives off a strong “Sister Act” vibe. You just …


Dons Put Collar On Bulldogs Usf Captures Wcc Title, 80-67; Gu Must Wait For Ncaa Invite

Bakari Hendrix can’t find the handle on rebound as Zags see Damian Cantrell and Dons come away with ball and WCC title. Photo by Jay L. Clendenin/Associated Press