Gonzaga plays Arizona in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday Dec. 3, 2016.
LOS ANGELES – Przemek Karnowski missed the Arizona game last year. The big man was sidelined for all but five games with a back injury that derailed his season and threatened his playing career. Roughly one year later, Karnowski worked over Arizona’s interior defenders, scoring 18 points to lead the eighth-ranked Zags to a 69-62 victory Saturday over No. 16 Arizona at the Staples Center.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 69-62 win over Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Sometimes there is a cosmic confluence of game and commentator. Usually that means Bill Walton is doing an ESPN college basketball game. Cosmic might be Big Bill’s middle name. But Saturday there was a convergence as well. And Walton wasn’t anywhere near the Staples Center for Gonzaga’s nationally televised non-conference matchup with Arizona.