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UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga notebook: USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton sets dates for visit; Brandon Clarke lines up NBA workouts

USC graduate transfer Derryck Thornton is expected to visit Gonzaga from May 28-30.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. says he’s staying in NBA draft

It appears Zach Norvell Jr. has played his last game in a Gonzaga uniform. The sophomore wing told reporters in Atlanta after a Thursday workout for the Hawks that he …


Zags like Filip Petrusev might as well take advantage of new NCAA rule

There are always unintended consequences to every NCAA action. Not unforeseeable ones, just unintended ones.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. becomes third Zag to declare for NBA draft

Sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. became the third Gonzaga basketball player this week to declare for the NBA draft. Norvell made his announcement Saturday afternoon in a school release.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Pro prospects of Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke draw variety of opinions from experts

We picked the brains of ESPN’s Sean Farnham, CBS Sports’ Wally Szczerbiak and an NBA scout about Hachimura, Clarke and the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

John Blanchette: Zach Norvell Jr.’s transformation into complete player has been key to Gonzaga’s success

As a freshman experiencing his very first NCAA Tournament game, Zach Norvell Jr. was accorded an honor that really isn’t an honor but still kind of is. A trip to …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Brandon Clarke cleared for takeoff

Take a wild guess which Zag had the honor of putting a Gonzaga sticker on the Sweet 16 line of an oversized NCAA Tournament bracket inside the locker room. “Don’t …


Gonzaga quartet earns National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors

Mark Few was selected coach of the year. Junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named first team and sophomore wing Zach Norvell Jr. made second team.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr., Gonzaga guards kick on their defense in rout of Fairleigh Dickinson

Zach Norvell Jr. was Gonzaga’s microwave oven last year, galvanizing the Bulldogs in NCAA Tournament wins over UNC Greensboro and Ohio State with his clutch shot-making.


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: 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: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Alabama: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 96-51 victory over the Lions

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 96-51 win over North Alabama at the McCarthey Athletic Center


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

From grandma to Vince Carter, Gonzaga players explain their uniform number choices

There’s usually a story behind players’ numbers at virtually every level of basketball. The Zags are no different, picking numbers that carry special significance to family members, a favorite NBA …


Gonzaga-Creighton: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 103-92 victory over the Bluejays

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 103-92 win over Creighton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the CHI Health Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

TV Take: Zach Norvell Jr. goes from ice cold to fresh out of the microwave hot in Gonzaga’s high-scoring win over Creighton

With 9 minutes, 36 seconds left Saturday afternoon in Gonzaga’s 103-92 victory at Creighton, Zach Norvell hit a step-back 3-pointer. He screamed. Nothing in particular. Just a scream of joy.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. took flight with big half against Creighton last year

Almost a year ago to the day, Zach Norvell Jr. was a promising redshirt freshman coming off Gonzaga’s bench and averaging just 11.6 minutes per game. Then Creighton happened. Half …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Zach Norvell Jr. selected to Maui All-Tournament team

Gonzaga had numerous candidates but settled for two representatives on the Maui Invitational All-Tournament team.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

What could have happened if Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie or Zach Norvell Jr. left Gonzaga after last season? Just take a look at Texas A&M

It has been a tale of two programs since Gonzaga and Texas A&M last met almost three years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga trio on Wooden Award 50-player preseason watch list

Rui Hachimura has become a familiar name on preseason watch lists, with Killian Tillie not far behind and Zach Norvell Jr. receiving several mentions, too.


Gonzaga men: Talented roster generates high expectations for Bulldogs despite Killian Tillie injury

Gonzaga pretty much went unbeaten in the offseason, until Tuesday’s news that junior forward Killian Tillie will miss eight weeks with a stress fracture in his ankle.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Gonzaga returns to favorite’s role; four Zags selected preseason All-WCC

Gonzaga’s rare, one-year absence as the WCC preseason favorite officially came to an end Thursday, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura among 20 candidates for Julius Erving Award

For the third day in a row, Gonzaga has a player on a watch list for a national award. Junior forward Rui Hachimura is the latest, joining 19 others on …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. one of 20 on Jerry West Award watch list

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Jerry West Award.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Four way-too-early observations on Gonzaga after Kraziness in the Kennel

It is Oct. 10, the Zags have been practicing for less than two weeks and they’ve staged a 15-minute scrimmage in front of an overflow crowd at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Senior point guard Josh Perkins off to healthy start for Gonzaga at Kraziness in the Kennel

This was Josh Perkins’ fifth Kraziness in the Kennel, but he was probably the most excited Zag on the court Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s 2019 roster could be impressive if key players return

There are a few pressing concerns in Zagland at the moment, beginning with Gonzaga’s conference situation and followed by the team’s personnel picture for next season. Neither is crystal-clear. Both …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. promises return to Gonzaga; Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie yet to think about future

At different points of the 2018 postseason, three separate Gonzaga underclassmen played themselves into NBA Draft conversations.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr.’s diet takes bite out of ‘Snacks’ intake

A sizable media contingent crowded around Zach Norvell Jr.’s cubicle Wednesday and learned a few more interesting tidbits about the redshirt freshman guard.


Clutch play driving Gonzaga’s hot streak

Space limitations prevent a comprehensive list of the gotta-have-it plays Gonzaga made down the stretch of its first two NCAA Tournament wins. The gist is the Zags keep making them, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Clutch shots by Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell, ex-teammate Donte Ingram warm prep coach’s heart

BOISE – The latest addition to Zach Norvell Jr.’s greatest hits compilation came in the waning seconds Thursday against UNC Greensboro.