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Daryl Morey loses bet to Kyle Wiltjer, has to wear Gonzaga shirt

Not even general managers are immune from March Madness shenanigans. Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Gonzaga Bulldogs shirt on Thursday, apparently having lost a bet to rookie big man Kyle Wiltjer, who played the final two seasons of his college career at Gonzaga. Morey himself attended Northwestern University, so this bet stems back to Gonzaga’s victory...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Dan Dickau: Gonzaga’s lock-down defense will once again be key in Final Four vs South Carolina

On Saturday afternoon, the Gonzaga Bulldogs will take the court at University of Phoenix Stadium in the program’s first-ever Final Four game. That contest against South Carolina has been a long time coming, as it took the Zags 19 straight NCAA Tournament appearances before they broke through to the national semifinals. But now that they’re there, the question is if they can keep...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 31, 2017

2017 NCAA Final Four: Game time, TV schedules, and how to stream online

Of course Gonzaga is playing, and you should be watching. The biggest game in Gonzaga Bulldog history takes place today, as the Gonzaga Bulldogs are in the 2017 NCAA Tournament Final Four. After that, the biggest game might be on Monday, but for that we will see. Everyone has converged on Phoenix, Arizona, for the NCAA Final Four at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The Zags snagged...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
April 01, 2017

Gonzaga's Karnowski leaves game after taking shot to eye

Przemek Karnowski left Saturday’s Final Four game for Gonzaga against South Carolina in the first half after taking a shot to the face, which resulted in his right eye being injured.Karnowski was going up for a shot and got swatted in the face, causing him to hit the ground: CBS later reported that Karnowski told the trainer he was having trouble focusing his right eye after being...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Mark Few does handstand in locker room after Gonzaga’s Final Four win

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was in quite the festive mood after his team’s Final Four victory over South Carolina on Saturday.After his Bulldogs defeated the Gamecocks by the final of 77-73 to advance to the national championship game, Few celebrated by busting out a handstand for the team in the locker room. That’s a 54-year-old coach, folks.It’s easily the best celebration we’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Nigel Williams-Goss determined to play despite ankle injury

Nigel Williams-Goss twisted his ankle during Gonzaga’s Final Four victory over South Carolina on Saturday, but he is not about to let that keep him out of action.Williams-Goss played 36 of a possible 40 minutes, leading his team with 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He rolled his ankle as he drove for this layup, but he did not let it knock him out of action: After the game, Williams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Williams-Goss shrugs off ankle issue ahead of championship

Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss turned his ankle pretty badly in Saturday’s national semifinal against the South Carolina Gamecocks. A day later, he admitted that it doesn’t feel great, but it’s not going to stop him from playing.In his Sunday media availability, Williams-Goss admitted that his ankle, which he twisted badly the day before, was still on the sore side. The star guard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Five X-factors for the NCAA Tournament title game

Monday night’s title game between North Carolina and Gonzaga will offer a variety of exciting things to watch. The Tar Heels are one of college basketball’s elite programs, while Gonzaga is a Cinderella-turned-power. There are star guards, big men who will clash, and a fascinating battle of wits between Roy Williams and Mark Few. There are a few storylines worth watching that aren...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Five biggest storylines entering National Championship Game

It is difficult to imagine the 2017 National Championship living up to the high expectations set by last year’s stunning affair. After a hotly-contested 40 minute game, fans were treated to a wild shot by North Carolina’s Marcus Paige to tie the game and a buzzer-beater to win the championship by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins.The Tar Heels are back to avenge last year’s loss, meeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Gonzaga players including Dan Dickau and Matt Santangelo preview Zags-UNC in title game

On a day 19 seasons in the making for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, it only makes sense to get some players that helped build the foundation for the Zags’ prolonged success to talk about the program’s first-ever national title game on Monday against North Carolina. Former Gonzaga players Dan Dickau, Blake Stepp, Matt Santangelo and Matt Nilson joined “Brock and Salk” Monday morning to provide...
Via MyNorthwest.com
April 03, 2017

Przemek Karnowski receives pregame shoutout from Polish embassy

Przemek Karnowski’s countrymen are rallying around him prior to Monday night’s national championship game.In the hours before tipoff, the Polish embassy in the United States sent a tweet wishing luck to Karnowski and his Gonzaga Bulldogs. They get bonus points for the Karnowski-themed “Go Zags” beards as well. We saw just how important the fifth-year center was to the Bulldogs in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach Collins called for nit-picky fourth foul

One thing was made especially clear during Monday’s National Championship Game between North Carolina and Gonzaga: The referees were going to make their presence felt.The officials were calling so many fouls that both teams were in the double bonus midway through the second half. One foul in particular that got a lot of attention was the fourth called on Gonzaga’s Zach Collins, just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

5 biggest takeaways from the national championship game

North Carolina defeated Gonzaga 71-66 in a contested championship game Monday night, winning the title a year after coming up short in heartbreaking fashion. With the college basketball season now behind us, here are five things that were made evident over the season’s final 40 minutes.1) This was an ugly, ugly second halfThe 2017 championship game will not go down in history as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

