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  • Nolan Hickman, 4-star point guard, commits to Gonzaga

    The Athletic "Four-star recruit Nolan Hickman has committed to the Gonzaga Bulldogs, the point guard announced on Saturday. Hickman, who was No. 8 on The Athletic's latest list of best available players, had previously committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, but decommitted in April. Mark Few and..." May 16

  • Ten thoughts on 10 Gonzaga scholarship players as the Zags work to get back to the national title game

    The Athletic "The day after Gonzaga returned from its national championship game humbling, Mark Few told his players to go home. Two hit the road by the week’s end. No one remained much beyond the following week, everyone more or less back home by April 16. The Zags won’t reconvene until..." May 13

  • Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton Transfers to Gonzaga

    The Slipper Still Fits "The Gonzaga Bulldogs just picked up a big graduate transfer in Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton, ESPN reported today. Bolton averaged 15.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game last season for the Cyclones. This is an absolutely huge pick-up for the Zags, who..." April 30

  • Top Chinese prospect Fanbo Zeng picks G League Ignite over Gonzaga

    The Athletic "Fanbo Zeng, China's top basketball prospect, is decommitting from Gonzaga and planning to join the NBA G League Ignite, sources tell The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The 6-foot-10 forward will be eligible for the NBA Draft in 2022. He was ranked as a four-star high school..." April 24

  • Gonzaga's Andrew Nembhard returning for senior year

    Zagsblog "Andrew Nembhard will return to Gonzaga next season, a source with direct knowledge told ZAGSBLOG.The 6-foot-5 Ontario native averaged 9.2 points and 4.4 assists for the Bulldogs as they went 31-1 and lost to Baylor in the national championship game. He received a waiver to play..." April 22

  • Gonzaga coach Mark Few admits team was unprepared for Baylor's physicality in championship game

    Yardbarker "Less than a month after losing the national championship, Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few admits that his team did not match the physicality of Baylor and that he wishes it's something he had been more prepared for.  "That was the most physical game we've played in..." April 21

  • No. 1 High School Basketball Recruit Chet Holmgren Picks Gonzaga

    SI "Chances are, Mark Few hasn’t completely healed from the 86-70 shellacking he and Gonzaga suffered at the hands of Baylor in the national championship game earlier this month, but he and the Bulldogs received some news Monday that should fast-track their mental bounce..." April 19

  • Ex-Gonzaga Jalen Suggs Dating Louisville Freshman Baller Hailey Van Lith

    Black Sports Online "Jalen Suggs is on his way to being a top 5 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft after his excellent freshman year with Gonzaga. They came up short in the championship game losing to Baylor who gave them their first loss of the season. For now, he won’t be going into the league a..." April 17

  • Arizona to hire Gonzaga's Tommy Lloyd as head coach

    The Score "Arizona will hire Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd as its next head coach, sources told Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Lloyd has served as an assistant on... " April 14

  • Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd top candidate for Arizona head coach job?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Wildcats are in the market for a new head basketball coach, and one name is being repeatedly mentioned as an initial candidate. Arizona fired Sean Miller on Wednesday, opening up speculation on who will replace him. Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd has been receiving buzz as..." April 07

  • Help could be on the way for Gonzaga: Unicorn 7-footer Chet Holmgren

    247 Sports "Gonzaga got killed on the glass Monday night as the Bulldogs were no match for Baylor’s length and athleticism. The good news is that help is on the way — in short order.  Seven-footer Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2021’s 247Sports..." April 07

  • What's next for Gonzaga men's basketball after title run fell short?

