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Gonzaga lands French PF Killian Tillie for 2016 class

The Gonzaga Bulldogs just missed making their first ever Final Four last season when they fell to the Duke Blue Devils in the Elite Eight. They are looking to be better over the next few seasons and the just got a lot better for the 2016 season. According to College Basketball Talk, French power forward Killian Tillie committed to the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. Tillie, whose older...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk had one of the best seasons in college history, so what happened?

Kelly Olynyk's junior season was the greatest college basketball season EVER...according to PER (since 2009 when BasketballReference first began tracking the stat in college). Yes, you read that correctly.Olynyk's 2012-13 campaign was truly dazzling, as he led the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a 31-2 regular season record and a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Wichita State Shockers...
Via Celtics Life
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

MBB’s Few and Bell Jr. to Throw Out First Pitch at M’s Game

Gonzaga men's basketball coach Mark Few and former standout guard Gary Bell Jr. will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Seattle Mariners game on Saturday night at Safeco Field.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
June 04, 2015

MBB’s McClellan and Edwards to Tour Poland with Athletes in Action

Gonzaga men's basketball players Eric McClellan and Ryan Edwards departed for Bialystok, Poland, today as part of the Athletes in Action basketball team that will embark on a 10-day competitive tour of the country.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
June 03, 2015

Report: Johnathan Williams III picks Gonzaga over Georgetown and SMU

Georgetown has been active on the transfer market this offseason, but Johnathan Williams lll will not be the newest addition to the Hoyas.Williams is headed to play for Mark Few and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Reports indicate that Georgetown and SMU were Williams' other top choices.The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in the 2014-15 season for the Missouri...
Via Fox Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou F Johnathan Williams III Headed to Zags

Former Missouri forward Johnathan Williams III will leave the program and transfer to Gonzaga. Williams made the announcement on his Instagram. Gonzaga won out on him despite competition from SMU and Georgetown. A former four-star recruit out of Memphis’s Southwind High School, the 6’9″, 225 pound Williams led the Tigers with 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while shooting...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Huskies G Nigel Williams-Goss transfers to Gonzaga

Gonzaga underwent a makeover in their backcourt as they transition from veteran guards Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. to youngsters Josh Perkins, Eric McClellan (done after this year) and Silas Melson. The Bulldogs will add another stud to the backcourt in 2016-17 as former Washington point guard Nigel Williams-Goss has committed Mark Few. He has to sit out this upcoming season due...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss to visit Gonzaga

Gonzaga had one of the more experienced back courts in the country last season, with Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr., and now Mark Few will be looking for replacements. They will start by trying to lure Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss as he is one of the most coveted players on the offseason transfer market. Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss will visit Gonzaga this...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer Passes up the NBA Draft to Return to Gonzaga

Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Gonzaga power forward Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return to the Gonzaga Bulldogs for his senior season, according to a report by CBS Sports. The news comes as a bit of a surprise as it had been previously reported that Wiltjer had been leaning toward entering the NBA Draft. Wiltjer […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer to Return to Gonzaga For Senior Season

A key member of the Gonzaga Bulldogs is returning to school. According to Raphielle Johnson of NBC Sports’ CollegeBasketballTalk, forward Kyle Wiltjer will return to the team for his senior season. A Kentucky transfer, Wiltjer averaged 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a junior. He shot 54 percent from the field and made 46.6 percent of his threes, very impressive for someone...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Wiltjer returning to Gonzaga

Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review reports Kyle Wiltjer will return to Gonzaga for his senior season. The former Kentucky forward, who had a terrific first season for Gonzaga this past season after transferring to the Zags, was reportedly giving … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
April 20, 2015

MBB’s Karnowski Returning for Senior Season

Junior center Przemek Karnowski announced today that he has decided to return for his senior season with the Gonzaga men's basketball team.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
April 17, 2015

MBB’s Pangos Named to Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team

Gonzaga senior guard Kevin Pangos was named to the 13th Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete Team announced Friday.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
April 17, 2015

Kentucky’s Sam Malone Calls Out ESPN’s Jeff Goodman Over Kyle Wiltjer Draft Report

