10:09 AM EDT, Tue August 04, 2015
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Pangos Preparing to Take Next Step in Basketball Career

Pangos Preparing to Take Next Step in Basketball Career

In less than a month, Kevin Pangos will start a new chapter of his basketball career. The point guard recently signed a contract with Herbalife CB Gran Canaria and will play in the Liga ACB, the top league in Spain. Before he heads overseas, SWX caught up with the former Zag to talk about making the big move, learning a new language, and keeping his NBA dreams alive.
Spokesman-Review Aug 1, 2015

Bell to play in Poland - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 PST

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell Jr. has signed a contract with Stabill Jezioro, a professional team in Tarnobrzeg, Poland, according to Eurobasket.com. Bell averaged 8.2 points as a senior and 9.6 points over his four-year career. He was named the West Coast Conference’s defensive player of the year and helped Gonzaga reach the Elite Eight last season.
Spokesman-Review Jul 31, 2015

Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s basketball releases nonconference schedule - Fri, 31 Jul 2015 PST

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team on Thursday released its nonconference schedule, which includes hosting Stanford on Nov. 15. The Zags (28-6) reached the Sweet 16 last year and finished with a No. 19 ranking in the final USA Today/Coaches poll. They will host nine of their 13 nonconference games at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Spokesman-Review Jul 26, 2015

Ex-Bulldog Albanez joins U.S. women’s basketball all-star team in China - Sun, 26 Jul 2015 PST

Recently graduated Gonzaga player Keani Albanez has joined the NetScouts USA Women’s All-Star team in China for the Four Nations international basketball tournament. Albanez, who scored 1,038 points in her career for 20th place all-time, is the second Zag to participate. Another former Zag, Haiden Palmer, scored 89 points for USA, which went 4-2 in the first leg of competition. Albanez joins the team for the second leg.
Spokesman-Review Jul 25, 2015

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, U.S. defeated by Canada in Pan Am semifinals - Sat, 25 Jul 2015 PST

TORONTO – Andrew Nicholson scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds, former No.  1 NBA Draft pick Anthony Bennett added 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and host Canada powered past the United States and head coach Mark Few 111-108 in overtime on Friday for a spot in the Pan American Games gold medal game. Nicholson, a 6-foot-9 forward who plays with the Orlando Magic, and Bennett, 6-8 and the top pick in the 2013 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, helped Canada dominate the paint to the tune of a 50-29 rebounding edge over the U.S.
SWX Jul 24, 2015
Pangos Signs With Spanish Team Gran Canaria

Pangos Signs With Spanish Team Gran Canaria

Former Gonzaga star Kevin Pangos signed his firs professional contract with Herbalife Gran Canaria of Las Palmas, Spain in the Liga ACB, the top league in Spain.
SWX Jul 24, 2015
Pangos Signs Professional Contract with Spanish Team

Pangos Signs Professional Contract with Spanish Team

Former Gonzaga basketball star Kevin Pangos has signed his first professional contract with CB Gran Canaria of the Spanish ACB League. Pangos tweeted on Friday, “Better brush up on my Spanish... Excited to announce Ill be playing for Gran Canaria next season!”
Spokesman-Review Jul 24, 2015

Gonzaga’s Mark Few suffers first defeat as U.S. head coach - Fri, 24 Jul 2015 PST

TORONTO – Mark Few suffered his first defeat as head coach of the United States men’s basketball team as his rag-tag group of professionals and amateurs fell to Brazil 93-83 on Thursday. Vitor Benite lead the Brazilians with 34 points, shooting 8 for 11 from 3-point range. Brazil shot 58-percent (15-26) form beyond the arc, compared to 35-percent (6-17) by the Americans.
SWX Jul 23, 2015
Former Brewster Star Smith Transfers To Gonzaga

Former Brewster Star Smith Transfers To Gonzaga

Gonzaga women’s basketball welcomes Chandler Smith to their 2015-16 roster. Smith transfers after her freshman season from the Nebraska University.
Spokesman-Review Jul 23, 2015

GU women land Nebraska transfer Chandler Smith - Thu, 23 Jul 2015 PST

Highly-recruited womens basketball player Chandler Smith will transfer to Gonzaga after playing one season with Nebraska, the school announced on Thursday.
Spokesman-Review Jul 23, 2015

U.S. routs Puerto Rico at Pan Ams - Thu, 23 Jul 2015 PST

TORONTO – After a resounding victory over Venezuela in their Pan Am Games opener, the United States men looked even more impressive in romping to a 102-70 victory over defending champion Puerto Rico. The team, coached by Gonzaga University men’s coach Mark Few, has won its first two games by a total of 55 points. The U.S. is looking for its first gold medal at the Pan American Games since 1983.
SWX Jul 14, 2015
Pangos Managing Mavs In Summer League

Pangos Managing Mavs In Summer League

When former Gonzaga star and one of the best point guards in West Coast Conference history Kevin Pangos went undrafted, most werent too shocked. Pangos is a little undersized for the Association, standing at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds.
SWX Jul 8, 2015
Dialed In: Former Zag Kevin Pangos On NBA Summer League

Dialed In: Former Zag Kevin Pangos On NBA Summer League

Former Gonzaga star Kevin Pangos joined SWXs John Collett over the phone to talk about the his role with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League and more.
SWX Jul 8, 2015
Gonzaga Men's Basketball Visits Camp Good Times

Gonzaga Men's Basketball Visits Camp Good Times

Its the 100 year anniversary of Camp Reed, which hosts a week long camp called Camp Good Times. Camp Good Times is a special place for kids who have been affected by cancer, and on Tuesday they got some very special guests. The Gonzaga Mens Basketball Team made their annual journey to the camp, like theyve been doing since the late 1980s. 

WSU basketball will stay close to home early on

Washington State will begin its 2015-16 nonconference schedule with eight home games, sandwiched around a trip eight miles east to Idaho. Thats welcome news for coach Ernie Kent, who felt his team suffered in his first season last year from beginning the season with two road games and only having five total nonconference home games.  After that jaunt across the border the Cougars will host Texas-El Paso and Texas State before heading to Honolulu, Hawaii for the Diamond Head Classic from Dec. 22-25. Also of note: On Dec. 2 the Cougars will host Gonzaga for the first time since the...