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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Gonzaga, Admon Gilder eye Battle 4 Atlantis championship after coming up short in 2015

Gonzaga and Admon Gilder have some history and some unfinished business in the Bahamas.


Can’t miss moments: Maui Invitational win, rise to No. 1 ranking top list of season highlights for Gonzaga men’s basketball

The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs finished a perfect 16-0 in West Coast Conference play and won the WCC by five games. The only losses for the 29-2 Zags came against Tennessee …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

Good call: Jeremy Jones, Gonzaga make strong connection

Jeremy Jones was looking to transfer, researched possible schools and dialed a phone number that made perfect sense, in theory.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Gonzaga, Kansas state cases for No. 1 ranking after impressive holiday-week wins

Gonzaga or Kansas? Which team will be ranked No. 1 come Monday? It should be an interesting vote from 65 media members in the AP poll and 32 Division I …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Gonzaga enjoys Maui Invitational title, but keeps focus on future

ESPN aired footage of Few performing a nifty back-flip into the ocean off Black Rock, a landmark lava promontory near the team hotel, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Zach Norvell Jr. selected to Maui All-Tournament team

Gonzaga had numerous candidates but settled for two representatives on the Maui Invitational All-Tournament team.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

John Blanchette: Gonzaga puts up its dukes in true championship form

They didn’t win the national championship. It only felt that way.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

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: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Gonzaga-Duke: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 89-87 victory over the Blue Devils at the Maui Invitational

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 89-87 win over Duke on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Former Gonzaga athletes react to Zags’ win over No. 1 Duke in Maui Invitational final

After Gonzaga finished off an 89-87 win over Duke in the championship game of the Maui Invitational former Zags athletes took to Twitter to celebrate the victory.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

TV Take: Defense down the stretch gives Gonzaga perfect ending to Maui Invitational with title win over Duke

This is what everybody wanted, right? No. 1 Duke versus No. 3 Gonzaga for the championship of the best early-season tournament of the year, the Maui Invitational. And the game …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga downs top-ranked Duke to win Maui Invitational championship

Brandon Clarke blocked RJ Barrett’s layup with one second remaining as third-ranked Gonzaga topped No. 1 Duke 89-87 to win the Maui Invitational championship on Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic …


Duke has been a defensive nightmare for Gonzaga in three previous meetings

Over the years, the Gonzaga men’s basketball team has faced Duke three times – all Blue Devils victories. The No. 3 Zags hope the fourth time will be the charm …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

John Blanchette: Good Zags show up to replace Bad Zags in Maui Invitational semifinal win

In normal circumstances, there might be occasion to bask in the glow of Tuesday’s 91-74 sprint past Arizona a smidgen longer – just to appreciate the fulfillment of taking something …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

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

TV Take: Duo of Jay Bilas, Dan Schulman doesn’t miss much in Gonzaga’s comeback win over Arizona at Maui Invitational

Every great comeback consists of two parts. There is the building of a deficit, the mistakes, the shortcomings, whatever goes wrong to build a hill to scramble over. And there …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Gonzaga-Arizona: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 91-74 victory over the Wildcats at the Maui Invitational

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 91-74 win over Arizona on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

How will Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke handle Duke’s Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish? We’ll find out in the Maui Invitational final

Hachimura would be giving away roughly 50 pounds, but he is Gonzaga’s strongest interior player and had success defending 260-pound Jock Landale last season. Clarke is an option, but he’d …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Maui Invitational roundup: Top-ranked Duke knocks off No. 8 Auburn 78-72 in semifinals

Top-ranked Duke withstood its toughest test of the season, outlasting No. 8 Auburn 78-72 in the Maui Invitational semifinals. The Blue Devils move on to play in the title game …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga uses big second half to down Arizona 91-74, set up showdown with top-ranked Duke in Maui Invitational title game

Zach Norvell had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds as third-ranked Gonzaga overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to top Arizona 91-74 in the semifinals of …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

Live updates: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge in Maui Invitational opener

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs play the Illinois Fighting Illini at Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. You can watch the game on ESPN2.


Key matchup: Gonzaga’s frontcourt will test Illinois freshman

Gonzaga’s front-court tandem of Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke looks to have an edge inside against the Illini’s typical four-guard/wing alignment and freshman Giorgi Behanishvih, 6-foot-9 and 235.


Gonzaga aide Stephen Gentry strolls down memory lane against Illinois and former boss

Stephen Gentry’s frequent chats and text exchanges with Illinois coach Brad Underwood should resume later this week. They’ve been put on hold temporarily with third-ranked Gonzaga facing Illinois in a …


Gonzaga coach Mark Few could be Maui’s biggest fan

Everybody who visits Maui pretty much becomes a fan, but Mark Few might be at the front of the line with his endorsement of the island.


Stuff of dreams: Five star-studded individual matchups for Gonzaga we’d like to see at the Maui Invitational

Zion-Rui? Yes please. RJ-Snacks? Second that. Reddish-Clarke? Yup. Perkins-Williams? Yes, sir. Clarke-Jeter? Affirmative.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

Hotel labor dispute could impact Gonzaga’s, fans’ Maui trip

The Maui Invitational annually serves up stunning scenery, warm ocean breezes and the best holiday tournament college basketball has to offer. That won’t change next week with a loaded field …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018

Gonzaga adds Idaho State, UT Arlington to men’s basketball schedule

Gonzaga’s nonconference basketball schedule is nearly complete. The latest games to come to light include a season-opening date with Idaho State and a December matchup against Texas Arlington.