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UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Jonathan Williams reflects on Gonzaga season as an ‘awesome journey’

It wasn’t quite the ending Johnathan Williams had hoped for in his final season at Gonzaga. But shortly after Gonzaga’s 75-60 loss to Florida State, Williams reflected on the 32-5 …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga can focus on what was rather than what might have been

There haven’t been too many what-might-have-been endings in Gonzaga University’s recent and glittery basketball history.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

Following Sweet Sixteen loss, Gonzaga senior Silas Melson wants Bulldogs to focus on the good times

A solemn Silas Melson sat at his locker, not quite ready to pull off the Gonzaga jersey he’s worn 150 times through the course of his career.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga struggles against FSU defense, falls to Seminoles in Sweet 16

Short-handed and nowhere near the top of their game. Not a good combination against an athletic, deep Florida State team.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Killian Tillie injury forces Gonzaga coach Mark Few to shuffle lineup in Sweet 16 matchup

Just before tipoff between Gonzaga and Florida State on Thursday, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few made a quick change that caught all of Gonzaga’s fan base off guard.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. promises return to Gonzaga; Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie yet to think about future

At different points of the 2018 postseason, three separate Gonzaga underclassmen played themselves into NBA Draft conversations.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

TV Take: Killian Tillie’s injury prevalent throughout broadcast of Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 loss

Maybe it was appropriate America learned Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie wasn’t going to play Thursday night via a pregame tweet from TBS’ sideline reporter Dana Jacobson.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Gonzaga-Florida State: 3 keys to the Seminoles’ 75-60 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Florida State’s 75-60 win over Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Staples Center one of NBA’s premier venues, but also a ‘second home’ to many former Zags

The Staples Center is housing fourth-seeded Gonzaga and three other Sweet 16 qualifiers this week in the West Regional Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. The college game rarely comes through …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Killian Tillie out for Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 matchup against Florida State

Gonzaga was forced to make a late change to its starting lineup after forward Killian Tillie apparently reaggravated a hip injury during warm-ups prior to facing Florida State on Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Gonzaga alums show their spirit in Los Angeles

Connor Palacio has enough Gonzaga spirit to spread around the entire city of Los Angeles. On Thursday, Palacio was spreading the spirit in downtown Los Angeles hours before the Bulldogs …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Florida State uses depth to down Gonzaga 75-60 in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

Terance Mann scored 18 points and ninth-seeded Florida State used its depth and took advantage of a late Killian Tillie injury to top fourth-seeded Gonzaga 75-60 in the Sweet 16 …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Zag Up catch phrase catches on with merchandise-crazy Gonzaga fans

Zag Up is more than just a couple of words printed on a warm-up shirt – it’s become Gonzaga’s catch phrase between the players and the fans.

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Sweet 16 foes Gonzaga, Florida State both influenced by international recruiting

Leonard Hamilton and Mark Few cast a wide net when it comes to scouting talent and their respective rosters carry a combined nine players who were born outside of the …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Leonard Hamilton is Florida State’s all-time wins leader, co-founder of gospel music label

Into the Sweet 16 for just the sixth time in program history, the Florida State Seminoles are producing some sweet music this March. That’s something their leader, 16th-year coach Leonard …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr.’s diet takes bite out of ‘Snacks’ intake

A sizable media contingent crowded around Zach Norvell Jr.’s cubicle Wednesday and learned a few more interesting tidbits about the redshirt freshman guard.

Traffic issues have greeted Gonzaga since arrival in Los Angeles

Los Angeles traffic has had its toll on the Gonzaga Bulldogs since they arrived on Tuesday for the NCAA Tournament West Regional.

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Gonzaga tangles with athletic Florida State in Sweet 16 showdown

Gonzaga has seen just about everything possible on the basketball court during coach Mark Few’s tenure. However, Florida State, Thursday’s challenger in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center, qualifies …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 5 p.m.

Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd, listed as Utah State candidate, ‘100 percent’ focused on Gonzaga

It’s become an annual rite of the NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd’s name attached to a job opening.

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Nigel Williams-Goss keeps close eye on Gonzaga, former prep teammate Braian Angola

Former Zag Nigel Williams-Goss is 6,420 miles from here but he feels connected to Thursday’s Gonzaga-Florida State matchup at the Staples Center. Williams-Goss, who is in his first professional season …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Florida State forward Phil Cofer emerges as key player for Seminoles

Senior forward Phil Cofer has emerged as one of Florida State’s primary players after three seasons in the background.

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Standouts and sleepers: Eight players to watch in Gonzaga’s pod at the Sweet 16

As Gonzaga heads into the Sweet 16, here are five standout players and three sleepers the Bulldogs need to have on their radar this weekend at the Staples Center.

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:54 a.m.

John Blanchette: The chill is gone, baby; the NCAA Tournament is about to get real

Madness? Let’s get more specific. It’s really March Schizophrenia. Let ol’ Doc Basketball here explain.

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Gonzaga players enjoy family-style feast while marching to another Sweet 16

The Gonzaga Bulldogs had plenty of supporters in their corner in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament last week in Boise.

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

A look back at Gonzaga’s history in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament

When GU outlasted Ohio State 90-84 in the Round of 32 last Saturday in Boise, it secured its fourth Sweet 16 berth in four years. That’s a feat nobody else …

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Mark Few’s 2018 coaching ranks with best of his 19 seasons at Gonzaga

A few of Mark Few’s pet peeves: Inquiries about the starting lineup, sweeping generalizations, and awards, all-conference, coach of the year, etc. So his input will be absent from this …

Florida State’s Braian Angola, a former NIC standout, shines on and off court

North Idaho College basketball coach Corey Symons will tell you that Florida State senior guard Braian Angola is a great kid and a wonderful player, and he has the stories …

After chaotic weekend in the West Region, oddsmakers like Gonzaga’s chances of Final Four return

Gonzaga coaches and players may not have you believing their path back to the Final Four is any easier than it appeared a week ago, but the oddsmakers and number …

Gonzaga facing confident, battle-tested Florida State in Sweet 16

Florida State’s comeback Sunday shocked Xavier, but not the Seminoles. The ninth-seeded Seminoles (22-11) have been battle-tested, and even though many of those outcomes didn’t go their way – they’re …

Tickets for Sweet 16 reasonable, so far

Gonzaga fans might be pleasantly surprised when they go to the secondary market for tickets to Gonzaga’s next game in the NCAA Tournament.