LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Denver’s dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team that was announced Tuesday.
Memphis Grizzlies (32-33, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (29-37, ninth in the Western Conference)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis rookie forward Brandon Clarke hurt his right quadriceps and will be re-valuated in two weeks.
The Grizzlies updated Clarke's status Tuesday night....
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies cushioned their lead for the final playoff spot in the West on a night when Portland’s Damian Lillard injured his groin.
CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star starters Luka Doncic of Dallas and Trae Young of Atlanta headlined the list of players released Friday to participate in the Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend in...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Memphis guard Dillon Brooks scores 20 points this season, it results in a Grizzlies’ victory.
And with Brooks reaching 20 points Sunday night, the Grizzlies sent...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant is drawing the accolades for the Memphis Grizzlies. Fellow first-round pick Brandon Clarke is showing his value as well.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke has aggravated a sore left oblique muscle and now is week to week.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With Alec Burks leading the offense, the Golden State Warriors finally put together a team effort to end their seven-game slide.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies finally held onto a fourth-quarter lead thanks to the play of their starting guards.
Dillon Brooks scored 31 points, rookie Ja Morant added 26 and...
Phoenix Suns (3-2, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (1-3, 11th in the Western Conference)
Brooklyn Nets (1-1, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (0-2, 13th in the Western Conference)
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Mark Few has become accustomed to developing players at Gonzaga only to lose them to the NBA.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah took an alternate route to upgrade its roster rather than building through the NBA draft Thursday night.
The Jazz sent the No. 23 pick to Memphis on Wednesday as...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, who led the nation in blocked shots this season, plans to skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Next stop on the Brandon Clarke Dunk 'n Swat Festival: The Sweet 16.
The Gonzaga forward had five monster dunks, five blocks, matched a career-high with 36 points and...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summers meant shopping for new clothes and shoes during Brandon Clarke's high school years.
Now a 6-foot-8 shot-blocking force for top-seeded Gonzaga, Clarke went...
No. 2 seed Saint Mary's (21-11, 12-5) vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (30-2, 17-0)
West Coast Conference Tourney , Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Once Gonzaga picked up its energy on defense, the Bulldogs started playing like the No. 1 team in the country.
Josh Perkins scored 19 points and Brandon Clarke sparked...
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A renewed focus on defense helped Gonzaga get back to the No. 1 ranking it held for three weeks earlier this season.
No. 1 Gonzaga (27-2, 14-0) vs. Pacific (13-16, 3-11)
Spanos Center, Stockton, California; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Gonzaga presents a tough challenge for Pacific....
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rui Hachimura had to think for a bit when asked how No. 2 Gonzaga was able to score with ease against BYU.
Zach Norvell Jr. scored 25 points, Hachimura had 23 points...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke saw Tennessee's Yves Pons driving toward the basket and both rose from the floor at the same time.
Brigham Young (18-11, 10-4) vs. No. 2 Gonzaga (26-2, 13-0)
McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Gonzaga presents a tough challenge...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the first 20 minutes Saturday night, Rui Hachimura and the Gonzaga Bulldogs looked pretty average.
Once they got warmed up, there was no doubt they're one of the nation's best teams.
Hachimura scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and had 10 rebounds and No. 3 Gonzaga tightened its defense and pulled away in the second half to beat San Diego 79-67 for its 16th straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Third-ranked Gonzaga was trailing midway through the second half and the nation's highest-scoring team was being slowed.
The Bulldogs came up with a late burst to extend their winning streak to 15 games.
Gonzaga closed the game with a 20-6 run to beat Loyola Marymount 73-60 on Thursday night. It was only the second West Coast Conference game that the Bulldogs (24-2, 11-0) have not led by at least 20 at some point.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 22 points, Brandon Clarke added 17 and No. 3 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 73-60 on Thursday night to extend its winning streak to 15 games.
