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Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide in WCC men’s basketball with plenty on the line

No. 1 Gonzaga (25-0, 13-0 WCC) and No. 20 Saint Mary’s (22-2, 12-1) collide Saturday at McKeon Pavilion with major implications for both teams.

Nigel Williams-Goss expected back for Gonzaga-LMU game

Top-ranked Gonzaga is optimistic it will have its top player, Nigel Williams-Goss, for Thursday’s road game against Loyola Marymount. Williams-Goss practiced Tuesday and Wednesday and is on track to return …

Firsts keep coming for Gonzaga basketball

In this season of firsts for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, add a few more. The Zags will play at home as the nation’s No. 1 team for the first time in …

Pace picks up for No. 1-ranked Gonzaga men against BYU

Time for Gonzaga to switch gears.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s No. 1 priority: Stay in game mode

Gonzaga’s defense isn’t the only unit with a lot of deflections. Head coach Mark Few added a few more following Thursday’s rout over San Diego when asked about the possibility …

First things first: Gonzaga entertains Toreros

Is it a slam-dunk Gonzaga will be ranked No. 1 when the polls are released Monday? Nope. Is it an open 5-footer on the low block that the Zags are …

Gonzaga, Portland ready for second matchup in three days

Time will tell if the scouting reports need updating for Gonzaga and Portland, even though the two teams just met Saturday in Spokane. The teams tangle again Monday at the …

Unbeaten Gonzaga entertains struggling Pilots

Portland at Gonzaga, two teams speeding in opposite directions, collide Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center before squaring off two days later in the rescheduled game in Portland.

Gonzaga tangles with Herb Sendek-led Santa Clara

Herb Sendek’s background indicates he’s quite familiar with chasing and sometimes catching the traditional powers in a conference. He’s been coach of the year in three different conferences.

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s clash in WCC first-place showdown

Silas Melson didn’t mince words. The Gonzaga junior guard offered a blunt assessment of Saint Mary’s two regular-season wins last year over the Zags, particularly the Gaels’ victory at the …

Gonzaga worrying about LMU first, then Saint Mary’s

It’s the game before the game, and that can sound an alarm for worrywart coaches. Gonzaga entertains Loyola Marymount on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center, two days before a …

Gonzaga maintaining focus during ‘special season’

The Gonzaga Bulldogs sense they’re in the midst of a something special so they’re planning accordingly. “We know that we’re kind of on a special ride a little bit,” junior …

Surprising Dons entertain No. 5 Gonzaga in San Francisco

Nearly two months into the season, San Francisco is 11-4 – its best 15-game start since 2000 – and Kyle Smith is an early candidate for WCC Coach of the …

Undefeated Gonzaga faces first road test against Pacific

No. 7 Gonzaga (13-0) follows up Thursday’s rout over visiting Pepperdine with a trip to Stockton to face Pacific on Saturday, the first of GU’s five split weeks with one …

Zags open WCC against short-handed Pepperdine

It looked like one of the better matchups on the WCC schedule. Two months ago.

South Dakota stands in way of Gonzaga perfection

Gonzaga has one obstacle standing in the way of an unbeaten run through its non-conference schedule and making some history in the process.

Zags face undersized Volunteers in Nashville

The rematch of last year’s Battle in Seattle between No. 8 Gonzaga and Tennessee is Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Nashville is roughly 185 miles …

Gonzaga hosts Akron, trying to reach 10-0 for first time as D-I member

Akron is on Gonzaga’s schedule for a reason.

Nigel Williams-Goss latecomer to Gonzaga-Washington rivalry

Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga guard by way of transfer from the University of Washington, understands what all the fuss is about.

Unbeaten Zags face nemesis Arizona

Gonzaga has been here before. So has Arizona.

GU freshman forwards play key roles

There was a simple reason Gonzaga coach Mark Few had freshmen forwards Zach Collins and Killian Tillie on the floor in crunch time against Iowa State.

Guarded approach for Gonzaga against Cyclones in AdvoCare championship

The stat sheet, eye test and scouting report state the obvious.

Gonzaga faces Florida in AdvoCare semifinals

Florida is Gonzaga’s assignment in the AdvoCare Invitational semifinals but it could pass for a March matchup.

Zags open Orlando tournament against Quinnipiac

Gonzaga’s schedule, according to coach Mark Few, is about to “amp up.”

Przemek Karnowski, Jordan Mathews, freshman duo impress early for Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s 2-0 start has produced several positive indicators beyond the box scores.

Early season test for Zags, Aztecs

The college basketball season is all of one game old for Gonzaga and San Diego State. Must be time for a showdown.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins will sit out exhibition game, season opener

Gonzaga sophomore guard Josh Perkins will miss Saturday’s exhibition game against West Georgia and the season opener Friday against Utah Valley, the school announced.