Four games into the WCC season it’s apparent opponents are going deeper into the playbook when facing fifth-ranked Gonzaga.
Portland has struggled with consistency and rhythm offensively. That includes guard Marcus Shaver Jr., but the 6-foot-2 sophomore is trending up again.
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.
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.
Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.
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.