Dominant defensively early and poised down the stretch, Oregon played a second straight solid all-around game since losing to the Bruins, holding off Arizona 59-54 Thursday night in Tucson.
Asia Durr scored 20 points in 23 minutes as No. 4 Louisville routed Virginia 91-43 on Thursday night.
Fully healed from the hip injury that kept him off the court for almost a month, Robert Franks helped Washington State repair many of its own wounds Thursday night at Beasley Coliseum – most of them on the offense end – and guided the Cougars to a dominant 82-59 win over the Golden Bears in a matchup of the only two teams without a Pac-12 win.
Actual human engagement returned to McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night, and not a minute too soon.
Gonzaga has made strides taking away the opponent’s primary scoring option over the last eight games, something it struggled with during the first month of the season.
Corey Kispert added that he hopes there would be pie, but not just any old Cyrus O’Leary’s type, but specifically some home-baked deliciousness.
Shaylee Gonzales scored 17 points and Paisley Johnson made two free throws with 1:02 left for what proved to be the winning points in BYU’s 70-68 win over No. 13 Gonzaga on Thursday night, ending the Bulldogs’ 12-game win streak.
Jaylen Nowell scored 22 points, Nahziah Carter made 6 of 7 shots and added 13 points off the bench and Washington won its sixth straight game, 80-64 over Stanford on Thursday night.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-55 victory over Loyola Marymount at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.
Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and dished out four assists to help No. 5 Gonzaga down Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Wilson was a four-star recruit by ESPN out of high school. He averaged 16.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as a junior at Junipero Sierra High School in San Mateo, California.
Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Iowa State beat No. 8 Texas Tech 68-64 on Wednesday night to hand the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss.
Jessica Shepard had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Notre Dame took command with a 24-1 run in the second quarter to beat Virginia Tech 80-51 on Wednesday night.
Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.
The bull’s-eye is forever on their backs, so the Gonzaga women have decided to offer a moving target.
Either the Cougars (7-9, 0-3) or Golden Bears (5-11, 0-4) will claim their first Pac-12 win and end an extended losing streak when the teams go head to head in Pullman (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks). WSU rides a six-game skid into its Pac-12 home opener and Cal has dropped each of its last five contests. They’re the only two Pac-12 teams without a league win.
Loyola Marymount’s James Batemon is next up for Gonzaga in a long line of talented guards in the WCC.
Future Gonzaga Bulldogs Anton Watson and Drew Timme have been nominated for the 2019 McDonald’s All-American game.
The main lights are down, music is pumping and the cheerleaders align themselves perpendicular from the bench. As introductions are booming out from the PA announcer, Jack Beach is positioned right after the cheerleaders, eagerly awaiting the starting five.
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