3:30 AM EST, Fri November 28, 2014
Spokesman-Review 30 mins ago

Zags ready for athletic, undefeated St. John’s - Fri, 28 Nov 2014 PST

NEW YORK – Gonzaga and St. John’s were all over the highlights on sports shows Wednesday night for entirely different reasons. Georgia guard Kenny Gaines’ kick to the jaw of Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins was aired repeatedly during the recap of the Zags’ 88-76 victory in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals. Perkins suffered a broken jaw, which was wired shut in the early morning hours.

Zags face Red Storm for NIT championship

Good evening from NYC. Gonzaga planned a visit to Ground Zero today before gathering for a team meal. Josh Perkins, who suffered a broken jaw in Wednesdays win over Georgia, tweeted a picture of his dinner: a nutritional shake. The Zags move on with Perkins on the sidelines and possibly Silas Melson on the court. Melson was scheduled to redshirt, but those plans could change, depending on the length of Perkins recovery. More on Perkins and the GU-St. Johns matchup here.
Spokesman-Review 7 hours ago

Zags enter NIT final vs. athletic, undefeated St. John’s shorthanded - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 PST

Gonzaga and St. John’s were all over the highlights on sports shows Wednesday night for entirely different reasons.

Day after Georgia

We’ll get to basketball, but first of all Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Gonzaga is usually in a holiday tournament so I’ve had spent past Thanksgivings in Anchorage, Orlando, Maui, etc. Our family gets together before or after I travel, so we gathered last Sunday. Thinking about them this morning. Meanwhile, Gonzaga has information to gather and decisions to make after learning that freshman guard Josh Perkins suffered a broken jaw in last night’s 88-76 win over Georgia. I’ve seen the replay numerous times and it was high-kicking, the equivalent high-sticking in hockey. Hard to...
Spokesman-Review Nov 27, 2014

Area high school girls basketball preview - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 PST

Greater Spokane League Gonzaga Prep is given the nod to defend its league championship. The Bullpups return four starters: Otiona Gildon (senior, post), Laura Stockton (sr., guard), Oona Harrington (sr., wing) and Lauren Weir (sr., wing). “We all go in with high hopes, but we have to get to that point in February where we’re playing our best basketball,” G-Prep coach Mike Arte said. … Central Valley is considered the team with the best chance to challenge G-Prep. The Bears bring back three starters – Madison Hovren (sr., p), Megan Dimmler (sr., g) and Courtney Carolan (sophomore,...
SWX Nov 27, 2014
No. 10 Gonzaga Beats Georgia In Preseason NIT Semifinal

No. 10 Gonzaga Beats Georgia In Preseason NIT Semifinal

Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 32 points and No. 10 Gonzaga beat Georgia 88-76 on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals.Kevin Pangos added 22 points, six assists and three steals for Gonzaga (5-0).

Zags hold off Georgia, 88-76

Gonzaga encountered its first real dose of adversity this season -- in the form a spirited Georgia comeback, three key Zags fouling out and Josh Perkins exit after taking a knee to his face -- and found a way to win. Kyle Wiltjer poured in 32 points and Kevin Pangos added 22 to lead GU to an 88-76 victory. My unedited game story is below. Ill have a day-after post in the morning.
Spokesman-Review Nov 26, 2014

Garden party - Wed, 26 Nov 2014 PST

NEW YORK – Angel Nunez is coming home, or close enough that he’s being swamped with ticket requests. “I’ve got to get 16 for sure; we only get four,” the Gonzaga forward said. “My mom, sister, brother and uncle for sure. If I really got one for everyone in my family, it’d be 45 tickets.”

Gonzaga, Georgia meet at MSG

Gonzaga is back at Madison Square Garden for the sixth time. Four of the previous five GU games in New York City resulted in losses, one a humbling setback administered by Duke in 2009. Gonzagas lone victory in that stretch was memorable, an 82-74 victory over No. 2 North Carolina. GU faces Georgia (3-1) tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Heres a link to my preview. Below, youll find a recap of GUs five previous games at MSG.
Spokesman-Review Nov 25, 2014

Gonzaga ready for another Garden Party - Tue, 25 Nov 2014 PST

NEW YORK – Angel Nunez is coming home, or close enough that he’s being swamped with ticket requests. “I’ve got to get 16 for sure; we only get four,” the Gonzaga forward said. “My mom, sister, brother and uncle for sure. If I really got one for everyone in my family, it’d be 45 tickets.”
Spokesman-Review Nov 25, 2014

Connor Holliday leaves a remarkable example, high marks for future WSU quarterbacks to pursue - Tue, 25 Nov 2014 PST

PULLMAN – There was an extra coach on the sideline during Ferris’ football game against Gonzaga Prep on Oct. 31. Saxons alum Connor Halliday made the 80-mile drive from Martin Stadium to Joe Albi after Washington State’s Thursday practice. “He was awesome on our sideline,” Saxons coach Jim Sharkey said. “He actually helped me out quite a bit when we were talking routes and doing some different things. He got involved in the game so that was cool to see.”
Spokesman-Review Nov 24, 2014

Halliday sets high marks for future QBs - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 PST

There was an extra coach on the sideline during Ferris’ football game against Gonzaga Prep on Oct. 31. Saxons alum Connor Halliday made the 80-mile drive from Martin Stadium to Joe Albi after Washington State’s Thursday practice.
Spokesman-Review Nov 24, 2014

Gonzaga moves into the Top 10 in AP poll - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 PST

Gonzaga mens basketball climbed to No. 10 in the Associated Press poll this week after dismantling SMU and St. Joseph to secure a 4-0 start.

Day after St. Thomas Aquinas

No. 13 Gonzaga faced winless Division-II St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) on Saturday and the result was predictable: GU 109, STAC 55. The margin of victory eclipsed GU’s 52-point win over Saint Joseph’s earlier in the week for most lopsided win in the McCarthey Athletic Center. My game story here, Colin Mulvany’s photos here. More below in the day-after post.
Spokesman-Review Nov 23, 2014

Give and Take: Tweets of the week - Sun, 23 Nov 2014 PST

@SRJimm Its 60-11. Dont recall ever seeing that on the scoreboard at the McCarthey Athletic Center. @JPBlanchette Gary Bell back in the lineup for Gonzaga. Much needed, as Hawks have cut #Zags lead to 46.