Stories tagged: analysis
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.
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.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 4:57 p.m.
The Seahawks overhauled their roster last offseason. But what surprises await this offseason? Questions abound in regard to Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Kam Chancellor and the backup QB …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Duke, Tennessee, and now San Francisco. Gonzaga has been involved in three of the best games in college basketball with the season barely past the midpoint.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:10 p.m.
Pacific was doing what it could to keep it competitive and frustrate Gonzaga. The Tigers ran time off the shot clock, hit just enough shots and did a nice job …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Geno Crandall forced a Santa Clara turnover, Killian Tillie scooped up the loose ball and drove the length of the court for a layup with a defender in pursuit.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game
With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Rui Hachimura needed only to look into the crowd to find extra motivation Monday. The junior forward’s mom, sister and mom’s friend traveled from Japan to watch Hachimura’s last two …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:01 a.m.
It was something they’d become obsessed with this month.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
No. 7 Gonzaga opened up against North Alabama with a run that just kept going. It lasted most of the first half and produced basketball scores rarely seen, such as …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Perfect games are usually reserved for baseball and bowling, but the Gonzaga men’s basketball team was in the neighborhood for a good portion of Friday’s game against Denver.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
If you had Josh Perkins’ first dunk coming in the second half of his 128th career game at Gonzaga, take a bow. Maybe. Perkins made a steal, raced down court …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:11 p.m.
The combination of inattentive defense and rebounding issues knocked Gonzaga from the unbeaten ranks last Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
Admiral Schofield’s banked 3-pointer gave the Volunteers the lead and his pure 3-pointer on a GU defensive mistake with 22 seconds remaining spurred No. 7 Tennessee’s 76-73 upset victory Sunday …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
This didn’t look anything like Gonzaga’s first eight games of the season. Or its last four victories against cross-state rival Washington. But it was still effective.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Eastern Washington turns to defense, special teams in FCS playoff-opening victory over Nicholls State
Linebacker Ketner Kupp’s 95-yard interception return in the final minutes put an exclamation point on the rout.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Zach Norvell Jr. insists there isn’t a switch attached to his jersey, one he seemingly flips to turn a miserable first half into a memorable second. The sophomore wing has …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
It took some effort to muster concerns Monday night against overmatched North Dakota State, but Gonzaga has experience lulls following Thanksgiving week tournaments. Reaching deep into the wayback machine, the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:51 p.m.
Analysis: Washington thrives in ‘random’ Apple Cup as Washington State falls short of Pac-12 North title
One by one, the Washington Huskies spilled from the sideline to the turf. In bright purple pants and gold helmets, they slid through the white slush covering the green turf …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Analysis: Gonzaga uses hot-shooting start, lock-down-defensive finish to down No. 1 Duke, win Maui Invitational title
With the clock seemingly in slow motion over the last 8 minutes, Gonzaga’s lead, once at 16 points, dwindled to six, then two, before Duke finally tied it with 1:40 …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:49 p.m.
Every bucket – and there was an endless supply of them for Gonzaga in the second half – brought a louder roar than the one before.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:31 a.m.
Gonzaga did something that defied all odds Monday at the Maui Invitational. The third-ranked Zags committed 14 turnovers in the first half – charges, errant inbound passes, ill-advised drives into …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:04 a.m.
Gonzaga was expecting a stout challenge from Texas A&M, nicely timed before the loaded eight-team Maui Invitational begins a three-day run Monday. The short-handed Aggies complied, for most of the …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
No. 3 Gonzaga shook off the absence of two top scorers, opened up a 22-point lead at the break and cruised to a 104-67 victory over Texas Southern in front …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Washington State’s defense forced three turnovers and quarterback Gardner Minshew overcame a sporadic first half to lead the offense into the end zone three times in the second half and …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
Rui Hachimura’s first shot was a successful elbow jumper 38 seconds into the game. He spent the rest of the night attacking the rim via a variety of power moves. …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
As one might expect, the steady sound of whistles made finding offensive rhythm a challenge in third-ranked Gonzaga’s 108-69 rout over the Wildcats.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 11:34 p.m.
Analysis: From crowded streets to crowd surfing, No. 25 Washington State has plenty to smile about in victory over No. 12 Oregon
It’s an interesting way to play the game – risky for sure – but once again, the Washington State Cougars discovered a way to beat a quality Pac-12 opponent in …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 11:47 p.m.
Washington State didn’t need to worry much about its offense Saturday night at Reser Stadium. In another prolific showing from their graduate transfer quarterback, the Cougars rode Gardner Minshew from …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Analysis: One long pass from Gardner Minshew to Easop Winston Jr. salvages victory for Washington State
Gardner Minshew and Kyle Sweet entered the postgame press conference wearing slick aviator shades and wide grins.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Analysis: Washington State could’ve used mulligan three times during final drive of narrow loss to USC
Spending 15 minutes inside Washington State’s interview tent following the game, you didn’t get the sense the Cougars (3-1, 0-1) were ready to view their first loss of the 2018 …