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UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. becomes third Zag to declare for NBA draft

Sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. became the third Gonzaga basketball player this week to declare for the NBA draft. Norvell made his announcement Saturday afternoon in a school release.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Gonzaga expected to hire Roger Powell Jr. to replace outgoing assistant coach Donny Daniels

Gonzaga appears to have found a replacement for assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is leaving the program after nine seasons. The Zags are expected to hire former Vanderbilt associate head …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga junior forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the NBA draft. Clarke made it official Wednesday via a GU release, two days after teammate Rui Hachimura declared for the draft. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Donny Daniels leaving Gonzaga, dialing back after four decades in coaching

Assistant Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga, but he’s not quite ready to completely call it quits after four decades in the coaching profession. He’s expected to join Utah’s staff as …


Rui’s greatest hits: Four games that cemented a Gonzaga legacy

A look back at some of Rui Hachimura’s finest moments as a Zag. On Monday, Hachimura became the ninth player in Gonzaga history to declare early for the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura declares for NBA Draft with history on horizon

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced. Hachimura made it official Monday, but the announcement isn’t a surprise. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins to participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins will be one of 64 seniors attending the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Gonzaga among seven programs on South Dakota State guard David Jenkins Jr.’s list

Gonzaga is one of seven programs listed as possible destinations for South Dakota State’s David Jenkins Jr.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Polls, oddsmakers like Gonzaga’s chances in way-too-early look at 2020 season

In nearly every scenario, Gonzaga is going to face one of its most demanding nonconference schedules, including the possibility of a ranked foe in the WCC.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Chandler Smith repeat selections on scholar-athlete team

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been selected to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team for the second consecutive season.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke follows own path to breakout season

“At San Jose State, it wasn’t a lot of fun losing those two years,” Brandon Clarke said. “I came here and it’s the exact opposite of that. It’s obviously the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes Naismith Trophy final four

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year.


Fantasy basketball dream matchup: 2017 Zags vs. 2019 Zags

In one corner, the 2017 Zags. The 29-game winning streak to open the season. Top defensive team in the country. In the other corner, the 2019 Zags, with generational offensive …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke one of four finalists for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year

Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, Washington’s Matisse Thybulle and Duke’s Zion Williamson join Clarke as finalists.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga women return from Las Vegas with focus turned to NCAA Tournament

On Monday the Zags lost guards Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend to injury. A day later, they also lost the West Coast Conference


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Are the Zags a one seed or a two? We’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out

LAS VEGAS – Rewind to last week and Gonzaga entered the postseason kicking around the pros and cons of the old rust-vs.-rest debate.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s faceplant in WCC Tournament may be most painful come Selection Sunday

Have you heard about the new March Madness Savings Time? If you’re the Gonzaga Bulldogs, you set your clocks back to a No. 2 seed.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga’s offense misfires in upset loss to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga’s offense, a record-setting cornerstone throughout the season, labored through a miserable night, setting a handful of records at the opposite end of the spectrum.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Gonzaga guards sputter, score just 12 points in championship game loss to Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins, Zach Norvell Jr. and Geno Crandall haven’t had to be the best players on the court most games, largely because the Zags have two All-America candidates patrolling the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Gaels’ 60-47 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 60-47 loss to Saint Mary’s in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Run never comes for Gonzaga as Saint Mary’s completes the upset in ‘Shock City’

The script for this one has been performed before. Twice this season, in fact. Underdog Saint Mary’s stays close to top-ranked Gonzaga for a while. The Gaels slow the pace, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ 82-68 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from BYU’s 82-68 victory over Gonzaga in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

John Blanchette: Basketball aside, a heartbreaking day for the GU family

For the Gonzaga Bulldogs’s women’s basketball team, there is family and there is FAMILY, and now they know both the distinction and how it gets blurred together when life issues …


West Coast Conference agrees to three-year extension to hold tournaments at Orleans Arena

The tournaments have been a hit at the turnstiles with Gonzaga followers often numbering 4,000-5,000 strong inside the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Saint Mary’s stuns No. 1 Gonzaga in low-scoring WCC championship game

Jordan Hunter notched a double-double of 15 rebounds and 12 points as second-seeded Saint Mary’s stunned top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Gonzaga 60-47 in the WCC Tournament championship game on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Gonzaga laments second-quarter troubles in title-game loss to BYU

The Zags left Orleans Arena feeling as though they’d done their part in three of those quarters, but playing well 75 percent of the time didn’t suffice against a Cougars …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier leaves bench in fourth quarter due to family medical emergency

Athletic director Mike Roth pulled the coaches out of a timeout to inform them of the situation. Craig returned to the bench a few minutes later, but Roth said a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Analysis: WCC championship loss to BYU ‘a step in the journey’ for Gonzaga women

Brenna Chase poured in 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, as second-seeded BYU downed top-seeded Gonzaga 82-68 to win the WCC Tournament title on Tuesday at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 2:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and WSU’s Robert Franks earn District IX honors

Mark Few was named District IX Coach of the Year and Rui Hachimura was named the district’s Player of the Year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced.