HOUSTON (AP) – Second-seeded Gonzaga fell to top-seeded Duke 66-52 in the South Regional Final on Sunday in NRG Stadium.
HOUSTON – Stephen Gentry, a member of the Gonzaga team that lost to UCLA in the 2006 Sweet 16, dropped into town Friday to watch the Zags defeat the Bruins in the regional semifinal and advance to play No. 1 seed Duke on Sunday.
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.
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.
LAS VEGAS – Ed Gibbs (’01) transitioned from pushing heavy-duty trucks last week to extreme basketball viewing this week at the West Coast Conference Basketball Championships that culminate in tonight’s (Tuesday) men’s championship game at the Orleans Arena.
With Zags like Neal Clark involved, it’s no wonder Gonzaga’s alumni network was highlighted on NBC’s “TODAY” show recently when the Princeton Review named Gonzaga one of the nation’s best-value “Colleges That Pay You Back.”
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University mourns the passing March 3 of Colleen Burns Magnuson, age 85. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and philanthropist, she was part of a very special relationship that has guided and shaped Gonzaga for nearly 50 years.
LAS VEGAS – Ron (’62) and Kathie (’61) Riel are loyal Zags to the core – dedicated Gonzaga alumni who have supported the University for more than 50 years. Season ticket-holders for both men’s and women’s basketball, the Riels traveled here with several other couples from their Spokane Valley Kiwanis group to support the Zags in the West Coast Conference Basketball Championships.
LAS VEGAS — Former Gonzaga outfielder Jason Bay was inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor this morning during the WCC Induction Brunch at the Orleans Hotel.