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Spokesman-Review 5 hours ago

GSL boys: Freshman Watson pushes Gonzaga Prep past CV for district crown - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 PST

Youth ultimately was served when clone-like basketball teams Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley squared off in the Greater Spokane League boys district championship. The intensity was electric, but ultimately the host Bullpups (21-1) wore down their foe, beating the Bears 54-46, thanks to a 16-7 run midway through the second half that was fueled by 6-foot-6 freshman Anton Watson.
Spokesman-Review 8 hours ago

Gonzaga has chance for statement win against No. 16 SMU - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 PST

Gonzaga players are starting to sound like Gonzaga coaches.
GoZags.com 13 hours ago

MBB Steps Out of League to Face No. 16 SMU

The Gonzaga men's basketball team is in Dallas, Texas, to face the 16th-ranked SMU Mustangs on Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
Spokesman-Review 15 hours ago

Gonzaga’s Georgia Stirton: ‘ - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 PST

Georgia Stirton is still struck by the serendipity of it all.

Day after Portland

Back with my day-after post following Gonzaga’s 92-66 blowout over Portland on Thursday. My game story, as well as articles in the Oregonian and Portland Tribune. More below.  

GU women face a tougher WCC this year

If she didn’t know already, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier got confirmation this week that the West Coast Conference is tougher this season than usual. Conversations this week with rival coaches erased any doubts. “I had wondered, ii it just us?” Fortier said as the Bulldogs – winners of 11 straight WCC regular-season titles – reside in the middle of the pack. Well, a little: GU lost Sunny Greinacher and Keani Albanez to graduation, and Elle Tinkle and Emma Wolfram to injury. For now they’re also without starting forward Kiara Kudron, who’s expected back...

Zags rout Portland 92-66

Gonzaga hammered Portland 92-66 on Thursday as three Zags with Portland ties -- Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Silas Melson -- combined for 51 points and 20 rebounds. My unedited game story is below. Day-after post coming in the morning.
SWX Feb 12, 2016
Gonzaga Handles Portland 92-66 for Sixth Straight Victory

Gonzaga Handles Portland 92-66 for Sixth Straight Victory

Kyle Wiltjer had five 3-pointers and 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had a double-double and Gonzaga rolled to a 92-66 win over Portland on Thursday night. Sabonis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 15th double-double, his seventh in his last eight games.
Spokesman-Review Feb 12, 2016

Gonzaga uses Oregon products to pound Portland - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 PST

Kyle Wiltjer and Silas Melson enjoyed happy homecomings and Gonzaga drained 15 3-pointers in a surprisingly easy 92-66 victory over Portland in front of packed house Thursday at the Chiles Center.
GoZags.com Feb 11, 2016

Wiljer, Sabonis Lead Gonzaga Past Portland 92-66

Kyle Wiltjer had five 3-pointers and 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had a double-double and Gonzaga rolled to a 92-66 win over Portland on Thursday night. Sabonis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 15th double-double, his seventh in his last eight games. Kyle Dranginis added 16 points, Eric McClellan 14 and Silas Melson had 13 for the Bulldogs (20-5, 12-2 West Coast Conference), who have won six straight to reach 20 wins for the 19th consecutive season. Josh Perkins had a career-high nine assists.

GU men's basketball: Bulldogs at Pilots

WCC Mens Basketball Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-5, 11-2)  at Portland Pilots (11-15, 5-8) Thursday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m. | Chiles Center, Portland Watch: TV: ESPNU, Online: WatchESPN.com Outlook: Portland had dropped eight of nine before getting healthy last week with road wins over Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount. The Pilots rely on guards/wings, dribble penetration and the 3-point shot. They’ve made a conference-leading 249 3s with 38-percent accuracy, second best in the WCC. Point guard Alec Wintering (19 ppg, 39 3s, 140 made free throws) leads the way, but other scoring sources include...
GoZags.com Feb 11, 2016

MBB’s Sabonis Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Sophomore Domantas Sabonis was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.
GoZags.com Feb 10, 2016

MBB’s Wiltjer Named to Wooden Late Season Top 20

Senior forward Kyle Wiltjer was named to the 2016 John R. Wooden Late Season Top 20 list announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Wednesday.
GoZags.com Feb 10, 2016

MBB Back on the Road at Portland Thursday

Gonzaga's men's basketball team will play the third of a four-game roadtrip on Thursday at Portland at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
Spokesman-Review Feb 10, 2016

Four Corners: Gonzaga faces red-hot Portland - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 PST

Portland had dropped eight of nine before getting healthy last week with road wins over Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.