View Full Version : Gonzaga vs Santa Clara postgame talk / media

01-10-2015, 08:20 PM
Gonzaga holds court at home. Just too big for the Broncos.
Sabonis is getting his game back. Good to see. But these games are much easier.

I'm enjoying watching Silas play. He got 19 minutes today.
That Hubbard freshmen kid from Colville was lighting up K2 from behind the arc. Nice to see, and his parents were there.

The game reminded me so much of Thursday's game. Wore 'em down in the second half and put em away. Shot 53% again as a team, only 7 turnovers. Shot well from behind the arc but didn't take many shots. 2nd game in a row that we held a team to just 57 points.

Go Zags!!!
Once game at a time!

01-11-2015, 04:38 AM
Very impressed with the patience, passing, and footwork of Karnowski in this game:

Early possession, drawing in the defense

Right after this, he turns to Bell who hits a 3

Next time down, defense can't come in as much, he gets an easy layup (though I think he ended up missing this one)

01-11-2015, 05:43 AM
It's great to see Melson becoming more and more comfortable on the floor. Go Zags!

01-11-2015, 07:56 AM
Associated Press Wire Story (http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400587301)

Coach Mark Few agreed that the more deliberate play of the 7-foot-1 Karnowski has led to a great run in recent games.

"It's good to see him slowing down," Few said. "He's a smart kid and a good player. He's a force."

Karnowski dominated the inside against the smaller Broncos, who had no answer on his moves to the basket.

Five Gonzaga players scored in double figures: Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points, Kevin Pangos 13, and Domantas Sabonis and Byron Wesley had 11 each for Gonzaga (16-1, 5-0 West Coast), which has won nine straight.

"We were crazy efficient on offense," Few said of the Zags, who shot 65 percent in the first half and 53 percent for the game. They scored 44 points in the paint.

Jim Meehan's S-R Game Story (http://www.spokesman.com/zags/stories/2015/jan/11/post-it-another-victory-for-zags/)

“They’re going to have a size advantage over the whole country,” Broncos coach Kerry Keating said. “You have to pick your poison with those guys.”

Santa Clara (7-10, 2-4) didn’t help, bluff or double down on GU’s bigs. Post feeds were available throughout for Gonzaga.

“I was kind of surprised because that’s what we expected before the game,” said Karnowski, averaging 18.3 points in the last three games. “From my side, I was happy they didn’t. But if they did, and I think they tried one or two actions, Gary (Bell Jr.) got an open shot and we got another look down low.

“Honestly, it’s kind of hard to stop us.”

01-11-2015, 12:19 PM
Meehan's S-R Day After Story (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2015/jan/11/day-after-santa-clara/)