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 17, 1991 |
The Loyola Marymount women's basketball team closed out its home schedule Saturday with a 66-59 loss to Gonzaga. The Lions, who beat Portland, 74-57, Friday, fell to 10-16 overall and 3-9 in West Coast Conference play. Gonzaga is 11-15 and 5-7. The Lions fell behind by as many as 13 points in the first half and trailed at halftime, 34-25. Gonzaga built the lead to 42-31 early in the second half, then withstood a Loyola rally that saw the Lions pull to within 61-57 in the final minute.
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.
December 10, 1999 |
Gonzaga comes to Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, or at least what's left of Gonzaga. The Bulldogs, suddenly an attraction after their improbable tournament run last season, don't have the luxury of being able to gear up for a game against No. 11 UCLA. Not after their week. They lost to No. 1 Cincinnati, 75-68, last Saturday at Cleveland. Then they lost to No. 19 Temple, 64-48, Wednesday in Chicago. And now they get to play another ranked team on the road, UCLA, which has had 10 days off to prepare.
March 6, 2001 |
Gonzaga, an integral part of March Madness the last two years, earned an NCAA berth by defeating Santa Clara, 80-77, for the West Coast Conference men's tournament championship Monday night at Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Bulldogs (24-6), who advanced to the round of eight in 1999 and to the round of 16 last year, became the first team to win three consecutive WCC tournament titles and avenged their only loss in 21 games, shooting 58.1%. Guard Dan Dickau, a transfer from Washington, scored 25.
March 6, 2006 |
Unfair advantage? Gonzaga needed every bit of it. San Diego took the No. 5-ranked Bulldogs to the wire and beyond on Gonzaga's home court before losing in overtime, 96-92, in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Sunday. "Every team in the WCC wants to beat us. It would be their dream goal, their life accomplishment," Gonzaga star Adam Morrison said.