Stories tagged: Maui Invitational
Fri., March 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Can’t miss moments: Maui Invitational win, rise to No. 1 ranking top list of season highlights for Gonzaga men’s basketball
The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs finished a perfect 16-0 in West Coast Conference play and won the WCC by five games. The only losses for the 29-2 Zags came against Tennessee …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Jeremy Jones was looking to transfer, researched possible schools and dialed a phone number that made perfect sense, in theory.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:17 p.m.
Gonzaga or Kansas? Which team will be ranked No. 1 come Monday? It should be an interesting vote from 65 media members in the AP poll and 32 Division I …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
ESPN aired footage of Few performing a nifty back-flip into the ocean off Black Rock, a landmark lava promontory near the team hotel, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
Gonzaga had numerous candidates but settled for two representatives on the Maui Invitational All-Tournament team.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
They didn’t win the national championship. It only felt that way.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Analysis: Gonzaga uses hot-shooting start, lock-down-defensive finish to down No. 1 Duke, win Maui Invitational title
With the clock seemingly in slow motion over the last 8 minutes, Gonzaga’s lead, once at 16 points, dwindled to six, then two, before Duke finally tied it with 1:40 …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 89-87 win over Duke on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:50 p.m.
After Gonzaga finished off an 89-87 win over Duke in the championship game of the Maui Invitational former Zags athletes took to Twitter to celebrate the victory.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
TV Take: Defense down the stretch gives Gonzaga perfect ending to Maui Invitational with title win over Duke
This is what everybody wanted, right? No. 1 Duke versus No. 3 Gonzaga for the championship of the best early-season tournament of the year, the Maui Invitational. And the game …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Brandon Clarke blocked RJ Barrett’s layup with one second remaining as third-ranked Gonzaga topped No. 1 Duke 89-87 to win the Maui Invitational championship on Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
Over the years, the Gonzaga men’s basketball team has faced Duke three times – all Blue Devils victories. The No. 3 Zags hope the fourth time will be the charm …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:44 p.m.
In normal circumstances, there might be occasion to bask in the glow of Tuesday’s 91-74 sprint past Arizona a smidgen longer – just to appreciate the fulfillment of taking something …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:49 p.m.
Every bucket – and there was an endless supply of them for Gonzaga in the second half – brought a louder roar than the one before.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:45 p.m.
TV Take: Duo of Jay Bilas, Dan Schulman doesn’t miss much in Gonzaga’s comeback win over Arizona at Maui Invitational
Every great comeback consists of two parts. There is the building of a deficit, the mistakes, the shortcomings, whatever goes wrong to build a hill to scramble over. And there …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:42 p.m.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 91-74 win over Arizona on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
How will Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke handle Duke’s Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish? We’ll find out in the Maui Invitational final
Hachimura would be giving away roughly 50 pounds, but he is Gonzaga’s strongest interior player and had success defending 260-pound Jock Landale last season. Clarke is an option, but he’d …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Top-ranked Duke withstood its toughest test of the season, outlasting No. 8 Auburn 78-72 in the Maui Invitational semifinals. The Blue Devils move on to play in the title game …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Recap and highlights: Gonzaga uses big second half to down Arizona 91-74, set up showdown with top-ranked Duke in Maui Invitational title game
Zach Norvell had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds as third-ranked Gonzaga overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to top Arizona 91-74 in the semifinals of …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs play the Illinois Fighting Illini at Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. You can watch the game on ESPN2.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Gonzaga’s front-court tandem of Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke looks to have an edge inside against the Illini’s typical four-guard/wing alignment and freshman Giorgi Behanishvih, 6-foot-9 and 235.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 7:48 p.m.
Stephen Gentry’s frequent chats and text exchanges with Illinois coach Brad Underwood should resume later this week. They’ve been put on hold temporarily with third-ranked Gonzaga facing Illinois in a …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Everybody who visits Maui pretty much becomes a fan, but Mark Few might be at the front of the line with his endorsement of the island.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
Stuff of dreams: Five star-studded individual matchups for Gonzaga we’d like to see at the Maui Invitational
Zion-Rui? Yes please. RJ-Snacks? Second that. Reddish-Clarke? Yup. Perkins-Williams? Yes, sir. Clarke-Jeter? Affirmative.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
The Maui Invitational annually serves up stunning scenery, warm ocean breezes and the best holiday tournament college basketball has to offer. That won’t change next week with a loaded field …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Gonzaga’s nonconference basketball schedule is nearly complete. The latest games to come to light include a season-opening date with Idaho State and a December matchup against Texas Arlington.
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Gonzaga will open against Illinois in the nightcap of the Maui Invitational’s first day. The Zags and Illini will tip at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN2 on Monday, Nov. …
Sun., July 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
In 2005, Gonzaga played three teams ranked in the top five at the time and Washington, which finished No. 8 in the AP final regular-season poll. That didn’t make our …