Gonzaga struggling after opening in Top 10

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga began the season ranked in the Top 10 and was expected to ride the imposing front court of Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Przemek Karnowski deep into the NCAA Tournament. But a season-ending back injury to Karnowski and inconsistent play from the guards has caused the Zags to stumble this season. Gonzaga (15-5, 7-2 West Coast) has fallen out of...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Wiltjer, McClellan lead Gonzaga past Pacific 71-61

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) Kyle Wiltjer scored 23 points, fueling a late run that lifted Gonzaga to a 71-61 win over Pacific on Saturday. Eric McClellan added 19 points and Domantas Sabonis had a career-high 20 rebounds and 12 points for the Bulldogs (15-5, 7-2 West Coast), who broke the game open with a late 13-2 run. Kyle Dranginis started the winning run with a 3-pointer at the...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga’s loss to Saint Mary’s creates multiple possibilities

The Saint Mary’s Gaels offered the Gonzaga Bulldogs a chance to steal Thursday night’s West Coast Conference basketball game in Moraga, California. Gonzaga refused the offer. In a game marked by endgame free-throw misses, awful foul calls, and unwise decisions, Saint Mary’s edged the Zags, 70-67. Gonzaga missed big man Przemek Karnowski, a space-eater in the middle who could...
Via The Student Section
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's snaps 8-game losing streak to Gonzaga 70-67

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Evan Fitzner scored 20 points and Saint Mary's survived a late mental error to beat Gonzaga 70-67 for sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference. Joe Rahon made 1 of 2 free throws with 6.6 seconds left to put Saint Mary's up 68-67. He then intentionally fouled Eric McClellan, thinking the Gaels had a foul to give. But McClellan missed the front...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Wiltjer scores 35 but BYU beats No. 25 Gonzaga 69-68

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The deep front line that No. 25 Gonzaga was counting on this season was not there on Thursday night, and the Zags suffered a rare home loss, 69-68 to BYU. Center Przemek Karnowski is out for the season with a back injury. Against BYU, forward Domantas Sabonis was in foul trouble the entire game and limited to five points. Forward Kyle Wiltjer tried to carry...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga basketball team to star in HBO reality series

Over the past several years, it’s become apparent that sports fans are really into television programming that focuses on behind-the-scenes aspects of various teams. According to an AP report, the latest team to be a part of this trend will be the Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s basketball team, who will star in an HBO series titled “Gonzaga: The March to Madness.” The show is set...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga Basketball Featured In Five-Part HBO Docuseries

While they might not have the cache of Duke or Kentucky, The Gonzaga Bulldogs are a mainstay in the NCAA Tournament, having gone 17 seasons in a row, including last year’s run to the Elite Eight. So if you’re going to do a documentary series banking on a college basketball program to make it to the Big Dance, they’re a pretty good one to bet on. HBO is taking that bet when...
Via Awful Announcing
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Wiltjer, Sabonis lead Gonzaga over Portland 85-74

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Kyle Wiltjer had 32 points, Domantas Sabonis added 28 points and 17 rebounds and Gonzaga beat Portland 85-74 on Saturday night. With Saint Mary's 67-64 loss on Saturday to Pepperdine, Gonzaga moved alone into first place in the West Coast Conference. Wiltjer was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and Sabonis added four assists, three steals and three blocks for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski to have season-ending back surgery

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be without a huge body in their frontcourt for the remainder of the basketball season. According to a report from NBC Sports, Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski will be forced to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing season-ending back surgery. Karnowski last took the court for the Bulldogs on Nov. 27, a win over the Connecticut Huskies. On the...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga loses big man Przemek Karnowski to season-ending back surgery

Gonzaga suffered a big loss just before the start of a brand new calendar year. Center Przemek Karnowski will miss the remainder of the season so he can undergo season-ending back surgery. Jim Meehan of the Spokesman-Review reported the news first, via Twitter, on Thursday afternoon. Karnowski has been out of action all month, with his last appearance on the court coming on November...
Via The Comeback
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Wiltjer scores 26, Gonzaga beats LMU for 13th straight time

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Kyle Wiltjer scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 85-62 on Wednesday night for its 13th straight victory in the series. The Bulldogs have beaten LMU 27 straight times at home, dating to Feb. 7, 1991. Sabonis only missed one of his seven field goal attempts and recorded...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabonis scores 36 as Gonzaga holds off Tennessee 86-79

SEATTLE (AP) Domantas Sabonis scored 20 of his career-high 36 points in the first half, Kyle Wiltjer added 24 and Gonzaga blew a 19-point lead before holding on late for a 86-79 win over Tennessee on Saturday night. Playing their annual game at Seattle's KeyArena, the Bulldogs (8-3) dominated the first half only to be challenged in the closing minutes after Tennessee rallied to...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Early Signing Period Breakdown: West Coast Conference

Best Player: Zach Norvell, Gonzaga Best Potential: Zach Collins, Gonzaga Best Scorer: Jordan Ford, St. Mary’s Best Shooter: Connor Harding, BYU Best Rebounder: Yoeli Childs, BYU Best Passer: Elijah Lee, Pepperdine Best Defender: Yoeli Childs, BYU Best Glue Guy: Donald Gipson, Loyola Marymount Best Athlete: Killian Tillie, Gonzaga 1. Gonzaga Bulldogs Zach Norvell | 6′-5″...
Via Hoopniks
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga C Przemek Karnowski not getting better

Gonzaga starting center Przemek Karnowski has missed the last three games for the Bulldogs because of back spasms. Without the 7-foot-1 force in the front court, the Bulldogs haven’t played at the level most are used to seeing from this program. But if you thought that it was only a matter of time before Karnowski returns to the lineup for Gonzaga, you may be disappointed. Head...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Kyle Wiltjer carry Gonzaga early?

While the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ game in Japan on Friday against Pittsburgh turned into a slip and slide, it still revealed what GU needs to address. While the cancelled game was not a fair showing of what Gonzaga is capable of, it did show some liabilities for the Zags. Kyle Wiltjer is not one of them. He was as advertised against Pitt, just as strong as he was last year on the offensive...
Via The Student Section
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 9 Gonzaga-Pitt in Japan canceled after half because of slippery floor

CAMP FOSTER, Japan -- Pittsburgh and Gonzaga made a long trip to Japan to play a college basketball game. It must have seemed a lot longer when they only got to play 20 minutes. The Armed Forces Classic between No. 9 Gonzaga and the Panthers was canceled at halftime because of slippery conditions on the court at Foster Field House on Okinawa. Japan Standard Time is 14 hours ahead...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga gets commitment from 4-star G Zach Norvell

Zach Norvell is a four-star guard in the 2016 college basketball recruiting class who had quite a few big teams coming after him. He took to his personal Twitter account this morning and announced that he would be playing his collegiate basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. After long months of recruitment i will like to proudly say I have committed to Gonzaga University
Via Campus Sports Net
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 29, 2015  |  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

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

Report: Nigel Williams-Goss transferring to Gonzaga

Nigel Williams-Goss, a rising junior guard for the Washington Huskies, will be transferring to Gonzaga, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman.  Williams-Goss, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard, had a sensational sophomore season for the Huskies, averaging 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds a game.  He announced he was transferring out of the program earlier this...
Via College Spun
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 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

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

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
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