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Pacific relies on balance, but sophomore guard Daniss Jenkins has emerged as the team’s most reliable scoring option.
The Bulldogs (14-0, 5-0 WCC) have had a week to rest and fine-tune after their closest conference win thus far, 73-59, over Saint Mary’s. The Tigers (5-2, 2-1) join BYU and Pepperdine as one-loss WCC teams behind GU, but they’re licking their wounds after a disappointing night in Malibu.
Like most Zags fans, Roger Powell Jr. was anxious to watch the Gonzaga-Portland game Jan. 9 but first had to wait for the Seattle-Los Angeles NFL game and the postgame show to end on FOX 28.
The Gonzaga-Santa Clara men’s basketball game that was postponed Jan. 7 has been rescheduled for Feb. 6.
This is how Jeremy Eaton recounted his first doctor’s appointment in 10 years:Dec. 15: “The doctor starts pushing across my abdomen and says, ‘You have a CT scan at 9 a.m.’ I’m like, ‘Why, I don’t feel that bad,’ thinking this is going to cost me a couple grand.”Dec. 16: “Next morning, get the results. She says, ‘You have stage four rectal cancer and it’s moved into your liver, kidney and lungs.’“I just looked at her and said, ‘You’re kidding me.’“And I said, ‘Am I dead?’
Kansas coach Bill Self knew the question was coming after the Jayhawks became the only team in the country that has lined up against No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor.Self dished out heavy praise for both undefeated teams, but declined to pick when asked who would win a head-to-head matchup. He did say the teams are in a class by themselves.
Corey Kispert and Jalen Suggs added to Gonzaga’s collection of WCC weekly honors.
The holding pattern continues at the top of AP college basketball poll with Gonzaga entrenched at No. 1.
Randy Bennett might know Gonzaga’s program better than any opposing coach in the country. What’s it going to take to knock off the top-ranked Zags? “You have to play an A-plus game,” Bennett said bluntly, “and hope they roll out a B-minus or a C.”
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’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.
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.
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 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.
Another week, another sweep of WCC awards for Gonzaga.
The Bulldogs and Bears remain 1-2 in the AP Top 25 for the eighth consecutive week, counting the preseason rankings. For the second straight week, Gonzaga collected 63 first-place votes and Baylor one from the media panel and Baylor.
More on Joel Ayayi, Anton Watson’s breakout performance and coach Mark Few lining up a guest speaker when the team was in Indianapolis in December.