Coach Kelly Graves, who has led Gonzaga women’s basketball to nine consecutive West Coast Conference Championships and six NCAA Tournament appearances in the past seven years, has found love to be a transformative strategy.
Sitting out a year in any sport is a challenge. Sitting out while your team reaches No. 1 in the country and earns its first top seed in the NCAA Tournament? Now that is difficult. The time to shine for Gonzaga has arrived for junior Gerard Coleman, a transfer from Providence.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University celebrated its 120th commencement exercises May 10-12. Following are briefs about the distinguished honorees, and some of the University’s outstanding graduates.
SALT LAKE CITY – Ninth-seed Wichita State stunned the No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs 76-70 on Saturday in the third-round of the NCAA Tournament at the EnergySolutions Arena, ending the Zags’ remarkable season of firsts. The Shockers (28-8) advance to the West Regional in Los Angeles to play the winner of Sunday’s Mississippi-La Salle game.
TRACKING THE ZAGS: This regular web series appears here as long as Gonzaga continues its season. By Grace Harrison (’13) Every spectator in the sold-out McCarthey Athletic Center this afternoon had his or her attention fixed on the court for every moment of the women’s NCAA tournament game where the Bulldogs took on the Iowa State Cyclones. The battle kept both teams within a few points of [...]
SALT LAKE CITY – No. 1-seed Gonzaga held a closed practice today at EnergySolutions Arena, site of their third-round NCAA Basketball Tournament battle at 6:40 p.m. (MDT) Saturday (on TBS) against No. 9-seed Wichita State. The nation’s No. 1-ranked Zags (32-2) beat Southern 64-58 Thursday. The Shockers (27-8) stunned No. 8-seed Pittsburgh 73-55 to advance in the West region.
SALT LAKE CITY – It must be March Madness since the breakfast buzz was all about basketball this morning at Ruth’s Diner, an iconic little eatery – and the second-oldest restaurant in Utah – located a few miles from town in historic Emigration Canyon. Fans from both Gonzaga, the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed in the West, and No. 9-seed Wichita State, the Zags’ opponent on Saturday, proudly sported their schools’ logos this morning and remained civil – apparently content to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and leave the shouting until Saturday.
After 32 games, months of practice, and winning the WCC tournament you’d think the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would have game preparation down to a fine art, and you’d be right. The Zag women have logged hundreds of practice hours and extensively studied the Iowa State Cyclones’ game films in preparation for their first game in the NCAA tournament, but it doesn’t stop there.
March Madness Video Files: Kelly Olynyk, Mike Hart on Zags’ Hard-Won Victory over Southern on Thursday
SALT LAKE CITY — The snow fell lightly here this morning as the top-ranked Gonzaga men’s basketball team prepares for a light practice this afternoon at the EnergySolutions Arena as the Zags circle the wagons for their third-round NCAA Tournament game at 6:40 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday (5:40 p.m. PDT) against the Shockers of Wichita State.
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.