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The top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs got it done with defense again, stifling the fourth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers 61-58 in a bruising, foul-infested NCAA Tournament affair on Thursday, March 24, 2017 in front of 16,884 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
SWX reports from San Jose, California after the Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
The last question asked of anyone involved in Gonzaga’s win over West Virginia belong to Bulldogs coach Mark Few, who turned to Johnathan Williams and broke a cardinal sports writing sin: Leading an interviewee with a statement rather than a question.
Gonzaga and West Virginia combined for 51 fouls and 61 free throws in an NCAA tournament game that lacked flow for significant portions.
Proving yourself as a Gonzaga fan could be as simple as being the first fan inside the arena on game day.
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few decided to shake up his defense in the first half of the Bulldogs’ 61-58 win over West Virginia on Thursday.
How tough do you have to be to sumo wrestle a stump grinder? To slow dance with gunnysack of glass shards? To endure the baleful glare of Bob Huggins and his remorseless ninjas and stare right back, and not just as survivors? To stay nothing of staring down history, cynics and silly narratives.
Gonzaga will have a distinct size advantage on Saturday against its opponent, Xavier, whose largest starter is 6-foot-9 freshman Tyrique Jones.
It was the best shot Jordan Mathews never saw go in. The senior guard buried a 3-pointer inside the final minute to give Gonzaga the lead and the second-ranked Zags dug out a 61-58 victory over West Virginia with a defensive stand in the closing seconds.
The decisive moments of Gonzaga’s 61-58 win over West Virginia were a pair of missed 3-pointers by West Virginia guard Jevon Carter, and the first thing he said during the postgame press conference was to admit to an error in judgment.
“People don’t ask about the labor pains,” my dad used to say. “All they want to do is see the baby.”
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 61-58 win over West Virginia on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
The first foul was called 20 seconds in, and the whistles just kept coming, interrupting any chance for flow or rhythm on the court.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – 3:06 p.m. - Welcome back, everybody. I hope you had a restful week. The Spokesman-Review Crew is in San Jose and I’m here at the SAP Center to keep you updated with everything that happens in today’s game between top-seeded Gonzaga and four-seed West Virginia. I know with a 4 p.m. tip there will be a strong temptation to follow along while you sit in rush hour, but keep those eyes on the road and pass your phone to a carpooling coworker.
Spokesman-Review Zags beat reporter Jim Meehan and columnist John Blanchette break down Gonzaga's 3-point win over West Virginia in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in San Jose on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Right now, can you saw who on the Gonzaga Bulldogs team is getting more attention? No, not Nigel Williams-Goss. Not Johnathan Williams. If you said Zach Collins or Silas Melson you'd be wrong. The answer is Przemek Karnowski, or, more specifically, his beard. KHQ's Patrick Erickson reports.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are making a run through the NCAA tournament, and their next stop has brought them to San Jose, California, where they face the West Virginia Mountaineers Thursday. SWX's Sam Adams and Lindsay Joy report.
Gonzaga plays West Virginia in the Sweet Sixteen round in the NCAA Tournament in San Jose on Thursday.
A look back on the history between Gonzaga and West Virginia in men’s basketball.
Over the years, Gonzaga basketball has been the ultimate party mix. Charismatic big men, exotic imports from six continents, steady Eddie guards, second-chancers, glue guys, rock-star celebrities. And Jordan Mathews.