Gonzaga Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Gonzaga defeats Portland for 20th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "Third-ranked Gonzaga scored 18 unanswered points between the first and second halves and cruised to their 20th consecutive victory to start the season in an 83-64 win Monday night over host Portland in a West Coast Conference game. "It hasn't been easy, but it's nice to be 20-0 for sure,"..." January 23

  • No. 4 Gonzaga remains unbeaten by routing Portland

    The Sports Xchange "Fourth-ranked Gonzaga improved to 19-0 overall and 7-0 in the West Coast Conference, but not without difficulty in its 73-52 victory over shorthanded Portland in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday. Portland announced before the game that leading scorer, senior guard Alec Wintering, is out for the..." January 21

  • No. 4 Gonzaga remains unbeaten, routs Santa Clara

    The Sports Xchange "Przemek Karnowski led No. 4 Gonzaga with 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field in the Bulldogs' 88-57 victory over host Santa Clara in a West Coast Conference game Thursday night. Gonzaga, the only remaining unbeaten team in the nation, improved to 18-0 overall, 6-0 in the WCC. Santa..." January 20

  • No. 5 Gonzaga routs No. 21 Gaels to top WCC

    The Sports Xchange "No. 5 Gonzaga remained the only undefeated team in the nation, recording a 79-56 win over No. 21 Saint Mary's on Saturday at Spokane, Wash., in a showdown between the top West Coast Conference programs. The top three scorers for the Bulldogs (17-0, 5-0 WCC) were transfers experiencing the..." January 15

  • No. 5 Gonzaga rolls over Loyola Marymount

    The Sports Xchange "No. 5 Gonzaga avoided looking ahead to a showdown at home against 19th-ranked Saint Mary's on Saturday by beating Loyola Marymount soundly 93-55 Thursday night in Spokane, Wash. "Honestly, we haven't talked about (the game against Saint Mary's)," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "This team loves..." January 13

  • No. 5 Gonzaga rolls past San Francisco

    The Sports Xchange "Nigel Williams-Goss felt poorly over the past week as he struggled with a nasty case of stomach flu. Thursday was his turn to make others feel sick. The junior point guard looked more than recovered as he posted career highs of 36 points and 11 rebounds and also contributed six assists..." January 06

  • Karnowski powers No. 7 Gonzaga past Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "Przemek Karnowski was so overpowering in No. 7 Gonzaga's 81-61 victory on Saturday over Pacific in Stockton, Calif., that Tigers forward Jason Lampkin admitted he could not keep up defensively with the Bulldogs' post player. The 7-foot-1, 300-pound Karnowski had 19 points, a career-high..." December 31

  • Balanced scoring helps No. 7 Gonzaga rout Pepperdine

    The Sports Xchange "No. 7 Gonzaga started lethargic on defense but came on strong in the second half to pull away to a 92-62 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night in Spokane, Wash. The Bulldogs led by only seven points at halftime before their defense helped cause 13 second-half turnovers that led to 19..." December 30

  • No. 7 Gonzaga blasts South Dakota behind freshman Collins

    The Sports Xchange "Reserve freshman forward Zach Collins, with a career-high 21 points in No. 7 Gonzaga's 102-65 win over visiting South Dakota on Wednesday in Spokane, Wash., said his growth is a complete turnaround from when he first reported to campus in August. That was evident in his 9-of-9 shooting from..." December 22

  • No. 8 Gonzaga beats Tennessee to remain unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gonzaga coach Mark Few couldn't remember the last time one of his teams ever experienced foul trouble the way the Bulldogs did Sunday. However, like every other obstacle they have dealt with in nonconference play, the eighth-ranked Bulldogs pulled through just fine...." December 18

  • No. 8 Gonzaga rolls past visiting Akron

    The Sports Xchange "Akron coach Keith Dambrot compared his team's 61-43 loss at No. 8 Gonzaga on Saturday night to that of a football game with teams grinding it out on the ground. "It was like two football teams running the ball 100 times," Dambrot said. "It was an old-fashioned game of low-block..." December 10

