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Stories tagged: WCC

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

WCC preview: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s or Saint Mary’s, Gonzaga?

WCC play begins Thursday and the top – or cluttered bottom, for that matter – looks no more settled than it did two months ago. Most agree the top two …

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta notches second WCC player of week honor this season

Gonzaga standout forward Jill Barta scored 21 points to go with 11 rebounds against Western Illinois for her fifth double-double in 10 games this season and earned WCC Player of …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. named WCC player of the week

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr., who had big games coming off the bench and as a starter, earned WCC player of the week honors.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Rui Hachimura stepping up in a big way for Gonzaga early on

Make way – here comes Rui Hachimura. The Gonzaga forward didn’t have a say in the majority of Gonzaga’s wins last season, but this year, the sophomore has developed into …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

WCC preview: There’s a reason Saint Mary’s is unanimous pick

The West Coast Conference has already seen its Upset of the Year. It came in October when nine of the league’s head coaches made Saint Mary’s their pick to finish …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Saint Mary’s unseats Gonzaga as WCC favorites in coaches’ poll

For the first time in 17 years, Gonzaga isn’t favored to win the WCC men’s basketball title. Saint Mary’s took over the top spot in the conference coaches’ preseason poll.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Gonzaga volleyball handles LMU, improves to 6-0 in WCC

Gonzaga volleyball kept rolling Saturday and for a change – and a nice break for coach Diane Nelson’s heart rate – the Bulldogs didn’t need any fifth-game theatrics.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Nick Emery, TJ Haws look to lead BYU back to NCAA Tournament

BYU guard Nick Emery seemed to have a different tone on the eve of the 2017-18 basketball season.

NCAA punishes Pacific men’s basketball for violations

The men’s basketball team at Pacific has been punished by the NCAA for academic and recruiting violations under former coach Ron Verlin. The NCAA says Verlin failed to promote an …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball opens WCC play Dec. 28 on the road

Gonzaga will open defense of its West Coast Conference women’s basketball title at Pacific on Dec. 28

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Gonzaga will open WCC schedule at home against Pacific, Santa Clara

The WCC men’s basketball schedule is a bit more travel friendly for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Zags face three split weeks (one home game, one road game). They had five …

Former Zag Zach Collins could hit the lottery in NBA Draft

Thursday night, Zach Collins will walk across the stage at the Barclays Center, likely as a lottery pick and pending multi-millionaire, and shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s hand, capping a …

UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Gonzaga one of nine on Cal graduate transfer Kameron Rooks’ list

Gonzaga is in the mix for Cal graduate transfer Kameron Rooks, but the Zags have a lot of company. Rooks’ list includes San Diego State, Connecticut, St. John’s, Georgetown, Illinois, …

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown picks Oregon

Elijah Brown, who visited Gonzaga last week and is considered one of college basketball’s top graduate transfers, has committed to Oregon, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

GU’s Ryan Edwards will skip senior season after finishing degree

Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards plans on working after finishing his broadcasting degree in May and he won’t play his senior season.

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams testing NBA waters but won’t sign with agent

Gonzaga junior forward Johnathan Williams will test the NBA waters but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, according to a school release.

UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Nigel Williams-Goss declares for NBA Draft, signs with agent

Williams-Goss announced Tuesday he will declare for the NBA Draft. He’ll be represented by Greg Lawrence of Wasserman, which eliminates the possibility of returning for his senior season. Lawrence also …

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Collins declares for NBA Draft, intends to hire agent

Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins declared for the NBA Draft and intends to hire an agent at a later date, the school announced Tuesday.

UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

No shortage of fouls, free throws for Gonzaga, West Virginia

Gonzaga and West Virginia combined for 51 fouls and 61 free throws in an NCAA tournament game that lacked flow for significant portions.

Meet the press: Gonzaga faces West Virginia’s overwhelming defense in NCAA Sweet 16

There is pressure defense and then there is this: West Virginia, nicknamed ‘Press Virginia’ because of its relentless defensive style, has been known to slap on the press after missing …

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams saves his noise for the court

Johnathan Williams is so soft-spoken even he acknowledges he’s “one of the most quiet guys around.”

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

More to Mountaineers than just pressure defense

Zag fans might want to start the meter on ‘Press Virginia’ references (that’s one) leading up to Thursday’s Gonzaga-West Virginia clash in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few and crew savor another Sweet 16

Among the numerous mileposts in Gonzaga’s 2017 season was one Saturday that went largely unnoticed. Gonzaga sealed its third straight Sweet 16, which hasn’t happened since the 1999 squad launched …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to silence Northwestern, pro-Wildcats’ crowd

The top-seeded Zags (33-1) are essentially considering it as a road game Saturday when they face No. 8 Northwestern (24-11) with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 on the …

Gonzaga’s Tommy Lloyd mentioned as possible candidate at Washington

Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd was listed by a couple of media outlets as a potential candidate for job at Washington.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few receives another Coach of the Year award

Gonzaga’s Mark Few has been named winner of the Henry Iba Award, presented to the national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Killian Tillie takes advantage of extra healing time

Gonzaga had a short break after winning the WCC tournament before beginning preparations for the NCAA tournament. That was just fine with freshman forward Killian Tillie.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

SDSU’s A.J. Hess has warmest regards for Brookings

Senior wing A.J. Hess, a graduate transfer from Southern Utah, loves everything about South Dakota State’s campus and community.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Upon further review, Przemek Karnowski tops NCAA wins list

Upon further review, Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski is the new NCAA Division I all-time wins leader.

UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Nigel Williams-Goss: “Coming to Gonzaga was the best decision I could’ve made”

Nigel Williams-Goss, averaging nearly 17 points per game for the No. 2 ranked-Gonzaga Bulldogs, wrote a column recently for the website, The Players’ Tribune, headlined “Where My Zags At?” In …