It was only the second West Coast Conference game that the Bulldogs (24-2, 11-0) have not led by at least 20 at some point.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Saint Mary's has been No. 4 Gonzaga's toughest nemesis in the West Coast Conference in the past decade. The Gaels didn't pose much of a challenge Saturday night.
Brandon Clarke scored 24 points and blocked three shots as Gonzaga routed Saint Mary's 94-46 for its 14th consecutive victory.
"That's a really good offensive team," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said of the Gaels. "We contested all of their shots. We held them to one shot for the most part."
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fourth-ranked Gonzaga was clinging to a three-point lead over San Francisco late in the first half Thursday when someone flipped the switch on guard Zach Norvell Jr.
Norvell scored 13 consecutive points for the Bulldogs and launched them toward a 92-62 win over San Francisco.
"We got stagnant on offense," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said of the first half lull. "We made some real, real silly turnovers in the first half. We needed those shots to get us going,"
PROVO, Utah (AP) — The way No. 4 Gonzaga is dominating West Coast Conference competition, the Bulldogs could be on cruise control all the way into March.
Brandon Clarke scored 23 points and Rui Hachimura added 20 in leading the Zags to a 93-63 rout of BYU on Thursday night.
Gonzaga dismantled BYU on both ends of the court. It was the first 30-point home loss for the Cougars since Dave Rose became coach and just the second of his tenure overall.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — No team in NCAA men's basketball history has won more consecutive conference road games than No. 4 Gonzaga, and the Bulldogs will seek to extend that streak on Thursday night at BYU.
The 98-39 win at Santa Clara last Thursday was the Bulldogs' 27th West Coast Conference road victory. That broke an NCAA record they shared with the UCLA teams from 1967-70.
"That's based on coaches," forward Brandon Clarke said. "They've been here for years."
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Perkins had 18 points and eight assists, and every Gonzaga starter scored in double figures as the No. 4 Bulldogs rolled past Santa Clara 98-39 on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When it was all said and done and No. 5 Gonzaga came out with the victory, the Bulldogs were happy to have survived a tough test after so many laughers in a row.
Brandon Clarke scored 24 points and Gonzaga got a tiebreaking 3-pointer from Zach Norvell Jr. with less than three minutes remaining as part of a game-ending 17-2 run that led to a 96-83 victory over San Francisco on Saturday night.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fifth-ranked Gonzaga was held to its lowest point total of the season and still beat Pacific by 31 points.
Josh Perkins had 14 points and six assists, and Gonzaga beat Pacific 67-36 on Thursday night, the sixth straight win for the Bulldogs.
Pacific used a slow-down offense most of the game against the high-flying Bulldogs, who average 93 points per game.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Santa Clara never had a chance with No. 7 Gonzaga at full strength for the first time this season.
Rui Hachimura scored 25 points, Brandon Clarke added 16 and Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 91-48 to open defense of its West Coast Conference regular-season title.
"That was exactly what we wanted to do," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said about the impressive offensive and defensive performance. "We had our defense going. We were able to score in transition."
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Gonzaga has wrapped up an eventful non-conference season that saw the Zags reach No. 1 in the Top 25, and then fall down a few spots after a pair of losses.
Rui Hachimura scored 22 points as Gonzaga beat Cal State-Bakersfield 89-54 on Monday night to wrap up the non-conference season for both teams.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga came out refreshed and focused after a weeklong Christmas break.
Zach Norvell Jr. scored 20 points, and the seventh-ranked Bulldogs started with a 29-1 run against North Alabama in a 96-51 victory on Friday night, Gonzaga's 13th straight win at home.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rui Hachimura was perfect from the field and missed just one free throw, but what he really wanted to talk about was his defense.
"I think we played good defense first," Hachimura said. "Right now we are more focused on defensive stuff."
Hachimura scored 23 points on 9-of-9 shooting, Brandon Clarke also had 23 and Gonzaga routed Denver 101-40 on Friday night.