STOCKTON, Calif. — Kevin Pangos took Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s advice and attacked the basket nearly every time he touched the ball.The Bulldogs rode the junior guard’s aggressiveness all the way to another outright West Coast Conference regular season title.
Date: 02/27/2014 | Sports
SPOKANE — Sam Dower Jr. made certain a surprise visitor didn't steal the thunder on his Senior Night.The Gonzaga forward scored 25 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in his final home game to lead the Bulldogs to an 86-67 victory over Loyola...
Date: 02/15/2014 | Sports
SPOKANE — Gonzaga’s seven 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes freed up Przemek Karnowski to impose his will down low against Pepperdine after halftime.Karnowski made eight of 10 shots and David Stockton missed just three of his nine attempts in Gonzaga’s...
Date: 02/13/2014 | Sports
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon Jr. both had 11 points, and No. 24 Memphis scored the final 10 of the game to defeat 23rd-ranked Gonzaga 60-54 on Saturday night.Dixon's layup with 1:11 left came in the midst of the final rally...
Date: 02/08/2014 | Sports
SAN FRANCISCO — Sam Dower Jr. scored 24 points and Gonzaga made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 1:31 to hold off San Francisco 75-65 Saturday night.The win gave the West Coast Conference-leading Bulldogs (20-3, 10-1) some breathing room...
Date: 02/01/2014 | Sports
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Sam Dower Jr. made a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left and finished with 12 points as Gonzaga avoided its first loss at Santa Clara since 2001, with a 54-52 win on Wednesday night.Jared Brownridge's half-court...
Date: 01/29/2014 | Sports
SPOKANE — Gonzaga is relying heavily on its guards this season, and they came through in an 84-69 victory over BYU on Saturday night.Kevin Pangos scored 24 points, and fellow guards David Stockton and Gary Bell Jr. added 14 points each as the...
Date: 01/25/2014 | Sports
SPOKANE — Sam Dower Jr. scored 18 points and Kevin Pangos made the game’s final shot, as Gonzaga narrowly beat San Diego for the 11th straight time, 59-56, on Thursday night.
Date: 01/23/2014 | Sports
LOS ANGELES — They won’t get extra credit for making it harder than it needed to be, but the Gonzaga Bulldogs, after a few false starts, finally got what they were looking for Saturday afternoon.The Bulldogs, on the verge of blowing out...
Date: 01/18/2014 | Sports
PORTLAND, Ore. — Bryce Pressley had 16 points and nine assists and scrappy Portland beat No. 22 Gonzaga 82-73 on Thursday night, snapping a 20-game losing streak in the series between the two teams.The loss also snapped the Bulldogs’ 22-game winning streak in West Coast Conference games.
Date: 01/09/2014 | Sports
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga was so good offensively that even coach Mark Few was impressed.Drew Barham and Kevin Pangos scored 16 points apiece, and No. 24 Gonzaga shot 69 percent in an 86-64 victory over Pacific on Saturday night.
Date: 01/04/2014 | Sports
SPOKANE -- While he was growing up in Poland, 7-foot-1 Przemek Karnowski played in youth basketball games where he blocked 10 shots.So it was no big deal that he blocked seven shots in leading No. 24 Gonzaga to a 73-51 victory over archrival Saint Mary's on Thursday...
Date: 01/02/2014 | Sports
SPOKANE, Wash. — With two of Gonzaga's starters out with injuries, and a third battling a foot issue, the stage was set for an upset by San Francisco. It didn't happen.Drew Barham scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, as No. 24 Gonzaga beat San...
Date: 12/30/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga was struggling with injuries and facing a Santa Clara team up for the challenge in the teams' West Coast Conference opener Saturday night.So David Stockton took over and led the Bulldogs to a big win.
Date: 12/28/2013 | Sports
WICHITA, Kan. — At the media timeout with 7:51 remaining and his team leading No. 21 Gonzaga by two, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber challenged his players.Weber told them the Bulldogs had put up nearly 30 points in the second half.
Date: 12/21/2013 | Sports
Angel Nunez has been at Gonzaga for nearly a year following his transfer from Louisville.For the better part of that year, coach Mark Few has been telling Nunez the same thing.
Date: 12/20/2013 | Sports
SEATTLE — Gonzaga was close to perfect for 10 minutes. It was attacking on offense and causing havoc defensively.And then Mark Few's team slowly became passive, and South Alabama made the 20th-ranked Bulldogs scrap for a 68-59 victory on...
Date: 12/14/2013 | Sports
SEATTLE -- The current edition of the Gonzaga Bulldogs won't be confused with last year's, but it does share a similar story line.
Date: 12/14/2013 | Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Center Przemek Karnowski's height advantage helped No. 20 Gonzaga overcome its worst shooting performance of the season.The sophomore scored a season-high 19 points, Kevin Pangos added 18 and the Bulldogs came from 10 points...
Date: 12/10/2013 | Sports
There are any number of college basketball programs that would love to hand Gonzaga a loss and somewhere near the top of that list is West Virginia.Gonzaga blasted West Virginia 84-50 early last season, the most lopsided loss of coach Bob Huggins' 33-year, 1,018-game career.
Date: 12/10/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE — Sam Dower Jr. scored 22 points, Gerard Coleman added 21 and No. 19 Gonzaga overcame a slow start to hold off New Mexico State 80-68 Saturday night.Kevin Pangos added 15 points for Gonzaga (8-1), which was plagued by poor shooting in...
