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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Gonzaga women use second-half surge to top Loyola Marymount, claim outright WCC regular-season title

Jill Townsend scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds as No. 13 Gonzaga took over in the second half en route to a 75-47 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga rallies in second half to beat San Francisco

Killian Tillie scored 22 points in his return to the lineup and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs used a strong start to the second half to power past the San …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga-San Francisco key matchup: Charles Minlend paces Dons in scoring

San Francisco has a quartet of quality guards capable of big nights, but Charles Minlend is the team’s top scorer.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga awaits another tough test from San Francisco

Twelve games in, Gonzaga’s 83-79 win over San Francisco earlier this month remains the Zags’ toughest WCC contest thus far.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga women look to improve aim against Loyola Marymount while eyeing outright WCC title

Last weekend, the Zags swept USF and Santa Clara by holding those teams to 34% shooting and dominating on the boards.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev named WCC player of the week for third time

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev on Monday was named the WCC player of the week, his third time winning the honor this season.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga stays at No. 2, BYU debuts at No. 23 in AP poll ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Provo

Gonzaga has some WCC company in the AP college basketball poll with BYU debuting at No. 23, just in time for Saturday’s showdown in Provo.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Filip Petrusev’s offense gets rave reviews

Sophomore post Filip Petrusev, who dipped his toe in the NBA Draft waters last season, gave the scouts plenty to write about, mostly in a positive sense.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s imperfect victory over Pepperdine looks just fine in win column

It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Waves

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 89-77 win at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

WCC roundup: Dan Fotu’s double-double leads Saint Mary’s past Pacific

Dan Fotu scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting while collecting 10 rebounds, and Saint Mary’s beat Pacific 71-63 in Moraga, California, on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

TV Take: Old clichés ring true as Gonzaga again outlasts Pepperdine’s best effort in 89-77 victory

All game long, ESPN’s Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams kept harping on something every Gonzaga fan knows as well as the names of their children.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Gonzaga women clinch at least a share of WCC title with 53-46 win over Santa Clara

Jenn Wirth grabbed 15 rebounds and scored 11 points as No. 15 Gonzaga clinched at least a share of the West Coast Conference regular-season championship with a 53-46 victory over …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga rides strong second half to win over Pepperdine

Filip Petrusev had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the short-handed Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Pepperdine Waves 89-77 on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga driven to finish regular season strong to secure best NCAA Tournament scenario

Gonzaga doesn’t lack for motivation entering its final five regular-season games. The biggest source arrived last Saturday when the NCAA Tournament selection committee projected the Zags over San Diego State …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine key matchup: Round two for Ryan Woolridge, Colbey Ross

Woolridge, who has been a standout defender all season and held star guards Payton Pritchard (Oregon) and Nico Mannion (Arizona) in check, wasn’t at his best at either end of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

WCC roundup: Jimbo Lull leads San Francisco past Santa Clara

Jimbo Lull recorded 16 points and 14 rebounds as San Francisco topped Santa Clara 70-61 on Thursday night in Santa Clara, California.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

WCC favorite Gonzaga set to begin 2020 baseball season

It isn’t surprising to find the Zags at the top of the projections as the team has been climbing steadily the past few seasons, gaining more traction in the ultra-competitive …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Gonzaga women rebound from setback against Saint Mary’s with 56-38 romp over San Francisco

There won’t be another 21-game winning streak for the Gonzaga women, at least not this season.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Gonzaga getting its point across with balanced attack to lead country in scoring

That sounds strange with No. 2 Gonzaga’s tight seven-man rotation, but consider all seven average in double figures. That’s never happened in program history. No other team in the country …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev makes list for Naismith, Robertson player of year awards

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev made the cut for two more national player of the year awards. The sophomore forward is one of 30 candidates for the Naismith Trophy. Ten semifinalists will …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Weekend sweep would earn Gonzaga women at least share of WCC regular-season title

Every team has goals, and for the Gonzaga women a West Coast Conference regular-season championship is always at the top of the list. The Zags are almost ready to check …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine rematch will air on ESPN

Gonzaga’s road game against Pepperdine on Saturday night will be televised on ESPN.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Gonzaga women keep focus forward after losses on, off the court last week

As the Gonzaga women warmed up for practice Tuesday afternoon, Jill Townsend was asked whether it was difficult to play while wearing a protective facemask.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Top nine spots remain the same in latest AP poll

No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Gonzaga remained in place for the fourth straight week in Monday’s rankings. There was no movement in the first nine spots.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie puts hurt on Gaels in return from ankle injury

The smooth senior forward connected on 7 of 10 shots, three 3-pointers and scored 19 points – at 50% to 60% of full strength coming off a sprained ankle, in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga scores early and often in 90-60 rout of Saint Mary’s

The Zags eliminated most of the suspense and crowd noise with a 22-2 run that was a candidate for their best stretch of basketball this season. Gonzaga cruised to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

WCC roundup: Yoeli Childs scores 32 to lift BYU past San Francisco 90-76

TJ Haws had 13 points and seven assists for BYU, which earned its fourth straight victory. Jake Toolson added 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

John Blanchette: Razor-thin margin could be the difference in cross-country trek for either Gonzaga or San Diego State come March Madness

The month-before NCAA Tournament bracket reveal has become part of the sports furniture – or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it’s blended into the woodwork.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

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

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 90-60 win at the UCU Pavilion