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Kyle Wiltjer Passes up the NBA Draft to Return to Gonzaga

Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Gonzaga power forward Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return to the Gonzaga Bulldogs for his senior season, according to a report by CBS Sports. The news comes as a bit of a surprise as it had been previously reported that Wiltjer had been leaning toward entering the NBA Draft. Wiltjer […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer to Return to Gonzaga For Senior Season

A key member of the Gonzaga Bulldogs is returning to school. According to Raphielle Johnson of NBC Sports’ CollegeBasketballTalk, forward Kyle Wiltjer will return to the team for his senior season. A Kentucky transfer, Wiltjer averaged 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a junior. He shot 54 percent from the field and made 46.6 percent of his threes, very impressive for someone...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Wiltjer returning to Gonzaga

Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review reports Kyle Wiltjer will return to Gonzaga for his senior season. The former Kentucky forward, who had a terrific first season for Gonzaga this past season after transferring to the Zags, was reportedly giving … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
April 20, 2015

Kentucky’s Sam Malone Calls Out ESPN’s Jeff Goodman Over Kyle Wiltjer Draft Report

Former Kentucky and current Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer is considering entering the 2015 NBA draft, at least according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer is considering declaring for NBA, sources confirm to ESPN. NBA execs just told me he might go undrafted. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 13, 2015 While Wiltjer had an excellent junior […] The post Kentucky’s...
Via Diehardsport
April 13, 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

Branden Dawson, Kyle Wiltjer, and the Best of the Elite Eight

​ It feels as though college basketball has been criticized this season for a lack of fluid, skillful, and enjoyable style more than ever in recent memory. The games this weekend didn’t exemplify the sport in its purest form, but the NCAA Tournament continues to provide great basketball moments full of talent, entertainment, and emotion. At first glance a Final Four of Duke...
Via The Sports Post
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Final Four set as Duke pulls away from Gonzaga late.

It looked as though it was going to come down to the wire Sunday between Gonzaga and Duke. The Zags closed the gap to 53-51 with about five minutes left in the game before Kyle Wiltjer missed an open look at  a layup and the blue and white floodgates opened. After that Justise Winslow made four straight […]
Via The Majors National
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky seeks one kind of history, Coach K makes another

The 2015 Final Four is set, and while this college basketball season has featured Kentucky’s quest for 40-0, another storied program in the sport has managed to create a major achievement, one that ripples through the pages of time. Sunday afternoon in Houston, Duke claimed the final spot in this esteemed foursome, fending off Gonzaga in a South Regional final with A-plus effort...
Via The Student Section
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chairman Of The Sport: While Kentucky Seeks One Kind Of History, Coach K Makes Another At Duke

The 2015 Final Four is set, and while this college basketball season has featured Kentucky’s quest for 40-0, another storied program in the sport has managed to create a major achievement, one that ripples through the pages of time. Sunday afternoon in Houston, Duke claimed the final spot in this esteemed foursome, fending off Gonzaga in a South Regional final with A-plus effort...
Via Bloguin Best
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

South Regional Final: Will Duke Get Gonzaga’s Best Shot(s)?

When the 2015 NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on March 15, it was clear that Kentucky and Duke received very favorable draws in their respective regions. Through the first three games of the tournament, it’s clear that everything initially perceived about these teams’ bracket paths has held up under scrutiny. What we have as a result is a fascinating combination of shared...
Via Bloguin Best
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

South Regional Final: Will Duke Get Gonzaga’s Best Shot(s)?

When the 2015 NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on March 15, it was clear that Kentucky and Duke received very favorable draws in their respective regions. Through the first three games of the tournament, it’s clear that everything initially perceived about these teams’ bracket paths has held up under scrutiny. What we have as a result is a fascinating combination of shared...
Via The Student Section
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer Calls Out Twitter Troll Who Said Bulldogs Would Lose

Gonzaga, the No. 2 seed in the South, just wrapped up its first Elite Eight appearance since 1999 with a 74-62 win over No. 11 seed UCLA. The Bulldogs’ junior forward Kyle Wiltjer withstood a poor shooting night (4-of-12) to score eight points and pull down 10 rebounds in the win. After the game, Wiltjer made sure to call out a Twitter user that had tweeted at him earlier in the...
Via College Spun
March 27, 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

