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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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Nov. 4, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
Gonzaga’s track record in season and/or home openers is just about spotless and the Zags are heavy favorites to continue that trend Tuesday. The Zags are favored by 35 points against visiting Alabama State, but odds and past seasons are of little concern to Gonzaga coach Mark Few.

Nov. 4, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Jacoby Ross is the shortest player on Alabama State’s roster and he’s not listed as a probable starter against Gonzaga, but the 5-foot-9, 180-pound junior should see plenty of court time.

Nov. 4, 2019, 4:32 p.m.
Jalen Suggs, a standout prep guard who visited Gonzaga last month, is expected to announce his future plans Jan. 4.

Nov. 4, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie on Monday was named to watch lists for the Naismith Trophy and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year awards.

Nov. 3, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
The longtime Gonzaga assistant basketball coach has guided the program’s global recruiting, one of the driving forces in the Zags’ rise as a national power.

Nov. 2, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
The three-quarters-court press is nothing new for the Zags but they unveiled it with new personnel in a 116-61 rout over Lewis-Clark State College at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Nov. 1, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
The two freshmen forwards made 21 of 23 field-goal attempts and combined for 46 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists as the eighth-ranked Zags cruised to a 116-61 victory over the NAIA visitors from Lewiston.

Nov. 1, 2019, 5:43 p.m.
Gonzaga’s already limited backcourt depth absorbed a blow Friday when the school announced that freshman guard Brock Ravet is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the program for personal reasons.

Oct. 31, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
The Zags did little damage with 3-pointers while piling up paint points in a 103-87 win over top-ranked Michigan State in a recent closed-door scrimmage.

Oct. 31, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
Finally, an actual game. Sort of. The Gonzaga Bulldogs entertain Lewis-Clark State College on Friday in an exhibition matchup that won’t count on the Zags’ record.

Oct. 31, 2019, 2 a.m.
Gonzaga has just four returning players, but don’t expect to see the 2018-19 versions of Killian Tillie, Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi this season. All four are slated for larger roles on the court and in the locker room.

Oct. 31, 2019, 2 a.m.
“We’re really counting on those two grad transfers,” Few said of the likely starting backcourt duo. And the Zags are counting on contributions of varying degrees from at least three or four freshmen who helped comprise the 13th-ranked recruiting class in the country, according to 247sports.

Oct. 31, 2019, 2 a.m.
Stop us if you’ve read this before, like, one year ago practically to the date: Gonzaga’s outlook is bright, even with Killian Tillie battling an injury leading into the season.

Oct. 28, 2019, 5:28 p.m.
Oumar Ballo, nicknamed ‘Baby Shaq’ because of his 6-foot-10, 260-pound frame at a young age, has been ruled an academic redshirt by the NCAA, according to a GU release.

Oct. 27, 2019, 7:57 p.m.
Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins suffered a dislocated left shoulder Sunday in Portland’s road win over Dallas.

Oct. 25, 2019, 11:08 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene secured another Inland Empire League 5A football title, thanks to a flood of big plays by senior receiver/defensive back Colbey Nosworthy and his Vikings teammates.

Oct. 24, 2019, 12:08 p.m.
The USA Today coaches preseason poll released Thursday mirrors the AP Top 25 through the top six spots before the first difference. Gonzaga is No. 7 in the coaches’ rankings, one spot ahead of Maryland. The Zags were No. 8 in the AP poll, just behind Maryland.

Oct. 23, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Gonzaga appears to be in the mix for another highly rated class of 2021 big man from the Pacific Northwest. Nathan Bittle, a 6-foot-10, 180-pound center at Crater High in Center Point, Oregon, indicated he plans to visit the Zags in the near future.

Oct. 23, 2019, 1:44 p.m.
Tillie is tired of talking about injuries for obvious reasons after missing 22 games last season due to a stress fracture and partially torn plantar fascia. The talented, 6-foot-10 forward doesn’t have a target date but it’s possible he could be back for the regular-season opener against Alabama State on Nov. 5.

Oct. 21, 2019, 6 p.m.
Domantas Sabonis is staying with the Indiana Pacers, and the former Gonzaga Bulldog will receive a huge pay raise beginning next season. He agreed to a four-year extension worth $77 million guaranteed.

Oct. 21, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Gonzaga is No. 8 in the preseason AP college basketball poll, matching the 2006 Zags for the program’s second highest preseason rating.

Oct. 19, 2019, 3:03 p.m.
Gonzaga topped Michigan State 103-87 in a preseason scrimmage Saturday in Denver. The Spartans are expected to be ranked No. 1 when the AP preseason poll is released next week. It was an encouraging result for the Zags, who figure to be in the top 10 despite losing their top four scorers from last season.

Oct. 17, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
Gonzaga sells its family atmosphere in recruiting and it apparently applies in coaching searches. For Bell, it worked on two levels. He thoroughly enjoyed his four-year run as a starting guard on some of Gonzaga’s greatest teams. He also wanted his family under one roof after being separated for long stretches while playing in Poland, France and Greece.

Oct. 17, 2019, 11:27 a.m.
Preseason recognition continues to roll in for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie. The senior forward is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.

Oct. 16, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
Ten Gonzaga teams achieved 100 percent graduation rates and student-athletes graduated at a 98 percent rate, tied for seventh nationally, according to the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) statistics.