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Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein among 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy

Four of the nominees were from outside the Power 5 Conferences, including Gonzaga teammates Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
18 hours ago

Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer Headline 2015 West Coast Conference Awards

Kevin Pangos of Gonzaga has been named the 2015 West Coast Conference Player of the Year. Joining Pangos on the WCC All-Conference First Team are Jared Brownridge, Kerry Carter, Kyle Collinsworth, Stacy Davis, Johnny Dee, Tyler Haws, Przemek Karnowski, Brad Waldow and Kyle Wiltjer. Wiltjer was also named Newcomer of the Year. Gary Bell Jr. was naed Defensive Player of the Year.
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga G Pangos named West Coast Conference player of the year

  West Coast Conference champion No. 7 Gonzaga swept the league's four major individual awards on Tuesday. Senior point guard Kevin Pangos was named WCC player of the year. Pangos averaged 11.6 points, 5 assists and 2.1 3-pointers per game. His backcourt mate, Gary Bell Jr., was named defensive player of the year. Junior forward Kyle Wiltjer, a transfer from Kentucky, was named...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos named WCC player of the year

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) West Coast Conference champion No. 7 Gonzaga swept the league's four major individual awards on Tuesday. Senior point guard Kevin Pangos was named WCC player of the year. Pangos averaged 11.6 points, 5 assists and 2.1 3-pointers per game. His backcourt mate, Gary Bell Jr., was named defensive player of the year. Junior forward Kyle Wiltjer, a transfer from...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pangos WCC Player of the Year, Zags Sweep Major WCC Awards

Senior guard Kevin Pangos was named the WCC Player of the Year as part of a Gonzaga sweep of the Player, Defender, Newcomer and Coach of the Year Awards announced today by the league office.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
1 day ago

New ESPN Bracketology released with one week left in regular season

The new ESPN Bracketology is out, and there are big changes following a wild week of college basketball. Gonzaga’s home loss to BYU has put them in the No. 2 seed line, and they’re now projected into the Midwest Region with the Kentucky Wildcats: While a reunion matchup with Kyle Wiltjer and Gonzaga would make for […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga may have lost one-seed, but Zags still can be contender

  Lost: One No. 1 seed for the NCAA tournament. Last seen in a rowdy McCarthey Athletic Center, a.k.a. "The Kennel," around 9 p.m. PT on Saturday. This also happened to be the exact same moment the calendar turned to March on the East Coast, which authorities believe was not a coincidence. The one-seed formerly looked like a Gonzaga Bulldog, blue and white and with a spiky red dog...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougs beat a top-3 team for first time since 1981

BYU coach Dave Rose wasn’t biting. I asked the 10-year head coach — who just signed a new five-year deal — where Saturday night’s 73-70 win over No. 2/3 Gonzaga at the Kennel ranks on his coaching wins list shortly after Kyle Wiltjer’s half court shot nearly went in. “That’s a good one,” was all Rose would say. It was BYU’s first win against an opponent ranked...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
4 days ago

Collinsworth leads BYU over No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Kyle Collinsworth scored 20 points as BYU beat No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' school-record 22-game winning streak and perhaps costing them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Byron Wesley scored 17 points to lead Gonzaga (29-2, 17-1 West Coast Conference), which also snapped its 41-game home winning streak - the longest in the nation...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Gonzaga stunned by BYU, home win streak snapped at 41

  Kyle Collinsworth scored 20 points as BYU beat No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' school-record 22-game winning streak and likely costing them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Byron Wesley scored 17 points to lead Gonzaga (29-2, 17-1 West Coast Conference), which also saw its 41-game home winning streak end. Skyler Halford added 14 points and Chase...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

So What If Gonzaga Gets a One Seed?

With Selection Sunday closing in on us, the college basketball community confronts a discussion it doesn’t get in December or early January: seeding. This is when media, fans and bracketologists tell us where each team should be ranked, against whom, and in what part of the country. Truly a fun time of the year. Despite the entertainment that comes with people taking educated...
Via The Student Section
5 days ago  |  Discuss

So What If Gonzaga Gets a One Seed?

With Selection Sunday closing in on us, the college basketball community confronts a discussion it doesn’t get in December or early January: seeding. This is when media, fans and bracketologists tell us where each team should be ranked, against whom, and in what part of the country. Truly a fun time of the year. Despite the entertainment that comes with people taking educated...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU-Gonzaga Preview

As Gonzaga looks to complete a historic run through the West Coast Conference, it's also preparing itself for the rigors of the upcoming postseason. Looking to extend their school-record winning streak to 23 games, the third-ranked Bulldogs try to become the first team to go 18-0 in the West Coast Conference on Saturday night when they host surging BYU. Having already clinched a...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Gonzaga downs San Diego for 22nd straight victory

  For all the frustration it caused, the slower and sometimes sluggish way No. 3 Gonzaga was forced to play Thursday night by San Diego could prove to be a benefit. There is a good chance the Bulldogs will have to play that way sometime in March. Przemek Karnowski scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half, Domantas Sabonis added 11 off the bench, and Gonzaga overcame a sluggish...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3/2 Zags Overcome Slow Start to Beat USD 59-39

Przemek Karnowski scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half, Domantas Sabonis added 11 off the bench, and Gonzaga beat San Diego 59-39 for its 22nd straight victory.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
6 days ago

No. 3 Gonzaga sluggish but gets past San Diego, 59-39

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Przemek Karnowski scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half, Domantas Sabonis added 11 off the bench, and No. 3 Gonzaga overcame a sluggish first half to beat San Diego 59-39 on Thursday night for its 22nd straight victory. With the West Coast Conference regular-season title already wrapped up, the Bulldogs (29-1, 17-0) were mostly uninspired for the first...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MBB’s Pangos and Wiltjer Named Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalists

Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer were named Oscar Robertson Trophy finalists today, announced by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
6 days ago

San Diego-Gonzaga Preview

Having already secured a third straight West Coast Conference regular-season title, Gonzaga can shift its focus toward rolling to a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Looking to extend their school-record winning streak to 22 games, the third-ranked Bulldogs face the last team to beat them in conference play as they host San Diego on Thursday night. Down by as many as 17...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky Star Kyle Wiltjer Throws Up “3 Goggles” With Wildcats Fan After Gonzaga’s Win

Gonzaga junior Kyle Wiltjer may no longer officially be a part of Kentucky’s basketball program, but it’s clear that he still roots for the Wildcats when he’s not on the court. Wiltjer, who transferred from UK after the 2012-2013 season but still has a fantastic relationship with fans, ran into a young Wildcats supporter after his team’s 10-point victory over Saint Mary...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3/2 Zags Erase 17-point Deficit for Win at Saint Mary's

Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and third-ranked Gonzaga rallied from 17 points down to beat Saint Mary's 70-60 on Saturday night.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
11 days ago

No. 3 Gonzaga rallies from 17 down, beats Saint Mary's

  Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and third-ranked Gonzaga rallied from 17 points down to beat Saint Mary's 70-60 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (28-1, 16-0) won the outright West Coast Conference championship and rolled up a school-record 21st straight victory. Wiltjer teamed with Przemek Karnowski to make some big shots down the stretch and keep the Zags on track...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Gonzaga rallies from 17 down, beats Saint Mary's 70-60

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and third-ranked Gonzaga rallied from 17 points down to beat Saint Mary's 70-60 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (28-1, 16-0) claimed the West Coast Conference championship outright and rolled up a school-record 21st straight victory. Wiltjer teamed with Przemek Karnowski to make some big shots down the stretch and keep...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga-Saint Mary's (Cal) Preview

Though Gonzaga can set the school record for consecutive victories by continuing its recent dominance of rival Saint Mary's, its primary focus remains on clinching a third straight outright regular-season West Coast Conference title. The visiting third-ranked Bulldogs look to accomplish all three with a 21st straight victory Saturday night against the Gaels. Trying to go undefeated...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Kyle Wiltjer’s 45-point night

If you missed it, former Kentucky Wildcat sharpshooter Kyle Wiltjer exploded for 45 points on Thursday night as Gonzaga beat Pacific 86-74. Here are some notes on Wiltjer’s tour-de-force: – The 45 points is the third-highest total in Gonzaga history, … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
13 days ago

Wiltjer's 45 leads No. 3/2 Zags to 20th Straight Win

Kyle Wiltjer scored 45 points for Gonzaga's highest-scoring game in 54 years and the third-ranked Bulldogs tied a school record with their 20th straight win, 86-74 over Pacific.
Via Gonzaga Bulldogs - Official Site
13 days ago
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