Today’s links are unashamedly Gonzaga-heavy.
By now you’ve likely heard - and hopefully watched - the No. 11 Zags knock off No. 21 Iowa State in a game that felt like it was being played near St. Patrick’s day. Throughout the Advocare Invitational, Josh Perkins, Jonathan Williams, Nigel Williams-Goss and Przemek Karnowski all played starring roles.
Mark Few takes his deep, talented and (now) battle-tested team to the Staples Center to play Arizona next Saturday.
Here’s more on the Zags and others:
It’s not often a basketball team can win against a high-level opponent by making just seven field goals in the second half.
A lot was on display to the national audience in these games, but few things consistently stood out more than the nonchalant highlight reel passes of Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski.
The Bulldogs have started 6-0 three previous times under Mark Few, each time leading to huge year.
Toledo ran into a UNC Wilmington team that will likely deal out its fair share of blowouts this season.
Dave Wojcik didn’t inherit an easy job, and 74 losses in three years speaks more to that than his ability to run a program. Picking up a Pac-12 win (yes, Washington State does count!) was big.
The South Dakota State men are off to an alarmingly slow start this year, but for one day at least, it all came together and they looked like a competent and confident Division I basketball team.
Both the Rams and Crusaders have thus far lived up to preseason expectations, and play a highly-compelling, mid-major-only game tomorrow night.