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Jim Meehan
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Jim Meehan jimm@spokesman.com (208) 659-3791

Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.


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Feb. 22, 2020, 1:23 p.m.
Top-ranked Baylor lost to Kansas 64-61 on Saturday, snapping the Bears’ 23-game winning streak and opening the door for a new No. 1 on Monday. Will it be No. 2 Gonzaga or No. 3 Kansas that steps into the top spot?

Feb. 21, 2020, 8:45 p.m.
There are road games and then there are road games in settings that the visiting head coach calls “electric” and home head coach predicts will be “sheer insanity.”

Feb. 21, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
BYU played quite well without Yoeli Childs, but there’s no question the Cougars are a different – and better – team with the talented senior forward.

Feb. 21, 2020, 12:37 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of 15 on the late-season watch list for the Naismith Coach of the Year award.

Feb. 20, 2020, 11:15 p.m.
Gonzaga put its worst half of the season in the rear-view mirror quickly with a 24-2 run to open the second half, fueling a 71-54 victory over feisty San Francisco in front of 6,000 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Feb. 20, 2020, 10:47 p.m.
Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key matchup from Gonzaga’s 71-54 win at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.

Feb. 20, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
Gonzaga 2020 commit Jalen Suggs has been named a finalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year trophy.

Feb. 19, 2020, 6:14 p.m.
San Francisco has a quartet of quality guards capable of big nights, but Charles Minlend is the team’s top scorer.

Feb. 19, 2020, 6:04 p.m.
Twelve games in, Gonzaga’s 83-79 win over San Francisco earlier this month remains the Zags’ toughest WCC contest thus far.

Feb. 18, 2020, 5:47 p.m.
Drew Timme is not so quietly putting together one of the best seasons by a freshman big since Gonzaga took up NCAA Tournament residency in 1999.

Feb. 17, 2020, 11:03 a.m.
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev on Monday was named the WCC player of the week, his third time winning the honor this season.

Feb. 17, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
Gonzaga has some WCC company in the AP college basketball poll with BYU debuting at No. 23, just in time for Saturday’s showdown in Provo.

Feb. 16, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
Sophomore post Filip Petrusev, who dipped his toe in the NBA Draft waters last season, gave the scouts plenty to write about, mostly in a positive sense.

Feb. 15, 2020, 11:04 p.m.
It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.

Feb. 15, 2020, 9:44 p.m.
Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 89-77 win at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.

Feb. 14, 2020, 6:40 p.m.
Gonzaga doesn’t lack for motivation entering its final five regular-season games. The biggest source arrived last Saturday when the NCAA Tournament selection committee projected the Zags over San Diego State as the top seed in the West.

Feb. 14, 2020, 6:07 p.m.
Woolridge, who has been a standout defender all season and held star guards Payton Pritchard (Oregon) and Nico Mannion (Arizona) in check, wasn’t at his best at either end of the court against Pepperdine counterpart Colbey Ross.

Feb. 13, 2020, 5:18 p.m.
That sounds strange with No. 2 Gonzaga’s tight seven-man rotation, but consider all seven average in double figures. That’s never happened in program history. No other team in the country has six in double digits, and just 15 squads have five.

Feb. 13, 2020, 2:31 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev made the cut for two more national player of the year awards. The sophomore forward is one of 30 candidates for the Naismith Trophy. Ten semifinalists will be announced March 5, and three finalists will be named March 17.

Feb. 12, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
The NCAA Tournament favorite as of Monday, according to BetOnLine.ag? The Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Feb. 12, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
Gonzaga’s road game against Pepperdine on Saturday night will be televised on ESPN.

Feb. 10, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Gonzaga remained in place for the fourth straight week in Monday’s rankings. There was no movement in the first nine spots.

Feb. 9, 2020, 5:35 p.m.
The smooth senior forward connected on 7 of 10 shots, three 3-pointers and scored 19 points – at 50% to 60% of full strength coming off a sprained ankle, in head coach Mark Few’s estimation.

Feb. 8, 2020, 10:55 p.m.
The Zags eliminated most of the suspense and crowd noise with a 22-2 run that was a candidate for their best stretch of basketball this season. Gonzaga cruised to a 90-60 victory Saturday night in front of a packed house of 3,500 inside University Credit Union Pavilion.

Feb. 8, 2020, 9:49 p.m.
Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 90-60 win at the UCU Pavilion