March 15, 2012
East Regional No. 8 Kansas State (21-10) vs. No. 9 Southern Mississippi (25-8) at Pittsburgh, 9:30 a.m. PDT, truTV: Neither team offers a great offense, so expect a lot of defense and physical play. Both teams do a good job forcing turnovers. Expect Southern Mississippi to focus on slowing Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder. If he is stymied, the Golden Eagles' chances get better. No. 4 Wisconsin (24-9) vs. No. 13 Montana (25-6) at Albuquerque, 11 a.m., TNT: Montana has won 20 of its last 21 games, but the Grizzlies need to shoot well from the outside to advance against Wisconsin.
February 20, 2009 |
at Gonzaga 91, Loyola Marymount 54: Steven Gray scored a career-high 23 points and No. 17 Gonzaga won its ninth consecutive West Coast Conference regular season title. Josh Heytvelt added 18 points as Gonzaga, 20-5 overall and 11-0 in the West Coast Conference, won at least 20 games for a 12th consecutive season. Loyola Marymount (2-25, 1-10) came in as the worst shooting team in the nation at 34.8%, and made 31% against the nation's top team in field-goal defense (37.1%).
March 9, 2009 |
Austin Daye scored a career-high 28 points, Micah Downs made four three-point shots, and No. 14 Gonzaga rolled into another West Coast Conference tournament final, beating Santa Clara, 94-59, Sunday night. Downs scored 18 points for the top-seeded Zags (25-5), whose 17-1 run late in the first half opened a 22-point lead that took the suspense out of their win. Gonzaga led by 40 points late, still shooting three-pointers and throwing down alley-oop dunks well after the game was decided.
March 10, 2009 |
Josh Heytvelt scored 17 points, Micah Downs had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 12 Gonzaga qualified for the NCAA tournament with an 83-58 victory over St. Mary's and struggling star Patrick Mills on Monday night in the West Coast Conference final. Matt Bouldin scored 14 points for the relentless Bulldogs (26-5), who followed up their perfect regular-season conference slate with two easy wins in the tournament, giving them 19 victories in their last 20 games.
September 10, 1991 |
Craig Tefertiller, girls' volleyball coach at El Modena High, used his powers of persuasion when Marni Hichborn and Melizza Benitez tried out for his team three years ago. He convinced Hichborn and her parents that she should continue to play despite struggling with grades during her eighth-grade year. She improved her grades, and started as a freshman on the varsity. And he persuaded his assistant coaches not to cut Benitez, a newcomer to the sport, from the freshman-sophomore team.
October 5, 2000
Dustin Villepigue, a 6-foot-9 basketball player at Simi Valley High, has committed to Gonzaga. Villepigue averaged 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds as a junior. He chose Gonzaga over St. Louis, Princeton, UC Santa Barbara and Nebraska.
February 24, 1996
Jessica Waltz, a 5-foot-8 point guard at Estancia, has signed a letter of intent with Gonzaga, Eagle Coach Russ Davis said Friday. Waltz, a four-time All-Pacific Coast League pick, averaged 14.7 points and 7.8 assists this season. She finished fifth in Southern Section history in career assists with 688.
February 1, 1997 |
What a difference a week made for Pepperdine. To be exact, 31 points. The Waves, 5-14 overall and 3-4 in the West Coast Conference, looked nothing like the team that lost by 16 at Gonzaga last Saturday as they ended a three-game losing streak with an 80-65 WCC victory over Gonzaga (11-8, 4-3) before 1,619 at Firestone Fieldhouse. Pepperdine was led by Bryan Hill, who scored a career-best 27 points.
February 20, 2003 |
Freshman Eugene Jeter scored 18 points as Portland, which is in last place in the West Coast Conference, upset first-place Gonzaga, 72-68, Wednesday night. The Pilots, 10-15 overall and 3-9 in the WCC, had lost 14 consecutive games to Gonzaga since 1996. The Bulldogs (19-7, 10-2) had won 22 consecutive conference home games. Gonzaga sophomore Ronny Turiaf had career highs of 29 points and 14 rebounds.