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Saturday, September 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Zags happy to be invited, and seem to mean it

An eight? The NCAA basketball committee made the home team a No. 8 seed? Did the selectors not get to touch the Maui Classic trophy? Were they not on those …


Gonzaga (26-6)

Seed, region: No. 8, West Location: Spokane


Florida St. (22-9)

Seed, region: No. 9, West Location: Buffalo, N.Y.


Sports in brief: GU’s Few district coach of year

College basketball: Gonzaga University coach Mark Few has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 9 Coach of the Year. The 11th-year head coach, who spent 10 …


Gaels storm GU

LAS VEGAS – The final score, Saint Mary’s 81, Gonzaga 62, was an appropriate reflection of the complete reversal from the last meeting. In Spokane last month, Gonzaga won 80-61 …


Opponents set for Gonzaga men, women

Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams know who they will play in Sunday’s WCC tournament semifinals.


Everyone plays, contributes during Gonzaga’s Senior Night victory

It wasn’t a designed play for the three seniors on Senior Night, but it turned out pretty well. Early in the second half, Matt Bouldin missed a jump shot, Will …


Tasty topping

Senior guard Matt Bouldin left Gonzaga’s locker room with a bag of ice on his right ankle and a net and WCC champions placard in his right hand. Bouldin and …


GU edges USF, wins title outright

Elias Harris scored 17 points and No. 18 Gonzaga held off San Francisco 75-69 on Saturday night to win its 10th straight West Coast Conference men’s basketball title.


GU men crush Santa Clara

Steven Gray scored 26 points and No. 18 Gonzaga crushed Santa Clara 88-51 on Thursday night to clinch at least a tie for a 10th consecutive West Coast Conference regular …


Gonzaga women roll

Vivian Frieson scored 22 points and had seven rebounds as No. 19 Gonzaga cruised past Santa Clara 83-52 on Thursday night in women’s basketball.


West Coast stranglehold

Streak check. Gonzaga’s run of consecutive NCAA tournaments: 11, and on pace for 12 next month. Gonzaga’s consecutive appearances in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game: 12, and counting. …


Zags men bounce back

Matt Bouldin had 18 points and five assists to help No. 13 Gonzaga bounce back from a rare conference loss with a 72-54 basketball victory over Pepperdine on Saturday night.


Zag women win 14th straight

Courtney Vandersloot had 23 points and nine assists and No. 21 Gonzaga won its 14th straight game on Saturday, an 87-45 basketball victory over Pepperdine.


Zags look to bounce back vs. Waves

MALIBU, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs have lost five men’s basketball games this season. Their game-after responses to those four setbacks were wins by margins of 35 (IPFW), 39 (Augustana), …


WCC’s best meet again

The game, of course, is big. Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s collide tonight at the McCarthey Athletic Center to determine who holds the steering wheel in the West Coast Conference race. …


Gonzaga romps past Portland

Matt Bouldin scored 20 points and No. 17 Gonzaga got back to its winning ways with a 76-48 blowout of Portland on Thursday night.


Gonzaga men lose in OT

Dior Lowhorn hit consecutive 3-pointers in overtime and scored 22 points, leading San Francisco to an 81-77 upset of No. 13 Gonzaga on Saturday night.


Zags rally to win at Santa Clara

Matt Bouldin and Steven Gray each scored 19 points, and No. 13 Gonzaga rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Santa Clara in WCC men’s basketball.


Admirers recall Fitzgerald’s impact

Even before the first words were spoken, the huge crowd at a memorial service for Daniel John Fitzgerald on Wednesday quietly defined the legacy of the beloved former Gonzaga University …


Zags survive Loyola

Anyone who thought Gonzaga would simply cruise through the remainder of the West Coast Conference season after opening with three road wins over teams considered to be their principal competition …


Slam-dunk decision

Elias Harris had just arrived in Spokane from his native Germany and was playing in a pick-up basketball game with some of his future Gonzaga teammates. “His first four or …


Harris, German coach agree: NBA can wait

Gonzaga freshman forward Elias Harris had a special visitor earlier this week when German national team coach Dirk Bauermann, who watched Dirk Nowitzki score his 20,000th NBA career point in …


Zags have firepower, but still searching for steady defense

It’s a trend Gonzaga would like to put a stop to in a hurry. The 15th-ranked Bulldogs outlasted Pepperdine 91-84 in front of 6,000 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


Gonzaga defeats Pepperdine

Matt Bouldin scored a career-high 32 points and No. 15 Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 91-84 Thursday night to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference.


Friends, coaches, players, colleagues pay tribute to Dan Fitzgerald

“Whether you saw him on a golf course, or in a restaurant or at a basketball clinic, he just had this gregarious personality that was so welcoming. He knew so …


Here’s one to Fitz, among countless possibilities

In Fitz’s memory, a story about Fitz. Not the best one, not the worst. Dan Fitzgerald never ranked them like a Top 25 anyway, because there were too many for …


Happy Zags head home

SAN DIEGO – At the end of a long, strange journey – no, not the season, just Gonzaga’s road-heavy last month – the Bulldogs were finally able to take inventory …


Zags pass crucial test

MORAGA, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs are just two games into the 14-game West Coast Conference regular season, but they’ve already taken two large steps toward their 10th consecutive conference …


Harris scores 31; GU wins

Elias Harris scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 17 Gonzaga held off a late rally by Saint Mary’s to win its fifth straight in the …