12:17 PM EDT, Mon March 30, 2015

Duke ends Gonzaga's tourney run

If you quickly scanned the stats -- Gonzaga shooting a higher percentage, winning the glass, 13-0 edge in bench points, 15-9 edge in second-chance points and capably defending Dukes offense and star center Jahlil Okafor -- it would seemingly add up to a Zags victory. But GUs normally productive offense had two lengthy dry spells in the second half, one after taking a 38-34 lead and another rough patch in the final 5-plus minutes. Duke took full advantage. One last time this season, heres our game coverage: My game story, John Blanchettes column, Colin Mulvanys photos, Jacob Thorpes Duke...
SWX 9 hours ago
Gonzaga Women Complete Unexpected Season

Gonzaga Women Complete Unexpected Season

The Gonzaga women weren't expected to play in Spokane when the NCAA Tournament seeding was announced on Selection Monday a couple of weeks ago.With first-year head coach Lisa Fortier the Zags were allowed and expected to go through growing pains...
Spokesman-Review 9 hours ago

Vols were glad they listened - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 PST

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said she wouldn’t complain if all of the 8,686 fans who attended Saturday’s epic game against Gonzaga would return to the Arena tonight to cheer for the Lady Vols against Maryland in the Spokane Regional finale. She even suggested that Tennessee could find some orange T-shirts.
Spokesman-Review 11 hours ago

Blanchette: Zags had it, except for those final minutes - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 PST

Blanchette: So what will be harder to turn loose – the most successful basketball season in Gonzaga history or the unhappy coda?
Spokesman-Review 12 hours ago

Notebook: Zag seniors already missed - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 PST

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stopped Kevin Pangos in the handshake line for an extended verbal pat on the back.
Spokesman-Review 13 hours ago

Duke's freshmen lead the way against Zags - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 PST

As his younger teammates bounced around one side of the Duke locker room in celebration, the team’s elder sat apart from the revelers – who are still blissfully ignorant of what the other locker room feels like – and vacillated between shock and relief.
SWX 16 hours ago
Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four.
SWX 16 hours ago
No. 1 Seed Duke Ends Gonzaga's March Madness Run In Elite Eight, 66-52

No. 1 Seed Duke Ends Gonzaga's March Madness Run In Elite Eight, 66-52

No. 1 seed Duke pulled away late thanks to a big three from Justise Winslow to beat No. 2 seed Gonzaga 66-52 at NRG Stadium on Sunday.
Spokesman-Review 17 hours ago

Gonzaga's season ends with loss to Duke - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 PST

Gonzagas memorable season has ended in the South Regional final in Houston, with a 66-52 loss to Duke. Gonzaga, which peaked at No. 2 in the national polls and was seeded second in the region, finishes its season with a 35-3 record.
Spokesman-Review 19 hours ago

Follow all the Gonzaga-Duke action here - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 PST

Spokesman-Review sports reporters Jim Meehan, Jacob Thorpe and John Blanchette are in Houston for the Gonzaga-Duke game. Follow the action from the game via their live Twitter streams here:

Game day for Gonzaga, Duke

For the second time in school history, Gonzaga will play for a spot in the Final Four when it takes on No. 1 seeded Duke today. If its not the biggest game day in program history, it at least shares top billing with the 1999 squads Elite Eight showdown with Connecticut. Heres our coverage: My game advance and notebook, John Blanchette column on Matt Santangelo, and Jacob Thorpes notebook and feature on Dukes Justise Winslow. Heres a link to Duke coverage in the Charlotte Observer.    
Spokesman-Review Mar 29, 2015

G&T Grip on Sports: This GU team is no Cinderella - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 PST

Saturday: There was something magical about Gonzaga’s run to the Elite Eight in 1999. A scrappy bunch of Bulldogs did the unexpected, shocking the nation with crashing dunks and deadly daggers from the outside. That was so 20th Century.
SWX Mar 29, 2015
Elite Eight Preview: No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 1 Duke

Elite Eight Preview: No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 1 Duke

No. 2 seed Gonzaga's dance continues with its second Elite Eight appearance in school history when it suits up to face No. 1 Duke on Sunday with a spot in the Final Four on the line.
Spokesman-Review Mar 29, 2015

Zags hope to have final answer for Duke - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 PST

Among hundreds of questions Gonzaga players heard from the media Saturday, one ranked high on the surprise meter.
Spokesman-Review Mar 28, 2015

Santangelo bullish on Bulldogs - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 PST

Blanchette: The celebrating was done. Back at their hotel, the Gonzaga Bulldogs had already turned their thoughts to Duke and the 40 minutes that stand between them and the Final Four – not in a scouting-report kind of way, but just in the thinking-about-it kind of way.