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Xavier’s Macura not afraid to take on Gonzaga’s bigs

On Friday, Xavier head coach Chris Mack said getting over 7-foot-1, 300-pound Przemek Karnowski wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. Gonzaga’s biggest advantage was depth in the post – the Zags had three other bigs who could also keep pressure at the rim.

Nigel Williams-Goss snaps out of slump with 23 points

Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss doesn’t cut Nigel Williams-Goss much slack. The Zags’ leading scorer has been in a bit of an offensive slump during the NCAA Tournament, but he had 23 points in GU’s 83-59 victory over Xavier on Saturday. “I’m still not at my best,” Williams-Goss said.

Josh Perkins’ first dunk stymied by unexpected defender

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins swiped a pass and was racing downcourt for his first college dunk. Teammates constantly needle Perkins because the 6-3 sophomore guard hasn’t dunked in a game, but that was about to change when he crossed halfcourt. As he closed in on the basket he found an unexpected defender: A young lady sweeping the lane.

Gonzaga returns to form, reaches Final Four with rout over Xavier

Gonzaga wasn’t at its best while winning its first three games in the NCAA tournament. But the Zags were on Saturday when it mattered the most. They looked like the November through February Zags, the squad that steamrolled opponents with precision offense and suffocating defense.

Gonzaga-Xavier: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 83-59 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 83-59 win over Xavier on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Gonzaga’s joy only matched by Xavier’s sorrow

Of all the NCAA’s dubious rules – and unless this is your time reading an article about college sports you know there are some doozies – the cruelest is the one that states losing teams face the media first.

Gonzaga leaves no doubt, routs Xavier to earn trip to Final Four

Gonzaga knocked on the Final Four door twice before. The Zags didn’t bother knocking Saturday. They kicked the door down, trampling Xavier 83-59 in the West Regional final along the way and delivering the biggest milestone yet in the proud program’s history.

Gonzaga-Xavier men’s basketball history

Gonzaga’s last hurdle before reaching the program’s first Final Four is the Xavier Musketeers, whom the Bulldogs have beaten three times in their four meetings.