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UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams played important role in breaking West Virginia’s pressure

The last question asked of anyone involved in Gonzaga’s win over West Virginia belong to Bulldogs coach Mark Few, who turned to Johnathan Williams and broke a cardinal sports writing …


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

No shortage of fouls, free throws for Gonzaga, West Virginia

Gonzaga and West Virginia combined for 51 fouls and 61 free throws in an NCAA tournament game that lacked flow for significant portions.


Gonzaga super fans show up first for Sweet 16

Proving yourself as a Gonzaga fan could be as simple as being the first fan inside the arena on game day.


Gonzaga calls upon seldom-used Rui Hachimura for defensive help inside

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few decided to shake up his defense in the first half of the Bulldogs’ 61-58 win over West Virginia on Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:11 a.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga powers past West Virginia and proves tough enough

How tough do you have to be to sumo wrestle a stump grinder? To slow dance with gunnysack of glass shards? To endure the baleful glare of Bob Huggins and …


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 11:47 p.m.

Analysis: What Gonzaga can expect from (11) Xavier

Gonzaga will have a distinct size advantage on Saturday against its opponent, Xavier, whose largest starter is 6-foot-9 freshman Tyrique Jones.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Jordan Mathews, Gonzaga deliver in crunch time to advance to Elite Eight

It was the best shot Jordan Mathews never saw go in. The senior guard buried a 3-pointer inside the final minute to give Gonzaga the lead and the second-ranked Zags …


Despite loss, West Virginia’s Jevon Carter was outstanding against Gonzaga

The decisive moments of Gonzaga’s 61-58 win over West Virginia were a pair of missed 3-pointers by West Virginia guard Jevon Carter, and the first thing he said during the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

TV Take: Oh, baby, the Sweet 16 crew had trouble with delivery

“People don’t ask about the labor pains,” my dad used to say. “All they want to do is see the baby.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

Gonzaga-West Virginia: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 61-58 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 61-58 win over West Virginia on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the SAP Center …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Gonzaga survives a nail-biter to beat West Virginia 61-58 in defensive battle

The first foul was called 20 seconds in, and the whistles just kept coming, interrupting any chance for flow or rhythm on the court.


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

Updating coverage of (1) Gonzaga vs. (4) West Virginia in NCAA Tournament

SAN JOSE, Calif. – 3:06 p.m. - Welcome back, everybody. I hope you had a restful week. The Spokesman-Review Crew is in San Jose and I’m here at the SAP …


Gonzaga looks to make it 4-0 over West Virginia

A look back on the history between Gonzaga and West Virginia in men’s basketball.


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

John Blanchette: Jordan Mathews’ ride with Gonzaga has been short but sweet

Over the years, Gonzaga basketball has been the ultimate party mix. Charismatic big men, exotic imports from six continents, steady Eddie guards, second-chancers, glue guys, rock-star celebrities. And Jordan Mathews.


West Virginia senior Nathan Adrian epitomizes Mountaineers’ character

Senior forward Nathan Adrian embodies the industrious spirit coach Bob Huggins sees in his home state on the court. Adrian, like Huggins, is from Morgantown, where WVU is located.


Mark Few, Bob Huggins formed friendship over years of coaching

After decades as prominent college basketball coaches, Bob Huggins and Mark Few have at times come off a bit prickly, particularly when dealing with sports reporters who have spent those …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth has tunnel vision on game days

It’s game day for Mike Roth. But Roth won’t be in his assigned seat a row or two from the court.


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Bob Huggins, broadcaster ejected during previous game against Gonzaga

Tune in to a University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball broadcast sometime and you will hear one of the most unique sign-offs in the radio biz.


Meet the press: Gonzaga faces West Virginia’s overwhelming defense in NCAA Sweet 16

There is pressure defense and then there is this: West Virginia, nicknamed ‘Press Virginia’ because of its relentless defensive style, has been known to slap on the press after missing …


Size mismatches highlight Gonzaga-West Virginia key matchups

Gonzaga’s ability to deal with West Virginia’s press is the overriding issue in this Sweet 16 matchup.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

More to Mountaineers than just pressure defense

Zag fans might want to start the meter on ‘Press Virginia’ references (that’s one) leading up to Thursday’s Gonzaga-West Virginia clash in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.