Former Kentucky and current Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer is considering entering the 2015 NBA draft, at least according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer is considering declaring for NBA, sources confirm to ESPN. NBA execs just told me he might go undrafted. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 13, 2015 While Wiltjer had an excellent junior […] The post Kentucky’s...
Via Diehardsport
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski Tweets In His Native Polish That He’s Still Undecided On The NBA

In the past few days, numerous college basketball players nationwide have announced whether they’ll be turning pro or returning to school for another season. Prospects have until April 26 to declare for the draft, and some are still struggling with the decision. Gonzaga junior center Przemek Karkwwski is one of those guys. He tweeted today in his native Polish that he is still...
Via College Spun
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pangos Wins College Slam Three-Point Championship

Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos wowed the capacity crowd at Hinkle Fieldhouse on his way to victory in the 2015 State Farm College Slam Three-Point Championship on Thursday evening in Indianapolis.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
April 02, 2015

Gonzaga's great season ends in Elite Eight but more ahead

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The question all season was whether this was the greatest team in the history of Gonzaga basketball. The answer after the Bulldogs finally broke through to the Elite Eight again but fell short of the Final Four again has to remain: Maybe. This season's edition (35-3) won more games than any team in school history and finally broke the streak of five straight...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

March Madness: Elite Eight day 2

Okafor, Winslow, and Sabonis battled it out for a trip to the Final Four. Of the prospects highlighted entering the first day of Sweet 16 action, three made it to Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup between Gonzaga and Duke. While the final scoreline of 66-52 suggests otherwise, the game was incredibly close up until the final minutes, when Duke went on a 13-1 run to pull away. Jahlil...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Final Four set as Duke pulls away from Gonzaga late.

It looked as though it was going to come down to the wire Sunday between Gonzaga and Duke. The Zags closed the gap to 53-51 with about five minutes left in the game before Kyle Wiltjer missed an open look at  a layup and the blue and white floodgates opened. After that Justise Winslow made four straight […]
Via The Majors National
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke's Tyus Jones Saves Ball By Jumping Out of Bounds and Throwing it Off Gonzaga Player

This has to be one of the most heads up plays of the college basketball season (or at least that I've seen). In order to avoid losing possession of the ball, Duke's Tyus Jones jumped out of bounds to save the ball. What makes this such a good play though is not that he tried to throw it back in bounds in some wild fashion, but instead he made sure the ball was last touched by Gonzaga...
Via FatManWriting
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Gonzaga Walk-On Rem Bakamus Is Going Absolutely Nuts On The Bench

Gonzaga guard Rem Bakamus’ basketball ability is at a walk-on level. His bench celebrations, though, are All-American quality.  Bakamus, who is known for going a little crazy on the bench, is at it again during the Bulldogs’ Elite Eight game against Duke.  Here’s Bakamus going nuts after Gonzaga took the lead early in the second half.  Gonzaga and Duke are playing for a...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

South Regional Final: Will Duke Get Gonzaga’s Best Shot(s)?

When the 2015 NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on March 15, it was clear that Kentucky and Duke received very favorable draws in their respective regions. Through the first three games of the tournament, it’s clear that everything initially perceived about these teams’ bracket paths has held up under scrutiny. What we have as a result is a fascinating combination of shared...
Via Bloguin Best
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

South Regional Final: Will Duke Get Gonzaga’s Best Shot(s)?

When the 2015 NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on March 15, it was clear that Kentucky and Duke received very favorable draws in their respective regions. Through the first three games of the tournament, it’s clear that everything initially perceived about these teams’ bracket paths has held up under scrutiny. What we have as a result is a fascinating combination of shared...
Via The Student Section
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA headed home after 74-62 loss to Gonzaga in Sweet 16

HOUSTON (AP) UCLA opened the second half of the regional semifinal against Gonzaga hot, scoring six straight points to get within 1. Then the shots simply stopped falling and for five excruciating minutes, the Bruins didn't score a single point as Gonzaga stretched the lead, rolling to a 74-62 win on Friday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. ''We missed layups,'' Kevon...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Zags Advance to the Elite Eight After Handling No. 11 UCLA

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
March 27, 2015
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