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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski takes a beating, keeps on battling to the end

So often, Przemek Karnowski causes concern to his opponents. He’s the big man putting pressure on the inside. He’s the one standing 1,000 feet high and blocking any offensive player …


Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins delivers at both ends of the floor

Zach Collins and his roommate Nigel Williams-Goss had a chat before Saturday’s national semifinal against South Carolina.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

As clock winds down, Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie shows grace under pressure

Killian Tillie hung around the back end of the key. He looked down at the floor, took a breath and looked up at the scoreboard. The Zags were leading by …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

John Blanchette: What to make about Gonzaga? They’ll make you take notice

They could have made it easy. They made it hard.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few celebrates with team in locker room with traditional handstand

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few struggles to show emotion after wins.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson hold the key to victory for the North Carolina Tar Heels

Two juggernauts will go head-to-head on Monday, and with all due respect to the No. 1 seeds competing for a national championship, we’re not talking about the teams.


Gonzaga coach Mark Few sticks to gut, fouls intentionally up three at end of game

To foul or not to foul up three points in the waning moments of the game?


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

North Carolina edges Oregon to advance to championship game

North Carolina is one game away from its sixth college basketball national championship after surviving a late rally in the final seconds against Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss wills through pain after rolling ankle in second half

Nigel Williams-Goss’ final stat line won’t hint at it, but Gonzaga’s star redshirt junior guard received a scare when he rolled his right ankle while driving to the basket in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

South Carolina coach Frank Martin calls Gonzaga ‘as high major as high major can get’

Frank Martin’s South Carolina squad is a high-major school that finally crashed the dance. His opponent on Saturday was Gonzaga, a storied team in a conference otherwise not known for …


South Carolina’s tournament run had a big impact on Gamecocks community

Frank Martin sure gets some original postgame press conference questions.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Paul Turner: Incredible atmosphere for Spokane, Gonzaga glory

You saw it. But Nick Russell heard it. He was one of the thousands of Zags fans making noise. A lot of noise. One of Spokane’s biggest days played itself …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Gonzaga advances to NCAA men’s basketball title game, guts and guile in tow

The moderator informed media assembled in a large interview room: “Gonzaga has arrived.”


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Gonzaga-South Carolina: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 77-73 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 77-73 win over South Carolina on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at University of Phoenix …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell got his mojo back in second half

As Sindarius Thornwell goes, so goes South Carolina. The senior guard’s importance to his team was especially obvious during Gonzaga’s 77-73 Final Four win on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

TV Take: ‘Street fight’ no match for destiny as Gonzaga marches on to title game

Whatever your feelings about Jim Nantz, you must admit one thing. The CBS play-by-play man can turn a phrase.


Gonzaga’s season nearly undone by South Carolina’s second-half run

In the years before South Carolina ended its decade-long NCAA Tournament drought, the Gamecocks frequently found themselves down by a lot in the second halves of their games.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Gonzaga beats South Carolina, will play for national championship Monday

The games keep getting bigger. Gonzaga keeps getting better, particularly in crunch time.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski suffers right eye injury in Final Four game

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski has been forced to leave the Bulldogs’ Final Four matchup against South Carolina with a right eye injury.


Gonzaga, South Carolina try to find shooting range inside football stadium

Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins has some experience inside roomy University of Phoenix Stadium.


Gonzaga’s bench players put in the work, wait for their opportunity

While the same Gonzaga players each week answer questions for the microphones in front of their faces, their teammates in the distance sit back and watch.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

Gonzaga knows it can rely on Johnathan Williams to apply defensive pressure

Johnathan Williams guarded Xavier point guard Quentin Goodin, wings J.P. Macura, Malcolm Bernard and Trevon Bluiett and centers Tyrique Jones and Kaiser Gates. No, not at the same time, but …


Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss receives prestigious academic award

Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss received the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Friday.


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski receives student-athlete honor for seniors

Gonzaga big man Przemek Karnowski was named to the Senior CLASS All-American First Team on Friday.


South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell says he’s good to go against Gonzaga

Sindarius Thornwell was healthy enough to hold court in front of a scrum of more than 50 reporters on Friday. So how much more of a challenge to his constitution …


Palmetto Pride on the line for South Carolina in Final Four

For University of South Carolina fans the annoyance of in-state school Coastal Carolina taking home the College World Series crown in the spring was nothing next to the indignity of …


John Blanchette: Bulldogs can count on Nigel Williams-Goss, big numbers or not

One teardrop runner settled into the net, and another a few minutes later. Then a 3-pointer found home – off a kick-out pass from the big fella – and the …


Sindarius Thornwell – the NCAA Tournament’s leading scorer – provides matchup issues for Gonzaga

The Zags have been successful in slowing opponents’ big-time scorers – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum, Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett – in their first four NCAA Tournament games. South Carolina’s Sindarius …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Jerry Krause has watched Gonzaga’s quest for excellence over 48 Final Fours

During the two decades Jerry Krause was involved with Gonzaga basketball, mostly as director of basketball operations, there was a mantra that he always put at the top of each …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Gonzaga fans endure dangerous roads to reach Final Four destination

Just south of Downey, Idaho, a group of Gonzaga students traveling to Phoenix to watch the Bulldogs in the Final Four hit a stretch of black ice on the road …