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Nigel Williams-Goss named 2017 WCC Player of the year

The Gonzaga guard also secured WCC Newcomer of the Year. Nigel Williams-Goss was named the 2017 WCC Player of the Year on Tuesday, Feb. 28. It was one of two awards for the Gonzaga guard, who also received the WCC Newcomer of the Year Award. Williams-Goss beat out some stiff competition, specifically from Eric Mika, to secure the award, but it is hard to argue with the results....
Via The Slipper Still Fits
22 hours ago

Gonzaga trailed for a grand total of 79 minutes this season

Time for another totally unimpressive stat on how good this team is. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are sitting pretty at 29-1 as they head into the West Coast Conference Tournament looking for an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament and a potential No. 1 seed. The Zags may no longer be ranked the top team in the nation, but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t one of the best, if...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
1 day ago

Gonzaga gets zero respect

If this team needs a chip on its shoulder, it isn’t hard to find one. After losing to the BYU Cougars at home, the Gonzaga Bulldogs tumbled all the way to No. 4 in the latest AP/Coaches polls. This in itself is not shocking. UCLA leapfrogged the Zags thanks to winning in Tuscon, that much is fair. Villanova lost at home to Butler, but everyone knows Villanova is good. Them standing...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
1 day ago

Was Gonzaga’s loss this weekend good for its NCAA Tournament hopes?

So much for the feel-good story of the NCAA basketball season. The Gonzaga Bulldogs’ quest for an undefeated season went bye-bye with a home loss to BYU on Saturday night. But, could that loss actually be the thing that helps Gonzaga to its ultimate goal — a national championship? History certainly suggests that an undefeated regular season means very little come
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball Rankings: Gonzaga tumbles to No. 4 following loss to BYU

The question wasn’t when, it was just how far they would fall. The Gonzaga Bulldogs fell to No. 4 in the latest AP top 25, released on Monday, Feb. 27. The Zags fell from No. 1, where they had enjoyed the luxuries of being the top team in the nation for four-straight weeks. Kansas is the new No. 1 team, securing 58 first place votes. Villanova remained at No. 2, and UCLA jumped...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
2 days ago

Top 25 REWIND: Top-ranked Gonzaga to fall after loss to BYU

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Top-ranked Gonzaga had an undefeated regular season in its sights, facing a 20-point underdog in the final game at The Kennel. Instead of racing toward history, the Zags fell flat, losing 79-71 to Brigham Young on Saturday night. The undefeated season is history. So is Gonzaga's No. 1 ranking, possibly its No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, too. Now the Zags...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The loss to BYU meant everything and absolutely nothing at the same time

We got spoiled this season while looking at the bigger picture. Last night, the BYU Cougars rolled into The Kennel on Senior Night and cruelly snatched the Gonzaga Bulldogs dreams of a perfect season away. Or.... Last night, the BYU Cougars rolled into the Kennel on Senior Night and upset the Gonzaga Bulldogs, giving some bad memories of 2015 bubbling to the surface. In a weird...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
3 days ago

Big underdog BYU ruins No. 1 Gonzaga's undefeated season

No NCAA men’s basketball team will go undefeated this season. The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs were the last perfect team left, and they were 29-0 heading into Saturday’s West Coast Conference regular-season finale against the unranked BYU Cougars (20-10) at home. However, BYU had had great success in Spokane recently, winning their last two games there against Gonzaga. That trend...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 Gonzaga can wrap up perfect season

One more win against BYU on Saturday and top-ranked Gonzaga will go unbeaten in the regular season and head into the postseason bent on capturing the West Coast Conference tournament title next week. First things first. The Bulldogs (29-0, 17-0 WCC) want to take care of the Cougars, who have upset Gonzaga the last two seasons at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. The...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Przemek Karnowski steadying presence for top-ranked Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) When No. 1 Gonzaga tries to complete an undefeated regular season on Saturday, perhaps no player will be more valuable than center Przemek Karnowski. The 7-foot-1, 300-pound senior is a nearly unstoppable force from close range. He is averaging 12.8 points per game, second on the team, and leads the West Coast Conference with a 68 percent shooting percentage...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Collins: Gonzaga’s success has never been about 1 player

The one-and-done recruiting philosophy in college basketball, where star players head off to the NBA after their freshman season, has yielded mixed results around the country – including in Seattle. But in Spokane, where Gonzaga remains the No. 1 team in the country for the fourth straight week and is poised to make its 18th consecutive NCAA tournament, consistency and a team-first...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

Gonzaga play-by-play man talks top-ranked Zags’ depth, impact of Nigel Williams-Goss

When a college basketball program appears in 18 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, it undoubtedly will lay claim to some seriously talented teams. As the Gonzaga Bulldogs gear up for their 19th straight, they also find themselves the top-ranked team in the country and nearing an undefeated regular season. So the question begs to be asked: Is this head coach Mark Few’s best team yet...
Via MyNorthwest.com
14 days ago

Ranking the teams most likely to earn a No. 1 seed in March

For the first time ever, the NCAA Tournament selection committee allowed a peek at the top seeds in this year’s tournament. Of course, they are all subject to change, but the committee thought that allowing an early look provided a level of transparency (and CBS didn’t mind a bunch of eyeballs tuning in mid-afternoon on a February Saturday).Nothing on the top line should have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 Gonzaga beats No. 20 Saint Mary's 74-64

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Przemek Karnowski scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga survived its toughest remaining obstacle to an undefeated regular season by beating No. 20 Saint Mary's 74-64 on Saturday night. Johnathan Williams added 17 points and Nigel Williams-Goss had 14 to help the Bulldogs (26-0, 14-0) sweep the season series and win for the 11th time in the past 13 meetings against...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 Gonzaga remains unbeaten

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nigel Williams-Goss had 19 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga continued its roll Thursday night with a 90-60 victory over Loyola Marymount. Gonzaga - the last remaining unbeaten team in Division I - pushed its record to 25-0 overall and 13-0 in the West Coast Conference. The balanced Bulldogs also received 13 points from Jonathan Williams, and 11 points...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Gonzaga poised for top spot after thumping Pepperdine

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Przemek Karnowski scored 16 points and Silas Melson had 15, helping No. 3 Gonzaga easily roll past Pepperdine 96-49 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs are the last unbeaten team in the country and could lead the AP Top 25 for only the second time in their history after both No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Kansas lost this week. Gonzaga (22-0, 10-0 West Coast Conference...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Why This Year's Gonzaga Team Could Be Its Best Ever

Nigel Williams-Goss could only watch last March as the Gonzaga Bulldogs fell in the Sweet 16. He had transferred from Washington and had to sit out a year due to transfer rules. Nine months later, Williams-Goss is leading the No. 7 ranked Gonzaga team to match a best ever 11-0 start.For two seasons, Williams-Goss had been Washington’s main facilitator, leading the team in assists...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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