    USA Today "The sting of losing in the men's NCAA Tournament championship game for a second time in five years will last in Spokane, Washington, longer than March Madness. In the long term, it's not a matter of whether Gonzaga will get another opportunity to cut the nets in April...." April 06

  • Baylor defeats Gonzaga, earns first men’s basketball national title

    Washington Post "Baylor, which spent the early part of the century as a men’s basketball hellscape crawling with skulduggery and worse, spent Monday night as a brilliant, kinetic credit to its sport. It became the 37th different college to win a national championship, and it carved out a starring presence..." April 06

  • Baylor's Jared Butler Named 2021 NCAA Men's Tournament's Most Outstanding Player

    Bleacher Report "Baylor's Jared Butler was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament as the Bears won the first national title in program history. Scott Drew's squad blitzed Gonzaga early and didn't look back en route to an 86-70 victory..." April 06

  • Gonzaga still a team for all time despite not capping off undefeated season with a national championship

    CBS Sports "It was set up to be a storybook finish for Gonzaga. A season finale for the preseason No. 1 Bulldogs facing preseason No. 2 Baylor, with the championship on the line. Monday night was supposed to be one last showcase en route to becoming the first undefeated men's title winner..." April 06

  • Jalen Suggs’ football career: Gonzaga hero was star QB in high school

    Sporting News "Jalen Suggs: Final Four hero, impending NBA draft lottery pick and ... former football star? Yes indeed. The phenomenal Bulldogs freshman is not only a terrific basketball talent, but also a former standout on the gridiron — one who saw plenty of recruiting interest as he..." April 05

  • Title-game tale of the tape: Gonzaga vs. Baylor

    The Score "After one of the wildest NCAA Tournaments ever, the two best teams in the country for almost the entire season will play for the national championship Monday. Gonzaga enters with the chance for the first undefeated season since 1976, while Bayloris looking for the first..." April 05

  • Dwyane Wade has hilarious reaction to Jalen Suggs’ game-winner, epic celebration

    Clutch Points "NBA icon Dwyane Wade wasn’t far from Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs’ mind after hitting the game-winning halfcourt shot against the UCLA Bruins Saturday night. Telling reporters during his postgame comments that he had wanted to emulate the former Miami Heat star..." April 04

  • Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs Inspired by Kobe Bryant After UCLA Winner

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Suggs grew up wanting to have his Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade moment, leaping to the top of the scorer's table after coming through in the clutch. He got his moment Saturday night in the Final Four. "I've always wanted to run up on the table like Kobe and..." April 04

  • Mark Few had great comment about Jalen Suggs’ final shot

    Yardbarker "Mark Few had a great comment about Jalen Suggs’ final shot that helped Gonzaga beat UCLA 93-90 in overtime on Saturday night.  Suggs made the shot of the tournament when he banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer from well beyond the arc (video here). The shot gave Gonzaga..." April 04

  • Paige Spiranac Sends Blunt Response Back To Skip Bayless For His Horrible Take On Gonzaga’s Game-Winner

    Total Pro Sports "Skip Bayless is a certified troll who knows exactly what he is doing when he decides to post something on Twitter. After the game winner in the Gonzaga-UCLA game, many have called it one of the best college games in NCAA Tournament history. The Bulldogs beat the Bruins, 93-90, on a..." April 04

  • Greatest NCAA Tournament game ever? Gonzaga-UCLA an all-time classic

    USA Today "It might be April, but March Madness isn't over. Not even close.  The best was saved for last in a men's Final Four overtime thriller that saw No. 1 Gonzaga save its perfect season thanks to Jalen Suggs's buzzer-beating 3-pointer.  In a..." April 04

  • Adam Morrison goes crazy while broadcasting Gonzaga’s game-winner

    Clutch Points "Former Gonzaga Bulldog Adam Morrison understandably went bonkers on Saturday upon witnessing Jalen Suggs bail out his alma matter with a game-winning half-court heave against the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Tournament Final Four. The retired NBA player, who now moonlights as a..." April 04

  • Skip Bayless Calls Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs Game Winning 3 A “Lucky Shot”

    Black Sports Online "One could say that any shot over 30 feet is a lucky shot considering the low % of makes. Was Jalen Suggs game winning 3 a lucky shot? Of course, he wasn’t trying to bank it in, but the more important question is this. WHO THE HELL CARES?? That was..." April 04

  • Gonzaga's Corey Kispert, Drew Timme among major award winners

    The Score "The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Saturday the nation's top college players for their respective positions. Gonzaga took home two of college basketball's major individual awards. Corey Kispert earned the Julius Erving Award as the..." April 04

