The Zags and Jayhawks have agreed to a home-and-home series, beginning in Dec. 2022, at famed Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, according to a source. The return game will be in Dec. 2023, at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The WCC enjoyed one its finest men’s basketball seasons ever and was poised, led by second-ranked Gonzaga, to make more noise – and serious dollars – in the NCAA Tournament. But the coronavirus pandemic canceled March Madness, which in turn has wiped out a huge chunk of NCAA-distributed revenue counted on by athletic departments across the country.
Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson has committed to Washington, according to his twitter account. Stevenson listed Gonzaga, Oregon, Maryland and San Diego State in his top five.
Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev has been selected second-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Roughly a year ago, former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura was in a commercial promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was set to lead Japan’s team at the Games in four months. That historic moment for Hachimura and Japan has been put on hold.
MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, it looks like an Olympic dream deferred for Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, a result of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics possibly being postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic, a move International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound cited Monday.
Gonzaga sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named third-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
Coach Mark Few and three Gonzaga players received All-District 9 honors. Sophomore forward Filip Petrusev was named to the first team and junior wing Corey Kispert and senior forward Killian Tillie made the second team.
Several days before the sports world was sidelined by coronavirus, Sabonis had 20 points and 17 rebounds against Dallas on March 8, which gave the ex-Zag 50 double-doubles on the season, a Pacers franchise record.
So the Zags are left with a pair of pretty good consolation prizes, absent the theater of March Madness. First, one of the finest regular seasons in program history. Second, a promising outlook for next season and beyond.
The Bulldogs have scheduled a marquee matchup against Texas Tech on Dec. 19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named to the AP All-America third team, becoming the first sophomore in program history to make one of the three teams.