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UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Gonzaga’s athletic department budget will “take a hit” with diminished NCAA Tournament payout

The WCC enjoyed one its finest men’s basketball seasons ever and was poised, led by second-ranked Gonzaga, to make more noise – and serious dollars – in the NCAA Tournament. …


Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson, who listed Gonzaga in top five, commits to Washington

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson has committed to Washington, according to his twitter account. Stevenson listed Gonzaga, Oregon, Maryland and San Diego State in his top five.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev lands another All-America honor

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev has been selected second-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev voted third-team All-America by U.S. Basketball Writers Association

Gonzaga sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named third-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Filip Petrusev, Corey Kispert and Killian Tillie earn District 9 recognition

Coach Mark Few and three Gonzaga players received All-District 9 honors. Sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named to the first team and junior wing Corey Kispert and senior forward Killian …


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Season rewind: Plenty of achievements for Gonzaga in campaign that ended too soon

So the Zags are left with a pair of pretty good consolation prizes, absent the theater of March Madness. First, one of the finest regular seasons in program history. Second, …


Gonzaga, Texas Tech schedule December clash in Phoenix

The Bulldogs have scheduled a marquee matchup against Texas Tech on Dec. 19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev selected third-team AP All-America

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named to the AP All-America third team, becoming the first sophomore in program history to make one of the three teams.


Stan Johnson hired as Loyola Marymount basketball coach

Loyola Marymount has hired Stan Johnson as its men’s basketball coach.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson has Gonzaga among five potential destinations

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson listed Gonzaga among his final five schools.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Gonzaga No. 1 in USA Today’s way-too-early rankings for 2020-21 season

Gonzaga basketball fans searching for something to look forward to after the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament might want to take a peek at USA Today’s preseason Top 25 next …


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Gonzaga retains No. 2 spot, fourth straight season with top-10 ranking in final AP poll

Gonzaga closed the season at No. 2 in the final AP college basketball poll, adding to another streak in its burgeoning collection.


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Gonzaga women ranked No. 13 in final Associated Press Top 25 poll

The Bulldogs (28-3) climbed as high as No. 11 in the poll earlier this season and reached No. 10 in the USA Today coaches poll.


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev named second-team All-America by CBS Sports and USA Today

Gonzaga sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named second-team All-America by CBS Sports and USA Today and third team by Sporting News.


UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Fantasy basketball: Simulation projects Gonzaga reaching title game before falling to Dayton

According to SportsLine’s simulations of every tournament game, Gonzaga was in for another magical tournament run but another finish one win shy of its ultimate goal.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs guard Joel Ayayi shows off MVP work ethic

LAS VEGAS – Joel Ayayi sported a fashionable ensemble: WCC Tournament championship hat and T-shirt, net draped around his neck and MVP trophy in his hands.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

John Blanchette: Familiar WCC title win has special feeling for Gonzaga

When do you suppose came the signal for the Gonzaga masses that it was safe to exhale?


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga puts pedal to metal in WCC title game after slowing down Jordan Ford

Most of Gonzaga’s trademarks were on full display.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few whistled for first-half technical – and first technical since 2016 – in WCC Tournament title game

Mark Few and Gonzaga have built plenty of streaks through the years, and many of them during the West Coast Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena. One of the more obscure …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Joel Ayayi brings WCC Tournament MVP back to Gonzaga, France after 17-point effort

West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player honors returned to Gonzaga – and France – Tuesday night at the Orleans Arena


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ victory over the Gaels in the WCC Tournament title game

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 84-66 win at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

TV Take: Drew Timme puts twinkle in eye of ESPN crew as Gonzaga rolls past Saint Mary’s for WCC Tournament title

Yes, the West Coast Conference is improved this year. It might even be the best it’s ever been. But second-ranked Gonzaga is still the king.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Gonzaga notebook: Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev named All-District IX; Orleans Arena gets court upgrade for WCC Tournament

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Filip Petrusev have been selected to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District IX team.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga races past Saint Mary’s in second half for WCC Tournament championship

Drew Timme and Joel Ayayi had 17 points apiece and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Saint Mary’s Gaels for the third time this season, this time 84-66 Tuesday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Saint Mary’s rallies past BYU to earn WCC Tournament title-game rematch with Gonzaga

Saint Mary’s senior guard Jordan Ford, who put on a show with 42 points in Saturday’s double-overtime win over Pepperdine, produced more magic late Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

John Blanchette: Gonzaga avoids Black Monday, settles for an Off-Black one after men rally to beat San Francisco

A bit more than four minutes remained when Joel Ayayi got loose in the paint and pulled up for a 10-footer that would give Gonzaga the lead for good and …


Analysis: Joel Ayayi’s timely contributions push Gonzaga past USF and into WCC title game

Joel Ayayi made a string of giant plays in the final 4-plus minutes Monday, and his team was extremely grateful, because the sophomore guard carried the top-seeded Bulldogs past No. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Killian Tillie shrugs off ankle pain to lift Gonzaga late in semifinal win over San Francisco

As the top scorer and rebounder Monday evening, Killian Tillie had plenty of moments that stimulated the Gonzaga-friendly crowd a West Coast Conference Tournament semifinal against San Francisco. But there …


Gonzaga-San Francisco: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Dons in the WCC Tournament semifinals

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 81-77 win at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

TV Take: When it comes to the WCC Tournament, Gonzaga fans can bet on the ESPN tandem of Bob Wischusen and Dick Vitale to be on the call

No matter what you think of Vitale, beneath all the “babys” and the “PTPers” is a knowledgeble basketball mind. You would expect nothing less from a former college and NBA …