  • Jalen Suggs makes incredible block on Cody Riley dunk attempt

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Suggs made a heck of a play late in Gonzaga’s Final Four game against UCLA on Saturday night.  UCLA’s Cody Riley drove to the basket for a dunk attempt with the game tied at 77 and two minutes left. He went up but Suggs was able to get a hand on the ball. Riley..." April 04

  • 5 best 2021 NBA Draft prospects in Final Four, ranked

    Clutch Points "The Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is set after the Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled past the USC Trojans and UCLA’s Cinderella run continued following a narrow victory over Michigan. This weekend will present players with the..." April 03

  • 2 bold reasons Gonzaga will win the 2021 NCAA Championship

    Clutch Points "Gonzaga is looking to complete the super rare undefeated perfect season that culminates with an NCAA Championship. It has only been done seven times before and hasn’t happened since Indiana went 32-0 in 1975-76. Mark Few’s squad is just two wins away from joining..." April 02

  • Gonzaga's Mark Few Wins 2021 Naismith Men's Coach of the Year Award

    Bleacher Report "After leading Gonzaga to the first undefeated regular season in program history, Mark Few has been named the 2020-21 Naismith Men's Coach of the Year. The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Few as the winner of the award on Friday. He issued a statement about receiving the..." April 02

  • NCAA announces Final Four tipoff times

    The Score "The Final Four schedule is officially set for Saturday evening's doubleheader in Indianapolis. First up, No. 1 Baylor takes on No. 2 Houston at 5:14 p.m. ET. The Bears, regaining their early season form following a tough stretch, will face a Cougars..." April 01

  • How advice from UConn's Paige Bueckers readied Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs: 'She's the GOAT'

    USA Today "With the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball squad and UConn Huskies women's team both advancing to their respective tournaments' Final Fours, the friendship between two star freshmen on both teams — Paige Bueckers at UConn and Jalen Suggs at..." March 31

  • For Gonzaga, there’s joy in being this damn good

    The Athletic "The fans already were in full throttle, on their feet and ready to celebrate the long inevitable conclusion. Not Mark Few. Mark Few was having a conniption. Up 18 points in a game long decided, the Gonzaga coach jumped up off of both feet, purposefully landing hard, a full toddler foot-stamping..." March 31

  • NCAA ref Bert Smith said to be doing well after collapse

    Larry Brown Sports "CBS provided an update on the medical status of referee Bert Smith following his collapse on the court Tuesday. Smith collapsed just over four minutes into the Elite Eight game between USC and Gonzaga in the West Region. He received immediate medical attention and was taken off the..." March 31

  • Two wins from forever: Gonzaga closing in on college basketball history

    Yahoo! Sports "The best college basketball story of this generation is unfolding in front of us. For a glorious week, America will be captivated by one of the sport’s all-time storylines. As we await this most tantalizing of Final Fours, one question will dominate: Can Gonzaga capture college..." March 31

  • Will top seeds Gonzaga and Michigan join Houston and Baylor in the Final Four?

    ESPN "Half the men's Final Four was set on Monday night, as the Houston Cougars and Baylor Bears kept their national championship hopes intact. Now it's on to Tuesday's NCAA tournament matchups, with the top overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs and an increasingly..." March 30

  • USC won’t back down from gigantic Gonzaga challenge

    New York Post "USC’s Trojans are gifted, talented, deep, clever, powerful; Gonzaga’s Bulldogs are more gifted, more talented, deeper, more clever, more powerful. USC looks unstoppable; Gonzaga looks bulletproof. The Trojans have the best player in future pro Evan Mobley; the Zags may have the next..." March 29

  • Gonzaga is elite, but only March Madness perfection can satisfy Bulldogs now

    Sporting News "It feels as though the Gonzaga Bulldogs already should be in the Final Four, with 29 victories and not a single defeat in the books and the national semifinals just six days away. Even the best of teams, though, are required to win four games in the modern NCAA Tournament to reach the..." March 28

