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This was no flippant occasion for Zags

SEATTLE – You could see it when their eyes locked – Gary Bell Jr., Kyle Dranginis and Kevin Pangos – in the final 90 seconds, and broad smiles instantly creased …


GU women answer challenge

CORVALLIS, Ore. – What pressure? With a double-digit lead going, going and finally gone with 3½ minutes to play and the Gill Coliseum crowd in full roar, the Gonzaga women …


More than a Sweet 16 berth on the line for Wiltjer

Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points in 25 minutes to lead Gonzaga to its first Sweet 16 since 2009, making 10 of 12 shots and overpowering the Bulldogs’ opponent, Iowa, with …


Blanchette: This isn’t a flippant occasion for Zags

You could see it when their eyes locked – Gary Bell Jr., Kyle Dranginis and Kevin Pangos – in the final 90 seconds, and broad smiles instantly creased each of …


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2015

Gonzaga men dominate Iowa

Second-seeded Gonzaga put on an offensive clinic in the first half – most of the game, really – and put the seventh-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes away in the second for a …


Sweet 16 would validate Gonzaga

As much as coach Mark Few insists neither he nor the other principals of Gonzaga basketball are consumed with destinationitis, you can sense some urgency over today’s game.


Gonzaga faces tall order in Hawkeyes

No chance Gonzaga overlooks Iowa today in an NCAA tournament round-of-32 game. For one of the rare times this season, the Zags won’t see eye-to-eye with their opponent.


Wiltjer-White matchup may determine Gonzaga’s fate

One of the NCAA tournament’s biggest, most-skilled frontcourts will be gone at the conclusion of today’s game between Gonzaga and Iowa. The battle between Gonzaga’s big imports and Iowa’s homegrown …


GU women seek Sweet 16 in Spokane

With one upset in the books, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team seeks another today on the home court of the Pac-12 champions for the chance to play in Spokane in …


Albanez continues torrid scoring pace for GU women’s team

CORVALLIS, Ore. – You’d be hard-pressed to find a happier Zag on Friday than guard Keani Albanez. Her postseason shooting streak stood up under the glare of the NCAA tournament, …


Greinacher hits big 3-pointer as GU women upset George Washington

CORVALLIS, Ore. – With George Washington storming back within six points and the shot clock winding down Friday night, Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher didn’t think. She let it fly. The …


Zags wouldn’t mind taking Werner along

SEATTLE – Never mind shortening the shot clock or moving the charge circle out a foot. The next rule tweak in the NCAA tournament should be the barnstormers’ special, allowing …


Blanchette: Zags wouldn’t mind taking Werner along

Never mind shortening the shot clock or moving the charge circle out a foot. The next rule tweak in the NCAA tournament should be the barnstormers’ special, allowing the winners …


The Walter Brothers embark on an I-5 odyssey

Brothers Jess and Ralph Walter, Eastern Washington University’s biggest fans, will shuttle between the Eagles and Zags’ games this week. Wish them luck.


NDSU thrives despite meager surroundings

North Dakota State, Gonzaga’s first opponent in the NCAA tournament, often practices in a 140-foot long, 60-foot wide building with a 20-feet ceiling.


Blanchette: It was good to avoid neighborhood fracas

Looks as if the NCAA’s picking panel was having so much fun with its bracket that it had no need to manufacture more by matching the 509’s finest in the …


17th time as special as the first for Zags

There were few Selection Sunday surprises for Gonzaga, which begins its NCAA tournament trek close to home – at Seattle’s KeyArena – with the expected seeding – No. 2.


Behind the madness

March Madness is a national pandemic, of course. But it could be argued that the particular strain of contagion annually contracted in Spokane is especially virulent. We have the opposite …


Zags appear destined for No. 2 seed

Of 63 projections updated Saturday on bracketmatrix.com, 60 have Gonzaga as a No. 2 seed. Two have the Zags as a No. 3 and one has GU as the last …


Wesley brings his X factor to Zags’ semifinal win

John Blanchette: Less is more is a nice concept, if forever difficult to sell and even harder to fully embrace as a practical matter.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2015

Zags back where they belong: in WCC final

Byron Wesley scored 25 points and led a second-half run with teammate Kyle Wiltjer as top-seeded and seventh-ranked Gonzaga defeated Pepperdine 79-61 Monday night to reach its 18th consecutive West …


Another cruel twist of fate for Sherbert

LAS VEGAS – A rebound, a few swift dribbles up court, a bold move to the hoop – it was Lindsay Sherbert revealed, if not as her old self, then …


Top-seeded GU teams off to Las Vegas

Third-ranked Gonzaga is headed back to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the West Coast Conference tournament, an event the Bulldogs have dominated for the past 20 years. Gonzaga …


Zags look to continue dominance of WCC tournament

Third-ranked Gonzaga is headed back to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the West Coast Conference tournament, an event the Bulldogs have dominated for the past 20 years.


Aggressive Cougars yank Bulldogs back to Earth

And it’s gone. The Senior Night good vibes. Not in 17 years had Gonzaga turned off the scoreboard for the final time of the season with the bigger number showing …


BYU hands Zags costly defeat

BYU outplayed Gonzaga at both ends of the court and held on for a streak-busting 73-70 win Saturday night, spoiling Gonzaga’s Senior Night in front of 6,000 at McCarthey Athletic …


Pangos leaving his name all over GU record book

Kevin Pangos will play his final home game at McCarthey Athletic Center tonight. The senior point guard will likely wander over to the MAC Sunday night for an hour or …


Pangos high on any list at GU

Kevin Pangos will play his final home game at McCarthey Athletic Center Saturday night. But by no means will it be the last time he shoots baskets there.


Four corners: Gonzaga Bulldogs

Coming up: Tonight vs. San Diego, 8 (ESPN2); Saturday vs. BYU, 7 (ESPN2) Outlook: The Zags (28-1, 16-0 WCC) are pursuing their second unbeaten conference season in three years. GU …


Wiltjer honored by WCC

Another week without movement at the top of the men’s college basketball polls, another weekly honor for junior forward Kyle Wiltjer.