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Stories tagged: zags

UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017

Analysis: The surprise picks that will make or break your bracket

The blank bracket represents 63 predictions waiting to be made, with upsets and surprises lurking throughout.

UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017

FiveThirtyEight’s math adds up nicely for Gonzaga

If Nate Silver has anything to say about it, Gonzaga has a legitimate shot at NCAA gold.

UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017

The LaRocks from Butte are rock-solid Gonzaga basketball fans

Larry and Alana LaRock are devoted to the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The couple had not missed a home Gonzaga game at the McCarthey Athletic Center until this year – only because …

UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Gonzaga runs past Saint Mary’s 86-75 in WCC championship

When in doubt, pass the ball to Jill Barta. That seemed to be the general consensus among the Zags on Tuesday when the Gonzaga took down Saint Mary’s 86-75 for …

UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017

Gonzaga women will play Saint Mary’s for WCC title

Gonzaga earned a spot in the West Coast Conference championship game at 1 p.m. on Tuesday after the top-seeded Zags topped No. 4 San Francisco on Monday 77-46. It’s the …

UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017

GU fans volunteer to help the hungry in Las Vegas

It’s undeniable: Gonzaga’s experience in the conference tournament business is the envy of college basketball.

UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

Motivated by memory

The Gonzaga women haven’t forgotten what happened the last time they visited the Orleans Arena. Last March, the Zags fell to Santa Clara in their first game of the West …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017

Rob Curley: Dewey defeats Zags? Not really

Those of us who love newspapers and the history of newspapers, have almost certainly seen the 1948 cover of the Chicago Tribune. You know the one.

Gonzaga women rally on Senior Night, secure WCC title

The excitement built up from the majority of wins throughout the regular season doesn’t usually linger for long. Sure, the Zags celebrate and they congratulate each other, but there’s no …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017

Zags’ secret to success? They like each other

This isn’t their first rodeo. Gonzaga knows exactly what it’s like to be the No. 1 team in the nation. And when it happened the first time back in 2013, …

Former Zags from near and far celebrate GU’s top ranking

“Best team in the nation.” The Zags can say that about themselves now, and it only took 22 straight wins and an undefeated record.

Rare back-to-back matchups with Pilots give Zags shot at their 20th victory

A win for Gonzaga in its second game in three days with Portland would give the Bulldogs their 20th of the season.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017

Gonzaga isn’t going to be top dog … at least not yet

The Baylor Bears were promoted to No. 1 for the first time in program history last Monday. One day later, Baylor was flogged 89-68 by No. 10 West Virginia in …

Kennel ready to roar again: Dorms open early so Gonzaga students can bring it for Saint Mary’s game

Gonzaga University dorms open early so students can bring it for tonight’s Saint Mary’s game.

Gonzaga women lose to Pacific, fall to 0-2 in WCC

Laura Stockton has made that shot before. And surely will again. But not on Saturday afternoon.

Gonzaga’s foreign-born players make alternative plans for the holidays

For Emma Stach, a junior guard on Gonzaga’s basketball team, this time of year only reminds her how much she misses her family. Stach came to play for GU from …

Gonzaga women’s Kiara Kudron awarded player of the week

Gonzaga forward Kiara Kudron was named West Coast Conference player of the week Monday after her standout performances against Washington State on Thursday and Eastern Washington on Sunday.

Villanova at No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll, Gonzaga stays at No. 8

Reigning national champion Villanova is No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll for the second time in school history.

Penny Simonson: Gonzaga basketball saved my marriage

Initially just something to pass the time when we became empty-nesters, Gonzaga basketball has now become something we look forward to experiencing together as fans each winter.

No. 25 Gonzaga women fall to Michigan in Paradise Jam

Katelynn Flaherty made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Siera Thompson added five 3s and 21 points, and Michigan beat No. 25 Gonzaga 78-66 in the Paradise Jam on Thursday …

Arizona State eliminates Gonzaga in NCAA baseball regional

Gonzaga rallied from an early deficit but allowed two runs in the ninth inning of a 6-3 loss in an elimination game of the Forth Worth Regional.

Gonzaga women look toward future after challenging season

If adversity builds character, the Gonzaga women should be among the toughest teams in the nation next season.

Doug Clark: Orange you glad I lost this bet?

Doug Clark makes good on his bet and paints his face orange and blue for a visit to the Gonzaga campus following the Zags’ loss to Syracuse.

Doug Clark: Insanely talented Zags team has turned me into a believer

Doug Clark makes a bet with his old pal Jeff Kramer on the Zags-Syracuse outcome.

11th-seeded Gonzaga draws sixth-seeded Seton Hall in Denver

History didn’t repeat itself on Selection Sunday but familiarity was in the air.

Blanchette: Chilling lesson for WCC

When Edward Snowden or Julian Assange leaked the NCAA Tournament bracket over Twitter, Charles Barkley was still on CBS trying to distinguish Virginia Commonwealth from the Virginia ham he’d had …

NCAA matchup: Gonzaga vs. Seton Hall

Seton Hall (25-8) Seed, region: 6, Midwest

John Blanchette: Shots start falling for Gonzaga guard Silas Melson

The resurrection of Silas Melson can be illustrated with the most elementary distinction.

WCC men’s and women’s tournament bracket set

The Gonzaga women will play Thursday and the men on Saturday in their openers at the West Coast Conference basketball tournaments at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Blanchette on Zags: This had to happen sometime

If nothing else, Saint Mary’s carving up and smothering Gonzaga 63-58 —turning a championship showdown into an ambush — brought a certain clarity to the proceedings of this Bulldogs basketball …