  • 5-Star Guard Hunter Sallis Commits to Gonzaga over Kentucky, Kansas, More

    Bleacher Report "Gonzaga men's basketball secured a future backcourt star Friday when combo-guard Hunter Sallis joined its 2021 recruiting class, according to ESPN's Paul Biancardi. The 5-star prospect is the No. 6 overall player, No. 2 combo-guard and No. 1 player from the..." March 26

  • As the Gonzaga train rolls on at the NCAA Tournament, the Zags’ parents are happy to watch the ride

    The Athletic "Having just watched their son Drew drop a career-high 30 points and pull down 13 rebounds and carry top-seeded Gonzaga over Oklahoma and into the Sweet 16, Matt and Megan Timme walked outside of Hinkle Fieldhouse. They were headed home, back to Texas for the week, and wanted to see Drew..." March 23

  • 10 NBA Prospects You Need To Watch in the NCAA Tournament

    Complex "If you’re a college basketball junkie, you’ve come to the wrong place.  If you’re an NBA fanatic who only tunes into college basketball when it’s NCAA Tournament time, we’re glad you’re here.  While college basketball die-hards..." March 16

  • 9 Canadians to watch in NCAA men's basketball tournament

    Sportsnet "If you haven’t completed a bracket yet, consider this one of your final warnings. This is not a drill. After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March Madness men’s NCAA basketball tournament is back. Of even more interest to those of us north of the..." March 16

  • Unreal offensive numbers behind Gonzaga's first undefeated regular season

    ESPN "With its 86-69 win over Loyola Marymount Saturday night, the Gonzaga men's basketball team completed its first undefeated regular season -- and became the first Division I team to enter its conference tournament undefeated since Kentucky in 2015. While this..." February 28

  • College basketball games affected by COVID-19

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's basketball program is resuming practice on Monday and breaking its temporary COVID-inflicted postponement after being forced to postpone its SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup Saturday with Texas. The Wildcats' schedule has changed a bit because of the pause, with its SEC matchup..." February 01

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • Finding the flaws for the top 10 national championship contenders

    CBS Sports "No college basketball team is perfect. Most of them have at least one flaw -- many of them more than one. But it takes just six consecutive wins to reach the pinnacle of college basketball in March Madness. It's all about minimizing blemishes, maximizing strengths, banding together for a..." January 27

  • While Gonzaga and Baylor stand out, Juwan Howard is quietly building a contender at Michigan

    Yahoo! Sports "Gonzaga looks like the team to beat this year, Baylor is a close second and the third hottest team in college basketball is ... Michigan? It’s true. The Wolverines are now 11-0 after destroying No. 9 Wisconsin on Tuesday night, 77-54. Wisconsin was a fierce..." January 14

  • Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs, Louisville's Carlik Jones added as Wooden Watch list trimmed to 25

    ESPN "Gonzaga freshman guard Jalen Suggs was among three new names added to the midseason watch list for the 2021 Wooden Award, which was also reduced from 50 players to 25 on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Suggs leads the top-ranked Bulldogs (10-0) in assists (5.4 APG) and steals..." January 07

  • Gonzaga still No. 1, while Duke falls out of USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll

    USA Today "Gonzaga will enter the 2021 portion of the season with the No. 1 ranking in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll. The Zags closed out another impressive week with a blowout of Virginia and easily retain the top position with 29 of 32 first-place votes. Baylor..." December 28

  • Yes, Gonzaga can go undefeated this season

    CBS Sports "On Saturday morning, before top-ranked Gonzaga casually tossed aside 16th-ranked Virginia just like that big garbage bag filled with wrapping paper you still have at your home, KenPom.com estimated the Zags' chances at finishing the regular season undefeated to be 24.3%. Then..." December 27

  • Top NBA Draft prospect Jalen Suggs keeps No. 1 Gonzaga undefeated

    Clutch Points "Though Gonzaga may be a mid major, theres no denying that they are led by a top tier talent in Jalen Suggs. Handily beating No.3 Iowa Saturday afternoon, the top ranked Bulldogs were paced by the guard, who contributed 27 points on 8 of 17 shooting. Despite being known for his..." December 19