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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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga got jobbed by the refs against North Carolina on a crucial missed call

There were lots of suspect calls. This one might have been the worst. Let’s be clear — the Gonzaga Bulldogs had plenty of opportunities to beat the North Carolina for the national title, regardless of the officiating. Przemek Karnowski was held in check by North Carolina, and he struggled badly, shooting only 1-8 from the field. The Zags missed nine free throws. They failed...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
21 days ago

UNC makes plays down stretch to beat Gonzaga, completes season of redemption

For most of the night Monday, the North Carolina Tar Heels – Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAA men’s basketball championship was anything but pretty. The game was a defensive affair full of fouls, and Gonzaga actually went 8:27 without making a field goal at one point in the second half, yet managed to stay close to the Tar Heels. Down the stretch, though, both teams started making more...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina 2017: Gonzaga loses a heartbreaker to North Carolina

The ride didn’t reach its final destination, but that doesn’t make it any less sweet. Sometimes, the magical ending never comes. The 2016-17 Gonzaga Bulldogs took us on a beautiful and incredible ride over the last six months, but the ride stopped just short of its intended destination as the Zags fell to the North Carolina Tar Heels 71-65. On the biggest night in program history...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
21 days ago

North Carolina Finds Redemption With Win Over Gonzaga In National Championship

  North Carolina was on a quest for redemption all year, and they found it Monday night in the national championship game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Tar Heels lost last year’s national championship game against Villanova on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. But, the Heels would not be denied this year, riding a veteran squad to a hard-fought 71-65 victory over Gonzaga. Junior...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade blast NCAA refs

Gonzaga-North Carolina had the potential to be an all-time classic with two No. 1 seeds going head-to-head for a national title. The game, which finished as a 71-65 win for North Carolina, was a bit sloppier than expected from the start, but the refs managed to kill all rhythm by calling 22 fouls in the first 12 minutes of the second half, drawing the ire of none other than LeBron...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s student section is 70 percent Arizona State kids

You need all the help you can get when playing for a national title, right? That’s apparently what North Carolina thought, too.The Tar Heels did not sell out their student section for Monday’s championship game against Gonzaga in Glendale, so they got some help from volunteer Arizona State students.And they would’ve gotten away with it, too! If not for an Arizona State infomercial...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How the heck did North Carolina keep this ball in bounds?

Fans who paid for Gonzaga-North Carolina tickets also got to see five seconds of the circus during the first half of Monday’s game. After Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss airmailed a jumper and UNC’s Joel Berry II appeared to tip the rebound out of bounds, Isaiah Hicks came flying across the baseline to save it.The problem was Hicks’ save attempt didn’t have enough mustard...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  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...
Via MyNorthwest.com
22 days ago

NCAA Tournament Odds: Gonzaga Small Underdogs Vs. North Carolina In National Title Game

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be looking to become the first West Coast Conference school to claim college basketball’s national championship since San Francisco won consecutive titles 61 years ago when they battle the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday as narrow 1.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The No. 1 seed in the West Region at this year’s tournament...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  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,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Collins stars for Gonzaga in what could be only NCAA run

By JIM O’CONNELL AP Basketball Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Zach Collins scores, rebounds, blocks shots and makes predictions. He’s pretty good at all of those things. The freshman 7-footer from Gonzaga had quite a night in the Bulldogs’ 77-73 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in the Final Four. He had 14 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. The prediction...
Via MyNorthwest.com
23 days ago

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga is going to the National Championship!

South Carolina’s Cinderella run comes to an end thanks to big games from Nigel Williams-Goss and Zach Collins. The magic continues, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are now 40 minutes away from a national championship. The Zags rode their defense and a balanced offensive attack led by a stellar game from Nigel Williams-Goss (23 points) to end South Carolina’s Cinderella run and win...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
23 days ago

Gonzaga big man Przemek Karnowski leaves Final Four vs South Carolina with an eye injury

Ouch. If Gonzaga is going to head back to Spokane with a national championship, they might have to do it without one of their best players. With less than five minutes to go in the first half against South Carolina, Gonzaga big man Przemek Karnowski crumpled to the floor after sustaining what appeared to be an injury to his eye. South Carolina’s Chris Silva blocked a shot, but...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
23 days ago

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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins stars for Gonzaga in what could be only NCAA run

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Collins scores, rebounds, blocks shots and makes predictions. He’s pretty good at all of those things. The freshman 7-footer from Gonzaga had quite a night in the Bulldogs’ 77-73 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in the Final Four. He had 14 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. The prediction? He made that to his roommate, Nigel...
Via MyNorthwest.com
24 days ago

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
24 days ago

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
24 days ago

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
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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