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Gonzaga Preview Capsule

Gonzaga Preview Capsule By The Associated Press= Gonzaga Last season: 35-3, advanced to Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament. Nickname: Bulldogs. Coach: Mark Few. Conference: West Coast. Key returners: Kyle Wiltjer, last year's leading scorer, averaged 16.8 points per game; 7-footer Przemek Karnowski is back after averaging 10.9 ppg and 5.8 rpg; Domantas Sabonis, team's top pro prospect...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

For Duke Blue Devils, Defense Has Become Key

Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley goes after a loose ball with Duke’s Justise Winslow (12) and Matt Jones during the second half of a college basketball regional final game in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Houston. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) At 80.6 points per game, the Duke Blue Devils have rightfully earned their reputation as an offensive juggernaut...
Via The Sports Journal
April 03, 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

UCLA Looks for Revenge Against Gonzaga in Sweet Sixteen

Bryce Alford #20 of the UCLA Bruins shoots a free throw against the UAB Blazers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) In mid-December the UCLA Bruins suffered the first of five straight set-backs, a losing streak that most believed should have kept...
Via The Sports Journal
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Not 1, but 2 Gonzaga hoops teams in the Sweet 16

SEATTLE (AP) Gonzaga left KeyArena roaring and Gill Coliseum in silence almost simultaneously Sunday. The Bulldogs are grabbing the spotlight in both the men's and women's NCAA Tournament. ''It's unbelievable,'' Gonzaga junior guard Elle Tinkle said. ''Gonzaga is such a special place. I think we're pretty spoiled as both men's and women's programs to have the support of our community...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU-Gonzaga Preview

Eighteen seasons, 18 West Coast Conference tournament final appearances. That means the last time Gonzaga wasn't playing for a tournament crown, much of its current roster was incapable of a traveling violation. The added layer to this one, however, is the seventh-ranked Bulldogs' opponent is the main reason they're likely on the outside looking in at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 7 Gonzaga advances to WCC Final behind Wesley, Wiltjer

  Byron Wesley scored 25 points and led a second-half run with teammate Kyle Wiltjer as top-seeded and seventh-ranked Gonzaga defeated Pepperdine 79-61 Monday night to reach its 18th consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship game. Wiltjer had 17 points and Przemek Karnowski added 13 for the seventh-ranked Bulldogs (31-2), who will face the winner of the BYU-Portland...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wesley, Wiltjer lead No. 7 Gongaza into WCC finals

LAS VEGAS (AP) Byron Wesley scored 25 points and led a second-half run with teammate Kyle Wiltjer as top-seeded and seventh-ranked Gonzaga defeated Pepperdine 79-61 Monday night to reach its 18th consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship game. Wiltjer had 17 points and Przemek Karnowski added 13 for the seventh-ranked Bulldogs (31-2), who will face the winner of...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco-Gonzaga Preview

With the school's record winning streak now in the rearview mirror, Gonzaga hopes the lessons learned from the rare defeat leave it better prepared for the postseason. The seventh-ranked Bulldogs open play in Las Vegas looking to begin a march to their third straight West Coast Conference tournament title Saturday night in a quarterfinal matchup with San Francisco. "We have to look...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Collinsworth leads BYU over No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Kyle Collinsworth scored 20 points as BYU beat No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' school-record 22-game winning streak and perhaps costing them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Byron Wesley scored 17 points to lead Gonzaga (29-2, 17-1 West Coast Conference), which also snapped its 41-game home winning streak - the longest in the nation...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 3 Gonzaga stunned by BYU, home win streak snapped at 41

  Kyle Collinsworth scored 20 points as BYU beat No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' school-record 22-game winning streak and likely costing them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Byron Wesley scored 17 points to lead Gonzaga (29-2, 17-1 West Coast Conference), which also saw its 41-game home winning streak end. Skyler Halford added 14 points and Chase...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU-Gonzaga Preview

As Gonzaga looks to complete a historic run through the West Coast Conference, it's also preparing itself for the rigors of the upcoming postseason. Looking to extend their school-record winning streak to 23 games, the third-ranked Bulldogs try to become the first team to go 18-0 in the West Coast Conference on Saturday night when they host surging BYU. Having already clinched a...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga-Pacific Preview

Though Gonzaga has needed a strong second-half performance in three of the last four games to continue its winning streak, it's pretty much dominated from start to finish against Pacific of late. Looking to continue their success against the West Coast Conference's last-place team, the visiting third-ranked Bulldogs try to match a school record with their 20th consecutive victory...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer's double-double helps Gonzaga rout Loyola Marymount

