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UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Former Lake City, Montana star still loves Zags, but will coach against them Monday

No hard feelings, Gonzaga fans: Katie Baker still roots for the Zags. So does her mom, who continues to own season tickets to see the women at the Kennel. But …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Reserves Kempton, Forsyth will be counted on again by GU women

It’s not about the minutes, it’s what you do with them. Gonzaga reserves Melody Kempton and Louise Forsyth learned that lesson the easy way on Saturday. Now they hope to …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Tournament matchup four years ago provided positives for Gonzaga, Oregon State women

To hear the coaches four years later, there were no losers in that epic second-round NCAA Tournament game between Gonzaga and Oregon State.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Oregon State looking a bit vulnerable, too, as it prepares to play Gonzaga

Now who’s feeling vulnerable? With all they’ve endured in the last two weeks, it should have been the Gonzaga women.


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 …


NCAA Tournament roundup: Michigan State marches on, beats Minnesota to reach Sweet 16

Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night …


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, 9:30 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup: Oregon State downs Boise State in overtime, sets up second-round showdown with Gonzaga

Mikayla Pivec had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the fourth-seeded Oregon State Beavers withstood a major scare from No. 13 Boise State for an 80-75 overtime victory in the …


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.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Florida State slams Ja Morant and Murray State to set up Sweet 16 rematch with Gonzaga

Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State. Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points, …


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, 7:37 p.m.

Washington State coach Mike Leach happy with quarterback competition early in spring camp

He didn’t sweep into Pullman with the force of a tornado, and he hasn’t thrown an iconic touchdown pass to a receiver sliding into a snowbank to win the Apple …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Injured Gonzaga guard Jill Townsend surprises teammates ahead of NCAA Tournament win over Little Rock

The plan came together early Friday afternoon on the Townsend family ranch in Okanogan, Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Gonzaga-Little Rock: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 68-51 victory over the Trojans

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 68-51 victory over Little Rock.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington coach Mike Hopkins is as loving as he is bizarre

Energetic. Passionate. Insightful. Inspiring. These are all accurate adjectives if you’re trying to describe Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins.


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: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga women get off to quick start, top Little Rock in NCAA Tournament opener

Zykera Rice scored 18 points and Katie Campbell added 15 as the Gonzaga women defeated Little Rock 68-51 in a first-round NCAA Tournament game Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington shows poise from the top down to make successful return to NCAA Tournament

After watching a 13-point lead shrink to seven in less than a minute, and then watching a turnover give the ball back to a jacked-up Utah State team, Huskies basketball …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

NCAA Tournament roundup: Duke’s Zion Williamson shines in March Madness debut

Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

College baseball: Gonzaga falls in series opener against Pepperdine

Cooper Chandler gave up two earned runs over seven innings, Reese Alexiades homered and Pepperdine beat visiting Gonzaga 4-2 in the first of a three-game West Coast Conference at Eddy …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Washington makes successful return to NCAA Tournament, beats Utah State 78-61

The Pac-12’s regular-season champions swept the conference’s awards – top player, best defensive player and coach of the year – and got something from all of them against one of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Good vibes in Gill Coliseum: Gonzaga has happy memories of previous NCAA Tournament trip to Corvallis

As the NCAA women’s bracket was revealed on Monday afternoon, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was all business.


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 …