NCAAB Standings - Gonzaga
Zags guard Ryan Woolridge faced UAPB last year when he was playing for North Texas. Woolridge had six points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 77-66 win. Shaun Doss had 22 points and four rebounds for the Golden Lions.
The juggling act for the coaching staff is balancing the players’ rest and recovery with quality work in practice and extended minutes in games.
It was precisely what a first game, particularly one for a Gonzaga team with eight newcomers and just nine scholarship players available, should look like.
There was a sitcom-worthy moment last week after Gonzaga’s exhibition game romp as a few young Bulldogs relaxed in their locker-room lounge, refueling on some grub and, well, doing what kids do.
Corey Kispert had some off-season goals. By reaching them, he started off the new season with a bang. Kispert put it all on display with five 3-pointers, a pair of rim-rattling dunks and a career-best 28 points in No. 8 Gonzaga’s 95-64 season-opening victory Tuesday at The Kennel over Alabama State.
Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 95-64 victory against Alabama State at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
Another Gonzaga basketball season began Tuesday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Much of the 2019-20 season opener against visiting Alabama State was familiar, from the sellout crowd to head coach Mark Few’s presence on the sideline to the winning team.
Corey Kispert scored 28 points, Filip Petrusev added 15 and the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs opened their season with a 95-64 win over Alabama State on Tuesday at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Zach Collins will miss at least four months after having shoulder surgery Tuesday, the Portland Trail Blazers announced.
Gonzaga senior Killian Tillie and Washington State sophomore CJ Elleby were named to preseason watch list for the Wooden Award.
The genesis of Gonzaga’s international recruiting push started with an exchange student, when Tommy Lloyd was growing up in Kelso, Washington. Lloyd, now an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, was a teenager when his parents agreed to host an exchange student while Lloyd’s older brother was studying abroad.
Gonzaga’s track record in season and/or home openers is just about spotless and the Zags are heavy favorites to continue that trend Tuesday. The Zags are favored by 35 points against visiting Alabama State, but odds and past seasons are of little concern to Gonzaga coach Mark Few.