Date: 12/07/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE — Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points to lead No. 11 Gonzaga to an 86-51 victory over Coppin State on Sunday night.Reserves Gerard Coleman added 14 and Kyle Dranginis 12 for Gonzaga (7-1), which posted its largest margin of victory this...
Date: 12/01/2013 | Sports
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Kevin Pangos and No. 11 Gonzaga got back on track after stumbling at the start of their trip to Hawaii.Pangos scored 34 points and the Bulldogs easily beat Arkansas 91-81 on Wednesday to win their final two games at the Maui...
Date: 11/27/2013 | Sports
LAHAINA, Hawaii — No. 11 Gonzaga relieved the frustrations of its first loss with its highest scoring game of the year.Sam Dower Jr. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as the Bulldogs cruised to an easy 113-81 win over Division II...
Date: 11/26/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE -- Kevin Pangos had 27 points and Drew Barham added 17 to lead No. 13 Gonzaga past Washington State 90-74 on Thursday night. Pangos shot 8 of 13 from the field, including 5 of 8 on 3-pointers, as Gonzaga (4-0) scored at least 90 for the third time this season.
Date: 11/21/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE — Gonzaga’s first two opponents offered little resistance and the games were essentially over before halftime.The 15th-ranked Bulldogs encountered some adversity Sunday against short-handed Oakland but they relied on their...
Date: 11/17/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE — Gonzaga coach Mark Few offered an undisputable truth about basketball after his 15th-ranked Bulldogs routed Colorado State."Life is pretty good when you make your shots," Few said. "That makes everybody look good."
Date: 11/11/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE — Sam Dower spent the last few seasons backing up star Kelly Olynyk.Now the 6-foot-9 senior knows its his time to shine for the 15th-ranked Bulldogs.Dower had 21 points and 17 rebounds in Gonzaga's...
Date: 11/09/2013 | Sports
All things considered, Kelly Olynyk landed in the right spot in the NBA draft.Home.The Gonzaga star spent Thursday night with family and friends in Kamloops, British Columbia, while teams dealt players and picks in far-off New York.
Date: 06/28/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE -- Gonzaga forward Kelly Olynyk said Friday he will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft.
Date: 04/19/2013 | Sports
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Kevin Foster had 24 points, Marc Trasolini had 20 points and Evan Roquemore added 19 points and Santa Clara defeated George Mason 80-77 to win the College Basketball Invitational Finals in three games on Friday night.
ATLANTA -- As Hurricane Irene churned along the East Coast, flight after flight was getting canceled, and Cleanthony Early remembers thinking to himself, "I'm stuck in Kansas."
ATLANTA -- James Southerland spent most of his first season at Syracuse on the bench and part of his last one on the couch. His reward for all that frustration: A trip to the Final Four and, if things break right, maybe a career playing pro basketball when this adventure is over.
ATLANTA -- A year ago at this time, when Trey Burke decided to come back to Michigan for his sophomore season, the star point guard immediately started talking about a national championship.
ATLANTA -- Half a world away from home, in a country where he knew no one and didn't speak the language, Gorgui Dieng would hole up in his bedroom and cry.
ATLANTA -- Rodney McGruder stepped to the line in the cavernous Georgia Dome, took a couple of quick breaths, and knocked down four straight foul shots to finish off his career a winner.
ATLANTA -- Gregg Marshall did not think he had much of a shot.As an assistant coach at College of Charleston in 1998, he interviewed for the Winthrop opening, hoping to become a head coach after more than a decade as an assistant.
Date: 04/05/2013 | Sports
DES MOINES, Iowa — Ray Giacoletti was fired by Utah just two seasons after reaching the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament. The firing devastated Giacoletti, though he wound up at mid-major power Gonzaga.Six years later, Giacoletti has...
Date: 03/28/2013 | Sports
SALT LAKE CITY -- Sometimes the rhetoric doesn't concur with the visual. Sometimes coach-speak doesn't necessarily ring true.But nobody had to strain their credibility previewing tonight's Gonzaga-Wichita State NCAA men's basketball tournament encounter at EnergySolutions Arena.
Date: 03/23/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE -- Cravens Coffee Co. began selling its Zags Blend coffee in 1999, and took two months to sell 1,500 bags.Cravens owner Simon Thompson says this year, Zags Blend is going out the door in record volumes. Credit belongs to Gonzaga's men's and women's basketball teams,...
Date: 03/21/2013 | Northwest
Few wants team to stick to focused approach against Southern
Date: 03/21/2013 | Sports
The No. 1 seed bestowed upon Gonzaga means the Zags are expected to win four games over the next two weeks and progress to the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Atlanta.
Date: 03/19/2013 | Sports
Gonzaga's first stint on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll lasted through the final Top 25 of the season.The Bulldogs (31-2), the fourth of the four top seeds in the NCAA tournament, were a runaway No. 1 for a third straight week...
Date: 03/18/2013 | Sports
SPOKANE -- While a dozen or more teams around the country fret over the last four in and the last four out, the question in these parts is if No. 1-ranked Gonzaga will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.Our request to sit silently in the back of the selection committee's...
Date: 03/17/2013 | Sports
LAS VEGAS – Watching on television when Saint Mary's center Brad Waldow's front tooth went flying late in Saturday's game, Gonzaga's Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk had a similar reaction."I thought, umm, it might be about time to wear a mouth guard," Harris said. "It's...
Date: 03/11/2013 | Sports