Gonzaga shares second place nationally with its student-athletes graduating at a 99 percent rate, according the latest NCAA figures. Harvard achieved 100 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The Zags shared second with Columbia, Dartmouth, Evansville, Loyola-Chicago and Yale.
Texas A&M visits the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday, and there’s a good chance third-ranked Gonzaga will see an Aggies’ squad closer to full strength.
Texas A&M has multiple scoring threats, with five players averaging in double figures, but point guard TJ Starks appears to be one of the Aggies’ barometers.
Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson officially signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Gonzaga men’s basketball program next season on Wednesday after orally committing last June.
Gonzaga bolstered its 2019 recruiting class with a standout forward from Texas. Drew Timme announced his commitment Wednesday morning to the Zags at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.
The Maui Invitational annually serves up stunning scenery, warm ocean breezes and the best holiday tournament college basketball has to offer. That won’t change next week with a loaded field that includes No. 1 Duke, No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 9 Auburn, but several teams, including GU, and their fans might experience some disruptions at the island paradise due to a hotel workers strike.
Gonzaga’s 2019 recruiting class is off to a strong start with commitments from Anton Watson, Brock Ravet and Martynas Arlauskas.
It’s Santa Clara’s answer to comments Gonzaga’s longtime basketball coach made to Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney at last month’s West Coast Conference media day at Orleans Arena – a continuation of a Few theme that’s been logged in the Spokesman for, well, years.
Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was honored as the WCC player of the week.
The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as their preseason position. Duke’s convincing 118-84 romp over former No. 2 Kentucky vaulted the Blue Devils from fourth to the top spot and prompted movement elsewhere in the top 11.
Everything is a work in progress this early in the college basketball season.
When he reaches that mark, the redshirt senior will become only the sixth Zag to achieve the feat.