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Stories tagged: WCC

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

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, 10:10 p.m.

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, 9:38 p.m.

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, 8:18 p.m.

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, 8:32 p.m.

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, 4:16 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named semifinalist for Naismith Trophy

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura is one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy player of year.

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Gonzaga dominates WCC awards, Rui Hachimura named Player of the Year

Junior forward Rui Hachimura was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year and Mark Few collected his 13th Coach of the Year award. Brandon Clarke, who had 11 double-doubles, …

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins finalist for Bob Cousy Award

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins is one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, presented to the nation’s top point guard.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke collects WCC player of week honors

Junior forward Brandon Clarke, who had 36 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks in a pair of Gonzaga wins last week, was named WCC player of the week

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Gonzaga maintains top spot in poll, but No. 2 Virginia pulls closer

Gonzaga maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, and the Zags can’t help or hurt their position this week.

UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Gonzaga men, women learn tip-off times for upcoming WCC basketball tournaments

With semifinal berths secured, the Gonzaga men will open tournament play at 6 on March 11 while the GU women play at noon on March 11.

UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie eyes possible return for WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie isn’t a two-sport athlete, but these days he feels like one. Gonzaga’s junior forward has been working overtime to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia in his …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:56 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga dominates Saint Mary’s in second half, caps unbeaten WCC campaign

No. 1 Gonzaga wrapped up an unbeaten West Coast Conference season for the fifth time, defeating Saint Mary’s 69-55 Saturday before an overflow crowd at 3,500-seat McKeon Pavilion.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Tommy Lloyd finds fulfillment in watching son win state title after Bulldogs’ victory at Saint Mary’s

As Mark Few’s top assistant was on the bench guiding the top-ranked Zags to a 69-55 victory that clinched an unbeaten regular season, Lloyd’s high school-aged son was preparing for …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 69-55 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 69-55 victory over Saint Mary’s at McKeon Pavilion

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:46 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga weathers early Saint Mary’s storm before pulling away in dominating fashion

Be honest. Part of you was hoping top-ranked Gonzaga would have a close, competitive West Coast Conference game this season. Maybe not this close, not this competitive. Well, for a …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 1 Gonzaga wraps up perfect WCC regular season with 69-55 win over Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins scored 19 points and top-ranked Gonzaga finished its fifth unbeaten run through the West Coast Conference regular season with a 69-55 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday at …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:55 p.m.

Gonzaga women clinch outright conference title with hard-fought win over Loyola Marymount

It was a great day to be a Zag, that was undisputed. So was the West Coast Conference championship, which the Gonzaga earned the hard way on Senior Day at …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to close out perfect WCC season against rival Gaels

OK, so some of the buildup to the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game disappeared Thursday when the Gaels clinched the second seed and joined the regular-season champion Zags with a double-bye in …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: High-scoring guard Jordan Ford steers Gaels’ offense

We like to mix it up when it comes to key matchup rematches, but that’s hard to do with Saint Mary’s. Junior guard Jordan Ford is that good, and that …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:41 p.m.

Analysis: Pacific can’t contain Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura in 86-66 victory

Back on Jan. 10, Pacific did the best job defensively by any Gonzaga opponent this season containing the dynamic duo of Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 86-66 victory over the Tigers

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 86-66 victory over Pacific at the Spanos Center in Stockton, California.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

TV Take: P.J. Carlesimo joins ranks of ESPN broadcasters in awe of Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura

If February comes in like a pack of rabid hyenas, it goes out like a lion. A regal, ancient lion. So it may be appropriate the final day of February …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Trio of seniors helps Gonzaga women pull away late in rout of Pepperdine

Apparently, Senior Day couldn’t get here soon enough for the Gonzaga women, so they decided to celebrate two days early.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Top-ranked Gonzaga breezes by Pacific, one win from unbeaten WCC season

Brandon Clarke had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, and No. 1 Gonzaga extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 19 games, thumping Pacific 86-66 on Thursday night.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Gonzaga offense eyes improvement in rematch against patient Pacific

It was arguably Gonzaga’s worst offensive performance of the season. The Zags still won by 31 points.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pacific key matchup: High-scoring guard Roberto Gallinat sets pace for Tigers

Roberto Gallinat gets his second shot at Gonzaga on Thursday night. The first go-around didn’t go well for Gallinat or Pacific.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Geno Crandall has overcome late arrival, injury to become a perfect fit at Gonzaga

Geno Crandall was the final piece of Gonzaga’s roster puzzle, but he didn’t fit in right away.