February 12, 2006 |
He doesn't always play great defense. But then Adam Morrison blocked Chris Hernandez's driving layup. The thwack of Morrison's hand slapping Hernandez's looking-good gimme was the sound of a great player shouting "We win," with his play and not his mouth. Morrison, the Gonzaga junior who is battling with Duke guard J.J. Redick for national player of the year honors, scored 34 points (including nine of his team's last 10) and had six rebounds as No.
March 23, 2003 |
It was high drama at high altitude, a college game for the ages at a time when we needed the distraction. You can all exhale now. Arizona's 96-95, double-overtime, second-round West Regional victory over Gonzaga on Saturday, before a crowd of 14,627 that honored both teams with a standing ovation as they exited the Huntsman Center, left the players doubled over. Arizona forward Luke Walton literally collapsed underneath the basket at game's end.
March 18, 2013 |
It couldn't be better. That's how UCLA women's basketball Coach Cori Close described what happened Monday after the NCAA women's college basketball tournament draw was revealed. The Bruins (25-7) received a No. 3 seeding, which is the best they have ever received. They will play their first game, against 14th-seeded Stetson (24-8), and, if they win, their second game against either sixth-seeded Oklahoma or 11th-seeded Central Michigan, at what is a neutral site, in Columbus, Ohio.
March 4, 2006
Although Gonzaga's Adam Morrison and Duke's J.J. Redick are very fine basketball players, Diane Pucin's feeble efforts to make Morrison out as the better player is an insult to any knowledgeable sports fan. Duke plays the toughest schedule in college basketball, according to the RPI. Gonzaga is ranked ninth and it plays in a conference full of patsies. Until Morrison has to consistently play against top teams, like Redick, he is undeserving of any collegiate MVP awards. JACK ALLEN Pacific Palisades
March 3, 2001 |
All hail Gonzaga, undisputed king of the West Coast Conference. In Malibu, eyes roll. Conference awards were announced this week, apparently to the tune of "Who Let the Bulldogs Out?" Player of the year: Casey Calvary of Gonzaga. Coach of the Year: Mark Few of Gonzaga. Defensive Player of the Year: Mark Spinks of Gonzaga. Newcomer of the year: Blake Stepp of Gonzaga. If there was an award for locker room custodian of the year, the winner undoubtedly would be from Gonzaga.
September 19, 2013 |
The scholarship offers keep coming for 6-foot-11 junior Chance Comanche from Los Angeles View Park Prep. In the past two weeks, Louisville and Gonzaga have made offers, Coach Harold Jones said. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
March 26, 2013 |
Wichita State Coach Gregg Marshall can't wait to get the Shockers to Los Angeles for the West Regional at Staples Center. His ninth-seeded team meets No. 13 La Salle in Thursday night's battle of NCAA overlooked underdogs. Two wins in the West earns one team a trip to the Final Four. You might expect Marshall to be nervous staring into the bright lights of our city, but, truth be told, he's already been front-page news here. His face graced the cover of this Sports section March 16, 1999.
March 26, 2005
Mike Penner dismisses Gonzaga as an "overrated West Coast wannabe." Tell that to Washington, Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech, all of whom fell to the Zags this year. Contrary to Penner's view, Gonzaga does deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the hoop elite such as Wake Forest, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Kansas and Syracuse, all also absent from the round of 16. Pretty good company, huh, Mike? Larry Lasseter Brea OK, so it's game day, Thursday, hours before tipoff on KCBS, and it is the only major CBS affiliate that has not published on its website for its viewers what NCAA games it plans to show tonight.
January 27, 1985
Senior center David Cooke scored a game-high 29 points and had nine rebounds to lead St. Mary's to a 76-71 victory over Pepperdine in West Coast Athletic Confernce action Saturday night. The loss snapped Pepperdine's eight-game winning streak and dropped the Waves to 14-7 overall and into a first-place tie with Gonzaga in the WCAC at 3-1. St. Mary's improved to 10-8 overall.