Standing In The Way Of History: The Stickiest Road for Kentucky Over The Next Two Weekends

There’s a scene in the epic Kevin Smith comedy sequel, Clerks II, when near the end (spoiler alert … if that’s possible with a near decade-old movie), they’re all in a jail cell pondering how they were going to get out of their predicament (go find out on your own). Noted drug dealers and loafers Jay and Silent Bob pipe up that they’ll basically buy a business for the two...
Via The Student Section
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Few: Handstand was his way to keep Gonzaga loose

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga coach Mark Few's locker room handstand prompted a discussion with Kyle Wiltjer after the star forward tweeted video of the stunt that went viral this week. ''What we do in the locker room, we had to re-explain to Kyle, stays in the locker room,'' Few said Tuesday as second-seeded Gonzaga prepared to play 11th seed UCLA in the Sweet 16 on Friday. But the...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga fans 'Do The Few' handstand like coach Mark Few

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga coach Mark Few's joyous handstand after his team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament is being repeated by students across the Spokane campus. Few's sort-of handstand in the locker room after Gonzaga defeated Iowa on Sunday was captured on video and tweeted by forward Kyle Wiltjer. That prompted Gonzaga students on Monday to drop into...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga vs. UCLA – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@700espn UCLA was one of the most controversial inclusions in this year’s NCAA Tournament field, but Steve Alford’s Bruins are clicking at the right time, and have made an unexpected run to the Sweet 16. After edging by SMU with the help of a very tough goaltending call, UCLA blew out fellow double-digit seed UAB for the right to face two-seed Gonzaga in Houston. The...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga coach Mark Few does handstand after team makes Sweet 16 (VIDEO)

After five straight early departures on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga (34-2) was more than overjoyed to be back in the Sweet Sixteen. So much so that guard Eric McClellan did a backflip and coach Mark Few did a handstand in the locker room. A video posted on Twitter by Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer shows the crazy post-game acrobatics after their win...
Via The Other Paper
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga coach Mark Few goes all gymnast on us after Bulldogs reach Sweet 16

This is what a berth in the Sweet 16 looks like -- a lot of dancing, and impromptu, out-of-character celebrations by head coaches who get caught up in the madness. After Gonzaga routed Iowa 87-68 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer captured his coach Mark Few, uh, springing to life. Check the video. Gonzaga plays 11th-seeded UCLA next...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga headed back to Sweet 16 after 87-68 win over Iowa

SEATTLE (AP) Kyle Wiltjer scored 13 of his 24 points during Gonzaga's flawless first half, Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and the second-seeded Bulldogs advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 2009 with a 87-68 win over No. 7 seed Iowa ...
Via Philly Sports Live
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Gonzaga Coach Mark Few Walked On His Hands In The Locker Room To Celebrate Victory Over Iowa

Gonzaga had little trouble with Iowa Sunday afternoon, as the Bulldogs built a 17-point halftime lead before coasting to a 87-68 win. The Zags are headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, and it’s evident that both the coaching staff and the players are beyond pumped about the accomplishment. Big man Kyle Wiltjer, who transferred in from Kentucky two years ago...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga explodes in 2nd half to upend Iowa

Kyle Wiltjer scored 13 of his 24 points during Gonzaga's flawless first half, Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and the second-seeded Bulldogs advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 2009 with a 87-68 win over No. 7 seed Iowa.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga routs Iowa, finally cracks Sweet 16

SEATTLE --  Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos met at halfcourt for a hug and a high five. Gone are the questions about Gonzaga's five-year run of failing to advance from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs are back in the Sweet 16. Wiltjer scored 13 of his 24 points during Gonzaga's flawless first half, Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and the second-seeded Bulldogs...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga headed back to Sweet 16 after 87-68 win over Iowa

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos met at halfcourt for a hug and a high five. Gone are the questions about Gonzaga's five-year run of failing to advance from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
March 22, 2015

Gonzaga headed back to Sweet 16 after 87-68 win over Iowa

SEATTLE (AP) Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos met at halfcourt for a hug and a high five. Gone are the questions about Gonzaga's five-year run of failing to advance from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs are back in the Sweet 16. Wiltjer scored 13 of his 24 points during Gonzaga's flawless first half, Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and the second-seeded Bulldogs...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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