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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins offered a Gonzaga scouting report that was simultaneously spot on and amusing.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Drew Timme have been named to the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award.
We were leaning toward the frontcourt tussle between West Virginia’s Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe against Gonzaga’s Drew Timme, Anton Watson and Corey Kispert when he plays the ‘4,’ but we shifted gears to the backcourt.
Gonzaga’s Drew Timme was named WCC player of the week and Jalen Suggs was selected WCC freshman of the week.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is one of the true characters in college basketball, not to mention a quality schedule-maker in a pinch.
There was a shakeup in the top 10 of the AP rankings but not at the top as Gonzaga and Baylor remained on track for a showdown of the top two teams Saturday. No. 1 Gonzaga padded its one-point lead over the Bears in the preseason poll to 56 points in the first regular-season rankings released Monday.
Two Gonzaga players were in COVID-19 protocols following testing after Thursday’s win over Kansas and weren't on the bench for Friday’s game against Auburn.
This is how profoundly COVID-19 has altered the landscape of college basketball.
The former Zag point guard vividly describes the scene inside Phog Allen Fieldhouse and details from a competitive contest that Gonzaga led for long stretches. “My standard line is I think we were up at half, I think I scored 19 at half,” he said, “and then they Rock Chalk Jayhawked us in the second half.”
Evan Manning is in his first season as a graduate assistant with the top-ranked Zags, who open the season Thursday against No. 6 Kansas in Fort Myers, Florida. “It’s crazy to me,” the 27-year-old laughed. “First game, Kansas, of course, but it’s been really cool.”
Two days before its season opener against Kansas, Gonzaga’s backcourt just got a whole lot better and whole lot deeper. Gonzaga guard Andrew Nembhard, a transfer from Florida, was granted a waiver by the NCAA.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert is one of 20 players on the preseason watch list for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year Award.
Few is one win from reaching another career milestone, joining a short list of coaches with 600 career wins. Few, at 599-124 entering his 22nd season, is already considered one of the game’s elite coaches with his winning percentage (82.8) is tops among active coaches.
The Zags have made numerous adjustments to their travel itinerary for this two-week trip with the COVID-19 pandemic already disrupting early-season schedules.
No ear-piercing crescendo of noise from 6,000 jammed inside the McCarthey Athletic Center after a highlight-reel dunk or clutch shot in the closing seconds. Gonzaga basketball won’t look the same at home games with fans expected to be benched by COVID-19 safety protocols. It sure as heck won’t sound the same.
Without playing a game, the numbers certainly are lining up for Gonzaga.
The Kennel Club, regarded as one of the best student sections in the country, is working with the athletic department to figure out ways to still have an impact despite not being allowed in the Kennel.
In early March, it looked as if 2020 was going to be a bounteous year for the West Coast Conference -- six different schools with 20 or more wins, three teams a lock for the NCAA Tournament and a national title contender in Gonzaga.
Nine of Gonzaga’s 16 West Coast Conference regular-season games will be televised on ESPN networks, the conference announced.
Miami’s Kelly Olynyk has exercised his player option on the final year of his contract.