HOUSTON (AP) – Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
SPOKANE, Wash. – On Saturday the No. 11-seeded Gonzaga women’s team (26-7) will face-off against the No. 2 seed Tennessee Lady Volunteers (29-5) in hopes of joining the men’s team in the Elite 8. The game, which tips off at 4 p.m. at the Spokane Arena is essentially a home contest for the Zags.
HOUSTON – On the eve of their Sweet 16 matchup Friday against 11-seed UCLA at the NRG Stadium, No. 2-seed Gonzaga took part in a shoot-around today and met with the media. Coach Mark Few, who did a handstand in the locker room after the Zags beat Iowa on Sunday, said the Bulldogs are excited.
HOUSTON – When the Gonzaga men tip off Friday evening in NRG Stadium against UCLA in the Sweet 16, professional jazz musician and Gonzaga senior Chris Lundeen will be blowing his horn like never before for the Bulldog Band. If the Zags advance to the Elite Eight, the band also gets to keep playing in their support.
SPOKANE, Wash. – It’s a little thing, but these little things add up. Every time Gonzaga’s Sweet 16-bound women’s basketball team checked out of a hotel this season, the players have collected all the complimentary toiletries – the shampoos, soaps, lotions and conditioners – and donated them to Catholic Charities Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash. – For Gonzaga’s Mark Few the 2015 NCAA Tournament is his sweet 16th as head coach of the 7th-ranked and No. 2-seeded Bulldogs. But he was on the bench as associate head coach on March 18, 1999, when mighty Casey tipped in the basket heard around the world to send GU into its only Elite Eight appearance in program history.
A number of former players have returned to or stayed in the Spokane area to establish careers, make their homes, and raise their families. In all, at least a dozen former Zag players are living and working here.
SEATTLE – No. 2 seed Gonzaga never trailed vs. No. 7 Iowa to beat the Hawkeyes 87-68 on Sunday at KeyArena and advance to the Zags sixth Sweet Sixteen in school history. The Bulldogs will take on No.11-seed UCLA on Friday, March 27 in Houston.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Eleven must be Gonzaga’s lucky number.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Gonzaga Coach Lisa Fortier said the No. 11-seed Zags’ game against Oregon State on Sunday will be just like any other game, except this is the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and it’s a home game for the No. 3-seed Beavers who feature one of the best defenses in the nation.
SEATTLE – As sunshine sparkled off the waters of the Puget Sound and the fish mongers hurled their fresh catches at the world-famous Pike Place Market on Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga basketball players Przemek Karnowski and Kyle Wiltjer and their Coach Mark Few met the media at the KeyArena. That’s where the No. 2 seed Zags will battle No. 7 seed Iowa in a third-round game that tips off at 4:10 p.m. Sunday. The winner advances to the Sweet 16.
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SEATTLE – Gonzaga University senior point guard Kevin Pangos has big plans for the future. For now, however, he is focused on helping the No. 2-seed Zags advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 by beating No. 7 seed Iowa in a third-round game that tips off at 4:10 p.m. Sunday at KeyArena.
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Brian Higginson, associate professor of human physiology at Gonzaga University, is conducting research to help save the lives of American military troops and law enforcement personnel.
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HOUSTON – Desean Garnett, an attorney and Gonzaga University undergraduate alumnus, is the first president of the burgeoning Houston Chapter of the Gonzaga Alumni Association. He sees plenty of growth ahead for this 10-member chapter launched only five months ago in the nation’s fourth most-populated city.
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Gonzaga senior Erin Pazaski’s life represents an ideal balance of the arts and sciences. This aspiring orthopedic surgeon studies biology and picks up her trumpet to root and toot the Zags to victory as part of the Bulldog Band.