Stories tagged: Gonzaga basketball
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 11:16 P.M.
Nigel Williams-Goss snaps out of slump with 23 points
Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss doesn’t cut Nigel Williams-Goss much slack. The Zags’ leading scorer has been in a bit of an offensive slump during the NCAA Tournament, but he had …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 11:13 P.M.
Josh Perkins’ first dunk stymied by unexpected defender
Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins swiped a pass and was racing downcourt for his first college dunk. Teammates constantly needle Perkins because the 6-3 sophomore guard hasn’t dunked in a game, but …
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 8:51 P.M.
Gonzaga happily obliges when Xavier dares Bulldogs to shoot 3-pointers in Elite Eight
Xavier had a defensive game plan against Gonzaga: Let the Bulldogs shoot 3-pointers.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 8:18 P.M.
Johnathan Williams was the Best in the West
Johnathan Williams elevated his play with each successive NCAA Tournament game and on Saturday was named the Most Outstanding Player of the West Region.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 12:29 A.M.
Gonzaga returns to form, reaches Final Four with rout over Xavier
Gonzaga wasn’t at its best while winning its first three games in the NCAA tournament. But the Zags were on Saturday when it mattered the most. They looked like the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 8:01 P.M.
Gonzaga-Xavier: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 83-59 win
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 83-59 win over Xavier on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the SAP Center in …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 10:54 P.M.
Gonzaga’s joy only matched by Xavier’s sorrow
Of all the NCAA’s dubious rules – and unless this is your time reading an article about college sports you know there are some doozies – the cruelest is the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 7:17 P.M.
The Spokesman-Review and Pediment partner to publish hardcover book on Gonzaga’s breakthrough 2016-17 season
With the largest group of reporters and photographers to ever cover the Zags, Spokane’s hometown newspaper is now partnering with book publisher Pediment to produce a 144-page, hardcover book.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 12:35 A.M.
TV Take: Nothing – not even that pesky ‘monkey’ – gets in Gonzaga’s way
“Gonzaga is headed to the Final Four.” And with that Brian Anderson statement seconds after the Bulldogs’ 83-59 Elite Eight victory over Xavier ended, Zags fans around the nation could …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 12:28 A.M.
Gonzaga leaves no doubt, routs Xavier to earn trip to Final Four
Gonzaga knocked on the Final Four door twice before. The Zags didn’t bother knocking Saturday. They kicked the door down, trampling Xavier 83-59 in the West Regional final along the …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 5:20 P.M.
LIVE Updates: (1) Gonzaga vs. (11) Xavier
SAN JOSE, Calif. – FINAL: Mark Few and Gonzaga have finally done it.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 10:18 P.M.
Gonzaga-Xavier men’s basketball history
Gonzaga’s last hurdle before reaching the program’s first Final Four is the Xavier Musketeers, whom the Bulldogs have beaten three times in their four meetings.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:39 P.M.
Gonzaga-Xavier key matchups
Gonzaga’s defensive priority against Xavier is dealing with 6-foot-6 junior wing Trevon Bluiett. The versatile Bluiett has made 11 3-pointers and scored at least 20 points in all three of …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:36 P.M.
Matchup allows Xavier to get a load of Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski
SAN JOSE, Calif. – It seems like every team that doesn’t regularly play Gonzaga throughout the season meets the Zags with open mouths and wide eyes. Their shock is usually …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:08 P.M.
Bulldogs won’t panic about Nigel Williams-Goss’ offensive numbers in NCAA Tournament
Seconds after West Virginia missed its final shot at a chance for overtime on Thursday, Gonzaga’s celebration ensued.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:11 P.M.
Gonzaga faces red-hot Xavier with Final Four spot on the line
In coach Mark Few’s mind, Gonzaga has gone from facing one of the most unique styles in college basketball to one of hottest teams left in the NCAA tournament.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:03 P.M.
John Blanchette: There is no monkey – Gonzaga, Mark Few are legit
By now, surely you’ve read the quote or seen the clip of Gonzaga coach Mark Few responding to a pointed inquiry the other night on what it would mean to …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 7:05 P.M.
Gonzaga, Xavier share many traits, including no football teams to share spotlight
As far as we know, the Pope does not fill out a March Madness bracket. But either way, you can be sure His Holiness is pleased both Gonzaga and Xavier …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:34 P.M.
Gonzaga avoided slip-sliding away on SAP Center court during Sweet 16 game
Gonzaga appeared to have some issues with its footing during Thursday’s win over West Virginia.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:19 P.M.
Xavier’s shifting defenses present a challenge for Gonzaga
So, what can Gonzaga expect defensively from Xavier, its Elite Eight opponent on Saturday? A lot.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:15 P.M.
Johnathan Williams talked to Xavier’s Chris Mack before transferring to Gonzaga
When Johnathan Williams decided to transfer from Memphis, one of the calls he fielded was from Xavier coach Chris Mack.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Xavier carries an urn containing the ashes of forgotten February
Allen Payne stood in a Cincinnati Wal-Mart, staring at the pink container decorated with green flowers and thought, “This is supposed to hold dead people?”
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 5:25 P.M.
Jordan Mathews’ phone gets workout after hitting clutch 3-pointer
Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins didn’t make one of the biggest shots in Gonzaga’s postseason history but that didn’t stop him from watching the play over and over.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:10 A.M.
Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams played important role in breaking West Virginia’s pressure
The last question asked of anyone involved in Gonzaga’s win over West Virginia belong to Bulldogs coach Mark Few, who turned to Johnathan Williams and broke a cardinal sports writing …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:02 P.M.
No shortage of fouls, free throws for Gonzaga, West Virginia
Gonzaga and West Virginia combined for 51 fouls and 61 free throws in an NCAA tournament game that lacked flow for significant portions.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11 P.M.
Gonzaga super fans show up first for Sweet 16
Proving yourself as a Gonzaga fan could be as simple as being the first fan inside the arena on game day.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 10:57 P.M.
Gonzaga calls upon seldom-used Rui Hachimura for defensive help inside
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few decided to shake up his defense in the first half of the Bulldogs’ 61-58 win over West Virginia on Thursday.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:11 A.M.
John Blanchette: Gonzaga powers past West Virginia and proves tough enough
How tough do you have to be to sumo wrestle a stump grinder? To slow dance with gunnysack of glass shards? To endure the baleful glare of Bob Huggins and …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:47 P.M.
Analysis: What Gonzaga can expect from (11) Xavier
Gonzaga will have a distinct size advantage on Saturday against its opponent, Xavier, whose largest starter is 6-foot-9 freshman Tyrique Jones.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:09 A.M.
Jordan Mathews, Gonzaga deliver in crunch time to advance to Elite Eight
It was the best shot Jordan Mathews never saw go in. The senior guard buried a 3-pointer inside the final minute to give Gonzaga the lead and the second-ranked Zags …