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.
No. 3 Gonzaga shook off the absence of two top scorers, opened up a 22-point lead at the break and cruised to a 104-67 victory over Texas Southern in front of a full house of 6,000 Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 104-67 win over Texas Southern on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
Before the start of Gonzaga’s 104-67 blowout of Texas Southern in front of the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Greg Heister and the SWX broadcast crew took turns praising the Tigers.
Brandon Clarke and Josh Perkins each finished with a double-doubles as No. 3 Gonzaga overcame early foul trouble to rout Texas Southern 104-67 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones and several of his key players have toured some of the toughest venues in college basketball. The Tigers traditionally play a road-heavy, nonconference schedule stocked with premier programs. First-year head coach Jones is familiar with tough arenas across the country and particularly in the SEC after a five-year head coaching stint at LSU. Gonzaga and the 6,000-seat McCarthey Athletic Center present a unique challenge, Jones said.
Jalyn Patterson carried the Tigers down the stretch in a 72-69 comeback win over Baylor. The LSU transfer made five 3-pointers, two in the final minute, and had six assists.