NCAAB Standings - Gonzaga
Zach Norvell Jr. threaded a bounce pass to a streaking Killian Tillie, who only had one goal: he was going to dunk that ball.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 87-49 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City
The NCAA Tournament is, in essence, a new season. With new goals, new opponents and new voices.
Rui Hachimura scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as top-seeded Gonzaga throttled No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson 87-49 on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
CBS, TNT and TBS will also show games throughout the tournament.
Gonzaga and Fairleigh Dickinson collide Thursday, both with an eye on NCAA Tournament history.
Over the next few weeks, there will be plenty of players and coaches losing sleep over agonizing losses suffered at the NCAA Tournament.
If Greg Herenda makes it to the Final Four this April with his Fairleigh Dickinson Knights it would be … well, it would be a damned miracle, OK?
When Geno Crandall decided to spend his final college basketball season at Gonzaga, leaving the University of North Dakota to join the Bulldogs as a graduate transfer, it’s hard to imagine anyone was more elated about the idea of bringing another seasoned point guard to Spokane than head coach Mark Few.
Gonzaga’s top priority will be defending Fairleigh Dickinson’s backcourt, specifically senior guard Darnell Edge.
Junior forward Rui Hachimura was greeted after Gonzaga’s shoot-around Wednesday by 95-year-old Wataru ‘Wat’ Misaka, the first player of Asian descent and the first non-white player in the NBA, known as the Basketball Association of America, when Misaka played in 1947-48.
Gonzaga has been a No. 1 seed three times in the NCAA Tournament. The Zags have been sent to Salt Lake City each time. Here’s a look at their two previous trips as a top seed.