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UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Joel Ayayi declares for NBA draft but indicates No. 1 option is returning to Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi has declared for the NBA draft but won’t hire an agent.


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Season rewind: Plenty of achievements for Gonzaga in campaign that ended too soon

So the Zags are left with a pair of pretty good consolation prizes, absent the theater of March Madness. First, one of the finest regular seasons in program history. Second, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Gonzaga remains second in AP poll behind Kansas

As far as Gonzaga is concerned, there was no movement in the AP poll and bracket projections and minor movement in the NET rankings.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Fifth-seeded San Francisco beats Pacific, advances to WCC Tournament semifinals against Gonzaga

Gonzaga will face No. 5 San Francisco at 6 p.m. Monday on ESPN. The Dons (22-11) eliminated No. 4 Pacific 72-54 in Saturday’s quarterfinals at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Top-seeded Gonzaga women to face Portland for second time in nine days at WCC Tournament

Nine days after beating the Portland Pilots for the second time, the Gonzaga women will need to do it again on Monday afternoon if they hope to win the West …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

WCC Tournament roundup: Charles Minlend helps San Francisco oust Loyola Marymount in WCC

Fifth-seeded San Francisco (21-11) faces No. 4 seed Pacific in a quarterfinal Saturday, with the winner facing No. 2 ranked and top-seeded Gonzaga in a Monday semifinal.


Gonzaga turns attention to WCC Tournament after ‘incredible’ regular season

Mark Few isn’t one to go overboard with excessive praise, but this season’s squad drove him to it following an 86-76 win over Saint Mary’s in the regular-season finale that …


Still-to-be-determined opponent might actually matter less to Gonzaga women than effects of inaction

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get back on the court for the West Coast Conference Tournament.


John Blanchette: With WCC tourney in Year 12 in Sin City, go all-in with Gonzaga’s All-Vegas teams

Somebody suggested it would be a good time to pick Gonzaga’s All-Vegas team.Can’t do it, I demurred. No credibility. I’m never up at 5 a.m. to see which Zags fans …


Greatest hits & bad beats: Saint Mary’s the only roadblock from perfect record in Vegas for Gonzaga men

LAS VEGAS – Like a lot of visitors to Sin City, Gonzaga’s 11 West Coast Conference Tournaments here have produced countless memorable moments as well as a few unpleasant nights …


Greatest hits & bad beats: Gonzaga women have become a safe bet to shine since WCC Tournament move to Las Vegas

Since the West Coast Conference Tournament moved to Las Vegas more than a decade ago, Gonzaga has been one of the best bets in town.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

How to celebrate after watching Gonzaga feast on its foes in Las Vegas

The West Coast Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have called The Orleans in Las Vegas home since 2009, and whether you’re staying at the off-the-Strip hotel or nearby, you’re …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Gonzaga closes regular season against rival Saint Mary’s on Senior Night

But first things first. Gonzaga (28-2, 14-1 West Coast Conference) wants to put a bow on a stellar regular season with a win over the Gaels (24-6, 11-4) in the …


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: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

WCC extends contract with ESPN, adds CBS Sports Network to television lineup

The WCC announced an extension with ESPN through the 2027 season and a new multiyear arrangement with CBS Sports Network that debuts this season.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend ready for return to court after recovering from broken leg

Sooner than expected, Jill Townsend is back on the basketball court – which is a surprise to absolutely no one at Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Gonzaga’s baseball season ends with loss to Saint Mary’s at West Coast Conference Championship

Joe Vranesh’s three-run homer to left-center in the seventh inning Friday snapped a 1-all tie, and Saint Mary’s held off Gonzaga 4-3 in a West Coast Conference Championship loser-out game …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Gonzaga falls to Saint Mary’s in WCC Tournament opener

Bryce Willitts hit a three-run home run, and Saint Mary’s defeated Gonzaga 7-3 Thursday in the opening round of the West Coast Conference Tournament in Stockton, California.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Gonzaga slugger Troy Johnston among the nation’s doubles leaders

Johnston, now third in the country in doubles (26), is one away from the Gonzaga single-season record.


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie testing NBA draft waters

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie has decided to test the NBA draft waters. Tillie submitted his name for the June 20 draft, according to a school release Sunday night.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Healthy outlook for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie, Josh Perkins

Killian Tillie’s health has been a key factor throughout Gonzaga’s 2019 season. Josh Perkins’ shoulder was a major question for months leading up to the season. Both should be ready …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Gonzaga in bounce-back mode after WCC Tournament loss to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga doesn’t have much experience when it comes to bouncing back from a tough loss. The Zags would prefer to keep it that way.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Last Gonzaga fan in Vegas arena still believes Zags a team of destiny

Katherine Morgan, the former president and CEO of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber – and current senior vice president at Bank of America – simply couldn’t bring herself to leave …


Gonzaga holds down No. 1 in AP poll for third straight week

Gonzaga is No. 1 just about everywhere you look.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie joins teammates for extended practice time ahead of WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie’s recovery took another step forward – actually a number of steps – on Thursday when he practiced with the team for extended minutes.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Gonzaga legend Adam Morrison part of WCC’s Hall of Honor 2019 class

Gonzaga great Adam Morrison got the Hall call from the West Coast Conference. Morrison, the 2006 co-national player of the year, will be inducted into the WCC’s Hall of Honor …


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 releases full television schedule for regular season

Gonzaga on Monday announced its full television schedule for the upcoming men’s basketball season.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

Gonzaga men open West Coast Conference schedule at home, closes on road against Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga’s WCC schedule begins with two home games and closes with the last of three Bay Area trips and a regular-season finale against rival Saint Mary’s.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

Gonzaga wins WCC tournament with 17-2 blowout of Pepperdine

The hits and the wins just keep coming for Gonzaga. As a result the Bulldogs are headed to the NCAA baseball tournament.