Stories tagged: key matchup
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
Portland has struggled with consistency and rhythm offensively. That includes guard Marcus Shaver Jr., but the 6-foot-2 sophomore is trending up again.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
Loyola Marymount’s James Batemon is next up for Gonzaga in a long line of talented guards in the WCC.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:13 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins and San Francisco’s Frankie Ferrari have been going at it for years so Saturday’s showdown will be nothing new for the senior point guards.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7 p.m.
Senior guard Roberto Gallinat doesn’t start and doesn’t play the most minutes, but he still leads Pacific in scoring.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
The emergence of sophomore guard Tahj Eaddy and freshman guards/wings Trey Wertz and Keshawn Justice has helped Santa Clara turn its season around.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
This is probably a key matchup first, but we’re going with a non starter.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
This is how it’s going to be for most of Gonzaga’s remaining games, particularly against WCC opponents.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Denver’s Ronnie Harrell Jr. is familiar with the McCarthey Athletic Center. Harrell played three seasons for Creighton before joining his hometown school as a graduate transfer. He had six points …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Junior guard Brian Warren leads UT Arlington in most offensive categories, including scoring (14.9), assists (3.3) and made field goals (48), 3-pointers (17) and free throws (38).
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
The Tar Heels present several challenging matchups for the Zags, but we’ll highlight Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound guard who transferred to UNC after two seasons at Pittsburgh.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
This one is full of great individual duels, but the headliner is Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Tennessee’s Grant Williams, whether they match up against each other or not. There’s wiggle …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Gonzaga-Washington key matchup: Huskies’ Noah Dickerson provides formidable challenge for Zags’ frontcourt
Washington senior Noah Dickerson is a force inside. At 6-feet-8 and 245 pounds, Dickerson does virtually all of his damage in the lane and has made 55 percent of his …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few appreciates good offense. For the better part of two decades, the Zags have been known for skilled, high-scoring teams. Few’s speaking engagements at various camps and …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Ty-Shon Alexander is the most explosive scorer on Creighton’s potent offense.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
The Zags haven’t run into too many stretch big men other than Duke’s Cam Reddish, but they’ll encounter one against North Dakota State. Forward Rocky Kreuser, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Texas A&M has multiple scoring threats, with five players averaging in double figures, but point guard TJ Starks appears to be one of the Aggies’ barometers.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Senior forward Phil Cofer has emerged as one of Florida State’s primary players after three seasons in the background.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Gonzaga should be used to this by now after touring the WCC’s collection of quality guards. Next up: UNC Greensboro’s Francis Alonso.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Frankie Ferrari may look unassuming at 5-feet-11 and 180 pounds, but the junior guard triggers a San Francisco offense that gave Gonzaga fits in two regular-season meetings.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Junior point guard James Batemon took over in the second half of Loyola Marymount’s 78-72 victory over Portland on Friday. Batemon scored 29 points, 19 in the final 20 minutes.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
Elijah Bryant does it all for BYU. He leads the Cougars in scoring (17.6), shares first in steals (39) and he’s second in rebounding (6.5), blocks (19) and assists (2.4).
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Junior guard Olin Carter III was USD’s best player in a 69-59 loss to the Zags three games ago. He drilled five 3-pointers, scored 21 points and had no turnovers …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
It’s been a rough season for the Waves and sophomore forward Kameron Edwards, who was sidelined with a concussion in GU’s 89-59 win in Malibu. Edwards had four 20-point games …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
Point guard James Batemon is Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer, Steven Haney hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points in the first GU-LMU meeting, but we’re going with Eli Scott as …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.
Saturday’s key matchup? Hmm, take one guess. Saint Mary’s senior center Jock Landale has been working over opponents all season and it was no different against the Zags in the …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Utah State’s Koby McEwen, who left Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury but is expected to play, brings strong credentials from last season (14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists).
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Utah State brings something that Gonzaga’s two previous opponents have yet to accomplish this young college basketball season. The Aggies (2-1) have a pair of wins while Texas Southern and …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
The most intriguing matchup of Gonzaga’s opener against Texas Southern could be at point guard.