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Don’t accuse Josh Perkins of being a ball hog. “I’m not a selfish guy,” he said.
Until further notice, Gonzaga’s record for shooting percentage in a half is under siege.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 88-60 win over San Francisco in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament on Monday, March 5, 2018.
If there is one word that could never be used to describe an ESPN college basketball broadcast, that word would have to be “understated.” Especially when Dick Vitale is involved.
Killian Tillie scored a game-high 26 points on 10-of-11 shooting to lead top-seeded Gonzaga to an 88-60 rout of No. 5-seed San Francisco in the West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals on Monday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
The Zags had plenty of celebrations to review after their 65-53 win over fifth-seeded San Francisco in the West Coast Conference semifinal on Monday – Emma Stach’s game-high four 3-pointers, Barta’s 3 that finally dropped in the fourth quarter, Jill Townsend’s three-point play near the end of the game and Chandler Smith’s steal and breakaway layup that tied the score at 20 are just a few.
Seilund, an All-WCC first-teamer coming off a 28-point outing in the quarterfinals against Loyola Marymount, was held to nine points on 3-of-11 shooting by Gonzaga in a 65-53 Bulldogs win in Las Vegas.
The Gonzaga women sweated out a few scary moments against San Francisco, but Jill Barta led a second-half charge and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to help the top-seeded Bulldogs pull past the fifth-seeded Dons 65-53 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Top-seeded Gonzaga led by as many as 23 in the first half and made quick work of No. 4 San Francisco 88-60 in Las Vegas on Monday, March 5, 2018 to advance to the WCC championship game for the 21st consecutive season.
Wandered down to the sports book at the Orleans Casino and, you guessed it, those best of buddies and Zags fans, Hysteria and Horse Sense, were sitting side by side with Bloody Marys in hand, finding a way to fill up the West Coast Conference Tournament’s day off. And the topic was hardly a surprise, since it’s all anyone is talking about down here.
You’ve been warned. “Great shooters, and the point guard (Frankie Ferrari) is playing great. Another game just like this,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, previewing Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal date with fourth-seeded San Francisco at 6 p.m. at Orleans Arena.
Frankie Ferrari may look unassuming at 5-feet-11 and 180 pounds, but the junior guard triggers a San Francisco offense that gave Gonzaga fits in two regular-season meetings.
Five former Gonzaga standouts were named to the West Coast Conference Decade in the Desert all-tournament team this week.
In Saturday’s West Coast Conference quarterfinal showing in which top-seeded Gonzaga knocked off No. 7-seed LMU 83-69, the Lions at least had James Batemon back on the court and in the starting lineup.
It was a tough night for Gonzaga radio broadcaster Tom Hudson. But it could have been a slightly tougher night for Gonzaga fans attempting to follow along with Hudson as he tried to call Gonzaga’s quarterfinal showing on Saturday with a sore throat.
It probably should have been no surprise that Gonzaga had to work so hard to shed Loyola Marymount 83-69 in the prime-time game at Orleans Arena – not getting any extra oxygen until the game’s final six minutes.
For all of Gonzaga’s success in WCC tournaments, the first-round matchup has often been as hard on the Zags as the later rounds. That was the scene Saturday at Orleans Arena when the top-seeded Zags trailed No. 8 Loyola Marymount for much of the first half and led by just three midway through the second.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 83-69 win over LMU in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Thanks to Killian Tillie and Johnathan Williams (a combined 17 of 23 from the field), the seventh-ranked Bulldogs eventually advanced to Monday night’s semifinal matchup with San Francisco, an overtime winner over Pacific earlier in the day.
Killian Tillie scored 24 points and Johnathan Williams had a double-double as top-seeded Gonzaga outlasted No. 8 seed Loyola Marymount 83-69 in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament on Saturday at the Orleans Arena.