Gonzaga Rumors & News

  • Gonzaga's Karnowski returning to school for fifth season

    The Score "Gonzaga will have its big man back in the fold for the 2016-17 season, as Przemek Karnowski tweeted he's returning to school for his final season. The 7-foot-1 center underwent season-ending back surgery in December, and will return to school for an extra year on a medical redshirt. The..." May 24

  • Corey Kispert to Gonzaga: Bulldogs Land 4-Star SF Prospect

    Bleacher Report "The Gonzaga Bulldogs added a sharpshooter to their 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday. Small forward Corey Kispert, who is listed as a 4-star prospect by 247Sports’ composite rankings, tweeted that he will “join the Zag family”: he 6’6” and 190-pound Kispert is the No. 119 overall recruit in..." May 05

  • Gonzaga F/C Domantas Sabonis To Enter Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Gonzaga sophomore forward/center Domantas Sabonis will enter this year’s draft, sources told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The son of Hall-of-Famer Arvydas Sabonis is likely to sign with an agent, Goodman adds. If he does so, he’ll be unable to withdraw from the draft and retain his..." April 06

  • Gonzaga rolls past Utah and into Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Gonzaga was in danger of not making the NCAA Tournament a week before Selection Sunday. Now the Bulldogs are one win from reaching the Elite Eight for the second straight year. Domantas Sabonis had 19 points and 10 rebounds and 11th-seeded Gonzaga routed third-seeded Utah..." March 20

  • Gonzaga shuts down Seton Hall

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Gonzaga needed a strong finish last week to keep its NCAA Tournament streak alive. The Bulldogs used dominating defensive Thursday to extend another run. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Wiltjer scored 13 and 11th-seeded Gonzaga beat sixth-seeded Seton Hall..." March 18

  • Gonzaga 85, Saint Mary's 75

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Eric McClellan led five Gonzaga players in double figures with 20 points Tuesday, and the Bulldogs posted an 85-75 win over Saint Mary's in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas. The second-seeded Bulldogs (26-7) earned their 18th consecutive trip..." March 09

  • Moore leads No. 16 SMU past Gonzaga

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The shooting and playmaking of point guard Nic Moore paved the way for No. 16 SMU in a 69-60 win over Gonzaga on Saturday night. Moore had 25 points and 11 assists as SMU (21-3) rebounded from a rare loss on its home floor Wednesday night to Tulsa. "I listen to a lot of TV..." February 14

  • Gonzaga Basketball Marches With HBO In Docuseries

    Deadline "HBO Sports and IMG’s Original Content unit are pick-and-rolling with a new five-episode docuseries following Gonzaga University’s 2015-16 basketball season. The premium cabler will premiere Gonzaga: The March To Madness at 10 PM February 16, with subsequent episodes airing in that same slot..." January 12

  • Unsafe court conditions cancel Gonzaga-Pittsburgh game in Japan after first half

    USA Today "The season opener for Gonzaga and Pittsburgh was canceled on Friday after the two teams played in hazardous floor conditions in the first half. The teams traveled to Okinawa, Japan to play in front of the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. But similar to years' past, extremely..." November 14

  • Gonzaga men add Zach Norvell, another top 100 recruit

    The Spokesman-Review "Shooting guard Zach Norvell has become the second top 100 player to join Gonzaga’s 2016 recruiting class. Norvell, who attends Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy, the same school that produced Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker, announced Monday on Twitter that he selected Gonzaga over Florida State,..." November 02

  • Gonzaga senior Kyle Wiltjer is CBS Sports' Preseason Player of Year

    CBS Sports "Gonzaga recruited Kyle Wiltjer out of high school but lost him to Kentucky because, at the time, John Calipari seemed to get every prospect he wanted. The McDonald's All-American was part of a four-player class that ranked first nationally and also included Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist..." October 06

  • Gonzaga's big plan: Wiltjer, Sabonis, Karnowski on floor at same time

    CBS Sports "Gonzaga coach Mark Few knows he's got three of college basketball's best front-court players in Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis, and Przemek Karnowski. And he's going to try to make sure there's times during the upcoming season where all of them are on the floor at the same time. "I think..." September 30

  • French power forward Killian Tillie commits to Gonzaga

    College Basketball Talk "Over the years Gonzaga’s had a great deal of success with international prospects, not just recruiting them but developing them into high-level college basketball players. Saturday head coach Mark Few landed another international prospect, as forward Killian Tillie became the Bulldogs’ second..." August 31

