February 19, 2010
Ashley Hamilton scored 17 points and Drew Viney had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead Loyola Marymount to a 74-66 upset of No. 13 Gonzaga on Thursday. The victory was the first for the Lions (14-13, 5-6 West Coast Conference) over a ranked team since the 1990 NCAA tournament, when they defeated Alabama in the West Regional semifinals. Gonzaga (21-5, 9-2) had won 13 of 14. Portland 83, at Pepperdine 62: Jared Stohl and T.J. Campbell each scored 18 points for the Pilots (17-8, 8-3 WCC)
March 9, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Back in the day, when Gonzaga was the epitome of the cuddly underdog, it could show up in a gym and count on unconditional love from everybody in the house and anybody holding a TV remote. Saturday night in the West Coast Conference semifinals, the Bulldogs became part of the Vegas glitterati, sporting their freshly conferred No. 1 ranking in the polls. Tough business, then, trying to cop an underdog role. And for half the night, the Bulldogs played like they were better the old way, with Gonzaga trailing by one point at the half.
February 14, 1987
Pepperdine, which defeated Portland, 81-66, Thursday night for its first road win of the season, meets Gonzaga tonight in a West Coast Athletic Conference game at Spokane, Wash. The Waves, 9-14 overall and 4-6 in conference play, are tied for fifth place with Santa Clara and the University of San Francisco. Teams that finish in the top four in the conference will play at home in the first round of the WCAC tournament on Feb. 28.
February 15, 1987 |
Sophomore forward Jim McPhee scored 27 points to lead Gonzaga to an 84-70 victory over Pepperdine in a West Coast Athletic Conference game Saturday night. The victory ensured Gonzaga, 17-7 overall and 8-3 in the WCAC, of a home berth in the first round of the conference tournament. Pepperdine fell to 9-15 and 4-7. Sophomore guard Doug Spradley was 3 of 3 from three-point range in scoring 21 points for Gonzaga. Eric White and Ed Allen each scored 21 for Pepperdine.
March 23, 2013 |
Scratch No. 1 Gonzaga out of your bracket and replace it with the Shockers. It was a real shocker, all right. Ninth-seeded Wichita State hit the bull's eye when it came to knocking out the top-seeded Bulldogs, scoring a thrilling 76-70 victory in front of a crowd of 16,060 at EnergySolutions Arena. The win sends Wichita State to next week's West Regional semifinals at Staples Center. The Shockers will face the winner of Sunday's game between Mississippi and La Salle. “This feeling is unimaginable,” said freshman guard Ron Baker, one of Wichita State's heroes.
March 19, 2011 |
Gonzaga, seeded 11th, took advantage of playing on its home court with a 92-86 upset of No. 6 Iowa on Saturday at Spokane, Wash., on the first day of the NCAA women's tournament. Led by Courtney Vandersloot's 34 points, the Bulldogs (29-4) shot 57% in the second half to beat the Hawkeyes (22-9) in the Spokane Regional. No. 1 Stanford 86, No. 16 UC Davis 59: The Cardinal (30-2) beat the pesky Aggies (24-9) and ran their school-record winning streak at home to 62 games. No. 4 Kentucky 66, No. 13 Hampton 62 (OT)