Swartz: Zags Should Pretend To Be Cinderella AgainI can still feel the energy surge from the crowd at Seattle's Key Arena as Matt Santangelo found Richie Frahm for a 3 pointer, and Casey Calvary leaped up to block a shot. That was the Gonzaga University basketball team which cherished the under dog mentality and far exceeded expectations in the NCAA tournament
Wiltjer Has 21, No. 3 Gonzaga Beats Loyola Marymount 80-51
Second-Ranked Zags Could Be Better Than Squad That Reached No. 1These Bulldogs may not have athletic big men like Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris, but they are deeper, have more ways to score and have been through the grinder that comes with facing their opponents' best shot every night.
No. 2 Gonzaga Rallies Past Santa Clara 77-63Byron Wesley scored 17 points and keyed a crucial second-half run that helped No. 2 Gonzaga rally for its 16th straight win with a 77-63 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.
No. 8 Gonzaga Beats Texas Southern 94-54Kyle Wiltjer scored 21 points to help No. 8 Gonzaga rout Texas Southern 94-54 on Monday night.
Bell Leads Zags Over Smart, Cowboys, 85-77Kevin Pangos scored 26 points and Gary Bell Jr. added 17 for eighth-seeded Gonzaga, which beat Marcus Smart and the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-77 in the West region of the NCAA tournament on Friday.
Dower Propels Gonzaga To Another Conference WinThe Bulldogs took control of this one thanks to a first half in which the team shot 54.8 percent. That shooting performance resulted in a 45-31 halftime lead. The Zags cruised from there, the Lions never coming closer than within eight points.
Dower, Zags Defeat San FranciscoPrzemek Karnowski added 12 points and eight rebounds and Gary Bell Jr. finished with 13 points to aid the Zags' scoring. Gonzaga (20-3, 10-1) earned its sixth consecutive conference win since dropping its first WCC game since 2011 last month to Portland.
Dower's Game-Winner Lifts Zags Past Santa ClaraDower Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining and his team trailing by one point to ultimately send Gonzaga to its ninth conference win, a 56-54 victory over Santa Clara, Wednesday night.
No. 24 Gonzaga Handles Saint Mary'sThe No. 24-ranked Bulldogs were simply too much for the undersized and less athletic Saint Mary's squad. Gonzaga out-rebounded them 39-22 and held the Gaels to 31 percent shooting from the field to collect its third straight win.
No. 20 Zags Take Down West Virginia, 80-76Eron Harris, West Virginia's leading scorer, was limited to five of his 23 points in the second half and the Mountaineers couldn't hold on to a 10-point lead, falling to No. 20 Gonzaga 80-76 on Tuesday night.
No. 11 Gonzaga Rolls 113-81 Over Chaminade In MauiNo. 11 Gonzaga relieved the frustrations of its first loss with its highest scoring game of the year. Sam Dower Jr. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as the Bulldogs cruised to an easy 113-81 win over Division II Chaminade on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.