Posts tagged: BYU
Back with a notebook from Gonzaga's practice and media day on Tuesday.
One of the biggest games of the season is approaching with BYU, which thumped Gonzaga in Provo, visiting the Bulldogs on Thursday. We checked in with coaches Dave Rose (BYU) and Mark Few (Gonzaga), explored Gonzaga's home-vs.-road statistics and updated Noah Hartsock's status in an article that will run in Wednesday's S-R.
Not sure if I actually slept last night or if I simply dreamed that I slept for a couple hours. I’m guessing Gonzaga’s staff and players were pretty restless after a disappointing 83-73 setback to BYU last night at the
So many things went wrong. Another stinker of a first half — that’s two straight, after trailing
Read on for my day-after BYU post.
BYU, which ended GU's season last year in the NCAA Tournament, handed the Bulldogs another lopsided defeat Thursday that will make Gonzaga's bid for a 12th straight WCC title even more difficult.
BYU rolled to an 83-73 win, dropping GU to 17-4, 7-2 in the WCC. Saint Mary's is 11-0 after knocking off San Diego.
You can read my game story here. Check back tomorrow for a day-after post.
Good morning. I was a little surprised — and not just because it was 5-something in the morning — when I saw the odds in the S-R and BYU was listed as a 3.5-point favorite over visiting Gonzaga tonight. Figured it'd be a toss-up or 1-point either way.
Lots of coverage of the first GU-BYU WCC matchup, beginning with my game preview, GU-portion of S-R basketball notebook, glance and John Blanchette's column. Elsewhere, there was coverage in the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and Daily Herald.
Check back here tonight (11-ish) for my game story. For in-game updates, follow me at twitter.com/SRjimm.
Back with all of our S-R coverage from Gonzaga's 89-67 loss to BYU on Saturday.
Good night from Denver.
The Cougars made nine 3s in the first half while building a 45-38 lead. BYU opened the second half with an 11-2 run to stretch its lead to 56-40. BYU finished with 14 of 28 on 3s. Forward Noah Hartsock hit 3 of 3 3-pointers in the second half.
Gonzaga closed within 63-55 on Steven Gray’s 3-pointer with 12:18 left. But Gonzaga’s offense went cold for the next 4:15 and BYU rattled off 12 straight points. The Cougars (32-4) led by as many as 24.
Elias Harris and Steven Gray each scored 18 points for Gonzaga. Robert Sacre added 17.
Gonzaga finished with a 25-10 record. BYU will meet No. 2 Florida on Thursday in
Gonzaga-BYU tip time will be at 5:55 (4:55 Pacific).
In-game updates at Twitter.com/SRjimm.
Good evening from Denver. A quick post of the GU-related material that will run in Saturday's S-R.
You can find the Salt Lake Tribune's BYU coverage here.
The WCC will grow to nine teams next year with the addition of BYU. A nine-team configuration will obviously impact scheduling and the conference tournament format.
Those topics, and several others were addressed when a handful of reporters sat down with WCC commissioner Jamie Zaninovich prior to the Saint Mary's-Santa Clara men's semifinal.
“I know we need to go through them to win a championship so we'll be focused on that,” long-time BYU coach Jeff Judkins said, referring to the Cougars leaving the Mountain West Conference to join the WCC next year while their football game goes independent. “That's what I told my girls, this is the team we'll be fighting for the conference with.”
I wrote this article a few days ago, but I forgot to post it because it was held until this morning. Anyway, the addition of BYU to the WCC, beginning next season, will create a nine-team league and a bit of a scheduling quandry.
We looked at the scheduling issue here.
The conference shuffle reached the WCC on Tuesday with BYU announcing it will join the conference in basketball and many of its other sports. Gonzaga applauded the addition of BYU, a traditional power in basketball. The Cougars will become independent in football.
More on GU’s reaction to BYU’s decision here and here. There’s much more on BYU from the Deseret News here and here. The Salt Lake Tribune surely has a number of articles, but I can’t access the site (it’s probably being deluged by visitors).
Meanwhile, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk came off the bench to score 13 points, but Canada lost to France at the FIBA world championships. Robert Sacre had two rebounds in eight minutes for Canada.