  • Ex-Tiger Johnathan Williams III headed to Gonzaga

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Johnathan Williams III, Missouri's leading scorer and rebounder last season, has decided on his next college team. Williams will transfer to Gonzaga, he announced Saturday on Instagram and Twitter. "Thanks for all of the schools that recruited me & after careful consideration, I chosen to..." June 01

  • Report: Washington Star G Nigel Williams-Goss Is Transferring To Gonzaga

    College Spun "Nigel Williams-Goss, a rising junior guard for the Washington Huskies, will be transferring to Gonzaga, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. Williams-Goss, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard, had a sensational sophomore season for the Huskies, averaging 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7..." May 03

  • Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer returning for senior season

    CBS Sports "Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return for his senior season, sources told CBSSports.com. Wiltjer averaged 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds on his way to becoming a consensus second-team All-American last season, as well as a first-team All-WCC member. He will be one of the preseason..." April 21

  • South Florida lands a graduate transfer from Gonzaga

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida landed a graduate transfer for next season as former Gonzaga forward Angel Nunez committed to the Bulls. Since the 6-foot-8 Nunez is graduating, he is immediately eligible to play next season. A source confirmed Nunez to heading to the AAC and he took a visit to the South Florida..." April 20

  • Gonzaga lands four-star Class of 2016 big man Zach Collins

    The Slipper Still Fits "The good luck in Las Vegas wasn't limited to the court, as Gonzaga landed a 2016 commitment. Luck isn't always guaranteed when you make a trip to Las Vegas. However, the Gonzaga staff must be feeling like it has a Royal Flush, soon after winning the WCC Tournament, they received the news that..." March 17

  • Did Gonzaga cost themselves a No. 1 seed with loss to BYU?

    College Basketball Talk "BYU ended all the angst about whether or not No. 3 Gonzaga will get a No. 1 seed earlier than we expected this year. The Zags dug themselves an early hole and never broke out of their funk as they lost to BYU on Senior Night, 73-70. Kyle Collinsworth led the way with 20 points and nine boards..." March 01

  • Angel Nunez wins NCAA appeal, granted one more year of eligibilty

    The Slipper Still Fits "The once senior forward is now a junior forward. Angel Nunez's college career will go on for at least another year after he won his appeal to the NCAA, Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review reported on Tuesday. Nunez transferred mid-season from Louisville to Gonzaga at Jan. 2013. Gonzaga was..." February 18

  • Already rolling, Gonzaga to add Vandy transfer McClellan

    Salt Lake Tribune "Bad news for BYU, the West Coast Conference and the rest of college basketball. Gonzaga is about to get better. Already cruising along at 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the WCC, the sixth-ranked Bulldogs welcome reinforcements on Thursday, when Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan becomes eligible...." January 08

  • Gonzaga adding Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan to roster on Thursday

    CBS Sports "Gonzaga's already deep perimeter is getting another quality addition. Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan, who led the Commodores in scoring last year through 12 games (14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists in 2013-14) will become eligible for the Bulldogs' (14-1) WCC home opener on Thursday..." January 05

  • Georgia guard reaches out to Perkins to apologize for broken jaw

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Georgia guard Kenny Gaines wanted to apologize for an on-court accident that left Gonzaga forward Josh Perkins sidelined indefinitely with a broken jaw in last Thursday's game in New York City. Turns out Gaines and Perkins have a mutual friend in Georgia's Dusan Langura, who passed Perkins'..." December 06

  • Josh Perkins out with broken jaw

    ESPN "Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins suffered a broken jaw when he was kicked by Georgia's Kenny Gaines in the second half of the Zags' 88-76 win on Wednesday night. Gonzaga coach Mark Few told ESPN that Perkins will have his jaw wired and will be out indefinitely. Perkins said he thinks he'll be out..." November 30

  • Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins out indefinitely with broken jaw

    ESPN "Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins suffered a broken jaw when he was kicked by Georgia's Kenny Gaines in the second half of the Zags' 88-76 win on Wednesday night. Gonzaga coach Mark Few told ESPN that Perkins will have his jaw wired and will be out indefinitely. Perkins drove the baseline after..." November 27

  • Karnowski blossoming into Gonzaga's next standout foreign big man

    SI "Przemek Karnowski stared at the map of the United States, puzzled. Spokane was supposed to be here, in Washington, and the 17-year-old basketball prospect from Torun, Poland, couldn’t find it. Confused, Karnowski called Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd. Lloyd informed Karnowski that Gonzaga..." November 26

  • Is this the year Gonzaga finally advances beyond the Sweet 16?

