Stories tagged: key matchup
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
Mfiondu Kabengele was Florida State’s leading scorer during the regular season, ACC Tournament and leads the team in the NCAA Tournament – despite coming off the bench in all 36 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:52 a.m.
Gonzaga’s top priority will be defending Fairleigh Dickinson’s backcourt, specifically senior guard Darnell Edge.
UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
In Gonzaga’s first home West Coast Conference game of the year, on Jan. 3, Saint Mary’s forward Megan McKay dominated the Zags inside. Her 29 points and eight rebounds were …
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross got off to a bit of a slow start, by his standards, with just 14 points in Thursday’s opening-round tournament win over Pacific.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:13 p.m.
We like to mix it up when it comes to key matchup rematches, but that’s hard to do with Saint Mary’s. Junior guard Jordan Ford is that good, and that …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Roberto Gallinat gets his second shot at Gonzaga on Thursday night. The first go-around didn’t go well for Gallinat or Pacific.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:59 p.m.
When BYU is the opponent, the key matchup can go to big man Yoeli Childs or point guard TJ Haws. We went with Childs, second in the WCC in scoring …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:29 p.m.
Running a distant second behind Gonzaga’s domination of WCC headlines is the conference’s collection of first-rate point guards. GU fifth-year senior Josh Perkins and Pepperdine sophomore Colbey Ross, two of …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
Isaiah Pineiro, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward, torched the Zags for a career-high-tying 30 points two weeks ago.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
We like to mix it up here at key matchup headquarters when Gonzaga faces a WCC rematch, but that’s not happening with Loyola Marymount.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Jordan Ford, the latest from Saint Mary’s assembly line of quality guards, leads the WCC in scoring at 22.1 points, but that doesn’t tell the entire story. The speedy 6-foot-1 …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
The first Gonzaga-San Francisco matchup didn’t disappoint and neither did the Josh Perkins-Frankie Ferrari matchup.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Two nights after successfully dealing with BYU’s Yoeli Childs, Gonzaga encounters another versatile, high-scoring forward. San Diego’s Isaiah Pineiro is one of the WCC’s top scorers and rebounders at 19.5 …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:38 p.m.
This should be one of the marquee matchups of the WCC season. BYU junior forward Yoeli Childs, 16th nationally in scoring (22.3) and 26th in rebounding (9.7), is one of …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:01 p.m.
Trey Wertz, a 6-foot-5 freshman from Charlotte, has led the Broncos in assists in eight straight games.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
Portland has struggled with consistency and rhythm offensively. That includes guard Marcus Shaver Jr., but the 6-foot-2 sophomore is trending up again.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
Loyola Marymount’s James Batemon is next up for Gonzaga in a long line of talented guards in the WCC.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:13 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins and San Francisco’s Frankie Ferrari have been going at it for years so Saturday’s showdown will be nothing new for the senior point guards.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7 p.m.
Senior guard Roberto Gallinat doesn’t start and doesn’t play the most minutes, but he still leads Pacific in scoring.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
The emergence of sophomore guard Tahj Eaddy and freshman guards/wings Trey Wertz and Keshawn Justice has helped Santa Clara turn its season around.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
This is probably a key matchup first, but we’re going with a non starter.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
This is how it’s going to be for most of Gonzaga’s remaining games, particularly against WCC opponents.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Denver’s Ronnie Harrell Jr. is familiar with the McCarthey Athletic Center. Harrell played three seasons for Creighton before joining his hometown school as a graduate transfer. He had six points …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Junior guard Brian Warren leads UT Arlington in most offensive categories, including scoring (14.9), assists (3.3) and made field goals (48), 3-pointers (17) and free throws (38).
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
The Tar Heels present several challenging matchups for the Zags, but we’ll highlight Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound guard who transferred to UNC after two seasons at Pittsburgh.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
This one is full of great individual duels, but the headliner is Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Tennessee’s Grant Williams, whether they match up against each other or not. There’s wiggle …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Gonzaga-Washington key matchup: Huskies’ Noah Dickerson provides formidable challenge for Zags’ frontcourt
Washington senior Noah Dickerson is a force inside. At 6-feet-8 and 245 pounds, Dickerson does virtually all of his damage in the lane and has made 55 percent of his …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few appreciates good offense. For the better part of two decades, the Zags have been known for skilled, high-scoring teams. Few’s speaking engagements at various camps and …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Ty-Shon Alexander is the most explosive scorer on Creighton’s potent offense.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
The Zags haven’t run into too many stretch big men other than Duke’s Cam Reddish, but they’ll encounter one against North Dakota State. Forward Rocky Kreuser, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore …