Stories tagged: advance
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
The game before the big game should be more competitive than Gonzaga’s first five WCC games. It almost has to be, considering the Zags have vanquished four of their five …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
After a three-game skid to open Pac-12 Conference play, the Washington State Cougars head into the second week of January looking to rediscover their form and find some momentum. Perhaps …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
Gonzaga’s schedule is routinely front-loaded. The Zags face most of their biggest challenges in the non-conference prior to the Christmas break. The Zags’ WCC slate is just the opposite.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
Gonzaga dusted two WCC opponents last week and the easy assumption is to expect more of the same against two foes pegged for the bottom half of the conference.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert making strides in recovery from ankle injury heading into matchup with Santa Clara
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert is feeling better in both body and mind. The freshman wing is a month removed from spraining his left ankle against Incarnate Word.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017
The year was 1996 and Gonzaga’s top five scorers in order were Paul Rogers, Jon Kinloch, Scott Snider, Kyle Dixon and Lorenzo Rollins. The question: When was the last time …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
Gonzaga players didn’t bother hiding their enthusiasm for warmer weather on the 12th-ranked Bulldogs’ latest road trip.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Count coach Mark Few among those who were surprised when Gonzaga didn’t foul intentionally on North Dakota’s last possession with the Zags nursing a three-point lead Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
They lost numerous key players from a championship team after a landmark season. Gonzaga? Yeah, we’ve addressed that pretty thoroughly. North Dakota? For sure.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
The fortunes of college basketball teams, even top five programs, can change in a hurry. Gonzaga and more so Washington are prime examples.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
There are showdowns and then there are bona fide circle-the-date games on the schedule. This one – No. 12 Gonzaga vs. No. 4 Villanova in the opener of the Jimmy …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
They are separated by 10 spots in the AP college basketball poll and it appears not much else. No. 15 Gonzaga (6-1) and No. 25 Creighton (5-1) are lookalike programs …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
Grand pronouncements early in the college basketball season are not in Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s verbal playbook.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Gonzaga and Texas meet Sunday in the PK80 Motion Bracket’s third-place game, informally known as Which Team Will Rebound From Heartbreak.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Silas Melson is going home to Portland for the holiday and he apologizes up front about not returning the numerous texts, emails and voice mails.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
The college basketball season is here and that means one thing for Texas Southern: Gentlemen, pack your bags.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
In some ways, preparing for Jeff Choate’s Montana State Bobcats will feel like preparing for Bruce Barnum’s Portland State Vikings, or Beau Baldwin’s Eastern Washington Eagles. Portland State and Eastern …
Sun., April 2, 2017
Josh Perkins dreamed of wearing a North Carolina uniform as a kid. Mark Few admits he installed Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ fast break scheme for his first seven seasons …
Fri., March 31, 2017
While the same Gonzaga players each week answer questions for the microphones in front of their faces, their teammates in the distance sit back and watch.
Fri., March 31, 2017
The best defense in the country faces a stiff challenge in South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell. The second best defense in the country faces a tall task against Gonzaga’s …
Fri., March 24, 2017
In coach Mark Few’s mind, Gonzaga has gone from facing one of the most unique styles in college basketball to one of hottest teams left in the NCAA tournament.
Wed., March 22, 2017
There is pressure defense and then there is this: West Virginia, nicknamed ‘Press Virginia’ because of its relentless defensive style, has been known to slap on the press after missing …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017
Gonzaga assistant coach Brian Michaelson didn’t have to go deep into his memory bank when asked about South Dakota State scoring machine Mike Daum. “Wiltjer, that’s a better driver,” said …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
BYU was Gonzaga’s first test after the Zags reached No. 1 last month. GU won, 85-75, in Provo but was pushed by the Cougars. The Zags are still No. 1 …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Gonzaga coach Mark Few reminded the assembled media after last Thursday’s win over San Francisco that the WCC title remains one of the program’s fundamental goals.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
No. 1 Gonzaga (28-0, 16-0 WCC) can clinch an outright WCC championship with a road win over San Diego (12-16, 5-11) on Thursday. Gonzaga will try to replicate its defensive …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
The list of serious tests No. 1 Gonzaga has faced this season begins with Iowa State and Florida State in Orlando in late November and Arizona, Akron and Tennessee in …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
San Francisco, the only WCC team to lead Gonzaga in the second half this season, visits Spokane on Thursday. The Dons (18-9, 8-6 WCC) shot the highest field-goal percentage (46.9) …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
No. 1 Gonzaga (25-0, 13-0 WCC) and No. 20 Saint Mary’s (22-2, 12-1) collide Saturday at McKeon Pavilion with major implications for both teams.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Top-ranked Gonzaga is optimistic it will have its top player, Nigel Williams-Goss, for Thursday’s road game against Loyola Marymount. Williams-Goss practiced Tuesday and Wednesday and is on track to return …