Gonzaga Rumors & News

  • Gonzaga attempting to pry Buddy Boeheim away from Syracuse

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Syracuse's Jim Boeheim has some competition for the 2018 recruit closest to his heart — his son, Buddy Boeheim. Buddy, a 6-5 shooting guard from New York, has said he’ll likely wind up at Syracuse to play for his father. Therefore, he hasn’t gained much recruiting attention and only had offers..." July 21

  • Gonzaga getting Johnathan Williams back for senior season

    The Spokesman Review "Johnathan Williams has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season at Gonzaga, The Spokesman-Review has learned. Williams declared for the draft last month but didn’t hire an agent, retaining the option of returning to GU. Wednesday was the deadline for underclassmen..." May 24

  • Gonzaga's Zach Collins declares for NBA draft, will sign with agent

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins has declared for the NBA Draft and intends to hire an agent at a later date. Collins becomes the Zags’ first one-and-done player. “This was a significant decision for my family and me,” Collins said in a GU release. “It was definitely one of the most..." April 13

  • Gonzaga's Karnowski claims Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award as nation's top center

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga senior Przemek Karnowski won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award during ESPN’s College Basketball Awards show Friday in Los Angeles. Abdul-Jabbar, the legendary Hall of Fame center, joined ESPN’s Jay Bilas in presenting the award for college basketball’s top center to Karnowski. “It means..." April 08

  • Heels reign again after ugly title win over Zags

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The redemption tour is complete. North Carolina talked about redemption all season, spurred by the painful memory of losing last year's national title game on Villanova's last-second 3-pointer. The Tar Heels found themselves back in a similar situation Monday..." April 04

  • CBS-Boosted NCAA National Championship Ratings Jump 21 Percent From Last Year

    The Wrap "CBS is cutting down the nets this morning. Monday’s NCAA Tournament National Championship game leapt 21 percent in preliminary TV ratings from the prior year, though the 2017 version got a big bump simply from being on “America’s Most-Watched Network.” Last year’s classic — a Villanova..." April 04

  • Gonzaga learns hard lesson about flawed nature of game it plays

    Sporting News - NCAAB "When we think and talk about college basketball — and basketball matchups, in general — we often do it in terms of things that are knowable. We use statistical data to dive into every conceivable angle, and try to figure out where the game will be decided. But championship basketball is not..." April 04

  • The refs ruined the NCAA championship game

    Fox Sports "Sixteen players stepped onto the court in the national championship game between North Carolina and Gonzaga Monday in Glendale, each with the hope of making history and becoming a college basketball immortal. But it was the three guys wearing stripes that took over the NCAA tournament final,..." April 04

  • Officiating cloud hangs over UNC national championship, and LeBron can't take it

    CBS Sports "North Carolina and Roy Williams claimed a third national title since 2005 on Monday night, 364 days after getting buried by Villanova on a buzzer-beater on the same stage. But while last year’s college basketball finale is most memorable for one of the NCAA Tournament’s greatest shots, the sixth..." April 04

  • Przemek Karnowski after loss: ‘I didn’t deliver’

    Larry Brown Sports "Przemek Karnowski made a harsh admission after losing the national championship game on Monday night. Karnowski, Gonzaga’s big man, was just 1-for-8 in the 71-65 loss to North Carolina. He missed many baskets from mere feet away from the hoop and knows he could have done better. The 7-foot-1..." April 04

  • Wizards' Marcin Gortat gives an honest NBA assessment of 'brother' Przemek Karnowski

    USA Today "Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski has been the biggest presence in the 2017 NCAA tournament. His 7-foot, 300-pound frame has helped lift Gonzaga to Monday’s national championship game against North Carolina. But back home in Poland, he’s overshadowed on the hardwood. Marcin Gortat, the Washington..." April 04

  • Mark Few on late non-call: 'Had no idea ... nobody made me aware'

    ESPN "Mark Few said he was unaware during the game that Kennedy Meeks had his hand out of bounds during a critical scramble for a loose ball in the final minute of North Carolina's 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in the national title game on Monday night. With 49.1 seconds to play and North Carolina..." April 04

  • North Carolina-Gonzaga about firsts, big men and bad ankles

    ESPN "Gonzaga's and North Carolina's journey to the final night of the 2016-17 season on a hardwood floor in a football stadium in the Phoenix area should surprise few. The Tar Heels lost in last year's title game on a Kris Jenkins buzzer-beater, and key players from that humbled roster -- Kennedy..." April 03

