GONZAGA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gonzaga adds Cal transfer Jordan Mathews to boost back court

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season.Gonzaga announced Matthews' addition on Thursday. Mathews, a 6-foot-4 guard, is slated to graduate from California this summer, making him eligible to play for the Bulldogs immediately.Mathews' addition is an immediate boost for the Bulldogs after losing Kyle...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga adds Cal transfer Jordan Mathews

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season. Gonzaga announced Matthews' addition on Thursday. Mathews, a 6-foot-4 guard, is slated to graduate from California this summer, making him eligible to play for the Bulldogs immediately. Mathews' addition is an immediate boost for the Bulldogs after losing...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Domantas Sabonis?

Can the Gonzaga big man crack the lottery in on June 24? 30 years ago, the Portland Trail Blazers used the last pick of the first round on a center that could transcend the game of basketball in the Pacific Northwest. His name? Arvydas Sabonis. Of course it would take 10 years for ‘Sabas’ to make his way to the NBA, where he made he debut at age 31 in Portland. Other than...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Przemek Karnowski returning to Gonzaga for fifth season

The Gonzaga Bulldogs received some good news on Tuesday, as Polish big man Przemek Karnowski announced he would be returning to the team for a fifth season after receiving a medical redshirt waiver granted by the NCAA. The 7-foot-1 Karnowski dealt with a back injury last season which limited him to just five games. “I’m excited to be coming back,” Karnowski said in a statement...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Odds: UNC, Gonzaga Favored In Friday’s Sweet 16 Slate

The Gonzaga Bulldogs can advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for a second straight year with a win Friday, when they battle the Syracuse Orange as 4-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. No. 11 Gonzaga has performed far above its seeding at this year’s Big Dance, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen after knocking off a pair of higher seeds...
Via NESN.com
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

March Madness 2016: Gonzaga playing like a top 5 team

The Gonzaga Bulldogs may have entered this year’s NCAA Tournament picture like a lamb, but have played like a pride of lions thus far. Coach Mark Few’s squad has proven that it deserves to be in the big dance despite only receiving an automatic bid this season, and is now on the verge of making the Elite Eight for the second year in a row. And for all of their efforts, Gonzaga...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Few has come full circle with Gonzaga

Mark Few has always been a good coach at Gonzaga, but at a program which clearly spent a lot to build itself into a national, name-brand operation, good isn’t necessarily good enough. It’s a statement which not only sounds harsh; it is harsh.  The key question: Is such a statement out of touch with expectations and cultural realities — at Gonzaga in particular, but also at...
Via The Student Section
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

March Mismatch: Gonzaga spanks No. 3 Utah to move to Sweet 16

DENVER — Leave the buzzer-beaters and heart-stoppers to the other guys.For Gonzaga, these are the March Mismatches.The Bulldogs, looking like something much different than an 11 seed, rolled over No. 3 Utah on Saturday, 82-59 behind 22 points from Eric McClellan and a 19-point, 10-rebound effort from Domantas Sabonis.This was a wire-to-wire effort even more impressive than their...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga will make 18th straight NCAA Tournament appearance

LAS VEGAS — Eric McClellan scored 20 points, Kyle Wiltjer added 17 and Gonzaga took the guesswork out of its 18th straight NCAA Tournament appearance by beating Saint Mary's 85-75 Tuesday night in the West Coast Conference championship game.Despite sharing the WCC regular-season crown, Gonzaga (26-7) was not a lock to make the NCAA Tournament. The Zags had a few smudges on their...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga Star Kyle Wiltjer Sent His Girlfriend A Mark Few-Themed Valentine’s Day Card On Instagram

For Gonzaga basketball players, nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like head coach Mark Few, apparently. Star forward Kyle Wiltjer, who is averaging over 21 points per game for the Bulldogs this season, sent his girlfriend, Charday Hunt, an Instagram Valentine’s Card on Instagram, featuring a wonderfully corny pun about his coach. Happy Valentine's Day to my best friend...
Via College Spun
February 15, 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

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 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

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

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

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

Bracketology: Coming down the stretch

There is only one more week left of the regular season. For most of the smaller conferences, this week begins their conference tournaments. There are still spots up for grabs on the bubble, but time is running out. At this point in a season, one win or loss isn’t going to make or break a team’s resume. However, if a team is on the bubble, that one loss could be the last nail...
Via isportsweb.com
March 02, 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

By Matt Hladik 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...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bracketology: Five undefeated in conference play

Yes, all the talk of an undefeated season is centered on Kentucky, but they aren’t the only ones who still have a “perfect record.” Aside from the Wildcats, there are four other teams who remain unbeaten in conference play: Gonzaga, Murray State, Albany, and North Carolina Central. Stephen F. Austin fell from these ranks mere days ago, snapping a 32-game conference win streak...
Via isportsweb.com
February 16, 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

Conference Catch-up: West Coast Conference

Best Player: Jesse Wade, Gonzaga Best Potential: Tony Lewis, Santa Clara Best Scorer: Tanner Krebs, Saint Mary’s Best Shooter: Jesse Wade, Gonzaga Best Rebounder: Tony Lewis, Santa Clara Best Passer: Jesse Wade, Gonzaga Best Defender: Bryson Lockley, Santa Clara Best Glue Guy: Kameron Edwards, Pepperdine Best Athlete: Chiir Maker, Portland 1. Gonzaga Bulldogs Jesse Wade...
Via Hoopniks
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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