Stories tagged: key matchups
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018
One of the Zags’ primary goals defensively will be containing Idaho State’s 3-point shooters, led by 6-foot-6 guard/forward Jared Stutzman. The junior from Idaho Falls hit 52 percent from distance …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
Junior guard Miles Reynolds has been Pacific’s hottest player. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder from Chicago shares scoring honors with Roberto Gallinat at 13.0 points per game, but Reynolds has bumped his …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018
If one removes heavy favorite Saint Mary’s Jock Landale from WCC player of the year consideration, next in line just might be BYU forward Yoeli Childs.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Gonzaga’s first meeting with San Diego and there are two obvious key matchups.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
The Dons’ trio guards were a stern defensive test for the Zags two weeks ago in San Francisco. Nothing’s changed, except junior guard Frankie Ferrari has been in quite the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
True freshman guard Marcus Shaver Jr. has been the Pilots’ top scoring threat through eight WCC games. Shaver, inserted into the starting lineup two games ago, is averaging 10.8 points …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Gonzaga shut down Santa Clara’s trio of guards in a 101-52 victory last month in Spokane. That’ll be the Zags’ first priority in Saturday’s rematch at the Leavey Center, beginning …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
There are quality matchups at all five spots, but we’ll zero in on the bigs and the point guards.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
San Francisco’s top offensive weapon has been freshman guard Souley Boum.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Gonzaga continues its tour of the WCC’s three last-place programs against visiting Portland on Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Sophomore Josh McSwiggan has been Portland’s most reliable scorer. The 6-foot-7 wing from England averages 13.4 points.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
Gonzaga’s main concerns are Loyola Marymount junior point guard James Batemon and freshman forward Eli Scott, who played at Chino Hills High with LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball and was trained …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
If Kameron Edwards doesn’t play, Gonzaga’s focus shifts to point guard Colbey Ross, who is having an impressive freshman season. The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging 14.3 points (eighth in the …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Gonzaga has played numerous guard-driven opponents but Santa Clara might lean on its starting trio more than the rest.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017
Jahlil Tripp is Pacific’s sixth-leading scorer but he is one of the more versatile players in the WCC. The sophomore guard nearly averages a double-double (8.7 points, 9.5 rebounds).
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
Gonzaga encounters a familiar foe on a couple of fronts Thursday. The Zags roughed up San Diego State 69-48 last season at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Aztecs’ leading scorer …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
IUPUI relies on a balanced attack and doesn’t have a statistical standout, but senior forward Aaron Brennan has been a steady contributor.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
North Dakota, like several non-conference visitors to the McCarthey Athletic Center, will be undersized compared to Gonzaga but the Fighting Hawks have capable guards.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
The key matchup in this one is simple: Gonzaga’s zone offense vs. Washington’s zone defense.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Villanova has a balanced crew with a number of playmakers but junior guard Jalen Brunson usually orchestrates one of the nation’s better offenses.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
The matchups are intriguing at all five positions but the backcourts could hold the biggest key to Friday’s winner.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
The UIW Cardinals have a number of players in the 6-foot-4 to 6-7 range but they’ll be undersized against Gonzaga’s starting frontcourt of Johnathan Williams and Killian Tillie, as well …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
After facing a string of guard-driven opponents in their first five games, the Zags encounter a sizable challenge from Texas.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Florida’s Egor Koulechov, a graduate transfer from Rice, bumped his scoring average to 21.8 with a 26-point effort in Thursday’s rout over Stanford. The 6-foot-5 wing is shooting 56 percent …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Ohio State presents a pair of matchup concerns with forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
For the second game in a row, Gonzaga’s defensive attention will be on the opponent’s talented backcourt.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Season openers usually produce an abundance of good and bad and Gonzaga’s rout of Texas Southern filled both categories.
Sun., April 2, 2017
One of Gonzaga’s built-in advantages most of the season will be challenged by North Carolina in the championship game.
Fri., March 31, 2017
The Zags have been successful in slowing opponents’ big-time scorers – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum, Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett – in their first four NCAA Tournament games. South Carolina’s Sindarius …
Fri., March 31, 2017
A capsule look at the South Carolina Gamecocks, featuring guard Sindarius Thornwell