HOUSTON (AP) – Second-seeded Gonzaga fell to top-seeded Duke 66-52 in the South Regional Final on Sunday in NRG Stadium.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Cierra Burdick scored 22, including four late free throws for the winning points, as Tennessee beat Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime on Saturday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament.
HOUSTON – With 40 minutes and the No. 1 seed Duke Blue Devils standing in the way of their first trip to the Final Four, Gonzaga Coach Mark Few all five starters met the media today at the NRG Stadium following a closed practice. The No. 2 seed Zags (35-2) tipoff against Duke (32-4) at 4:05 p.m. (CDT)/ 2:05 (PDT) Sunday.
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.
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 No. 2-seed Gonzaga men tip off in the Elite Eight vs. No. 1 seed Duke on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. (CDT)/2:05 p.m. (PDT) in NRG Stadium, professional jazz musician and Gonzaga senior Chris Lundeen will be blowing his horn like never before for the Bulldog Band. If the Zags win and advance to the Final Four next week, the band also gets to keep playing in their support.
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. – 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.