The 6-foot-10 senior forward was in the starting lineup against UT Arlington at the McCarthey Athletic Center. He replaced freshman Anton Watson, who started the first four games.
Follow along here as the Gonzaga Bulldogs host the Texas Arlington Mavericks tonight. Tipoff is scheduled for 6.
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David Azore, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound sophomore, leads UT Arlington at 10.5 points per game. He only made 39% of his shots, but he’s 4 of 10 beyond the arc and 16 of 18 at the free-throw line.
Correction: Gonzaga’s first test of the season, thought to be on the agenda last Friday against Texas A&M, could come against UT Arlington on Tuesday.
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named WCC player of the week after two of the best games of his young career.
They didn’t earn a win, but the Gonzaga women just gained the nation’s respect. Barely 12 hours after falling in overtime at No. 3 Stanford, the Zags rose into the Top 25 of the Associated Press media poll.
Two more blowouts didn’t change Gonzaga’s position in the AP college basketball poll.
Marquis Eaton had 22 points as Arkansas State beat Idaho 82-68 on Sunday in the Red Wolves Classic.
Central Valley graduate Lexie Hull had a big finish in the final 3 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing a big rebound, as No. 3 Stanford beat Gonzaga 76-70 in overtime Sunday night.
But perhaps the most important stat thus far is the rebounding numbers. The Zags are plus-17.8 per game, a gaudy number no matter the level of competition.
The Cougars won 72-61, but Shead, who’s started all three games at point guard, didn’t return to the floor and couldn’t put any pressure on his right leg as trainers helped him off the court.
CJ Elleby’s long, frizzy hair may be the most striking aspect of the sophomore forward’s exterior. It’s his long limbs that could play a pivotal role for a Washington State team making a dogged effort this season to obstruct every passing lane and snatch everything that comes off the rim.
Efemena “Efe” Abogidi, an athletic big man who’s currently playing for the NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia, has signed with the Cougars, the school announced on Twitter and Instagram Sunday.
Gonzaga’s 79-49 dismantling of Texas A&M on Friday was a blowout over the final 30 minutes, but the Zags – and likely the coaching staff and fan base – still had several hold-your-breath moments.
Jordan Bowden scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half, Lamonte Turner had 16 points and the Tennessee Volunteers upset No. 20 Washington 75-62 in Toronto
Bamba appeared to sign his LOI earlier in the week during a ceremony held by his high school, Denver’s Abraham Lincoln, but the school didn’t announce the player’s addition until Saturday morning.
Tre Jones scored a career-high 31 points and No. 2 Duke pulled away to beat pesky Georgia State 74-63 on Friday night.
Gonzaga shut out Texas A&M over an 8-minute, 43-second stretch, turning a small deficit into a comfortable lead and providing all the cushion the eighth-ranked Zags would need in an impressive 79-49 victory Friday night in front of an announced crowd of 10,344 at Reed Arena.
Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over Texas A&M at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.