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Coverage of Gonzaga’s 2018 Sweet 16 opponent, the Seminoles of Florida State University

Gonzaga alums show their spirit in Los Angeles

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Connor Palacio has enough Gonzaga spirit to spread around the entire city of Los Angeles. On Thursday, Palacio was spreading the spirit in downtown Los Angeles hours before the Bulldogs took the court for their fourth consecutive Sweet 16 showing. He had painted his entire face red and blue and was dressed in Gonzaga gear from head to toe.

Gonzaga tangles with athletic Florida State in Sweet 16 showdown

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Gonzaga has seen just about everything possible on the basketball court during coach Mark Few’s tenure. However, Florida State, Thursday’s challenger in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center, qualifies as unique in one regard.

Nigel Williams-Goss keeps close eye on Gonzaga, former prep teammate Braian Angola

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Former Zag Nigel Williams-Goss is 6,420 miles from here but he feels connected to Thursday’s Gonzaga-Florida State matchup at the Staples Center. Williams-Goss, who is in his first professional season with KK Partizan in Belgrade, Serbia, keeps a close eye on the Zags, one year removed from helping the team reach the national title game.