Day after Memphis

I’ve got plans from 3-7 today so we’ll get the day-after Memphis post out of the way early. Here’s my game story and the fine photography of the S-R’s Tyler Tjomsland. Read on. Read more

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GU pounds Memphis, 82-64

It’s a pretty common theme: GU’s bigs were too much for the opponent, combining for 45 points and 24 boards in an 82-64 win over Memphis. More below in my unedited game story. Day-after post coming in the morning. Read more

Zags, Tigers collide at the MAC

Game day for Gonzaga and Memphis. It’s one of the bigger games remaining in the regular season for GU in that Memphis carries an RPI of 79, trailing only Saint Mary’s 53 and BYU’s 61 of the Zags’ upcoming opponents. Memphis is experiencing a down… Read more

Gonzaga defeats Portland 64-46

Gonzaga defeats Portland 64-46 at home at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Read more

GU  Bulldogs

Coming up: Tonight vs. Portland, 6 p.m. (KHQ); Saturday vs. Memphis, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Outlook: The Zags open the second half of the conference season against Portland, which sits in a three-way tie for sixth with a 3-6 first-half record. The Pilots rank in the upper half of the WCC in scoring, field-goal percentage, 3-point percentage, free-throw percentage, assists and rebounding margin, but they needed last-second 3-pointers by Alec Wintering to claim two of their three conference wins. Kevin Pangos and Przemek Karnowski combined for 32 of GU’s last 35 points as the visiting Zags held off Portland 87-75 in early January. Wing Kevin Bailey, sidelined with a foot injury in the first meeting, leads the Pilots at 14.1 points per game, following by Wintering’s 13.2. Read more

Day after Pacific

Gonzaga reached the halfway point of the WCC season following a 91-60 rout of Pacific last night. The Zags are 9-0, one game in front of Saint Mary’s. Here’s my game story and S-R photos. More from last night’s game in my day-after post below Read more

Mighty Bulldogs tame Tigers

Pacific tried man-to-man defense, some zone, extending pressure into the back court. The Tigers tried to get physical. They burned three timeouts in the first 18 minutes. Nothing seemed to bother the Gonzaga Bulldogs, whose shooting percentage hovered in the 70s for most of the first half and they went on to rout Pacific 91-60 in front of a full house of 6,000 Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center. Read more

Zags hammer Pacific, 91-60

Gonzaga dominated at both ends of the court in a 91-60 victory over Pacific on Saturday. Read on for my unedited game story is below. Day-after post coming in the a.m. Read more

Zags entertain Pacific tonight

Gonzaga returns to action against visiting Pacific tonight. Here’s a quick look at the game. Read more

Day after Saint Mary’s

You know the drill: my game story, John Blanchette’s column and Colin Mulvany’s photos. More from AP, NBCsports.com and the San Jose Mercury-News. Onward for my day-after Saint Mary’s post. Read more

GU wears down Saint Mary’s, 68-47

Gonzaga routed its closest WCC pursuer by 21 points Thursday. The 68-47 victory over visiting Saint Mary’s leaves GU (19-1, 8-0 WCC) alone in first place. The Gaels (15-4, 7-1) dropped into second. The 47 points matched their season low (a 53-47 loss to St…. Read more

Gonzaga defeats Saint Mary’s 68-47

Gonzaga defeats Saint Mary’s 68-47 at home in the McCarthey Athletic Center, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Zags take over solo first place in the WCC,. They’ve won seven straight in the series. Pangos with 14 pts, Karnowski 12. Read more

Numbers adding up for Gonzaga

Dove into the field of analytics and how it relates to Gonzaga’s program. Fascinating stuff, as Kevin Pangos says, in the article. According to the numbers, Gonzaga is in the top 1 percent in overall offense, trailing only Notre Dame. John Jakus, who studies the… Read more

Zags, Gaels battle for first

Media day today and I’ve got notes on the GU-Saint Mary’s game and rivalry in general, as well as an update on Eric McClellan (foot) and Josh Perkins (jaw). In short, it sounds like McClellan is getting closer to his debut (guessing if not this… Read more

Day after Loyola Marymount

Morning. Football coming up, but some basketball business to attend to first. Here’s my game story from GU’s 72-55 win over Loyola Marymount, and another from AP. Should be a good one Thursday with first place on the line against visiting Saint Mary’s. Read on… Read more

Bell, Zags thump LMU

Gonzaga notched its 11th straight win, as well as its 11th straight over Loyola Marymount, with a 72-55 victory Saturday. Gary Bell Jr. led four players in double figures with 17 points. My unedited game story is below. Day-after post coming in the morning. Read more

Zags, Lions in matinee matchup

Gameday, and we do mean gameDAY. Not the ESPN version but a rare 1 o’clock tip time for Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount today at Gersten Pavilion. It’s LMU’s 2015 homecoming and the Lions will wear black uniforms for just the second time in program history…. Read more

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