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Zags want outright success

One goal down, several more within reach. The Gonzaga Bulldogs clinched no worse than a share of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball title with Thursday’s win over Loyola Marymount. …


Blanchette: Zags hum along without ho-hum

If this is February, then the Gonzaga votary must be aggrieved that the objects of his devotion aren’t 50 points better than the Little Dons of the Poor, if not …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 19-5 overall, 10-0 WCC COMING UP: Today vs. Loyola Marymount, 6 p.m., KHQ; Saturday vs. Pepperdine, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU


Gonzaga guard Bouldin MVP favorite with Bryant looming

These streaks usually go hand in hand. With one win or one Portland loss, Gonzaga will wrap up its ninth consecutive West Coast Conference men’s basketball title. The Bulldogs also …


Bulldogs have become bullish on defense

PORTLAND – Portland men’s basketball coach Eric Reveno was watching tape of last month’s game against Gonzaga when a play caught his eye. Pilots center Kramer Knutson had worked for …


Zags get a big recruit

Gonzaga has gone north of the border for another men’s basketball recruit. Kelly Olynyk, a versatile 6-foot-10, 205-pound Canadian, has verbally committed to the Bulldogs. Olynyk joins friend and fellow …


Heytvelt rides Waves for 25

MALIBU, Calif. – Senior forward Josh Heytvelt scored the game’s first nine points, Gonzaga the first 17 and the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs went on to an 83-69 men’s basketball victory over …


Gonzaga’s Daye ready for road

Austin Daye’s travel bag will be a little lighter this week. “All shorts and T-shirts,” Daye said as Gonzaga travels to face Pepperdine on Thursday and Loyola Marymount on Saturday. …


Nothing but joy for Zags

It was a nice night for Gonzaga’s bench on the court and an unforgettable night for senior Andrew Sorenson and his teammates in the locker room afterward. Austin Daye poured …


Two double-doubles help Zags rout Dons

Vivian Frieson and Courtney Vandersloot posted double-doubles to power the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a 63-42 victory over the San Francisco Dons in West Coast Conference basketball action Saturday at War …


Zags romp over Broncos

It was roughly a toss-up as to who enjoyed Gonzaga’s 95-53 rout of Santa Clara more Thursday – the 11 Bulldogs who spent the night running, defending, dunking and smiling …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 10-4 overall, 1-0 WCC COMING UP: Today vs. Santa Clara, 6 p.m.; Saturday vs. San Francisco, 5 p.m.


Gonzaga hopes rebounding rebounds

Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few said it months ago and he repeated it Tuesday. “Not to be redundant, but I said we were going to miss the toughness and …


Zags open defense of title (again)

Same old West Coast Conference. Wait, maybe that’s not such a bad thing.


Zags put end to three-game skid and Tennessee home streak

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs came in with a three-game losing streak and fragile confidence. They fell behind by 15 points midway through the first half. They missed free …


Zags, Cougs info on the go

Stay updated on the Washington State and Gonzaga men’s basketball teams, including live scores, on your mobile device. Just go to zagsmobile.com and cougsmobile.com for up-to-date scores as well as …


Bulldogs skid into rematch with Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – This isn’t the opponent or the venue where college basketball teams go to end losing streaks. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, saddled with a three-game losing streak, tonight will …


Blanchette: Zags’ meltdown came at inopportune time here

The mercury didn’t drop this fast the week before Christmas. The snow – all 80 inches of it – hasn’t fallen with such force.


Reasons for Zags’ skid plentiful

Rebounding, defense, offense, mentality, approach, shooting, confidence, effort, slow starts, shaky finishes, playing together, being the aggressor and the schedule. And A.J. Price.


Driven Vikings stun Zags

As his team waited Monday night for a charter bus that was already an hour late, Portland State men’s basketball coach Ken Bone was roughly 20 minutes from calling Gonzaga …


Price makes Zags pay

SEATTLE – Connecticut guard A.J. Price wasn’t exactly open. He was trying to draw a foul. When that didn’t happen, he made a tough, off-balance 3-pointer over Gonzaga’s Jeremy Pargo. …


A major Battle in Seattle

SEATTLE – North Carolina is ranked No. 1, but not necessarily in the unofficial Mark Few poll of big, tough, hard-nosed college basketball teams. His vote would probably go to …


In Calhoun’s world, it’s UConn or you can’t

SEATTLE – So this is what all the fuss is about? Rather, this is what all the fuss was about?


Zags coast past TSU

Before the Battle in Seattle, the Blizzard in Spokane. Fans – at least 4,500 of the usual sellout 6,000 – dug themselves out of the drifts to get to McCarthey …


Zags sag in clutch

PHOENIX – The Gonzaga Bulldogs had won with big first halves, won with big second halves, won on the road, won after spending most of a big lead and won …


Bulldogs run away in 2nd half

PULLMAN – It can happen that quickly. In a little more than a minute early in the second half, just 76 seconds in fact, Gonzaga showed Washington State what Eastern …


Blanchette: Gonzaga beats WSU at own game

PULLMAN – This sort of thing was supposed to be history when football season ended. OK, Washington State didn’t get beat by 60 on Wednesday night.