Gonzaga defeats Santa Clara 90-55 at home on Saturday, Feb.4, 2917.
No Nigel, no problem? Not exactly. It’s always an issue, or at least a potential one, when lining up without the best player on the team and one of the top players in the nation.
Another affront to the Gonzaga sensibilities arrived Saturday.
There is a lot to be said for watching Gonzaga’s undefeated season from the comfort of your living room. The hot dogs are cheaper, for one thing. The seats are more comfortable. Replays are always available. And when something odd happens, you may just find out what’s going on. Such was the case Saturday night in the Kennel – and at home.
Gonzaga’s depth, balance and defense have been strengths all season. They took on added importance Saturday with leading scorer Nigel Williams-Goss sidelined by an ankle injury.
Jordan Mathews and Josh Perkins delivered big games for Gonzaga with Nigel
A broken car and a 2-hour delay couldn’t prevent a former Gonzaga basketball player from watching this year’s undefeated Bulldogs face off against the Santa Clara Broncos.
Santa Clara was not the pushover a 90-55 final score had made them out to be on Saturday when it faced unbeaten Gonzaga.