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
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4 hours 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...
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4 hours ago

10 Observations from the BYU game

29-1...yuck. I’m still bummed about last night and had to spend the morning processing this loss, but the show must go on. Rem got the start! Awesome gesture by Mark Few to reward him for his years of service to the program. For the rest of Rem’s life, he’ll get to say he started a game for the #1 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs. Plus, the time he was on the floor was the team’s...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
23 hours 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
1 day 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...
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1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BYU upsets everything in life and ruins Gonzaga’s perfect season

For the third straight year, the Cougars came in and took down the Zags in Spokane, this time winning 79-71. Gonzaga won’t be adding their names to any history books this year after their potential perfect season was ruined by the BYU Cougars, 79-71, on Saturday night, on Senior Night. With the sting going all the way back to Senior Night in the 2014-15 season, BYU did it again...
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1 day ago

Jay Bilas says Gonzaga could be best in West, is worried about Bulldogs’ lack of competition

Bilas says this Gonzaga team is different than the squads it has had in recent years. And that’s a good thing. The fourth-ranked Arizona Wildcats and the fifth-ranked UCLA Bruins are set to square off Saturday evening in Tucson. Due to the magnitude of the game — it is the first matchup between two top-five Pac-12 schools since the 2007-08 season — Arizona is hosting the renowned...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
1 day ago

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...
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2 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
3 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
5 days ago

Williams-Goss leads No. 1 Gonzaga over San Francisco 96-61

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points as undefeated and No. 1 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday night, extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 27 games. Przemek Karnowski added 23 points and seven rebounds for Gonzaga (27-0, 15-0 West Coast), which is seeking to become the first team since Kentucky in 2015 to go undefeated in the regular...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 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
12 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
13 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
15 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Maturity a big reason for No. 1 Gonzaga's dominant season

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- If there is a single word that sums up No. 1 Gonzaga this season, it is maturity. Coach Mark Few and his players talk often about the poise of this year's Zags, who have blown out many of their opponents and are on pace to finish the regular season undefeated. Gonzaga (24-0, 12-0 West Coast Conference) starts three transfer students from power conference programs...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  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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