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We look at Nembhard’s impact on the rotation and the offense, sophomore Anton Watson’s role and more in the first Gonzaga rewind of the young season.
The sport's opening week has been part triumph, part train wreck. Prominent schools like Butler, Creighton and Utah, among others, have put their programs on pause. Prominent coaches like Jim Boeheim and Scott Drew have tested positive. And schedules are being ripped up and replaced by a roulette wheel.
There was no letdown after a huge win over No. 6 Kansas on Thursday.
Difference makers and turning point from Gonzaga's 90-67 victory over Auburn in Fort Myers, Florida.
No one would blame top-ranked Gonzaga if it suffered a bit of a Thanksgiving hangover Friday morning against overmatched Auburn. No, not the food type, though that might have been in play considering the holiday. But the intoxicant in question was Thursday’s impressive win over No. 6 Kansas. And some troubling news that occurred before the game.
Two Gonzaga players were in COVID-19 protocols following testing after Thursday’s win over Kansas and weren't on the bench for Friday’s game against Auburn.
Drew Timme scored 28 points, Corey Kispert had 25 and the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Auburn Tigers 90-67 Thursday in Fort Myers, Florida.
Gonzaga doesn’t get much time to bask in a performance that had the college basketball world buzzing Thursday. The top-ranked Zags, who thumped No. 6 Kansas 102-90 on Thanksgiving, return to action Friday with a breakfast special against Auburn at 8 p.m. PT at the Fort Myers (Florida) Tip-Off.
Is there some place higher than No. 1 where the Bulldogs can be slotted in the next poll?
Top-ranked Gonzaga opened the college basketball season looking very, very much like the No. 1 team in the country. The Zags did it all against Kansas, one of college basketball’s storied programs. And the Zags made it look almost easy at times, at least on the offensive end, against an opponent that prides itself on toughness and stingy defense. Gonzaga pulled away in the final 10 minutes for a wildly entertaining 102-90 victory over the sixth-ranked Jayhawks at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Florida.
Difference makers and turning point from Gonzaga's 102-90 season-opening win over Kansas in Fort Myers, Florida.
There aren’t many better ways to begin the college basketball season than a matchup of the top-ranked team in the nation and last year’s season-ending No. 1, ranked sixth to start this one. No matter who the teams are.
ormer Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Zach Norvell Jr. is heading home to continue his professional career. Norvell, who played in two games with the Los Angeles Lakers and three with the Golden State Warriors last season, agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bulls, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Norvell was a prep standout at Chicago’s Simeon Charter Academy.
One non-student-athlete member of Gonzaga’s travel party tested positive Wednesday for COVID-19 and two other non-student-athletes identified through contact tracing are in isolation in separate Fort Myers, Florida, hotel rooms, according to a release from tournament officials.
Drew Timme scored 25 points, Jalen Suggs had 24 and Corey Kispert added 23 and the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs beat the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks 102-90 on Thursday in Fort Myers, Florida.
With three NCAA Tournament titles under their belt, the Kansas Jayhawks are one of college basketball's established "blue blood" programs alongside Duke, North Carolina and UCLA. But how do the Gonzaga Bulldogs stack up against the 15-time Final Four participants ahead of their Thanksgiving Day season-opening showdown?
The No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs led nearly from start to finish in their season opener against the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks. At one point in the second half, Kansas narrowed the deficit to just one, but thanks to 47 combined points from Jalen Suggs and Corey Kispert, Gonzaga was able to hold on in an offensive onslaught, 102-90. – FOX Sports
Both teams would have preferred a few dress rehearsals, as Kansas coach Bill Self put it, but everyone involved in the Thanksgiving Day contest is just thankful to be playing with the pandemic rewriting schedules across the country.
They are two of the most-respected programs in all of college athletics, yet Kansas and Gonzaga couldn’t be more different.