  • 5 biggest storylines entering National Championship Game

    Larry Brown Sports "It is difficult to imagine the 2017 National Championship living up to the high expectations set by last year’s stunning affair. After a hotly-contested 40 minute game, fans were treated to a wild shot by North Carolina’s Marcus Paige to tie the game and a buzzer-beater to win the championship by..." April 03

  • Cute and cuddly no more, Gonzaga proves itself as one of elite

    USA Today "Everybody’s favorite outsider is now the ultimate insider. Eighteen years after it burst onto college basketball’s biggest stage, busting brackets and striking a blow for little guys everywhere, Gonzaga will play for the national title Monday night. Let that sink in for a minute. The small,..." April 02

  • Gonzaga holds off South Carolina to reach final

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Gonzaga coach Mark Few, right arm draped over the back of an empty chair, broke into a relaxed grin, looking as if he had been there before. Which he hasn't. And almost wasn't. The Bulldogs, after doing almost everything right for nearly 30 minutes, seemingly on..." April 01

  • John Stockton barely recognizes the Gonzaga of today

    SI "Before he became the NBA’s all-time leader in steals and assists, John Stockton was a little-known guard from Spokane, Wash., and Gonzaga’s hometown hero. The Zags were far from the perennial power they are now, failing to make the NCAA tournament during his tenure. SI spoke to Stockton about his..." April 01

  • Gonzaga’s Mark Few wins AP coach of the year

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga’s Mark Few on Thursday was named Associated Press Coach of the Year and he received a large trophy that goes with the award. Few then talked about nearly everyone associated with the program in his 18-year tenure except himself. “Every player that ever made the sacrifices to put that..." March 30

  • Can UNC, Gonzaga, South Carolina and Oregon salvage the Final Four nobody wanted?

    Fox Sports "Let's get it out of the way at the top. No need to sugarcoat. On first glance, and probably on second and third too, this is a dog Final Four. It's the ugly stepchild stealing the spotlight on college basketball's premiere weekend, a motley crew mostly filled with teams you either don't care about..." March 27

  • Gonzaga crushes Xavier, reaches first Final Four

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As the clock wound down to secure an elusive trip to the Final Four, Gonzaga coach Mark Few hugged star guard Nigel Williams-Goss as he left the floor. Then he allowed himself a good cry. "Tears of joy," Few said. "It makes your heart warm, 365 degrees Celsius ... maybe..." March 25

  • Gonzaga survives West Virginia to reach Elite Eight

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- West Virginia did not make it easy. Its full-court, full-time pressure makes for a busy, difficult match. But Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews worked through it, and his go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.3 seconds remaining helped the top-seeded Bulldogs to a 61-58 victory over the..." March 23

  • NCAA admits officials missed goaltending call against Gonzaga

    Land of 10 "Being a ref is a really hard job sometimes. There’s so much to keep an eye on, some stuff can understandably slip through the cracks. But this missed call — at this time — isn’t exactly understandable. In the NCAA Tournament second-round game between Gonzaga and Northwestern on Saturday,..." March 19

  • Williams-Goss, Gonzaga stave off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Playing under a spotlight is nothing new to Gonzaga this season. The Bulldogs felt scrutiny all season as they climbed to the top ranking in the country and ripped off 29 straight wins before losing in their regular season finale to BYU. Weathering a second-half rally from..." March 18

  • Top-seeded Gonzaga dispatches South Dakota State

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY - Gonzaga needed last-minute heroics to survive its NCAA Tournament opener the last time it drew a No. 1 seed. For a half, it looked like the Bulldogs were headed for a repeat of history. This time, top-seeded Gonzaga did not let an inspired underdog hang around. The Bulldogs..." March 16

  • No. 4 Gonzaga rolls to 5th straight WCC tourney title

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga captured its fifth consecutive West Coast Conference tournament title behind 22 points, six assists and six rebounds by guard Nigel Williams-Goss in the fourth-ranked Bulldogs' 74-56 victory over No. 19 Saint Mary's on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs improved 32-1 overall..." March 08