    SB Nation "At what point does Cinderella become powerful and popular enough to stop being an underdog story? For Gonzaga, the national narrative painting the program as college basketball's prototypical dark horse started feeling like a disservice years ago. For 15 seasons, Mark Few has been the 'Zags head..." September 23

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former Gonzaga forward Lucas Meikle transfers to Cal Poly

    College Basketball Talk "After he made just 15 appearances as a freshman at Gonzaga, it was announced in late May that 6-foot-9 forward Lucas Meikle was granted a release from his scholarship and would be transferring. On Sunday Meikle’s new destination was learned, with Left Coast Recruiting reporting that the Bellarmine..." July 07

  • Gonzaga lands Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan

    The Slipper Still Fits "It would appear that the Bulldogs roster is finally complete for the upcoming season. Ex-Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan announced his intention to join the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday, Jon Rothstein with CBS Sports reported. The news trickled in over the weekend, because McClellan must be..." June 30

  • Report: Gonzaga’s Gerard Coleman to transfer for senior year

    College Basketball Talk "Gerard Coleman is on the move again. The former Providence guard will leave Gonzaga after playing for the Zags for one season, according to a report from Jim Meehan of the Spokesman-Review. Coleman averaged 13.2 points as a sophomore with the Friars, but after sitting out the 2012-2013..." May 13

  • Gonzaga signs Arvydas Sabonis' son, Domantas Sabonis

    CBS Sports "The spawn of an all-time basketball great is headed to Gonzaga. The school has announced the signing of Domantas Sabonis, son of Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis. Domantas previously played with Spain's Unicaja Málaga team. He is 17, a 6-foot-10 tweener forward and considered one of the better..." April 18

  • Arizona Wildcats have look of contenders in 84-61 rout of Zags

    Arizona Republic "Sean Miller and Mark Few enjoyed an animated text message exchange a few weeks ago. Miller was up late, watching a replay of the double-overtime Arizona-Gonzaga meeting in the 2003 NCAA Tournament, and contacted his friend. "We were laughing about that," Few said. If the two exchange..." March 24

  • Zags outlast Oklahoma State, 85-77

    Gonzaga Bulletin "Eighth-seeded Gonzaga took advantage of closely officiated game, OSU’s 15 missed free throws and 26 points from Kevin Pangos to dispatch the ninth-seeded Cowboys Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In a battle of free throws — the two teams combined to shoot 78 total — the..." March 21

  • Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos pushes on, despite injuries

    Seattle Times "Today, all is sunny in the Gonzaga constellation. The Zags are in their accustomed spot in the NCAA tournament, about to play Oklahoma State on Friday for the right to keep suiting up in San Diego. Soon, though, their run will end, and perhaps then it will be more piercing — how much better it..." March 19

  • Takeaways from a worrisome WCC Tourney run for Zags

    Gonzaga Bulletin "Gonzaga’s three games this season against Saint Mary’s have been its three least interesting games of the season. GU fans wouldn’t have it any other way. Really, the only highlight of Monday night’s WCC semifinal was the emergence of David Stockton — who I have christened with the..." March 19

  • Talks on to revive Zags vs. Huskies basketball rivalry

    Seattle Times "Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, made news by sponsoring a bill in the Washington state Legislature that would rekindle the Gonzaga-Washington basketball rivalry. But it may not require political action to get it going again. Sources have told the Times that talks between the two..." March 12

  • Gonzaga 75, Brigham Young 64

    ProSportsDaily "Sam Dower had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs past the Cougars in the West Coast Conference title game in Las Vegas. Gary Bell Jr. added 14 points for top-seeded Gonzaga (28-6), which is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the 16th consecutive season after claiming the league’s..." March 12

  • Gonzaga men roll past BYU to win WCC tournament

    Seattle Times "Gonzaga blew Brigham Young’s doors off in the early going, then held on through some fragile moments late in the second half and won the West Coast Conference men’s basketball title, 75-64, here Tuesday night. It gives the Zags a 16th straight NCAA tournament appearance. Gonzaga (28-6) got..." March 12

