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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga pulls away late to defeat stubborn Lions, 73-60

The third-ranked Zags rode another big scoring night from forward tandem Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke to a hard-fought 73-60 victory Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in 94-46 rout over Saint Mary’s

There was that point late in the first half when Gonzaga took balanced offense to an extreme.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Analysis: Offense, defense share spotlight as Gonzaga routs San Francisco

The fourth-ranked Zags notched their 13th straight win with another solid all-around performance, but this one was more impressive in one sense: Gonzaga took apart San Francisco, a team considered …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura, supporting cast spur Gonzaga past San Diego, 85-69

Gonzaga didn’t have its trademark balanced scoring Saturday against San Diego. The Zags had something just as effective: A nearly unstoppable Rui Hachimura to offset Toreros’ scoring machine Isaiah Pineiro …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga silences BYU, crowd en route to 93-63 victory

There was an echo inside the Marriott Center, but it was a soft one.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga never challenged in 59-point romp over Santa Clara

Somewhere between the opening tip – won by Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke – and Clarke’s dunk prior to the first media timeout, it was game over.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga works offensive glass to roll past Portland, 89-66

The Zags didn’t have their A game on offense or defense, but they rated high in resourcefulness in a business-like 89-66 victory against Portland viewed by a full house of …


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.


Offseason of intrigue: Biggest questions facing the Seahawks before the start of the 2019 season

The Seahawks overhauled their roster last offseason. But what surprises await this offseason? Questions abound in regard to Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Kam Chancellor and the backup QB …


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: 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: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Analysis: Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall contribute in return, help Gonzaga rout Santa Clara

Geno Crandall forced a Santa Clara turnover, Killian Tillie scooped up the loose ball and drove the length of the court for a layup with a defender in pursuit.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game

With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura gives family something to cheer about in Gonzaga’s 89-54 victory

Rui Hachimura needed only to look into the crowd to find extra motivation Monday. The junior forward’s mom, sister and mom’s friend traveled from Japan to watch Hachimura’s last two …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Analysis: Washington State captures program-record 11th win, beating Iowa State 28-26 in Alamo Bowl

It was something they’d become obsessed with this month.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga makes another run at record book before coasting to easy win over North Alabama

No. 7 Gonzaga opened up against North Alabama with a run that just kept going. It lasted most of the first half and produced basketball scores rarely seen, such as …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in 101-40 rout over Denver

Perfect games are usually reserved for baseball and bowling, but the Gonzaga men’s basketball team was in the neighborhood for a good portion of Friday’s game against Denver.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga gets blowout win; Josh Perkins possibly gets first dunk

If you had Josh Perkins’ first dunk coming in the second half of his 128th career game at Gonzaga, take a bow. Maybe. Perkins made a steal, raced down court …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga nailed by North Carolina on boards, leading to second straight loss

The combination of inattentive defense and rebounding issues knocked Gonzaga from the unbeaten ranks last Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Analysis: Admiral Schofield helps Tennessee sink No. 1 Gonzaga with clutch baskets

Admiral Schofield’s banked 3-pointer gave the Volunteers the lead and his pure 3-pointer on a GU defensive mistake with 22 seconds remaining spurred No. 7 Tennessee’s 76-73 upset victory Sunday …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga overcomes off night on offense to topple Washington

This didn’t look anything like Gonzaga’s first eight games of the season. Or its last four victories against cross-state rival Washington. But it was still effective.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington turns to defense, special teams in FCS playoff-opening victory over Nicholls State

Linebacker Ketner Kupp’s 95-yard interception return in the final minutes put an exclamation point on the rout.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr. heats up as Gonzaga wins shootout over Creighton

Zach Norvell Jr. insists there isn’t a switch attached to his jersey, one he seemingly flips to turn a miserable first half into a memorable second. The sophomore wing has …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Analysis: No. 1 Gonzaga avoids letdown, throttles North Dakota State 102-60

It took some effort to muster concerns Monday night against overmatched North Dakota State, but Gonzaga has experience lulls following Thanksgiving week tournaments. Reaching deep into the wayback machine, the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

Analysis: Washington thrives in ‘random’ Apple Cup as Washington State falls short of Pac-12 North title

One by one, the Washington Huskies spilled from the sideline to the turf. In bright purple pants and gold helmets, they slid through the white slush covering the green turf …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga uses hot-shooting start, lock-down-defensive finish to down No. 1 Duke, win Maui Invitational title

With the clock seemingly in slow motion over the last 8 minutes, Gonzaga’s lead, once at 16 points, dwindled to six, then two, before Duke finally tied it with 1:40 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

Analysis: Second-half surge carries Gonzaga past Arizona, into Maui Invitational title game

Every bucket – and there was an endless supply of them for Gonzaga in the second half – brought a louder roar than the one before.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge to win opener of Maui Invitational

Gonzaga did something that defied all odds Monday at the Maui Invitational. The third-ranked Zags committed 14 turnovers in the first half – charges, errant inbound passes, ill-advised drives into …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:04 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga absorbs Texas A&M’s early shots, pulls away for comfortable win

Gonzaga was expecting a stout challenge from Texas A&M, nicely timed before the loaded eight-team Maui Invitational begins a three-day run Monday. The short-handed Aggies complied, for most of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:39 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shrugs off foul trouble, thumps Texas Southern 104-67

No. 3 Gonzaga shook off the absence of two top scorers, opened up a 22-point lead at the break and cruised to a 104-67 victory over Texas Southern in front …