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Gonzaga, Florida State matchup in Sweet 16 tips at 4:09 on CBS

Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 rematch with Florida State will tip at 4:09 PT Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Five years in a row: Gonzaga’s Sweet feat

With the first weekend of the tournament now over, fewer than five percent of college basketball’s teams 353 teams are still playing. Kansas and Kansas State, both No. 4 seeds …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Brandon Clarke cleared for takeoff

Take a wild guess which Zag had the honor of putting a Gonzaga sticker on the Sweet 16 line of an oversized NCAA Tournament bracket inside the locker room. “Don’t …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

John Blanchette: Brandon Clarke leaves everyone in Salt Lake City starstruck after dominating performance against Baylor

All those “watch lists” for college basketball’s many awards that managed to miss on Brandon Clarke altogether this year, or scramble to include him at midseason, or leave him off …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Mark Few calls Corey Kispert Gonzaga’s ‘player of the game’ after 16-point, seven-rebound effort

On a night when even Corey Kispert may have refuted the idea that his contributions outweighed those of teammate Brandon Clarke, longtime GU coach Mark Few was adamant that his …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Gonzaga notebook: Once in the middle of the action, Dan Dickau calls NCAA Tournament on radio

From Gonzaga’s first Associated Press All-American to first round draft pick to broadcaster, Dan Dickau has seen all levels of the basketball world.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:21 p.m.

Analysis: Brandon Clarke leads Gonzaga into Sweet 16 with record-breaking performance

Brandon Clarke is a relative newcomer to these high-pressure NCAA Tournament games in front of packed arenas on national television. The junior forward seems to be a fast learner; it …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi meet French icon, idol Boris Diaw after Baylor win

It was a French treat, served up to Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi on a silver platter moments after Gonzaga finished off Baylor 83-71 in the NCAA Tournament.


Gonzaga-Baylor: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 83-71 victory over the Bears in the NCAA Tournament

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 83-71 victory over Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga holds off Baylor behind Brandon Clarke’s record game, earns spot in Sweet 16

Brandon Clarke broke Adam Morrison’s school record for points in an NCAA Tournament game. He also became just the third player in tourney history with 35 points and five blocks …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Gonzaga notebook: Bulldogs focus on rest, recovery as much as X’s and O’s in postseason

After 34 games and 1,360 minutes, Gonzaga players are bound to have bumps, bruises and soreness. But this is the NCAA Tournament, so pain management turns into more of a …


Gonzaga quartet earns National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors

Mark Few was selected coach of the year. Junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named first team and sophomore wing Zach Norvell Jr. made second team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

John Blanchette: Baylor’s Rem Bakamus, John Jakus know their dancing partner far too well ahead of Gonzaga showdown

At the edge of a merry Baylor locker room after the Bears bounced Syracuse from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, John Jakus pinned himself against a wall and weighed …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Gonzaga faces hard-hat style of game against tough-minded Baylor

“Coach (Mark) Few said we have to get our hard hats on,” said senior point guard Josh Perkins, characterizing Saturday’s matchup between top-seeded Gonzaga and hard-nosed Baylor in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Amid NCAA run, Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura reflects on importance of Ichiro Suzuki to home country of Japan

It’s difficult to picture now: Rui Hachimura, the elementary school pitcher/catcher who was more fascinated with rubber baseballs and wooden bats than he was with steel rims and twine nets.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Gonzaga-Baylor key matchup: Makai Mason latest quality guard to test the Zags

Baylor’s Makai Mason was seen limping during Thursday’s win over Syracuse, but the 6-foot-1 guard remains the Bears’ heart. He hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points in the opening …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

One shining moment for Fairleigh Dickinson’s Nadi Beciri in loss to Gonzaga

Fairleigh Dickinson found a wonderful reason to celebrate near the end of an otherwise dreary 87-49 NCAA Tournament loss to top-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

Baylor connects on 16 3-pointers to beat Syracuse 78-69, set up matchup with Gonzaga

Baylor (20-13) and Gonzaga (31-3) will play for a Sweet Sixteen berth Saturday at 4:10 p.m. PT (TBS) in Salt Lake City. The schools have never met in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10 p.m.

John Blanchette: With WCC clunker left in the past, Gonzaga returns to high-flying form in rout of Fairleigh Dickinson

We took their temperature, over and over. We wondered if the Gonzaga Bulldogs had really kicked that bad case of influenza WCC that laid them low in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr., Gonzaga guards kick on their defense in rout of Fairleigh Dickinson

Zach Norvell Jr. was Gonzaga’s microwave oven last year, galvanizing the Bulldogs in NCAA Tournament wins over UNC Greensboro and Ohio State with his clutch shot-making.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Analysis: ‘Old Zags are back’ as Gonzaga dominates Fairleigh Dickinson at both ends of the court in NCAA Tournament opener

There was no Saint Mary’s hangover, no sweating out a 1-vs.-16-seed opener the way the Zags experienced in 2013 against Southern. There was top-seeded Gonzaga’s 87-49 runaway Thursday that broke …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Killian Tillie makes an instant impact in Gonzaga’s rout of Fairleigh Dickinson

Zach Norvell Jr. threaded a bounce pass to a streaking Killian Tillie, who only had one goal: he was going to dunk that ball.


Gonzaga-Fairleigh Dickinson: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 87-49 NCAA Tournament victory over the Knights

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 87-49 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

TV Take: Fresh broadcast faces provide plenty of blunders in Gonzaga’s romp of Fairleigh Dickinson

The NCAA Tournament is, in essence, a new season. With new goals, new opponents and new voices.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Rui Hachimura leads top-seeded Gonzaga to rout of Fairleigh Dickinson in NCAA Tournament opener

Rui Hachimura scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as top-seeded Gonzaga throttled No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson 87-49 on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at …


What channel is truTV? How to watch Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament game against Fairleigh Dickinson

CBS, TNT and TBS will also show games throughout the tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Could it happen again? Gonzaga wary of 1-vs.-16 matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson

Gonzaga and Fairleigh Dickinson collide Thursday, both with an eye on NCAA Tournament history.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Fairleigh Dickinson comes to Salt Lake City tired, but riding a high after first NCAA Tournament victory

Over the next few weeks, there will be plenty of players and coaches losing sleep over agonizing losses suffered at the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

John Blanchette: Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda knows what it takes to beat the odds

If Greg Herenda makes it to the Final Four this April with his Fairleigh Dickinson Knights it would be … well, it would be a damned miracle, OK?


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Point guards Josh Perkins and Geno Crandall formed a unique bond long before teaming up at Gonzaga

When Geno Crandall decided to spend his final college basketball season at Gonzaga, leaving the University of North Dakota to join the Bulldogs as a graduate transfer, it’s hard to …