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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Gonzaga rolling, despite game-plan tactics of WCC foes

Four games into the WCC season it’s apparent opponents are going deeper into the playbook when facing fifth-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Gonzaga-Portland key matchup: Marcus Shaver Jr. heating up for Pilots

Portland has struggled with consistency and rhythm offensively. That includes guard Marcus Shaver Jr., but the 6-foot-2 sophomore is trending up again.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Conference switch wouldn’t stop Gonzaga from being dominant at home

Actual human engagement returned to McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night, and not a minute too soon.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga clamps down on James Batemon, Lions in 73-55 victory

Gonzaga has made strides taking away the opponent’s primary scoring option over the last eight games, something it struggled with during the first month of the season.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Where’s the beef? Most Gonzaga players say steak would be meal of choice during White House visit

Corey Kispert added that he hopes there would be pie, but not just any old Cyrus O’Leary’s type, but specifically some home-baked deliciousness.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 73-55 victory over the Lions

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-55 victory over Loyola Marymount at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

TV Take: Comfortable night in The Kennel for everyone except Loyola Marymount

No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 5 Gonzaga use tough defense to down Loyola Marymount

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and dished out four assists to help No. 5 Gonzaga down Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Gonzaga dealing with another physical, defensive-minded foe in Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount key matchup: James Batemon next talented guard to test Zags

Loyola Marymount’s James Batemon is next up for Gonzaga in a long line of talented guards in the WCC.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Gonzaga commits Anton Watson and Drew Timme nominated for McDonald’s All-American game

Future Gonzaga Bulldogs Anton Watson and Drew Timme have been nominated for the 2019 McDonald’s All-American game.


Art of the handshake: Gonzaga’s Jack Beach gets teammates fired up before hitting the court

The main lights are down, music is pumping and the cheerleaders align themselves perpendicular from the bench. As introductions are booming out from the PA announcer, Jack Beach is positioned …


With both teams highly ranked, Gonzaga’s No. 1 in ‘combined’ poll

The Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams are tops in the country in terms of their combined ranking in their respective AP polls.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

No. 5 Gonzaga, top 10 remain in place in AP rankings

It was an eventful week on the court with three teams in the top five, including Gonzaga, involved in tight games before pulling out wins.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Gonzaga Rewind: Zags rose up to beat San Francisco in high-level contest

At times, it looked like Gonzaga and San Francisco had advance copies of each other’s game plans. The fifth-ranked Zags and Dons put on a show Saturday night, playing to …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga comes up clutch again in win over San Francisco

Duke, Tennessee, and now San Francisco. Gonzaga has been involved in three of the best games in college basketball with the season barely past the midpoint.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Francisco: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 96-83 victory over the Dons

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 96-83 victory over San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: ‘Saturday Showcase’ lived up to billing, even if it took awhile to find the right channel

The West Coast Conference’s two best teams, circa 2019, met Saturday night in the University of San Francisco’s venerable War Memorial Gymnasium with the visiting Zags coming out on top, …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Brandon Clarke helps No. 5 Gonzaga outlast San Francisco in WCC clash

Brandon Clarke scored 24 points and threw down a massive alley-oop as the exclamation point as fifth-ranked Gonzaga held off upset-minded San Francisco 96-83 on Saturday at Way Memorial Gymnasium.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Gonzaga commit Dominick Harris soars to top of ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 plays

Gonzaga basketball commit Dominick Harris went way up Friday, high enough to land at No. 1 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, San Francisco collide with first place on line in WCC

San Francisco (14-2, 2-0) has emerged as Gonzaga’s primary challenger through the season’s first two months. The Dons have an opportunity to show they’re more than just a contender while …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Francisco key matchup: Zags’ Josh Perkins, Dons’ Frankie Ferrari familiar rivals

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins and San Francisco’s Frankie Ferrari have been going at it for years so Saturday’s showdown will be nothing new for the senior point guards.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga withstands early Pacific push, turns up defensive pressure in rout

Pacific was doing what it could to keep it competitive and frustrate Gonzaga. The Tigers ran time off the shot clock, hit just enough shots and did a nice job …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga not fazed by Pacific’s slow-it-down style of play

The Pacific Tigers seemed to have one goal Thursday night – and it may not have been to come home with a win.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 67-36 victory over the Tigers

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 67-36 victory over Pacific at the McCarthey Athletic Center


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 5 Gonzaga uses balanced scoring, tough defense to rout Pacific

Josh Perkins scored 14 points and added six assists as No. 5 Gonzaga used lock-down defense to thump Pacific 67-36 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Gonzaga knows recipe for WCC success as Pacific makes trip to Spokane

Gonzaga’s last non-BYU/SMC setback was to San Diego, 69-66, on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Zags, including the WCC Tournament, have gone 84-6 since losing to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7 p.m.

Gonzaga-Pacific key matchup: Tigers’ Roberto Gallinat still making his points coming off the bench

Senior guard Roberto Gallinat doesn’t start and doesn’t play the most minutes, but he still leads Pacific in scoring.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes midseason watch lists for Wooden, Lute Olson awards

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura on Wednesday made two player of the year midseason watch lists. Hachimura is one of 25 players on the Wooden Award list and one of 30 candidates …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

WCC making a case for best conference in the West ahead of Mountain West, Pac-12

Week 1 reinforced the chatter about the WCC being much improved. It certainly didn’t diminish the possibility that the WCC might be the West’s best conference.