  • No. 4 Gonzaga makes hard work of WCC semi win

    The Sports Xchange "Nigel Williams-Goss scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Przemek Karnowski added 19 points and seven rebounds in No. 4 Gonzaga's 77-68 win over Santa Clara in a West Coast Conference tournament semifinal game Monday night in Las Vegas. Gonzaga (31-1) struggled to put away Santa..." March 07

  • No. 4 Gonzaga rolls past Pacific in WCC tourney

    The Sports Xchange "Fourth-ranked Gonzaga overcame a sluggish first half, fueled by guard Jordan Mathews' 20 points in the second half, in the Bulldogs' 82-50 win over Pacific in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Saturday in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs, who improved to 30-1 overall, shot..." March 05

  • No. 1 Gonzaga's unbeaten season halted by BYU

    The Sports Xchange "Brigham Young scored 10 unanswered points in the last two minutes to achieve the first upset of a No. 1-ranked team in program history as the Cougars topped Gonzaga 79-71 in a West Coast Conference game Saturday night in Spokane, Wash. The defeat ends the Bulldogs' quest for an unbeaten..." February 26

  • No. 1 Gonzaga remains perfect with rout of San Diego

    The Sports Xchange "Top-ranked Gonzaga is one game away from completing an undefeated regular season after Thursday night's 96-38 drubbing of host San Diego behind five scorers in double figures in a West Coast Conference game. The Bulldogs are 29-0 (17-0 in the WCC) with the last regular-season game against..." February 24

  • Williams-Goss leads No. 1 Gonzaga over Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "Top-ranked Gonzaga had five scorers in double figures led by Nigel Williams-Goss' 18 points in the Bulldogs' 82-61 win over Pacific in a West Coast Conference game in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday. Johnathan Williams added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Zach Collins had 14 points and nine..." February 18

  • No. 1 Gonzaga rolls over San Francisco

    The Sports Xchange "Nigel Williams-Goss scored 18 of his 30 points in the second half and Przemek Karnowski added 23 points to lead top-ranked Gonzaga past San Francisco 96-61 at Spokane, Wash., in a West Coast Conference game Thursday. Williams-Goss made all six of his field-goal attempts in the second half..." February 17

  • So is Gonzaga Gonna Lose or ...

    The Big Lead "Gonzaga is having one of those seasons programs like Gonzaga sometimes have. The Zags played a challenging non-conference schedule, beating the likes of Florida, Iowa State and Arizona, and now they’re cruising through the West Coast Conference, which has put up about as much resistance as a door..." February 12

  • No. 1 Gonzaga clears hurdle, beats No. 20 Saint Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- An undefeated regular season became a very realistic goal for top-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday night. The Bulldogs got past what appeared to be their biggest remaining obstacle in pursuit of perfection by beating No. 20 Saint Mary's 74-64 in a pivotal West Coast Conference..." February 11

  • No. 1 Gonzaga posts blowout win, stays unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "Nigel Williams-Goss, back after missing a game due to a sprained ankle, scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 1 Gonzaga to a 90-60 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday in a West Coast Conference game at Los Angeles. "He's special," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said of..." February 10

  • No. 1 Gonzaga breezes without Williams-Goss

    The Sports Xchange "Top-ranked Gonzaga won its 24th consecutive game to start the season despite missing injured starting guard Nigel Williams-Goss and rolled to a 90-55 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday night in Spokane, Wash. Williams-Goss, Gonzaga's leading scorer at 15.6 points per game, did not play..." February 05

  • No. 1 Gonzaga bests BYU, stays unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "PROVO, Utah -- Nobody could blame Gonzaga for buying into the hype. The Bulldogs faced token resistance from opponents on their march toward a No. 1 ranking. They are within striking distance of claiming a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history...." February 03

  • No. 3 Gonzaga boosts win streak to 22

    The Sports Xchange "If No. 3 Gonzaga is not the top-ranked team Monday, the Bulldogs are at least playing like they are worthy after matching a school record with their 22nd consecutive victory in a 96-49 triumph over Pepperdine on Saturday in Malibu, Calif. Gonzaga (22-0, 10-0 West Coast Conference) is in..." January 29

  • No. 3 Gonzaga encounters little resistance against San Diego

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss nearly had as many field goals as San Diego in the No. 3 Bulldogs' 79-43 victory Thursday night in Spokane, Wash. Williams-Goss made 11 of 15 field goal attempts and finished with 25 points. San Diego (10-11, 3-6 West Coast Conference) made 16 of 50 from the..." January 27