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Xavier scores strange first-half bucket, just misses another

J.P. Macura’s three-quarter court heave at the end of the half was a split second too late, meaning a shot that did not count overshadowed an ever rarer one that …


Xavier’s Macura not afraid to take on Gonzaga’s bigs

On Friday, Xavier head coach Chris Mack said getting over 7-foot-1, 300-pound Przemek Karnowski wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. Gonzaga’s biggest advantage was depth in the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Students gather to watch Bulldogs reach Final Four for first time

The Kennel moved from the McCarthey Athletic Center to the John J. Hemmingson Center, where Gonzaga students gathered to watch the Bulldogs reach the Final Four for the first time.


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga has earned those tears, turning them from agony to joy

When he saw the subs being sent to the scorer’s table – the basketball valedictory – the emotions finally burst inside of Nigel Williams-Goss. He sprinted to a corner where …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Former Gonzaga players take to social media to send congratulations for Final Four berth

Gonzaga coach Mark Few held up the West Region championship trophy with a big smile on his face.


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Nigel Williams-Goss snaps out of slump with 23 points

Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss doesn’t cut Nigel Williams-Goss much slack. The Zags’ leading scorer has been in a bit of an offensive slump during the NCAA Tournament, but he had …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Josh Perkins’ first dunk stymied by unexpected defender

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins swiped a pass and was racing downcourt for his first college dunk. Teammates constantly needle Perkins because the 6-3 sophomore guard hasn’t dunked in a game, but …


Gonzaga happily obliges when Xavier dares Bulldogs to shoot 3-pointers in Elite Eight

Xavier had a defensive game plan against Gonzaga: Let the Bulldogs shoot 3-pointers.


Johnathan Williams was the Best in the West

Johnathan Williams elevated his play with each successive NCAA Tournament game and on Saturday was named the Most Outstanding Player of the West Region.


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

Gonzaga returns to form, reaches Final Four with rout over Xavier

Gonzaga wasn’t at its best while winning its first three games in the NCAA tournament. But the Zags were on Saturday when it mattered the most. They looked like the …


Gonzaga-Xavier: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 83-59 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 83-59 win over Xavier on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the SAP Center in …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s joy only matched by Xavier’s sorrow

Of all the NCAA’s dubious rules – and unless this is your time reading an article about college sports you know there are some doozies – the cruelest is the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:35 a.m.

TV Take: Nothing – not even that pesky ‘monkey’ – gets in Gonzaga’s way

“Gonzaga is headed to the Final Four.” And with that Brian Anderson statement seconds after the Bulldogs’ 83-59 Elite Eight victory over Xavier ended, Zags fans around the nation could …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Gonzaga leaves no doubt, routs Xavier to earn trip to Final Four

Gonzaga knocked on the Final Four door twice before. The Zags didn’t bother knocking Saturday. They kicked the door down, trampling Xavier 83-59 in the West Regional final along the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

LIVE Updates: (1) Gonzaga vs. (11) Xavier

SAN JOSE, Calif. – FINAL: Mark Few and Gonzaga have finally done it.


Gonzaga-Xavier men’s basketball history

Gonzaga’s last hurdle before reaching the program’s first Final Four is the Xavier Musketeers, whom the Bulldogs have beaten three times in their four meetings.


Gonzaga-Xavier key matchups

Gonzaga’s defensive priority against Xavier is dealing with 6-foot-6 junior wing Trevon Bluiett. The versatile Bluiett has made 11 3-pointers and scored at least 20 points in all three of …


Matchup allows Xavier to get a load of Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski

SAN JOSE, Calif. – It seems like every team that doesn’t regularly play Gonzaga throughout the season meets the Zags with open mouths and wide eyes. Their shock is usually …


Bulldogs won’t panic about Nigel Williams-Goss’ offensive numbers in NCAA Tournament

Seconds after West Virginia missed its final shot at a chance for overtime on Thursday, Gonzaga’s celebration ensued.


Gonzaga faces red-hot Xavier with Final Four spot on the line

In coach Mark Few’s mind, Gonzaga has gone from facing one of the most unique styles in college basketball to one of hottest teams left in the NCAA tournament.


John Blanchette: There is no monkey – Gonzaga, Mark Few are legit

By now, surely you’ve read the quote or seen the clip of Gonzaga coach Mark Few responding to a pointed inquiry the other night on what it would mean to …


Gonzaga, Xavier share many traits, including no football teams to share spotlight

As far as we know, the Pope does not fill out a March Madness bracket. But either way, you can be sure His Holiness is pleased both Gonzaga and Xavier …


Gonzaga avoided slip-sliding away on SAP Center court during Sweet 16 game

Gonzaga appeared to have some issues with its footing during Thursday’s win over West Virginia.


Xavier’s shifting defenses present a challenge for Gonzaga

So, what can Gonzaga expect defensively from Xavier, its Elite Eight opponent on Saturday? A lot.


Johnathan Williams talked to Xavier’s Chris Mack before transferring to Gonzaga

When Johnathan Williams decided to transfer from Memphis, one of the calls he fielded was from Xavier coach Chris Mack.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Xavier carries an urn containing the ashes of forgotten February

Allen Payne stood in a Cincinnati Wal-Mart, staring at the pink container decorated with green flowers and thought, “This is supposed to hold dead people?”


Jordan Mathews’ phone gets workout after hitting clutch 3-pointer

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins didn’t make one of the biggest shots in Gonzaga’s postseason history but that didn’t stop him from watching the play over and over.