Nigel Williams-Goss didn’t brush off the media after Gonzaga’s road win over Portland at the Chiles Center in January. But it was obvious he wanted to be somewhere else.
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It’s home now – familiar, comfortable, lived-in. Like home, the bedroom has the odor and sometimes the eye-watering haze from Dad’s Marlboros – even though he gave up smoking years ago. Like home, you’ve been in it long enough and seen enough warts that it has you eyeballing newer digs or a bigger space, though at the moment you really can’t afford it.
There’s a lot to like about this year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team. The Zags are 23-6 and a coming off a West Coast Conference regular-season title, their 11th in 12 years.
This is familiar territory for Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss. It wasn’t that long ago the two played for powerhouse prep programs in the Las Vegas area.
The Gonzaga women haven’t forgotten what happened the last time they visited the Orleans Arena.
Living in Las Vegas teaches you things. Many of those lessons can’t be printed in a family newspaper, but the wisdom that can be shared on these pages is well worth knowing.
Gonzaga isn’t ranked No. 1 anymore, but that hasn’t stopped the chatter surrounding one of the college basketball’s most talked about programs.