This season? Gonzaga (27-2, 13-1 WCC) is on pace for another outright conference title, but there doesn’t appear to be any locks as far as projecting individual awards winners. The Zags could literally sweep again or even get shut out, though neither of those scenarios seems likely.
Thanks to an upset-filled Saturday that included the Bulldogs falling to BYU 91-78, Gonzaga slipped just one spot to No. 3 in Monday’s AP Top 25.
The Zags (27-2) preferred to point the blame inward in the latest Gonzaga rewind.
Killian Tillie recognized exactly what No. 23 BYU did to No. 2 Gonzaga in a 91-78 upset Saturday night. It was roughly the same thing Gonzaga did to the Cougars last month in Spokane in a 23-point win.
Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key matchup from BYU’s 91-78 win at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.
The upsets kept coming Saturday, as the Nos. 1 (Baylor), 2 (Gonzaga) and 4 (San Diego State) teams all fell.
Top-ranked Baylor lost to Kansas 64-61 on Saturday, snapping the Bears’ 23-game winning streak and opening the door for a new No. 1 on Monday. Will it be No. 2 Gonzaga or No. 3 Kansas that steps into the top spot?
Yoeli Childs had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the No. 23 BYU Cougars took down the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 91-78 at the Marriott Center on Saturday night.
There are road games and then there are road games in settings that the visiting head coach calls “electric” and home head coach predicts will be “sheer insanity.”
BYU played quite well without Yoeli Childs, but there’s no question the Cougars are a different – and better – team with the talented senior forward.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of 15 on the late-season watch list for the Naismith Coach of the Year award.
Gonzaga put its worst half of the season in the rear-view mirror quickly with a 24-2 run to open the second half, fueling a 71-54 victory over feisty San Francisco in front of 6,000 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.