Stories tagged: GU men's basketball
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Standouts and sleepers: Eight players to watch in Gonzaga’s pod at the Sweet 16
As Gonzaga heads into the Sweet 16, here are five standout players and three sleepers the Bulldogs need to have on their radar this weekend at the Staples Center.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
John Blanchette: The chill is gone, baby; the NCAA Tournament is about to get real
Madness? Let’s get more specific. It’s really March Schizophrenia. Let ol’ Doc Basketball here explain.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Gonzaga players enjoy family-style feast while marching to another Sweet 16
The Gonzaga Bulldogs had plenty of supporters in their corner in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament last week in Boise.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
A look back at Gonzaga’s history in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament
When GU outlasted Ohio State 90-84 in the Round of 32 last Saturday in Boise, it secured its fourth Sweet 16 berth in four years. That’s a feat nobody else …
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Mark Few’s 2018 coaching ranks with best of his 19 seasons at Gonzaga
A few of Mark Few’s pet peeves: Inquiries about the starting lineup, sweeping generalizations, and awards, all-conference, coach of the year, etc. So his input will be absent from this …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Florida State’s Braian Angola, a former NIC standout, shines on and off court
North Idaho College basketball coach Corey Symons will tell you that Florida State senior guard Braian Angola is a great kid and a wonderful player, and he has the stories …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
After chaotic weekend in the West Region, oddsmakers like Gonzaga’s chances of Final Four return
Gonzaga coaches and players may not have you believing their path back to the Final Four is any easier than it appeared a week ago, but the oddsmakers and number …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
Gonzaga facing confident, battle-tested Florida State in Sweet 16
Florida State’s comeback Sunday shocked Xavier, but not the Seminoles. The ninth-seeded Seminoles (22-11) have been battle-tested, and even though many of those outcomes didn’t go their way – they’re …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
With GU victory, ex-Zag Rem Bakamus gets last laugh on ESPN’s Dan Dakich
Local hacks and national yakkers, all are acquired tastes. Dan Dakich’s shtick on ESPN college basketball broadcasts and his Indianapolis-based radio show goes down with much of his audience like …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
Tweet Sixteen: Former Gonzaga players have taken to social media to offer support for Bulldogs
As GU prepares for its Sweet Sixteen test, we look back at 16 posts from former players who took to the Twittersphere last night as the Zags knocked off Ohio …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:27 p.m.
After unproductive debut against Gonzaga, Keita Bates-Diop rebounds with 28-point effort in rematch
It’d be tough to single out Keita Bates-Diop as the Ohio State player who caused the Buckeyes to fall short in their first meeting with Gonzaga this season, but to …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:34 p.m.
Gonzaga’s struggles from the free-throw line stuck around after opening win
For the second time in three days, the Gonzaga Bulldogs nearly took a loss at the line.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State sent coach Mark Few heels over head
Even at 55 years old, Gonzaga coach Mark Few can still pull off a handstand.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:42 p.m.
John Blanchette: Remarkable Gonzaga program marches ‘fourth’ to another Sweet 16
Maybe not until Rui Hachimura’s breakaway dunk with 4 – that number again – seconds left did all seem secure for the Zags in their 90-84 punch-out of Ohio State …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:36 p.m.
Gonzaga A.D. Mike Roth finds just the right vantage point
Gonzaga’s tense first two NCAA Tournament games have tested athletic director Mike Roth’s viewing protocol.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:38 p.m.
Gonzaga used its stingy defense to kick off game with essential 15-0 run
Gonzaga’s dominant start ran out of fuel in Saturday’s rematch, but if nothing else, the 15-0 lead that was manufactured in the opening 5-plus minutes gave the Bulldogs a sweet …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr., Rui Hachimura lead Gonzaga past Ohio State
Two nights after burying a late 3-pointer to sink UNC Greensboro, Zach Norvell Jr. was back at it with a season-high 28 points as the Zags rallied for a 90-84 …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:46 p.m.
Gonzaga’s rematch with Ohio State developed into foul fest
The Gonzaga Bulldogs knew they were in for a fight against Ohio State.
UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 12:10 a.m.
Gonzaga video coordinator makes one of Bulldogs’ greatest saves in 90-84 win
Riccardo Fois took the hardest charge during Gonzaga’s 90-84 win over Ohio State, and even if it cost him a pair of eyeglasses, the Bulldogs’ video coordinator said he was …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:31 p.m.
TV Take: Gonzaga’s opening, closing stretches looked even better from new camera viewpoint
The view of Gonzaga’s 90-84 NCAA second-round win over Ohio State was better for the television audience, though many things they saw might have been better avoided.
Sat., March 17, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
Gonzaga-Ohio State: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 90-84 victory
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 90-84 win over Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:25 p.m.
Recap and highlights: Zach Norvell’s career night leads Gonzaga past Ohio State, into Sweet 16
Zach Norvell Jr. poured in a career-best 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 4-seeded Gonzaga outlasted a furious comeback attempt from fifth-seeded Ohio State to advance to the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Gonzaga was successful in first – and only – NCAA Tournament rematch
Gonzaga’s history in the NCAA Tournament dates back to 1995. There’s been 20 appearances, 48 games and 29 victories. But Saturday’s game against Ohio State will mark just the second …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
Ohio State standout Keita Bates-Diop has plenty to play for this March
Keita Bates-Diop is playing this NCAA Tournament for the “Ohio State” on the front of his jersey, but largely for the “Bates-Diop” on the back of it. It sounds self-serving …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
Redshirting made Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell more hungry to help Bulldogs to another NCAA Tournament run
In Gonzaga’s inaugural run to the Final Four last season, Zach Norvell Jr. was forced to just watch.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:21 p.m.
Gonzaga, Ohio State have come long way since November meeting at PK80
Gonzaga handed Ohio State its worst loss of the season Nov. 23 at the PK80 Invitational in Portland. It’s what has happened since that will determine the outcome of Saturday’s …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
John Blanchette: After 20, even 30 years, all Gonzaga players matter
They may not be the team everyone talks about now nearly 30 years later. But they’re part of a bigger team.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
Michigan transfer Andrew Dakich leads Ohio State on court, in locker room at NCAA Tournament
It’s one thing to wear Wolverines blue one season and Buckeyes red the next. It’s another to make the transition as fluidly as Dakich has.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Gonzaga, Ohio State get stay-and-play package in Boise
Gonzaga and Ohio State can’t seem to get away from each other. The teams, who played in the PK80 Invitational in November with the Zags winning 86-59, are staying at …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann reaches out to Gonzaga’s Mark Few ahead of NCAA Tournament
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was brushing up on first-round opponent South Dakota State on Monday night when he decided to dial up GU coach Mark Few. The Zags beat …