Washington State Athletics and Communications WSU’s seventh straight trip to the NCAA Tournament ended with a second round defeat at the hands of the San Diego Toreros Friday night in San Diego. The Toreros took the first two sets and WSU stayed alive with a set three victory. But San Diego dominated the third set, 25-15 to advance to the Sweet 16. San Diego finished … [Read more...] about Cougs bow out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
Jack Ellis/CougCenter It was all Cougs in the final twenty minutes. The Washington State Cougars survived a hot shooting night early on from the Montana Grizzlies and accelerated in the second half for a 77-57 victory. WSU (6-1) led by just three at the half, thanks in part to Montana (2-5) shooting six of seven from beyond the arc in the first twenty minutes. The … [Read more...] about WSU uses second half to escape Montana 77-57
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Sometimes it’s the obvious stuff that gets you. Football is often thought of as this complex orchestra of weird jargon, dancing bears, and Tchaikovsky. But honestly, it can be simplfied as effectivly as it can be made complex. It’s the obvious things that cost us an Apple Cup. Blocking, tackling, pass rush, coverage.* *Could … [Read more...] about Spoiled Apples, a week after the fact
Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports 5-3 Gonzaga had some good memories in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where they crushed a Luka Garza-led Iowa Hawkeyes at the Pentagon two years ago during the COVID season. This game was not like that one: For the second game in a row Drew Timme got off to a rough start. Timme was held to two points in the first half (on free throws), and … [Read more...] about 10 Observations from Gonzaga’s loss to Baylor
Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Nothing about this game was aesthetically pleasing, but the Zags showed their character in a grinder. You probably wanted to scream about 500 different times during this game. Let it out, go on, it might make you feel better. There’s no sugarcoating it. That was a tough game to lose. Gonzaga’s effort and grit should’ve earned the … [Read more...] about Gonzaga drops a hard fought battle to Baylor
Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA TODAY NETWORK The wheels just whipped right off down the stretch. The Oregon Ducks capitalized on some late Washington State Cougars mistakes to win the conference opener, 74-60. WSU (3-3. 0-1 in Pac-12) went to toe-to-toe with Oregon (4-4, 1-0) for a majority of the game as neither team could seize firm control. Things began to … [Read more...] about WSU opens Pac-12 play with loss at Oregon, 74-60.
Hello, it’s me. Your new Managing Editor! I can’t believe it either. Good morning, Coug fans! I’ve been greeting you that way for some time now, because I believe it’s a lovely way to start, or I guess continue one’s day, seeing as it’s well into the morning by the time this is reaching you. There’s been some updates to our little community over the past day or two, and I … [Read more...] about Nice to re-meet you!
Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Back to the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota The Gonzaga Bulldogs return to the Sanford Pentagon, in South Dakota, to face off against the No. 6 Baylor Bears. The Zags are coming off a few days of no basketball after having played three games in four days somewhat-successfully during the PK 85. Gonzaga went 2-1 during the tournament, but … [Read more...] about How to watch Gonzaga vs. Baylor
Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Tip-off is at 5:00 pm PT. Time to talk some Zags. … [Read more...] about Gonzaga vs. Baylor: Open game thread