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GU women ready to travel for NCAAs

Don’t count Kelly Graves among those trying to predict where the selection committee will place his No. 18 Gonzaga women’s basketball team on “Selection Monday.” The West Coast Conference champion …


Grip on sports: Eight is enough for state hoops

Wednesday: So, do you have any pet peeves? It’s the Wednesday before Washington’s state basketball tournaments begin, so I guess I have one I could pass along. People who think …


Dower, Pangos make All-WCC first team

Gonzaga senior forward Sam Dower Jr. and junior guard Kevin Pangos were named to the All-West Coast Conference men’s basketball team Monday, but the conference champions were shut out on …


Gonzaga women collect 10th consecutive WCC title

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves ran into the stands and high-fived fans as his players climbed a ladder to snip apart the net to celebrate their 10th consecutive conference …


Gonzaga claims 13th WCC title with Few at helm

STOCKTON, Calif. – There is a tradition when Gonzaga clinches a West Coast Conference regular-season or tournament championship. It involves head coach Mark Few performing a locker-room celebration, a dance …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2014

Gonzaga clinches WCC with win over Pacific

There is a tradition when Gonzaga clinches a West Coast Conference regular-season or tournament championship.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2014

Gonzaga women top Saint Mary’s to win 10th-straight WCC title

Haiden Palmer scored 19 points to lead No. 22 Gonzaga to a 75-65 win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center, giving the Bulldogs their 10th-straight West Coast …


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A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman.com/ sportslink. Bulldogs


GU women beat Portland, clinch tie for WCC title

In a game described as “ugly” and “a grinder” by players, the No. 24 Gonzaga women’s basketball team fought for enough rebounds Saturday to overcome poor shooting to beat the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2014

Sanadze, Toreros upset No. 25 Zags

Duda Sanadze scored 15 points, including three free throws in the final 2.9 seconds, and the San Diego Toreros upset No. 25 Gonzaga 69-66 Saturday night, the first time the …


GU women beat Portland, clinch tie for WCC title

In a game described as “ugly” and “a grinder” by players, the No. 24 Gonzaga women’s basketball team fought for enough rebounds Saturday to overcome poor shooting to beat the …


In brief: Former Seattle U star Ed O’Brien dies at 83

COLLEGES: Former Seattle University star Ed O’Brien has died at age 83. The school announced O’Brien’s death on Friday afternoon. He died earlier in the day. The school did not …


GU must take care of business down the stretch

SAN DIEGO – Junior guard Kevin Pangos was asked earlier this week if Gonzaga has started thinking about seeding. He replied with a question: “Seeding for the big tournament?


NCAA berth likely, but not a lock for Zags

Junior guard Kevin Pangos was asked earlier this week if Gonzaga has started thinking about seeding. He replied with a question: “Seeding for the big tournament?”


BYU denies Zags

PROVO, Utah – Normally easy-going Sam Dower Jr. sat on a stool inside a cramped locker room with a look of complete frustration on his face. Gonzaga was in chase …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2014

BYU drops Gonzaga

The Cougars took the lead for good by scoring the first six points of the second half, going on to claim a 73-65 victory Thursday in front of 19,136 at …


Dower leads Gonzaga past Loyola Marymount

Forward Sam Dower Jr. put up 25 points and 15 rebounds on Senior Night and was upstaged by fellow senior Brian Bhaskar, much to Dower’s delight.


Hamson, BYU down No. 20 Gonzaga

Jennifer Hamson scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half and Lexi Eaton had 15 points and 10 rebounds as BYU ended Gonzaga’s 13-game winning streak with a …


Gonzaga defeats Pepperdine

The final margin was roughly the same, but the second Gonzaga-Pepperdine game looked nothing like the first. The Bulldogs, who beat the Waves primarily with defense last month, had one …


Area women: Gonzaga women notch 13th consecutive win

Haiden Palmer led three players in double figures with 16 points Thursday and 15th-ranked Gonzaga moved closer to the West Coast Conference title with its 13th consecutive victory, 66-48 at …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2014

Gonzaga defeats Pepperdine again

Kevin Pangos and David Stockton scored 18 points apiece as Gonzaga beat Pepperdine for the 26th straight time, 83-68 on Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


Palmer leads No. 20 Gonzaga past San Diego

Haiden Palmer had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals as No. 20 Gonzaga won its 13th straight game with a 66-48 win at San Diego.


Four corners: Gonzaga Bulldogs

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Pepperdine, 6 (KHQ); Saturday vs. LMU, 5 p.m. (Fox 28) OUTLOOK: Pepperdine’s seven WCC wins is the program’s most since 2004. The Bulldogs handled Pepperdine 70-53 …


Gonzaga women have no trouble with LMU

In a game in which Loyola Marymount never challenged, the No. 20 Gonzaga women’s basketball team raced Saturday to an overpowering 88-51 victory. The same team that took the Bulldogs …


Blanchette: GU women morph into defensive wizards

Among the 5,739 guests at Saturday’s Gonzaga women’s basketball game was Kelly Graves’ first point guard – and the eighth-grade team she coaches at Chelan Middle School. “He was the …


No. 20 Gonzaga women tame Lions

In a game in which Loyola Marymount never challenged, the No. 20 Gonzaga women’s basketball team raced Saturday to an overpowering 88-51 victory.


GU’s Barham returns to Memphis to face former team

Gonzaga forward Drew Barham won’t need directions getting around Memphis, but he could use some pointers finding the visitor’s locker room at the FedEx Forum.


Blanchette: Gonzaga makes noise with ‘dive-bombing’ defense

In their latest narrow escape over Portland the other night, the Gonzaga Bulldogs sliced themselves a wedge of basketball as absorbing as any dunk-3-pointer-dunk sequence cluttering up SportsCenter. It came …


Area roundup: Cougars tabbed for eighth in Pac-12 baseball poll

Washington State was selected for eighth place in the Pac-12 Conference baseball preseason coaches’ poll, released Thursday. The Cougars, 23-32 overall and 9-21 in the conference last season, received 35 …


GU women dominate Pepperdine

In a game where four players scored in double figures, and two more came close, the No. 20 Gonzaga women’s basketball team cruised to an overpowering 86-51 win over Pepperdine …