NCAAB Standings - Gonzaga
You could say feelings were mixed when the Gonzaga Bulldogs learned Wednesday that NCAA Basketball Tournament games would be played in virtually empty arenas – though there was one overriding sentiment.
When do you suppose came the signal for the Gonzaga masses that it was safe to exhale?
Most of Gonzaga’s trademarks were on full display.
Mark Few and Gonzaga have built plenty of streaks through the years, and many of them during the West Coast Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena. One of the more obscure streaks came to an end Tuesday night during the first half of the Bulldogs’ 84-66 WCC championship game win over Saint Mary’s.
West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player honors returned to Gonzaga – and France – Tuesday night at the Orleans Arena
Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 84-66 win at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Yes, the West Coast Conference is improved this year. It might even be the best it’s ever been. But second-ranked Gonzaga is still the king.
LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Filip Petrusev have been selected to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District IX team.
Drew Timme and Joel Ayayi had 17 points apiece and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Saint Mary’s Gaels for the third time this season, this time 84-66 Tuesday night in the WCC Tournament championship game at Orleans Arena.
Saint Mary’s senior guard Jordan Ford, who put on a show with 42 points in Saturday’s double-overtime win over Pepperdine, produced more magic late Monday night.
A bit more than four minutes remained when Joel Ayayi got loose in the paint and pulled up for a 10-footer that would give Gonzaga the lead for good and paint a whole new shade on the day.
Joel Ayayi made a string of giant plays in the final 4-plus minutes Monday, and his team was extremely grateful, because the sophomore guard carried the top-seeded Bulldogs past No. 5 San Francisco 81-77 in the WCC Tournament semifinals.