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UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie eyes possible return for WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie isn’t a two-sport athlete, but these days he feels like one. Gonzaga’s junior forward has been working overtime to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia in his …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Plan B for Gonzaga players: Josh Perkins passes to Brandon Clarke … on the gridiron?

If you really want to stump Gonzaga basketball players, don’t bother trying an intricate matchup zone or a crafty offensive set. Ask them what they would be doing if they …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Can Gonzaga thrive and survive without Killian Tille? Only time will tell.

Killian Tillie’s absence is a blow to Gonzaga’s postseason aspirations, but the Zags demonstrated they can play at a high level without the 6-foot-10 forward in the first two months …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie out indefinitely with partially torn ligament in right foot

Killian Tillie is expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season with a partially torn ligament in his right foot.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev has seen decrease in playing time, but it hasn’t affected his effort

Filip Petrusev joined a Gonzaga program with five legitimate big men on the roster. By late October, center Jacob Larsen left the team to focus on his academics and forward …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

Gonzaga’s ‘Big Three’ of Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie provides intriguing options on the court

The fourth-ranked Zags have three of the best forwards in college basketball. They saw court time together last week for the first time since Tillie’s return five games ago from …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019

Gonzaga Rewind: Zags rose up to beat San Francisco in high-level contest

At times, it looked like Gonzaga and San Francisco had advance copies of each other’s game plans. The fifth-ranked Zags and Dons put on a show Saturday night, playing to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Blocks, dunks and the impact of Killian Tillie’s and Geno Crandall’s return

Gonzaga filled up the stat sheet in Saturday’s 91-48 win over Santa Clara. If there was a feel-good column in the box score, the Zags would have stuffed it, too. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Gonzaga optimistic Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall will return for Santa Clara game

Gonzaga expects to have its entire roster available for the first time this season when it faces Santa Clara on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Gonzaga’s Geno Crandall, Killian Tillie hoping to return to lineup soon

Geno Crandall and Killian Tillie remained on Gonzaga’s sideline Friday against North Alabama, but their wait is coming to an end.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

From grandma to Vince Carter, Gonzaga players explain their uniform number choices

There’s usually a story behind players’ numbers at virtually every level of basketball. The Zags are no different, picking numbers that carry special significance to family members, a favorite NBA …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Making noise in tranquil McCarthey Athletic Center for next five home games

The McCarthey Athletic Center is still full but it doesn’t sound the same during Gonzaga’s holiday-break games.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Gonzaga standout forward Killian Tillie set for on-schedule return after ankle injury

Killian Tillie is GU’s top returning scorer from last season at 12.9 points per game. He led the Zags in 3-point shooting accuracy (47.9 percent).


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

What could have happened if Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie or Zach Norvell Jr. left Gonzaga after last season? Just take a look at Texas A&M

It has been a tale of two programs since Gonzaga and Texas A&M last met almost three years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Gonzaga trio on Wooden Award 50-player preseason watch list

Rui Hachimura has become a familiar name on preseason watch lists, with Killian Tillie not far behind and Zach Norvell Jr. receiving several mentions, too.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie on Naismith player of the year watch list

Gonzaga junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie are on the preseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy player of the year.


Gonzaga men: Talented roster generates high expectations for Bulldogs despite Killian Tillie injury

Gonzaga pretty much went unbeaten in the offseason, until Tuesday’s news that junior forward Killian Tillie will miss eight weeks with a stress fracture in his ankle.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie undergoes ankle surgery, expected to miss eight weeks

Gonzaga will be without one of its key players for roughly the first two months of the season. Junior forward Killian Tillie, recently named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award preseason …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making preseason AP All-America team

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making the preseason AP All-America team.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Gonzaga returns to favorite’s role; four Zags selected preseason All-WCC

Gonzaga’s rare, one-year absence as the WCC preseason favorite officially came to an end Thursday, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Four way-too-early observations on Gonzaga after Kraziness in the Kennel

It is Oct. 10, the Zags have been practicing for less than two weeks and they’ve staged a 15-minute scrimmage in front of an overflow crowd at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

Four questions as Gonzaga men’s basketball opens practice

Gonzaga will hold 30 practices, a closed scrimmage – expected to be against Michigan State – and a Nov. 1 exhibition game against Central Washington. Here are four questions that …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Gonzaga basketball in wait-and-see mode with NCAA rules changes

Four Zags – Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Zach Norvell Jr. and Brandon Clarke – have tested the NBA waters after the program’s second trip to the Final Four in three …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie follows France’s World Cup journey from afar

Killian Tillie wore his jersey Saturday to Hoopfest while signing countless autographs for fans at Gonzaga’s booth. It wasn’t his Zags’ basketball No. 33 uniform. It was France’s national soccer …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins’ shoulder recovery on schedule

Josh Perkins’ right shoulder ranks with Przemek Karnowski’s career-threatening back issue and Gary Bell Jr.’s balky knee on the list of Gonzaga’s worrisome off-season injuries in recent years.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

‘Voice of the Zags’ Tom Hudson has high hopes for next year’s Gonzaga basketball team

Tom Hudson can’t help but talk a big game: That’s what happens when you’re the voice of Gonzaga athletics. For the past 16 years, Hudson has been courtside for a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie all in on returning to Gonzaga

Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Forward Killian Tillie returning for junior season at Gonzaga

Forward Killian Tillie announced Wednesday that he will return to Gonzaga for his junior season.