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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

Former Gonzaga great J.P. Batista signs with pro team in his native Brazil

Former Gonzaga great J.P. Batista is returning to his native Brazil to continue his professional basketball career after signing with Minas Tenis Clube in Belo Horizonte.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Joel Ayayi returning to Gonzaga for junior season

Gonzaga announced Saturday that Ayayi is returning for his junior season and he will not pursue any professional options.


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Killian Tillie preps for next step in career

The resilient, positive attitude that defined Killian Tillie during four seasons at Gonzaga continues to serve him well with basketball essentially sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Joel Ayayi declares for NBA draft but indicates No. 1 option is returning to Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi has declared for the NBA draft but won’t hire an agent.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Coronavirus sidelines pro basketball overseas for former Gonzaga players

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered sports domestically and overseas, impacting numerous former Zags.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie one of five finalists for Karl Malone Power Forward Award

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie is one of five finalists for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi maintains confidence through highs and lows

Joel Ayayi hears the rumbling that his play has faded during the stretch drive of the regular season. He doesn’t agree, pointing out that assumption is based largely on, well, …


Gonzaga big man Filip Petrusev one of 10 finalists for Abdul-Jabbar Award

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev has been named one of 10 candidates for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie one of final 10 for Malone Award

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie has been named one of 10 candidates for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch lists for two player of the year awards

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie healing up, hoping for healthy senior year

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch list for Karl Malone Award

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 …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie receives preseason third-team All-America recognition from CBS Sports

Killian Tillie was named to the CBS Sports preseason All-America third team.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie sidelined after undergoing knee surgery

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie has been bitten by the injury bug again. The senior forward is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time after undergoing a “knee procedure” Thursday, according …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

A shocker: United States beaten 89-79 by France in FIBA World Cup quarters

U.S. will not medal at the basketball World Cup, falling 89-79 to France in the quarterfinals.


France still struggling to break through at highest level

France’s Women’s World Cup hopes wilted in the heat. They were stifled by a relentless United States team more suited to big-game pressure. Les Bleues were second best most of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Megan Rapinoe has 2 goals and U.S. knocks France out 2-1 in Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup trophies, but the home-field advantage and the flag-waving crowd that belted out La …


France may not have trophies, but it’s hardly an underdog in Women’s World Cup

The United States has its ranking and its trophies, and that’s all the motivation France needs.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

Michelle Kaufman: It’s a shame the U.S. women face France in quarterfinal, not championship

The official Women’s World Cup schedule says the championship game is July 7, but let’s be honest, Friday’s quarterfinal between top-ranked United States and host France is the match everyone …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

It’s on: The World Cup clash between the U.S. and France

The United States and France are preparing for what many say is a final in the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup. The defending champion U.S. team will face the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Host nation France recovered from scoring an own goal to beat Norway 2-1 for its second consecutive win at the Women’s World Cup. Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winner from …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Killian Tillie’s return bolsters Gonzaga’s experience, frontcourt

Killian Tillie is coming back, a decision that gives Gonzaga a cornerstone for next season and affords the talented forward an opportunity to elevate his draft stock.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie pulls out of NBA Draft Combine

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will not be attending the NBA Draft Combine after all. Tillie, Auburn’s Chuma Okeke and Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter withdrew from the combine.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie sprains ankle in first NBA workout

Killian Tillie’s injury woes returned in his first workout with an NBA team.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018

Marin Cilic stays in control as Croatia wins Davis Cup

After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie misses Michigan State scrimmage with injury

Gonzaga wasn’t at full strength in Saturday’s closed scrimmage against Michigan State. Junior forward Killian Tillie sat out with an injury. The nature of Tillie’s injury wasn’t known. The Zags …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie named to Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie is among 21 players on the watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, presented annually to college basketball’s top center.


Gonzaga redshirt sophomore Joel Ayayi tries to carve out role among deep roster

Joel Ayayi isn’t picky about the pronunciation of his name. Good thing, because nearly everybody messes up not only his surname but his first name.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr.’s career sidelined by another knee surgery

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr.’s professional basketball career appears to be over. Dower said in an Instagram post Sunday that it “may be time for the basketball chapter of …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Gonzaga-bound Petrusev helps Serbia win European Championships

Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev scored 29 points as Serbia outlasted host Latvia 99-90 Sunday to win the FIBA U18 European Championships. France, led by Gonzaga redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi’s 22 points, …