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UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs guard Joel Ayayi shows off MVP work ethic

LAS VEGAS – Joel Ayayi sported a fashionable ensemble: WCC Tournament championship hat and T-shirt, net draped around his neck and MVP trophy in his hands.


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Rui Hachimura executes game plan to return for Senior Night

Rui Hachimura kept Gonzaga’s Senior Night in the back of his mind, even as he did countless media interviews and prepared for his first NBA season with the Washington Wizards. …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags take responsibility after disappointing loss to BYU

The Zags (27-2) preferred to point the blame inward in the latest Gonzaga rewind.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Filip Petrusev’s offense gets rave reviews

Sophomore post Filip Petrusev, who dipped his toe in the NBA Draft waters last season, gave the scouts plenty to write about, mostly in a positive sense.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie puts hurt on Gaels in return from ankle injury

The smooth senior forward connected on 7 of 10 shots, three 3-pointers and scored 19 points – at 50% to 60% of full strength coming off a sprained ankle, in …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags pass NCAA Tournament-like test against USF

Of course, that didn’t stop a commentator on ESPN’s college basketball wrap-up show Saturday night from trotting out the familiar refrain that it’s hard to gauge the Zags because they’re …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Pacific coach Damon Stoudamire sees Zags as title contenders with room for growth

Stoudamire, who played on national championship contenders at Arizona and assisted at national powers Memphis and Arizona earlier this decade, took a few minutes post-game to assess Gonzaga’s team and …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags successfully navigating numerous injuries, opponents

The most impressive thing about the Zags’ 20-1 start is how they’ve navigated every injury roadblock and continued to play at a high level.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Gonzaga considering options with Anton Watson’s recurring shoulder issues

Anton Watson tumbled into the padded stanchion that supports the rim and backboard and knew immediately his left shoulder had popped out of place again.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ Killian Tillie puts up pair of healthy stat lines

Killian Tillie isn’t at full speed, but his on-court performance suggests otherwise. The senior forward delivered 22 points against Portland and 20 versus Pepperdine, influencing two hard-fought victories, particularly Saturday …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Coach Mark Few wants Gonzaga to be No. 1 in more ways than one

It’s Killian Tillie’s fourth rodeo, and the third for Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi, though they’re in different roles this season. So roughly half of the eight-man rotation …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Ryan Woolridge makes long-distance connection against sagging defenses

Opponents are emptying the defensive playbook at Gonzaga, trying to deal with the Zags’ size, balance, transition game and ability to get to the free-throw line. Eastern Washington head coach …


Gonzaga rewind: Zags receive sizable impact with small-ball lineup

The Zags have had little option but to go to a smaller lineup at times with Kispert moving from wing to man the ‘4.’ Gonzaga has one of the better …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: UW, Arizona games quality prep for matchup against North Carolina

Gonzaga probably couldn’t have scheduled two better games to prepare for North Carolina’s visit than its road victories over Washington and Arizona in the last week.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Anton Watson makes speedy return from ‘bad’ ankle sprain

Watson returned to the court for limited duty in the Zags’ 83-76 road win over Washington on Sunday with mom and dad in the stands, roughly a week and a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs gear up for three consecutive ranked opponents, beginning with Washington on Sunday

The ninth-ranked Zags are entering an arduous three-game stretch that rivals any they’ve encountered since crashing the national landscape in 1999.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ Corey Kispert putting in work to regain shooting stroke

Corey Kispert has essentially been living at McCarthey Athletic Center and the Volkar Center practice gym. That applies whether Kispert is on fire – 28 points vs. Michigan State in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Mavericks’ plan made Zags work for win

UT Arlington coach Chris Ogden needs no introduction to Gonzaga’s program. The second-year coach’s team lined up against the Zags a year ago, and the Mavericks lost by 34 points. …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs bring plenty of bumps, bruises home with them from Texas

Gonzaga’s 79-49 dismantling of Texas A&M on Friday was a blowout over the final 30 minutes, but the Zags – and likely the coaching staff and fan base – still …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ high-powered offense will encounter wide range of defensive schemes

It was one of numerous defensive tactics North Dakota employed, often without success, in GU’s 97-66 blowout victory Tuesday. There will be plenty more where that came from.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ press flattens Lewis-Clark State offense

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.


Commentary: Defense wins championships, and Texas Tech went all in against Gonzaga

Gonzaga was college basketball’s No. 1 team in offensive efficiency according to the respected Kenpom metric. Texas Tech was No. 1 in defensive efficiency. Only one could go to the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags experience pain of season-ending loss, pride of 33-win season

They gathered one last time as a team in the locker room. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few knew there was nothing he could say that would mend his players’ broken …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Brandon Clarke cleared for takeoff

Take a wild guess which Zag had the honor of putting a Gonzaga sticker on the Sweet 16 line of an oversized NCAA Tournament bracket inside the locker room. “Don’t …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags stuff highlight reel during rout over BYU

Josh Perkins offered a glimpse of what kind of night it was going to be when he and Zach Norvell Jr. staged their customary pregame shoot-off from the entrance of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Passing grades for Zags on two-game road sweep

Gonzaga was tested twice on the road and passed, though not with straight A’s. Rematches in conference play tend to be tighter and scrappier than the first meetings with the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags maintain sharp edge

The 2017 Gonzaga Bulldogs had it. The 2019 Zags definitely have it through 25 games. Basketball seasons inevitably bring ups and downs. Part of the Zags’ formula for success is …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ personnel makes alley-oop pass a rim-rattling option

Guard-to-guard connections are rare, though it’s possible it happened at GU during the Jeremy Pargo-Matt Bouldin-Steven Gray days. Regardless, the alley-oop has become a weapon for the current Zags, with …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Brandon Clarke shines in return to Bay Area

Clarke, who played his first two seasons at San Jose State roughly four miles from Santa Clara’s campus, probably couldn’t have scripted Gonzaga’s 98-39 rout over the Broncos any better.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins demonstrates his toughness again in win over Pilots

Senior point guard Josh Perkins could end his Gonzaga career as the program’s all-time assists leader, but he doesn’t dish much on his health. In the second half of Saturday’s …