Stories tagged: key matchups
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
One of the Zags’ primary goals defensively will be containing Idaho State’s 3-point shooters, led by 6-foot-6 guard/forward Jared Stutzman. The junior from Idaho Falls hit 52 percent from distance …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
Junior guard Miles Reynolds has been Pacific’s hottest player. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder from Chicago shares scoring honors with Roberto Gallinat at 13.0 points per game, but Reynolds has bumped his …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
If one removes heavy favorite Saint Mary’s Jock Landale from WCC player of the year consideration, next in line just might be BYU forward Yoeli Childs.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 6:38 p.m.
Gonzaga’s first meeting with San Diego and there are two obvious key matchups.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
The Dons’ trio guards were a stern defensive test for the Zags two weeks ago in San Francisco. Nothing’s changed, except junior guard Frankie Ferrari has been in quite the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
True freshman guard Marcus Shaver Jr. has been the Pilots’ top scoring threat through eight WCC games. Shaver, inserted into the starting lineup two games ago, is averaging 10.8 points …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Gonzaga shut down Santa Clara’s trio of guards in a 101-52 victory last month in Spokane. That’ll be the Zags’ first priority in Saturday’s rematch at the Leavey Center, beginning …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
There are quality matchups at all five spots, but we’ll zero in on the bigs and the point guards.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
San Francisco’s top offensive weapon has been freshman guard Souley Boum.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Gonzaga continues its tour of the WCC’s three last-place programs against visiting Portland on Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Sophomore Josh McSwiggan has been Portland’s most reliable scorer. The 6-foot-7 wing from England averages 13.4 points.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Gonzaga’s main concerns are Loyola Marymount junior point guard James Batemon and freshman forward Eli Scott, who played at Chino Hills High with LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball and was trained …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
If Kameron Edwards doesn’t play, Gonzaga’s focus shifts to point guard Colbey Ross, who is having an impressive freshman season. The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging 14.3 points (eighth in the …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Gonzaga has played numerous guard-driven opponents but Santa Clara might lean on its starting trio more than the rest.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Jahlil Tripp is Pacific’s sixth-leading scorer but he is one of the more versatile players in the WCC. The sophomore guard nearly averages a double-double (8.7 points, 9.5 rebounds).
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Gonzaga encounters a familiar foe on a couple of fronts Thursday. The Zags roughed up San Diego State 69-48 last season at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Aztecs’ leading scorer …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
IUPUI relies on a balanced attack and doesn’t have a statistical standout, but senior forward Aaron Brennan has been a steady contributor.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
North Dakota, like several non-conference visitors to the McCarthey Athletic Center, will be undersized compared to Gonzaga but the Fighting Hawks have capable guards.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
The key matchup in this one is simple: Gonzaga’s zone offense vs. Washington’s zone defense.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Villanova has a balanced crew with a number of playmakers but junior guard Jalen Brunson usually orchestrates one of the nation’s better offenses.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
The matchups are intriguing at all five positions but the backcourts could hold the biggest key to Friday’s winner.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
The UIW Cardinals have a number of players in the 6-foot-4 to 6-7 range but they’ll be undersized against Gonzaga’s starting frontcourt of Johnathan Williams and Killian Tillie, as well …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
After facing a string of guard-driven opponents in their first five games, the Zags encounter a sizable challenge from Texas.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Florida’s Egor Koulechov, a graduate transfer from Rice, bumped his scoring average to 21.8 with a 26-point effort in Thursday’s rout over Stanford. The 6-foot-5 wing is shooting 56 percent …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Ohio State presents a pair of matchup concerns with forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
For the second game in a row, Gonzaga’s defensive attention will be on the opponent’s talented backcourt.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Season openers usually produce an abundance of good and bad and Gonzaga’s rout of Texas Southern filled both categories.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
One of Gonzaga’s built-in advantages most of the season will be challenged by North Carolina in the championship game.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
The Zags have been successful in slowing opponents’ big-time scorers – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum, Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett – in their first four NCAA Tournament games. South Carolina’s Sindarius …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
A capsule look at the South Carolina Gamecocks, featuring guard Sindarius Thornwell