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UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and WSU’s Robert Franks earn District IX honors

Mark Few was named District IX Coach of the Year and Rui Hachimura was named the district’s Player of the Year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide again for WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s resume what’s become essentially an annual March rite when they clash Tuesday night for the WCC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga uses efficient offense to breeze by Pepperdine, into WCC championship game

Killian Tillie returned to the court for the first time since Feb. 7 and promptly hit a 3-pointer in an arena where he can’t seem to miss from distance.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie’s reemergence gives Gonzaga the house edge at WCC Tournament

Anyone have the guts to get this wager down before tipoff Monday night? Killian Tillie, tournament MVP.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Corey Kispert submits another workmanlike effort for Gonzaga in takedown of Pepperdine

The duties vary for Kispert, but the forward’s job Monday night was taking nine shots from the field, scoring 11 points, snatching five rebounds and playing blue-collar defense throughout Gonzaga’s …


Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 100-74 victory over the Waves

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 100-74 victory over Waves in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

TV Take: With Killian Tillie up and running, ESPN’s Dick Vitale claims Gonzaga likely his pick to win NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale is enamored with GU’s penchant for sharing the ball and how that leads to togetherness throughout the game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 78-77 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 78-77 victory over Saint Mary’s in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga women welcome third shot at topping BYU, this time with WCC title on the line

There will be motivation aplenty for Gonzaga and BYU in Tuesday’s West Coast Conference title game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes return to court after seven-game absence, hits trio of early 3’s

Mark Few didn’t wait long to bring Killian Tillie off Gonzaga’s bench and Tillie didn’t wait long to leave his print on Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal against Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

John Blanchette: Gonzaga down, but never out in gutsy victory over Saint Mary’s

Their gruesome falls to the court and the injuries that forced them to hobble out of Orleans Arena on crutches after the Monday afternoon women’s semifinals of the West Coast …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Recap and highlights: Top-seeded Gonzaga thumps Pepperdine as Killian Tillie returns to action

All five Gonzaga starters finished in double figures, while Killian Tillie returned after missing the last six weeks with a foot injury. Tillie finished with nine points and six rebounds.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga women overcome pair of injuries, rally for double-overtime victory against Saint Mary’s in WCC semifinals

Zykera Rice hit a layup as time expired and top-seeded Gonzaga held off fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s 78-77 in a double-overtime thriller in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament on Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named semifinalist for Naismith Coach of the Year

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of 11 semifinalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga keeps its focus after injuries to guards Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend

The only type of nightmare that could rival losing a meaningful game in March played out for the top-seeded Gonzaga women Monday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. Twice.


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Gaels’ Megan McKay comes into game in good form

In Gonzaga’s first home West Coast Conference game of the year, on Jan. 3, Saint Mary’s forward Megan McKay dominated the Zags inside. Her 29 points and eight rebounds were …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019

With home date unlikely, Zag women still must retain focus in WCC semifinal

Like it or not, the Zags appear to be slotted into a five seed and destined to play next week at some ag-tech campus in Ames, Iowa; College Station, Texas; …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Waves surfing momentum of three tourney wins into rematch with No. 1 Gonzaga

Eighth-seeded Pepperdine has rattled off three wins in three nights, including an impressive 89-72 thrashing of No. 4 San Francisco on Saturday, to earn a shot at top-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Zags try to cool off red-hot Colbey Ross

Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross got off to a bit of a slow start, by his standards, with just 14 points in Thursday’s opening-round tournament win over Pacific.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

WCC Tournament: Pepperdine stuns San Francisco, will face Gonzaga in semifinals

No. 8-seeded Pepperdine thumped No. 4 San Francisco 89-72 on Saturday at the Orleans Arena. It was the Waves’ third win in three nights and their second straight upset.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison enshrined in West Coast Conference Hall of Honor

He was the hometown hero who became Gonzaga’s first superstar. And now he’s gotten the call to hall.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Best of the best: Looking back on ‘one of the most special seasons’ in Gonzaga women’s basketball history

In a year full of superlatives for the Gonzaga women, it’s time to offer another: This was without doubt the best regular season in school history.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke among 15 candidates for Wooden Award

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura joined 13 others on the ballot for the Wooden Award Trophy for college basketball’s most outstanding player and the Wooden Award All-American team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

WCC Tournament: Colbey Ross, Pepperdine men upset Loyola Marymount

Jade’ Smith added 16 points for the Waves (15-17), while Kessler Edwards had 15 points and six rebounds.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Gonzaga tries to rest up, stay sharp during break from games

These lengthy postseason breaks are nothing new for the Zags, who have an unmatched track record of handling them successfully.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

A Gonzaga fan’s guide to Las Vegas: Where to eat, drink and hang out when the Bulldogs aren’t on the court

Much of Spokane is focused on – and even empties out during – the annual West Coast Conference Championships at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. That’s even more the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Gonzaga women embrace journey that led to regular-season title, top seed in West Coast Conference Tournament

It began almost 12 months ago in a sullen locker-room on the campus of Stanford University, where the Zags had just lost their first-round NCAA Tournament game to the host …


Guided climbing trips are safe and cheap options for off-court entertainment in Las Vegas

Just 20 minutes from downtown Sin City is world-class rock climbing in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s an adult playground made of sandstone and sunshine.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Gonzaga guards pick up scoring pace as defenses zero in on bigs

Gonzaga’s WCC opponents have devoted heavy resources toward slowing Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke. The No. 1-ranked Zags, more specifically their guards, have noticed, and they’re taking advantage of their …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura one of five finalists for Erving Award

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, named WCC Player of the Year on Tuesday, is one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Award for small forward of the year.