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UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Madness memories: Gonzaga opens trip to Final Four with thrilling win over South Carolina

So this weekend it seems fitting to revisit 2017 and Gonzaga’s Final Four breakthrough. First up, the Zags’ rollercoaster 77-73 win over South Carolina at University of Phoenix Stadium in …


AP Was There: James Worthy, Michael Jordan lead UNC to ’82 title vs. Hoyas

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.


AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for ’93 title

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.


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: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

John Blanchette: Win over North Carolina shows how much Gonzaga has grown

Turns out the Gonzaga Bulldogs weren’t looking past North Carolina to Saturday night’s opponent after all.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Analysis: Business as usual for Gonzaga as Corey Kispert, balanced offense overwhelm North Carolina

It was pretty much business as usual for the Zags, who demonstrated why they’re one of the nation’s top offenses and the only team in the country with six players …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

North Carolina players praise Kennel atmosphere after loss to Gonzaga

It was North Carolina head coach Roy Williams’ idea to play a home-and-home series with Gonzaga. He has a history of playing anybody anywhere, and this was one place his …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

North Carolina’s first visit to Spokane a can’t-miss opportunity for Gonzaga, Tar Heel fans alike

Section 118 was bathed in navy, red and white in the Kennel on Wednesday except for a splotch of Carolina Blue in row 18.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Gonzaga-North Carolina: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-81 victory over the Tar Heels

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over North Carolina at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga impresses ESPN duo of Dave Flemming, Jay Bilas on the court and in the stands

It may have been, as Dave Flemming said more than once, the most anticipated home game in Gonzaga’s history.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Tweets of the Game: Fans, media and former players react to Gonzaga’s victory over North Carolina

Fans, media and former players react to North Carolina’s first visit to Gonzaga


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Recap and highlights: Corey Kispert helps No. 2 Gonzaga shoot past North Carolina

Corey Kispert scored 26 points, Filip Petrusev added 20 and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs beat the North Carolina Tar Heels 94-81 on Wednesday night at McCarthey Athletic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

John Blanchette: Call the Gonzaga Bulldogs whatever you want, as long as you give them a call

By now, you’re probably so sick of the descriptive “blue bloods” that you might even skip whatever moral tug-of-war embroils Tom Selleck on the tube come Friday night – or …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga-North Carolina: By the numbers

From enrollment to arena size, take a look at how the Bulldogs and Tar Heels stack up before they take the court Wednesday in Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

McCarthey’s limits: When big games come to town, what would it be like to have more seats in the Kennel

Every season, Bulldog fans question the foresight in futureproofing the Kennel. Why was the capacity capped at 6,000? The short answer is that is what the administration decided on.



UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

A quieter Kennel: Support from student section sputters, but Gonzaga’s home advantage still strong

“The Hum,” “Zombie Nation” and “Thunderstruck” are the songs that signal Gonzaga’s Kennel Club to start making its presence felt.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina in Spokane: More proof good things happen when Mark Few, Roy Williams get together

Both teams participated in the 2017 PK80 in Portland, a 16-team birthday bash for Nike co-founder Phil Knight. At a social event prior to the tournament, Williams and Few were …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga-North Carolina key matchup: Tar Heels’ frontcourt tandem become bigger options with Cole Anthony sidelined

It would be a major surprise if Anthony plays, forcing UNC and us to move on to Plan B. If Anthony is sidelined, the Tar Heels’ next-best scoring options become …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

North Carolina point guard Cole Anthony sidelined for Wednesday’s game against Gonzaga

North Carolina will be without standout point guard Cole Anthony for Wednesday’s game against No. 2 Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Gonzaga-North Carolina is a hot ticket; don’t count on any last-minute bargains

The hottest tickets in town are for Wednesday’s event at the McCarthey Athletic Center between No. 2-ranked Gonzaga and the University of North Carolina. As has been the case for …


“You dream about beating North Carolina:” How Gonzaga managed to upset the No. 2 Tar Heels in 2006

GU’s 82-74 upset over the Tar Heels served as another key building block in the program’s rise nationally. It was Gonzaga’s biggest win by ranking until the Zags’ knocked off …


Wednesday’s Gonzaga-North Carolina game drawing a flood of reporters, scouts

A matchup between No. 2-ranked Gonzaga and North Carolina has the media and NBA in a frenzy. More than 20 scouts and 60 members of the media have requested to …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Josh Heytvelt was prime-time player against Tyler Hansbrough, UNC

Josh Heytvelt can’t recall many specific plays from Gonzaga’s 82-74 win over No. 2 North Carolina in 2006, but he clearly remembers one source of motivation: ESPN college basketball analyst …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Through the years: North Carolina has owned series since Gonzaga’s breakthrough win in 2006

Over the years, the Gonzaga and North Carolina men’s basketball teams have squared off four times. After the Zags pulled off a signature victory in 2006 at Madison Square Garden, …


Wofford shocks depleted No. 17 North Carolina 68-64

Wofford traveled to Chapel Hill and shocked a ranked North Carolina team again, getting 19 points from Trevor Stumpe and riding a 16-0 run in the second half to a …


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. 16, 2019

Tar Heels might be without standout point guard Cole Anthony against Gonzaga

North Carolina could be without star point guard Cole Anthony for Wednesday’s showdown against Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Gonzaga’s top 5 McCarthey matchups gets new addition with North Carolina visiting Wednesday

This space is dedicated to Gonzaga’s five most-anticipated McCarthey Athletic Center matchups since the cozy 6,000-seat building opened in October 2004.


Mamadi Diakite, defense lead No. 5 Virginia past No. 7 UNC

Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, and No. 5 Virginia pulled away from No. 7 North Carolina in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday