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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
3 hours 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

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

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

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

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

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

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer Calls Out Twitter Troll Who Said Bulldogs Would Lose

Gonzaga, the No. 2 seed in the South, just wrapped up its first Elite Eight appearance since 1999 with a 74-62 win over No. 11 seed UCLA. The Bulldogs’ junior forward Kyle Wiltjer withstood a poor shooting night (4-of-12) to score eight points and pull down 10 rebounds in the win. After the game, Wiltjer made sure to call out a Twitter user that had tweeted at him earlier in the...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Gonzaga downs UCLA to reach Elite Eight for first time since 1999

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. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second time, its first regional final since 1999. The Bulldogs will play the winner of...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2 seed Gonzaga reaches first Elite Eight since '99 with win over UCLA

HOUSTON -- 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. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second time, its first regional final since 1999. The Bulldogs will play the...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski Putting on a Passing Clinic

Gonzaga is currently blasting UCLA 64-47 and are en route to an Elite 8 date with either Duke or Utah. A large portion of their success has come via center Przemek Karnkowski, who has 18 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Oh, he also has two nifty assists that has social media all sorts of giddy. First, he hit Domantas Sabonis with a no-look pass off a UCLA double team: ...
Via Busted Coverage
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga coach Mark Few does handstand after team makes Sweet 16 (VIDEO)

After five straight early departures on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga (34-2) was more than overjoyed to be back in the Sweet Sixteen. So much so that guard Eric McClellan did a backflip and coach Mark Few did a handstand in the locker room. A video posted on Twitter by Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer shows the crazy post-game acrobatics after their win...
Via The Other Paper
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga coach Mark Few goes all gymnast on us after Bulldogs reach Sweet 16

This is what a berth in the Sweet 16 looks like -- a lot of dancing, and impromptu, out-of-character celebrations by head coaches who get caught up in the madness. After Gonzaga routed Iowa 87-68 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer captured his coach Mark Few, uh, springing to life. Check the video. Gonzaga plays 11th-seeded UCLA next...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Gonzaga Coach Mark Few Walked On His Hands In The Locker Room To Celebrate Victory Over Iowa

Gonzaga had little trouble with Iowa Sunday afternoon, as the Bulldogs built a 17-point halftime lead before coasting to a 87-68 win. The Zags are headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, and it’s evident that both the coaching staff and the players are beyond pumped about the accomplishment. Big man Kyle Wiltjer, who transferred in from Kentucky two years ago...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga routs Iowa, finally cracks Sweet 16

SEATTLE --  Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos met at halfcourt for a hug and a high five. Gone are the questions about Gonzaga's five-year run of failing to advance from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs are back in the Sweet 16. Wiltjer scored 13 of his 24 points during Gonzaga's flawless first half, Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and the second-seeded Bulldogs...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga vs. Iowa – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@700espn Friday’s games only featured one upset—Dayton over Providence—so the South Region’s two-seed Gonzaga and seven-seed Iowa both advance to the Round of 32. Gonzaga got a fight from 15-seed North Dakota State, who upset Oklahoma in a 5-12 match-up in 2014. Iowa was a popular pick to be upset by 10-seed Davidson, but had no problem dispatching of the Wildcats...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wiltjer scores 23, leads Gonzaga past North Dakota State

  For Gonzaga, it's on to the next round. For North Dakota State, it's back to the market. Kyle Wiltjer scored 23 points to lift the second-seeded Bulldogs to an 86-76 victory over the team that lifts weights in an out-of-commission grocery store. The Zags (33-2) will play Iowa on Sunday to try to make the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. Sophomore...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga vs. North Dakota State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Kyle Wiltjer can take Gonzaga far. Gonzaga rolled through the regular season, going 32-2 and 17-1 in the WCC. The Bulldogs were rewarded for their good play by the selection committee, earning a No. 2 seed in the South Region, where they’ll play No. 15 seed North Dakota State.  Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Friday, March 20  Time...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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