PRZEMEK KARNOWSKI NEWS

Gonzaga struggling after opening in Top 10

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga began the season ranked in the Top 10 and was expected to ride the imposing front court of Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Przemek Karnowski deep into the NCAA Tournament. But a season-ending back injury to Karnowski and inconsistent play from the guards has caused the Zags to stumble this season. Gonzaga (15-5, 7-2 West Coast) has fallen out of...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week in the WCC

Just when you thought you had the conference figured, out this week happens. BYU goes on the road and steals a game from Gonzaga only to drop one to a very inferior Portland team two days later. St. Mary’s throw the Zags their fifth loss of the season, and snap an eight-game losing streak that dated back to 2012. What hasn’t changed is the fact that Gonzaga, St. Mary’s and...
Via TornBySports
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego-Gonzaga Preview

Gonzaga ranks among the West Coast Conference leaders in most offensive categories, though that would be meaningless unless it can get stops at the other end. That'll be the focus as the Bulldogs look to recover from a rare league defeat in Spokane on Saturday night and continue their dominance against visiting San Diego. Although it has gotten used to running over WCC opponents...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiltjer scores 35 but BYU beats No. 25 Gonzaga 69-68

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The deep front line that No. 25 Gonzaga was counting on this season was not there on Thursday night, and the Zags suffered a rare home loss, 69-68 to BYU. Center Przemek Karnowski is out for the season with a back injury. Against BYU, forward Domantas Sabonis was in foul trouble the entire game and limited to five points. Forward Kyle Wiltjer tried to carry...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU-Gonzaga Preview

Gonzaga returns to the Top 25 in time to face the only West Coast Conference team to win in Spokane in almost five years. Looking for an eighth consecutive victory, the No. 25 Bulldogs try to avenge last season's home defeat to BYU on Thursday night. Backed by preseason All-American Kyle Wiltjer and talented sophomore big man Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga (13-3, 5-0) was ninth in...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Short paths and a simple conclusion: College basketball is cluttered

College basketball is, by nature, crazy and hard to sort out… but this season is already pushing the boundaries of what’s so fascinatingly fragile about the sport. You don’t need to write elaborate explanations in order to capture the up-for-grabs nature of this season at its Janus-inspired midpoint, with two months of regular season action down and two to go. Short paths lead...
Via The Student Section
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski to have season-ending back surgery

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be without a huge body in their frontcourt for the remainder of the basketball season. According to a report from NBC Sports, Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski will be forced to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing season-ending back surgery. Karnowski last took the court for the Bulldogs on Nov. 27, a win over the Connecticut Huskies. On the...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 01, 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

Gonzaga eases by St Martin's 86-50 after falling out of poll

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Wiltjer added 18 points and 11 boards to help Gonzaga beat Division II Saint Martin's on Monday night after dropping out of The Associated Press Top 25 poll earlier for the first time since the 2013-14 season. Gonzaga had lost two of its last three home games - to then-No. 19 Arizona and now-No. 22 UCLA...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga C Przemek Karnowski not getting better

Gonzaga starting center Przemek Karnowski has missed the last three games for the Bulldogs because of back spasms. Without the 7-foot-1 force in the front court, the Bulldogs haven’t played at the level most are used to seeing from this program. But if you thought that it was only a matter of time before Karnowski returns to the lineup for Gonzaga, you may be disappointed. Head...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Przemek Karnowski's back spasms 'doesn't seem to be getting better' says Mark Few

Gonzaga has played the last three games without senior center Przemek Karnowski, and that could continue for the foreseeable future.Gonzaga head coach Mark Few updated the status of Karnowski, who is battling back spasms, following the team's 61-58 win over Montana on Tuesday night.Few said prior to the Arizona game that the "spasms are slightly better," according to Jon Rothstein...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

College Basketball Preview: #19 Arizona vs #13 Gonzaga

The Arizona Wildcats will play their first true road game on Saturday as they head to Spokane, Washington to face Gonzaga.  Last year, it took Arizona overtime to defeat Gonzaga 66-63 in one of the best games of the year.  That was in Tucson.  This year the two play on Gonzaga’s court and the Bulldogs look to improve on a 1-5 all time record against Arizona.  Gonzaga is currently...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 10 Gonzaga holds off No. 18 UConn for third place in Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Gonzaga coach Mark Few entered this season excited about the pieces he had to work with.The Zags' performance at the Battle 4 Atlantis this week only reinforced that early assessment.Kyle Wiltjer scored 17 points, Eric McClellan added 15 and Gonzaga held off No. 18 Connecticut 73-70 Friday in the third-place game.UConn's Rodney Purvis had a chance to...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Two 7-footers crammed together in same row on plane

There is nothing worse than being forced to sit on a plane with no leg room. That has to be even worse if you are an extremely tall person, but the WORST case scenario is two behemoths being seated next to each other. Unfortunately, that is what happened with 7-foot-1 Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski and NBA center Marcin Gortat. The two men are currently traveling with the Poland...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

MBB’s Karnowski Returning for Senior Season

Junior center Przemek Karnowski announced today that he has decided to return for his senior season with the Gonzaga men's basketball team.

Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski Tweets In His Native Polish That He’s Still Undecided On The NBA

In the past few days, numerous college basketball players nationwide have announced whether they’ll be turning pro or returning to school for another season. Prospects have until April 26 to declare for the draft, and some are still struggling with the decision. Gonzaga junior center Przemek Karkwwski is one of those guys. He tweeted today in his native Polish that he is still...
Via College Spun
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball Dominated in the Paint as Gonzaga Advances

Bryce Alford guarding Kevin Pangos When finally matched up against one of the elite teams in the tournament, UCLA showed it did not have what it takes to hang with the best. Gonzaga’s size in their frontcourt proved to be too much for the Bruins to handle. Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski played his best game of the tournament by scoring 18 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. The 7...
Via isportsweb.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker, Przemek Karnowski, and the Best of the Sweet 16

​ Each week of the NCAA Tournament has a different vibe. The second week isn’t quite the “business end” of the competition like the Final Four, but it doesn’t have the chaotic, so-much-happening-at-once feel of the first week. During the Sweet 16 there are still multiple games going on at once, but there are usually only one or two—if any—big underdogs remaining...
Via The Sports Post
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA headed home after 74-62 loss to Gonzaga in Sweet 16

HOUSTON (AP) UCLA opened the second half of the regional semifinal against Gonzaga hot, scoring six straight points to get within 1. Then the shots simply stopped falling and for five excruciating minutes, the Bruins didn't score a single point as Gonzaga stretched the lead, rolling to a 74-62 win on Friday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. ''We missed layups,'' Kevon...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Zags Advance to the Elite Eight After Handling No. 11 UCLA

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

RECAP: Gonzaga downs UCLA to reach Elite Eight for first time since 1999

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second time, its first regional final since 1999. The Bulldogs will play the winner of...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA.
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