No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.
Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and dished out four assists to help No. 5 Gonzaga down Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.
Loyola Marymount’s James Batemon is next up for Gonzaga in a long line of talented guards in the WCC.
Future Gonzaga Bulldogs Anton Watson and Drew Timme have been nominated for the 2019 McDonald’s All-American game.
The main lights are down, music is pumping and the cheerleaders align themselves perpendicular from the bench. As introductions are booming out from the PA announcer, Jack Beach is positioned right after the cheerleaders, eagerly awaiting the starting five.
The Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams are tops in the country in terms of their combined ranking in their respective AP polls.
It was an eventful week on the court with three teams in the top five, including Gonzaga, involved in tight games before pulling out wins.
At times, it looked like Gonzaga and San Francisco had advance copies of each other’s game plans. The fifth-ranked Zags and Dons put on a show Saturday night, playing to their strengths and adjusting on the fly with shrewd counter moves. Gonzaga’s 96-83 victory was packed with high drama, low turnovers and surgical execution.
Duke, Tennessee, and now San Francisco. Gonzaga has been involved in three of the best games in college basketball with the season barely past the midpoint.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 96-83 victory over San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium
The West Coast Conference’s two best teams, circa 2019, met Saturday night in the University of San Francisco’s venerable War Memorial Gymnasium with the visiting Zags coming out on top, 96-83.