  Kyle Wiltjer scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Gonzaga routed Loyola Marymount 80-51 on Thursday night. Przemek Karnowski and Byron Wesley each scored 11 points for Gonzaga (25-1, 13-0 West Coast), which has won 18 consecutive games. The Zags scored the first 20 points of the game. David Humphries scored 11 points for Loyola Marymount (8-18, 4-10), which didn't...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga-San Francisco Preview

Perhaps the only team in the West Coast Conference that can stop Gonzaga is the second-ranked Bulldogs themselves. Looking for a cleaner overall performance than its last, visiting Gonzaga tries to extend its longest winning streak in nine seasons to 17 games Saturday night against struggling San Francisco. Gonzaga (23-1, 11-0) went 14 of 21 from the floor through the first 20 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Gonzaga rallies past Santa Clara as Wesley, Wiltjer lead way

  Byron Wesley scored 17 points and keyed a crucial second-half run that helped No. 2 Gonzaga rally for its 16th straight win with a 77-63 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night. Kyle Wiltjer led the way with 22 points including a dunk at the buzzer that drew boos from the crowd and Gary Bell Jr. added 16 for the Bulldogs (23-1, 11-0 West Coast Conference), who shot a season...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Gonzaga rallies past Santa Clara 77-63

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Byron Wesley scored 17 points and keyed a crucial second-half run that helped No. 2 Gonzaga rally for its 16th straight win with a 77-63 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night. Kyle Wiltjer led the way with 22 points including a dunk at the buzzer that drew boos from the crowd and Gary Bell Jr. added 16 for the Bulldogs (23-1, 11-0 West Coast Conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's (Cal)-Gonzaga Preview

The most anticipated West Coast Conference matchup in recent history hasn't produced much drama the last two seasons. While Saint Mary's is showing signs of recovery from last season, Gonzaga has also stepped it up. If the Gaels are going to end the nation's longest home winning streak Thursday night, they'll need to slow down the third-ranked Bulldogs' efficient offense while developing...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pangos, Karnowski lead No. 7 Gonzaga past Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Kevin Pangos and Prezemek Karnowski scored 21 points each to lead No. 7 Gonzaga to an 87-75 victory over Portland on Saturday night. Gary Bell Jr. finished with 12 points and Byron Wesley added 10 to help the Bulldogs (14-1, 3-0 West Coast) win their seventh straight. After trailing by 21, the Pilots (10-5, 1-2) pulled to 75-70 on Alex Wintering's two free throws...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 7 Gonzaga goes 7 minutes without a point, still wins by 12

  Kyle Wiltjer scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half and No. 7 Gonzaga built a big enough lead to withstand a seven-minute scoring drought in the second half and beat San Diego 60-48 on Monday night. Gonzaga (13-1, 2-0 West Coast Conference) won for the sixth time since its only loss, a 66-63 overtime defeat at Arizona on Dec. 6. A year ago, the Toreros pulled off a 69-66...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wiltjer helps No. 7 Gonzaga beat San Diego 60-48

SAN DIEGO (AP) Kyle Wiltjer scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half and No. 7 Gonzaga built a big enough lead to withstand a 7-minute scoring drought in the second half and beat San Diego 60-48 on Monday night. Gonzaga (13-1, 2-0 West Coast Conference) won for the sixth time since its only loss, a 66-63 overtime defeat at Arizona on Dec. 6. A year ago, the Toreros pulled off...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Gonzaga rallies past BYU despite Collinsworth triple double

  Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points and Kevin Pangos had 21 points and seven assists, leading No. 8 Gonzaga to an 87-80 win over Brigham Young in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday night. Byron Wesley had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Przemek Karnowski added nine points and 10 boards. Tyler Haws and reserve Anson Winder each scored 17 points for BYU...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Gonzaga rallies to beat BYU 87-80

PROVO, Utah (AP) Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points and Kevin Pangos had 21 points and seven assists, leading No. 8 Gonzaga to an 87-80 win over Brigham Young in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday night. Byron Wesley had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Przemek Karnowski added nine points and 10 boards. Tyler Haws and reserve Anson Winder each scored...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly-Gonzaga Preview

Gonzaga is going three weeks without playing on its home court. That doesn't mean the Bulldogs, particularly Gary Bell Jr., won't feel at home Saturday night. Bell, playing a short drive from where he grew up, and fellow four-year starter Kevin Pangos look to become the first Gonzaga players to go 4-0 at KeyArena in a matchup with Cal Poly. This is the eighth-ranked Bulldogs' final...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 Gonzaga's experience, shooting too much for UCLA

LOS ANGELES -- Gonzaga's junior and senior dominated lineup proved too much for inexperienced UCLA. Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points and No. 9 Gonzaga led all the way en route to an 87-74 victory on Saturday night that snapped the Bruins' four-game overall winning streak and handed them their first home loss. ''It's awesome to come in here and get a big win on the road,'' Wiltjer said...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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