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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Loyola Marymount freshman Eli Scott provides interior production

Point guard James Batemon is Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer, Steven Haney hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points in the first GU-LMU meeting, but we’re going with Eli Scott as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura shows growth in his game

It was easy to be mesmerized by Rui Hachimura’s post-up buckets, one- or two-dribble moves and midrange jumpers against Saint Mary’s. But it was the other end of the floor …


If Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s win out, RPI will determine WCC Tournament’s top seed

If Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s win their next four games, they will share the regular-season title, but who would be the No. 1 seed in the WCC Tournament?


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Gonzaga cracks AP top 10 at No. 9; Saint Mary’s drops to 15th

Gonzaga’s road win over Saint Mary’s and another chaotic week in college basketball sent the Zags back into the top 10 for the first time since the 2017 postseason.


Gonzaga’s resume doesn’t add up to spot in NCAA selection committee’s current top 16

Gonzaga has never been easy to gauge for the NCAA Tournament selection committee and it seems little has changed under the committee’s new guidelines.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

John Blanchette: Josh Perkins more than atoned for Gonzaga’s slip-up against Saint Mary’s

College basketball’s ultimate sardine can – McKeon Pavilion – was stoked for a coronation Saturday night, and best of all it was going to come at the expense of Gonzaga, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shuts down Jock Landale and Emmett Naar, rolls to 78-65 victory over Gaels

The 12th-ranked Zags shut down one of the nation’s most efficient offenses and they did nearly as much damage at the other end of the court in an impressive 78-65 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 78-65 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 78-65 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:38 p.m.

TV Take: ‘What, when and how’ all favor Zags in win over Gaels

As Gonzaga’s dominating 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s became more and more apparent Saturday night, ESPN’s Sean Farnham began repeating a phrase that became more and more like a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Saint Mary’s stands tall against Gonzaga women’s bigs

Gonzaga always seems eager to welcome a friendly battle of the bigs. But when the Zags welcomed Saint Mary’s to the Kennel on Saturday, the bigs met their match.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s tickets fetch hefty price

For those willing to pay the price, it cost more for a ticket to attend the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s showdown than every NBA game Saturday night, including San Antonio’s visit to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

Rui Hachimura’s offense, interior defense lift No. 12 Gonzaga to 78-65 win over No. 11 Saint Mary’s

Rui Hachimura scored a game-high 21 points as No. 12 Gonzaga jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s on …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Gonzaga women clinch share of WCC title despite disheartening loss

Barely half an hour after their toughest loss of the season, the Gonzaga women were already picking up the pieces. In this case it was a piece of the West …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Gonzaga takes second shot at slowing Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s

How will the Zags approach defending Saint Mary’s star center Jock Landale?The answer should go a long way in deciding the outcome of the WCC game of the year Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Saint Mary’s center Jock Landale has been matchup nightmare for opponents

Saturday’s key matchup? Hmm, take one guess. Saint Mary’s senior center Jock Landale has been working over opponents all season and it was no different against the Zags in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Gonzaga’s 2017 season honored as Washington’s Sports Story of the Year

Gonzaga is deep into the 2018 basketball season, but its memorable 2017 campaign is still being feted 10 months later.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga battles through lull offensively for 71-61 victory over Pacific

Gonzaga had another lengthy dry spell offensively, and those have been popping up with more frequency in the last few weeks. Good thing the Zags had company Thursday night.


Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 71-61 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 71-61 win over Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams notch double-doubles as No. 12 Gonzaga tops Pacific 71-61

Killian Tillie scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as No. 12 Gonzaga overcame a sluggish second half to top Pacific 71-61 on Thursday at the Alex G. Spanos …


Caution: Road work ahead if Gonzaga wants to claim another WCC title

If Gonzaga plans on hoisting its 17th WCC regular-season title trophy in 18 seasons, it’ll have to do the heavy lifting on the road.


Pacific’s Miles Reynolds has been on hot streak heading into game with Gonzaga

Junior guard Miles Reynolds has been Pacific’s hottest player. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder from Chicago shares scoring honors with Roberto Gallinat at 13.0 points per game, but Reynolds has bumped his …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Gonzaga extends television signal to Japan as Rui Hachimura continues to play prominent role on team

Last Thursday’s Gonzaga-San Diego game was the first of four Zag contests to be televised on J Sports in Japan, via an agreement with Root Sports/KHQ through Metta Sport. The …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s climb into top 12 prior to Saturday’s showdown

It’ll be a top 12 showdown when Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s tangle in Moraga on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. again shows he’s a forward thinker

Norvell missed his first seven shots, five from beyond the 3-point arc. There was no reprieve for Norvell at the defensive end as a couple of critical lapses contributed to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Silas Melson has been tearing it up, though not in BYU game

Some nights just aren’t for the books. Silas Melson knew that Saturday, when the Gonzaga Bulldogs shut down BYU 68-60.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

John Blanchette: Never mind the white shirts; Gonzaga treasures blue-collar win

The Bulldogs put an end to this hex or voodoo or whammy or whatever it was that Brigham Young held over their heads in the McCarthey Athletic Center the previous …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shines in crunch time again, holds off BYU

Those 30-, 40-point WCC blowouts of late December and early January have given way to a new-look Gonzaga basketball team. Back then, the points came easy as Gonzaga’s point totals …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

TV Take: ESPN crew on top of its game as Zags take down BYU

There is probably no better way to watch a college basketball game than from inside a loud, raucous arena with about 6,000 of your best friends. But watching from home, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 68-60 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 68-60 win over BYU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 12:20 a.m.

No. 14 Gonzaga makes enough clutch plays down the stretch to hold off BYU 68-60

Rui Hachimura netted a team-high 15 points off the bench as No. 14 Gonzaga held off BYU 68-60 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.