  • WCC tournament key to Bay Area teams' NCAA hopes

    San Jose Mercury News "USF, having posted its highest West Coast Conference victory total since 1977, can realistically aspire to its first NCAA tournament bid in 16 seasons when it treks to Las Vegas this week for the WCC tournament. For Santa Clara, the prospects are more daunting, and the wait has been two years..." March 04

  • Gonzaga men lose their 2nd straight game, 69-66 to San Diego

    Seattle Times "The 25th-ranked Gonzaga men’s team could have won the West Coast Conference regular-season title outright with a victory Saturday night at San Diego. But the Toreros, coached by former Zags assistant Bill Grier, beat Gonzaga 69-66. It was the second consecutive loss for the Zags (23-6..." February 23

  • Just how close is Gonzaga to missing the tournament?

    College Basketball Talk "BYU (RPI: 42, KenPom: 55) knocked off Gonzaga (RPI: 24, KenPom: 27) on Thursday night, setting up an intriguing scenario as we head into the home stretch. The Cougars pick up their third best win of the season, which should be enough to get them clear of play-in games for now. Barring a loss to..." February 21

  • BYU Cougars beat No. 25 Gonzaga, 73-65

    Salt Lake Tribune "Maybe BYU coach Dave Rose should change his starting lineup more often. At least that tactic helped the Cougars finally beat West Coast Conference kingpin Gonzaga on Thursday night. With Anson Winder making just his third start of the season, and foul-prone freshman Eric Mika coming off the..." February 21

  • Gonzaga clinches Conference title as they cruise to an 86-67 win on Senior Night

    Gonzaga Bulletin "Gonzaga (23-4, 13-1 WCC) took on Loyola Marymount (11-6, 3-12 WCC) in the final home game of the season Saturday night. The Zags hosted a clinic down low as Gonzaga’s big men took it to LMU all night long. Three-pointers also continued to fly as guard Kevin Pangos, who scored 17 points, led the..." February 16

  • Gonzaga wins its 22nd game of season, trounces Pepperdine

    Seattle Times "Gonzaga’s seven three-pointers in the opening 20 minutes freed up Przemek Karnowski to impose his will down low against Pepperdine after halftime. Karnowski made 8 of 10 shots and David Stockton missed just three of his nine attempts in Gonzaga’s 83-68 win over the Waves on Thursday..." February 14

  • Memphis Tigers upset Gonzaga 60-54

    Memphis Flyer "Joe Jackson will not forget his 22nd birthday. Neither will 7'1" Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski. For that matter, 18,248 Tiger basketball fans were prepared to line up and light candles after Saturday night's comeback win at FedExForum. The memories will have little to do with the 10 points the..." February 09

  • Zags get back at Portland with win at home

    Seattle Times "David Stockton, Angel Nunez and Kevin Pangos all scored 13 points and No. 23 Gonzaga hung on to beat Portland 71-66 on Wednesday night, avenging a January loss to the Pilots. Sam Dower Jr. added 10 points for Gonzaga (21-3, 11-1 West Coast), which has a three-game lead over BYU and San..." February 06

  • Zags rally in second half for 101-66 win over Dons

    Gonzaga Bulletin "As the first half came to a close Saturday at the McCarthey Center, Gonzaga began to build momentum. It carried that momentum through the second half all the way to a lopsided 101-66 victory over San Francisco. The 22nd ranked Zags improved to 10-1 in WCC play, while the Dons dropped to 3-8...." February 02

  • Gonzaga edges Santa Clara on Dower’s three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left

    Seattle Times "Sam Dower Jr. made a game-winning three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left and finished with 12 points as Gonzaga avoided its first loss at Santa Clara since 2001, with a 54-52 win on Wednesday night. Jared Brownridge’s half-court shot went off the side of the rim at the buzzer, and Santa Clara lost..." January 30

  • Pangos, Stockton shine as Zags best BYU

    Gonzaga Bulletin "With a team-high 23 points Saturday night, BYU’s Tyler Haws was good. With 24 points — 21 of them in the second half — and six 3-pointers, Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos was better. A version of Pangos GU fans haven’t seen since the Maui Invitational emerged in front of a rowdy Saturday-night..." January 26