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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Connor Griffin joining Pepperdine’s staff as graduate assistant

Former Gonzaga walk-on Connor Griffin, who went on to play football at Washington before finishing his collegiate career on Vanguard’s basketball team, is joining Pepperdine’s staff as a graduate assistant.

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018

Gonzaga will face Portland, Pepperdine once next season

Gonzaga will face seven West Coast Conference foes twice and play Portland and Pepperdine once next season under the conference’s new scheduling format.

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

Austin Pinorini’s big eighth inning lifts Gonzaga baseball into West Coast Conference title game

Austin Pinorini hit the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning as second-seeded Gonzaga topped host Pepperdine 4-2 on Friday to reach the WCC Tournament championship game.

Lorenzo Romar returning to Pepperdine for second stint as coach

Lorenzo Romar is returning to Pepperdine for a second stint as men’s basketball coach. Athletic director Steve Potts says Romar will be back in Malibu as soon as Arizona’s season …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Jessie Loera, Gonzaga teammates fill up stat sheet in West Coast Conference quarterfinal victory

There were several worthy contenders, but Jessie Loera probably had Gonzaga’s best stat line in Friday’s WCC Tournament win over Pepperdine.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

Couple of big steps forward for Gonzaga’s inside players

It was just four games ago that coach Mark Few was lamenting the inconsistency of Gonzaga’s inside play, the maddening nature of not knowing which bigs would show up on …

Zags open WCC against short-handed Pepperdine

It looked like one of the better matchups on the WCC schedule. Two months ago.

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchups

Senior wing Lamond Murray Jr.’s 19.3-point average leads the Waves and ranks third in the WCC. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound son of former Cal and NBA player Lamond Murray can be …

Gonzaga women’s tennis team on the upswing

Boosted by a talented crop of freshmen, the Gonzaga women’s tennis team has arrived.

Young players made big strides in Gonzaga women’s win

As her three children were frolicking on the court Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier warmed to the subject of growth spurts.

Zags looking for another consistent effort

The formula isn’t a secret. Repeating it is the trick

Four Corners: Gonzaga faces up-and-coming Loyola

Gonzaga, winners of three straight, faces an LMU team it clobbered 85-62 on Dec. 23.

Jacko, Loyola Marymount top San Diego

Adom Jacko scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and Loyola Marymount defeated San Diego 67-63 on Saturday in Los Angeles.

WCC men’s basketball: Nick Emery, Kyle Collinsworth lead BYU past LMU

Nick Emery scored 24 points, Chase Fisher added 20, Kyle Collinsworth had his 10th career triple-double and BYU took control in the second half Thursday night to defeat Loyola Marymount …

West Coast men’s basketball: BYU easily handles Pacific

Chase Fischer scored 23 points with six 3-pointers and Kyle Collinsworth added 22 points as BYU defeated Pacific.

Gonzaga starts fast, finishes strong in WCC opener

Gonzaga continued with one good habit and broke a not-so-good one.

Gonzaga back on the court in WCC opener Monday night

It’s a quick turnaround for Gonzaga, which opens WCC play against Pepperdine on Monday, less than 48 hours after grinding out a win over Tennessee in Seattle.

Gonzaga men in WCC championship game for 18th straight season

LAS VEGAS – Kyle Wiltjer’s OK. Byron Wesley was better than OK and so were the rest of the Zags. Top-seeded Gonzaga, looking more like the dominant team from earlier …

Zags look for stronger outing against Waves

Pepperdine, the only one of Gonzaga’s 13 WCC opponents to lose by less than seven points in their previous meeting, visits McCarthey Athletic Center tonight at 5 p.m. No. 3 …

No. 3 Gonzaga edges Pepperdine despite troubles at the line

MALIBU, Calif. – For a while, it had the feel of a comfortable Gonzaga victory. Pepperdine had other ideas.

Women’s notebook: Bulldogs hit ‘the book’

For every game, Gonzaga women’s basketball players watch the condensed version of hours of video, sit through two team-scouting sessions and must memorize “the book” compiled by one assistant coach …

Cougars drive to win over Waves

PULLMAN – With a metaphorical lid on the basket preventing almost any shot from a distance of more than 10 feet from scoring, the Cougars kept it close in their …

Zags smother Pepperdine with defense

Gonzaga’s offense ranks among the best in college basketball, but the Bulldogs’ defense, somewhat under the radar, is putting up impressive numbers as well. The Bulldogs took control early by …

Zags grind out victory in WCC opener at Pepperdine

MALIBU, Calif. – Add Pepperdine’s quaint Firestone Fieldhouse to the list of WCC venues that seem to give the Gonzaga men’s basketball team trouble. The 10th-ranked Bulldogs, outplayed most of …

GU women overcome slow start, cruise past Pepperdine

Not more than two weeks ago, Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves was discussing the “gritty and tough” qualities Gonzaga redshirt sophomore guard Haiden Palmer possesses.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2012

GU falters, but doesn’t fall at Pepperdine

Just when you thought Gonzaga was cruising toward a feel-good bounce-back win, Pepperdine started making every shot it attempted.

Bell guides way in Gonzaga’s seventh straight win

When Gonzaga’s defense collects pass deflections, opponents’ shooting percentages and point totals generally drop. Such was the case again as 25th-ranked Gonzaga set the tone on defense in a 73-45 …

Gonzaga’s Dower steps up admirably for ill Sacre

MALIBU, Calif. – Robert Sacre’s stomach was in turmoil most of Friday and Saturday, but he was happy about one thing: He didn’t get his roommate, Sam Dower, sick on …

Pepperdine a threat

MALIBU, Calif. – Gonzaga figured Thursday’s men’s basketball contest with Loyola Marymount wasn’t going to be easy, even with Lions leading scorer Drew Viney in street clothes. The same scenario …

Gonzaga women rout Pepperdine for WCC title

Courtney Vandersloot scored 19 points, Heather Bowman added 14 and No. 18 Gonzaga rolled to its 17th straight victory, 76-48 over Pepperdine on Monday in the West Coast Conference tournament …