March 20, 1999 |
It's not exactly the irresistible force meeting the immovable object, but destiny has a tough choice to make this afternoon in the NCAA West Regional Championship game. Does she finally smile on Connecticut, who after so many hard-twisting misfortunes, is again poised to advance to its first Final Four? Or does she stick with upstart Gonzaga - the Little School That Could, battling for the pride of midmajor programs everywhere? In a situation like this, destiny can't lose.
March 24, 2001 |
The Gonzaga basketball team said Thursday it was tired of the Cinderella tag that had been hung around its neck. Then, last night, the Bulldogs were just tired. After 30 minutes against the Michigan State Spartans - 30 minutes against the defending national champions, the NCAA South Regional's top seed - their legs deserted them. First, their shots fell short, then they fell wildly long in compensation. Turnover then piled upon turnover as the Spartans sensed what was happening.
March 22, 2013 |
IT WAS every frontrunner's nightmare. Top-seeded Gonzaga ran into a No. 16 seed that wasn't playing like one, a crowd itching for an upset and the very real prospect of making history in a most embarrassing way. Somehow, the Zags maneuvered their way out of that mess Thursday in Salt Lake City with a 64-58 win over Southern University, but not before they provided plenty of fodder for all those who wondered if that small school from the small...
March 15, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - West Virginia took a 75-mile bus ride to town. Gonzaga flew more than 2,200 miles. Many said it wasn't fair that the No. 7 seed had to travel so far to play No. 10, barely an hour from its campus, at the Consol Energy Center. They were all right. It wasn't fair. Gonzaga jumped West Virginia midway through the first half Thursday night and never let up, blowing the Mountaineers out of the Big East to the Big 12 with a sendoff that only a Pittsburgh fan could love.
November 27, 2007 |
Jeff Adrien had 16 points and 15 rebounds as Connecticut routed visiting Florida A & M, 93-54, last night in the Huskies' final tuneup before meeting No. 14 Gonzaga on Saturday in Boston. It was Adrien's third double-double this season for the Huskies (5-1). In other games: At Iowa, Chas McFarland scored 15 points and Wake Forest (4-0) beat the Hawkeyes, 56-47, in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game . . . At Notre Dame, Kyle McAlarney had a career-high 25 points to lead the Fighting Irish (4-2)
December 15, 2008 |
Nic Wise scored 21 points, including three free throws in the final 31 seconds, and Arizona upset No. 4 Gonzaga, 69-64, at the Desert Classic in Phoenix yesterday. Jordan Hill added 22 points and Chase Budinger had 14 for the Wildcats (7-2), who beat a team ranked in the top four for the first time since Nov. 8, 2001, when they beat No. 2 Maryland. Arizona, which led most of the game, outscored Gonzaga (7-1) 7-2 over the last 2 minutes, 25 seconds, with Hill and Wise scoring all of the points.
March 19, 2011 |
Gonzaga and Brigham Young, two of the best teams west of the Rockies, will face off in Denver on Saturday. For the 25-9 Zags, the 11th seed, the key to advancing is simple: stop the Cougars' Jimmer Fredette, who scored 32 points in BYU's win over Wofford, and has averaged 28.6 points per game in leading BYU (31-4) to the No. 3 seed in the Southeast Regional. The Cougars, meanwhile, will be doing precisely the opposite. Wisconsin vs. Kansas State. After an impressive first half against Utah State in their second-round game, Kansas State played the second half like the team coach Frank Martin got fed up with early in the season.
January 4, 2008 |
Less than a week after winning their holiday tournament with an upset of then-No. 15 Auburn, the St. Joseph's women were deflated by Gonzaga yesterday at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs (9-6) were 67-43 winners in a matinee game for schoolchildren. They made the trip from Spokane, Wash., for just this nonconference game, their first against the Hawks (7-7). "We stopped in Utah along the way," coach Kelly Graves joked. "Doesn't everyone make that Utah-Philly road swing?
December 24, 2008 |
Jeremiah Dominguez scored 25 points last night, helping Portland State knock off seventh-ranked Gonzaga, 77-70, in Spokane, Wash. This was Portland State's first win over a ranked team since it reinstated its basketball program for the 1996-97 season. Portland State (9-3), which relied on a short, quick lineup, outrebounded the Zags by 39-30. The Vikings stayed in front by hitting 12 three-pointers. Gonzaga (8-3) looked sloppy, committing 11 turnovers, missing layups, and shooting only 42 percent.
December 21, 2008 |
A.J. Price scored a season-high 24 points - including the three-pointer that sent the game into overtime - and Jerome Dyson scored six of his 21 points in the extra period to rally No. 2 Connecticut to a wild 88-83 victory over eighth-ranked Gonzaga (8-2) in Seattle yesterday. Dyson and Price rallied the Huskies (10-0) from 11 points down in the second half. "This game assured me of our toughness," Price said. "Being able to battle adversity, down 11 in the second half on the road and come back?