UNC JOINS EXCLUSIVE CLUB AS ONLY NON-BYU TEAM TO BEAT GONZAGA THIS YEAR (because BYU also beat Gonzaga)

West Coast Conference: The Conference of Champions They say you’re only as good as the teams you beat and in 2016-17 basketball season the mighty Cougars of BYU were one of the only teams to beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Pride of Spokane were bested by the North Carolina Tarheels in an intense game highlighted by the Bulldog’s physical play that they developed playing in the blue...
Via Vanquish the Foe
April 03, 2017

5 reasons why North Carolina won the national championship

A year can change a lot. North Carolina fans would gladly agree with that sentiment. After losing in the most difficult way in last season’s title game, the Tar Heels are leaving Phoenix as national champions.North Carolina outlasted Gonzaga in an ugly, stop-and-start game that came down to the final minute. In the end, North Carolina’s stars and deep pool of talent proved too much...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Gonzaga's Karnowski takes blame after loss

Przemek Karnowski made a harsh admission after losing the national championship game on Monday night.Karnowski, Gonzaga’s big man, was just 1-for-8 in the 71-65 loss to North Carolina. He missed many baskets from mere feet away from the hoop and knows he could have done better.The 7-foot-1 center took a big part of the blame for not delivering in the title game: There’s no denying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Gonzaga's Mark Few praises refs despite questionable calls

Gonzaga was on the wrong end of more than one bad call in Monday night’s national championship game, but head coach Mark Few handled himself with class after the tough loss to North Carolina.When asked about the officiating crew calling a whopping 44 fouls in the game (including this extremely questionable one on Gonzaga’s Zach Collins), Few had nothing but positive things to say...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Gonzaga has solidified itself as one of college basketball’s elite

This isnt a program with a noble birth, but there should be no denying Gonzagas blood runs blue at this point. Theres a place for the Zags among the blue bloods now. The Gonzaga Bulldogs played in the 2017 National Championship game. The Zags went toe-to-toe with arguably the most successful program in college basketball history. They led at halftime and were one shot away in the...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
April 04, 2017

Elijah Brown transfer: New Mexico grad looking at Gonzaga

Want your impact grad transfer? This guy isn’t necessarily it. Elijah Brown, a graduate transfer from New Mexico, has declared Gonzaga as one of the schools he is looking into. The 6’4 guard was a big scorer with the Lobos, averaging 18.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. In that regard, he is pretty good. On the other hand, Brown has some issues that might not make him fit best...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
April 07, 2017

Celebrate people not knowing where Gonzaga is by showing Spokane pride

And in the process, help support The Slipper Still Fits. Hey, did you hear the news? The Gonzaga Bulldogs made the NCAA championship. You also may have heard that the rest of the nation liked to make fun of us by acting like they have no idea where Gonzaga is. Well, we are here to help you out. The Slipper Still Fits has partnered with Breaking T to bring this once in a lifetime...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
April 10, 2017

Zach Collins shares funny story about meeting with Blazers at combine

The Portland Trail Blazers apparently left quite the first impression on former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins.On Saturday, Collins shared the story of how the Blazers met with him this week during the NBA combine — sort of.“It was kind of funny because Portland actually just sent out their team psychologist, and no one else from the staff was there,” said Collins, per Jason Quick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

2019 Recruiting: Gonzaga offers Anton Watson of Gonzaga Prep

This is extra important for the following reasons. The Gonzaga Bulldogs extended an offer to 2019 winger Anton Watson of Gonzaga Prep, in Spokane, Washington. This, in itself, is not the most exciting news. And that is in no way, shape, or form, a slam against Watson himself. The 6’7 forward/guard recently made USA Today’s All-Washington second-team. He has helped lead the Bullpups...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
June 05, 2017

Prospect Report: Zach Collins Of Gonzaga

Zach Collins was a McDonald's All American last year, but he was mostly an unknown commodity entering the season in terms of his draft stock. Rivals ranked him 21st in the 2016 high school class and there wasn't much of an expectation the seven-footer would play a prominent role right away with Gonzaga due to the presence of Przemek Karnowski returning for a fifth year of eligibility...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

2019 Recruiting: Gonzaga offers Anton Watson of Gonzaga Prep

This is extra important for the following reasons. The Gonzaga Bulldogs extended an offer to 2019 winger Anton Watson of Gonzaga Prep, in Spokane, Washington. This, in itself, is not the most exciting news. And that is in no way, shape, or form, a slam against Watson himself. The 6’7 forward/guard recently made USA Today’s All-Washington second-team. He has helped lead the Bullpups...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
June 05, 2017

2017 NBA Draft Profile: Nigel Williams-Goss just needs an opportunity

No Gonzaga guards have been drafted since 2004. Nigel Williams-Goss could end the drought. The 2016-2017 Gonzaga Bulldogs won more games and made the program’s first appearance in the NCAA National Championship game thanks to a talented and versatile lineup that had Bob Cousy award finalist Nigel Williams-Goss pulling the strings. After leaving the University of Washington for...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
June 21, 2017
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