Olynyk Scores 21, Pangos and Bell Make Key Shots to Lift Zags to 64-58 Win over Southern in NCAA Tourney
SALT LAKE CITY – Junior forward Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and sophomore guards Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell drained some clutch second-half shots to lift No. 1-ranked Gonzaga University to a 64-58 win over scrappy Southern University on Thursday in a second-round game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs (32-2), top seed in the West Region, take on No. 9 seed Wichita State on Saturday at 6:40 p.m. (MDT; 5:40 p.m. PDT). The Shockers (27-8) beat No. 8 seed Pittsburgh 73-55 in Thursday’s first game at the EnergySolutions Arena.
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View a slideshow of the Gonzaga men’s semifinal victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night.
View the slideshow from the first day of the West Coast Conference Tournament titled, Zags March into Vegas.
LAS VEGAS — No. 1 seeded Gonzaga University women’s basketball team earned a 62-43 victory over No. 4 seed BYU in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference Championship Saturday afternoon at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The Bulldogs will now play in their seventh-straight championship game, against either No. 2 seed University of San Diego or No. 3 seed Saint Mary’s College, Monday at 1 p.m.
Before John Stockton or his son David Stockton, there was Houston John Stockton. The grandfather of Gonzaga University and NBA basketball star John Stockton, and great-grandfather of current Gonzaga basketball player David Stockton (John’s son), Houston played football for Gonzaga during the sport’s “Golden Age.” As a triple-threat halfback, Stockton was proficient in running, passing, and punting. His defensive skills as a linebacker were as distinct as his offensive prowess. Houston was the father of Jack Stockton, a founder of Jack and Dan’s tavern near Gonzaga’s campus.
Gonzaga’s Study Abroad Program in Turkey Extends University’s Mission, Expands Students’ Human Family
It’s summer on the Gonzaga University campus and I have a meeting with Dan Garrity, assistant professor of broadcast studies. The sun beams down on campus, rendered ghost-town-like this time of the year except for the many camps for young cheerleaders and athletes. As I wind toward the Broadcast and Journalism Center, students are gone, continuing their education with summer internships, exploring mountains and rivers, spending time at home or expanding their human family and global engagement through Gonzaga’s many summer study abroad programs. Cue Professor Garrity.
In recognition of Gonzaga’s quasquicentennial celebration (125th anniversary), which was launched at this year’s commencement ceremonies May 12-13, @Gonzaga continues its monthly series counting back to its founding year, 1887. This series began in September 2010 when we looked back six years to the 2004-05 academic year. Each subsequent monthly story looked back another six years. In this issue, we travel back in time to view highlights of and around the 1896-97 academic year.
The sun was out and romance was in the air at Gonzaga University on Friday, April 27. That’s when junior Jake Kelly dropped to one knee to propose to Ashley, his girlfriend of seven years, also a junior. Ashley said “yes!” Slideshow by Rajah Bose.
Nearly three months ago, I found myself walking among mountains of incredible height and through villages unknown to tourists in the mythical region of India where the Himalaya Mountains shoot out of the earth to peaks so spectacular they leave you breathless.
PITTSBURGH – Gonzaga University’s Bulldogs held a light practice and fielded media questions today on the eve of their second-round NCAA Basketball Tournament battle vs. University of West Virginia that tips off at 4:20 p.m. Pacific Time (7:20 p.m. EDT) Thursday in the CONSOL Energy Center.