Stories tagged: Gonzaga basketball
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 8:32 P.M.
Freshmen Zach Collins, Killian Tillie help Gonzaga hold off Northwestern
Gonzaga led 63-56, but the Wildcats were closing fast. The Zags’ memorable season and NCAA Tournament were hanging in the balance. Sounds like a job for a couple of 19-year-olds. …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 9:43 P.M.
Gonzaga missed big opportunity with Northwestern flagrant foul
Gonzaga won 79-73 on Saturday and the big controversy was about a goaltending no call that ended up yielding a four-point swing toward the Bulldogs when Northwestern coach Chris Collins …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 7:39 P.M.
Northwestern has no plans to be a one-hit wonder
The 2016-17 season saw Northwestern play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The Wildcats have no intention of it being their last dance.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 8:02 P.M.
NCAA admits error in noncall that went Gonzaga’s way
In a sport where gigantic athletes are not allowed to touch yet are constantly crashing into each other, a certain amount of controversy is expected. The most hated player at …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 6:17 P.M.
TV Take: Studio crew learned what Zags fans already know – never assume a Gonzaga victory
Ernie Johnson may not have, but Gonzaga fans knew better. An 18-point halftime lead was not the end of the story. Period.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 5:44 P.M.
Gonzaga-Northwestern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-73 win
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-73 win over Northwestern on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Vivint Smart Home …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 5:06 P.M.
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few reaches 500-win milestone with team’s 79-73 win over Northwestern
Gonzaga coach Mark Few reached a milestone after the Zags’ 79-73 victory over Northwestern in the second round Saturday of the NCAA tournament.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 5:05 P.M.
Gonzaga survives and advances, beats Northwestern 79-73 to reach eighth Sweet 16
Gonzaga’s game against NCAA Tournament darling Northwestern went from sleeper to classic. But the top-seeded Bulldogs held off the Wildcats just long enough to escape Salt Lake City with an …
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 12:56 P.M.
Updating coverage of (1) Gonzaga vs. (8) Northwestern in NCAA Tournament
Live updates from top-seeded Gonzaga’s second-round game against No. 8 seed Northwestern.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 11:19 P.M.
John Blanchette: He who wore the purple just has to root for ’Cats
SALT LAKE CITY – He went to Gonzaga basketball camps as a kid. He sat in the stands at the old Kennel in the prehistoric days, admiring Jim McPhee’s jump …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 11:46 P.M.
Gonzaga alumni share in the revelry at Zags’ tourney site
Jen Hansel was on her way to Amsterdam from her home in Denver when she found herself stuck in the Salt Lake City airport for a seven-hour layover. So she …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 9:37 P.M.
Northwestern’s mid-range game key for Gonzaga to contain
Northwestern’s offense revolves around guard Bryant McIntosh (14.7 points per game) and wings Scottie Lindsey (14.2) and Vic Law (12.1). Law is listed as a 6-foot-7 forward but he’s the …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:47 P.M.
Przemek Karnowski’s doctor has Gonzaga and Northwestern ties
The text showed up on Przemek Karnowski’s phone on Thursday. “Hey, I don’t know who to root for?” The author: Dr. John Shuster, the orthopaedic spine surgeon who performed Karnowski’s …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:49 P.M.
Top recruit Jesse Wade returning home to family, Gonzaga basketball
The countdown is on for the Wade family and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga-bound Jesse Wade has 24 days remaining in his two-year LDS Mission in Lyon, France, his father Eric …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:50 P.M.
Gonzaga tries to silence Northwestern, pro-Wildcats’ crowd
The top-seeded Zags (33-1) are essentially considering it as a road game Saturday when they face No. 8 Northwestern (24-11) with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 on the …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 1:30 A.M.
John Blanchette: Northwestern inherits slipper from teams of Zags’ past
In a Northwestern locker room aswirl in joy and delirium on Thursday night, a reporter approached Wildcat sub Gavin Skelly at his locker. Skelly flashed a big grin and patted …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:54 P.M.
Pardon Pardon’s language, but Przemek Karnowski is ‘heavyset’ foe
When asked to compare Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowki and a player of similarly sizable stature from the Big Ten, Northwestern forward Derek Pardon described Karnowski as “heavyset.”
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 8:03 P.M.
Gonzaga’s best and worst Round of 32 performances
Of every stop on a team’s path to an NCAA Championship, no round holds more pitfall potential than the Round of 32. It is the stage at which a contender …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:57 P.M.
Bound to happen: 1 vs 16 matchup inches closer to an upset
It’s going to happen. Maybe not Friday, when Kansas and North Carolina take their turn at trying to avoid history. But if not then, well, some year soon. A No. …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 9:18 P.M.
Mark Few says Gonzaga will keep its options open when it comes to conference affiliation
Butler and Creighton each comfortably made the NCAA Tournament field this year, although neither school won their conference tournament. That’s because the former mid-major powers upgraded to the Big East, …
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 11:16 P.M.
Gonzaga’s three transfers make tourney debut in style with victory
All three of Gonzaga’s transfers – Nigel Williams-Goss, Jordan Mathews and Johnathan Williams – won their first game in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday against the South Dakota State.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 6:49 P.M.
Gonzaga’s slow start shows on the glass before cleaning up in second half
The Zags struggled on the glass against South Dakota State in their first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 9:10 P.M.
John Blanchette: Zags didn’t exactly shine as guardians of the No. 1 seed
The Guardian issued a cheery mea culpa Thursday for the withering dismissal of Spokane penned some 48 hours earlier by its young house sociologist between sips at the Hemingway Bar …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 10:01 P.M.
Gonzaga’s Karnowski draws a crowd inside
Przemek Karnowski had company, lots of it, in the lane, even when he didn’t have the ball.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 6:42 P.M.
Gonzaga’s 3-point shooting less than stellar against South Dakota State
South Dakota State held the Zags to one of their lowest shooting percentages from 3-point range this season. Gonzaga finished 26.7 percent (8 of 30) from beyond the arc on …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 9:09 P.M.
Matthew Fisher-Davis’ ill-advised foul dooms Vanderbilt
With 16 seconds left in No. 8 seed Northwestern’s 68-66 victory over No. 9 seed Vanderbilt, you could have made a pretty good case for Matthew Fisher-Davis as game MVP.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 8:22 P.M.
Mathews brothers double up on NCAA tournament wins
Jordan Mathews was fully engaged watching younger brother Jonah, a freshman at USC, as the Trojans rallied from a huge deficit to knock off Providence in the First Four in …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 9:02 P.M.
Fans power Northwestern to first NCAA Tournament win
For many years Gonzaga has been an enigma – a small-conference school with the NCAA tournament success of a major conference power and the fan base to match. On Saturday, …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 6:31 P.M.
Zags get a big lift from freshman Zach Collins in NCAA win
With Gonzaga big man Przemek Karnowski struggling to find his rhythm, freshman center Zach Collins stepped up with 10 points, six rebounds and plenty of energy.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 3:55 P.M.
Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams dominates South Dakota State’s Mike Daum
SALT LAKE CITY – Seems logical Johnathan Williams would lock down South Dakota State scoring wizard Mike Daum.