Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s renew one of the best rivalries in the West at 7 p.m. Saturday, but the Zags have won 9 of the last 11 – all by double digits – over the last five seasons, including a 90-60 pummeling a year ago at UCU Pavilion in Moraga, California.
It went well against Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross, BYU’s Alex Barcello and San Francisco’s Jamaree Bouyea and Khalil Shabazz for the most part. Next on Gonzaga’s tour of quality WCC point guards: Saint Mary’s Tommy Kuhse.
Gonzaga had uneven stretches at both ends of the court, encountered major foul trouble and matched its season high for turnovers – and still hit its season averages and still won going away, 95-70, over Pepperdine on Thursday.
Difference makers and turning point from Gonzaga's game against Pepperdine on Jan. 14 in Spokane.
Jay Bilas has a law degree. He still is a member of a Charlotte law firm. He was also, as most college basketball fans know, played at Duke.
Gonzaga’s game against Saint Mary’s has been moved to 7 p.m. Saturday. The WCC matchup at UCU Pavilion in Moraga, California, will air on ESPN with Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham on the call. It was originally scheduled for 5 p.m.
Corey Kispert scored 23 points, Drew Timme had 20 points and No. 1 Gonzaga used a dominant second half to power past Pepperdine 95-70 Thursday night at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
Colbey Ross has put together a record-setting career in three-plus seasons at Pepperdine. Freshman Jalen Suggs has become one of the top players in the nation after just 12 games at Gonzaga. The two are expected to match up in Thursday’s game at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Gonzaga's winning streaks have encountered numerous challenges over the years, but Pepperdine gave the Zags their toughest test last season at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga outlasted the 23-point underdogs 75-70, as 6-foot-10 forward Killian Tillie’s blocked on a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Waves standout point Colbey Ross in the closing seconds.
Gonzaga freshman point guard Jalen Suggs misses football, but he regularly brings his gridiron background and mentality to the basketball court.
Gonzaga’s home game against Pepperdine on Thursday has a new tip-off time and TV channel. The Zags and Waves will play at 6 p.m. at the McCarthey Athletic Center on ESPN.
The Memphis Hustle, NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, announced Monday they have acquired former Gonzaga guard David Stockton’s returning player rights.