GONZAGA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wiljer, Sabonis lead Gonzaga past Portland 92-66

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Kyle Wiltjer had five 3-pointers and 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had a double-double and Gonzaga rolled to a 92-66 win over Portland on Thursday night. Sabonis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 15th double-double, his seventh in his last eight games. Kyle Dranginis added 16 points, Eric McClellan 14 and Silas Melson had 13 for the Bulldogs (20-5, 12-2...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga tied for first after 92-63 win over Loyola Marymount

LOS ANGELES (AP) Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Gonzaga moved into a first-place tie in the West Coast Conference with a 92-63 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (18-5, 10-2) are tied with Saint Mary's, which lost at BYU 70-59. Sabonis was 9-of-14 shooting in posting his conference-leading 13th double-double. Kyle Wiltjer was 9 of...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga dominates San Francisco 86-48

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Silas Melson each scored 15 points to help Gonzaga dominate both halves and beat San Francisco 86-48 on Saturday night. Josh Perkins added 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs (17-5, 9-2 West Coast Conference), who stretched a 17-point halftime advantage to their largest lead at 84-43. Bryan Alberts scored...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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 Associated Press
17 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
23 days ago  |  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

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

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

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

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

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

By Matt Hladik Former UCLA head coach John Wooden is regarded by many as the greatest coach in college basketball history. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is largely considered to be one of the best coaches of all-time as well, and in the eyes of Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, Krzyzewski isn’t just up there with Wooden. He is his equal.  During Saturday’s media availability...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga celebrates Sweet 16 appearance with backflips, handstands (Video)

The Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrated after Sunday's NCAA Tournament South Regional win over Iowa by flipping out in the locker room - literally.After earning their spot in the Sweet 16, junior guard Eric McClellan executed a perfect backflip, and coach Mark Few pulled off a handstand.This is how we're feeling right now!!! Not done yet!!! #Sweet16 #ZagUp pic.twitter.com/wehf6gMHWg— Kyle...
Via Holdout Sports
March 23, 2015  |  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
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Calipari praises Kyle Wiltjer, admits he held him back at UK

Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer is having a monster season, averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds for the No. 3 Bulldogs. Today, he earned his second national Player of the Week honor after he scored 61 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in two games last week. This is Wiltjer’s first season playing for the ‘Zags, as he sat out last year after transferring from Kentucky. Even...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New CBB Polls: Kentucky Is Nation’s Lone Undefeated Team, Gonzaga Receives First Place Vote

The ‘Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits) With Virginia’s loss to Duke, Kentucky is now the only undefeated team remaining in college basketball. However, the Wildcats aren’t quite the unanimous top team. One voter in the USA Today Coaches Poll selected the 22-1 Gonzaga Bulldogs as the nation’s No. 1 team. Kentucky received the other 31 votes...
Via College Spun
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga student sinks half-court shot - off top of backboard (Video)

A Gonzaga student won $500 by sinking a half-court shot during a timeout in Monday night's game against SMU, but he probably deserved to win a lot more than that.The student's shot hit the top of the backboard, but took the luckiest bounce ever. The ball went at least 10 feet straight up into the air, and came down with nothing but net.Just like he called it (yeah, right). Definitely...
Via Holdout Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzaga Basketball: Expectations for 2014-15 season

There are a lot of high hopes for Gonzaga basketball this coming season. It is one of the first seasons in some time where Gonzaga has had a really impressive recruiting class, and a challenging schedule where all of the players can show their skills. All Zag fans should start getting ready for the season, because this could be the best one the Zags have ever had. Players Who...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzaga Basketball: replacing Sam Dower and David Stockton

Gonzaga Basketball ended on a bitter note this past season, and sadly two of the Zags’ most useful players have graduated and moved on. Both David Stockton and Sam Dower proved to be assets for the Gonzaga squad when they joined the team back in 2010. By graduating, they are leaving a gap in where they shined, and fans can only hope that players like Josh Perkins, Domantas Sabonis...
Via isportsweb.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzaga Basketball: who is Domantas Sabonis?

Gonzaga basketball fans have a lot to be excited for this coming season. The challenging schedule is great, but the most exciting part is about the amount of talent that the team has signed. One of the most exciting and newest signees to the Gonzaga roster is a little bit different than the others. Domantas Sabonis is 18 years old, and has been playing professional ball in Europe...
Via isportsweb.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzaga basketball: The biggest games of 2014-15

This upcoming season is looking to rock for Gonzaga basketball fans, and for many reasons. The incoming players are great, but what is equally great is the non-conference schedule that head coach Mark Few and his staff have organized. The schedule is tougher than usual which will make or break Gonzaga’s RPI. Out of the four games listed below, three are revenge games. If Gonzaga...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How the west will be “one”: Gonzaga basketball’s incoming talent

This past basketball season was a tough one, which all Gonzaga fans can attest to, we lost Elias Harris, Mike Hart and Kelly Olynyk, had multiple injuries, and a weak non-conference schedule. We did make it to the tournament, and we did win one more game than most sports analysts thought we would, but it wasn’t our greatest year. Next year has the possibility of being our time...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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