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Bulldogs not pretty, but win

LAS VEGAS – Welcome to March basketball. High-pressure games, physical, grinding, hard fouls, floor burns. Hard-fought wins, season-altering losses.


Grays fingerprints all over this one

LAS VEGAS – His right elbow was Saran wrapped in ice, where before a sleeve of white tape had buttressed the joint bruised by a crash to the floor both …


No stopping Gonzaga

Top-seeded Gonzaga marched on Sunday night, setting the tone early and then quelling a Loyola Marymount comeback to claim a 77-62 victory in the West Coast Conference Tournament semi finals …


Lions in hunt for Zags

LAS VEGAS – The Gonzaga men’s basketball team wouldn’t have been surprised with its semifinal matchup no matter how the Loyola Marymount-San Francisco game turned out at the West Coast …


Opponents set for Gonzaga men, women

Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams know who they will play in Sunday’s WCC tournament semifinals.


Pressure’s off Zags at tourney

Going into the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have the luxury of knowing they’re probably a lock to make the NCAA tournament, no matter the outcome …


Zags close on high note

SPOKANE — Matt Bouldin scored 15 points and No. 18 Gonzaga closed its regular season Tuesday night with a 78-59 pounding of overmatched Cal State Bakersfield.


WCC domination for GU

After a one-year absence, Gonzaga is back in its customary position of dominating the annual West Coast Conference men’s basketball awards. Senior guard Matt Bouldin was named the WCC player …


Shed no tears for seniors

The trio made the obligatory Senior Night guarantee: No tears during pre-game ceremonies. “I won’t be crying or anything like that,” said Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin, following Saturday’s win over San …


Tasty topping

Senior guard Matt Bouldin left Gonzaga’s locker room with a bag of ice on his right ankle and a net and WCC champions placard in his right hand. Bouldin and …


GU edges USF, wins title outright

Elias Harris scored 17 points and No. 18 Gonzaga held off San Francisco 75-69 on Saturday night to win its 10th straight West Coast Conference men’s basketball title.


Gonzaga makes it 10 WCC championships in a row

This one looked nothing like the first go-around. Gonzaga dominated from start to finish, flattening Santa Clara 88-51 Thursday in front of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center to clinch …


GU delivers 10-pack with deserved pride

A decade back, the Gonzaga Bulldogs somehow managed to lose three basketball games in a February fortnight. Message board traffic did not crash servers up and down the coast. Alums …


GU men crush Santa Clara

Steven Gray scored 26 points and No. 18 Gonzaga crushed Santa Clara 88-51 on Thursday night to clinch at least a tie for a 10th consecutive West Coast Conference regular …


Gonzaga women roll

Vivian Frieson scored 22 points and had seven rebounds as No. 19 Gonzaga cruised past Santa Clara 83-52 on Thursday night in women’s basketball.


West Coast stranglehold

Streak check. Gonzaga’s run of consecutive NCAA tournaments: 11, and on pace for 12 next month. Gonzaga’s consecutive appearances in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game: 12, and counting. …


Zags roar back

MALIBU, Calif. – For the first nine minutes of the game, Gonzaga shot and Pepperdine took the ball out of the net. During that same time frame, when Pepperdine shot …


Zags men bounce back

Matt Bouldin had 18 points and five assists to help No. 13 Gonzaga bounce back from a rare conference loss with a 72-54 basketball victory over Pepperdine on Saturday night.


Zags look to bounce back vs. Waves

MALIBU, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs have lost five men’s basketball games this season. Their game-after responses to those four setbacks were wins by margins of 35 (IPFW), 39 (Augustana), …


Lions show Zags the door

LOS ANGELES – Loyola Marymount was at full strength. Gonzaga appeared to be in slow motion. For the Bulldogs, that wasn’t a winning combination on the road against a hungrier …


Bulldogs’ defense up for challenge

Gonzaga’s defense has improved markedly and it will be put to the test again this week. Loyola Marymount, which entertains GU tonight at 6, is the third-highest scoring team in …


Zags get easy win

Steven Gray scored 19 points and Matt Bouldin added 16 as No. 16 Gonzaga pounded injury-depleted San Diego 82-65 on Saturday night to remain in first place in the West …


Bulldogs do it all

When Gonzaga beat Saint Mary’s last month in Moraga, Calif., the Bulldogs’ offense did the heavy lifting. In the rematch Thursday, Gonzaga’s offense and defense shared the credit as the …


One villain who’ll be missed

Such a thing never would have occurred to the Kennel Clubbers who have hounded (and cussed) him for four years, but they should have considered an ovation – and it …


Zags stand alone

It took nearly 25 minutes, but the Gonzaga Bulldogs finally put the clamps on Omar Samhan and, essentially, Saint Mary’s.


First in WCC on line

Since Gonzaga defeated Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., nearly a month ago, the Bulldogs have endured their share of mostly ups and a few downs. The Gaels, meanwhile, have been …


Gonzaga beefs up résumé

Gonzaga added another quality win to its NCAA men’s basketball tournament résumé, holding off host Memphis 66-58 in front of 17,037 on Saturday at the FedEx Forum. The victory came …


Gonzaga bench finally lends a needed hand

At last, reinforcements for The Three Basketeers. One for all and all for … well, for drilling the Portland Pilots a new one.


Zags eject Pilots

The defense didn’t rest. Of the many things that went right for Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, it was their wire-to-wire adhesive defense that fueled a surprisingly easy 76-49 West Coast …


Gonzaga romps past Portland

Matt Bouldin scored 20 points and No. 17 Gonzaga got back to its winning ways with a 76-48 blowout of Portland on Thursday night.