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Ex-Huskies G Nigel Williams-Goss transfers to Gonzaga

Gonzaga underwent a makeover in their backcourt as they transition from veteran guards Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. to youngsters Josh Perkins, Eric McClellan (done after this year) and Silas Melson. The Bulldogs will add another stud to the backcourt in 2016-17 as former Washington point guard Nigel Williams-Goss has committed Mark Few. He has to sit out this upcoming season due...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss to visit Gonzaga

Gonzaga had one of the more experienced back courts in the country last season, with Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr., and now Mark Few will be looking for replacements. They will start by trying to lure Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss as he is one of the most coveted players on the offseason transfer market. Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss will visit Gonzaga this...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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

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

March Madness: Elite Eight day 2

Okafor, Winslow, and Sabonis battled it out for a trip to the Final Four. Of the prospects highlighted entering the first day of Sweet 16 action, three made it to Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup between Gonzaga and Duke. While the final scoreline of 66-52 suggests otherwise, the game was incredibly close up until the final minutes, when Duke went on a 13-1 run to pull away. Jahlil...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke's Tyus Jones Saves Ball By Jumping Out of Bounds and Throwing it Off Gonzaga Player

This has to be one of the most heads up plays of the college basketball season (or at least that I've seen). In order to avoid losing possession of the ball, Duke's Tyus Jones jumped out of bounds to save the ball. What makes this such a good play though is not that he tried to throw it back in bounds in some wild fashion, but instead he made sure the ball was last touched by Gonzaga...
Via FatManWriting
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Gonzaga Walk-On Rem Bakamus Is Going Absolutely Nuts On The Bench

Gonzaga guard Rem Bakamus’ basketball ability is at a walk-on level. His bench celebrations, though, are All-American quality.  Bakamus, who is known for going a little crazy on the bench, is at it again during the Bulldogs’ Elite Eight game against Duke.  Here’s Bakamus going nuts after Gonzaga took the lead early in the second half.  Gonzaga and Duke are playing for a...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

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 today’s media availability, one day before his...
Via College Spun
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

Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski Putting on a Passing Clinic

Gonzaga is currently blasting UCLA 64-47 and are en route to an Elite 8 date with either Duke or Utah. A large portion of their success has come via center Przemek Karnkowski, who has 18 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Oh, he also has two nifty assists that has social media all sorts of giddy. First, he hit Domantas Sabonis with a no-look pass off a UCLA double team: ...
Via Busted Coverage
March 27, 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 celebrates Sweet 16 appearance with backflips, handstands (Video)

The Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrated after Sunday's NCAA Tournament South Regional win over Iowa by flipping out in the locker room - literally.After earning their spot in the Sweet 16, junior guard Eric McClellan executed a perfect backflip, and coach Mark Few pulled off a handstand.This is how we're feeling right now!!! Not done yet!!! #Sweet16 #ZagUp pic.twitter.com/wehf6gMHWg— Kyle...
Via Holdout Sports
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

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 vs. North Dakota State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Kyle Wiltjer can take Gonzaga far. Gonzaga rolled through the regular season, going 32-2 and 17-1 in the WCC. The Bulldogs were rewarded for their good play by the selection committee, earning a No. 2 seed in the South Region, where they’ll play No. 15 seed North Dakota State.  Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Friday, March 20  Time...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzaga G Pangos named West Coast Conference player of the year

  West Coast Conference champion No. 7 Gonzaga swept the league's four major individual awards on Tuesday. Senior point guard Kevin Pangos was named WCC player of the year. Pangos averaged 11.6 points, 5 assists and 2.1 3-pointers per game. His backcourt mate, Gary Bell Jr., was named defensive player of the year. Junior forward Kyle Wiltjer, a transfer from Kentucky, was named...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 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

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

Calipari praises Kyle Wiltjer, admits he held him back at UK

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 Kentucky. Even...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky Star Kyle Wiltjer Throws Up “3 Goggles” With Wildcats Fan After Gonzaga’s Win

Gonzaga junior Kyle Wiltjer may no longer officially be a part of Kentucky’s basketball program, but it’s clear that he still roots for the Wildcats when he’s not on the court. Wiltjer, who transferred from UK after the 2012-2013 season but still has a fantastic relationship with fans, ran into a young Wildcats supporter after his team’s 10-point victory over Saint Mary...
Via College Spun
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wiltjer's career-high 45 lead No. 3 Gonzaga to victory over Pacific

  Kyle Wiltjer scored 45 points for Gonzaga's highest-scoring game in 54 years and the third-ranked Bulldogs tied a school record with their 20th straight win, 86-74 over Pacific on Thursday night. Gary Bell Jr. added 12 points as the Bulldogs (27-1, 15-0 West Coast Conference) used another strong shooting night to roll to a victory. Gonzaga, which leads the nation in shooting at...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 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
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