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Gonzaga allowed Northwestern to hang around by misfiring on free-throw attempts

Gonzaga struggled at the free-throw line on Saturday when the Zags topped Northwestern 79-73 in the NCAA Tournament round of 32.

As fans duel vocally, Gonzaga players stick to business of winning

Northwestern was ready to fight Gonzaga for the right to play in the Sweet 16, and the Wildcats made sure to bring a barrage of fans to cheer them on …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Bulldogs’ Jordan Mathews stops Northwestern’s ‘hammer’ with a little bit of luck

Some wins ride on a little more than just talent – they require a bit of luck.

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

John Blanchette: Don’t blame Gonzaga for cashing in when good fortune presents itself

It’s official. Gonzaga is now the most hated team in America. But the referees who missed the goaltending call are a close second.

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

West Virginia’s high-pressure D will be tough test for Gonzaga

Notre Dame entered Saturday’s second-round NCAA Tournament game averaging a little over nine turnovers per game, one of the best marks in the country. They’d given the ball up that …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Freshmen Zach Collins, Killian Tillie help Gonzaga hold off Northwestern

Gonzaga led 63-56, but the Wildcats were closing fast. The Zags’ memorable season and NCAA Tournament were hanging in the balance. Sounds like a job for a couple of 19-year-olds. …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Gonzaga missed big opportunity with Northwestern flagrant foul

Gonzaga won 79-73 on Saturday and the big controversy was about a goaltending no call that ended up yielding a four-point swing toward the Bulldogs when Northwestern coach Chris Collins …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Northwestern has no plans to be a one-hit wonder

The 2016-17 season saw Northwestern play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The Wildcats have no intention of it being their last dance.

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

NCAA admits error in noncall that went Gonzaga’s way

In a sport where gigantic athletes are not allowed to touch yet are constantly crashing into each other, a certain amount of controversy is expected. The most hated player at …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

TV Take: Studio crew learned what Zags fans already know – never assume a Gonzaga victory

Ernie Johnson may not have, but Gonzaga fans knew better. An 18-point halftime lead was not the end of the story. Period.

Gonzaga-Northwestern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-73 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-73 win over Northwestern on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Vivint Smart Home …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few reaches 500-win milestone with team’s 79-73 win over Northwestern

Gonzaga coach Mark Few reached a milestone after the Zags’ 79-73 victory over Northwestern in the second round Saturday of the NCAA tournament.

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Gonzaga survives and advances, beats Northwestern 79-73 to reach eighth Sweet 16

Gonzaga’s game against NCAA Tournament darling Northwestern went from sleeper to classic. But the top-seeded Bulldogs held off the Wildcats just long enough to escape Salt Lake City with an …

Updating coverage of (1) Gonzaga vs. (8) Northwestern in NCAA Tournament

Live updates from top-seeded Gonzaga’s second-round game against No. 8 seed Northwestern.

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Gonzaga alumni share in the revelry at Zags’ tourney site

Jen Hansel was on her way to Amsterdam from her home in Denver when she found herself stuck in the Salt Lake City airport for a seven-hour layover. So she …

Northwestern’s mid-range game key for Gonzaga to contain

Northwestern’s offense revolves around guard Bryant McIntosh (14.7 points per game) and wings Scottie Lindsey (14.2) and Vic Law (12.1). Law is listed as a 6-foot-7 forward but he’s the …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Przemek Karnowski’s doctor has Gonzaga and Northwestern ties

The text showed up on Przemek Karnowski’s phone on Thursday. “Hey, I don’t know who to root for?” The author: Dr. John Shuster, the orthopaedic spine surgeon who performed Karnowski’s …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Top recruit Jesse Wade returning home to family, Gonzaga basketball

The countdown is on for the Wade family and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga-bound Jesse Wade has 24 days remaining in his two-year LDS Mission in Lyon, France, his father Eric …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to silence Northwestern, pro-Wildcats’ crowd

The top-seeded Zags (33-1) are essentially considering it as a road game Saturday when they face No. 8 Northwestern (24-11) with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 on the …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 1:30 a.m.

John Blanchette: Northwestern inherits slipper from teams of Zags’ past

In a Northwestern locker room aswirl in joy and delirium on Thursday night, a reporter approached Wildcat sub Gavin Skelly at his locker. Skelly flashed a big grin and patted …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

Pardon Pardon’s language, but Przemek Karnowski is ‘heavyset’ foe

When asked to compare Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowki and a player of similarly sizable stature from the Big Ten, Northwestern forward Derek Pardon described Karnowski as “heavyset.”

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s best and worst Round of 32 performances

Of every stop on a team’s path to an NCAA Championship, no round holds more pitfall potential than the Round of 32. It is the stage at which a contender …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Mark Few says Gonzaga will keep its options open when it comes to conference affiliation

Butler and Creighton each comfortably made the NCAA Tournament field this year, although neither school won their conference tournament. That’s because the former mid-major powers upgraded to the Big East, …