  • Williams-Goss scores 23 as Gonzaga tops Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Washington coach Lorenzo Romar expected Gonzaga junior Nigel Williams-Goss to produce as he did Wednesday. The Bulldogs point guard scored a season-high 23 points against the Huskies in eighth-ranked Gonzaga's 98-71 win at Spokane, Wash. "I know he's a good basketball player and he's a..." December 08

  • Karnowski leads No. 8 Gonzaga past No. 16 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins said the Bulldogs owed Arizona some "payback" for losses in three consecutive seasons. They got it Saturday. And much of that was because the Wildcats had no answer for Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski. The 7-foot-1, 300-pound center hit 9 of 13 shots and..." December 03

  • No. 8 Gonzaga dominates Mississippi Valley State

    The Sports Xchange "No. 8 Gonzaga's challenge in its 97-63 win over visiting Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night was to beat the Delta Devils while resisting the temptation to look ahead to its game against No. 16 Arizona on Saturday in Los Angeles. "We had to stay focused," said guard Silas Melson, who..." December 02

  • No. 11 Gonzaga holds off No. 21 Iowa State to win AdvoCare title

    The Sports Xchange "Even up 18, Gonzaga coach Mark Few knew Iowa State was capable of a comeback. He was more certain his 11th-ranked Bulldogs would turn back the tide in a 73-71 win in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game at Orlando, Fla., on Sunday afternoon. The No. 21 Cyclones (5-1) had a furious..." November 27

  • No. 11 Gonzaga rallies past Florida

    The Sports Xchange "No. 11 Gonzaga rallied from an early 11-point deficit behind balanced scoring, led by guard Silas Nelson's 10 points in the second half, in a 77-72 win over Florida in a semifinal game of the AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Friday night. The Bulldogs (5-0) play No. 21 Iowa State..." November 26

  • No. 11 Gonzaga downs Quinnipiac

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga will rely heavily this season on its three transfers -- guards Nigel Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews and forward Johnathan Williams -- as was the case in an 82-62 win over Quinnipiac on Thursday. Williams-Goss, a Washington transfer, fueled the No. 11 Bulldogs' execution with a..." November 24

  • Gonzaga blows away Bryant

    The Sports Xchange "Center Przemek Karnowski racked up 22 points, 16 of them in the first half, to lead four scorers in double figures as Gonzaga walloped Bryant 109-70 on Friday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. The Zags (3-0) used a 10-1 run midway through the second half to expand..." November 18

  • No. 14 Gonzaga dispatches San Diego State

    The Sports Xchange "While Gonzaga was active with its 2-3 zone defense, San Diego State played frantically while trying to find an answer in a 69-48 loss to the 14th-ranked Bulldogs on Monday night in Spokane, Wash. "Everything we did was too fast," said San Diego State coach Steve Fisher, whose team shot only..." November 15

  • Williams-Goss, No. 14 Gonzaga cruise past Utah Valley

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga's starting five on the opening Friday of the college basketball season featured four newcomers -- and the players made their presence felt quickly in the 14th-ranked Bulldogs' 92-69 win over Utah Valley at McCarthey Athletic Center. Junior point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, fresh off a..." November 12

  • Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins faces misdemeanor charge after Sunday arrest

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga starting point guard Josh Perkins was cited Sunday for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. Perkins, 21, a redshirt sophomore, was cited at 4 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ruby Street and Sharp Avenue. However, court records do not indicate whether he was parked..." October 15

  • Gonzaga center Jacob Larsen suffers season-ending injury

    Today's U "Gonzaga’s top freshman will be out for the 2016 season after suffering a knee injury in practice this week. The injury will surely impact the Bulldogs’ prized 2016 recruiting class that is now without one of the key pieces for head coach Mark Few. Center Jacob Larsen suffered a season-ending..." October 09

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